Episode 3

Tim Dillinger and Ray Curenton | Nashville-based singer-songwriters on growing up gay in deeply religious families, building unique identities, and creating inclusive music.

Tim Dillinger is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer, poet, speaker, and historian whose career spans more than 20 years. His work has been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, and ColorLines magazine. He has released five albums.

Ray Curenton grew up in a singing family and has recorded two independent albums, dedicated to love in all its forms.

Both men grew up gay in families where religion was a central focus. They co-own the publishing imprint, Imagination Fury Arts.

Check out Tim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/timdillinger?lang=en

Check out Ray on Twitter: https://twitter.com/raycurenton

About the Podcast

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What's Art Got to Do With It?
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About your hosts

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Lauren Kleciak

Lauren Kleciak is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, with much of her formative years spent in Western Massachusetts. She has spent over 30 years in broadcast news, winning numerous awards for editing, including three Emmy Awards. Lauren enjoys a variety of hobbies, including photography, drawing, woodworking, and, most especially, being in nature.

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Deb Ondo

Deb Ondo is a contemporary oil painter living in Massachusetts. Her work explores the sacred alchemy between human beings and the natural world. Deb exhibited her paintings through Emerge Gallery in New York, and is an exhibitor at the Paradise City Arts Festival. Visit debondowildart.com.

Deb also manages marketing and communications for a regional nonprofit. During her twenty years in local television, Deb received five broadcast Emmy Awards and a Pat Weaver Broadcast Journalism Award. Deb co-produced the documentary film, ArtSpirit, with Lauren Kleciak and their friend, Shirl Roccapriore.