Neighbors:  two short pieces

All Grown Up Blues

Featuring Astri Kingstone and Maya Kingstone-Frei
Recorded::  March 2012, Brooklyn, NY
Original Music: Jay Kustka

Broadcast on American Public Media's The Story on Dec. 19, 2012.

A portrait of a mother and daughter born forty years apart. Astri Kingstone and Maya Kingstone-Frei live two floors below me in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, NY. 

Loving Charcoal

Featuring "Julie"
Recorded:  March 2012, Brooklyn, NY
Original Music:  Jay Kustka

A portrait of a woman and her hamster who, at the time we recorded this, lived one floor below me. Unnamed at the time, the hamster has since become known as "Lily."

Featured as a "recommended 2012 ShortDoc" by the Third Coast Audio Festival. 

Produced for the 2012 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge.

Jay Kustka
 is a Boston guitarist and singer/songwriter with 30+ years experience. A recent semi-finalist of Lee Ritenour’s Six-String Theory contest, his playing styles range from roots rock/blues to funk, reggae and beyond.  Check out his music at the links below: