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Julia Douglass is a musician and cook. She’s a  singer songwriter and storyteller (“Smart Songs” The New York Daily News), whose work has appeared on NPR, WFUV-FM, WBAI, WFMU-FM and countless independent and college radio stations around the country. Known for her lyrics and catchy melodies, Douglass holds music degrees from the Yale School of Music, and the University of Minnesota and has performed regularly as a solo artist in NYC for twenty years. She is also a culinary school graduate from the Institute of Culinary Education where she also worked as a chef assistant, and has externed at some of the top restaurants in New York including Annisa under chef owner Anita Lo (Best New Chef in America, Food and Wine Magazine).  Ms. Douglass worked as a cook at Whole Foods, specializing in roast beef and now lives in the New York area.

Al Houghton has been writing, performing, and producing music for thirty years. He founded Dubway Studios as a modest underground recording facility in the mid-1980s. Since then he has recorded hundreds of artists in a vast array of styles & contexts (including They Might Be Giants, Alicia Keys, Dr. John, David Byrne, Angelo Badalamenti, Jules Shear, and Suzanne Vega.) An active guitarist in NYC's music scene, he has composed & produced music for many live performing acts and record releases. As the studio expanded into a full service audio post and audio production facility, Houghton has found creative opportunities in film and television as well, working with Nick, Jr., MTV and VH1. His responsibilities as owner of Dubway Studios aside, Houghton currently performs with Fang recording artists and NYC denizens, Life In A Blender.

Illustrator/animator Mark Marek, www.markmarek.org, is the Director of Animation at Warner Bros for the "Mad" cartoon show airing on the Cartoon Network. He has also worked as Director of Animation for the MTV series "DJ and the FRO". His animation work has been seen on Adult Swim, Warner Bros, FX Channel, and Disney networks. He lives in Los Angeles.