Bassist and composer Nick Panoutsos’ (who was a Content intern before he went off to NYC in 2016) released his first solo album Monos. The Greek word for “alone” (μÏŒνος), the album is a meditation on the isolation of 2020’s pandemic lockdown. The album reflects on Nick’s Greek heritage and fond memories of growing up in San Jose, CA, and the nearby Santa Cruz mountains.

In our conversation, we talk about his journey as a musician from moving from San Jose to New York and the inspiration behind the compassion on his album.

Find out more about Nick and his album on his website ( 

And his Instagram @vegbass (

Listen and purchase the CD of  μÏŒνος on his Bandcamp page, (


Photography by Ygor Lobo ygornyc (

Album artwork and design by Ash Suh (

Released on Slow and Steady Records ( IG: slowandsteadyrecords (


This episode’s music is “408” by Jack Pavlina. Read more about Jack in Issue 14.1 Winter 2022 — release date: Dec. 9, 2021:

Follow Jack at @jackpavlinamusic