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Josh Misko and Danny Byrne, the acoustic guitar and ukelele driven duo Everett Coast, chat with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about recording and releasing their new 5-track EP 'Lift Off', along with their musical career, instruments, and upcoming performances and new singles.
Everett Coast writes and produces all their own original material as well as co-writes a wide variety of music genres from pop and hip-hop to folk and country. Influenced by such artists as John Mayer, Jason Mraz, The Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons, Everett Coast creates with the intention to not only stay current in today’s music industry, but to also keep the influence of the greats, such as America, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Everly Brothers, and of course, Simon and Garfunkel.
This interview originally aired on April 26, 2015, on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays variety show, whcih streamed live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.
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Tonight, Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes March To May’s Darren Guyaz & Beth Wesche to the Show.
March To May’s Darren Guyaz (guitar, vocals, keyboard) and Beth Wesche (Celtic harp, vocals) first met in December 2012. By March 2013, the folk/indie/Americana duo had co-written their first two songs, by April they had a paid gig under their belts, and by May they had a name and shows booked out into the months ahead. Before settling in Seattle, Washington, where the act is now based, both Darren and Beth had traversed the Western Hemisphere separately. Darren migrated from the northern Appalachians to his birth-state of Montana, before heading on a South American adventure across the Andes mountain range, eventually falling in love with Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The daughter of a US Foreign Service Officer, Beth also spent time in the Andes, as well as a host of US states on both coasts, before moving to Seattle, just blocks from where her beloved Celtic harp had been created, years before. The duo has drawn comparisons to acts like The Civil Wars, Damien Rice, the Swell Season, The Banner Days, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
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Tonight Pop Art Painter, Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes Everett Coast (Pop /Folk) out of Southern CA
Everett Coast, the acoustic guitar driven duo of woven voices and fused songwriting, was founded in early 2011 by singer-songwriters, Danny Byrne and Josh Misko. Everett Coast writes and produces all their own original material as well as co-writes across a wide variety of music genres from pop and hip-hop to folk and country. Influenced by such artists as John Mayer, Jason Mraz, The Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons, Everett Coast creates with the intention to not only stay current in today’s music industry but to also keep the influence of the greats, such as America, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Everly Brothers, and of course, Simon and Garfunkel.
Profusely talented and highly gifted.Born and raised in Rochester, NY, John was surrounded by music that helped shape his particular style of playing. John credits his early influences to his father. John’s musical journey started when he was eight years old. John gives credit to other heavy influences aside from family members such as Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Dave Holland, Ron Carter, John Patitucci, Nathan East, Fred Hammond, and Joel Smith. They drove his growth, resulting in a deeper love and dedication to the art of being a bassist. When asked about his greatest influences, John’s response is always: “Too many to name and enough to keep me humble and always practicing.”
Whether John is playing electric, acoustic (upright) bass, or key bass, John can be found holding the groove on local stages in Charlotte, NC, his hometown, or performing on main stages across the country with national recording artists. In his career thus far, he has worked with gospel artist Lejuene Thompson, musical director for Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Stephanie Mills, contemporary jazz artists Brian Simpson, Matt Marshak, Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Walter Beasley, Nick Colionne, Marc Antoine, and Four80East. Additionally, John has earned Grammy certifications for his performances on EMI gospel projects “Oh Happy Day,” an All-Star Celebration (Best Traditional Gospel Album) and Heather Headley’s “Audience of One” (Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.) They were both won at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Singer/songwriter Mama Gina joins KaliSara and RevKess for another visit. With the upcoming release of her fourth album in less than four years, Gina is bringing us and the listener some of her love!
Mama Gina's new CD is collection of unique love songs with a twist. From her IndieGoGo page: Hello! I am Mama Gina, Fearless Bard and Folk Artist. I travel with an acoustic 12 string guitar, djembe and frame drum, sharing my Muse and all original music at festivals, book stores and shops, and living rooms all over the US. Last year, a friend commented, "Oh, you don't really write love songs, do you?" I took that as a challenge, and looked and listened for love stories that needed to be told. My new CD project "I Remember Love" has 10 stripped down, raw, acoustic songs about love - and it's all love. A song for handfasting, the story of my love affair with Kali, a tale of soul mates, a chant reminding us that we are worthy of love, and more. [...] I do what I love, and I love what I do. Do what YOU love, and love what YOU do. That is the message that I hope to convey with this new CD. I don't do any of this alone. Let's make this happen together.
Tune in to this live interview to get some sneak peeks at some of her newest music as well as learn how you can help be a part of making this CD come to life!
New and Beautiful Contemporary Jazz from one of the genres most gifted and successful recording artists. Top charting and award winning contemporary guitarist and composer Ken Navarro has created his 22nd album “Unbreakable Heart”. With 11 new compositions, Navarro's brilliant acoustic and electric work are featured throughout this exciting release.
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Today's show features Musicians Kuya Kano Concert Window & Tukso Okey Second Life. Marie also shares what's on her reading list. Stay connected on twitter!
About Kuya Kano
Kuya is an acoustic musician who performs World Inspired Spanish Guitar. His 12 year experience of world traveling has captured European, Middle Eastern, Latin and Asian sounds that make his music a unique blend for almost any occasion. Although Kuya Kano began performing music in the United States, his career as a Professional Yachtsman took him around the world where his international sound was eventually formulated. His musical style was first inspired in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico by a duet known as "Latcho and Andrea" who conducted a Spanish/Flamenco performance on his yacht. Since then, his passion grew for this free-style and adventurously spirited style of the Spanish guitar.
AUGUST 27, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio
THEME: Contemporary Western Music and the Publishing of Westerns in Today’s Market
Jim Jones - New Mexico Author and singer whose books and songs have educated, informed and entertained people around the world. Winner of the 2013 Western Writers of America Spur Award for Western Song of the Year.
Carol Markstrom - Singer/songwriter who plays acoustic guitar and performs Western, folk, and Americana. Carol is also a non-fiction writer and recently published children’s book.
Tiffany Schofield - Tiffany Schofield, Senior Editor at Five Star Publishing (a part of Cengage Learning/Gale).
Bob Clark- Editor-in-Chief of Washington State University Press, former Assistant Director/Publisher at the University of Oklahoma and Former past President and Owner of Arthur H. Clark Company
THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE:
Western music is not to be confused with Country music. Western music is a form of American folk music composed by and about the people who settled and worked throughout the Western United States and Western Canada. The Mexican folk music of the American Southwest also influenced the development of this genre. With the Traditional Western being a genre of various arts, such as comics, fiction, film, games, radio, television and music, getting "westerns" published and in the hands of fans can also be confusing and a challenge to understand. Tonight we learn about today's contemporary western music and about how today's publishing experts get the western genre to market.
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Billy Conway, who played drums in my parents’ band, and the rock band Morphine, took me aside one night and asked me when I was going to start writing my own songs. I thought that was a pretty good question.” So Reed got to work, and in his late teens.After a move to Colorado, Reed’s clear tenor, emotional songwriting, and undeniable charisma as a front man launched Acoustic Junction in 1989, which developed a cult following in the jam- band era of the 90s. The band released six albums, a collaboration with Graham Nash, and was signed to Capricorn Records and later Mercury Records. Reed found a new kind of success in short trips once or twice a year to Los Angeles, New York and Nashville that earned him placements on the silver screen, television, and commercials. Heput what money he could from the royalties to make three solo records: Spark (2004), Stoned Beautiful (2007), and Once an Ocean (2009) Country legend Lee Ann Womack’s September 2014 release leads with his song “Fly.”Lost in the West is a soundtrack for the invisible cinema of the mind. It features seven songs combining Reed’s powerful lyrics and vocal performance set against wide-open landscapes painted with Stratocaster and Wurlitzer. A deeply talented and accomplished cast joins Reed as producers, performers, and co-writers on this record. John also delivers a masterful performance on percussion, and Jefferson’s varied guitar work shines throughout the record. Anaïs Mitchel sings on “Rags and Bones” and “Four Lanes.” Frazey Ford appears on “Caroline” and “Steal Away.” Reed co-wrote “Caroline” with Esmé Patterson, founding member of Paper Bird, and he teamed with Gregory Alan Isakov to write “Rodeo Clown.”The choices Reed has made earned him the respect of his industry peers on one hand, and his loved-ones on the other.
Glenn Kaiser has been singing the blues - and sometimes soul, R&B or rock - since he was twelve years old.
Growing up in a poor family living hand-to-mouth in central Wisconsin, Glenn eventually gravitated to Milwaukee’s local music scene where he fronted over a dozen bands, as well as writing and performing solo acoustic music, all before turning nineteen years of age. With his adolescence plagued by drug and alcohol abuse, Glenn got clean through following Jesus after a life-changing spiritual confrontation right around his eighteenth birthday. During this time his music got heavier and in many ways, deeper. His former song writing motif of celebrating drugs, sex and other vices gave way to lyrics about spiritual struggles: personal temptation, institutional sin, poverty, exploitation, racism, materialism and other issues that few musicians seemed willing to tackle.
Now after more than three decades of making original music, Kaiser is known for his raw, bluesy vocals, firey guitar playing, bottleneck slide and harmonica work on thirty recordings and innumerable live shows. Glenn and his family have lived in Chicago’s inner city for over thirty years doing mission work with people who live as he once did.
Kaiser has released several acoustic-based cds in between his electric blues and blues/rock albums. His seminal delta blues projects “Trimmed and Burnin’” and follow-up “Slow Burn” (both with harp-player/singer Darrell Mansfield) established him as a singular and authentic christian bluesman. Three contemporary worship albums along with the folk-pop “Time Will Tell”, fill out the acoustic discography. Acoustic cuts also comprise half of Kaiser’s critically acclaimed “Ripley County Blues” project recorded in a log cabin lodge in rural Missouri.
LIVING LIFE ON PURPOSE features authors & experts on a wide variety of topics including: Spirituality, Sustainability, Optimal Health & Wellbeing, and Inspirational Authors, Musicians and Entertainers.
TODAYS TOPIC: MEANING IN MUSIC... Learn where musically creative juices come from and how they can have a successful expression and career from doing what you love.
My Guest today is MEG HUTCHINSON:
Meg Hutchinson is an award-winning songwriter who artfully documents the human condition through her music and books. She has composed eight albums including Come Up Full, The Living Side and in 2013 Beyond That. Her music has been critically acclaimed and won numerous awards including Best Singer Songwriter Album in 2008 from the Indie Acoustic Project, and she was a finalist at the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and the Billboard Songwriting Competitons.
She is a gifted author and wrote a book of poems called The Morning I Was Born: A Month of Poems which she published in 2012.
Meg's life story is also featured in the newly released documentary Pack Up Your Sorrows: A Story of Ilness, Hope and Transformation, a journey of recovery in dealing with the ravages from mental illness. Here's the movie trailer https://vimeo.com/127751498
Intro music gratefully provided by Mona Garcia.
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