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  • 01:23

    JOHN ANDREWS- LOUDBOY Musician - Songwriting, Inspiration & The Theory of Fate

    in Indie Music

    John Andrews is a NYC based guitarist, singer and composer.  Hailing from Auburn, Massachusetts where as a teenager he studied with jazz guitarist and director of Jazz Studies at WPI, Rich Falco.   Studying with Rich at Clemente Music Studio in Worcester proved to be the perfect musical environment for the young guitarists growth not just artistically but also personally.  It was then that John got the opportunity to move to New York City to attend the prestigious New School Jazz program.   It did not take very long before John fell in love with both the school and the music scene in New York City.

     He is an international touring guitarist.  Having performed shows through out the United States, Europe, and Japan.He is a long time member of the New York City band BOTANICA, and since 2006 he has been a constant member of the NENA band. In 2011 he started his own band LOUDBOY to showcase his talents as a singer and songwriter.

    We'll interview John about his songwriting techniques, what inspires him, and his philosophy of "Life" and "Death."  

    You can find John at: www.loudboy.net


  • 00:58

    Songwriting Special - WOI - Host Marsha Casper Cook-

    in Music

    Let's talk Music. Please join Marsha on Thursday July 16th at 8PM CST 9 EST for a very special show with Songwriters,Kecia Burcham, Judy and Gil Snider and Brian Tedeschi. It's going to be so much fun and very different.

    Call in number - 714) 242-5259

    Kecia is originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and moved to Nashville to pursue music and songwriting. Kecia has performed since the age of 10 in talent shows, pageants, private parties, churches and nightclubs. She writes her original music on her antique upright Wurlitzer piano that she's had since childhood.
    Although not a traditional country artist, Kecia has played most all of Nashville's Broadway honky tonks as well as the famous Printer's Alley. She has worked as a demo singer for songwriters such as Johnny Christopher ("Always on My Mind"), and has shared the stage with notable singers such as Lorrie Morgan and Joanne Cash Yates. Kecia plays regularly at most of Nashville's writer venues including the Bluebird Cafe and the Commodore Lounge. She is also a regular at both Nashville and Smoky Mountain Cowboy Church - sometimes giving the message in addition to singing.

    Brian is a successful author and screenwriter who was recently invited to NSAI Nashville Song Writer's to play 2 original songs on June 29 at the Bluebird. Along with his wife Vicki they write novels and have written over ten screenplays, several have been optioned.

    Gil Snider, MD, a neurologist at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and his wife Judy suddenly found themselves writing lyrics for country songs. Now one of their songs has been released as a single.  Both Judy and Gil are very successful authors and are on their way to a new career of songwriting.  Billy Rae Stewart has teamed up with Judy & Gil Snider from Va. Beach to create a beautiful ballad, "If I Call A Name At Night"

  • 01:03

    Episode 15: Songwriting 101 with Gandhi, a musician with a mission

    in Writing

    This episode of Behind the Prose is more like Behind the Lyrics. Indiana-born, New York-based singer/songwriter Gandhi takes us on a journey that starts when he taught himself how to play the guitar and write songs. That was 15 years ago. Today, like prose writers, Gandhi says through an process of experimentation and practice, he’s found his voice and is preparing for the release of Rebel On, an EP that reflects the musician with a mission he’s become.

    In this interview, you’ll learn there are many parallels between penning lyrics and writing prose, including a surprising discovery about the role of the producer.

    We listen to some of Gandhi’s song’s, dissect his lyrics, and invite you out to Brooklyn on May 1, where Gandhi will perform a collaboration show with writer and photographer Abigail Ekue. The Darker Side of Lust Private Reading and Concert features Ekue’s erotic poetry and Gandhi’s acoustic melodies and vocals.

    Go ahead. Listen. Learn. Write songs.

    Visit Behind the Prose for links and bios.

  • 00:37

    Interview with Brooklyn Roebuck

    in Country Music

    Brooklyn Roebuck’s childhood love of singing competitions landed her on YTV’s nation-wide, talent-search TV show The Next Star at fourteen years old, where a loyal and rapidly growing fan base of which three million voters decided that the crown belonged to her. After the win, her career kicked into high gear and she appeared regularly on YTV, even hosting her own Brooklyn’s Movie Night and guest starring on the hit series Life With Boys. Her music videos for the infectious pop-country singles The Way I See You, Lemon and Lime, and One Of These Days have caught airtime from Juicebox Television, CMT, and YTV, and have each been viewed tens of thousands of times on YouTube alone. 

    In 2012, Brooklyn performed a soulful rendition of O Holy Night on CMT’s star-studded The Gift of Giving charity special which showcased not only her remarkable vocal talent but her maturity as an artist. With names like Randy Bachman, The Trews and Beverley Mahood in attendance, it remains one of the most special performances of her career. One year later, Brooklyn further cemented that status when she released the self-penned Storyteller EP. Brooklyn’s current single Good Day exemplifies that playful and laid-back vibe her fans know and love from past releases and live shows, but it introduces an edginess and attitude that only an eighteen-year-old can bring without losing an ounce of charm. Catch it on country airwaves and beyond!

  • 01:22

    Beverly Golden, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Hippie

    in Lifestyle

    Beverley Golden is a writer, raconteur, wordsmitherer, song creator, soul hippie, peacenik and self-professed guinea pig, who loves testing unconventional ways to shift paradigms in the playing fields of health care, storytelling and of course, world peace. With the heart of a compassionist, she views the world as a full glass optimist and courageously uncovers the humour in life’s crazy situations, offering hope, while promoting inner wisdom through the written word. “Trust your intuition even when no one else sees your point of view” is her signature mantra. A curious observer of human nature, she loves challenging complacency, stimulating ideas and inspiring conversations. Most recently, her writings can be found on the Huffington Post and Intent Blog, among others. Her first book, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Hippie, bursts with anecdotes from her years in the entertainment industry, coupled with her stories of survival from a life lived with health issues. The stories in this unconventional memoir really were written in eight days, another example of her passion for turning the “impossible” into possible. Beverley is a media savvy speaker and loves to talk about lifestyle and topical current issues relating to health and well-being, peace, creativity and the arts. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

  • 00:14

    Lyrically Speaking: Writing that Creates the Ripple Effect with Michaelah Faith

    in Performing Arts

     “Sometimes as women we get lost in the flashiness of it all. Ministry was never meant to be flashy, but people are drawn to things that shine. We just have to be careful not to let anything get in the way of the mission.” —Michaelah Faith --award-winning singer/songwriter and worship leader. On this edition of the LH Instant writers podcast, Amber Weigand-Buckley talks with LH March cover model Michaelah Faith about her songwriting journey and the lessons she’s learning along the way. Follow this link to her video “Freebird.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKGx7AWuCDU

    You can have this podcast delivered to your cell phone by texting LEADINGHEARTS to 95577.


  • 01:17

    Welcome Saint Louis Rapper LOU KANG

    in Entertainment

    Intro to Info host Mikeisha has an in depth interview with Saint Louis rapper Lou Kang regarding his music, his opinion of the overall music scene today his apprach to songwriting and much more. Be on the listen for his music in between interview questions! Join in the conversation by dialing 347-327-9592 with your question and/or comment.

  • 01:08

    Rapper LIL PERFEKT

    in Entertainment

    Get to know Lil Perfekt, an Atlanta-based rapper, as Intro to Info host Mikeisha and co-host Queen of Hearts discuss his endeavors as a musician, his thoughts on the overall music scene today, his approach to songwriting and much more!

  • 02:01

    Rick Gianatos: All American Diva's - Music Producer Talks Legends!

    in Entertainment

    Legendary music producer, Rick Gianatos, joins Rated G Radio in Hour 1 of the Friday Night Dance Party tonight talking his latest project for the "All American Divas" CD & Book!   In Hour 2 - it's your requests, so call in or send me your requests early so we can give you a shout out, too!

    We listened to them "On The Radio" and we "Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet" to the ultra talented vocals of classic Ladies of Soul, Dance and DISCO!

    These "All American Divas" helped pioneer the Dance music genre in the 60's, 70's and 80's and have carried on recording tracks thanks to the dedication of classic Producers and Mixers such as Rick Gianatos (Gene Chandler,Shalamar, Edwin Starr, Shirley Bassey and many more).

    What happened after they hit the charts and what have they been recording and where are they performing? The Divas' stories will be recounted alongside the behind the scenes story of music business joys and heartaches. These Divas have such amazing, interesting stories to tell and continue to make music to this day and we look into their success and triumphs and visit their new recordings both in the book and with the wonderful fruits of their new music on an exclusive CD Album.

    The All American Divas CD Features:


  • 01:55

    On Why Yet's Watch with Ceet the Author and Kvn Tajzea

    in Books

    Ceet the Author hails from South Philadelphia, where he began honing his craft as an artist as early as age nine. At age fourteen he wrote a short story for his high school English class titled, Summertime in my Neighborhood. Fifteen years later that story became the basis for Ceet's first official release, 2009's The Whore and The Virgin. The book became an instant hood classic and all of the positive feedback inspired Ceet to release his second effort, A Dog's Day, that very same year.

    Ceet then began pursuing another passion of his, filmmaking and videography in 2010 by writing, producing and directing several independent film projects while releasing several more novels under the imprint of BRP Entertainment and with several projects down the line, Ceet shows no signs of slowing down...

    Kvn Tajzea (Keh-vun Tah- Jhay) is more than your typical R&B singer, songwriter and actor. Kvn began his love affair with music and acting at a very young age. "I was a very sick child growing up and nearly died a few times. I wasn'treally allowed to play outside until the age of 7 because my immune system was so weak." He read, listened to, and watched a plethora of varying artistic expression. Even after becoming healthy enough to lead the normal life of a kid his passion for the arts continued to grow and manifested itself in a variety of ways ranging from poetry, drawing, songwriting and acting. Kvn is an accomplished vocalist with a four octave range whose smooth, syrupy and comforting voice conceals an old school rasp that lets you in on the pain and tribulation that fuels a tone of hope in every note he sings. "The First Return" is Kvn's debut project featuring the production of hit maker Ron Love of MonaRK Productions.

    Join me, Why Yet, as I chat it up with both of these industrious artists. 

    See ya,

    Why Yet

    Call #773-897-6297

  • 00:42

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    This evening, I will interview and share the music of Laurie Dapice jazz vocalist, lyricist, musician and an arranger. In 2008, she was one of the top four finalist in the annual New York Jazz Mobile competition.  Laurie has won awards from ASCAP, Billboard Magazine, ASCAP Plus awards and USA songwriting competitions. She has performed with and for Billy Harper, Barry Harris, George Mesterhazy, Michael Kanan, Rufus Reid, John DiMartino, Santi Debriano, James Weidman, Paul Lieberman, Elias Bailey, Benito Gonzalez and many others. Join us at Jazz Notes as we strive to keep jazz alive.