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SHOW # 55 - 05/02/11
Her music is intelligent and her vocal range is astounding. That might be enough to have you come listen, but adding to that, Ms. Parrish is a smokin' guitar player. Her song "Mexico" was selected for the Gods Of Indie Guitar album this year. Last year Krista released Playing With Pendulums with bassist/husband Steven Murphy and drummer Michael Fazekas. Krista and I talked about her life and where she is headed while listening to her music.
AUSTIN YOUNG - Segment Begins At The 43:45 Mark
Austin is a 15-year old guitar sensation from Colorado. With his dad on drums and 16-year old Noah Mast on bass, they perform as Young Austin And No Difference. Austin plays what he has dubbed “Texandrix Blues” a blend of Texas Blues and Hendrix inspired guitar. Sitting with Austin, we also learned what an intelligent, respectful young man he is. Austin and I chatted about his life, the musicians he has been honored to play alongside and his plans for the future.
SHOW # 56 - 05/09/11
Tatiana Moroz grew up in New Jersey and spent summers in Poland. She also began singing and that has not changed. During her teens she began playing guitar and now she has released her debut album Tatiana. During our talk, our mutual friend Collette McLafferty joined us for some fun and talk.
RICK FIGUEROA - Segment Begins At The 46:10 Mark
An old high school friend joined me this evening. Rick Figueroa now lives in Minneapolis and has mastered the guitar. He plays with a passon in a jazzy-rock style and plays in clubs around the Minneapolis area. Rick is not just a guitarist as evidenced by his videos on youtube. He plays all the music and has set the songs to slide shows to visualize the music. We chatted about his life and he has had a grand one indeed. We talked about his plans for the future and also listened to three of his compositions.
SHOW # 57 - 05/16/11
Rusty Wright has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old and has played everything from rock to metal. Now, he is about the blues. Hard driving, guitar driven blues. We chatted with Rusty about his life and how he has gotten to his place in the music industry alongside his bride Laurie. Rusty had one of the best takes on the usage of social media ever espoused by one of our guests.
GINA SICILIA - Segment Begins At The 50:55 Mark
Gina Sicilia has been on the fast track since the release of her debut album in 2007. Nominated the following year for New Debut Artist at the Blues Music Awards, Gina has just released her third album, Can't Control Myself. We chatted with Gina about her journey and where she is headed. Listen to the interview and find out who Gina calls "my two vocal teachers"
SHOW # 58 - 05/23/11
Cecilia Gault is only 12, but she sings like a seasoned veteran and has been writing music with the fantastic Josh Charles. Cecilia sat with me and we discussed her entry into the music arena, writing with Josh and where she hopes to reach in the next few years. We got to hear some of her newest music along the way.
STEEPWATER - Segment Begins At The 41:44 Mark
Steepwater Band is, Jeff Massey (guitarist/lead vocalist), Tod Bowers (bass) and Joe Winters (drums) are a solid power trio who began covering Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and eventually began writing their own music. I sat with Jeff and we discussed how the three musicians got together, how their music has evolved and where they are hoping to be in five years. We also heard music from their four previous albums.
SHOW # 59 - 05/30/11
MEMORIAL DAY SAMPLER
A pre-recorded show containing four interviews with up and coming acts, as they called in from a Cyber PR Event in NYC
Hotels and Highways (Erin "Syd" Sidney, Lisa Piccirillo and Patrick Thomas) spent 10 days last fall at a cabin on a lake in New York and the result is their debut Lost River. They have been out on the road sharing their music. Patrick Thomas joined me.
Van Muller grew up in Brazil and began singing and modeling in her early teens. She eventually moved to New York and has been moving her career forward ever since. Her debut album is out and we got to hear some music and chat with the lovely lady with the amazing voice.
Susan Cattaneo from Boston is a solid singer/guitarist with a country flavor. Her new album, Heaven To Heartache is a collection of songs about strong women put to tasty melodies.
Renee Wahl is a Nashville gal with a sense of humor and a self-suredness that is undeniable. Her album Cumberland Moonshine is full of songs of romance, murder and her southern humor.