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Camille Nelson describes herself as a guitarist and violinist. Specifically she is a "fingerstyle guitarist". She explains what that is in this episode. She has recorded for Dimmi Records and Stone Angel Music. She has recorded with many other great artists including Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys, Alex Sharpe (The Celtic Woman), Ryan Shupe of Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, Paul Cardall, and Trevor Price. You can find her music on Amazon, Deseret Book, iTunes, pandora, and...
Spot & Waldo
Here's the unique thing about Spot & Waldo, they're family. Mark and Suzanne Sprinkle invited their son Jacob into the band. They are joined by Stephanie Bohem on drums. Mark and Suzanne have been playing along the Wasatch Front for years. Some of their upcoming gigs include The Iron Horse, Ogden The Post, Morgan Even Stevens, Ogden Music In The Park, Ogden Eden Center, Eden First National Bar, Pocatello Lighthouse Lounge, Ogden Nordic Valley Music On The Mountain Ogden Valley...
Fransis Derelle was at the EDC Festival when he heard Adventure Club play one of his songs. Adventure Club are heroes of Fransis and he didn't even realize what was happening, he was just enjoying the festival. It was his brother that brought it to his attention... "Hey, is this your song?" That's when Fransis Derelle knew he could make it in the music world. He is a DJ, and performs at EDM festivals, events, and clubs across the country including Das Energi, Lightning In A Bottle,...
Ali Nicole Timmons
Ali Nicole Timmons is a singer songwriter originally from California. She found music early in life and it's been an important tool for understanding what has at time been a very difficult life. Ali brought her guitar to the interview and plays a few songs. One song is about her mother who died when Ali was young. The other was about a friend who just couldn't kick a drug habit. Ali's education is in science, which presents an interesting juxtaposition with the music. You can find Ali...
Adam Turley- Opening For SoMo This Month
Adam Turley is a songwriter, singer, and producer. He's opening for SoMo at College Crush at UCCU presented by The Tribe on March 28. You can find Adam on Spotify and at his website AdamTurleyMusic.com We talk with Adam about his love for music that has been with him his whole life. His first song was called Butterfly and he wrote it after his girlfriend broke up with him. She loved it so much that they got back together for another 9 months. Adam also talks about how much self doubt he...
Brady Bills- Anyone Can Work Hard And Be A Musician
Brady Bills is a classically trained guitarist turned rock musician turned educator. Brady did classical guitar because that's where the scholarship money was. Popular, rock, or commercial music doesn't really get funded like classical music so that was a good way for him to finance his education. That classical training helped him get some gigs because sometimes people really need a classical or Spanish guitarist. And they can be harder to find. Brady played his first gig when he was...
John Allred- You Don't Need A Label, You Need A Community
John Allred is a well known singer and songwriter originally from the east coast but has toured internationally and is currently based in Utah. He calls himself a "blue collar musician" because his a jack of all trades. John says multiple streams of income is the name of the game in music these days and musicians have to be ready to work in diverse ways and methods. There used to be more of a structure in music. But now the industry moves so fast that it's a struggle to stay with the...
Ryan Tilby- If You Learn One, Learn All The String Instruments
Once you learn the guitar, is it easier to learn the bass, mandolin, and banjo? That's one of the topics we cover in this interview with musician Ryan Tilby. Ryan keeps a studio in St. George, Utah and tours the country and the world playing music. He is a winner of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition and has played Telluride, Merlefest, FanFest, RockyGrass, and many others across North America and Europe. His music has been featured on Duck Dynasty, The Discover Channel,...
Seriously, Isn't A Fiddle Just A Violin? Aaron Ashton Knows!
What's the difference between violin and fiddle? The Musician's Studio host Ethan Millard talks to professional violinist Aaron Ashton. Aaron says the difference between a fiddle and a violin is mostly in playing style. Traditionally, fiddles had a flatter bridge that allows the performer to play two or three strings at the same time. These days it's mostly how you approach playing the violin. Aaron does about 50/50 classic violin style vs fiddle. Aaron plays both Irish fiddle and Gypsy...
The Trick Chance Thomas Uses To Get Inside J.R.R. Tolkein's Head
Chance Thomas scores music for film, TV, games, and commercials. He's especially well known for his work on multiple Lord Of The Rings games. The Musician's Studio host Ethan Millard talks to Chance about how you get into J.R.R. Tolkein's head well enough to know what middle earth sounds like. Chance also wrote THE book on composing music for games. It's titled "Composing Music For Games". You can find it on his website chancethomas.com. He has worked with ABC, Hulu, National...
Jewel Sold Tens Of Millions Of Records, Here's Her Advice For You
Jewel released her first album, Pieces of You, in 1995 at the age of 21. Since then, she has toured the world and sold more than thirty million albums. The Musician's Studio host Ethan Millard talks to Jewel about her life in music. She talks about how the early internet helped her get her career started and she has some advice for young musicians. Jewel also talks about Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour which features not just her music but also hand made crafts the audience can...
What Kurt Bestor Learned From Bart Simpson's Personal Musician
Musicians Studio host Ethan Millard talks to award-winning composer and musician Kurt Bestor. Kurt has worked in every possible musical genre from performing his famous Christmas concerts to collaborating with international EDM stars and DJs. Kurt explains that part of his expansive experience is due to some advice he received from the legendary composer of The Simpsons, Alf Clausen. They also talk about the music business. A lot of people dream of working in music. Many abandon that...