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A country music podcast! Every two weeks, we talk to your favourite country artists, and introduce you to new artists you haven't heard about yet. The Front Porch has long been a staple in country music ... and that's what we are. The digital front porch! We're here to talk about the Canadian country music industry. Join hosts Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar as they have conversations with prominent figures in country music. Pull up a seat and join us on the porch!

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A country music podcast! Every two weeks, we talk to your favourite country artists, and introduce you to new artists you haven't heard about yet. The Front Porch has long been a staple in country music ... and that's what we are. The digital front porch! We're here to talk about the Canadian country music industry. Join hosts Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar as they have conversations with prominent figures in country music. Pull up a seat and join us on the porch!

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A Backstage Pass to Ontario's Country Music Week: CMAOntario Awards

6/9/2024
Send us a Text Message. The 2024 CMAOntario awards have come and gone for another year and it was another one for the books. The CMAOntario awards weekend brings artists and industry together annually to celebrate country music made right at home in Ontario. RELATED: Catch the full list of winners and nominees for the 2024 CMAOntario Awards ... Our intern Lily took to the media space back stage at the awards show to chat with performers and winners throughout the evening endeavours. Welcome back to another season of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. Thanks for tuning in for Season 3! If you liked it, please rate, review and subscribe … It's the easiest way to support our show. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and join us On The Front Porch. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling. Support the Show.

Duration:00:16:31

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Leavin’ Em Wanting More with Dawson Gray

5/28/2024
Send us a Text Message. Dawson Gray wasn’t always set on a music career ... Growing up playing baseball, his eyes were on going pro. An issue with his eyesight preventing him from this dream, he discovered a new love, with a little help from his friends. Dawson dove right in to the world of creating music, songwriting and performing. A staple in the BC- country music scene, he’s often found playing alongside his buddies Ben Dunhill and Mitch Zorn at Red Bird Beer. We got to know Dawson for the first time “On the Porch” and learned a lot about him. Dawson treats his music career with care and a business mind. He’s successfully secured music grants to fund building his dream, and talked about the hours he put into applications. RELATED: Dawson was on our list of artists to watch in 2024. See the rest of the list ... Dawson loves songwriting and is always wanting the next release to be better than the last. Dawson joined us "On The Porch" live from a music festival site ... putting his boots on the ground helps him to learn yet another aspect of the music business. You can stream Dawson Gray’s latest single “Back to Leaving” now. Follow Dawson Gray on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook. Welcome back to another season of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. Thanks for tuning in for Season 3! If you liked it, please rate, review and subscribe … It's the easiest way to support our show. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and join us On The Front Porch. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling. Support the Show.

Duration:00:51:00

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Set Your Soul On Fire with Mariya Stokes

5/14/2024
Send us a Text Message. Mariya Stokes is a two-time Country Music Alberta award winner for Horizon Female Artist, currently based out of Calgary, Alberta. Mariya is a 2024 SiriusXM Top of the Country semi-finalist where she recorded and debuted a brand new song “One of Em”. We sat down On the Porch with Mariya to talk about her small-town of Stavely, musically influenced upbringing, her killer style, and more. RELATED: Get to know Mariya Stokes in our Women in Canadian Country Spotlight ... We also talked about the privilege of having people listen to your music - in fact, Mariya made a great point, and perhaps a life lesson to many. “I’m not entitled to attention”. It was an interesting perspective. Mariya recently channeled her inner June Carter on tour with Folsom Prison Revisited. She released her brand new single “You Want Me” earlier this year, her first music in a few years. Follow Mariya Stokes on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook. Welcome back to another season of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. Thanks for tuning in for Season 3! If you liked it, please rate, review and subscribe … It's the easiest way to support our show. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and join us On The Front Porch. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling. Support the Show.

Duration:00:45:49

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Celebrate The Moments with Nice Horse

4/30/2024
Send us a Text Message. This week on the podcast we have the busiest touring band that we are aware of in Canada ... the country duo Nice Horse. Brandi and Katie, otherwise known as Nice Horse, joined us ahead of the release of their self-titled album. We started with talking about our morning routines ... and teetered on the edge of becoming a beverage podcast. But once we were all well caffeinated (except for Katie ... she somehow doesn't drink caffeine) we dug in to the music. Katie and Brandi have been friends for years. Bonded through their love for music and writing, these two exude passion and it remains the pillar in the band. This band has gone through a couple of evolutions, but it all led them to this point. The release of their album. We hope you love this episode as much as we loved recording it. Welcome back to another season of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. Thanks for tuning in for Season 3! If you liked it, please rate, review and subscribe … It's the easiest way to support our show. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and join us On The Front Porch. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling. Support the Show.

Duration:00:45:00

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Nous sommes sur le Front Porch with Matt Lang

4/16/2024
Send us a Text Message. This week on the podcast we take a virtual trip to Quebec to have a chat with country artist Matt Lang. We learned a lot about Matt, including: 1) he in fact cannot break dance, 2) he went to school for radio, 3) he has a new album All Night Longer coming out soon, 4) life in the music industry with 2 kids, and so much more. We dive right in with Matt and talk about where he got his start, learning English through music, the star system in Quebec, and so much more. It's an episode you aren't going to want to miss. Welcome back to another season of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. Thanks for tuning in for Season 3! If you liked it, please rate, review and subscribe … It's the easiest way to support our show. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and join us On The Front Porch. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling. Support the Show.

Duration:00:36:44

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Waitin’ All Day for a Line Dance with Aaron Goodvin

4/2/2024
Send us a Text Message. Aaron Goodvin’s latest single “Written All Over It” is his first release of 2024. We had Aaron “On The Porch” to dive into his career so far. Long before “Lonely Drum”, “Lucky Stars”, and “Boy Like Me”, Aaron was cutting his teeth as a songwriter. Some of his songs have been released by Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, and Jon Pardi. Aaron recently won two Country Music Association of Alberta (CMAB) Awards for Male Artist of the Year and Single of the Year (Country Dance). In our chat, Aaron talked about the value of the CMAB community and continuing to participate. He also talked about investing in emerging talent. As an artist whose path wasn’t always easy, he feels it’s important to be there to support young artists, answer those questions they have, and help them navigate their careers. We also made sure to ask Aaron his favourite colour - but you’ll have to listen to find out what that is! Connect with Aaron Goodvin on Social Media; Instagram - @aaronjgoodvin Facebook - Aaron Goodvin Twitter - @aarongoodvin TikTok - @aarongoodvin Support the Show.

Duration:00:49:33

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Far From Perfect with Madonna's Cousin, Amy Hef

3/19/2024
Send us a Text Message. Amy Hef is a pop-rock turned country artist based in Calgary, Alberta, however we learned this episode, she’s originally from Saskatchewan! Originally a drummer, Amy tourned North America in a Christian rock band. She went to Los Angeles for music school, and wrote albums of pop rock music with her brother. Covid sent her home to Alberta after years in the sun, where she met a manager and started to explore her roots in country music. She nods her head to the community of country music she’s been able to be part of over the last few years. It turns out Amy is related to not only Lisa Leblanc, but Madonna? Amy is a first time mom - to twins! She has learned that babies need you ALL THE TIME. Amy’s current single “Far From Perfect” is available everywhere now. Connect with Amy Hef on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling. Support the Show.

Duration:00:38:55

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A Boat’s Only As Good As Its Deckhand with Tony Stevens

3/5/2024
Send us a Text Message. This week on the podcast, we’re joined by British Columbia emerging artist, Tony Stevens. Pull up a chair and join us on the porch as Tony takes us through his journey so far. From his early days influenced by classic sounds to his chart-climbing single, “Whiskey In Colorado.” We also dive into the story behind his unique “Deckhand” merch and how a life-changing experience brought him back to music. This episode is full of laughter, inspiration, and a whole lot of fun. Tony’s current single “Whiskey In Colorado” is Rogers Radio’s One To Watch feature. He is also a semi-finalist in SiriusXM’s Top Of The Country contest. Connect with Tony Stevens on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. Welcome back to another season of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. Thanks for tuning in for Season 3! If you liked it, please rate, review and subscribe … It’s the easiest way to support our show. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and join us On The Front Porch. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling. Support the Show.

Duration:00:50:40

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"I Hung Up On Aaron Pritchett" with Zach McPhee

2/20/2024
Send us a Text Message. Zach McPhee grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia with his eyes set on a career in hockey. He grew up in a musically inclined family, with both parents and his brother playing guitar, piano and singing. This was easily passed along to Zach. He first started singing as therapy for a speech impediment. Teammates from his hockey team happened to notice he was pretty good, created a YouTube account and started posting videos of him singing. After years of writing, posting cover songs, and connecting with some folks in the local music community, Zach started working on music that would become his debut EP, Bring On, which he released in 2023. Zach was featured on our annual Artists To Watch in 2023, alongside talented emerging Canadian artists. He is also a semi-finalist in this SiriusXM's Top Of The Country Contest. Connect with Zach McPhee on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling. Support the Show.

Duration:00:42:28

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Not A Podcast About Books with Brittany Kennell

2/6/2024
Send us a Text Message. This week on the podcast we have Brittany Kennell join us. With Jenna and Brittany being both avid book readers, this episode could have easily become a book podcast. But don't worry ... We still got to know Brittany and talk a lot about her journey as a country artist. From her time touring with Ariel Posen, to being the first Canadian on NBCs The Voice, to her decision to move back to Canada after living in Nashville, we talk about a lot in this episode. Enjoy our chat with Brittany Kennell. Welcome back to another season of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. Thanks for tuning in for Season 3! If you liked it, please rate, review and subscribe … It's the easiest way to support our show. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and join us On The Front Porch. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling Support the Show.

Duration:00:48:46

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“Well, are you going to quit?” With Meghan Patrick

1/23/2024
Send us a Text Message. Meghan Patrick is an 18x CMA Ontario winner and back-to-back CCMA Female Artist Of The Year. She made her Grand Ole Opry debut and released her latest EP Greatest Show On Dirt in 2023. Her latest single “The Other Side of 25” was just released this past Friday. We sat down with Meghan for a vulnerable conversation about her time cutting it in the music industry. From playing in a funk band to playing cover songs in bars, to landing her debut at the Grand Ole Opry, Meghan has made a career of hard work and determination. We talked about “The Other Side Of 25” and what that truly means to her. From difficult life lessons, to being a survivor of domestic abuse, working multiple jobs to live her dream, and all of the life experiences that have gotten her to where she is today. She also shared her dedication to supporting survivors of domestic violence and her first philanthropy initiative she hosted in Nashville in partnership with the local YWCA. Meghan also came packed with advice; so emerging artists, if you’re looking for some reassurance or a reminder that living your dream takes hard work, this is the one for you. Thanks to Meghan for getting real with us for one of our favourite episodes of “On The Porch with Front Porch Music. Connect with Meghan Patrick on Instagram, Facebook, and X. If you or someone you know is at risk due to intimate partner or domestic violence, here are a few resources: Public Health Canada CASW - Domestic Violence Resources Domestic Shelters Your local YWCA Chapter On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling. Support the Show.

Duration:00:50:44

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A Funny Little French Market with Dan Davidson

1/9/2024
Send us a Text Message. Welcome back to another season of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. We’re so excited to be back with a third season! What better way to kick off season three and the new year with independent platinum-selling artist, Dan Davidson! Dan spent some time in Australia last year, and that got us talking about the support Canadian country music receives from our friends down under. With more traveling South on the way for Dan, he’s excited to be sharing his music with the Australian audience. Dan learned a lot from his years on the road as the frontman for Canadian indie rock band Tupelo Honey. We also chatted with Dan about his recent album, Nineteen Eighty-Something, which was inspired by the sounds and styles of the eighties. Make sure to follow Dan Davidson on Instagram and Facebook and on your favourite streaming platform! On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling. Support the Show.

Duration:00:42:03

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Overcoming Shyness, Default, And His Fourth Album with Dallas Smith

10/31/2023
Send us a Text Message. Somehow we blinked and we’re at the season finale for Season 2 of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. We’re so excited to have multi-CCMA award winning country artist Dallas Smith. Dallas dove into music after overcoming his fear of singing in front of people. Within a year, he went from jamming in the garage with his band (Default) to having a record deal and hitting the road as a frontman. Dallas grew up with two very musical parents, recalling his house filled with Reba, k.d. Lang, Martina McBryde, The Judds, Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, and Vince Gill. While he was into the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, he credits his mom’s favourite music even in influencing Default’s music. Dallas shared a lot about his journey and relationship with the music business, getting involved through management and Local Hay Records, and investing time in mentoring emerging artists. Dallas shared the “country record?” text that set off his solo career, and the organic experience of finding his way into Canadian country music. We also dive into his self-titled fourth studio album, Dallas Smith. Follow Dallas Smith on Instagram, Facebook, and X. Thanks so much for hanging out with us for another season of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. If you liked it, please rate, review and subscribe … It's the easiest way to support our show. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and join us On The Front Porch - we can’t wait to be back for Season 3. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. Support the Show.

Duration:00:43:52

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John Mayer and Oscar Mayer Wiener's Love Child with Mackenzie Leigh Meyer

10/17/2023
Send us a Text Message. This week on the podcast we are joined by CMAOntario Roots Artist Of The Year ,country-roots artist Mackenzie Leigh Meyer. She shares her journey from humble beginnings playing in dive bars to winning Roots Artist of the Year, and joining a tour with Shania Twain. ]She calls herself the Divebar Diva. It all stems from playing small, run-down bars. She tells us stories about it, including a night with three bar fights! RELATED: Mackenzie is our women in country artist of the month spotlight for October ... Discover Mackenzie's unique satirical country music style with hits like "Dial Tone" and "Barbie Doll." Learn about her collaborations with producer Jeff Dales and her thoughts on topics like toxic masculinity and self-teaching guitar. Don't miss her funny music video ideas for the upcoming single, "House Husband." This episode is a must-listen for country music fans, filled with inspiration and laughter. Support the Show.

Duration:00:53:29

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An All-Access Pass to Country Music Week: CCMA Recap

10/3/2023
Send us a Text Message. This week On The Porch we take you to the heart of Country Music week at the CCMA Awards in Hamilton. Every year, country artists from across Canada and straight from Nashville gather to celebrate the best in country music. In this special episode, we take you to the Red Carpet and Content Row to capture live interviews from some of Canada's most celebrated country artists. We speak to some of the most accomplished artists in Canada. Some of the artists you're going to hear from are: Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Gord Bamford, Hailey Benedict, Jojo Mason, Hunter Brothers, Jason McCoy, Alicia McCarvell, Julie Kennedy, Madeline Merlo, Tenille Townes, Kyle McKearney, and more. Hear their candid conversations, exclusive insights, and the emotions that drive their passion for country music. Support the Show.

Duration:00:31:09

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s First Cousin with Noah Derksen

9/19/2023
Send us a Text Message. This week, we have the incredibly talented country/folk artist Noah Derksen join us for a great episode of our podcast. Despite some technical difficulties with the Internet, we had such a great time getting to know Noah. While Noah is newer to the country music scene, he has established himself really well as a Folk artist. He has played for audiences across the globe and now getting attention in the world of country music. He came to our attention as one of the finalists in the Top of the Country contest. In this episode, we take you behind the scenes of Noah's fascinating musical journey. From the intricacies of country music to his unique background in cognitive neuroscience, Noah shares the captivating story of how he found his way into the heart of the country music scene. We also ask him about a peculiar detail in his Spotify bio ... you won't want to miss it. Support the Show.

Duration:00:49:13

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Spooky Season, Supporting Indie Artists and Shades of Purple with Nicole Rayy

9/5/2023
Send us a Text Message. Nicole Rayy has become one of the most notable independent artists in Ontario. She is well known for her music, her activism, a strong support of independent artists, and the colour purple. Growing up in Ontario, Nicole brings us back to the beginning. From singing before she could even talk, to being one of the musical theatre nerds in High School, her love for music and her drive to uplift other voices has remained consistent throughout her life and career so far. We talked about her brainchild Harmonia Fest. A music festival celebrating female and non-binary musicians. We talked to Nicole about what it's like starting a festival and what she has learned in the process. From her intriguing love for spooky season to her incredible musical journey, Nicole Rayy has plenty of stories to tell. We get a sneak peek on what Nicole has up her sleeve for new music in the new year. Our chat with Nicole is also a deep dive into the realities of being a female artist in the music industry. We discuss her album "Now and Then" and her latest single and music video for "Dirty" Support the Show.

Duration:00:46:05

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LIVE From Boots & Hearts Music Festival, The Emerging Artist Showcase, And More!

8/22/2023
Send us a Text Message. Another August has almost passed which means the Front Porch team has been at Boots and Hearts for another weekend of country music. Jenna, Stage Manager Meg, and our intern Carolyn spent the weekend connecting with many of the artists who took the stage, including some of our Canadian country favourites. We connected with many of the Emerging Artist contestants after their big night, including the 2023 Emerging Artist Showcase winner, Shantaia! We also chatted with Tim Hicks, who headlined Thursday night’s kickoff party and gave some sound advice for the emerging artists. He also filmed a music video for his latest single “Yee to the Haw” right in the campgrounds that day! We chatted with Graham Scott Fleming, Dan Davidson, Alli Walker, Teigen Gayse and more! Support the Show.

Duration:00:45:06

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Serenading Bachelor Nation with Griffen Palmer

8/8/2023
Send us a Text Message. This week on the pod we have an artist that has been making waves over the past year. Griffen Palmer has been one of the most talked about artists of 2023, and there’s no sign of things slowing down. Griffen has been everywhere, and we’re here for it. Griffen first came on to our radar when he appeared on NBCs Songland and his song “Second Guessing” ended up being chosen to be recorded by Florida Georgia Line. RELATED: We loved getting to know Griffen Palmer. Learn more about him, and see what he has been up to this past year … From there the rest has been history … He signed a recording contract with Big Loud records, appeared on The Bachelor to sing to the couple while on a date, and has been releasing songs and growing his audience. RELATED: Griffen Palmer makes national TV appearance and performs on The Bachelor … We wanted to get to know Griffen. So we had him walk us through his journey so far. From growing up in Pickering, Ontario, to moving to Ohio to play Rugby in University, to appearing on two International TV shows. We talk about it all. So be sure to check out our conversation with Griffen Palmer Support the Show.

Duration:00:41:38

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The Importance of the Hang with Andrew Hyatt

7/25/2023
Send us a Text Message. This week, we're back with another episode of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. This week's guest is none other than Andrew Hyatt. The last few years have been nothing short of a whirlwind for Andrew. He has achieved tens of millions of streams and video views, securing Top 10 spots on major market stations, and receiving nominations from organizations like the Canadian Country Music Association and Country Music Association of Ontario. His talent and dedication was further recognized with the prestigious "Top of the Country" title from Sirius XM. Needless to say we had a lot to talk about ... As a strong advocate for mental health, Andrew shared some vulnerable moments and some of his strategies to get through the day-to-day struggles that often come with being a creative individual. We loved getting to know him. He joined us from his car and pulled over on the side of the road to chat. So please enjoy or chat with Andrew Hyatt. Thanks so much for coming back for Season 2 of On The Porch with Front Porch Music. If you liked it, please rate, review and subscribe … It's the easiest way to support our show. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and join us On The Front Porch, every other Tuesday. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is a Front Porch Production and hosted by Logan Miller and Jenna Weishar. On The Porch with Front Porch Music is produced by Jason Saunders. The theme song for this podcast was written, produced, and performed by Owen Riegling. Support the Show.

Duration:00:51:02