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NHTE 197 Marty Dread

Hawaii-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who has been releasing new music for 22 years, including 17 albums, and has a new release that he's hoping to have out by the start of 2018. He performs throughout the Hawaiian Islands, the U.S., and around the world. He both opened for and appeared on stage with Willie Nelson, and in recording studios he has worked with the likes of Michael McDonald and Kris Kristofferson, among many, many others. He has even earned four Hoku Award...

Duration: 00:53:34

NHTE 196 Chad Cromwell

Drummer on the current Joe Walsh tour. His career has included similar work with the likes of Neil Young and Mark Knopfler. Plus he has played with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Peter Frampton, Lady Antebellum, and many, many more. He has even been nominated for the Academy of Country Music Award for Drummer of the Year. He also does work as a producer.

Duration: 01:00:53

NHTE 195 Geissie Torres

A singer, songwriter, and entertainer, who is releasing a new single this month and working towards an EP. She is a regular performer at Mango’s Tropical Cafe (2500 capacity) in Orlando, entertaining audiences in two shows each night. But, she has also performed extensively away from there, including not only outside Florida but even televised performances as well, notably in Mexico for “Va Por Ti” on Univision. And it should be noted that she also is a bi-lingual singer as well.

Duration: 00:50:40

NHTE 194 Cody Joe Hodges

Texas-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who has spent time in Nashville as well as in the U.S. Army – including performing! He has gotten radio airplay and has had at least five different singles land on various music charts, while performing at everything from live music venues to fairs & festivals, professional sporting events, and private events. He has an upcoming tour/radio tour, going from Alabama to Virginia, and another next month going from Austin, Texas to New Mexico,...

Duration: 00:48:54

NHTE 193 Kathryn Hoxie

A singer, songwriter, vocal character actor, author, illustrator, and public speaker. She is also the Chief Operating Officer of What’s Hot In Hip Hop. She performed at South By Southwest this and last year. In August 2015 she released her first full-length album and is currently working on a new EP, having released singles in between. She is a voting member of the Grammys and also talks during this interview about three different crowdfunding campaigns she has undertaken.

Duration: 00:50:25

NHTE 192 Oliver Sean

A former MTV VJ based in England, he is a singer, songwriter, guitar player who recently released his fourth studio album, which landed on the iTunes Best Selling Pre-Orders list. An MTV Europe Music Awards nominee, Rolling Stone magazine said, “It’s like The Eagles have hired Jack Johnson for some lessons on lightening up.” One year ago VH1 released one of his music videos and the BBC have already picked up one of his songs for rotation. He is touring in England and will soon be...

Duration: 00:49:12

NHTE 191 Christian Swain

The founder and host of The Rock N Roll Archaeology Project, which consists of six different podcasts, all surrounding the rock genre. He also has an exciting announcement about a new podcast project in addition to all of those. He himself is a musician, handling lead vocals and guitar in a classic rock band called Tinman, and talks about their upcoming CD release. In his early years his band headlined in the big music venues on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Duration: 00:50:23

NHTE 190 Laura Wright

Las Vegas singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She previously released a full-length album and then put out a five-song Christmas EP last December. Now she is working on a new album. She was a semi-finalist on season five of “American Idol.” She does a solo guest entertainer show on a wide variety of cruise lines, performs in Las Vegas with a group called The Moonshiners and also as a guest entertainer in a group called Divas3. Plus she is a featured singer in “Vegas! The Show” at...

Duration: 00:53:27

NHTE 189 William Crighton

An Australian singer/songwriter who is currently recording his second record for Universal Music, working with producer Matt Sherrod. Last October, Rolling Stone said he, “breathes fresh and strikingly vivid life into the umbrous bush of traditional Australian balladry.” This year he has performed on both coasts of Canada and put out a 7-inch vinyl release and digital single. He has also performed with The Beach Boys and The Temptations.

Duration: 00:53:23

NHTE 188 Charlie Midnight

A producer, lecturer, author, mentor, and songwriter who has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, ranging from Barbra Streisand to Hillary Duff to The Doobie Brothers to Cher, James Brown, and many more. He has earned Grammy and Golden Globe nominations and he has been involved in the writing, conceptualization and production of albums throughout his career that have sold in excess of 50 million copies. As a performer he had gotten signed to a major record label.

Duration: 01:03:42

NHTE 187 Dinorah Zamora

Recorded on-location in San Diego with a Mexican born singer/songwriter who has performed internationally and is working towards an EP release. Already in her young career she has been involved in charitable works, and, she has worked with the Carlos Santana’s former guitar teacher. At the time of the interview she was ranked Number 1 on ReverbNation for her genre in San Diego. She also talks about filming in China for her music video, which got over 16 thousand views in its first two months.

Duration: 00:42:21

NHTE 186 Glenn McCoy

An illustrator, animator, cartoonist, and children’s book author, whose work includes the syndicated comic strips The Duplex and The Flying McCoys. His nationally syndicated editorial cartoons have been reprinted in the New York Times, USA Today, and Newsweek, and appear frequently on CNN. He also works for many of the top magazines, greeting card companies, and publishing houses in the country. His clients range from Playboy to Parade and he has designed and written for several TV and...

Duration: 00:53:24

NHTE 185 Rose Cora Perry

A Canadian singer, songwriter, and guitar player who was interviewed on-location in Nashville at the Summer NAMM Show, she is also a photography model and hosted two popular TV programs up in her hometown. Last year she released a solo album, but also formed a high energy powerhouse duo. This year she was named the #1 Rock Artist for her area by ReverbNation. She even had a starring role in a theatre production of “Legally Blonde” and also published a blog that achieved worldwide syndication.

Duration: 00:53:01

NHTE 184 Derek Norsworthy

A Mississippi-based singer, songwriter, and guitar player who was interviewed on-location in Nashville at the Summer NAMM Show, he has opened for major acts including Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Thompson Square, Brantley Gilbert, Charlie Daniels, 3 Doors Down, and Alabama. He has penned numerous film scores, including on PBS and the CW Television Network. Plus, he had a song featured on a Netflix original series. He is a USO Ambassador Representative and is the founder of...

Duration: 00:43:00

NHTE 183 Shelby Lee Lowe

Recorded on-location in Nashville at the Summer NAMM Show with singer, songwriter, guitar player Shelby Lee Lowe, who released a self-titled album last November. He has opened for major acts such as Charlie Daniels, Cowboy Troy, Sister Hazel, and Confederate Railroad, among others. Last year he secured representation with the same agency that has Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean as clients. Among other live shows, he has played events for the Atlanta Braves and for NASCAR at the Bristol Motor...

Duration: 00:36:31

NHTE 182 Bryce Hitchcock

On-location in Nashville with this singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress! This past February she put out an album entitled, “I Wonder.” Last year she’d put out an EP that had a bonus track co-written and produced by Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick. Approximately a year-and-a-half ago a single for the holidays that she had released got airplay on thousands of stations worldwide. She has written songs for TV and film, including having had a song placed on the Canadian TV show...

Duration: 00:42:09

NHTE 181 Jerry Jean

New York-based singer, songwriter, producer, and musician whose debut full-length album was released in February after having previously released three EPs. The music video for the title track from his newest release got over one million views on Facebook and the new album was mixed and mastered by some of the biggest names in the business. Each of his three EPs had made news either on the iTunes chart or awards-wise.

Duration: 00:55:34

NHTE 180 Tina Perez

A singer/songwriter who also performs in the shows at Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando (2500 capacity venue). She did an EP in 2015, has also released four mixtapes, and is working toward a new EP (or possibly full album). Her background includes having performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City as well as having sung alongside Michael Crawford, of “Phantom of the Opera” fame. Her talents even extend to being a vocal producer and engineer.

Duration: 00:55:47

NHTE 179 Cat Ridgeway

A singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, NPR said that she, “taps into the tradition of American songwriting.” She has worked with several notable producers, including Greg Rike (producer of Deep Purple and the Backstreet Boys) and most recently Ben Cooper (co-writer of Ricky Skaggs’ Grammy Award winning album, “Mosaic”). Her seven-song release in 2015 came via an overfunded crowdfunding campaign. She just returned from traveling internationally and in late July will head to...

Duration: 00:40:25

NHTE 178 Victoria Canal

Currently in London, she’s a singer/songwriter who has overcome a significant physical challenge and plays guitar and piano. Her independently released debut EP garnered over two million plays on Spotify and charted at #6 on Billboard’s “Next Big Sound.” She has toured the southeast of the U.S. twice and is #1 on ReverbNation in the Netherlands, and #96 globally. This coming Fall she’ll be attending NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music while simultaneously working on new material....

Duration: 00:53:57

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