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Now Hear This Entertainment

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Now Hear This Entertainment features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.

Now Hear This Entertainment features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.

Location:

Tampa, FL

Description:

Now Hear This Entertainment features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.

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Language:

English


Episodes

NHTE 430 Lisa McClowry

5/11/2022
Las Vegas performer who is a singer, songwriter, vocal producer, and vocal & performance coach. She just released a new single in January and has written with a GRAMMY Award winner on her original music and co-wrote with another notable name on a song for a motion picture. Her voice has also been heard in popular jingles for commercials, and her voice was heard in a Rugrats movie by Universal Pictures. In Las Vegas she performs on “The Strip” six nights a week in the role of music icon Cher...

Duration:00:54:40

NHTE 429 Dana Rexx

5/4/2022
Belgium-based singer, songwriter, performer, and podcast host whose latest release was a five-song EP that she put out last year, with two of the songs from that each gaining over one hundred thousand streams on Spotify. Last year she also wrote and submitted music for the Eurovision Song Contest, which has led to additional efforts she is making this year to again include that and other initiatives. She has enjoyed support from not only Belgian but international radio stations as well....

Duration:00:56:30

NHTE 428 Chris Pelonis

4/27/2022
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and recording engineer who is also the founder of the independent record label Lost Coast Records. He also owns Lost Chord Guitars, which includes a music venue and a boutique guitar shop. He even is the founder of a company that does speaker systems. Throughout his career he has performed or worked with everyone from actor and recording artist Jeff Bridges to Disney to Third Eye Blind, Michael McDonald, and more. He is currently working...

Duration:01:04:11

NHTE 427 Peach Martine

4/20/2022
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, and film composer who just released a new single less than two weeks ago and also has an album coming out later this year. In 2019 she appeared on Season 17 of “American Idol,” and she has also toured with High School Nation. She has 1.1 million followers on TikTok and over 100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, where her top five songs have a combined total of over three million streams. On top of all that, the videos on her official...

Duration:00:50:09

NHTE 426 Alan Chapell

4/13/2022
A singer, songwriter, piano player whose music has gotten more than a million-and-a-half streams. As recently as two months ago he has been opening for the Gin Blossoms and has also been invited to plays with the likes of Everclear, Lisa Loeb, 38 Special, and more. He has not only performed throughout the U.S. but in international locations such as Nicaragua and Croatia. He has gotten acclaim from a number of publications, including Huffington Post, and has had Jerry Harrison from Talking...

Duration:00:49:24

NHTE 425 Joe Lamond

4/6/2022
The president and CEO of NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, which is a global not-for-profit trade association representing more than ten thousand manufacturers and retailers of musical instruments, professional sound, and live event production products. Their massive annual trade show is coming up at the beginning of June in Anaheim, the proceeds from which they reinvest into grants, scholarships, scientific research, industry promotions, and public and government relations...

Duration:00:56:42

NHTE 424 Alyssa Jacey

3/30/2022
Nashville-based singer, songwriter, guitar player and percussionist who has a new single coming out this Friday, April 1st, after having just released another new song earlier this month. She has been crowdfunding towards what will be her tenth album and along the way has launched what she calls an ‘inspirational career coaching’ business that is not just for musicians. She continues to perform regularly, not only in Music City but as far away as San Diego and Hawaii, among other locations....

Duration:01:01:30

NHTE 423 Vincent Connor

3/23/2022
Miami-based singer, director, and producer who has performed and directed in over 40 productions throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. His latest project is as a member of the group EleMenTrio, which has its debut shows next month. He is also the co-creator of Mad Hatter – The Musical. Plus, he has served in roles ranging from Artistic Director for the Vienna Summer Music Festival, General Director at Opera Orlando, and Assistant Director at Opera in...

Duration:00:54:25

NHTE 422 Ken Stacey Part 2

3/16/2022
When combined with the first part of the interview, this truly constitutes what could be called a masterclass. Continuing from last week’s conversation packed with content gold, hear this time about an A-lister that he is coaching, his time working on “American Idol” – including a Scotty McCreery story – plus he talks about what is at the root of performers getting stage fright, plus he shares about some of the artists he’s working with. All this from a vocalist, songwriter, guitar player,...

Duration:00:58:55

NHTE 422 Ken Stacey Part 1

3/9/2022
A vocalist, songwriter, guitar player, producer, vocal arranger, artist mentor, and vocal coach. He was the lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist from 2006-2008 and 2013-2020 for five-time-GRAMMY-nominated pop supergroup Ambrosia. He has been a member of the Elton John Band and the Michael Jackson “This Is It” band. He also worked as a Vocal & Performance Coach, Vocal Arranger/Producer and First Line Judge on seasons 10 and 11 of “American Idol.” As a session vocalist, he has sung on many...

Duration:00:57:01

NHTE 421 Mark Herndon

3/2/2022
A Country Music Hall of Fame drummer who performed with the legendary group Alabama for nearly three decades. He was part of the ceremony when Alabama received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and continues to play, produce, and record. He is the author of a book titled, “The High Road: Memories From a Long Trip,” which is described as an intimate collection of personal memoirs spotlighting the highlights and lowlights of his life journey and music career.

Duration:01:01:43

NHTE 420 Svavar Knutur

2/23/2022
Based in Iceland, he is a singer, songwriter, guitar player who last year released three singles and a 15-song album. In recent years he has extensively toured Australia, the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Europe, playing over one hundred live concerts per year. He has been written about by the German edition of Rolling Stone as well as a notable magazine in Australia. He has been releasing original music since 2009 and has almost 36 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify and more than...

Duration:01:13:45

NHTE 419 Bill Champlin

2/16/2022
A multi-GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who spent 28 years as a member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago. He has performed around the world and has a musical career that goes all the way back to a band he formed in 1961. Along the way he has worked with everyone from Patti LaBelle to Elton John, Donna Summer, Neil Diamond, and Kenny Rogers, among many others. He continues to write, record, and perform, having released a 14-song album last year.

Duration:01:08:38

NHTE 418 Marty Ray

2/9/2022
Nashville-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who has over one point five million social media followers across Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter, PLUS he has 27 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify. He appeared on YouTube’s show “Best Cover Ever” (with Ludacris and Flo Rida). He has performed with artists ranging from Vanilla Ice to 38 Special AND he also is the host of a podcast.

Duration:00:59:53

NHTE 417 Townsend

2/2/2022
She just released a brand-new single less than a week ago, which follows a five-song EP that she had put out in mid-November. An Arkansas-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, she had also released four singles in 2021. She has opened for chart-topping artists and has a number of endorsements, which she talks about here. She has performed there in Arkansas as well as in Florida, Iowa, Virginia, Carolina, and even at the Cartagena International Guitar Festival down in Colombia. She...

Duration:00:56:53

NHTE 416 Zack Greenburg

1/26/2022
He spent ten years as a FORBES senior editor and now covers the business of music at Substack, where he is writing a twice-weekly newsletter and serializing his fifth book, We Are All Musicians Now. He has been a source for the BBC, NPR, and 60 Minutes, and a speaker at South By Southwest, the global tech event CES, plus TEDx, Princeton and Harvard. Steve Forbes said of this guest, “There is no keener, more knowledgeable and scintillating observer of the modern cultural scene.” He was...

Duration:00:10:55

NHTE 415 Don Carr

1/19/2022
He toured as the lead guitarist for the legendary Oak Ridge Boys for 23 years while maintaining a busy recording schedule in Nashville. He has made hundreds of TV appearances, played thousands of live performances nationally and abroad – including three performances at the White House – and has shared the stage with everyone from Lou Rawls and James Brown to Merle Haggard and Tim McGraw. He currently works at Sweetwater as the guitarist for the recording studio and also creates written and...

Duration:01:00:24

NHTE 414 Carly Jo Jackson

1/12/2022
Austin-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who just released a brand new single the day after Christmas and is releasing a music video for it. She had also put out a new song last June and is performing regularly around the Austin area. In 2019 she released an EP that featured vocals from Michael McDonald, who she has opened for along with Kenny Loggins and Dennis Quaid. She also caught the attention of actor Jeff Bridges, who has featured her online as a result. She was previously a...

Duration:01:05:54

NHTE 413 Jonathan Cummings

1/5/2022
A singer, songwriter, guitar player, and drummer based in southeast Florida. Having also lived in Los Angeles, he has had the distinction of working with many greats in rock, pop, and jazz, including Barry Manilow. Plus, he is currently part of the national touring production “Mercury: The Story of Queen’s Front Man.” He has also performed in national touring productions such as “Broadway Music on Tour” and “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber,” plus he is the creator of “The Troubadour’s...

Duration:01:00:47

NHTE 412 Fred Mollin

12/29/2021
A record producer, film and TV composer, songwriter, arranger, musical director, and bandleader. He first came into international prominence as a record producer in the late ‘70s, producing numerous albums and singles, including the GRAMMY-nominated "Sometimes When We Touch" by Dan Hill. He also worked on two GRAMMY-nominated Johnny Mathis albums. Growing a reputation as a duet producer, he has spent the past five years producing duets with such artists as Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Vince...

Duration:00:56:51