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Musicians Speak Out

Listen to musicians from all over the world speak about music, performance, writing and their stories. Some are Artists, some are Composer and some are both, but all of them will provide a good insight into the world of today’s music.

Hosted by, Joe Carroccio, “Mr. That’s Life”, Musicians Speak Out is an educational, inspirational and entertaining view of music.

 

 

Featured Artists
MEZ (Martian Ear Zit)

MEZ (Martian Ear Zit)

MEZ (Martian Ear Zit) is comprised of Don Ramirez and Scott Tatina. We love to make music. We are available for film, TV and video gaming scores. Check out some of Scott's tunes at http://www.myspace.com/scotttatinacomposer. You can also check out more MEZ and Scott tunes, plus some of Scott's woodwork at http://www.tatina.net/ To the Power of Two is the work of Don Ramirez of Fresno, California and Scott Tatina of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. They met online and discovered mutual interests in music. Over a 2 year period they sent files back and forth via email. With ...

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Duo Scordatura

Duo Scordatura

During past seasons, Nicholas Leh Baker has appeared as Conductor-in-Residence with the Foundation for Modern Music and the Houston Symphonic Band, where he has held the position of Principal Guest Conductor since 2006; where he has not only appeared as conductor on two tours, but has also performed as soloist on numerous occasions. He has also been principal conductor of the Sonus Chamber Orchestra, and has made guest appearances with the Austin Symphony, Alia Musica Pittsburgh, Rose City Chamber Orchestra, the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival, the Shepherd School of Music, Greater Houston Youth Orchestra, and with ...

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Johnny “V” Vernazza

Johnny V Vernazza

Johnny "V" has played guitar with many Blues greats like Chicago guitarist Luther Tucker, Sunnyland Slim, Rock& Roll Legend Chuck Berry, Steve "Guitar" Miller, Greg Allman , George Thorogood, Charlie Daniels , Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen and Elvin Bishop to name a few. Johnny was recruited into Elvin Bishop's band that led to 6 albums, Gold Records, endless touring and the #3 song in the nation by 1974 "Fooled Around and Fell in Love." Elvin and Johnny's dual lead and slide parts set a style that was part of the Southern Rock Sound and ...

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John David Schrader

John David Schrader

Songwriter - Composer - Multi - instrumentalist - Producer - Engineer. That's a lotta hats for one head but John David Schrader loves wearing each one at the right time! With 3 CD releases under his belt;  From Discontent, Blood In The Wood and his 2011 release Daylight Crashing, John is now working on his 4th self-produced CD! All while writing and recording instrumental scores for TV/Film and being out on the road with his slammin' band JSB - John Schrader Band! John was born and raised in Kingston, NY, a small city 90 minutes out of ...

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Randy Granger

Randy Granger

New Mexico musician Randy Granger blends Native American flute music, Singer-Songwriter sensibilities, Pan instruments like the Hang and Halo, percussion into a unique style of music called "Southwest World." It is fitting that this native of the American Southwest would be influenced by the ancient cultures and landscapes seeped in mysticism, history and characters ranging from Geronimo, Billy the Kid, Georgia O’Keefe and hard-scrabble settlers. Born during a thunderstorm in a small Oil-field boom town on the Llano Estacado in southeastern New Mexico where Pumpjacks, Mesquite and Oil Derricks dot the flat landscapes. Oil field ...

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Michael Hepner

Michael Hepner

The great boogie woogie pianist, Bob Seeley taught him his first boogie woogie bass line at 13 years old! The rest as they say was history! Mostly self-taught, he spent one year at North Texas State University hanging around some very talented players such as Lyle Mays and many big band jazzers that eventually led to his first recording contract with a country band in Texas. He then came back to Detroit and had a couple of bands (one with Mark Pasman now host of the motor city blues project for many years) before the New York Express ...

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Dorothy Leigh

Dorothy Leigh

The release of “A Second Chance” introduces the music world to Dorothy Leigh, a Grammy Nominated and powerful, highly respected Singer/Recording Artist with a soulful voice, very expressive style, and ability to interpret lyrics in a meaningful and heartfelt way. Ms. Leigh’s debut work captures the essence of her amazing talent and reflects the emotional depth and breadth of her life-altering journey. “Dorothy’s style of music is a unique blend of Jazzy R&B, ”Rayvon Singleton, A&R of Whitley Productions says. "She has the hottest, freshest sound of Jazzy R&B today!" "Ms. Leigh has gone where no ...

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Brian Collins

Brian Collins

Brian Collins (born October 19, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American country music artist. Between 1973 and 1974, he recorded two albums for Dot Records. In that same time span, he charted three Top 40 singles on the Billboard country charts. His highest-charting single was a No. 10 cover of Jack Greene's "Statue of a Fool." Check out: www.briancollinsmusic.net/

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Rob Anthony

Rob Anthony

Singer, songwriter Rob Anthony believes the true measure of a successful artist is reflected in what he gives back to his community. Through his words & music, Rob is able to arouse interest and raise awareness for a number of different causes. ‘Down the Road’ – a tribute to the men and women in the trucking industry, is a prime example. Anthony’s lyrics paint a vivid picture of Americana and the struggle truckers face to keep this world moving day-to-day. Anthony’s desire is to increase appreciation for an industry that is often times overlooked. Anthony’s soulful ...

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John W. Bailey

John W. Bailey

Good Day, I have dedicated this page to inform you with a tidbit about my past and to give you an idea of where my alter ego (SuperMayne) originated. I will share a little slice of history and point out what my goals are. I also want to point out a few of my accomplishments along the way as I continue forward on my musical quest. I was born September 1,1955 on the southside of Chicago, Illinois. As a child I always had an intense feeling about music. But due to economic strains on my family ...

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Lisa Firestone

Lisa Firestone

What do you get when you combine sensuality with The Divine, and impeccably-crafted piano with world music, commercial pop and sultry groove?   Lisa Firestone.   Her debut release, “LAKE JUNE IN WINTER” showcases “the whole tamale” as she calls it… a woman’s emotional journey through sweetest bliss to strongest rage.  Lisa’s songs are raw, vulnerable, whimsical, sexy, feminine, strong, hopeful, soulful, smart and altogether very human. Awarded BEST SPIRITUAL WRITER and BEST SOLO PIANIST by Songwriter’s Showcase of America, Lisa has become a familiar name in Central Florida.  No stranger to performance, she has received numerous credits ...

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Patrick “BlueFrog” Ellis

Patrick “BlueFrog” Ellis

Front man Patrick “BlueFrog” Ellis of San Diego, California, has been performing for audiences around the globe since 1997. As a Navy Frogman stationed in Germany – Patrick earned the nickname “BlueFrog” while playing the local expat joints. In 2000 Patrick Ellis returned to San Diego and with Alan Adamson formed the original “BlueFrog and Company” as the Tuesday night House Band for “Buffalo Joes” in the Gas Lamp quarter of downtown San Diego. The band hosted one the most respected Blues Jams in the San Diego area. The Band appeared on the NBC “Good-Morning Show” and ...

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Stephen Savage

Stephen Savage

Keyboardist Stephen Savage has taught classical music for more than three decades and has served on the faculties of both the prestigious Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music, but when it came time to compose and record original compositions for his first album, Future Memory, he went in a different direction and created synthesizer-based space music. In addition to teaching music for five years at the Berklee College of Music and the past couple of decades at the New England Conservatory of Music, Savage also has taught at Indian Hill Music ...

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Terry Lewsader

Terry Lewsader

Songwriter / Musician, Terry Lewsader grew up among the farms in a small mid-western town, where farmers, factory workers, and bar-hoppers would frequent the local taverns on Friday and Saturday nights to hear the local bands. Country music was the dominant attraction in the bars, but rock music was quickly taking over the airwaves. It wasn’t long until these two styles of music were fused and a new genre called country-rock was born. “A friend sold me a Mason Proffit album for a buck, and that album changed what I wanted to do musically at ...

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Mercedes Nicole

Mercedes Nicole

An extraordinary vocal jazz stylist and interpreter of standards, blues, original compositions, and New Gospel music, Ms. Nicole brings her unique personality and vocal quality to her performances. Her rich, expressive voice is deepened by a refreshing vulnerability and ardour. Her performance reveals an unending passion for probing the lyric, melodic and rhythmic nuances of her material. Mercedes has performed at numerous venues and festivals, including: Demetrio's Jazz Alley, The Triple Door, Egan's, 88 Keys Whidby Island, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, SAM, Microsoft Auditorium, Shoreline Jazz Festival, Ballard Jazz Festival, Panache Jazz Festival, Westport Blues ...

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Chuck Peterson

Chuck Peterson

After graduating high school, I headed North to Vancouver B.C. where I lived and played for 3 years in an around town, as well as touring with a lounge group across Canada. Back in Seattle, I joined a road band called “Foxfire”, and played the western United states for a year. Solo work followed again in Seattle, until I moved down to Phoenix, Az where I continue to live and play music full time. Playing music as a solo artist, I utilize “backing tracks” to create a fuller band sound, and perform a wide variety of music. ...

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Buckwheat Catapillar

Buckwheat Catapillar

Buckwheat Catapillar began back in the late 90's as Smoking Catapillar of Alice in Wonderland fame and now has morphed into Buckwheat Catapillar, the Musician, Philosopher and Provocateur. Catapillar Music is often comedic and political and always evokes a response. The latest CD "Anxiety" is the work of singer/guitarist/song writer Buckwheat Catapillar, with assistance from the technicians at Lunatech Studios in West Seattle. Buckwheat Catapillar is the son of J.P. Patches and his mother Gertrude, both northwest icons. Born October 31, 1971, Buckwheat has been in a variety of bands over the years including, Baby ...

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Louis Landon

Louis Landon

The life of a working musician and recording artist requires one to wear many hats to measure even a modicum of success. Essential elements that have played deftly into the hands of solo pianist, Louis Landon include diplomat, humorist, entrepreneur, technician, visionary, politician, philosopher, activist, and artisan. A well-rounded, magnetic personality combined with an obvious gift for performing a variety of musical styles opened the door for Landon to tour extensively for three decades alongside some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry. Landon's musical range as a pianist has been highlighted over the ...

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LAVENDERSOUL

LAVENDERSOUL

On “The Positive Music Show” Can you describe the feeling you get inside when you listen to inspired music like LAVENDERSOUL? And can you comprehend the thousand and one little coincidences that brought these souls together and guided them to create the synergy that lets you feel so deeply? The Group Bernard DeSeck Because he was encouraged to sing at an early age by his classically trained grandmother, Bernard DeSeck has been doing that most of his life. With two years of classical voice training under his belt, his teacher saw the amazing ability he had and began to contact the New England Conservatory ...

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BlendJazz

BlendJazz

Resident: USA, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Instruments: Earl Rice (keyboards/Synths/Piano), Henry Mixon (Bass Guitar), Deandre Woods (Drums) This three piece band was re-organized by original members of the former band called Blend, which released its first cd project in February 2010. From that cd, the instrumental track "Lost Without You" was first aired in Europe on JazzNet247. The group BlendJazz has returned with its 2nd cd project entitled EVOLUTION. With the transformation of the group's make up, there was also a change in music style, taking on more of a smooth, jazzy adult contemporary vibe. Currently, BlendJazz' EVOLUTION is in ...

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Darlene  Koldenhoven

Darlene Koldenhoven

Darlene  Koldenhoven is a GRAMMY®Award winning recording artist with three Grammy nominations, known worldwide for her featured soprano solo “Aria” in Yanni, Live at the Acropolis. Darlene's classical crossover CD's Infinite Voice, #1 on the Radio Charts and #2 for the entire year of the Top 100 Airplay for 2007, and Heavenly Peace, her acclaimed Christmas CD, which debuted at #2 on the radio charts, both won a 2007 Lifestyle Music Award for Best Vocal Album and Best Holiday Album, respectively, as voted by Broadcasters worldwide. Darlene's seventh album, Solitary Treasures (10/10/11), debuted at #5 ...

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Joyce Spencer

Joyce Spencer

Joyce was reared in a small town with limited resources to study music; however, it did not discourage her passion. She started playing clarinet in middle school, but grew very fond of the tenor saxophone in the 12th grade. Later, she added the alto sax and flute in college where she majored in instrumental music education. After an approximate 20-year hiatus, Joyce returned to her love and passion for music and released her first CD, “Sweet Dreams”, in 2010. The CD is a collection of instrumental (alto/soprano sax and flute) and vocal music created to calm, ...

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Scarecrowz

Scarecrowz

Formed in August 2000, Scarecrowz are defining a new sound for Ottawa’s alternative scene. With influences from classic and newer bands, coupled with the desire to create music with an edge, their punchy riffs are drawing attention with each performance. The name was chosen to describe the band's sound and character during its early stages around Halloween. “There’s a lot of connotations to it”, says rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist, Ger Madden. “We wanted a name to describe our sound, yet bind us together.” “Every time we do a show, it’s like Halloween for us”, he adds. ...

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Brad Loomis

Brad Loomis

One hundred and fifty years ago, Bradford Loomis would have been riding rail cars out west or sailing down the Mississippi on a paddle boat. Or maybe he would have claimed his stake in the flat lands of the Midwest. Perhaps he would have plied his hand on a ranch in Texas. One thing is for sure, he would have stories to tell. As fate would have it, Bradford was born in Seattle, Washington. Through years of choir, band and orchestra he discovered a powerful kinship to the songs and stories of a bygone era. Because ...

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Brian and Elizabeth LaChance

Brian and Elizabeth LaChance

Brian started playing guitar  at age 12 and was on the road by age 15, playing 6 nights a week, around the country. He ended up playing for the stars such as Alan Jackson, Ray Price, Glen Campbell, to name a few. He also was a Grand Ol Opry stage player. While Brian was on a winter break in Phoenix, in 1996, from playing the theater shows in Eureka  Springs/Branson,  he met  Elizabeth and  fell in love. They both shared a love of music and songwriting.  A year later they married and haven't stopped writing ...

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Herky Cutler

Herky Cutler

Herky Cutler, Singer/Songwriter Secondary Genre Rocker Twin Butte, Alberta Canada Having done the rock and roll band "thing," I now choose to travel alone, playing both relatively small and intimate venues, in addition to larger bars, lounges all the way up to music festivals. My music has many faces....rock...blues...country...folk...celtic...latin... and speaks with many tongues about who I am, what I believe in, and what makes me laugh. I've been influenced by many including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, and MANY of the independent artists that I have heard over the years. ...

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Rhett Davis

Rhett Davis

Rhett was born in England, immigrated to Canada and grew up in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. He was lead singer and front man for a local group “THE WINMEN”. They recorded a regional hit “A Nickel Piece of Candy” and played major venues in British Columbia and Washington State. After long time school buddies went their separate ways, Rhett joined a well-established Toronto nightclub act, “THE HILITES” that performed in major venues, conventions, lounges and television in US, Europe, The Mid- East and Canada. When the HILITES disbanded, Rhett returned to Nashville where he ...

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Silverfox

Silverfox

Silverfox is seen lifting his flutes as if to call upon the Great Spirit!   Silverfox, Native American (Apache) Flute Player and “Tribal Fusion” fuses together the old ancient sounds of the Native American flutes with riveting modern sounds.   Silverfox is currently touring his “Tribal Fusion” sounds doing fairs, festivals, museums, casinos, schools and restaurants, performing his heart and soul out.  This thrilling musical experience presented by Silverfox is more than a feeling as his sacred sounds fill the very core of what we feel as we drift into his delightful performance.   Taught ...

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Dave Undis

Dave Undis

Dave Undis Country Music songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee Partners: Chip Nietfeld, singer-songwriter in Franklin, Tennessee and Dave Crowley, singer-songwriter in Honolulu, Hawaii Check out:    www.americansongspace.com/DaveUndis/

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Yonatan Miller

Yonatan Miller

Yonatan Miller grew up studying classical violin and “converted” to folk, rock, blues, pop and country in the late 70’s while at college in the USA. He made his mark on the Israeli pop scene in the early 80's in the band "Like a Gypsy" (Kmo Tsoani) and the popular children’s TV show "Hopa Hey". In addition he was a charter member of the country/Irish/folk ensemble "The Jerusalem Taverners" which performed throughout Israel during the 80's and 90's reappearing at the Jacobs Ladder folk festival for a special reunion in 2007. He appeared on TV ...

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Artists With "Musicians Speak Out" Interviews

4 stories high
Anne Trenning
Annette Cantor
AOMUSIC
Avguste Antonov
Beverly Ritz
BlendJazz
Bob Crawford
Brad Loomis
Brett Mikels
Brian and Elizabeth LaChance
Brian Collins
Buckwheat Catapillar
Celia
Chaser Eight
Chuck Peterson
Combat Fusion Jazz Band
Craig Karolus
Darlene Koldenhoven
Dave Undis
Dean Burnett
Dorothy Leigh
Duo Scordatura
Elizabeth Geyer
Ellen Christi
Erich McMann
Frank Piombo
Gino Goss
Herky Cutler
Honey Dawn Karima
Jack Couchman
Jeff Senour
Jhonny K
Jill Sissel
Joggyn Smyler (Frank Zee)
John Adorney
John David Schrader
John W. Bailey
Johnny "V" Vernazza
Johnny Zapp
Josh Mottley
Joy Mover
Joyce Spencer
LAVENDERSOUL
Lisa Firestone
Louis Landon
Mercedes Nicole
MEZ (Martian Ear Zit)
Michael Edging and Mike Stewart
Michael Harrison
Michael Hepner
Michael Moon
Oxford Coma
Paris Toon
Patrick “BlueFrog” Ellis
Paul Adams
Paz del Castillo
Randy Granger
Rhett Davis
Richard Carr
Rob Anthony
Rob Darby
Rob Randolph Band
Robin Roberts and Billie Preston
Roots Rock Society (RRS)
Sam Hankins
Scarecrowz
Silverfox
Stephen Savage
SusieCool
Terry Lewsader
Victor James Dougherty
Victoria De mare
Yonatan Miller
 

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