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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
Erich McMann

Erich McMann

In 1961 Eric was born in Chicago, IL. He came from a musical family and started playing guitar in 1972. His first band played at local talent shows and block parties. In 1980 he started a band called “The Crickle” a tribute to the 1960’s “British Invasion.” The band played at clubs and colleges throughout the Midwest. In the late 80’s he started a recording studio called “The Farm” and recorded several original CD’s as well as releases for other Chicago area bands. “Crickle’s” albums charted nationally and were part of the “Paisley Underground” alternative music ...

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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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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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Avguste Antonov

Avguste Antonov

Pianist Avguste Antonov leads an active career as soloist, teacher and church pianist. He is currently Piano Instructor at The Master's Touch School of Music & Performing Arts, LLC. in Grapevine (Texas) and worship pianist for the Cornerstone Church in Irving (Texas). Avguste Antonov has presented recitals in Bordeaux (France), Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and has performed extensively with the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, University of Kansas Symphony, Symphonic Choir and the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony. Performance venues include the Music Education National Convention with the University of ...

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Anne Trenning

Anne Trenning

Instrumental pianist Anne Trenning titled her third recording Watching for Rain, as a metaphor indicating a time of hopeful anticipation. “As our world continues to face the challenges of economy, war and the environment, we find ourselves looking toward new opportunities, for rain to come and refresh the earth, and for growth and positive change to occur.” Trenning explains, “In a broader sense, it seems many of us are hoping for our world to enter a period of healing; we want to be part of a cleansing transformation — which is why I chose the analogy ...

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AOMUSIC

AOMUSIC

The musical group AOMUSIC was founded on the belief that “nature only knows humanity as one being -- that we are facets of one jewel.” On their fourth album, hokulea, AOMUSIC continues to create astounding, transformative, international, vocal-oriented, world-fusion sounds truly reflecting our global community (with all profits going to children in need). The music on this CD features lyrics from around the world (Swahili, Zulu, West African, Hindi, Japanese, English, Polynesian, Indonesian, Hebrew and Xhosa), newly-created vocal sounds, worldbeat rhythms, one of the most acclaimed new age vocalists of our time, and children’s choirs from ...

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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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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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Jill Sissel

Jill Sissel

Jill Sissel has been writing and performing her acclaimed Americana/ Blues music in the Nashville area for more than 15 years. In 1999, Just Plain Folks nominated her for Americana Album of the Year, and she has garnered numerous other awards and honors since. Jill has just released a soulful, evocative blues album, Tell the Truth, her 7th studio release to date. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jill was always interested in the guitar. Her first acoustic for her 8th Christmas was an Aspen. The name of the guitar was significant to her ...

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Honey Dawn Karima

Honey Dawn Karima

Honey Dawn Karima Pettigrew is Creek/Cherokee and belongs to the Panther/Tiger and Red Paint Clans. Currently, she is the host of A CONVERSATION WITH DAWN KARIMA , a Native American talk show that airs on Talktainment Radio and REZERVATIONS WITH DAWN KARIMA, a Native American talk show that airs on Native Voice One (www.nv1.org). She is the author of two novels, THE WAY WE MAKE SENSE ( San Francisco: Aunt Lute, 2002.) and THE MARRIAGE OF SAINTS ( Norman: University of Oklahoma, 2006.). She is the co-author of CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY READ ( Cleveland ...

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Victor James Dougherty

Victor James Dougherty

Victor, combines years of guitar & vocal performance with soulful lyrics to create memorable songs that inspire and transform. As a new consciousness sweeps the globe art, literature, movies, books and music have been at the forefront reflecting this moment in history called by Eckhardt Tolle "A new Earth" and others "The Great Turning." Victor has, through his own inner journey, combined years of performance with song writing and captured the essence of some key signposts pointing the way to our next step in evolution; presence of mind. Raised in Kansas City, this acoustic artist ...

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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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Rob Darby

Rob Darby

Rob Darby is a keyboardist and composer of instrumental music that would, for lack of a better fit elsewhere, fall into the broad category of “New Age Music.” Rob grew up playing guitar, bass, and keyboards in rock bands, studied jazz in college (as a guitarist), and eventually found himself drawn back to keyboards. Rob's compositions are moderately rhythmic, fairly “piano-centric” with elements of jazz, new age, rock, and pop. Influences include the music of Rick Wakeman, Vangelis, Jack Bruce and Christopher Franke. Rob considers music to be a wonderful gift—something to be explored and discovered—something ...

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Jeff Senour

Jeff Senour

Jeff's musical infatuation began with the unforgettable artists and rock and roll tunes we all still love today. He brings a life-size heart to match his big sound! Jeff performs both originals and covers. Like most of his band mates, Jeff has played professionally since his high school and college days and brings a wealth of knowledge to the band. He loves the music he writes and plays but even more so seeing his audience get involved with the tunes. An accomplished guitarist and song writer, Jeff started playing as a child and continues to write ...

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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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Rob Randolph Band

Rob Randolph Band

The Rob Randolph Band is an Acoustic Rock group currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona. A newly formed group, from the mind of Rob Randolph, is an eclectic selection of very talented musicians that covers a wide range of age and experience.  Rob Randolph has spent the last year & a half putting together his most recent album, The Truth We Tell Ourselves.  This album is Rob Randolph’s sophomore album released under his name. Rob Randolph has been playing guitar, singing and writing music for the last 18 years.  He learned to play guitar from ...

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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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Frank Piombo

Frank Piombo

My musical career spans three plus decades of professional entertainment as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. I have appeared as a lead guitarist and vocalist with many live bands throughout my career. My performance history includes work with bands such as Sidewalk Symphony, The Fantasy Band, Stepping Out, The New Prince Band, US & Co., and the original Infernos. I have shared the stage with such great recording artists as The Duprees, The Mellow Kings, Vito and the Salutations, and Vito and the Elegants. I have also shared the stage with various European performers, touring the New ...

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Beverly Ritz

Beverly Ritz

Beverly Ritz is a highly respected pianist, composer, and recording artist. Born in Washington, D.C., she grew up listening to beautiful music. When her father drove her to school, she was inundated with the sounds of classical music. In the house, her mother listened to the songs of Jobim and Mancini on popular radio. Beverly began to write down the music she heard in her head even before starting piano lessons at the age of 8. By the time she was in 3rd grade, Ritz realized she had a God-given mission to write, record, and ...

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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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Chaser Eight

Chaser Eight

North Haven, Connecticut rock quintet Chaser Eight craft epic and moody rock that recalls the grandeur of David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Killers, and even Lana Del Rey. The group boasts bluesy and richly expressive vocals, mesmerizingly textured guitar playing, and a dynamic and imaginative rhythm section. Their latest EP, Up and Up, is emotionally expansive, from the soulfully uplifting “Take Me Higher” to the gorgeously gloomy “Addict.” Chaser Eight has opened for The London Souls and The Radiators. The quintet’s music has been played on Connecticut ...

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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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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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Johnny Zapp

Johnny Zapp

Born in Huntington Beach, CA to a musical family, it was no surprise that I loved music and started playing mandolins and guitars, learning traditional Italian music as early as age four. By the time I hit elementary school, I was completely fascinated by the records my older brothers and sister were listening to.  Bands like Cheap Trick, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.  I wanted to know how they made those sounds and I was going to learn.  By the time I was in 7th grade, I started putting together a band with my likeminded ...

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Michael Edging and Mike Stewart

Michael Edging and Mike Stewart

This is a fantastic saxophone and piano Smooth Jazz album by two veteran musicians Michael Edging and Mike Stewart. These two players worked together for many years in the Atlanta area studios playing on stages and record projects for many years and it shows in these fantastic compositions. With a smooth yet firm sax style and strong yet lilting tone, Mike Edging brings a new higher level to the art of Saxophone performance and Mike Stewart's compositions and keyboard work are unsurpassed. One of the songs Mike Edging wrote is a tribute to John Coltrane--"Unspoken", ...

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Oxford Coma

Oxford Coma

The Oxford Coma formed in mid 2011 in Phoenix, AZ, out of the aftermath of several other deceased projects. Drummer Casey Dillon and guitarist Billy Tegethoff were the last members standing of Verico, as well as the remnants of several other projects dating back to when they were both in high school. Verico had been a four piece that included a stand-alone vocalist. When the band split there wasn't really a clear direction in which way the remaining pair wanted to go. Casey hopped on bass for a brief period of time. They contemplated a ...

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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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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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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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Dean Burnett

Dean Burnett

In the beginning... Dean started writing songs and poetry from about the age of ten. As he grew he got into music and started off on the guitar. After a brief spell he discovered the wonders of Synthesizers and bought his first monophonic synth in the early 80's. Since then Dean has written and co-written hundereds of songs and been involved in bands such as Japanese Whispers and The Tower/Redshift. These bands are having their music re-released at present with singles from Dean,The Tower and Japanese Whispers all out on download stores. After the disappointment of The ...

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Artists With "Musicians Speak Out" Interviews

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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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