Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Announcement
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reveals its 2021 Inductees, celebrating the most diverse list of Inductees in the history of the organization. We are joined by Jason Hanley of the Rock & Rall Hall of Fame to Analyze the inductees. They are:
Early Influence Award:
Musical Excellence Award:
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Ahmet Ertegun Award:
Singer/Songwriter: Erin Rae
Singer/Songwriter: Olivia Ellen Lloyd
Fashioning her vintage sensibilities and spirited persona into a winning combination, it’s no wonder Olivia Ellen Lloyd has the music world buzzing.
Her debut album Loose Cannon has drawn comparisons to John Prine (RollingStone Country) and the single of the same name spent three weeks on Gimme Country’s Top Five, and has been streamed over 100,000 times on Apple Music.
We welcome Olivia for an in-depth conversation that not only touches on the music but also her upbringing and incredible stories of her journeys, including a life-changing trip to Guatemala. To find out more about the organization ‘United for A Better Life’ and learn ways you can change lives, visit the organization’s website: https://upavim.org
For more on Olivia Ellen Lloyd including upcoming tour dates, visit https://olivialloydmusic.com/
Singer/Songwriter: Kris Angelis
Folk-Pop Group: Ryanhood
Composer/Singer/Songwriter Mackenzie Shivers
Music Publicist/Musician: Maggie Poulos
Singer/Songwriter Lisa De Angelis
Alt-Pop/Rock Band: January Jane
Singer/Songwriter: Claudia Hoyser
Singer/Songwriter: Morgan Wade
We welcome Morgan Wade, one of the hottest musical poets to emerge in quite some time.
Singer/Songwriter Hadley Kennary
Singer/Songwriter Vanessa Peters
Texas-and-Italy-based Singer/Songwriter Vanessa Peters returns to the show for the first time since April 2020! With a brand new album ‘Modern Age’ out on April 23rd, Vanessa shares the journey of what is one of her most special albums yet, worked on in four different countries, and in pop-up studios before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Singer/Songwriter Shannon McNally
Singer,Songwriter & Guitarist: Cy Winstanley
A multi-faceted and versatile artist, Cy Winstanley is one of the most special singers, songwriters, and guitarists in Nashville. Born in New Zealand, Cy is best known as the lead singer for award-winning band ‘Tattletale Saints’, where he has released several well-known albums including 2020’s ‘Dancing Under The Dogwoods’.
Producer/Artist: Jordan Miller
Jordan Miller, also known by the artistic moniker ‘Blue Room Movie Club’ joins Jamie on the show.
Singer/Songwriter: Mary Sarah
A Country music powerhouse, singer/songwriter Mary Sarah joins Jamie on the show.
Singer/Songwriter: Juliana Hatfield
Pop Artist: Alex Shera
For more on Alex Shera, follow him on Instagram: @alexshera
Singer and Entrepreneur: Niki Tonik
Singer/Songwriter: Savannah Keyes
Singer/Songwriter John Smith
A masterful storyteller, singer, and songwriter, John Smith joins Jamie to celebrate the release of his brand new album ‘The Fray’.
An album steeped in resilience, overcoming obstacles, and never giving up, ‘The Fray’ sees Smith touching down not only on his own emotional turmoil experienced over the past year but also of those around him.
With an all-star cast of guests including Grammy nominee Sarah Jarosz, Courtney Hartman, and more, this is an album that has critics and audience buzzing, as an early 2021 masterpiece.
Join us to learn the inside story of the album, what 2020 was like for John, his thoughts on the streaming era, and lots more.
For more on John Smith, visit: johnsmithjohnsmith.com
Singer/Songwriter: Katie Frank
In the midst of her first new music in 3 years, Jamie welcomes one of Americana-Rock’s ‘buzziest’ artists: Katie Frank.
With passionate songwriting from the soul and rocking’ energy reminiscent of mid 90’s female powerhouses like Kate Bush and Courtney Love, Katie’s songs are sure to strike a chord with listeners worldwide.
Join us as Katie shares her journey from Philadelphia to Nashville, her upcoming album ”Small Town Mind’, the new single ‘Politician’ and lots more.
And stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Dark Cloud’, the newest upcoming single.
For more on Katie Frank: www.katiefrankmusic.com
Singer & Actress: Nina Herzog
Better known as the speaking voice of Odette, The Swan Princess, in Sony Animation’s “The Swan Princess” series, Nina has just released her debut EP ‘Together Away’.
The EP, a breathtaking 6 song piece, full of touching melodies and honest emotions is a journey that explores the landscape of unconditional love and profound loss with an open heart. Join us to learn the career genesis of Nina Herzog, from her earliest memories singing as a child, to performing with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C and lots more. Stay tuned for a gorgeous rendition of ‘Least Resistance from the brand new EP: Together Away. Available NOW.
Singer/Songwriter: Jack Harris
A rising talent with an irresistible combination of soaring vocals and pristine storytelling, we welcome Jack Harris to the show.
Born in upstate New York and based in Ohio, Harris has created a sound completely his own, inspired by musical influences as timeless as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.
The past few years have seen Harris release a batch of new music that has caught the ears of critics and fans alike, with a variety of catchy and irresistible singles including ‘Be My Air’, ‘Take My Hand’, and ‘For The Night’ featuring Siena Bella.
Join us to learn the journey of this artist you have to know, from his early years in Ohio to the creative process that fuels him among other topics.
For more information, including future tour dates and more, visit: https://www.jackharrissongs.com/
Musician/Entrepreneur Ari Herstand
Described by Forbes as “the poster child of DIY music” Jamie welcomes Ari Herstand, one of the most influential young entrepreneurs in the music business today.
Singer/Songwriter: David Cook
The Winner of American Idol season 7, Nashville-based Singer/Songwriter David Cook joins Jamie on the show.
Country Rock Group: Raquel & The Wildflowers
An exciting emerging country-rock band, Jamie is joined by ‘Raquel & The Wildflowers’, part of the tantalizing New York country music scene.
With a stage presence and sound captivating fans all over the country, the quintet has been gaining significant airplay at a multitude of national stations, including iHeart Radio KISS FM, NY 94.7 Country FM, and more.
The band is also gearing up for a busy year ahead, slated to perform in major festivals (COVID-19 permitting) including Country Fest 2021 with headlining artists Kane Brown, Dierks Bentley, and Thomas Rhett.
Join us to hear the inside story of the genesis of the band, from the members themselves: Raquel de Souza (Lead Singer), Luis Cruz (Guitars/Backing Vocals), Cat Lines (Fiddle/Vocals), Tommy Carlucci (Drums) and Steve Riccio (Guitars).
Stay tuned for an exclusive performance of their hit single ‘Room 15’ and for tour dates and more information: raquelwildflowers.com
Singer/Songwriter: Maggie Rose
One of the most beloved voices in American music today, Jamie is pleased to welcome Maggie Rose to the show.
Hailing from Maryland and now firmly established in Music City: Nashville TN, Maggie is celebrating the upcoming release of her third full length Album ‘Have a Seat’ which arrives on Friday August 20th.
The album was produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes at the iconic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and sees Maggie expanding her sound in exciting new directions along with her trademark songwriting quality.
Join us to hear stories of Maggie visiting our U.S troops in the Middle East, her special relationship with ‘Them Vibes’ , Carole King covers and much more
Singer/Songwriter: Pearl Charles
Singer/Songwriter: Juanita Stein
Electronic-Indie Duo: DECOUPLR
Singer/Songwriter: Liz Longley
With a ‘Once in a Generation’ voice, Liz Longley has earned a sterling reputation as one of Nashville’s most special Singer/Songwriters.
The Berklee College of Music grad recently released her sixth studio album ‘Funeral For My Past’ which was lauded by everyone from Forbes: “stunning new album” to Billboard “gospel-flavored soul to shimmering pop anthems” and includes instant classics like ‘My Muse’ and ‘Feel It All Over’.
We welcome Liz for a fantastic chat that goes through her songwriting journey, relationship with her fans, making history through Kickstarter and much more.
For more on Liz Longley: lizlongley.com
Singer/Songwriter: Cristina Vane
A groundbreaking talent, Jamie is pleased to welcome Nashville-based Singer/Songwriter Cristina Vane to the show.
With a blend of folk, country, and delta blues, Cristina has taken her unique Italian and Central American heritage and combined it with the gospel of music in ways that have not been heard or explored before.
From a unique upbringing to soul-strengthening travels and stories in Venice Beach, California, and beyond, Cristina is readying her trailblazing new album ‘Nowhere Sounds Lovely’ out on April 2nd.
Join us for this wonderful episode, where Cristina shares her unique journey in detail. Growing up in Europe, summers in New York, the Venice Beach era, and lots more.
For more on Cristina Vane, visit www.cristinavane.com, and check out her album ‘Nowhere Sounds Lovely’ on April 2nd.
Composer, Pianist, and Singer: Adam Chester
With a special zest for life, undeniable charisma, and a plethora of talent, Adam Chester is a musical trailblazer.
With a career that has spawned decades, Adam is a mainstay in Southern California and since 2005, he’s earned the title of the “Surrogate Elton John”.
This by working exclusively with Sir Elton and his band as Elton’s only “stand-in” on the piano and vocals for various rehearsals, sound checks, and concert appearances.
Adam is also the author of, “S’Mother”, a book about inappropriate letters he received from his mother over the past 30 years which is available now wherever books are sold.
Jamie is pleased to welcome Adam for a special conversation that touches on everything from his start in Miami Beach Senior High, to performing at Madison Square Garden with Elton John and more.
Stay tuned as well, for a spine-chilling musical performance from Adam.
For more on Adam Chester: adamchester.com/
Toronto-born London/raised singer/Songwriter Devan joins Jamie on the show to celebrate her highly anticipated solo debut EP ‘Pink Noise’, out February 26.
With musical influences as varied as Stevie Nicks, James Taylor, and Florence + The Machine, this EP has been a long time coming for the friend of the show, whose voice has been characterized as ‘mesmerizing’ (Wonderland) and ‘spellbinding’ (Earmilk) among other superlatives.
Check out ‘Pink Noise’ OUT on February 26th, and for more on Devan, visit devan-music.com.
Singer/Songwriter: Bre Kennedy
With soaring vocals, powerful stage presence, and unmistakable depth, Bre Kennedy has become one of Nashville’s most in-demand artists.
Fresh of the release of her latest single ‘The Hardest Part’ with Hadley Kennary and part of Dylan Rockoff’s ‘Problems’, Bre joins Jamie on the show for a special episode.
Join us to learn about her journey from Salt Lake City to Nashville (Via Los Angeles), her music, expectations in a COVID world and she even plays ‘Flip The Tune’ as well.
For more on Bre Kennedy including future tour dates, news, and more: https://www.iambrekennedy.com/
Alt-Rock Band: Strawberry Launch
Musical Group: The Arcadian Wild
Led by songwriters Isaac Horn (guitar), Lincoln Mick (mandolin), and the support of other gifted musicians, The Arcadian Wild has quickly established themselves as trailblazers and musical critical favorites.
With a completely unique and original sound, the band just released an instant classic EP titled ‘Principium’ which is a four-song musical and cinematic short film project that is as mesmerizing as it is unique.
Join us, as Isaac and Lincoln sit with Jamie to share their unique story, influences, anecdotes, and play ‘Flip The Tune’.
For more on The Arcadian Wild: www.thearcadianwild.com
Singer/Songwriter: Connor Leimer
Thrilled to welcome Nashville based (via Kansas City) Singer/Songwriter Connor Leimer to the show.
Connor, has gone in a few short years from limitless potential to making waves in the music world, now collaborating with such talents as Grammy® award-winning Producer Matt Rollings and Grammy ® award-winning mixer Michael H. Brauer.
In the middle of a creative explosion, Connor has released in 2021 alone three hit singles: ‘Cheap’, ‘Lonely Life’, and ‘Things I Never Do’, the latter of which he performs exclusively for our show.
For more on Connor Leimer, visit: connorleimer.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 With Jason Hanley
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced this week the Nominees for 2021 Induction.
We sat down with our friend of the show Jason Hanley (VP education And Visitor Engagement) to chat about the nomination process, the nominees, and lots more.
Inductees will be announced in May 2021. Fans can cast their votes at rockhall.com through April 30th.
Editor/Poet/Essayist: Leslie LaChance
Thrilled to be joined by a Nashville cultural pillar: Leslie LaChance
A ray of creative sunshine radiating from East Nashville, Leslie is a renowned poet, essayist, and editor whose work has been featured in a plethora of publications including: The East Nashvillian, Tennessee Home & Farm, The Birmingham Poetry Review and The Greensboro Review to name a select few.
Leslie was also the editor for the memoir written by friend of the show Seth Walker (Episode #110) ‘Your Van is on Fire’ available now on https://sethwalker.com.
We hope you enjoy this very insightful episode that touches on a variety of insightful topics, such as: elder wisdom, what makes Nashville special for creatives, and lots more.
For more information on the wonderful Leslie LaChance: http://www.leslielachance.com/
Singer/Songwriter: Allison Mahal
With an unapologetically in-your-face style of alt-pop that is strong and stylish, Allison Mahal has slowly but surely been leaving her imprints over Nashville.
Her latest EP ‘Me Now’ is charged with unique smoky mid-range vocals and catchy songs that will make you an instant fan.
Join us as Allison shares with Jamie her artistic and musical path and make sure to stream her latest EP ‘Me Now’ out now.
For more on Allison Mahal visit: allisonmahal.com
Singer/Songwriter Luke Bentham (The Dirty Nil)
Luke Bentham, frontman and guitarist for Canadian Alt-Rockers ‘The Dirty Nil’ joins Jamie on the show!
Fresh of the release of the band’s critically acclaimed album ‘F*ck Art’ Luke shares with Jamie the inside stories behind the new songs, how the video for Blunt Force Concussion led to an allergy attack, the band’s first-ever practices and lots more.
Make sure to check out ‘F*ck Art’ the brand new album from The Dirty Nil, and for more information on the band, including future tour dates, fan club and more, visit: www.thedirtynil.com
Musical Group: Track45
Singer/Songwriter JJ Wilde
Pop/Rock Group: Smith And Thell
Friends of the show ‘Smith & Thell’ return to the show for the first time since summer 2020!
With a brand new album ‘Pixie’s Parasol’ coming out on February 5th, 2021, Victor Thell and Maria Jane Smith join Jamie to discuss the new songs, the creative process behind them, and lots of other topics.
The Swedish hit-makers also play ‘Flip The Tune’ our newest game to try and identify their own songs in reverse!
Make sure to check out ‘Pixie’s Parasol’ Vol.1 out February 5th, and for more follow the band on Instagram: @smithandthell
Singer/Songwriter: Ronnie Watts
With soaring vocal power and intimate heartfelt songwriting, Ronnie Watts is slowly but surely asserting herself as a force to be reckoned with in the Alt-Pop universe.
Ronnie’s newest single, the dance infused anthem ‘Wake Up’ in collaboration with Jorlov has been steadily climbing the charts, and follows the 2020 smash singles ‘Famous in California’ and ‘Sad Summer’, the latter currently charting on satellite radio.
We welcome Ronnie for an in-depth conversation on her background, influences, songwriting and she plays ‘Flip The Tune’ with Jamie, a game about identifying her own songs in reverse.
For more on this breakthrough talent, follow her on instagram: @ronniesings
Hip-Hop Artist, Painter & Model: Racquel Jones
Racquel Jones, the impactful rapper, singer, painter, model, and poet joins Jamie on the show.
Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Jones has been touring the world alongside Thievery Corporation before the pandemic and is now releasing her new ‘awe-inspiring’ solo material.
Her latest single ‘Sacrilege’ is a tour-de-force of a song, brilliantly captured on video by Director Alex Di Marco (Khalid, Wiz Khalifa) with a frenetic and ruthless video that has made an impact for its strong visual imagery.
Join us as the unique Jones, shares with Jamie what success ultimately means to her, her artistic values, and the controversy behind her latest video.
For more on Racquel Jones, follow her on Instagram @racqueljones
Singer/Songwriter Sammy Rae
The frontwoman for a ‘Carnival’ of a band: Sammy Rae & The Friends, Jamie welcomes a unique and trailblazing talent to the show: Samantha Bowers. (aka Sammy Rae)
Fresh of the release of the band’s newest EP ‘Let’s Throw a Party’ (Out January 22nd) Sammy sits down for an intimate chat about her career journey, from the beginnings in Derby, Connecticut to the biggest festival stages in the world.
Stay tuned for fascinating anecdotes that include Sammy’s pre-show rituals, the perseverance and focus during the hear early career and Sammy plays our new game ‘Flip The Tune’ where she tries to identify her songs in reverse.
For more on Sammy Rae & The Friends: sammyrae.com
Singer/Songwriter: Deborah Parlor
Singer/Songwriter Flo Olavarria
Rising Country-Pop singer/songwriter Flo Olavarria joins Jamie on the show.
The Miami native has been busy getting her debut EP ready to go out (Produced by Noah Henson) while the first single ‘Talking to Myself’ has been an instant smash- hit, even mentioned by RollingStone magazine as a ‘pick of the week’ back in 2020.
Listen as Flo shares with Jamie everything from her multicultural upbringing, performing live with David Foster and lots more.
Stay tuned for the world premiere of one of her new singles ‘Homesick’, at the end of the episode!
For more on Flo, visit: https://www.flomusicofficial.com
Musician Jeff Pilson (Foreigner)
Jeff Pilson, musician and bass player for classic Rock band Foreigner, joins Jamie on the show.
One of the most successful bands of all time, Foreigner has sold over 80 million records worldwide and has 14 top 20 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including the number-one song “I Want to Know What Love Is” and the number-two “Waiting for a Girl Like You”, which spent a record-setting 10 weeks at the number 2 position of the chart.
Listen in, as Jeff shares with Jamie what the final shows were like before COVID-19, how family time has been an unplanned gift for him, and the band’s new initiative: raising money for the touring crew and their families.
Foreigner is selling unique items and memorabilia to support the stagehands and crew that have not worked since the pandemic started. Make sure to check out the items and help if you can at www.foreigneronline.com
Alternative Rock Band: Love Ghost
Finnegan Bell, lead singer, and guitarist for L.A. based hitmakers ‘Love Ghost’ joins Jamie on the show.
With a completely unique sound that blends contemporary trap and hip-hop into molten metal rock and roll, ‘Love Ghost’ has quickly become one of the hottest acts in Alternative Rock.
Join us, as Finnegan shares with Jamie the unique genesis of the band, a look back at a record-breaking 2020, their wide musical inspirations, and a lot more!
Make sure to check out the band’s latest single ‘Closure’ and for more on “Love Ghost’ including future tour dates, fan club, and merchandise, visit: www.loveghost.com
Singer/Songwriter: Lizzie Weber
A masterful singer & songwriter, St. Louis, MO born and raised Lizzie Weber joins Jamie on a memorable episode of the show.
Celebrating the release of her breathtaking EP ‘How Does it Feel’ (Out January 22, 2021) as well as the accompanying Livestream show: ‘Lizzie Weber Live at The Chapel in St. Louis’ Lizzie shares the story of her artistic journey, shares memorable insight into her creative process and a lot more. Also, stay tuned for an exclusive performance of the title track!
For tickets to Lizzie’s Livestream show ($5, which go fully to the artist) visit Lizzie Weber on Instagram @Lizziewebermusic or paste the following link in your browser:
One of Nashville’s breakthrough artists, TEZZA joins Jamie on the show.
With a unique mixture of talent, charisma, and style, TEZZA has critics ‘buzzing’ and has built a loyal and ever-increasing national fan base.
Her 2020 single ‘Mercury Rising’ has over 2 million Spotify streams and has been featured on a variety of playlists, including Hot Country, New Boots, Wild Country, Next From Nashville, and Fresh Finds Country.
Watch and find out about TEZZA’s work ethic, focus, blazing style, and a lot more.
For more on TEZZA, follow her on Instagram @the.tezza
Alt-Rock Band: Hello Mary
Brooklyn Alternative Rock Power Trio, HELLO MARY joins Jamie on the show.
With stunning vocal harmonies, crunchy guitar chords, compelling bass lines, and powerful, driving drums HELLO MARY has alt-rock critics on notice since their debut ‘Ginger’ was released in 2020.
Watch as Guitarist/vocalist Helena Straight, bassist Mikaela Oppenheimer and drummer/vocalist Stella Branstool share with Jamie all about the genesis of their band, their musical influences and perform a brand new song ‘Spiral’ exclusively on the show.
For more on HELLO MARY follow them on Instagram @hellomaryband.
Singer/Songwriter: Brad Lee Curtis
One of Indie-rock’s most promising new talents, Nashville based Brad Lee Curtis joins Jamie on the show.
Fresh off the debut of his new single, ‘Surrender’ (Out NOW) Brad shares with Jamie the musical path that started in the Wisconsin rock scene, and has him as an artist to watch in ‘Music City’
Watch as Brad tells never before heard stories of his songwriting approach, the unique encounter he had with Dolly Parton, and the musical DNA that has critics pulling comparisons to Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty, to name a few.
For more in Brad Lee Curtis, stream ‘Surrender’ on all platforms and follow him on Instagram: @bradleecurtis
Singer/Songwriter: Seth Walker
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and author Seth Walker joins Jamie on the show.
Already a prolific artist, Seth is gearing up for the release of his first book ‘Your Van Is On Fire: The Miscellaneous Meanderings of a Musician.’ The book (Out January 21st) was edited by poet and essayist Leslie LaChance and is part memoir, part meditation, and part art gallery.
Join us for this fascinating chat where Seth talks about his unique early artistic childhood, his middle school hip-hop phase, and a lot more.
Stay tuned for an exclusive performance of one of Seth’s new songs, and to pre-order Seth’s new memoir, visit: https://sethwalker.com/
Singer/Songwriter: Rod Abernethy
Starting off 2021 with one of North Carolina’s musical treasures: Rod Abernethy!
A major force in the ‘Tar Heel’ music scene for decades, Rod has recorded albums for Warner Bros, MCA, and Elektra Records through the years, and is gearing up for his new release ‘Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore’ due in February of this year.
Watch, as Rod walks Jamie through his spectacular songwriting, character creation, the unique art of composing music for video games and gives us a roaring rendition of ‘It’s Always Something’ from the forthcoming album.
For more on Rod Abernethy, including future tour dates, news, and a lot more: visit rodabernethyguitar.com
Singer/Songwriter: Jonathan Roy
Canadian pop singer/songwriter, Jonathan Roy joins Jamie on the show.
A unique artist with a rare musical soul, Jonathan has captivated critics and fans alike for many years and is recently in the midst of a creative explosion. This, following a multi-year hiatus living along California’s Pacific Coast Highway that recharged his creativity and re-aligned his artistic purpose.
Join us as Jonathan shares the story of this trip, the story of his songwriting, and his unique approach to covering hit songs that has critics and fans raving about what’s next for him.
Check out Jonathan’s new single ‘Lost’ and for more about Jonathan Roy including future tour dates, store, news, and a lot more, visit: jonathanroyofficial.com
Singer/Songwriter Jesse Lynn Madera
Jamie welcomes an American musical treasure to the show: Jesse Lynn Madera.
Join us for an in-depth discussion of a variety of topics, including Jessee Lynn’s songwriting process, the story of her 2020 critically acclaimed EP ‘Fortunes’, her new Christmas single, and memories of her first-ever show in New York City.
For more on Jessee Lynn Madera, including future tour dates, visit www.jesselynnmadera.com
Comedian/Actress/Host: Rachael O'Brien
A present for the holidays!
Fan favorite and friend of the show Rachael O’Brien (@rachaelnobrien ) returns for the first time since May 2020!
Join us as the hilarious and charming Rachael updates us on her latest endeavors, including the story and background of ‘Seven Deadly Sinners’ (@sevendeadlysinnerspodcast ) – her #1 True crime podcast that took off in 2020, what life is like in Palm Springs, and we tell her about our encounter with Janis Joplin among other topics.
So many laughs with Rachael. Bring in some hot chocolate, holiday cookies (and a facemask!) for this wonderful Christmas episode.
For more on Rachael O’Brien: http://www.rachaelobriencomedy.com
Female Country Group: The Highway Women
Pleased to welcome country music all-female supergroup making waves in the critics’ circle and beyond: The Highway Women.
Join us, as Kristen Kae, Bailey James and Jess Page join Jamie for an in-depth discussion that touches on everything from one of the members getting COVID-19, an unforgettable 2020 for the band, how they came together, and how their songwriting process comes about.
Don’t forget to stream their new hit single ‘The Highway’ that has critics and audiences alike buzzing. For more on The Highway Women, please visit: https://www.highwaywomen.com/
A fascinating and thought-provoking conversation with acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Elisabeth Maurus, better known as ‘Lissie’.
Join us to celebrate Lissie’s latest EP, ‘Thank You For The Flowers’ , a stunning collection of covers written by female artists like Sinead O’Connor and Lana Del Rey. In addition, the absorbing conversation touches on the impact of COVID-19 on the Holidays, what it’s meant for Lissie an artist, human, and to society as a whole.
For more on the wonderful and prolific ‘Lissie’, visit: http://lissie.com
Singer/Songwriter: A Note Two Self
Mike Richards, better known by his moniker ‘A Note Two Self’ joins Jamie on the show.
Watch, as Mike shares his unique story, from Alexandria, VA to main stages around the U.S and into the release of his newest EP ‘XYP’ which includes ‘Love Drunk’ for which he also gives us a delightful performance.
With a guiding principle of “Bare bones music that speaks for itself”, Mike is someone to keep an eye on in 2021 and beyond. For more information, visit: https://anotetwoself.com
Indie Rock Band: High Waisted
Friends of the show Jessica Louise Dye and Jono Bernstein, better known as Indie Rock Band ‘High Waisted’ return to the show for the first time since May 2020!
Just in time for the holidays, join us as we catch up with our New York-based friends on what they have been up to since we last caught up with them. Hilarious anecdotes and stories include Jono’s new dog, Jessica’s home decorating skills, and favorite memories of December growing up as kids.
A memorable, hilarious, and warm episode with the uniquely talented and big-hearted ‘High Waisted’.
Don’t forget to check out their 2020 record ‘Sick of Saying Sorry’ and for more visit: highwaisted.party
Singer/Songwriter: Marc Scibilia
Showing how to persevere through personal challenges, Buffalo-born Singer/Songwriter March Scibilia unleashed one of the best and most personal albums of 2020 with ‘Seed of Joy’.
Join us as Marc tells Jamie about the resiliency he’s built, his songwriting process, and the story of many of his hit-singles including and how they came to be.
For more on Marc Scibilia: www.marcscibilia.com
Episode 100: Singer Judy Blank
We celebrate a milestone: Our 100th episode!
In this unforgettable episode, our host, Jamie Rodriguez welcomes a very special trailblazing talent: Judy Blank.
In a still nascent career, Judy has already left a deep imprint in music, making history by becoming the first Dutch artist ever to play AmericanaFest and releasing critically and publicly lauded albums. Among them, the instant classic ‘Morning Sun’.
Join us for this special episode, as Judy shares a special bond with America, her unique songwriting process, and a detailed look at some of her albums.
For more on Judy Blank: www.judyblank.com
Entrepreneur & Author: Emily White
Jamie is joined by Entrepreneur, Author & Artist Manager: Emily White on this engaging episode.
Recently named into Billboard’s 2020 ‘Women in Music’ List, Emily has a wide list of accomplishments in her name, including #1 best-selling author, artist Manager, and founder of the record-breaking #iVoted music festival.
For more information on Emily’s book, visit: www.collectiveentinc.com/book2
Singer/Songwriter: Jaime Wyatt
Singer/Songwriter: Alex McArtor
A sophisticated musical soul, Dallas born Singer/Songwriter Alex McArtor joins Jamie on the show.
With two EPs to date and racking up hundreds of thousands of streams (and counting), McArtor recently released her newest single, the critically acclaimed ‘Biggest Fan’ which is a springboard for an exciting 2021 ahead.
Join us to hear the artistic genesis of Alex McArtor, her biggest influences and her unique songwriting process.
For more, visit: alexmcartormusic.com
Country Music Duo: The Dryes
An incredible pair of musicians and souls, Jamie is joined by Derek and Katelyn Drye, better known as ‘The Dryes’.
The husband and wife duo, have released hit -single after hit-single including two chart-toppers in 2020: ‘Take You Dancin’ and ‘Yes’, the latter which is performed on this episode in a spellbinding acoustic performance.
Join us as The Dryes share with Jamie how they met, Derek overcoming life challenges to create blessings and what is next for the band.
For more on The Dryes, visit: thedryes.com
Gothic-Folk Band: The Dust Bowl Faeries
An incredibly unique and trailblazing band, Jamie welcomes New York-based ‘The Dust Bowl Faeries’ to the show.
On the heels of the release of their acclaimed album ‘The Plague Garden’, Lead Vocalist Ryder Cooley and Jon B. Wooden (Guitars, Vocals, and Castanettes) share the story of their unique band, how 2020 inspired their songs and perform a wonderful version of ‘Ibex’ exclusively for the show.
For more information on The Dust Bowl Faeries, visit: www.dustbowlfaeries.com
Singer/Songwriter: Erin Enderlin
An accomplished singer/songwriter, Erin Enderlin is also one of the best storytellers in music today.
A member of the 2018 CMT Next Women of Country and recipient of the Arkansas Country Music Awards Songwriter and Album of the Year, Enderlin is also one of Nashville’s most in-demand songwriters. She has penned mega country hits such as Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church,” Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call,” Luke Bryan’s “You Don’t Know Jack,” and a host of other songs for Randy Travis, Joey+Rory, and more.
Jamie is honored to welcome the unique trailblazing talent of Erin Enerling to the show.
For more: www.erinenderlin.com
Folk/Americana Duo: Darling West
Darling West, one of the most impressive musical acts to come out of Norway join Jamie on this unforgettable episode.
Watch as Mari and Tor Egil walk us through the genesis of the band, their unique musical sound that has the Americana world ‘buzzing’, and the duo’s latest album, the fantastic ‘We’ll Never Know Unless We Try’.
Stay tuned for a spine-tingling performance of ‘Rolling On’ from their award-winning album ‘While I Was Asleep’.
For more on Darling West: www.darlingwest.no
Singer/Songwriter: Lauren Mascitti
A nascent Country superstar, Jamie is joined by Lauren Mascitti on the show.
Breaking into the scene with her breakthrough performances on American Idol, Mascitti has crafted an album hailed by fans and critics alike in 2020: God Made a Woman. The album includes the instant-classic title track and newest single ‘Losing My Mind’ which she gives us an exclusive performance of.
In addition to her musical talents, Mascitti is a registered nurse, who has given back and cared for her community in spades during 2020.
For more on Lauren Mascitti: www.laurenmascitti.com
Singer-Songwriter: Kris Angelis
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Kris Angelis, the critically acclaimed voice behind a plethora of hit singles including ‘That Siren, Hope’ and ‘My Quiet’ joins Jamie on this special episode.
With a long list of awards including the LA Music Critics Awards and being #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart, Kris has become a regular on SiriusXM and major media outlets.
2020 saw Kris more productive than ever, including releases of ‘Live at the Hotel Cafe’ and singles including ‘My Quiet’, of which she gives us an exclusive performance of.
For more on Kris Angelis: www.krisangelis.com
Singer/Songwriter: Adam Chaffins
One of Americana’s most unique artists, Jamie is joined by Adam Chaffins on the show.
A musician crafting his own sound, Adam honors the past of country and bluegrass while adding fresh sparks of R&B and Indie-rock, creating something that has been critically acclaimed by everyone from NPR music, to Billboard and CMT.
Adam’s latest single ‘Now I Don’t Know’ was just released, and is an instant hit. Already charting atop AppleMusic, Spotify, and SiriusXM. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for an exclusive performance of the new single.
For more on Adam Chaffins, visit www.adamchaffins.com.
Singer/Songwriter: Caroline Jones
Multi-talented Singer, Songwriter, and Dancer, Caroline Jones join Jamie on the show.
Caroline has a long list of accomplishments under her name, having already become a live staple touring with Zac Brown Band on various separate tours, opening for Kenny Chesney, and playing The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in 2019.
When she is not on the road touring, Caroline is also the host of Sirius XM’s Art & Soul where she sits down with musicians from around the world for intimate acoustic performances and conversations about their music creation process.
We welcome Caroline to the show.
For more on Caroline Jones: www.carolinejones.com
Musical Duo: Tigirlily
Nashville recording artists and North Dakota’s own sister musical duo Kendra and Krista, better known as ‘Tigirlily’ join Jamie on the show.
From singing in church at an early age to headlining shows nationwide, Tigirlily’s story is one of perseverance, hard work, and connection with their fans.
Whether it’s through YouTube, TikTok, or during their high energy tours, the tigirlily fan community is one of the biggest in the industry!
Join us as the sisters touch on a plethora of subjects, including: giving back to the community, their first musical instruments, and perform a couple of great songs from their energetic song catalog.
For more on tigirlily: www.tigirlily.com
Singer/Songwriter: Katie Cole
With a unique blend of powerful storytelling, pristine production, and an unforgettable voice, Katie Cole is a force to be reckoned with.
The Australian born/Nashville based powerhouse recently released her latest single ‘Hands Tied’, the latest in a long of hit singles that have made her a regular mainstay on media as varied as BBC Radio 2 in the UK and American Songwriter.
Join us as Katie takes Jamie on a journey from performing in the bars of Melbourne to touring the biggest stadiums in the world with The Smashing Pumpkins. And stay tuned for a spine-tingling performance of ‘Time on My Side’ from her 2018 EP ‘Things that Break’.
For more: https://katiecoleofficial.com
With a unique raspy-sweet voice effortlessly laid over a beautifully blended landscape of folk and Americana, NORTHCOTE (Matthew Goud) recently released one of the most powerful EP’s of 2020: ‘Hear Me Roar’.
In a memorable episode, Jamie talks with NORTHCOTE about a variety of in-depth subjects, including
turning depression into the light, giving back to the community, and how the amazing songwriting for this EP came to be.
Make sure to listen to ‘Hear Me Roar’ Available NOW and for more on this wonderful human and artist, make sure to visit www.northcotemusic.com
Folk-pop/ Rock Band: Wild Rivers
With a knockout punch of unparalleled talent, undeniable chemistry, and big human empathy ‘Wild Rivers’ has become one of the most popular acts of the past decade.
Join us, as Jamie welcomes Vocalist/Bass Player Devan Glover and Guitarist Andy Walker to share the story of the band, the importance of mental health awareness, and how their separate side projects keep the band running on all cylinders.
Make sure to check out ‘Live from Lockout’ on November 18th, 2020 at 8:00 pm EST. A virtual show to benefit ‘Bring Change to Mind and ‘Jack.org’ where the band will be performing songs of their outstanding new EP: ‘Songs to Break Up To’.
For more: www.wildriversmusic.com
Singer/Songwriter: Bella White
With a completely unique sound, Bella White’s debut ‘Just Like Leaving’ has the country and Americana scene buzzing.
Bringing a traditional style of bluegrass into the contemporary moment, White puts her own experiences into the classic sound and is exposing new generations of music fans to the genre.
Make sure to check out Bella White’s debut album ‘Just Like Leaving’ and visit www.bellawhitemusic.com for more information, future tour dates, and webstore.
Music Photographer & Director: Rob Loud
One of the most prolific music photographers of the past 15 years, Rob Loud joins Jamie for a very special episode.
Rob’s work has been featured in major magazines and newspapers worldwide, advertisements and auctions, and as album artwork. He has served as the official photographer for many high profile events such as Lollapalooza, New York Fashion Week and the US Open.
In addition, he is the main photographer for bands like Arkells and The Killers, for whom he is considered ‘virtually’ another band member capturing their iconic moments around the world.
Join us for this special episode, and check out robloud.com to see some of his prints and other information.
Singer-Songwriter & Guitarist: Xander Marsden
Teenage blues prodigy Xander Marsden joins Jamie on the show.
With a newly released EP (out now) and an emotional maturity way beyond his young age, Xander’s debut EP is one of the most talked-about releases of late 2020. Watch as Xander discussed the impact Eddie Van Halen played on his career, the first time he picked up a guitar and spending time with Quincy Jones.
For more: www.xandermarsden.com
Americana Band: Alright Alright
With one of the year’s best albums, Americana/Folk band ‘Alright Alright’ joins Jamie to chat about their newly released gem Crucible.
Based in Denver, Colorado the husband and wife duo of Seth and China Kent, walk Jamie through a myriad of topics, including their love story, the importance of family, and their creative process.
Stay tuned for a gorgeous performance of ‘Missouri Calling’. For more information on Alright Alright: www.alrightx2.com
Indie-Rock Band: Grizfolk
Swedish-American Alt-Rock band Grizfolks joins the show.
With a catchy blend of electronic-tinged folk-rock and pop, this foursome has caught the ears of fans around the globe, quickly amassing millions of streams and listeners from all corners of the world.
Listen as Adam Roth (Lead Vocals & Guitar) and Bill Delia (Drums) talk to Jamie about the genesis of the band, recording in the desert, and reaching new generations with their song on the ‘Mr. Peabody’ children animated film.
For more: www.grizfolk.com
Singer/Songwriter: Lauren Davidson
A pioneer of the ‘Urban Country’ sound and one of country music’s trailblazing talents, Lauren Davidson joins Jamie on the show. The NYC/NJ talent shares with Jamie the musical journey that has taken her from writing songs with her father as a young child to performing the national anthem at a sold-out Madison Square Garden.
Watch why critics have called her: “an early Patsy Cline or Linda Ronstadt; with that, I can do this myself attitude”
For more: laurendavidsonmusic.com
Talent Manager: Tess Davies
In a first-ever, we welcome Nashville Talent Manager Tess Davies to the show. Hailing from Southern California, Tess has entrenched herself in the Nashville music scene, working alongside the rising star, and friend of the show Paulina Jayne. Join us as Tess shares how she keeps her schedule running, her path to success, and how she fell off a Teeter Totter during Halloween.
Comedian/Activist: Julia Pels
A unique soul, Jamie is joined by L.A based Comedian, Actress, Model, and Activist Julia Pels. (@QueerComedian on Instagram).
The Chicago born talent goes in-depth about her story, touching on subjects as varied as mental health, ‘coming out’ of the closet after being an ‘All American’ girl, her comedy, and how activism has always shaped her. For more on the wonderful Julia Pels, visit: www.juliapels.com
Singer/Songwriter: Brit Taylor
Brit Taylor, one of the ‘buzziest’ voices in Nashville joins Jamie on the show.
A traditional country voice with lyrics that creep into your soul, discover with everyone from Billboard to Music Row Magazine is raving about Taylor’s instant classics, as she shares her journey moving into Music City at 17 years old, and working with Producers like Dan Auerbach and Dave Brainard.In addition, Taylor gifts us with an unforgettable performance of her hit single ‘Waking Up Ain’t Easy’.
For more in Brit Taylor, future dates and news, www.brittaylormusic.com.
Country, Pop, Americana Trio: The Buckleys
One of the hottest bands in the world, Australian sibling trio ‘The Buckleys’ joins Jamie on the show. Fresh off the heels of their Live Nation produced ‘Virtual World Tour’ that reached 4.5 million people, Sarah, Lachlan, and Molly Buckley share with Jamie unique stories of the band, including keeping the family harmony, growing up in the age of social media and the impact Nashville has had on their lives..
For future tour dates, news, and more information, visit www.thebuckleys.net
Actress/Writer: Kelly Jenrette
Emmy-nominated actress Kelly Jenrette (Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”) joins Jamie on the show. With an impressive drive, focus, and talent, Kelly has built one of Hollywood’s most respected careers, one that has taken her from the theatre stages of Atlanta to starring roles in Netflix movies, CBS shows, and beyond.
Join us as Kelly shares her perseverance, first concert, and take on the current social movements in our country.
Singer/Songwriter: Molly Burch
One of today’s most critically acclaimed singer/songwriters in Indie-pop, Molly Burch joins the show. A fascinating chat that talks about Molly’s journey into the Austin music scene, channeling heartbreak into Art, and what makes a good cover song. Don’t miss Molly/s Christmas album, available for pre-order in limited edition ‘Candy Cane’ vinyl. For more: https://www.mollyburchmusic.com
Folk-pop/ Rock Band: Ivan & Alyosha
Jamie is joined by Tim Wilson, lead singer, and guitarist for critically acclaimed Seattle based Indie band ‘Ivan & Alyosha’ for a very insightful and entertaining conversation. Join us as Tim shares with Jamie how the band has adapted to the streaming era, the creative process during COVID-19, and a spectacular acoustic performance of their new single ‘Whiskey and Wine’. Don’t forget to check out the new self-titled EP from Ivan & Alyosha out on October 23rd.
Psychedelic alt rock band: The Neverlutionaries
The Neverlutionaries, the brand new project from renowed singer/songwriter Christopher Harold Wells is out with their new first single ‘Ariana’. Join us, as Chris takes Jamie on a deep and fascinating conversation about the genesis of the music project, recording in hollowed studios in the Bay Area, and the bigger purpose that COVID-19 has shown humanity. Make sure to stream the gorgeous new single ‘Ariana’ out NOW, and check out the upcoming self-titled EP that will be released January 21, 2021 on Polychromatic Records.
Entertainer/Musician: Hal Sparks
A delight to welcome entertainment Icon Hal Sparks to the show. Join us as Hal remembers the late Eddie Van Halen with hilarious anecdotes, Van Halen memories, and a breakdown of what made the late rocker such an iconic figure in rock and roll history. Hal also shares with Jamie what he has been up to during the unforgettable year of 2020. For more on Hal Sparks, make sure to check out his website: www.halsparks.com and his Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/halsparks
Best Selling Author/Coach/Host: Jay Rothman
On an inspiring and powerful episode, Jamie welcomes International Transformational Coach, 2x Best-Selling author, and talk show host Jay Rothman to the show.
Jay, who lives in Sedona, Arizona has worked with thousands of people from around the world to help heal them of their addictive behaviors, overcome limiting beliefs, and reach their potential.
In addition, Jay hosts the popular ‘Real Men, Real Talk Live’ a weekly online talk show, where along with an all-star cast of co-hosts (including friend of the show Jeff Fasano), they chat about life’s challenges from the male perspective.
‘Real Men, Real Talk Live ‘ airs every Tuesday night at 9:00 pm EST/6:00 pm PST on facebook.com/realmenrealtalklive. For more on Jay’s work and how to connect with him, visit: www.healmindbodysoul.com
Remembering Eddie Van Halen with Jason Hanley of Rock Hall
Jamie is joined by Jason Hanley, the VP of Education and Visitor Engagement at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland to remember the late Eddie Van Halen.
Rock 'N Roll Band: Stone Horses
Washington D.C based Alt-Rock band ‘Stone Horses’ joins Jamie on this Rockin’ episode. With a rich musical influence that includes early blues, Motown bass, and playful lyrics, Stone Horses has been quickly climbing up the Billboard Active Rock charts with their hit single ‘Good Ol’ Days’. Join us, as the lead singer and frontman John Allen shares stories of the band’s beginnings, stealing stadium headlights as a teen, and his thoughts on the future of rock n’ roll. Ther new EP is out NOW! For more, check out www.stonehorsesmusic.com
Rock & Roll Band: Hollis Brown
Jamie welcomes Mike Montali, lead singer for all American rock band ‘Hollis Brown’. With a sound that harkens back to Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Velvet Underground, Hollis Brown has created an impressive career in less than a decade and made raving fans out of critics and live music lovers alike. Join us, as Mike shares with Jamie the genesis of the band, the art of songwriting, and the future of rock. For more, visit www.hollisbrown.com.
Legend/Singer/Songwriter: Judy Collins
An episode for the books!
Jamie is joined by the legendary Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Judy Collins on this very special episode. Join us, as Judy tells incredible stories of music lore. Among them: the night Janis Joplin whispered in her ear, the artistic and romantic relationship with Stephen Stills, civil rights today, and the impact she’s had on current luminaries like Brandi Carlile and Margo Price.
One of the most stunning voices in indie-pop today ‘Vania’ joins Jamie on the show. With a combination of sheer vulnerability and power, Vania’s music is quickly becoming one of 2020’s best musical breakthrough acts. Her latest single ‘Wonder’ self-produced along with Elliot Jacobson OUT now. For more information, and future tour dates check out www.visforvania.com
Alt-Pop Band: EAST OF JUNE
A formidable band brought together by destiny, EAST OF JUNE joins Jamie on the show.
Watch as marketing exec Kyle Mortensen, founding member of INCUBUS bassist Dirk Lance and vocalist Emily Rath share the unique story that brought their undeniable talents together, and has them buzzin’ in the Los Angeles music scene.
Their new critically acclaimed single ‘Little Bird’ was recently released, with more new music on the way. For more information, future tour dates, and more, check out www.eastofjunemusic.com
Singer/Songwriter : Sydney Sierota (Echosmith)
]Sydney Sierota, Lead singer and keyboardist for Echosmith joins Jamie on the show. With a blend of indie rock and 1980’s dance-rock, Echosmith has become in just a decade one of the most influential bands in music with such chart-topping hits as ‘Cool Kids’, ‘Bright’ and ‘Lonely Generation’. Watch as Sydney tells Jamie about the band’s journey, including Quarantine life, their new record ‘Lonely Generation’, and growing up with social media. For tour dates and more info: www.echosmith.com
Singer/Songwriter: Emma Swift
On the season finale of our show, Jamie is joined by acclaimed singer/songwriter Emma Swift. Emma recently released what has been universally praised as one of the best albums of the year, the spectacular ‘Blonde on The Tracks’, a re-imagination of some of Bob Dylan’s classic tracks including his newest song ‘I Contain Multitudes’. Join us, as Emma shares her story of growing up in Australia, her love affair with country music, and her path to Nashville. For more, visit www.emmaswift.com
Boom Bap Hip Hop Artist Prema777
Staten Island, NY’s Prema777, makes show history as she becomes the first Hip Hop guest on the program. Prema (2nd Generation Wu-Tang Family) has a new single off her Take Flight LP (To be re-released early 2021) titled ‘Working’. A stunning lyrical piece, blending the essence of the golden age of hip hop, R&B and modern soul. Join us, as Prema shares with Jamie her unique career journey, where her drive and hunger come from and how 2020 has been like for her.
Houses of Rock: The Tabernacle - Atlanta (Episode 2)
In the second episode of Houses of Rock, Jamie visits the legendary music venue ‘The Tabernacle’ in Atlanta, Georgia. Live Nation Clubs and Theatres General Manager Brandon Berry guides viewers through the spectacular story of this unique building which started as a church in 1911 and has gone to host a plethora of acts including Adele, Coldplay, and Dave Chappelle. For more information on upcoming events at the historic venue, visit www.tabernacleatl.com and for more information on Houses of Rock, visit www.jrodconcertspodcast.com.Filmed by Jack Winch.Thank You to Daniel Pendleton, Charlie Tankersley, Sally Hackel, Chris Ozment and Brandon Berry.
Alternative Rock Band: Good Terms Band
Jamie is joined by one of the most talked-about new musical groups, the self-described ‘Your Friendly Neighborhood Emo’ Good Terms Band. The band consisting of Ivan Barry, Geo Botelho, Zach Boucher, and Brian McShea just released their first single ‘Wither Away’ and is already making waves in the alt-rock community. Tune in to hear the hilarious story of how the band came to be, Brian’s soft spot for Green Day and learn of Zach’s fascination with vinyl. For more, visit: www.goodtermsband.com
Comedian: Caitlin Alyn
Thrilled to welcome one of the funniest up and coming talents in Hollywood, the mega-talented Caitlin Alyn to the show. With an irreverent and absurdist comedy style that harkens back to the days of Abbott and Costello or sketch comedy classics like ‘The State’, Caitlin is slowly but surely bubbling up the comedic ranks. In addition to being the video producer for the legendary comedy club ‘The Laugh Factory’, she is also a gifted director, actress, and writer for many creative projects. For more information make sure to check out www.caitlinalyn.com.
Actor/Singer/Dancer: Adam Irigoyen
One of Hollywood’s most talented young actors, Miami native Adam Irigoyen joins Jamie on the show. Adam stars opposite Hilary Swank in the NETFLIX series “AWAY,” which just dropped on Friday, September 4th, and is already a top-10 hit on the platform.
Adam is well known for starring on the hit Disney Channel series “Shake It Up” opposite Zendaya and Bella Thorne when he was younger; as well as had recurring roles on popular shows including “The Fosters,” and “The Last Ship,” along with guest-starring roles on “Major Crimes” and “2 Broke Girls.”
For more, follow Adam on Instagram: @AdamIrigoyen
Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist: Erick Slick
Prolific singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Eric Slick joins Jamie on the show. Slick who recently released his outstanding new album ‘Wiseacre’ is known for his work with Natalie Prass, Dr. Dog, and for his critically acclaimed solo work. His new album is full of technicolor brightness and radiates light in a year we could all use some of it. For more, visit www.ericslick.com
Singer/Songwriter Carolyn Miller
One of the blazing stars of pop and country we have today, Jamie welcomes Carolyn Miller to the show. Carolyn’s latest single ‘Ain’t About That’ has been one of the songs of the summer, being featured everywhere from Chris Country (UK’s largest country station) to voted fan favorite in stations such as WAYZ. Join us, as Carolyn shares her story that begins in Long Island and goes on to perform in theatre with Broadway greats and on to the top of the music charts.
Legendary Musician/Drummer: Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds)
An episode for the books! Jamie is joined by the legendary drummer Jim McCarty, the original and current member of ‘The Yardbirds’, one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Formed in 1963, The Yardbirds started the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and was named number 89 in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Join us for incredible never heard before stories from rock royalty.
Singer/Songwriter Treva Blomquist
Seattle Born Treva Blomquist, one of today’s most fascinating folk/soul/rock singers & songwriters joins Jaime on the show. With a brand new record ‘Snakes & Saints’ that has been hailed by critics and fans alike, Treva shares her journey as an artist with Jamie and performs a spectacular version of ‘Secret’ from her new album. For more, check out www.trevamusic.com
Indie Rock Band: Surfer Blood
One of the most successful rock bands to ever come out of South Florida, Jamie is joined by Indie Rockers ‘Surfer Blood’ on this special episode. Join us as John Paul Pitts (lead vocals/guitars) and Mike McCleary (guitars/backing vocals) share with Jamie the story of the band, including the ups, the downs, and the lessons learned. Check out the 10-year anniversary deluxe double LP version of Astro Coast coming out this year for Record Store Day and on September 25th their brand new album, Carefree Theatre is out. For more, visit: www.surferblood.com
Actor/Entrepreneur: Allen Maldonado
One of young Hollywood’s busiest stars on the rise, the multi-talented, actor, writer, and entrepreneur Allen Maldonado joins Jamie on this inspiring episode. Allen currently stars opposite Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Netflix’s #1 film PROJECT POWER which dropped on August 14th. In addition to a plethora of great acting credits, the hard-working Maldonado runs a record company (Get it Done Records), Production company (Only Son Productions), and a T-Shirt Line that helps the underprivileged youth.
Singer/Songwriter Cathy Richardson
On the day Jefferson Starship releases their newest album, Mother of the Sun, (the first new music the band has created in 12 years) Jamie welcomes lead-singer and all-around trailblazer Cathy Richardson.
Join us, as Cathy walks Jamie through her unforgettable journey, from the suburbs of Illinois to playing Janis Joplin on stage and on to leading one of the greatest rock and roll ensembles of all time. Make sure to check out the brand new release from Jefferson Starship ‘Mother of The Sun’. Out NOW.
Singer/Songwriter Quinn DeVeaux
Jamie is joined by R&B Soulman Quinn DeVeaux, author of one of the best albums of 2020 ‘Book of Soul’. With music that takes you back to the sound of Sam Cooke, Al Green, and Ray Charles, DeVeaux has established himself as a critic favorite, and one of today’s ‘Soul Ambassadors’ in North America. Join us, as DeVeaux takes us into his fascinating life story that began in Gary, Indiana, and onto today’s music charts. For more, www.quinndeveaux.com.
Music Photographer/ Author Jeff Fasano
In an absolute classic episode, Jamie is joined by one of the world’s most esteemed music photographers, Jeff Fasano. The in-depth conversation touches on many topics, including his iconic music images, his life purpose, and being in alignment with one’s soul’s plan. Jeff’s work and humanity have won him the admiration of major artists, publications, and the general public and it was an honor to have him on the show. For more information, visit www.jefffasano.com
Producer/Violinist/ Singer-Songwriter: Illicit Ghost
Insanely gifted Producer, Violinist, and Singer-Songwriter ‘Illicit Ghost’ joins Jamie on the show for a fascinating chat. With songs about self-love, emotional strength, and the struggles of finding inner peace, Illicit has become a critics favorite. Watch as Illicit joins us to share her story, her music-making process, and the tale of her highly popular music curation playlist ‘The Anti Anxiety’ Playlist on Spotify.
Singer/Songwriter Paulina Jayne
Forged in the ‘Motor City’ of Detroit, Michigan and now a Nashville resident, Jamie proudly welcomes one of the coolest blazing talents in Country Music: Paulina Jayne. Paulina’s energy, voice, and songwriting have made singles like ‘Make The Moves’ (2019) and ‘Credit’ (2020) instant hits, and her stage presence and relationship with her fans is something to be cherished. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a very special performance from Paulina. For more: https://www.paulinajayne.com/
Singer/Songwriter Cassadee Pope
Jamie welcomes GRAMMY® award-nominated singer, songwriter, and musician Cassadee Pope. Cassadee is releasing her new album ‘Rise & Shine’ on August 7th, an acoustic and beautiful album that includes instant hits ‘Hoodie’, ‘Counting on The Weather’ and ‘Let Me Go’. Buckle up as we hear about the journey that has taken Cassadee from growing up in West Palm Beach, FL, to winning season 3 of The Voice and into playing the world’s largest arenas. For more information, CassadeePope.com and Pre-save/Pre-order: Rise and Shine
Singer/Songwriter Liz Brasher
A unique and trailblazing talent, Jamie proudly welcomes critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Liz Brasher to the show. With a completely unique style of southern rock, Brasher has won over critics and international audiences alike earning rave reviews everywhere from NPR to Rolling Stone magazine. Her latest powerful and emotional single ‘Sad Girl Status’ is OUT now. Listen on your favorite streaming platform. For more: www.lizbrasher.com
Singer/Songwriter Skylar Gregg
Jamie welcomes the incredible Skylar Gregg, one of the most gifted artists out of Nashville today. Skylar’s new record ‘Roses’ which includes the hit singles ‘Long Way Back’ and ‘Roses’ comes out on August 14th and was produced by Jon Estes (Dolly Parton, John Paul White). Join us for this fascinating conversation that touches on Skylar’s early life, career arc and includes a powerful live performance of the second single ‘Roses’ live on the show. For more: www.skylargregg.com
Singer/ Songwriter/Actor & Activist: Doug Locke
Jamie is pleased to welcome a fascinating and thought-provoking guest: singer, songwriter, actor, and activist Doug Locke, also known as ‘Locke’. Locke’s new hit single “Why?” tackles Racism and Hate in America today with a delicacy and depth that very few artists can successfully balance. The conversation also touches a variety of subjects, including playing Jimmy Hendrix on screen, his energetic live performances, and growing up in suburban Houston, Texas. For more information, follow Doug Locke on Instagram: @locketheartist .
Indie Rock Band: The Milwaukees
Dylan Clark, frontman for New Jersey rock band ‘The Milwaukees’ joins Jamie on the show. The band is celebrating its first new album release since 2011 titled ‘The Calling’ out August 21st and which features the instant hit ‘No Way Out’. The fascinating conversation features a guest cameo from guitarist Jeff Nordstedt, and touches on a variety of subjects that includes the band’s rich history, life challenges and making of the latest album. An instant classic.
Singer/Songwriter Maddox Jones
Hot on the heels of the release of his Headspace EP, British singer and songwriter Maddox Jones joins Jamie on the show. The great conversation touches on the making of the critically acclaimed EP Headspace (which spent its first week of release in the top 10 of the UK iTunes chart), his career, and what Quarantine has been like for him.
Real Estate Agent/Reality TV Star Maya Vander
On a very special episode, Maya Vander, one of the beloved stars of the hit NETFLIX show ‘Selling Sunset, joins Jamie on the show. Ahead of the Season 3 premiere on August 7th, Maya talks with Jamie about a variety of topics. Among them, her upbringing in Israel, motherhood, what the year of Corona has been like for her, and gives us a glimpse of what crazy antics we can expect of the Oppenheim Group this season.
Singer/Songwriter Kat Higgins
Jamie welcomes Kat Higgins, a unique and inspiring talent, giving light to country music first through her songwriting and now with her soaring vocals. Higgins has been writing songs for some of the biggest names in country music including Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney and now is releasing her own hits, including the instant classic ‘Gone Ler Her Go’ and ‘We Go Driving’ which she performs at the end of this very special episode. For more information: www.kathigginsmusic.com
Pop/Folk group Smith & Thell
Maria Jane Smith & Victor Thell, better known as ‘Smith & Thell’ join Jamie for a wonderful and in-depth conversation that touches on a variety of fascinating topics. From their early beginnings in Sweden to International success that caught fire with their single ‘Forgive Me Friend’ the story of Smith & Thell is as inspiring as it is breathtaking. Join us, as Maria and Victor share their stories of resilience in adversity, art and play for us a brand new song ‘Year of The Young.
Singer/Songwriter Brontë Fall (Teri Bracken)
With one of the most honest and thought-provoking albums of the year, Teri Bracken’s Brontë Fall is back with ‘Finishing School’ out everywhere on August 21st. A six-song masterpiece that touches on the constraints that the modern woman faces on subjects ranging from marriage to aging, Brontë Fall achieves a spectacular indie-pop/Americana blend that will leave the listener inspired and in ‘awe’ of Bracken’s vocals. Join us and hear the story of Brontë Fall and how this great album came to be.
Actress/Singer: CARYS (Aviva Mongillo)
A shining star in today’s pop scene, Jamie welcomes Canadian Actress and Singer CARYS to the show. With a plethora of hit singles under her name, CARYS has become one of the most buzzed-about artists on Spotify, Apple Music, and TikTok. It’s in this increasingly popular platform where she has the title of ‘Most Streamed Song in TikTok History’ with her 2019 smash hit ‘Princesses Don’t Cry’ with a staggering 850,000 streams! Her latest single ‘No More’ has also been at the top of many charts since it came out mere weeks ago. Aviva tells Jamie about her unique career arc, and what is next for her. For more, follow CARYS on IG: @CARYSOFFICIAL
Special Edition: Singer/Performer Lady A (Anita White)
On a special edition of the show, Jamie is joined by Anita White, better known by her stage name ‘Lady A’ of more than 30 years. White is in the middle of a name dispute with the country group formerly known as Lady Antebellum, who hit her with a trademark lawsuit this week after the group changed their name last month. We hear from Anita on what happened and how we got to this point, and touch on her life as an artist/performer.
Drummer/Rock Legend: Liberty DeVitto
Jamie welcomes one of Rock and Roll’s legendary Drummers, Mr. Liberty De Vitto to the show. As the drummer to Billy Joel for many years, he was part of many anthems and timeless songs, including New York State of Mind, Miami 2017, Only The Good Die Young, Always a Woman To Me, and Zanzibar among many others. Liberty is celebrating his new memoir: Liberty: Life, Billy and the pursuit of Happiness. (Out July 14th, 2020) and available now on www.hudsonmusic.com and Amazon.com. Join us as Liberty takes Jamie down memory lane, from his upbringing listening to the Beatles, to a whirlwind career with one of the biggest music stars in the world.
Alternative/Indie Electro Band: Cannons
With one of the hottest records of the year, Indie/Electro band ‘Cannons’ have been EVERYWHERE this year. Whether its Billboard magazine, Netflix’s hit show ‘Never Have I Ever’ or a plethora of other worldwide recognition, if you don’t know their name you sure know their songs. Their hit single ‘Fire For You’ has almost 10 million streams across all streaming platforms and has been called by some “The song of the summer”. Lead singer Michelle Joy, Drummer Paul Davis, and Guitarist Ryan Clapham join Jamie to discuss the unforgettable year for the band. For more https://www.cannonstheband.com/.
Singer/Songwriter Julia Bhatt
Already a buzzing artist in the indie/alt-pop underground, Jamie welcomes the mega-talented, fellow South-Floridian Julia Bhatt to the show. Julia’s uniquely rhythmic tracks have gained her big momentum and critical appraisal from many publications including Earmilk and SKOPE Magazine who point out her “slinky lounge esque r&b groove… that make her flowy vocals shine bright, leading into a sense of urgency.” Join us, as Julia walks Jambie through her life, including the musical influence of her mom, her songwriting method, and plans for future shows. For more follow Julia Bhatt on Instagram @juliabhatt.
Singer/Songwriter Seán Ó Corcoráin (OUTSIDER)
With one of the best albums of the year, Jamie is pleased to welcome Irish multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter OUTSIDER (real name Seán Ó Corcoráin) on the show. The fascinating and thought-provoking conversation not only talks in detail about the outstanding new album ‘Karma of Youth’, mastered by GRAMMY® award-winning Greg Calbi (The National, War On Drugs, Arcade Fire) but also about creativity, spiritual awakenings, astrology and the deeper meaning of Covid-19 in the human spirit. A conversation that felt like talking to a long-time friend. Make sure to check out the fantastic ‘Karma of Youth’ out now via OK! Good Records and follow sean on Instagram for more @thisisoutsider.
DJ/On-Air Personality Kristine Stone
Jamie welcomes the one and only Kristine Stone, DJ, and mega-popular on-air personality for Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
With Sirius XM since its inception, Kristine has been guiding listeners throughout the years with impeccable music, humorous anecdotes, and memorable interviews. Listen in as Kristine walks Jamie through her career journey that started with winning a ‘DJ for a day’ contest in Boston and taking the leap into Satellite radio before reviewing the best songs of 2020.
Guitarist/Entrepreneur Brian Robert Jones
Musician extraordinaire, bassist, producer, guitarist, and entrepreneur Brian Robert Jones joins Jamie on the podcast. With an extraordinary and prolific young career, buckle up as Brian shares stories that include everything from touring with Gwen Steffani, Vampire Weekend, and MUNA to his debut LP, Only Human Natural with pop-funk duo Human Natural. In addition, Brian tells us the story of his new highly successful clothing line LXIX Apparel. A very in-depth interview, one of the best so far with an artist who is a shooting star just getting started. Follow Brian on Instagram for more: @brianrobertjones
Emmy Award winning Writer, Producer, Comedian & Author Morgan Swank
A once in a generation talent, Morgan Swank is a creative trailblazer in the entertainment world. Join us, as Morgan shares with Jamie her unique career path that started as an Intern for Jimmy Fallon, and has taken her to Saturday Night Live, children’s author and into leading her own production company ‘Moonscar Productions’. Make sure to follow Morgan on Instagram @morganswank and visit www.moonscarproductions.com for more.
Guitarist Chris van Niekerk (Livingston)
A delightful, insightful, and enjoyable conversation with the very talented Chris Van Niekerk, guitarist for alternative rock band ‘Livingston’. Join us as Chris shares unique stories with Jamie, including the special relationship with the German fanbase, meeting Justin Bieber before he blew up and isolating in the German forest to reinvent the band’s sound.
Legendary Singer/Entertainer Mary Wilson (The Supremes)
This is one for the books! Jamie welcomes Mary Wilson, legendary singer, one of the founding members, and longest-lasting member of the iconic girl group “The Supremes”. With a wide array of accolades that includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (1988), best-selling author, and part of the best charting female group in US History, Mary is a true living legend and American icon. We are honored and humbled to talk to Mary about a wide array of subjects, including the current social unrest in our country, signing to Motown Records and performing for the Royal family.
Singer/Songwriter Aric Damm (The Brevet & California Gold)
A fascinating, sweeping, and in-depth conversation with singer, songwriter and guitarist Aric Damm. As the lead singer of alternative rock band The Brevet and new side project CALIFORNIA GOLD, Aric has a unique career in music that is both insightful and inspiring. Join us as Aric walks us through his life, and performs his hit single ‘Stand Close’ recently featured on the season 4 finale of the FX hit show ‘Better Things’.
Music Photographer Wrenne Evans
One of the most sought after music photographers in the industry, Nashville based Wrenne Evans joins Jamie on the podcast. Wrenne’s ability to level larger than life musical moments into intimate occasions, coupled with her uncanny ability to find herself at the right place at the right time, has established Wrenne as a leader in today’s visual and photographic music scene. For more information visit: http://wrenneevans.com
Singer/Songwriter Janet Devlin
One of today’s leading young voices, Northern Ireland’s own Janet Devlin joins Jamie on the show. From her meteoric breakthrough on the X-Factor to her brand new album and memoir, Janet leaves no stone unturned in this captivating interview. Make sure to check out Janet’s new album ‘Confessional’ and book ‘My Confessional’ and follow her on Instagram @janetdevlinofficial.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee/Musical Legend John Oates
Legendary Rock, R&B & soul guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer John Oates joins Jamie on the jrodconcerts podcast. A fascinating interview that touches on many subjects including the current political protests in America, the detailed story of how John met Oates and a behind the scenes account of Live Aid and Mick Jagger’s unforgettable (for many reasons) performance with Tina Turner. Check out johnoates.com for more information.
Singer / Songwriter Suzie McNeil
From her breakthrough as a contestant on ‘Rock Star: INXS’, to becoming one of Canada’s most successful recording artists, Suzie McNeil’s musical journey is an unforgettable one. Join us, as Suzie walks Jamie through her storybook career that has taken her from performing at the halftime show of the Grey Cup to playing with Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band across the world. For more information, visit www.suziemcneil.com
Drummer Sarah Tomek
Jamie is joined by one of the most in-demand Rock And Roll drummers in the world today: Sarah Tomek. Currently playing for Steven Tyler, and the fast-rising fan/media favorite Loving Mary Band, Sarah Tomek’s journey from playing in Asbury Park, NJ to touring the world is a unique musical journey. For more visit: lovingmaryband.com or Instagram @sarahtomekdrums
Singer/Songwriter Julia Bullock (The Foxies)
Julia Bullock, the trailblazing and charismatic frontwoman for one of today’s hottest bands ‘The Foxies’ joins Jaime. With a completely original glitter/punk sound, The Foxies is slowly taking over as critic and audience musical darlings. Join us as Julia discusses the current social issues in America, the band’s performance in Bonnaroo, and their spectacular new video for ‘Anti Socialite’. For more information visit www.facebook.com/thefoxiesmusic
Comedian/Model/TV personality Sarah Lawrence
Australian model, comedian and TV personality Sarah Lawrence joins Jaime for a hilarious breakdown of her extraordinary career. Tune in to hear of the time Sarah got deported in China, her beginnings in comedy and what growing up in Western Australia was like. For more, follow Sarah on Instagram (@thesarahlawrence)
President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Greg Harris
On a truly sad week in America, Jaime talks to Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The interview (recorded before the senseless killing of George Floyd) touches on the impact Rock and Roll, the class of 2020, and ways to support the art form going forward. Rock and Roll and the Hall of Fame’s mission to support artists has never been more important. For more information visit: http://rockhall.com
Singer/Songwriter Alaina Moore (TENNIS)
Jaime welcomes indie/pop pioneer Alaina Moore, co-founder of chart-topping band TENNIS! Watch as Alaina discusses spending 8 months on a sailboat, how she met her musical & life partner Patrick Riley, and what the Covid-19 experience has been like for the band. For more information on TENNIS, including tour dates, discography and a lot more, visit https://www.tennis-music.com
Alternative/Indie Rock Band: High Waisted
Jaime welcomes one of today’s most ‘buzzed’ about and critically acclaimed rock bands ‘High Waisted’. Fresh off the release of their new album ‘Sick of Saying Sorry’ Jessica Louise Dye (Vocals/Guitar) and Jono Bernstein (Drums) walk us through their career journey and hilarious anecdotes of life on the road. For more info, check out www.highwaisted.party.
Entrepreneur/Model: Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Jaime is joined by the magnificent Kelly Killoren Bensimon. Model, Entrepreneur, Author, TV personality and Real Estate Broker Kelly Bensimon does it all. Listen in as Kelly walks us through her life journey, her first-ever concert experience, and how she manages to be outstanding at so many roles. Check out Kelly’s Podcast: ‘KKBLOVES Blah Blah’, her blog (KKBLOVES.Com), and on Instagram: @kellybensimon.
Singer/Songwriter/Producer Chelsea Collins
Jaime is joined by Chelsea Collins, one of today’s ‘buzziest’ pop stars. A wide-ranging conversation with the Singer/Songwriter/Producer that includes quarantine life, seeing your face on a giant billboard in Los Angeles, and motivating fans to be their best selves.
DJ & TV Personality Mark Goodman
Legendary radio DJ, TV personality, and actor Mark Goodman joins Jaime to discuss a wide variety of topics, including the night of John Lennon’s passing, the first day of MTV, and the future of Rock and Roll.
Musician/Songwriter Ezra Furman
One of today’s bearers of the ‘Punk’ movement & publicly celebrated by none other than Iggy Pop, Ezra Furman joins Jaime in the latest episode of the jrodconcerts podcast. The fascinating conversation talks about everything from her career arc to Little Richard and what the future holds. More information: www.ezrafurman.com
Singer/Songwriter Matt Hires
Singer-songwriter from Tampa, Florida Matt Hires joins Jaime to talk about his career arc, life during Corona, and appreciation for ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’. For tour information and more: www.matthires.com
Singer/Songwriter Greta Morgan
Jaime welcomes American singer-songwriter and musician Greta Morgan to the show. Greta has an outstanding career as part of critically acclaimed bands like The Hush Sound, Gold Motel, Springtime Carnivore, and lately as the newest touring member of Vampire Weekend.