The jrodoncerts Podcast is an exciting music-focused podcast hosted by Jamie Rodriguez, former radio host, journalist and avid rock N’ roll aficionado. Listen to all episodes of the jrodconcerts podcast, available on all podcast streaming platforms. Look out for new weekly and bi-weekly episodes of top concert reviews by Jamie Rodriguez, interviews with top musicians and singers, comedians, entertainment executives and more! You can also listen right here— see the latest episodes below.
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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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

 

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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.

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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⁣

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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

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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

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Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist: Northcote

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Singer/Songwriter: VANIA

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

For more, visit carolynmillermusic.com
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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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/

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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

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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

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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

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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/.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Make sure to listen to Kristine on Sirius XM The Spectrum (Channel 28), Classic Rewind (Channel 25) and follow her on Twitter @Kristine_Stone and Instagram @kristinestone

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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

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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’.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.