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.

Teddy Grossman: Singer/Songwriter

Joined by LA-Based, ever-soulful singer-songwriter Teddy Grossman on the show.
A lifelong music lover & maker, pursuing music as a career was put on the back burner, but after the move to Los Angeles Grossman took the leap to embark on that long-gestating journey and it has paid off in spades. His debut album ‘Soon Come’ has been a massive success and has led him to great milestones this year alone. Performing a sold-out album release show at Gold Diggers in April, debuting at the Troubadour with Joey Dosik the next month, and two sold-out nights supporting the legendary Mavis Staples at London’s Union Chapel in June are included in a big year for Teddy.
Teddy has already garnered 1.5 million streams and featured on Spotify playlists Mellow Morning, Retro Soul, and Morning Commute, and Apple Music playlists’ Acoustic Chill, Long Walk, Smooth Easy, Breaking R&B and New in R&B, seeing him right alongside artists like Leon Bridges, Yola, Lee Fields, Zella Day Brandi Carlile etc.
Lastly, he will be headed out on tour this fall supporting the War & Treaty and Ryan McMullan in what will capitulate a fabulous year for the unique Singer/Songwriter.
Join us as we chat about his journey, purpose, unique friendship with the late Bill Withers, an exclusive performance from ‘What I Owe’ and much more.
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Bluphoria: Alt-Rock Band

Welcoming Reign LaFreniere, lead vocalist and guitarist for Bluphoria, a young band making big waves in the music world.
LaFreniere, 22, along with Dakota Landrum [19, rhythm guitar, background vocals], Dani Janae [20, drums, background vocals], and Rex Wolf [21, bass, background vocals], are that rare collective who have figured out early on in their career how to combine rock, blues, alternative, pop, and psychedelia into a kaleidoscopic signature style of their own design. After spending two years amassing hundreds of thousands of streams independently and packing houses in the Pacific Northwest, the band took to the studio to pay homage to the past, while paving a path for the future and produced their 2022 self-titled full-length debut for EDGEOUT Records.
Join us as we chat with this young rising star, about his journey, the exciting things happening for the band, growing during the pandemic and other stories.
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Cara Louise: Singer/Songwriter

With a unique and soulful sound, Cara Louise sounds from another era.
Powerful and emotive vocal chops, along with expansive range, coupled with inspired melodies and sincere, relatable lyricism, set her aside as a true force of nature.
Originally fronting Cara Louise Band from 2013-2018 Cara cut her teeth playing open mic nights, dive bars, and honky-tonks regionally around St. Louis. During that time, Cara released two EP’s and an LP via Gaslight Records, each thoroughly inspired by golden country and the 70’s Nashville sound. In 2019, Cara dropped the “Band” from her name, and released a new EP, “Fragile Heart”, produced by David Beeman at Native Sound Studios, and released via Soul Step Records. “Fragile Heart” redefined the artist’s sound and built a strong foundation where her signature meld of indie-rock, folk, and Americana could begin to coalesce.
Pleased to welcome Cara to the show to chat about a plethora of subjects. Among them, the change in moving to Nashville, Growth during the pandemic, resilience and living with passion and an exclusive performance of ‘The Way I Am’.
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Adam Roth (Deathcruiser)

We welcome Deathcruiser – the moniker of singer/songwriter and friend of the show Adam Roth to the show.
Having just released his highly anticipated debut self-titled EP, available to stream now on everywhere, Adam shares with us the unique journey of this project.
Adam’s hope for Deathcruiser is to be a band for all, that everyone sings along to, regardless of what’s going on in the world. “In this day and age, we’re all very divided,” he says. “And I’ve always wanted to bring everyone together. It’s never been, like, ‘I want to get half of the country together for my concert.’ I just want everybody to get together and have a good time.”
Join us for a great episode that includes subjects like spending time in The Joshua Tree desert, hallucinogens and breakthroughs, embracing death and more. Also, stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Night on Fire’.

Madeline Consoer: Singer/Songwriter

We welcome Nashville based  and recent The Voice: Season 19 participant (team Kelly) Madeline Consoer, a rising talent in Music City to the show.
Madeline  is quickly breaking out into the country music scene. With her story-telling lyrics, and pop-esque melodies, Madeline channels her real life situations into her music; from falling in and out of love, she pulls from plenty of inspiration. At a very young age she drew her influences from watching Shania Twain Live DVDs in her basement, and rocking out to Taylor Swift on her way to school every morning. Madeline’s raw, authentic, voice, and powerful, yet emotional performances, draw listeners in, and keep them coming back for more.
Check out her brand new singles ‘How Do I Not’ and ‘Wish It Away’ both out now. The latter is performed exclusively on this episode

Scott T Smith: Singer/Songwriter

A thoughtful songwriter at the vanguard of modern folk music, Scott T.Smith joins Jamie on the show.

After suffering through some unlucky pandemic timing with the release of his wonderful EP ‘Wanted Man’, Scott is mounting a comeback. Becoming a household name in Nashville and beyond with his colorful songwriting, vibrant characters and calls for connection and humanity in his art.

Join us for a fascinating conversation as Scott shares with Jamie how sustainability plays a role in his career, the organization and focus needed in today’s industry, how he bounced back from musical setbacks and his battle to raise environmental awareness.


Singer/Songwriter: Stacy Antonel

We welcome an eclectic, otherworldly and unique Americana Artist, Stacy Antonel to the show.
Celebrating the release of her new album ‘Always The Outsider’, Stacy has walked a peculiar and fascinating journey to this point. Growing up near San Diego studying classical piano,  she cites an eclectic range of early musical inspiration: Tori Amos’s peculiar phrasing as well as Otis Redding’s rich melodic hooks.
After winning the televised singing contest “3 Minutes to Stardom,” Antonel quit her job to focus full-time on music. She began performing classic country covers as Ginger Cowgirl, and in 2017 moved to Nashville to record her self-titled debut EP, which was released in 2019. The album was praised by critics and led to tours in California, the Southeast, the UK, and Germany.
Join us as Stacy shares how a trip to Argentina influenced her art, stories of the new record, facing your fears, health on the road and much more.
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LORE: Americana Rock Band

We welcome Laura Reed and Laur Joamets, better known as ‘Lore’, a genre-bending Nashville duo creating intense ‘buzz’ in Nashville.

Mixing elements of metal, grunge, blues, and rock into raw, electric Americana anthems Lore has been a long time coming. Originally from South Africa, Laura Reed started songwriting as a street musician, later collaborating with funk icons George Clinton and Karl Denson before launching her solo career. Laur, whose pedigree includes playing with Sturgill Simpson and Drivin N Cryin, grew up in Estonia before relocating to Tennessee.

In 2019 destiny brought Laura and Laur together, and the rest is history, LORE was born.

Join us as we learn the inside story of a duo that is starting to creatie waves in Rock N’ Roll, from Laura and Laur themselves.

Lore’s debut album, co-produced by the band with Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) and Dave Schools (Widespread Panic, Hard Working Americans), is set for release in Fall 2022.


Gracie Ray: Singer/Songwriter

Los Angeles singer and songwriter Gracie Ray is a unique and rare soul. Imparting raw honesty upon lively pop soundscapes punctuated by R&B grooves and jazz fluidity, she tells stories with the candor of a late-night chat between lifelong friends, sparing no detail or emotion as she examines the ups and downs of love and life.

On today’s episode of Jrodconcerts: The Podcast, we are joined by this up-and-coming musical talent that will leave you breathless and shaken with a journey of emotions. Her debut album ‘Nighthawk’ (Out Now) is a mesmerizing journey through melancholy with a splash of hope and fortitude.

Born into music royalty, Gracie has grown her own Artistic roots. Her grandfather just so happens to be two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® inductee David Crosby of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Her father, James Raymond, an accomplished musician himself, plays keyboards on tour with CSN. The musical DNA is in Gracie’s sould, but she has carved out her own unique path and this is just the beggining.

Join us as we talk to Gracie about her artistic journey, her motivations, breakthrough moments and a lot more.


Adam Meisterhans: Guitarist, Producer and Songwriter

Since moving to Nashville in 2013, Adam Meisterhans has been in an in-demand producer and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist who has worked with artists including Tyler Childers, Jill Andrews, Joshua Hedley, Lillie Mae, Patrick Sweany, Pujol, William Matheny, J.P. Harris, Lauren Morrow, and Kelsey Waldon. In addition to his work as a session player and sideman, he’s a founding member of the band Rozwell Kid.
Thrilled to welcome Adam to the show to discuss a plethora of interesting topics. Among them: the joy he brings to every one of his gigs, playing iconic venues like Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, we discuss who is the greatest guitar player of all time, and we rank the best episode of Arrested Development.
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Bonnaroo 2022 Recap: Featuring Tenille Townes, Bre Kennedy, Jonathan Terrell and Fans

Recapping a wildly successful return to ‘The Farm’ for the first Bonnaroo since 2019.
We sat down with friend of the show Bre Kennedy, Country Rising Star Tenille Townes and Americana Talent Jonathan Terrell (All Making their ‘Roo’ Debuts) as well as fans of Stevie Nicks and the Chicks for an embrace of the experience in what will go down as an unforgettable week for those involved.
Thank you to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival for having Jrodconcerts Media over.

Andrew Leahey: American Static Vol. 2 Track-by-Track Special Episode

In a new special episode of Jrodconcerts: The Podcast LIVE, Jamie Rodriguez is joined by Andrew Leahey, cornerstone of Nashville’s music community, for a track-by-track analysis of his new album: American Static, Vol. 2.
An expansive and ambitious project, American Static is a wonderful double album recorded with bandmates Jay Dmuchowski and Dan Holmes – both of whom also appeared on Andrew’s 2019 breakthrough album ‘Aiwaves’.
Released in two volumes, American Static bounces between Oasis-sized rock bombast, lyric driven Americana and Beatles inspired pop.
Join us on this special episode with exclusive live performances, unique stories of the making of the album and so much more.
Visit for additional information on tour dates, merch and more.

Rhonda Vincent: Bluegrass singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist

Thrilled to welcome the ‘Queen of Bluegrass’ Rhonda Vincent to the show to kick start CMA Fest 2022.
A Grand Ole Opry Member since February 2021, Rhonda is a multi-award winner, with a 2017 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, an Entertainer of the Year 2001, Song of the Year 2004, and unprecedented seven consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association 2000 – 2006. Rhonda’s career has spanned over four decades and is without doubt a pioneer and trailblazer in the current popularity of Bluegrass sweeping the nation.
In addition to her own career, Rhonda has appeared on recordings by Dolly PartonAlan JacksonTanya TuckerJoe DiffieFaith Hill and more.
Join us as we chat about sleep regimens on the road, being superstitious, giving back to the community, Nashville traffic and more.
For more information on Rhonda Vincent, visit:

Collin Nash: Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist

From Salem, Missouri we welcome Nashville based Artist Collin Nash to the show.
A unique talent, Collin is celebrating his new single ‘I Won’t Give Up On You’ (Available Now) as part of a year that will be full of new music and collaborations.

A Guitar extraordinaire, Collin has made a name for himself as one of Music City’s most jovial and hard working Artists, having been a key part of work with such names as Gabe Lee, Ben Chapman and Meg Mcree.

Join us as Collins shares with us stories of his unique musical upbringing, his move to Nashville, meeting best friends Ben Chapman, Meg McCree and  more.

Folk Alliance 2022: John Smith, Fellow Pynins and Hillary Klug

On this special episode we celebrate the return of the in-person Folk Alliance conference recorded on location in Kansas City, MO.
We are joined by friend of the show John Smith, whose album ‘The Fray’ was nominated for Album of the year, as well as  award winning folk duo Fellow Pinins and Hillary Klug, National Champion Buckdancer, fiddler, singer and songwriter.
Thank you to the team at Folk Alliance for having us over. A wonderful and unique conference celebrating humanity and music.
For information on the 2023 edition and more visit:

Rooster Walk 2022: Moon Taxi and Town Mountain

On this special episode we come to you from Martinsville, VA, home of ‘Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival’.
We are joined by friends of the show Moon Taxi (Trevor Terndrup & Tommy Putnam) as well as Bluegrass hit-makers Town Mountain (Phil Barker & Zach Smith) who discuss a plethora of interesting subjects.
With Moon Taxi, we chat about the legacy of the band, the brotherhood, the state of being in peak state every show and more. With Town Mountain we discuss social media, creativity, staying sane on the road and more.
Thank you to the team at Rooster Walk for having us over at Pop’s Farm. A wonderful and unique festival.
For information on the 2023 edition and more visit:

Cristina Vane: Singer/Songwriter

Welcoming back a show favorite, Cristina Vane to the show.
Celebrating her much-Anticipated Sophomore Album ‘Make Myself Me Again’, this is Cristina returning to her Rock N’ Roll roots, while celebrating her evolving musical influences.
Co-produced by Brook Sutton (Blackberry Smoke) and Jano Rix (The Wood Brothers), Make Myself Me Again follows the critically acclaimed ‘Nowhere Sounds Lovely’ and delve into Cristina’s personal relationships, and documents her quest to find strength and independence in a new town.
Join us, as the always outspoken and interesting Cristina shares with us secrets of touring and relationships, why she feels like a 70’s Musician, her distinctive voice and more.
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Lydia Luce: Singer/Songwriter

We welcome Folk/americana singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lydia Luce to the show.
Brought up in Fort Lauderdale, Fl, Lydia learned how to play viola and guitar from her mother, who conducted her own symphony orchestra growing up. Now, she has become a key component in Nashville’s evolving musical scene.
Lydia’s Violin and Viola work has been featured in work with a who’s who of artists. This includes Eminem, Dolly Parton., Rod Stewart and Willie Nelson. Her 2021 Album ‘Dark River’ was a critical and commercial success and the EP ‘Garden Songs’ takes sonic landscapes to a new level altogether.
In addition to her solo work, Luce works with Lockeland Strings. This community arts organization showcases local artists with a string quintet and performances of new contemporary classical pieces from local composers. They’ve been joined by Kacey Musgraves and Lucie Silvas, among others, and partners with nonprofits, including the ACLU of Tennessee, Girls Write Nashville and The Little Pantry That Could.

Andy Frasco: Singer/Songwriter/Podcaster

We welcome one of America’s most unique musical Trailblazers, Andy Frasco to the show.
A creative powerhouse known for his outstanding live performances leading his band ‘Andy Frasco & The U.N’, Andy is celebrating  the critically acclaimed new LP Wash, Rinse, Repeat (OUT NOW), a 12 songs that span Frasco’s experience as a musician — and a man and was Produced by Chris Carraba (Dashboard Confessional), Nathaniel Motte (3oh!3), Kenny Carkeet (AWOLNATION), Eric Krasno (Ledisi, Tedeschi Trucks Band), Rick Parker, and Justin Osborne (Susto).
Born and raised in California, Andy Frasco’s first exposure to the music industry came not onstage, but rather in an office. As a young teenager, he worked with legendary indie label Drive-Thru Records and helped book bands like Hello Goodbye, and by the time he turned 18, he’d already moved to New York City for a gig with Atlantic Records. When the job fell through, though, Frasco made a leap of faith and decided to launch his own career as an artist, taking everything he’d learned working with other bands and applying it to himself
Join us as Andy shares with Jamie the secrets to a high ‘peak’ state, the ability for efficient musical output, the breaking point in mastering his thoughts and lots more.
For more on Andy Frasco, including dates, visit:

Lilly Winwood: Singer/Songwriter

A musical storyteller with a captivating live presence, Lilly Winwood is a shining element of the flourishing Nashville musical scene.
Daughter of Rock icon Steve Winwood, Lilly has completely made her own sound, a unique mixture of intimate power and impact. One that quite frankly leaves audiences dazzled and mesmerized upon first discovery.
Her new single ‘Sleep Issues’ ponders the danger of being stuck in your own head, and follows the critically lauded 2021 album ‘Time Well Spent’. One that puts the spotlight on her ‘wise beyond her years’ songwriting with such instant classics as ‘Few More Records’, ‘California’ and ‘Smell of Defeat’.
Join us as Lilly shares with Jamie unique stories of her upbringing in England, musical style, thoughts on Nashville gentrification and more. Stay tuned as well for an exclusive performance of ‘Sleep Issues’.

Festival Preview 2022: Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival and Music For The Mind

Ah, festivals. How we missed you in 2020 and most of 2021. Covid was cruel, and made us realize how much the industry loves and needs you.  This year, they’re very much back in action and as you all know, we like to spotlight some special musical gems.
If you’re out to dance and spend time with family and see some groundbreaking musical performances, we’ve got you covered.
We welcome Johnny Buck for Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival (May 26-29) and Stephanie Monroe  for Music For The Mind to talk about the unique aspects of these festivals, the lineups, the locations, the experience and much more. For tickets and more information, visit and
Rooster Walk at 4:06
Music For The Mind at 18:48

Brandon Davis: Singer/Songwriter

Welcoming a blazing country star, Brandon Davis to the show.
PEOPLE calls him a “TikTok sensation” while his is grassroots popularity is skyrocketing every week. Selling out venues like the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA over capacity , while people are standing in the back of the room to hear why  Davis was hand-picked by Tim McGraw to open for his 2022 tour.
Prior to making music, the Chattanooga, TN-native and father of four worked as a Sprinkler Systems Design Engineer. He never felt he could chase the Nashville spotlight as he needed to support his family. After a life-threatening car accident left him in the ER for weeks, Davis saw the opportunity for a second chance to do what he truly loved – make music. At the suggestion of his wife, he began posting Tik Tok videos of himself singing original songs and covers of country favorites by Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley and others. It wasn’t long before he gained followers left and right, amassing 1.6 million followers on the platform. Now, Davis is signed to Nashville-based label, artist development and publishing company Big Yellow Dog Music.
Join us as Brandon shares with Jaime the story of his accident, hope, family, talent and more.
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Imen Siar: Singer & Songwriter

We welcome an artist with a heart of gold, and once in a generation talent, Imen Siar.
A name that will become a staple for years to come, Imen was Born to a family with Muslim faith and Moroccan heritage, and was raised in Milan before moving to London in her late teens. It was in London where she was discovered posting videos of her singing into a mop during breaks from work.
And lucky we are that she was discovered! After making a semi-final run in Britain’s Got Talent, Imen just released her debut single ‘Lonely People’. The song’s strengths are undeniable – Imen’s stunning, world class vocal gift delivers an instantly memorable song that conveys a universally relatable theme in the most direct way possible.
In this special episode, Imen shares with Jamie a plethora of topics. Including traveling to America the day after the travel ban was lifted, Confidence, Old Acquaintances , Getting Discovered on YouTube and more.

Singer/Songwriter: Maddie Poppe

Thrilled to welcome Maddie Poppe, American Idol Season 16 Winner to Jrodconcerts, The Podcast.
Celebrating the release of her first new single in three years with ‘The One That Got Away’, Maddie has a new and evolved sound. While  still very much able to bowl over a crowd with  her honeyed voice and acoustic guitar, she’s upped her game by tapping into a modern sound that blends R&B, pop, and Americana, and by committing herself to writing her own songs.
In this special conversation, Maddie shares with Jamie her thoughts on cancel culture, the double edged sword of American Idol and reality show contracts, controversies, enduring friendships and more.
Maddie will also be heading on tour this year, so make sure to see the dates and more at:

Bear Shadow Music Festival 2022

Jrodconcerts Media visited Highlands, North Carolina for the wonderful Bear Shadow annual springtime festival taking place in the scenic Highlands Plateau. In this mini- episode we sat down with figures that made the event in 2022 a special affair. Musical Acts SUSTO, Curitis Harding and festival patrons talked to us about the impact this festival has on the North Carolina community, music and more. For more information on the 2023 edition of the Bear Shadow Music Festival, visit:

Folk Band: Wildeyes

Thrilled to be joined by Emily Kohavi, Daniel Kohavi and Max Hoffman, better known as rising Folk band ‘Wildeyes’ on this special LIVE Episode of Jrodconcerts: The Podcast.
After their critically acclaimed 2018 album ‘Beauty and Sadness’ the band is ready for the follow up. And it’s coming with a brand new sound, theory trademark songwriting and hit singles in the form of ‘Shut Up and Dance’ out May 20th.
Join us as we go deep with the band on the power of the band’s message, their musical Genesis, performing with musical legends and more. And stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Open Your Eyes’

Bluebird Music Festival 2022

Jrodconcerts Media visited Boulder, Colorado for the wonderful Bluebird Music Festival taking place at Macky Auditorium Concert Hall.
On this episode we sat down with figures that made the event in 2022 a special affair. Musical Acts The Lone Bellow, Bedouine, Cole Scheifele, Scott T. Smith and Emelise shared with Jamie special stories of their careers and more. Also, Travis Albright, Executive Director of the Future Arts Foundation and festival director talked to us about the impact this festival has on the Colorado community, his background in music and more.
For more information on the 2023 edition of the Bluebird Music Festival, visit:

#300 - Lainey Wilson: Singer/Songwriter

Lainey Wilson  is in the midst of creating a legacy in country music that will be around for many decades to come and we are thrilled to welcome her to episode #300 of Jrodconcerts: The Podcast.

Lainey has become a friend of our show and a respected Artist not just because of her ‘once in a generation’ talent, but her devotion to the timeless values of hard work, loyalty, faith and friendship.

Lainey currently has yet another #1 single with Cole Swindell’s ‘Never Say Never’ and is selling out major festivals and stadiums across North America . The breakout star had her biggest career night to date  at the Academy of Country Music Awards in March where she won the awards for ‘Song of The Year’ (Things a Man Oughta Know) and ‘New Female Artist of The Year’

Join us as Lainey shares with Jamie how nature and her close circle keeps her grounded, how high standards continue to driver her goals, her upcoming debut in the musical ‘May We All’ , The Idea of a Family and more.



Kat Hil: Singer/Songwriter

A creative trailblazer, Kat Hil is making waves in Music City.
The fast rising alt-op artist has established herself as one to watch with songwriting and voice that will take listeners to Courtney Love and Fiona Apple connections.
Fostered by a background in live revue performance, her debut EP ‘whatshername’ will be released into the world in June 2022.
Join us as Kat goes deep and personal with Jamie discussing not only the story of the EP, but why being open with yourself leads to better songs, mental health, the nashville song community and much more.
And stay tuned for an exclusive performance from Kat. For more information, visit:

Nicki Bluhm: Singer/Songwriter

A once in a generation talent, we welcome Nicki Bluhm to the show.
Originally from San Francisco, and now calling Tennessee home, Nicki possesses a modern, clear-eyed perspective that grabs the heart and keeps listeners holding on to every word.
Her new album ‘Avondale Drive’ (Out June 3rd) is quite simply a spectacular listen, and already one of the most impressive collections of songs of 2022. A masterful exploration of what it means to be fully yourself, rather than a vessel for the expectations of others, the album lays out authenticity and empathy in a way reminiscent of Patty Loveless, Rosanne Cash and Kacey Musgraves.
Join us as Nicki shares with Jamie how empathy drives her art, why Divorce albums are so impactful, the creative spirit of East Nashville among other fascinating topics.
For more on Nicki Bluhm, visit:

William Ryan Key: Singer/Songwriter/Producer

Welcoming a special Artist who has left a tangible mark in music the past two decades,  Ryan Key to the show.
Best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the disbanded pop punk band Yellowcard, Ryan recently released his third solo EP ‘Everything Except Desire’. The EP is a deeply personal record that tackles such heavy topics as his own mental health and expunging emotional toxicity.
A captivating and courageous EP, this 5 track collection is a satisfying and deeply fulfilling journey for listeners and music fans.
Join us as Ryan shares with Jamie how this EP was born from overcoming adversity, how no expectations created new levels of Artistry and we look back at the Yellowcard days among other fascinating subjects.
For more information on William Ryan Key, visit

Dallas Wayne: Singer, Songwriter, on-air Personality

A native of Springfield, Missouri, Dallas is a singer, songwriter, radio DJ, voice-over artist, actor and music producer. His latest album project Coldwater, Tennessee will be released on April 22 on the Audium Nashville label. Produced by the legendary Buddy Cannon, the album is a collection of all-original songs that showcases the depth of Dallas’ songwriting and the range of his vocal talent.
Dallas can be heard six days a week on SiriusXM Radio: Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Eastern at Willie’s Roadhouse (channel 59), Tuesday through Friday in Outlaw Country (channel 60) from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern at Willie’s Roadhouse.
Dallas shares with Jamie stories of his time in Europe earlier in his career, the key to productivity, the resurgence of country and bluegrass and more. And stay tuned for an exclusive performance of the title track ‘Coldwater Tennessee’

Jive Talk: Indie-Rock Band

Bursting into the Nashville Live music scene, Jive Talk have become instant favorites!
Capturing audiences with their engaging and high energy performances  the project of longtime friends Oliver Pierce (lead vocals/guitar), Isaac Middleton (guitar/synth/vocals), and Ben Dunn (bass/vocals), the group solidified in the winter of 2021 in Nashville, adding Philip Walker (drums/vocals) and Andres Ahogado (guitar/synth/vocals).
We welcome the band who shares hilarious and unique stories of the band’s genesis, including what your life has been on the road, their social media skills, seeing audiences grow and more.
To find out more information on Jive Talk, visit

Claire Guerreso: Singer/Songwriter

A musical alchemist with a spellbinding voice and an ability to sing and write in almost any genre, we welcome Claire Guerreso to the show.
Claire specializes in making and performing music for media outlets such as film and TV as well as writing with and for other artists. You may recognize her music from such shows as, Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, Reign, Lucifer, Pretty Little Liars, Shades of Blue, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, American Ninja Warrior, and many more

A unique artist, Claire imparts depth into her songs with her haunting, compelling voice and melodies and can enhance an emotion into any situation. Socnically or visually.

We welcome Claire to share with us the high standards she sets for herself, cake decorating, letting songs go, seeing your songs on tv and more.

Visit to find our more about this trailblazing creative.


Geneviève Racette: Singer/Songwriter

Welcoming a very special Artist, Montreal-born and raised singer-songwriter Geneviève Racette to Jrodconcerts: The Podcast.
 Recognized by established artists in the industry for her talents for many years, Geneviève has been celebrating the release of her third full-length album, Satellite, out since March. Satellite is  a 9-song collection, delivering honest stories of self-discovery and reflection through the cycle of love.
A winner of the ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ at the Canadian Folk Music Award (2020), Geneviève’s growing popularity is also noticeable on streaming platforms and social media, where she has created a connection with her fans from around the world.
Join us as Geneviève  shares stories of her return to touring, staying healthy when performing, no drinking for 5 years, finding love and more. And stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Hostage’.
For more on Geneviève visit:

Michael Weintrob: Music Photographer

Our latest guest on Jrodconcerts: The Podcast is something of an institution when it comes to the realms of music.

Michael Weintrob is an American photographer, philanthropist and creative who has snapped anyone who’s anyone in the music industry. He’s also served as house photographer for the Newport Jazz Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, the Barcelona Jazz Festival and the Bluegrass Underground.

Michael has also had a long-standing relationship with the Nashville music scene, and is currently launching INSTRUMENTHEAD REVEALED, the sequel to the critically acclaimed INSTRUMENT collection. The INSTRUMENTHEAD collection is a surrealist look into the soul of a musician, not through their eyes as with traditional portraiture, but through his/her instrument. It began in April 2000, through a candid moment in a photoshoot with the Derek Trucks Band, which sparked an unprecedented art project, bringing together more than 500 musicians from across the globe over the course of nearly two decades.

Instrumenthead revealed is the sequel, where Michael unmasks these musicians in a way you’ve never seen before. You can find more about the project and pre-order your book at


Ron Pope: Singer/Songwriter

We welcome acclaimed Singer and Songwriter, Ron Pope to the show.
A prolific hit maker, Ron is known for a long list of hit singles, such as his mega hit ‘A Drop In The Ocean’ and ‘One Grand of Salt’. In what is shaping up to be a busy 2022 for Ron, he is gearing up for the release of the EP ‘It’s Gonna Be a Long Night’ on April 28th, 2022 which features an already instant classic ”The Good Old Days’.
Raised in Atlanta and now based in Nashville, Ron has had two songs placed on FOX‘s So You Think You Can Dance was featured in the season three premiere of The Vampire Diaries on The CW and more. If this wasn;t enough, Ron also founded the record label, Brooklyn Basement Records, alongside his wife, Blair.
thrilled to welcome Ron to chat about a variety of topics that includes accessing gratitude, overcoming setbacks, helping other people and more.
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Julia Blair: Singer/Songwriter

A gentle soul with a uniquely creative voice there are not many Artists like today’s guest Julia Blair.
On her debut solo album, Better Out Than In (via Crutch of Memory Enterprises), Julia proclaims her fondness for self-expression and demonstrates her aptitude for dynamics: from the explosive nature of a pop hook to the firm, comforting grip of a lullaby.
Previously the front woman in the critically acclaimed country-rock group Dusk, this is Julia’s first foray into her solo career and its a powerful and impactful debut.
Join us as Julia shares with Jamie stories of the record and her journey, including the fulfilment and challenges of owning your own recording studio, memories of her special late Aunt, heartbreak/concept of letting go and much more.

Summer Festival Preview 2022: Blue Ox Music Festival and Master Musicians Festival

After two years of uncertainty with large events and questions surrounding the pandemic, summer season is back! And with it, a sense of normalcy for the music industry.
If you’re planning on making summer 2022 a musical season to remember, expanding your musical horizons, seeing new beautiful places in North America and meeting new friends there are two special gems you oughta know: Blue Ox Music Festival taking place in Eau Claire, Wisconsin June 23-June 25 and Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, Kentucky July 15-16.
We welcome Julie Harris and Tiffany Finley for Master Musicians Festival and Nate Sipe and Justin Bruhn  for Blue Ox to talk about the unique aspects of these festivals, the lineups, the locations, the experience and much more.
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Master Musicians Festival at 4:11
Blue Ox Music Festival at 19:07

Amy Martin: Singer/Songwriter

Welcoming Boulder-based Americana and Folk rising Singer-Songwriter Amy Martin to the show.
A thought provoking lyricist with an impactful vocal range, Amy launched her solo album in March of 2020. This after a successful chapter leading Virginia based ‘Many Nights Ahead’ for many years. After garnering critical acclaim for her 2021 single ‘Sweet Virginia’ (about leaving home in Virginia for Colorado), Amy is now recording a new album with Grammy Award Winning Producer Chance McCoy.
In this special episode, Amy talks with Jamie about her fascinating artistic path. Embracing her solo career, leaving Virginia where she had called home for many years, how to prepare for a new album recording, the welcoming umbrella of Americana music and other topics. Stay tuned for a great performance of ‘Sweet Virginia’ as well.
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Hannah Bethel: Singer/Songwriter

We welcome Hannah Bethel, a trailblazing Artist, crafting a unique sound to the show.
Celebrating her forthcoming EP ‘Until The Sun Comes Up’ (Out 3/25/22) Hannah who is Nashville based and hails from Wisconsin, is ready to share what is her most powerful EP yet.
Hannah’s musical artistry reflects who she is: a fierce, independent, wild, and untamed spirit. Her music captures the essence of her signature sound by blending elements of the many genres and styles that have influenced her writing and creative expression. Being fearless and unafraid to bare her deepest feelings in her songs reflects her lifestyle – from solo backpacking in the deserts of Arizona and the mystical Joshua Tree, to hiking snow-peaked mountains in Alaska – our guest lives her life to the fullest
Join us as Hannah shares with Jamie a plethora of topics. Among them, why embracing one’s own problem’s is challenging, how an album’s musical theme evolves, the importance of outdoor living, Nashville’s musical community and more.
Check out ‘Until The Sun Comes Up’ Out everywhere on March 25th.

Matt Koziol: Singer/Songwriter

We welcome Matt Koziol,  one of Nashville’s most admired young talents to the show.
Hailing from New Jersey and celebrating his forthcoming full length debut album, ‘Wildhorse’ (Out May 20), Matt  has has collaborated with John Paul White, Joy Oladokun, Jimmie Allen, Charlie Worsham, Steve Moakler, Abby Anderson, Bre Kennedy, and more.
A vibrant songwriter, and personality, who’s developed a style of writing, and playing, that appeals to the traveling heart, Matt has created raving fans among not only Nashville’s music community, but Americana music tastemakers as well.
Join us as Matt talks with Jamie about a plethora of topics. Among them, the character and grit of New Jersey, the influence of Elvis, how a musica teacher changed his life forever and more.
For extended details on Matt Koziol, visit his official website:

The Heavy Hours: Indie/Rock Band (SXSW 2022)

Friends of our show, and one of the hottest Indie-Rock Bands in North America, The Heavy Hours join Jamie at SXSW 2022.
With a new release ‘Gardens’ (OUT NOW) the Cincinnati-based quartet are giving a window into the band’s early career recordings, from long before the group had management, an agent or a record label. Following up the critically acclaimed ‘Wildfire’ EP (2021) , Gardens further enhances the band’s sonic journey, as well as demonstrating the strong principles on which the band is built on.
Join us as Michael Marcagi (Vocals), AJ Yorio (Guitar), Jonathan Moon (Bass) and Flint McCallum (Drums) share with Jamie what the band’s ‘Why’ is, the whirlwind of the past two years, their musical influences, The Bengals Super Bowl run and more.
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Bre Kennedy: Singer/Songwriter (SXSW 2022)

Singer/Songwriter: Bre Kennedy (SXSW 2022)

Our dear friend Bre Kennedy joins us Live from Austin, where she catches us up on her upcoming tour with Joy Oladokun, her new acoustic EP, growing from life challenges and recharging with nature.

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Brooke Annibale: Singer/Songwriter (SXSW 2022)

We are joined by rising talent Brooke Annibale Live from SXSW 2022 in Austin, TX.
Brooke Annibale writes personal and breathtaking songs with alluring vocals that take her listeners on an emotional journey of their own.
Not confined by any one genre, Brooke’s expressive and beautifully thoughtful songwriting creates a dreamy, dark, and enticing sonic landscape. Over the past few years, she has been a favorite among music supervisors and featured in such media outlets as Stereogum, American Songwriter, Uproxx, NPR/World Café and more. She has also shared the stage with artists like Mt. Joy, Iron & Wine, Lucius, Aoife O’Donovan, and Rufus Wainwright. Brooke will release her new album later this year.
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Malin Pettersen (SXSW 2022) Singer/Songwriter

Friends of our show, and one of the hottest Indie-Rock Bands in North America, The Heavy Hours join Jamie at SXSW 2022.
With a new release ‘Gardens’ (OUT NOW) the Cincinnati-based quartet are giving a window into the band’s early career recordings, from long before the group had management, an agent or a record label. Following up the critically acclaimed ‘Wildfire’ EP (2021) , Gardens further enhances the band’s sonic journey, as well as demonstrating the strong principles on which the band is built on.
Join us as Michael Marcagi (Vocals), AJ Yorio (Guitar), Jonathan Moon (Bass) and Flint McCallum (Drums) share with Jamie what the band’s ‘Why’ is, the whirlwind of the past two years, their musical influences, The Bengals Super Bowl run and more.
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U2 Tribute With Lauren Morrow and Andrew Leahey

Jamie is joined by friends of the show, and Nashville based hit-makers Lauren Morrow and Andrew Leahey to chat about one of the most important bands of all time: U2.
U2 has influenced Lauren and Andrew’s stagecraft and musicality, while also playing an important part in Jamie’s career in the music industry, so in this episode the ins and outs of the Irish quartet are dissected. Among the topics discussed are: favorite U2 Decade, the future of U2, why Bono is such a divisive front-man and lots more.
Stay tuned for Lauren Morrow’s upcoming new album and tour dates by visiting:
Andrew is also in thee midst of a prolific year, with a new album ‘American Static Vol 2’ on the horizon. Stay tuned to everything Andrew Leahey at:

Chris Pandolfi: Banjoist/Musician

Banjo player for Grammy winners The Infamous Stringdusters , Grammy winner, producer, podcaster, writer and all-around creative soul Chris Pandolfi joins Jamie on the show.
The Infamous Stringdusters have become a ‘must see’ live act, and their newest album ‘Toward the Fray’ shows the progressive/bluegrass band at their creative peak. In short order, the band has created a loyal following of fans and media respect, while in 2018 the band won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album for Laws of Gravity. In January of 2022, the band was nominated for another Grammy for their album, A Tribute to Bill Monroe and will be competing for the award in the coming weeks.
Chris Pandolfi, who started his career as the first ever banjo principal at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and has been forging his own unique path ever since shares with Jamie a bit about his journey, the band’s path and lots more.
For information and tour dates on The Infamous Stringdusters, visit:

Izaak Opatz: Singer/Songwriter

Singer, Songwriter, leatherworker, seasonal Park Service employee, and graduate student, Izaak Opatz is an Artist unlike any other.
Known for his solo career, and his work with the band The Best Westerns, Izaak is preparing the release of his brand new album /Extra Medium’ due April 29th. This new offering utilizes varying instrumentation, creative engineering, and blends of non-traditional hooks with classic song forms, to create a living, breathing work, at once familiar—borderline nostalgic—and wholly unique.
Izaak has a hard-to-describe but easy-to-listen-to style of music, one that will have audiences humming and singing this new collection of songs in no time. Join us as Izaak shares with Jamie the story of the album, his creative process, the fluid movement from Montana to California among other interesting nuggets.
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Suzie Chism: Singer/Songwriter

A shining and creative soul, we welcome Suzie Chism to the show.
Originally from Nevada, Suzie has consistently pushed sonic boundaries in new and exciting directions. Previously with acts as varied as all female rock band Moseley, and now in a burgeoning solo career, Suzie is also known for her production and fashion entrepreneurship.
Join us on this special episode, where we learn the unique path of this cultural gem, from her musical upbringing in the ‘Battle Born’ state, how her parents divorce at an early age inspired her songwriting, the ending of Moseley, her triumphant return to Nashville and lots more.
While Suzie works on new material, make sure to check out Suzie’s extraordinary library with albums lime ‘Where’ (2020) that include addictive singles as ‘Talkers’ ‘The Ending’ and lots more.
For more on Suzie Chism, visit:

Natasha Blaine: Singer/Songwriter

With mesmerizing vocals and soulful stage presence, it’s no wonder Natasha Blaine has quickly become one of Nashville’s most acclaimed rising stars.
Her debut EP ‘I Fall In Love Too Easily’  garnered the attention of media and fans alike, and has carried her to a wave of momentum that has seen her headline some of ‘Music City’s most iconic venues like Rudy’s Jazz Club and The Basement for her growing fan base.
On this episode of Jrodconcerts: The Podcast, Natasha shares with Jamie details of her unique path. Among them, the influence of her Grandmother’s musical taste, a life-altering chapter in London living abroad, carrying Jazz to younger generations and more. And stay tuned for an exclusive performance of an unreleased new song: ‘Heights’
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Beautiful Machines: Electronic Duo

Electronic darkwave duo Beautiful Machines, composed of Conrad Schuman and Stefanie Ku join Jamie on the show.
Putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming album ‘Singularity’ (Out Summer 2022) you can find the latest singles ‘Control’ as well as the new Remix version by The New Division out NOW.
On this special episode, Stefanie and Conrad chat with Jamie about the genesis of the duo, the enduring appreciation of the genre, how technology has affected human interaction and more. And stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Sunrise Song’.
For more on Beautiful Machines, visit:

Charlotte Sands: Singer/Songwriter

At the beginning of 2020, Nashville based  Charlotte Sands was preparing to tour the country, and was selling out shows. But before that date came, the pandemic hit and suddenly there were a lot of reasons why the timing could have been seen as bad luck.
Luckily for us, the universe had other plans and Charlotte has seen her star rise since. Posting on TikTok and asking Yungblud to open for him could have been seen like a pipe dream, but her talent captivated the English artist and Charlotte is currently opening for Yungblud in Arenas across the country.
We are thrilled to welcome Charlotte on the show, where she talks about the unique career path she has taken, her latest album ‘Love and Other Lies’ and so much more.
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MOKITA: Singer, Songwriter & Producer

With a unique ability to blend huge pop hooks with outstanding production, MOKITA has established himself as a creative tour de force in Nashville and beyond.
A shining hit maker,  Mokita (Real name: John-Luke Carter) writes, produces and features soaring vocals on his own tracks including hit singles like ‘Clear Eyes’, ‘Love Alone’ and more which have become staples on satellite radio and top music playlists.
In addition to his musical chops, MOKITA is known for opening up about subjects like Mental Health awareness, and other ‘heart on your sleeve’ topics that the world and his fans need to hear.
Join us as MOKITA, shares his unique journey, the creativity that comes alive in his native North Carolina, lessons from his basketball days, gratitude and more.

Goldpark: Indie-Rock Band

With enormous synth hooks and bona fide stadium rock sound, ‘Goldpark’ has quickly risen as one of Nashville’s most ‘buzzworthy’ bands.
The songs of Goldpark, (composed of  Wes Hunter, Andrew Smith and Kyle Neblett) aim for higher heights that directly invite you into their orbit, and it is no surprise that in short order their live shows have become a ‘go- to’ in stages across North America.
In 2021, the band released ‘Goldpark One’ their first EP which includes instant radio singles ‘Met a Stranger’ and ‘Morning Light’.
Join us as Wes, Andrew and Kyle share the genesis of the band, the mission statement of their sound, the art of collaboration in Nashville and more.
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Judy Collins: Singer, Songwriter & Activist

We welcome back to the show, the cultural treasure that is Judy Collins.

Now, in her 6th decade as a singer and songwriter, Judy is experiencing a profound level of growth and prolific creativity and she is gearing up to release a brand new album: ‘Spellbound’. Out on February 18th, 2022

The 13 song album is a special entry in her oeuvre. It marks the first time ever she wrote all the songs on one of her albums. It features 12 new recently-written modern folk songs, and a bonus track of her evergreen, “The Blizzard.” Spellbound is an introspective and impressionistic album. It unfolds as if Judy curated a museum exhibit of her life, and welcomes us into a retrospective of her most formative moments, some big and public, and some intensely personal and intimate.

Join us for an unforgettable conversation where Judy shares how Leonard Cohen motivated her songwriting, her love of the outdoors, shares relationship advice, and touches on Joe Rogan, Spotify and artist compensation.

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The Shindellas: Musical Group

A modern group with classic stagecraft making waves in Nashville and beyond, The Shindellas join the show.
Composed of three mega talented Artists: Tamara Chauniece, Kasi Jones and Stacy Johnson, The Shindellas have established themselves as a musical force to be reckoned with. A combination of showmanship, choreography and vocal progress has quickly put The Shindellas on the national radar.
Join us as we learn the unique story of the band, how destiny brought them together, the individual journeys of Tamara, Kasi and Stacy and so much more

Hangout Fest and Bear Shadow Music Festival: Spring Festival Preview 2022

This year is sure to be a great year for music festivals across the nation, with pent-up demand and easier entry requirements after two years of adapting to the pandemic.
If you’re planning on making 2022 the year of being more present, listening to more music and expanding your musical horizons, there are two special gems you oughta know: Bear Shadow Music Festival taking place in Highlands, NC April 29-May 1 and Hangout Music Festival on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama May 20-22.
We welcome Marie Roussel, Marketing Manager for Hangout and Casey Reid, Festival Director for Bear Shadow to talk about the unique aspects of these festivals, the lineups, the experience and much more.
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Bear Shadow Begins at 3:03
Hangout Begins at 15:34

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Nominees: Analysis With Jason Hanley

Joined by our good friend of the show Jason Hanley, Vice President of Education and Visitor Engagement at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to chat about the 2022 nominees. The Nominees for 2022 Induction are:

Pat Benatar
Kate Bush
Duran Duran
Eurythmics Judas Priest
Fela Kuti
New York Dolls
Dolly Parton
Rage Against The Machine
Lionel Richie
Carly Simon
A Tribe Called Quest

Dionne Warwick

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Seven out of 17 of the Nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including Beck, Eminem, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and A Tribe Called Quest. This is Eminem’s first year of eligibility.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offers fans the opportunity to participate in the Induction selection process with the 2022 Induction Fan Vote sponsored by Ohio. Find It Here. Today through April 29, fans can vote every day at, or at the museum in Cleveland. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2022 Inductees


Alex Munoz: Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer & Engineer

We welcome Nashville based musical Alchemist, Alex Munoz (@) to the show.
Originally from Madrid, Alex’ story is completely original, unique and inspiring. Influenced by bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen, Alex found his way to Berklee College of Music, before creating his own musical stamp in Nashville, Tennessee.
Now a guitar-slinger with acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Margo Price, Alex has toured around the world in some of the biggest and most iconic stages. Previously, Alex also toured with Singer/Songwriter Nikki Lane among many other projects. Most importantly, Alex is a Cancer survivor, a title that is his most impressive yet.
Join us to learn about Alex in his own words, and the inside story of one of Nashville”s most special talents.

Adam Shoenfeld: Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter

We welcome one of the America’s premier studio musicians, guitarists and producers, Adam Shoenfeld.
With his first solo album ‘All The Birds Sings’ (Out Now) Adam brings the same rock n’ roll spirit that he has brought to country music for two decades. A career that has seen him play guitar on over 45 No. 1 songs, and earn seven nominations for the Academy of Country Music’s Guitar Player of the Year.
This of course in addition to his gig touring alongside country superstar Tim McGraw around the world.
Join us as Adam shares with Jamie the story of the new album, what its like playing with Tim McGraw, hearing his songs blasted on Nashville party buses and lots more. And stay tuned for an exclusive performance of a brand new song: ‘Pave Those highways’.
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Molly Martin: Singer/Songwriter

Continuing a lineage of tough, gritty Rock ‘N Roll women, Molly Martin is a rising musical treasure.

Known for her powerful live performances, Molly has been tearing up stages throughout Nashville, including iconic venues and stages like The Basement and The High Watt.

Originally from Philadelphia, Molly’s latest EP released in late 2020, ‘What you Need’ was a favorite on stations such as ‘Lightning 100’ and she is now gearing up for the release of her new album ‘Mary’ in 2022.

Join us as we chat with this thunderbolt of Rock N’Roll as we discuss her first musical steps in Philadelphia. the move to Nashville, lessons of 2021 and more


Erin Rae: Singer/Songwriter

Nashville based Erin Rae, one of music’s brightest talents returns to the show for the first time since May 2021.
Erin’s highly anticipated new album ‘Lighten Up’ is set for release on February 4 via Thirty Tigers/Good Memory and is sure to be an early contender for Album of The Year. The album was produced by neo-psychedelic Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty) and features an evolved musical sound, as well as songwriting that touches on social commentary of the environment, gender identity, and equality.
Join us as Erin talks with Jamie about Courage, the importance of Progress (no matter how small), playing iconic venues and more. And stay tuned as Erin plays ‘Flip The Tune’ , where we play  musicians 10 seconds of one of their songs backwards, and they have to guess what song it is.
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Claudia Hoyser: Singer/Songwriter

Claudia Hoyser, one of Country music’s rising talents returns to the show for the first time since April 2021.
On the heels of a record-breaking year, Claudia shares with Jamie highlights of 2021. Among them, opening for Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and bringing her full length debut album ‘Red Light Turning Green’ to life on stage.
Other topics in this great interview include memories of High School in New York, the story of having a song played locally during the Super Bowl, and growth as an individual.
And stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Red Light Turning Green’ from her full length debut album of the same name. Available now.
For more on Claudia Hoyser, visit:

Dillon Warnek: Singer/Songwriter

With songs that speak directly and passionately about the human quest for  fulfillment, and the realities of life, Dillon Warnek is a songwriter like no other in Nashville.
A songwriter whose perfectly crafted songs made of flesh, blood, and soul take listeners on emotional journeys,  Dillon has earned the admiration and respect of the music community and national media, including RollingStone, DittyTV and many more.
His 2021 album ‘Now That It’s All Over’ is a special album, whose 10 tracks were written and conceived along with Jamie Davis in places as diverse as East Nashville bars and everyday hangouts.
Join us, as Dillon shares with Jamie details about his songwriting ethos, his background in Seattle, Nashville’s unique community and more. Also stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Good Man’.
For more on this unique singer/songwriter you oughta know, visit

Caitlin Rose: Singer/Songwriter

Caitlin Rose, one of the most impactful storytellers and authentic singer/songwriters in Nashville,  joins the show.
Caitlin, who recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of her landmark album ‘Own Side Now’ with a Vinyl reissue, shares with Jamie a plethora of subjects. Among them, the important legacy she brought back to country music, the nerves and butterflies of performing on stage, the industry changes with social media and lots more.
A masterful storyteller with a flair for concision, drama and imagery, Cailtin has been compared  with luminaries like Iris Dement and Patsy Cline, but it is her authentic spirit that has crafted a unique and personal legacy in Country Music.
For more information on Cailtin Rose, including access to her Patreon for fans and more,  visit

Lord Nelson: Rock 'N Roll Band

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, we welcome Kai Crowe-Getty, front-man for one of the most vibrant on stage bands in Rock music today, Lord Nelson to the show.
With their third Album out January 21st: Transmission , Kai shares with Jamie the story of the album. Including how the band captured such a special live sound on the album, as well as other conversational topics like the special magic of Virginia’s music scene, breaking the ‘barrier’ and connecting with the audience on live shows and lots more.
For more on Lord Nelson, including Tour Dates, Store and more visit:

Khalid Yassein of Wild Rivers - Singer/Songwriter

Thrilled to be joined by Khalid Yassein, front-man, vocalist and guitarist for Indie hit-makers ‘Wild Rivers’ to the show.
Our audience may remember this trailblazing band, as we have previously had Andrew Oliver (Guitars) and Devan Glover (Vocals) on the show. Now, the band is preparing the release of their highly anticipated new album ‘Sidelines’ on February 4th, 2022.
Having made a triumphant return to the stages in 2021, Khalid shares with Jamie what it was like to sell out venues across North America after an extended absence, the genesis of the new album in Echo Park with the band, growing as a person and as a band and lots more.
And stay tuned for a brand new ‘Flip The Tune’, where our guests try to guess their songs being played backwards.
For upcoming tour dates for Wild Rivers, and album pre-orders, visit:

Rob Aldridge: Singer-Songwriter

A seasoned singer/songwriter whose musical talents and ability to win over a crowd has been honed from thousands of gigs, Rob Aldridge, front-man for Rob Aldridge & The Proponents joins the show.

Based in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Rob is celebrating the release of this second full length LP ‘Mind Over Manners’ with a wonderful blend of tasteful grooves and profound , heartfelt messaging and songwriting.
The Proponents recorded Mind Over Manners at Studio 144, a smoky clubhouse-like loft space in Green Hill, Alabama, while Rob produced the album with Jay Burgess of Shoals psych-rock/power-pop band The Pollies.
Join us as Rob shares with Jamie the story of the album, what makes Muscle Shoals Alabama so special, the stages of grief regarding the latet bassist Stone Anderson  and stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Little Lou’ from the new album.
For more information on ‘Mind Over Matters’, tour information and more, visit:

SixForty1: Country Pop Duo

Composed of Kentucky Artists Brooks Hoffman and Austin Gee, the two have managed to create quite a buzz since moving to Nashville from Kentucky 5 years ago.
Through a series of independent releases over the last three years, SixForty1 has already made waves in the streaming world, and their latest EP ‘Started Right Here’ (Out since October 2021) is no exception.
Join us as Brooks and Austin share with Jamie the story of meeting at Murray State University, the unique chemistry as artists they have, their influences from family members to acts like Rascal Flatts and lots more.
For information, fan club and tour information on SixForty1, visit:

Thunderstorm Artis/Singer/Songwriter

Unbelievable talent in both vocals and guitar? Check.  60s soul-inspired vocal melodies and songwriting? Check. Dashes of hip-hop here and there? Check. An amazing heart, soul and personal philosophy? Check.
Thunderstorm Artis is a once in a generation talent, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the show.
Best known as the runner up in season 18 of NBC’s The Voice, the thing that really sets Thunderstorm apart is the humility involved in his music. While there are plenty of flashy moments vocally in his work, there’s a certain subtlety you don’t often hear in much of modern soul music.
Thunderstorm’s songs often enter and exit more like a hum than a straight-up shout, and quite frankly, it’s extremely refreshing. In the end, despite his talents, Thunderstorm presents himself as much more flawed and relatable than most of his contemporaries.
Join us as we learn about the unique path and journey of Thunderstorm, from growing up in a musical family in Oahu, to his mentality with courage, becoming a father, the holidays growing up and much more.
For more on Thunderstorm Artis, visit New single ‘All Is Fair in Love and War’ is Out Now.

The Brethren: Country-Rock Group

The Brethren, a unique country-rock band, made up of two accomplished sets of brothers,  join the show.
Formed as a band in the early days of the pandemic, bassist Lonnie Chapin (Grammy Winner) and brother Chad Chapin (Grammy nominated Drummer and BMW Song of the Year winner) combined forces with another accomplished of brothers from their same Oregon hometown. These of course would be Casey and Corey Parnell, another set of accomplished brothers in their own right, having written hundreds of award winning songs.
In today’s show, Corey and Lonnie share with Jamie the inside story of the band. How it came to be, the secret to keeping professional and personal boundaries, the quick acclaim of the group, their unique songwriting process and more. And stay tuned for an exclusive performance of their single ‘Chevelle’.
For more information on The Brethren, visit:

Katie Ruvane: Singer/Songwriter

On this special Christmas episode, Jamie welcomes Katie Ruvane, a shining Nashville-based talent on the show.
Adept in making personal inquiries feel universal; Katie’s music comes from the authenticity of a younger artist who’s keenly aware of her modest place in Nashville’s wide musical tapestry, but nonetheless confident enough to prove her salt time and again.
Whether it’s on her inner doubt anthem ‘Without Her’ , her three part EP, or masterfully done covers, Katie asks universal questions, whose answers are sometimes sad, but beautiful.
Join us as Katie shares stories of playing house shows across the coast in her earlier career, the critical acclaim of her her first full album, performing personal songs on stage and other topics.
For more on Katie Ruvane, visit:

Emily Scott Robinson: Singer/Songwriter

An American Musical Treasure, Jamie welcomes Emily Scott Robinson to the show.
With a gift for storytelling not seen since Lucinda Williams and Patti Smith, Emily has captivated audiences and critics far and wide.
The Colorado based artist is part of the legendary Oh Boy Records label, founded by the late Icon John Prine.  Emily’s latest album ‘American Siren’ has been hailed and named one of 2021’s best albums by everyone from NPR to RollingStone country and includes such instant classics as ‘Old Gods’ and ‘Cheap Seats’.
Join us as Emily shares with us highlights from her latest headlining tour, living in an RV earlier in her career, her advocacy for Immigrant rights and much more. And stay tuned for the return of ‘Flip The Tune’ where we ask our guests to return their songs played backwards.
For more on Emily Scott Robinson, visit

Singer/Songwriter: Christian Lopez

An Americana and Rock & Roll’ Soul’, Christian Lopez joins Jamie on the show.
The son of a music teacher, the West Virginia native was learning piano and guitar by the time he was in kindergarten, and he recorded his debut album, produced by Americana super-producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) when he was just 18. But on his new album The Other Side, Christian transcends all of those hot-shot titles to emerge a well-rounded and experienced artist.
Join us as we connect with a unique artist, with a record that will be buzzing up the charts as we start 2022 and beyond.
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Alt-Folk Band: The Way Down Wanderers

Lauded for their eclectic blend of roots-based rock, folk, bluegrass, jazz, classical and pop Jamie welcomes Austin Krause-Thompson of ‘The Way Down Wanderers’ to the show.
Celebrating their newly released third album More Like Tomorrow  (Soundly Music) the band has continued to push new boundaries with their sonic experimentation, deeply personal lyricism and Beach Boys style harmonies.
Garnering the band praise from the Associated PressRelix and No Depression and landing them on Rolling Stone Country’s 10 New Artists You Need To Know list, Austin shares with Jamie his take on a plethora of topics. Among them, the unique collaborative process of the band,  managing expectations from the outside world, family and band dynamics and more.
Check out the new album ‘More Like Tomorrow’ out now and for more on The Way Down Wanderers visit:

Indie-Rock Band: The Lighthouse and The Whaler

We welcome Michael LoPresti, frontman for critically acclaimed alt-rock ensemble The Lighthouse and The Whaler to the show.
Originally from Cleveland, and formed in 2008 the band is celebrating their brand new album ‘Talk’ which includes the hit single ‘All the time in the World’ and other 9 songs already climbing up the alternative charts.
The trio also includes Mark Porostosky and Ryan Walker  and has headlined tours from coast to coast while picking up accolades from the likes of Rolling Stone, NPR, and many more outlets along the way.
Join us to hear about the band’s longevity, the special magic of Ohio music, being featured on TV and Movies and lots more. For additional information on The Lighthouse and The Whaler visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Danielia Cotton

A unique musical trailblazer, Jamie welcomes critically acclaimed Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist Danielia Cotton to the show.
Her new album, the thought provoking and captivating ‘Good Day’ (Out January 22) sees Danielia channeling a mix of soul and rock while honoring the notion that “we are all warriors.”
A Cancer survivor and 6 time Marathoner, Danielia grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood listening to rock staples like AC/DC, the Rolling Stones and The Black Crowes. It is her unique background that has crafted an artist respected and admired by fans and industry with outlets like The New York Times calling her: “soulful enough to fill a revival tent”
For more on Danielia Cotton, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: ENZI

From Loveland Colorado and now Nashville based, we welcome Indie-Pop Singer/Songwriter ENZI to the show.
With two of the most’ worthy singles of 2021, ‘Time Flies’ and ‘Sickly Sweet’ ENZI has established herself as an Indie-Pop Trailblazing voice with a unique combination of vocals & songwriting with slick hooks and production.
Her music was self described as “if Taylor Swift and Hayley Williams had a musical love child” and she has been featured across MTV programming and performed alongside the likes of The Head and The Heart and Fitz and the Tantrums among others.
Join us to hear about the journey of ENZI, her values, lessons and lots more. Stay up to date on everything ENZI by visiting:

Singer/Songwriter: Angela Autumn

Hailing from Zelienople, Pennsylvania and now based in Nashville, TN, Jamie welcomes a unique musical soul: Angela Autumn to the Live! show.
A guitar player by trade, Angela is also an outstanding clawhammer banjo player whose voice yodels, cascades, and breaks with emotion.
2021 saw Angela release a very special album, Frontiers Woman. A  self-produced musical project which includes a cast of modern-day Nashville session legends.
Join us for this special LIVE! Episode, where Angela shares the story of Frontier Woman, her unique musical journey, challenges, outlook and more. Stay tuned for an exclusive performance of the gorgeous tune ‘Insecurities’ as well.
For More on Angela Autumn, visit:

Bluegrass and Americana Band: Barbaro

Kyle Shelstad and Rachel Calvert of Critically acclaimed Americana band Barbaro join Jamie on the show.
Celebrating their new EP, Under the Covers (Out Now), Rachel and Kyle walk us through the genesis of Barbaro, the band dynamics, the uniqueness of their live shows and lots more. In addition, we learn of what was the criteria of the song selections for the EP as well as the way the band gives back including Our Saviour’s Community Services of Minneapolis and ‘Help The Grahams’ in memory of deceased friend Max Graham.
Tune in to discover a band that you oughta know, taking music fans by storm with their impactful live performances and unique sound.
For more on Barbaro, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Janet Devlin

We welcome back a friend of our show, Irish singer & Songwriter Janet Devlin for the first time since June 2020.
Janet joins Jamie for an in depth conversation on a plethora of topics, including Janet’s new EP, ‘It’s Not That Deep’  (follow up  to 2020’s smash hit ‘Confessional’) and lots more. Other topics include getting inspired again after a successful album, covering Prince, getting back on tour and more. And stay tuned for the return of our popular ‘Flip The Tune’ game, to see if Janet can identify her hit songs when they’re played in reverse.
For more on Janet Devlin, visit:

Americana Duo: ELDR

Nashville-based Americana duo ELDR (husband-and-wife pair Jameson Elder and Hanna Rae) join Jamie on the show.
Having recently released a wonderful EP, ‘Nowhere Else to Go’, Jameson and Hannah share the story of the group, one born during the pandemic after each having successful solo careers. The album itself, also was written and produced almost entirely in their Nashville home while the nation was in lockdown: both ELDR and Nowhere Else To Go were born of that difficult year, 2020.
We invite you to learn about this incredible group with a unique spine-tingling sound. LEarn about wiring from emotion, the balance of working as a couple, their previous solo careers and more. Stay tuned as well for an exclusive performance of ‘Nowhere Else To Go’.
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Singer/Songwriter: Sara Jean Kelley

Welcoming one of the most unique Singer & Songwriters in Nashville, Sara Jean Kelley to the show.
On the cusp of her brand new release ‘Black Snake’ (Out November 19) Sara chats about her unique journey. Growing up in a musical family, finding herself in Montana, stillness during lockdown and opening for Icons like Emmylou Harris. No topic is off-limits in this unique conversation with an artist you oughta know.
Stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Black Snake’ and for more on Sara Jean Kelley including 2022 tour dates and more visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Claudia Combs Carty

An outstanding talent, Jaime welcomes Oakland based Claudia Combs Carty to the show.
Fresh off the release of her debut full length album ‘Phases’ Out Now, Claudia shares the story of the album, one written and made over the course of a decade.
Phases is as personal as a series of confessional journal entries. Each heartbreak takes lyrical form, and every intimate confession is transformed into soaring notes, in a crescendo of self-discovery and an honesty that can only be revealed through time and a ready pen.
Join us for a unique conversation that includes topics such as: letting go of toxicity, immortalizing heartache in music, a close bond with the piano and more. Stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘All That’.
For more on Claudia Combs Carty, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: John Sierra

In his debut album,The Wonder, John Sierra invites listeners on a thoughtful journey intot heemotional landscape of the heart. Rich with soaring harmonies, driving acoustic rhythms,and haunting melodies,The Wonder wades through a folk-inspired sound with songs thatare unapologetically raw. Exploring heartache, healing, relationship, and working through regret.

We welcome John to discuss this album, finding a ‘Why’ when the odds seems low,  overcoming addiction and more, Stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘The Wonder’ .

For more on John Sierra, visit www.


Singer/Songwriter: Maja Francis

Welcoming Swedish blazing talent Maja Francis to the show.

A late year surprise, the stunning full-length debut of Swedish artist Maja Francis reveals itself as a compelling statement of purpose. Projecting a need for emotional connection with catchy beats and outstanding songwriting, ‘A Pink Soft Mess’ instantly captivates and establishes itself as Maja’s most personal work yet.

What sets Maja apart from her contemporaries is the three-dimensional complexity of her character, and all sides are on display in this album. We welcome Maja to a wonderful and in-depth conversation. One that touches on mental health, recording melodies in the middle of the night, growing up in a record store and more. Also, stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘How Are We Doing’ the closing track of the stunning album.

Don’t miss ‘A Pink Soft Mess’ out now wherever you stream your music.


Indie-Rock Band: The Heavy Hours

Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio we welcome The Heavy Hours to the show.
With a distinctive strain of warm-hearted, open-armed alternative rock the band has quickly amassed a big following not only by music fans across North America, but critics as well.
Last year, the Cincinnati-based band released their first single “Don’t Walk Away,” a folksy anthem co-written by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and just this past August, their debut EP ‘Wildfire’ saw the light of day.
Join us as lead singer Michael Marcagi, guitarist AJ Yorio and Bassist Jonathan Moon share their story of the first practices they had, what makes Ohio music special, pre-show rituals and more

Singer/Songwriter: Brandy Zdan

Hailed by Rolling Stone as a “Guitar Hero of The Highest Order”, Jamie welcomes Nashville Rocker Brandy Zdan to the show.
The Canadian musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer just released one of the year’s most impactful Albums, ‘Falcon’ (Out Now) which deals with some of her most personal songwriting yet.
With themes of miscarriages, grief, solitude and hope, the album will resonate far and wide with Mothers, and listeners around the world. Also of note, it was self-produced, self-engineered and crafted by Brandy herself.
A true gem of an album.
For more on Brandy Zdan, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Allie Dunn

Welcoming Allie Dunn, an exciting emerging artist with a fresh new voice and a unique story, to the show.
Allie’s debut EP Good As Gone, (Out Now via Porter Rose Records) draws on classic Laurel Canyon songwriting whilst blending modern sounds across heartland rock, modern Americana and Nashville’s own brand of radio-ready pop country.
From New York City and now in Nashville, Allie Dunn believed her path was initially to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a doctor. She was at college learning biology but in her sophomore year, she took a leap of faith to pursue her musical dreams.
Join us as she goes into details of this exciting breakthrough in her life, her early influences such as The Eagles, a talent for basketball and much more.
For more information on Allie Dunn, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Hello Lightfoot

Jessica Louise Dye, uber talented friend of our show, and now with a solo project ‘Hello Lightfoot’ returns to our show.

A renowned frontwoman for surf rock band ‘High Waisted’, Jessica has stepped out as a solo artist on her new project which consists of equal parts groundbreaking pop with danceable hooks and captivating verses.

The EP project started nearly ten years ago, and served as a cathartic process for some life curveballs that helped her evolve as an Artist and as a person, including the unexpected death of her best friend.

Fantastic first single ‘Twenty Seven;’ is out now, and expect to hear a lot from Hello Lightfoot in 2022 and beyond.


Singer/Guitarist: Keith Murray (We Are Scientists)

Singer and Guitarist Keith Murray, of beloved indie heroes ‘We Are Scientists’ joins the show.
Fresh off the release of their first album in three years, the blistering ‘Huffy’ Keith shares with Jamie the gratification of finishing this album, knowing if a song works in a live setting, meeting Chris Cain at a ‘Dawson’s Creek’ viewing party & More.
Also, stay tuned to an exclusive performance from Keith at the end of this episode you won’t wanna miss.
For dates on their newly announced ‘Come on Get Huffy’ North American Tour 2022, and more, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Elke

Welcoming a unique Musical talent carving her own sound, Elke (Kayla Graninger) who is celebrating her debut album ‘No Pain For Us Here’.
Recently released to critical acclaim on September 24th, 2021 the album features Elke exploring new sounds and a fresh musical range to create a haunting and unforgettable collection of songs.
On previous releases – 2018 debut EP Bad Metaphors (produced by Shawn Everett: The Killers, The War on Drugs, Local Natives) and last year’s follow-up EP Visitors – Graninger aimed to break down barriers of gender roles, utilizing the low end of her vocal register, inspired by songwriters like Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.
The new release, produced by Zac Farro (Paramore, HALFNOISE), who’s most recent production credit includes Becca Mancari’s critically acclaimed LP The Greatest Part expands on the incredible range and artistic palate of Elke’s musical colors that audiences will surely enjoy.
For more on Elke, follow her on Instagram @elkemusek

Singer/Songwriter: Morgan Wade

Friend of the show, and one of the most talented young stars in music Morgan Wade joins us from Asheville, NC.
In the midst of finishing up a highlight year, one that saw Morgan ink a publishing deal with Universal Music in June, and a record deal with Arista Nashville in August, Morgan takes us into several topics . These include: her off day rituals from tour, habits that keep her mind right every day, performing at the historic Ryman auditorium and more.
With Morgan’s first official single at country radio “Wilder Days” currently breaking records across a variety of charts, its a perfect time to check out her debut album ‘Reckless’ if you have not had the chance to do so yet.
For more on Morgan Wade including future tour dates and more, visit:

Musical Artists: Rob Garza and Racquel Jones

Rob Garza, one half of internationally acclaimed electronic duo Thievery Corporation and friend of the show Singer/Songwriter Racquel Jones joins the show.
Having just finished a sold-out acclaimed tour through North America, Rob and Racquel join us from St. Petersburg where Rob shares the story of his newly released debut album ‘Daydream Accelerator’ , his new video for ‘Summer is Ours’ and more.
Racquel, our multi-talented friend who gave us an epic interview in early 2021, shares how she met Thievery Corporation, the magic of the return to the stages & lots more.
For more on Thievery Corporation visit

Singer/Songwriter: John King

Fresh off the release of his full-length debut album ‘Always Gonna Be You’ John King joins us on the show.
He’s the No. 1 songwriter behind Randy Houser’s “We Went” and Hootie and The Blowfish’s “Rollin” (the band’s first new song since 2005), and you’ve heard his anthemic radio heavy-hitter “Tonight Tonight” on CBS weekly NFL recaps. His new album released’ via Starstruck Records — is an autobiographical album of songs that tell a universal story and has been critically acclaimed.
Over the years, King has steadily climbed toward the top of the country music mainstream. His milestones include everything from No. 1 songs to 150+ shows on the road a year, but now, he’s ready to take listeners into the writing room with him and share a personal soundtrack of self-discovery and coming-of-age story.
Joins us on this special episode as we chat with John about his journey.
For more information, visit:

Musical Artist: Greta Morgan

In a much anticipated return to the show, Musical Artist Greta Morgan returns to the show for the first time since April 2020.

Known for her prolific career which includes bands and performances as varied as The Hush Sound, Gold Motel and Springtime Carnivore, Greta has also performed with Vampire Weekend as well as releasing music under her own name. This includes her haunting instant classic single ‘When The Sun Comes Up’, released in the Fall of 2020.

Like many, the past 18 months have brought challenges to Greta’s life, one in specific has been personal and life changing. Diagnosed with a disorder that affects the voice called ‘Spasmodic Dysphonia’ it has threatened her vocal progress and caused reflection and life altering perspectives.

We are honored and humbled Greta joins us to share the story, as well as brining us up to date on her wonderful traveling adventures, breakthrough moments in nature, the upcoming book she is writing, her musical project ‘The Gumdrops’ and much more.



Country-Music Duo: Tigirlily

On a special Live! episode of our show, we welcome back Kendra and Krista Slaubaugh of country music-duo Tigirlily. To say that Tigirlily is blowing up the charts would be an understatement.

This year has seen them release hit after hit, including a career defining single: ‘Somebody Does. The song debuted at #1 on the iTunes all-genre charts, and has since been streamed over 2 million times and has been featured on the Bobby Bones Show.

Shortly after this release, Tigirlily signed with Monument Records and Smack Publishing. Tigirlily released their self-titled debut EP in July 2021 which charted at #2 on the iTunes Country Charts.

Join us, as we chat with the sibling artists about everything from performing in lower Broadway and now arenas, the enduring connection with their fans and an in-depth look at ‘Somebody Does’, its history, impact and legacy.

For more on Tigirlily, visit,


Singer/Songwriter: Ric Robertson

New Orleans-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ric Robertson joins the show.
An American original, pulling influences from the greats that came before like John Prine and Willie Nelson, Ric still has managed to create his own musical universe earning the respect and mediation of fans and critics alike.
His new album, Carolina Child, out now is Robertson’s break-out moment, a fully-fledged multiverse of madcap ideas and creative anarchy. The album was produced by Dan Molad of Lucius, and features Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from Lucius plus a whole host of Robertson’s friends including friend of our show Nate Leath.
Join us as we walk through the unique oath of Ric, from Greensboro, North Carolina to iconic stages across North America.
For more on Ric Robertson, visit:

Memphofest 2021 Episode: Featuring Moon Taxi & Southern Avenue

On  a special episode of Jrodconcerts: The Podcast, we come to you live from Memphis Tennessee, home of Memphofest Music Festival.

Joining us from the historic music city are Nashville based hit-makers ‘Moon Taxi’, specifically Tyler Ritter, Wes Bailey and Spencer Thomson. In addition we have also welcomed ‘Southern Avenue’ a Grammy nominated soul and roots band that is leaving a mark in stages across North America.

With Tyler, Wes and Spencer the fascinating conversation includes topics such as the debate of old Nashville vs ‘New’ Nashville, becoming parents recording on the road and their evolution as people through the pandemic.With Southern Avenue we are joined by Tierinii Jackson, Ori Naftaly, Jeremy Powell
Tikyra Jackson and Evan Sarver. Topics include health habits on the road, performing while pregnant as Tierinii is, the musical chemistry of the band and more.

Special thank you to Danielle Dror, Crissa Requate and the team at Memphofest for having us over. We encourage music fans and you, our audience, to visit this special gathering in their next editions. Check out the website for more information.


Chart-Topping Trio: The Buckleys

Friends of the show, and one of Australia’s most electrifying young bands The Buckelys return to our show for the first time since Oct 2020.
The three-‐piece band featuring siblings Sarah, Lachlan and Molly Buckley just released a new single,  ‘Woodstock69’ — an ode to one of the most monumental moments in music history.
The tune perfectly captures the Byron Bay siblings’ exquisite song-writing and feel-good foundations. Written by Sarah Buckley, Phil Barton (Nashville’s Music Row Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year) and Dave Thomson (co-writer #1 hit ‘Champagne Night’ by Lady A, it is yet another building block in a string of hit singles.
Join us for a wonderful conversation that includes productivity during lockdown, playing one of Australia’s biggest stadiums, dating and an exclusive performance of ‘Woodstock69’.
For more on The Buckleys, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Stacey Kelleher

Sharing messages of understanding in her music, Stacey Kelleher writes songs that make one thing clear: she’s still figuring life out, and that’s okay. With catchy melodies reminiscent of LANY and Maggie Rogers, emotive lyrics like Phoebe Bridgers’, and quirky indie-pop production similar to Holly Humberstone’s, Kelleher has cultivated the unique sound of herself – a young woman working hard and keeping it real.

A talent-based scholarship graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Kelleher has performed at legendary venues including The Hotel Café in Los Angeles, California and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is currently releasing new music leading up to her new EP, due out in November 2021.

We welcome Stacey to share her story, unique path and more.


Singer/Songwriter: Jeremy Pinnell

With a unique mixture of classic country and Laurel Canyon style Rock N’Roll, it’s no wonder Jeremy Pinnell has accrued a big following and critical acclaim.

We welcome Jeremy to celebrate his third studio album Goodbye L.A, set to release on SofaBurn Records on October 1st. Produced by Texan JonathanTyler, Goodbye L.A.

is a 10-song listening experience intended to do one simple thing: make you happy.

Pinnell explains, “[Production-wise] I wanted like 80s Waylon, ZZ Top. My idea was that I wanted to write a record that made people happy,” he says. “I want people to dance and have fun and love each other.”

Join us for a special conversation that digs deep into Jeremy’s creative process, self consciousness in songwriting and a special performance for the jrodconcerts audience.

Singer/Songwriter: Old Sea Brigade

We welcome Atlanta-born and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Cramer: Old Sea Brigade to the show.
A critically acclaimed artist, Ben recently released a staggering and beautiful album titled ‘Motivational Speaking’ , his second full length offering offering full Americana bliss, rock energy, and country heart.

On this special Live! episode, Ben shares with us his musical background, his first days as a Punk Rocker, his experience at the University of Miami School of Music, opening for rock icons such as Kansas and more.

For more on Old Sea Brigade, including tour dates, merch and more, visit:


Singer/Songwriter: Stephanie Quayle

A musical lighting bolt, with a strong voice and spirit to match, Stephanie Quayle’s career has been impactful and inspiring in Nashville and beyond.
Among many accolades, the Montana-born songstress and Entrepreneur has been named by Rolling Stone Country as “An Artist You Need To Know”  and CMT has named her “Next Women of Country”. In addition to this, Stephanie has performed for five U.S Presidents (Obama, W. Bush, H.W Bush, Clinton and Carter) and iconic venues like the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry on several occasions.
For more on Stephanie Quayle visit

Bristol Rhythm & Roots 2021 Episode: Featuring Sierra Ferrell, 49 Winchester & Charlene Baker

On a special episode of Jrodconcerts: The Podcast, we come to you live from Bistol Tennesse/Virginia, the birthplace of country music.
Joining us from the hollowed musical ground is friend of our show and whimsical artist Sierra Ferrell, one of the hottest up and coming bands in the world ’49 Winchester’ and Director or Marketing/Communications for the Birthplace of Country Music Charlene Baker.
With Sierra the fascinating conversation includes topics such as the importance of mental health, giving people an experience through her music and her evolution as a person through the pandemic.
With 49 Winchester we are joined by lead singer and songwriter Isaac Gibson and Chase Chaffin (Bass) . Topics include their extraordinary rise in 2020/2021, their connection to Bristol and the brotherhood as a band.
With Director or Marketing/Communications for the Birthplace of Country Music Charlene Baker she takes us through a spectacular introduction of the festival and why it matter so much in music lore.
Special thank you to Danielle Dror, Charlene Baker and the team at Birthplace of Country Music for having us over. We encourage music fans and you, our audience to visit this special gathering in their next editions.
Check out the website for more information.

Singer/Songwriter: Katelyn Tarver

Singer, Songwriter and Actress Katelyn Tarver joins the show.
Celebrating her upcoming album ‘Subject to Change’ Katelyn Tarver has tapped into her most personal album yet,  capturing the most painful truths in impossibly lovely pop songs. With a bracing specificity that strikes every raw nerve, the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter documents a turbulent period in her recent past, shedding light on all the grief and confusion and lost sense of self. Infinitely brightened by her radiant voice, the result is the musical equivalent of a brutally honest conversation with a close friend—one that leaves you undeniably rattled but with a renewed clarity and deeper understanding of your own chaotic heart.
Join us as we chat with Katelyn about her southern upbringing, embracing your demons to grow, her winning turn in NBC’s show ‘Songland’ and much more. Catch Katelyn on the road Spring 2022 and visit her website for more.

Singer/Songwriter: Matthew Fowler

Originally from Orlando Matthew Fowler’s new outstanding album ‘The Grief We Gave Our Mother’ has been a long time coming.
An ode to growing up & chasing dreams. Matthew wrote most of the album in his early & mid twenties, capturing the inevitable seasons of change in his life. He quit his job managing a music venue in Gainesville, FL; moved to Denver; fell in and out of love; lost his grandfather; and toured for a year and a half with longtime friends Tana and Addy Prado
Excited to have Matthew on the show for a special heartfelt conversation, and stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Cassie’ from the new album.
For more on Matthew Fowler, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Eva Cassel

Armed with a fistful of high energy Indie pop songs with crunchy guitars and great hooks, Eva Cassel is a musical force to keep an eye on.
Her latest single ‘So good’ follows a string of acclaimed releases including the 2020 EP ‘Spaces You Crawl in Between’ which includes the addictive single ‘Nothing’.
Eva’s music ventures into places far and wide, and we are thrilled to hear her story from the songstress himself, from her first musical steps in Northern California to Music City – Nashville, Tennessee.
Stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘So Good’ and for more on Eva, visit her official website:

Singer/Songwriter: Kashena Sampson

With banging beats, and a powerful voice, it’s no Surprise Kashena Sampson is one of Nashville’s most admired talents.

Her new album, the 11 track ‘Time Machine’ is a wonderful collection, songs are punchy and upbeat to match the blunt, emotions Kashena composes in the vein of 1960’s Laurel Canyon folk trail blazers like Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell, with arrangements nothing short of superb.

Tune of this Live! episode with Kashena, where we encompass her journey from growing up in Hong Kong, to her pivotal artistic periods in Las Vegas and Los Angeles before finding a home in Nashville.

Don’t forget to check out ‘Time Machine’ the wonderful new album out NOW.


Entrepreneur/Activist: Mike 'Grimey' Grimes

Live music Entrepreneur, activist, music fan and community leader. The titles of Mike Grimes are ample and varied.

As co-owner and founder of Grimey’s Independent record store, and owner of famed music venues The Basement and The Basement East, Mike has left a mark that will go on forever not just in Nashville, but in the music scene far and wide.

In this special Labor day episode, we sit down with Mike at the famed The Basement, a place where countless acts such as Metallica and Maren Morris have performed, and talk about timeless stories. Among them, the resilience of coming back from Covid-19, rebuilding The Basement East after the devastating tornado of February 2020, the secret Metallica show, animal advocacy and many more stories.

We hope you enjoy this great episode with Mike Grimes, and if you are visiting Nashville make sure to stop at Grimey’s for unique records, or catch one of a kind shows at The Basement and The Basement East.


Producer/Guitarist: Steven Chris Harrah

An accomplished and gifted musician, Jamie welcomes Nashville based Steven Chris Harrah to the show.
A well known name in the Nashville music scene, Steven is a frequent collaborator of the biggest names in music and can be heard playing everywhere from legendary stages at famed Broadway street to timeless musical venues across ‘Music City’.
Also part of ‘The Northern Lights’ a harmony driven rock group, Steven is a musical soul you oughta know. Join us as Steven shares his unique life story, breakthroughs and much more.
For more on The Northern Lights, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Grayson Jenkins

A blazing talent out of Kentucky, Jaime welcomes Grayson Jenkins to the show.
With a shrewd sincerity, a hopeful resignation, and a canny insight into the ways of the world, Grayson Jenkins is sharing his stories in the form of a ten-track album called Turning Tides which was just released on August 27th.
Join us as we chat about the growing importance and recognition of Kentucky music, creative collaborations with our friend Miles Miller, deciding on a musical purpose later in life, and balancing the right tone in songwriting.
Stay tuned for an exclusive performance of  ‘Turning Tides’.
For more on Grayson Jenkins, including upcoming tour dates:

Musicians: Kevin Leon and Jesse Phillips (St. Paul And The Broken Bones)

Joined by two gifted musical souls: Jesse Phillips and Kevin Leon, better known for their work with Soul ensemble ‘St Paul And The Broken Bones’.
Drawing influence from Motown, Muscle Shoals and more, Jesse is the band’s co-founder and its iconic bass player. Kevin, a skilled drummer from Atlanta joined the band later and has quickly become a fan favorite with his trademark drumming and unique hair.
We are pleased to connect with Kevin and Jesse who share unique stories from the road, their brotherhood chemistry, Kevin’s recent nuptials and lots more.
To check out St. Paul And The Broken Bones, visit:  for dates and tickets

Blue Ox Music Festival Episode: Featuring Lillie Mae, Scarlett Rische & LISSIE

On a special episode of Jrodconcerts: The Podcast, we come to you live from Eau Claire Wisconsin, home of the Blue Ox Music Festival.
Joining us from the beautiful festival grounds are friends of our show Lillie Mae (Singer, Songwriter,Fiddle & Guitar Player), Scarlett Rische (Mandolin) and LISSIE (Singer, Songwriter & Guitar).
With Lillie and Scarlett, the fascinating conversation includes topics such as the importance of therapy when playing in a family band, quitting smoking, gardening, time with loved ones and letting go of anxiety.
With the always wonderful LISSIE, we chat about living abroad in Paris and the role it played in her career, popcorn entrepreneurship and the pre-show rituals before rocking the stage.
Special thank you to Karen Wells Verlander and the team at Blue Ox Music Festival for having us over. We encourage music fans and you our audience to visit this special gathering in their next editions. Check out the website for more information.

Singer/Songwriter: Vincent Neil Emerson

A thrilling Texas Troubadour, Jamie is pleased to welcome Vincent Neil Emerson to the show.
Praised by The Dallas Observer as “capable of handling all the funny, fraught and fantastic elements of the genre,” Vincent  recently released his self-titled album, dubbed by Texas Monthly as “a thrilling continuation of the raw, revelatory Texas troubadour tradition,” via La Honda Records / Thirty Tigers.
The album, Produced by Legendary Rodney Crowell, features 10 tracks, all written by solely by Emerson at his home in Fort Worth, Texas and continues his ascent into the top tier of today’s country and americana artists nationwide.
Join us to hear unique stories of working with Rodney Crowell, the return of touring, added pressure and lots more. Be sure to catch Vincent Neil Emerson on the road this fall, and for more including merch, dates and bio, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Lauren Mascitti

Friend of our show and acclaimed Musician Laren Mascitti joins us for a special Live! Episode.
Jumping to national consciousness with an unforgettable run on ‘American Idol’, Lauren released one of 2020’s unforgettable albums ‘God Made a Woman’, which includes the now classic title track.
The past year has been a whirlwind year of personal and professional growth for Lauren, including appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, music videos and a new follow up album. Join us as Lauren shares with us unforgettable stories, anecdotes and an exclusive performance if her latest single ‘One Life Stand’.
For more on Lauren Mascitti, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Arrested Youth (Ian Johnson)

With over 100 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music, Arrested Youth (Ian Johnson) is one of the most in-demand Alt-Rock artists today.
His first studio LP, Nonfiction out since June 25th via Lowly / Big Noise has been received with critical and fan acclaim, and has become a staple on Alternative radio stations across the country.
The album is produced by John Feldmann and sees Johnson at his most vulnerable, offering fans a glimpse into his recent struggles and triumphs — tackling everything from mental health to relationships. Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus is also on the focal single “Find My Own Way”.
Join us for an in-depth discussion with Ian, about gratitude, running, music, working with Mark Hoppus and lots more.
Don’t miss out Arrested Youth on the road with his own tour and opening for Twenty One Pilots this fall. For tour dates and more, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Matt Vinson (The Wonderfool & CAAMP)

Matt Vinson, Singer, Songwriter, Producer and multi-Instrumentalist joins Jamie on the show.
Notably part of the chart-topping folk group CAAMP, Matt is celebrating the release of the fourth studio album under his side project ‘The Wonderfool’ with the latest offering ‘Shiner’ out since August 11th.
Matt encapsulated The Wonderfool during 2015 while studying at Ohio University. From there he solely worked alone recording, producing, and writing. However, as Shiner took shape, the record proved to be something quite different, full of guest appearances from fellow road warriors (including CAAMP frontman Taylor Meier) and fueled by Vinson’s sharpest songwriting to date.
For more information on The Wonderfool, including tour dates and more, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Bre Kennedy

Singer/songwriter Bre Kennedy, the ‘hit making’ machine out of Nashville, returns to the show and talks about her return to the stage, her upcoming Album, her Bonnaroo show in September 2021, her future, and much more in a deep and funny conversation with host Jamie Rodriguez on the new episode of Jrodconcerts: The Podcast LIVE.
Bre, who has become a critic and fan favorite, has written some of the most sublime alt-pop songs of recent months that touch on her self-aware dual relationship with melancholy and hope, letting go of control, and enjoying the present moment.
Stay tuned for exclusive performances of ‘Control’ and ‘Progress’ and more for more on Bre Kennedy, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Nicholas Jamerson

An  emerging talent who is true to his Kentucky Roots, Jamie welcomes Nicholas Jamerson to the show.
Growing up in the foothills of East Kentucky, his songs reflect their attention to the natural world, warm hearted characters , and the plight and triumphs of the modern day man. He draws on these themes in order to stay faithful to Eastern Kentucky and its timeless values.
His 2020 Album ‘the Wild Frontier’ was amongst the best albums of 2020, with an ambitious story arc, rich characters, splendid melodies and wonderful songwriting. Currently on tour behind this record, you can catch Nicholas in major festivals across North America including Master Musicians Festival, Railbird, Floydfest and lots more.
In an insightful and classic conversation, we delve deep on topics including parenthood, changing the meaning of life challenges, the return of ‘Sundy Best’, playing in the Grand Ole Opry and lots more.
For more information on Nicholas Jamerson, visit:

Musical Group: Track45

Sibling trio Jenna, Ben, and KK Johnson, better known as ‘Track45’ , return to the show for a special LIVE episode of Jrodconcerts: The Podcast.
One of Nashville’s most exciting and buzziest bands, the band have continued to set themselves apart with a powerful punch of crystalline melodies, magnetic personalities, and incredible talent.
Join us as the siblings share unique stories with Jamie of their latest adventures, including Ben’s award-winning songwriting, Jenna’s approach to gratitude, KK’s financial strategies and unique performances of three of the band’s hit singles.
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Singer/Songwriter Lisa Crawley:

Indie-Pop Chanteuse and New Zealand-native Lisa Crawley joins Jamie on the show.
Lisa’s refreshingly honest onstage presence and emotionally authentic pop songs  have enthralled her to an ever-growing global audience. Her latest EP ‘Looking for Love (In A Major)’ out on July 23rd, 2021 is one of her best works yet, with a fascinating mixture of deep lyrics, personal stories, and irresistible catchy indie hooks.
A natural collaborator, artist, and Actress, Lisa arrived in Los Angeles in February 2020 just before the world shut down. During the uncertain course of Hollywood isolation, Lisa made the best of it, streaming live piano karaoke three nights a week, accompanying singers from all over the world, and put the finishing touches on the EP.
For more on Lisa Crawley, including future tour dates and more, visit:

Episode #200: Brit Taylor, Adam Chaffins and Miles Miller

In a special extended Live episode celebrating 200 episodes of ‘Jrodconcerts: The Podcast’ we are joined by previous guests and good friends Brit Taylor, Adam Chaffins and Miles Miller.
Brit Taylor just re-released her 2020 smash album ‘Real Me’ with a special Deluxe edition with new tracks including the hit song ‘At Least There’s No Babies’, available now wherever music is sold. Real Me,’ was on critics short list as Album of the Year, and earned positive reviews from numerous outlets including Rolling Stone, Billboard, American Songwriter, and Music Row. 
Adam Chaffins , was named one of “The Best New Artists Playing AmericanaFest” in 2019 and his Keith Whitley cover of ‘I’m Over You’ was recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as “cinematic” and offering “prized layers over dense heaps of sound. He is preparing his follow up album.
Miles Miller, part of Sturgill Simpson’s band, is an incredibly accomplished musician in his own right. One of the most in-demand drummers in Nashville, he also has one of Music City’s most underrated voices.
We hope you enjoy the episode and keep an eye on this trio of East Kentucky musical gems, who will be around for decades to come.

Singer/Songwriter: Dallas Burrow

An adventurer, and original musical craftsman, pleased to welcome Dallas Burrow to the show.
With a sound rooted in folk, shaped by classic country, and heavily influenced by the Texas ‘Twang’, Dallas has been on a rapid rise since his debut album in 2019 ‘Southern Wind’. That album reached Number 25 on the UK Americana Chart and Number 4 on the US Alt-Country chart, paving the way for a string of cross-country shows alongside fellow road warriors like Charley Crockett.
Now, Dallas just released his new self-titled album, (Out July 23rd) a record about embracing maturity and the responsibilities of family life, sung by Burrow in a voice that bears both the road-worn weariness of a lifelong highwayman and the fierce fire of a man reborn.   Produced by legendary Bruce Robison, this is one album that will captivate audiences from the first listen.
Enjoy this unique conversation with Dallas, and stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Outlaw Highway’.
For more on Dallas Burrow, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Dallas Burrow

An adventurer, and original musical craftsman, pleased to welcome Dallas Burrow to the show.
With a sound rooted in folk, shaped by classic country, and heavily influenced by the Texas ‘Twang’, Dallas has been on a rapid rise since his debut album in 2019 ‘Southern Wind’. That album reached Number 25 on the UK Americana Chart and Number 4 on the US Alt-Country chart, paving the way for a string of cross-country shows alongside fellow road warriors like Charley Crockett.
Now, Dallas just released his new self-titled album, (Out July 23rd) a record about embracing maturity and the responsibilities of family life, sung by Burrow in a voice that bears both the road-worn weariness of a lifelong highwayman and the fierce fire of a man reborn.   Produced by legendary Bruce Robison, this is one album that will captivate audiences from the first listen.
Enjoy this unique conversation with Dallas, and stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘Outlaw Highway’.
For more on Dallas Burrow, visit:

Musician, Actor and Author: David Duchovny

Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Author  David Duchovny joins the show.

While fans may know him best for his screen work (The X-Files, Californication), Duchovny has carved out a larger creative role over the years, authoring four books and releasing three albums while earning raves (and a dedicated fanbase) for his live shows

His latest Album ‘Gestureland’ (Out August 20th) is a melancholy, occasionally noisy but ultimately beautiful affair, and another creative triumph Duchovny. Evoking 1970’s era sounds reminiscent of the Eagles and Neil Young, the album was written mostly during the unrestful days of 2020 with political and health upheavals omnipresent.
Join us as David, chats with Jamie about the inner workings on the album, his late career foray into music, the advent of binge watching Television, the enduring impact of Californication and more.
For more information on David Duchovny, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Andrew Leahey

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Andrew Leahey, one of music’s most esteemed rock & roll songsmith’s joins Jamie on the show.
Coming from the musical DNA of the likes of Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2, Andrew fronts ‘Andrew Leahy & The Homestead’ a band carrying the torch of anthemic and guitar-driven rock. The band, hailed by Rolling Stone for its “celebratory mix of sharp storytelling and fist-pumping rock & roll swagger” is a tour mainstay having played to sold-out audiences in places like Mexico, South Africa and Norway.
In addition, Andrew is an in-demand player in the Nashville music scene, playing in a plethora of outstanding projects including Elizabeth Cook’s 2020 Gem ‘Aftermath’ among others.
Join us, as Andrew shares great stories and anecdotes. Among them, his deep musical relationship with the late Tom Petty, how the legendary Nashville tribute show to The Traveling Wilburys came about, his first memories as a U2 fan, his upcoming album with the Homestead & more.
For more on Andrew Leahey, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Betty Reed

We welcome a rising, Billboard charting special talent out of Nashville, Betty Reed.
Roaring on the scene with her 2020 single ‘Drunk on You’ (Over 40K Streams on Spotify) Betty is now preparing her new EP ‘Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned’ which is out on September 3rd.
The first single ‘Karma’ has already critics buzzing for its message and openness. Out now, it’s a strong message about toxic relationships, and liberating oneself in order to grow. An inspiring theme, ever present in Betty’s music.
Join us as Betty shares her musical path, including her unique upbringing, experience at Berklee College of Music, becoming resilient, spiritual growth and more. Stay tuned for an exclusive acoustic performance of ‘Toxic’ as well.
For more on Betty Reed, including Tour Dates, Fan Club & More:

Singer/Songwriter: Miss Jackie Wilson

Miss Jackie Wilson, one of Nashville’s most recognized vocalists and performers joins Jamie on the show.
A Season 10 American Idol highlight, Jackie started singing at the age of three and has not stopped since. With a voice that has been described as a mix of Ann Peebles, Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone, Chaka Khan, and a little Whitney Houston, it’s no surprise that Jackie’s performances leave audiences on their feet.
We welcome Jackie for a very fascinating conversation about her career,  soul and breathtaking spiritual path.
For more information on Miss Jackie Wilson, including future tour dates, store, bio and more, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Alex Dugan (Culture Wars)

Alex Dugan, frontman for Austin, TX trio Culture Wars joins Jamie on the show.
On the heels of the fall release of their upcoming EP ‘Teche’ and a brand new single called ‘Hunger’, ‘ Culture Wars; is quickly making a big name in the Alternative-Pop/Rock scene.
The band, (In addition to Alex includes) David Grayson, and Dillion Randolph) has amassed over 7 million streams, inciting a flurry of activity on TikTok charting a top 30 on Alternative radio. Inspired by the likes of New Order and U2, their Live shows have also created a splendid reputation as one of the best live shows in music today.
For more on Culture Wars visit:

Musician/Entrepreneur: James Priestner (Rare Americans)

James Priestner, frontman for one of the most unique and trailblazing bands in North America, Rare Americans joins the show.
With a reputation for story telling and genre bending fresh music, Rare Americans has achieved a great and loyal following with plenty of public and critical acclaim. In addition to having over 50M YouTube views, 150M global streams, 500k social media followers, they also scored a 2020 Juno for their song “Brittle Bones Nicky”, a song featured in Warner’s Scoob! The Movie soundtrack, and a spot on the Billboard Top 100 album charts.
Join us as James, shares with us not only the unique story of his band, but takes us inside the creative world that he has built. The animated characters, the books, the music and so much more.
For more information on Rare Americans, visit:

Folk/Pop Duo: The Bittersweets

With a unique sound completely their own, Nashville based (Via San Francisco) The Bittersweets are a musical duo unlike any other.
Composed of Chris and Hannah Meyers, The Bittersweets have created raving fans and admiring critics with their unique blend of sound. One that takes listeners through the intricacies of life:  good, bad and the challenging in equal measure.
We welcome the musical powerhouse to share their beautiful journey and unique stories.  Including: their songwriting process, how they began releasing one new song every month in 2021 and the genesis of their cover Aerosmith’s ‘Livin’ on The Edge’.
For more information on The Bittersweets including future tour dates, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Lindsay Ellyn

Lindsay Ellyn , author of one of the year’s breakthrough albums ‘Queen of Nothing’ joins Jamie on the show.
Lindsay, (who also doubles as a senior marketer and writer at an ad agency) self-penned, self-funded, and recorded the album February 28 – March 1, 2020, at a time her world shut down. Not only for a ‘once in a lifetime’ pandemic, but also for the historic Nashville tornado that tore through Lindsay’s office and other Music city neighborhoods right before.
The adversity however, seems to have served the album. Hailed by critics, it is a wonderful listen from the first note to the last stop. For more on Lindsay Ellyn including future tour dates and more:

Singer/Songwriter: Olivia Soli

Los Angeles-based emerging pop artist Olivia Soli, joins Jamie on the show.
Fresh off the release of her debut single ‘Boy Bye’ , Olivia, who has been performing since an early age, shares with us her career path, driving motivation, hopes, dreams and more.
From getting cast in musical theatre as one of the Von Trapp kids in ‘The Sound of Music’ to performing at the exclusive L.A Jazz club ‘Vibrato’, the path to this moment for Olivia has been almost inevitable. As she gears to release her first full EP in the second half of 2021, exciting times are coming for the Singer/Songwriter.
Learn abou Olivia Soli, and for more check out her social media @olivia.soli

Singer/Songwriter: Brandon Jenner

Los Angeles-born, singer, songwriter and producer Brandon Jenner joins Jamie on the show.

Brandon’s newest EP, the fantastic ‘Short of Home’ has been a long time in the making. Written, Produced and recorded during lockdown, it is his most honest and raw work yet.

Following a whirlwind year of gigs around the world, a new marriage and the birth of his twin sons, each track is carefully crafted to bring out honest emotions in each and every listener.

He also recently released a moving new music video for the emotional song ‘Life for Two’, written at the request of a dying fan in Denmark as a song for her two young children. Don’t miss the exclusive performance of this new single at the end of this episode.

Make sure to check out Brandon as he heads to the road throughout 2021. You can find out his dates and more at:


Singer/Songwriter: Candi Carpenter

An episode for the books, Singer/Songwriter Candi Carpenter () one of Nashville’s shining stars joins the show.
With two releases already in 2021, ‘When The Asteroid Comes’ EP and the side project with Josh Doyle ‘ Here Comes The Church of Roswell’ it’s been a prolific year for candi who opens up in a revealing and unforgettable interview.
Relationships, Divorce, abuse in the music industry, life obstacles and a whole lot more.
This is an interview not to be missed.
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Singer/Songwriter: Emma Charles

Hailing from Westport, Ct, and now based in Los Angeles, Jamie welcomes Emma Charles to a special Live episode of the show.
Hailed by Billboard as a 2020 ‘Breakout Emerging Artist’ as well as a “What’s Next” artist by the world’s largest music compilation brand ‘NOW, That’s What I Call Music’ (joining previous What’s Next artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes among other) its easy to see why Emma has become a critical and fan favorite.
Her effortless vocals are perfectly produced by Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, SHAED, Ashe), and with songwriting wise beyond her ears it’s no surprise that Emma’s recent releases have been streamed collectively well over 100,000 times in every corner of the globe.
Join us as Emma shares with Jamie unique stories, such as attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music, moving cross country to pursue her music career, growing up with a strong musical background and even a unique performance of the hit song ‘Connecticut’.
For more on Emma Charles:

Singer/Songwriter: Lissie

Friend of the show, and dazzling Singer/Songwriter, Lissie is back on Jrodconcerts: The Podcast.
Celebrating two new projects, Lissie has been busy and with plenty of creative projects on the horizon. The anniversary edition of ‘Catching a Tiger’ is out now on a special double colored vinyl, while a new retrospective: ‘Watch Over Me: Early Works 2002-2009’ comes out July 23rd.
Join us as Lissie shares with Jamie some details on her next album, playing tribute shows with friends in Nashville, how 2020 helped her evolve as a person, and even plays ‘Flip the Tune’.
For more information on Lissie, including upcoming dates, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Kristina Murray

Acclaimed Country and Americana singer/songwriter Kirstina Murray joins the show.
With a haunting voice and a unique lyrical style that draws on classic country among other influences, Kristina has become a Nashville staple, playing in historical venues like 3rd and Lindsley and sharing the stage with acts like Josh Morningstar among others.
Her music cuts through your soul with the intricacies of life. From the beauty of the small momentum to the harshness of relationships and expectations unmet.
We welcome Kristina to talk about many topics, including her unique determination, artistic formation around the country,  songwriting and stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘The Great Unknown’.
For more on Kristina Murray, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Lainey Wilson

A shining star in music, and a shining human spirit, we welcome Lainey Wilson to the show.

Hailing from Baskin, Louisiana, Lainey spent seven years in Nashville building momentum, and it is now paying off in spades as her songwriting, live performances, charisma and good heart are well known everywhere in Music City.

Lainey’s new album, the instant classic ‘Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ has been an absolute smash hit! Everywhere from the Billboard charts to the top streaming playlists, and critics ‘Best of’ lyrics, it ias a collection of r12 songs that take listeners on a full emotional journey.

Join us as Lainey shares with Jamie unique stories about handling new pressures in her career, the touring preparation, determination and more.

For more information on Lainey Wilson including tour dates for her upcoming worldwide stops, visit:


R&B/Soul Musician: Maxwell Planes

A unique artist, Maxwell Planes has created a special sound that he describes as “a fusion of soul, rap, and country with a layer of smooth R&B guitar licks”

The new single, ‘Runnnin’, written about the struggles of daily life, and emotions that come with them ( especially bubbling to the surface during the 2020 pandemic) has been very well received by his fans and the critics for its openness.

We welcome the Chicago native, for a deep chat about mental health, musical inspiration, the music video for ‘Runnin’ and more,

For more on Maxwell planes, check out his social media links: @maxwellplanes


Musician/Writer/Producer Zayde Wu00f8lf

A  tour de force and unique artist, Zayde Wølf is a musician unlike any other.
The solo project of Dustin Burnett, a Nashville-based producer and musician, Zayde Wolf has licensed hundreds of songs – from film trailers, television shows and video games, to major domestic and international advertisements on the internet with Fox, NBC, ABC, ESPN, MTV, CBS and TLC networks.
Celebrating the brand new album ‘Neon Blood Type’, Dustin joins Jamie on the show to chat about the unique genesis of this musical project, overcoming adversity, hearing your own songs on major Sporting television events, his love of basketball and more.
For more on  Zayde Wølf, including future tour dates, music, videos, and more:

Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist: Rachel Baiman

Singer/Songwriter Rachel Baiman, one of the most skilled and admired instrumentalists in the Americana world joins Jamie on the show.

Celebrating the release of her masterful new album, ‘Cycles’ is home to some of the year’s most thrilling music so far. An album with a real willingness to wear the battles of the real world, more brazenly in the open it is sure to captivate critics and audiences in the months to come.

We welcome Rachel for a wonderful chat, where she shares how the pandemic year of 2020 helped her grow, the return of touring, empathy and the return of ‘Flip The Tune’ among more.

For more on Rachel Baiman, visit:


Singer/Songwriter: Josh Morningstar

With sensational guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and a signature voice, Josh Morningstar is an Artist unlike any other.
Originally from Funkstown, Maryland,the Troubadour,  who was named the 2018 Texas Radio Songwriter of the Year, has written songs alongside Kendell Marvel, Channing Wilson, Autumn McEntire, and many more.
On the stage, he’s shared the lights with some of today’s most sought after folk and country artists, including Shooter Jennings, Cody Jinks, Tyler Childers, Todd Snider, Colter Wall, and Ward Davis.
We welcome you to this special conversation with Josh, where we go deep into his special songwriting process, the importance of being surrounded by the right people, remembering Hank Williams and more.
For more information on Josh Morningstar, including upcoming dates, visit:

Alt-Rock Band: East of June

East of June, one of the most exciting Alt-Rock bands out of Los Angeles returns to the show.
Celebrating the stellar new EP ‘Omens and Signs’ , we are joined by Emily Rath , Kyle Mortensen and Dirk Lance who walk us through their best work yet and give an exclusive performance of one of the new songs ‘Lazy Sunday’.
Don’t miss this fantastic conversation that also includes topics such as: Emily’s Social Media skills, Kyle’s tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen, Dirk’s experience to the band and lots more.
For more on East of June, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Lauren Morrow

Soulful, powerful and thought-provoking Singer/Songwriter Lauren Morrow joins the show.
With sincerity over superficiality, quality over quantity and substance above anything else, Lauren has become one of Nashville’s most respected voices since arriving from her home state of Georgia half a decade ago with Husband and creative partner Jason.
We are thrilled to be joined by Lauren, for a great fun chat that touches on a variety of subjects. Among them, the breakthrough moment when moving to Nashville became destiny, memories of her special Mother Viki Lynn, living abroad in London and memories of her (and ours!) favorite band: U2.
For more information on Lauren Morrow including future tour dates, store, videos and more:

Singer/Songwriter Callie McCullough

Nashville-based, Ontario-born Callie McCullough, a shining singer-songwriter inspired by timeless bluegrass and old-school country music joins the show.

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of her After Midnight EP , Callie recently released the music video for “No Good Way.” filmed in a church turned live music venue called Revival House that created a spectacular video capturing the song’s essence and Callie’s vocals with precision and beauty.
We welcome this wonderful artist, with a sound anchored by intimate ballads and soaring vocals, whose Alison Krauss-worthy tone and Dolly Parton-sized beauty stand in contrast to her dry humor and larger-than-life personality.

Singer/Songwriter: Annie Keating

Proud to welcome one of America’s singer/songwriting treasures, Brooklyn based Annie Keating to the show.

About to release her eight full length album on June 4th, the masterful Bristol County Tides, Annie shares with us the story of her most accomplished, inspired and ambitious album to date. Produced by Teddy Kumpel, it’s a pandemic album of transformation that feels both universal and deeply personal, a perfect album as the world opens back up from the fear of 2020.

Join us, as Annie walks us through the all star band involved in the project, the songs and what she missed the most of performing live.

For more on Annie Keating, visit:


Singer/Songwriter: Langhorne Slim

With a talent for wordplay that can be both inspirational, emotional and cathartic at the same time, Sean Scolnick , better known by his artistic moniker Langhorne Slim is an American Treasure.
Beloved by audiences around the world, and one of Nashville’s treasured residents Langhorne released what can only be described as a masterpiece in January 2021 with the astonishing ‘Strawberry Mansion’. The album, an instant critical and fan favorite includes instant classics such as ‘Mighty Soul’, ‘Morning Prayer’ and more.
We welcome Sean for a wonderful conversation about self imposed pressure, the pre-show rituals, New Year’s Eve musical traditions and much more.
For more on Langhorne Slim, visit:

Singer/Songwriter: Maddox Jones

UK hitmaker,  singer/songwriter, and friend of the show Maddox Jones returns to the Jrodconcerts Podcast.

Maddox recently released the latest in a long list of hit singles, the uplifting ‘I Can’t Wait For The Summer’, an anthem about escaping the trials and tribulations of the past year stuck in the isolating pandemic and focus in on carefree summer days once again.
Maddox  is already on his way to becoming a household name having already received praise from the likes of SPINAmerican SongwriterBBCRecord Of The Day and iHeart Radio with his EP climbing its way to #4 on the iTunes UK Singer/songwriter chart and the title track rising to number 11 in the Music Week commercial pop club charts.
Always a joy to chat with Maddox, and stay tuned for an exclusive performance of ‘I Can’t Wait For The Summer’

Alternative/ Rock band: Lizzie & The Makers

Roaring NYC Alternative Rockers Lizzie & The Makers join the show.
Led by spellbinding vocalist Lizzie Edwards and Guitarist Greg McMullen, the band has crafted a unique rock sound that blends art-rock, dream-pop and solid alternative rock in a way that has raised comparisons to such luminaries like Memphis soul legend Ann Peebles and Heart’s Ann Wilson.
Keep an eye for their their second LP (Coming soon) produced by Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, Tin Machine) and Grammy winner Mario McNulty (David Bowie, Prince), and recorded at Mission Sound Recording in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
For more on Lizzie & The Makers, visit