Daryl Simmons is a Grammy Award Winning songwriter & producer. He has worked with Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton & TLC along with so many legendary artists. He co-wrote and co-produced Boyz II Men's most successful song to date, “End of the Road” that won a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Song” in 1992. We had such a great conversation talking about his journey about how he met and worked with LaFace Records production duo L.A. Reid & Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. We also cover songwriting, working with Whitney and Michael & so many more great stories. Check out this interview!
Charlie Barnes is an artist & musician from England. We had a great discussion about the process of recording his new album “Last Night’s Glitter” being released on Superball Music on July 3rd. In this interview we talk about the process of recording the stripped-down versions of the songs. We nerd out about studio set ups, songwriting, performing, being a multi-instrumentalist for Bastille & discuss some of the last live shows before the coronavirus hit. So great to have Charlie back on the show & catch up. Be sure to check out his previous episode as well!
The tables are turned in celebration of my 50th episode. My friend Julie Belle asks me, Jen Fodor questions about my journey in music & working in film/television. So many topics are covered including talking about being an artist manager, songwriting, & life on the road. Check out this episode!
Nick Reinhart is a Los Angeles based artist & musician. Getting his start in the three-piece Sacramento band Tera Melos, we talk about his new project Disheveled Cuss. The self-titled debut album comes out June 12th on Sargent House. We talk about Nick’s music journey, songwriting, touring, new album, & working with Best Coast & Portugal. The Man. Check out this fun interview!
Ryan Kattner also known as Honus Honus from Man Man has a new album “Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between” that drops May 1st on Sub Pop Records. We talk about the song writing process, music videos, and what it’s like to be a musician during these uncertain times. It was so fun to catch up with Ryan again & be sure to check out his previous interview as well!
Anna Burch is an artist from Detroit, Michigan. She is releasing her sophomore album “If You’re Dreaming” on Polyvinyl Records. We discuss the new album. Anna talks about directing her new music videos & Ben Collins from Minihorse joins to chat about their collaborative process. Check out this episode it’s super fun!
Ryan Beuschel is the VP of A&R at Warner Chappell Music. Ryan works with artists & writers such as Lady Antebellum, Dustin Lynch & Rhett Akins. We talk about Ryan’s country music journey & if you want to know more about the publishing world, songwriting & the business side of music this interview is for you. So many different aspects of the industry covered. Check it out!
Little Hurricane is a dirty blues duo who originally met in San Diego, CA. We do a quick catch up to talk about their new album "Love Luck" & about life on the road with a baby on the way. It was so fun to hear what CC & Tone have been up to since being my very first podcast guests! Check out this episode.
Jason Singer is a Michigan based artist that has founded the project Michigander. Michigander’s new EP, "Where Do We Go From Here" is out now on C3 Records. Jason has some really down to earth tips for artists, shares his journey & unique moments from out on the road. This is a fun episode! Check it out.
Jamie Drake is a Los Angeles based artist who has collaborated with Jim James & Moby over the years. Her new album EVERYTHING’S FINE was produced by AJ Minette & is being released on AntiFragile Records on September 20th. We talk about her journey, new album & the process of recording it. Check it out!
Daniel Feels is a Los Angeles based artist & songwriter having co-written for Weezer & recently has been on NBC’s Songland. Songland brings three amazing chart topping producers to coach each songwriter to take their song to the next level. We dive deep into Daniel’s journey, songwriting, various projects he’s apart of & talk about the Songland process. Check out this episode!
Blake Stokes is an artist that plays in Jagged Baptist Club formed in Vernon, CA. The band consists of Blake Stokes, Morgan Ponder, Josh Boyd & CJ Ramsey. I get to talk to Blake about so many interesting subjects from being a child actor, performing, English bands, sobriety & so many insightful tips for artists. Jagged Baptist Club is releasing their new album on Chainletter Collective on June 28th called “Reptile Super Show.” Check out this episode!
Ryan Lindsey is an artist that plays in the band BRONCHO from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The band consist of of Ryan Lindsey on guitar and vocals, Ben King on guitars, Penny Pitchlynn on bass & Nathan Price on drums. Their album Bad Behavior was released on Park The Van Records in 2018. We have a fun conversation about Ryan’s roots, childhood memories & tips for being on the road. Check out this interview!
Laura Benack & Steven Mertens are Los Angeles based artists having formed the project Bass Race. We discuss their musical journey from New York City to Los Angeles. Steven has toured with The Moldy Peaches and is a Director/Animator. He has worked on various music videos for Regina Spektor, Louis The Child & K.Flay. Laura has some amazing harmonies, musical styling's & creative direction and with their powers combined they create some fantastic music & amazing visual content. Be sure to check out this interview!
Amanda Krieg Thomas has worked over a decade in music supervision. Recently she has been working on Pose & American Horror Story on FX, and The Politician on Netflix & so many other fantastic projects. She has released a new book called “Thinking In Sync: A Primer on the Mind of a Music Supervisor” you can find it on Amazon & if you want to find out more about what she is working on or speaking next www.yayteaminc.com This interview has so many good tips for artists & people who want to work in music supervision. Check it out!