Ed Taylor Collective is the new musical experience from Auckland's Ed Taylor. He's was a 2019 semi-finalist in the USA International Songwriting Competition. Ed hopes his latest single, "M & C Shuffle" might take off and become the next line-dance craze. We do too. Ed joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Banjo Bones Interview
Sacramento California's Banjo Bones has just released his 6th studio project, Lucifer's Hand. The self produced project deals with the idea that much of what we call evil actually comes from inside of us. This "darker side of Americana" features all original material penned by Banjo. He join's us to talk about his musical trail, and this new project on Americana Music Profiles.
Ryan Warner Interview
Columbus, Ohio singer-songwriter Ryan Warner is set to soon release his self recorded project from his own Creative Wild studio. The self taught, then classically trained guitarist is also a visual artist, and enjoys the synergy between the two forms. Ryan is our guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
John Vento Interview
Although John Vento came later in life to the professional music scene, he hasn't wasted any time, landing an IMEA award, and named Billboard's Emerging Artist for 2019. John is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we talk about his career and latest project, Brick By Brick.
Raveis Kole Interview
Laurie Raveis and Dennis Kole are a duo singer-songwriting couple hailing from Bellingham Washington. Their single, "Thanksgiving" is an appropriately timed release for the season. Their recent album, Electric Blue Dandelion - Nashville Sessions, debuted at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Their new audio experimental project, 3D Immersive, just dropped on October 23rd. Laurie and Dennis are our guests on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Aly Cook Interview
New Zealand's Aly Cook's latest project, Caught In The Middle, has netted her several songs with chart action, including the release, "Red Dirt Road Trip," hitting number one on several charts. Aly joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we chat about her career and latest music.
Christopher Griffiths Interview
Christopher Griffiths was playing in bands by the time he was 13, and was pursuing a Nashville career by the time he was 22, after attending Berklee College of Music. His latest single, Take On You, is set to release on October 29th. Christopher is our guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Ten Penny Gypsy Interview
Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley make up the duo, Ten Penny Gypsy. Their latest album is entitled Fugitive Heart. In this edition of Americana Music Profiles we chat with the Arkansas singer/songwriters about their sophomore project, and even take a listen to one of the tracks off the new project, "Making Headway."
Brad Lauretti Interview
Brad Lauretti, a.k.a. This Frontier Needs Hero's fifth album release, Go With The Flow, has netted him a finalist position in Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest with the track, "Dakota." Brad is our guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Thomm Jutz Interview
German born Thomm Jutz has spent his adult career in Nashville, TN as an accomplished songwriter penning six number on Bluegrass hits, and nominated for songwriter of the year by the IBMA three years in a row. His latest project, "To Live In Two Worlds, Vol. 2" is the follow up to May's release, Vol. 1. Thomm joins me for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Gary Van Miert Interview
Jersey City, New Jersey is home for Gary Van Miert. His band is the Sensational Country Blues Wonders, and their forte is 50s and 60s Memphis, Sun Records style covers and originals. In fact, their first full album of original material is working it's way out now; The World Will Break Your Heart. Join us as we chat about Gary's music and origins for his authentic stage show.
Justin Howl Interview
A man with a guitar and a harmonica - you just can't beat that sound. Justin Howl is doing his darnedest to master it too. His latest release, Wanderlust, is scheduled for release on December 1st, 2020. Justin talks with us about his blues roots and the new project on this edition of Americana Profiles.
Shayne Cook Interview
Although Shayne Cook has played in bands for much of his life, but this is his first venture as a solo artist on his own merit. The debut CD from this Melbourne artist is Epiphonetics. Shayne is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Jim Stanard interview
Jim Stanard bought his first guitar in his teens with his childhood coin collection - an Martin D-28. He put it aside though, in his 20s, to focus on family and business. After retirement, he re-engaged his music, and two years ago recorded his first ever CD - Bucket List. It was so much fun, he decided to do it again. Jim joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about his sophomore project, Color Outside The Lines.
Sugarcane Jane Interview
Sugarcane Jane is Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee - the Alabama Americana duet with a fresh new project, Ruffled Feathers; Songs In The Key Of Me. Anthony and Savana join us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we talk about song writing, and their latest record.
Emmanuel Dron Interview
Emmanuel Dron has always wanted to record an album in the style of his favorite kind of artists - the classic rock feel of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. With the world shut down for four months, He created the Foolks with musician friends from around the world via the power of the internet. The result was a five song EP and the catchy single, "The Most Beautiful Queen." Emmanuel joins me from Singapore for this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about this unique project.
Dennis Lynch Shenandoah Valley Music Festival
The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival series is one of the few live events that are actually happening this summer. Kicking off Labor Day weekend and running through September 19th, the festival will host five acts, including the Steeldrivers, Seldom Scene, Sam Bush, Elieen Ivers, Gina Furtado, and The Travelin' McCourys. SVMF President, Dennis Lynch, joins me for this special edition of Americana Music Profiles for all the details, and how you can still get tickets!
High Fidelity Interview
2020 IBMA New Artist of the Year nominees, High Fidelity joins us for this edition of Americana Profiles. Formed in 2014, this traditional bluegrass act prides themselves on keeping the traditional sounds of the 50s and 60s alive and fresh for the modern listener.
Jerry Salley Interview
2019 Nashville songwriter of the year nominee, Jerry Salley has just released his 6th solo project, Bridges and Backroads. The 2018, 2019 IBMA Songwriter of the year gathered an assortment of his favorite songs into this new project. Jerry is my guest for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Barbara Jo Kammer interview
Barbara Jo Kammer didn't recorded her first CD until she was 62. She had so much fun she did it again - and it's out now. With "Big Blue Sky In The Morning," Barbara got to work with guest artists Greg Blake, and Darrell Scott. She joins me for this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about her experience with this new CD.
Gram Phillips Interview
British-American national, Alt. Country singer, Gram Phillips, a.k.a. Tupelo Lime, loves singing stripped down Americana. Gram's new single "The Orange Rain" is out now. He is our guest all the way from England on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Lucie Tiger Interview
Australian Singer/Songwriter Lucie Tiger has turned childhood memories of family road trips listening to popular US Southern artists into a career channeling that classic sound with a fresh feel she calls Roadtrip Americana! We talk to Lucie about her music and latest EP, Gasoline, in this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
KC Beck Interview
Veteran KC Beck parlays a challenging life journey and experience as a wounded Vet into a singer/songwriter career with grit and determination. Learn more about his story and his music in this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
James Reams Interview
James Reams is a Bluegrass Ambassador, leading his band, the Barnstormers, for nearly three decades. His latest accomplishment - a documentary about his life and career - is available now on DVD. James joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Silas Hite Interview
Silas Hite is a composer by day, but his alter ego is as the front man for his Americana band, The Satin Cowboy & The Seven Deadly Sins. It's great Western Americana music, catchy, and full of story. His new CD, Amigos is due out in August. In this edition of Americana Music Profiles we catch up with Silas for the rest of his story.