300 episodes

Every artist has a story. Whether big or small, they've all seen the ups and downs and worked hard to maintain careers in music. We chat with some of the most interesting legacy artists in pop music and go in depth on their careers, how they feel about them, what it's like being a "rock star" and also hear their best stories. If you're a music junkie you will love these long form conversations with beloved figures from your life.

The Hustle Jon Lamoreaux

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Every artist has a story. Whether big or small, they've all seen the ups and downs and worked hard to maintain careers in music. We chat with some of the most interesting legacy artists in pop music and go in depth on their careers, how they feel about them, what it's like being a "rock star" and also hear their best stories. If you're a music junkie you will love these long form conversations with beloved figures from your life.

    Episode 250 - Julian Mendelsohn

    Episode 250 - Julian Mendelsohn

    This week it's the accomplished producer/engineer/mixer Julian Mendelsohn! Julian's golden touch (and golden ears) created some of the most beloved songs of the 80s. He's responsible for legendary tracks like "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and "Always On My Mind" by Pet Shop Boys. He's also worked closely with artists like Level 42, Paul McCartney, Tasmin Archer, Kate Bush, Nik Kershaw, Killing Joke, Go West, Pseudo Echo, INXS, The Firm, Fine Young Cannibals, Peter Gabriel, Aztec Camera, and many many more. We hear about all of these artists, as well as his relationship with Trevor Horn that included work with Yes and ABC. If you loved the ear candy coming from the UK in the 80s and 90s, chances are Jules had something to do with it. Enjoy! 
    www.morenoiz.com

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Episode 249 - The "Invincible" Holly Knight

    Episode 249 - The "Invincible" Holly Knight

    This week we are honored to hear from one of the most decorated songwriters of all time, the legendary Holly Knight! Holly's career began in the early 80s with the AOR band Spider, but it was when other artists began having success recording songs she'd written (like John Waite's "Change" and Tina Turner's "Better Be Good to Me") that she switched her focus to songwriting. She went on to pen some of the biggest songs ever like "Love is a Battlefield", "The Warrior" and "The Best". In this conversation we cover those as well as many other hits and deep tracks. She also discusses her feelings about her place in history, as well as the marginalization of songwriters in general. It's the perfect show to listen to with your valentine! 
    Check out Holly's Website.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 248 - Bonnie Hayes

    Episode 248 - Bonnie Hayes

    This week we get to hear from the wonderful singer/songwriter Bonnie Hayes! Coming out of the Bay Area nearly 40 years ago with her band the Wild Combo, Bonnie mastered the new wave sound and even had a couple songs featured in the movie Valley Girl. For some reason, the solo career never quite took off like it should have, but good fortune bounced in her direction when some of her songs made their way to Bonnie Raitt and were included in her massive comeback album Nick of Time in 1989. From there Bonnie became an in demand songsmith as well as session musician touring and playing keys for both Belinda Carlisle and Billy Idol. These days she teaches songwriting at the prestigious Berklee School of Music and releases solo albums when the itch hits her. She's a fantastic lady and her story is incredible! 
    https://www.bonniehayes.com/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Bonus - Top Ten Yacht Rock Songs with Reliving My Youth

    Bonus - Top Ten Yacht Rock Songs with Reliving My Youth

    Jon and Noel from the Reliving My Youth podcast are at it again! This time they countdown their top 10 yacht rock songs. What counts as yacht rock? Is it a guilty pleasure or seriously awesome music? Do the songs hold up or are they tied too much to an era? You tell us how you feel! 

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Bonus - The Hustle vs. Suburban Underground Vol.5: Lesser Known R&B

    Bonus - The Hustle vs. Suburban Underground Vol.5: Lesser Known R&B

    Jon teams up with Steve and Drew from Suburban Underground once again, this time to play some of their favorite lesser known R&B jams! You hear songs you may not know from some of the legends of the genre, some modern goodies, and many others that may be completely new to you. Let us know what you think! 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Recap: 2019 Year In Review

    Recap: 2019 Year In Review

    Jon and Jan discuss the highs and lows of 2019 including, the last few months worth of guests, our top 10 episodes of the year as well as the listener picks, and we answer your questions. 2019 was a wild ride and we share what we learned and how we feel about it. Special thanks to everyone that makes The Hustle a unique endeavor. We love you all! 

    • 2 hrs 30 min

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