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A podcast created to showcase local/national/ and world-renowned musicians, resellers, and manufacturers on what is new and exciting as it relates to past and current projects. A podcast by the artist...for the artists!

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A podcast created to showcase local/national/ and world-renowned musicians, resellers, and manufacturers on what is new and exciting as it relates to past and current projects. A podcast by the artist...for the artists!

    S6 : E6: Dan Smalley - Ballads of the Bayou

    S6 : E6: Dan Smalley - Ballads of the Bayou

    Date: April 12,, 2024
     Name of podcast: Backstage Pass Radio
     Episode title and number: S6 : E6: Dan Smalley - Ballads of the Bayou

    BIO:
    Dan Smalley may just now be making a name for himself, but he already sings with the voice of experience. And he’s got the bullet scars to prove it. The Alaska native who came of age in Shreveport, Louisiana, sings his confessional, soul-baring songs with deep conviction. Smalley expresses a fresh take on Country music that knows tradition, inspired by the greats of the genre and infused with the swampy sounds of his roots, the Gospel of hardwood church pews and the impassioned delivery of R&B. Artists like Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Al Green and Willie Nelson provided a musical roadmap for Smalley to follow, and the against-the-grain success of Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson drew him to Nashville. There, he began working with producer Keith Stegall, known for his award-winning work with the likes of Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band. Ashley McBryde and Dillon Carmichael already have picked up on 

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    Web - www.dansmalleyofficial.com



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    • 1 hr 49 min
    S6: E5: Con Delo (Hindley Street Country Club) - From Adelaide's Alleys to Global Stages

    S6: E5: Con Delo (Hindley Street Country Club) - From Adelaide's Alleys to Global Stages

    Joining me on the airwaves of Backstage Pass Radio is none other than the remarkable Con Delo, founder and maestro bassist of the Hindley Street Country Club. 

    We wade through the melodic waters of Con's past, where a fusion of Macedonian and Greek influences concocted a profound love for the soulful rhythms of Motown and American classics. His tale is one of musical alchemy, from pillow-stuffed drum kits to stirring the hearts of millions online with his band's cover hits—a journey not to be missed by anyone with even a whisper of a tune in their heart.

    As we peel back the layers of HSCC's serendipitous rise to YouTube fame, it's clear that the road to viral success is paved with both intention and chance. Our conversation unearths the dynamics of their weekly musical odyssey—where Adelaide's finest musicians unite for the love of the craft, polishing and perfecting each note to resonant perfection. It's a testament to the band's dedication that artistry trumps predictability, ensuring that each performance is infused with an authenticity that listeners across the globe have come to cherish.

    The sonic journey doesn't stop there; we traverse the intricacies of setlist creation and the thrills of taking our sound on tour. I open up about the subtle art of song selection—a dance of personal vision and collective input—and the excitement of bringing our music to life on stages around the world. Whether it's discussing brand endorsements that fine-tune our presence or musing over the universal language of music that captivates both young and old, this episode is an anthem for the power of timeless tunes and the unbreakable bonds they forge. So plug in, tune-up, and let's hit the play button on an episode that's all heart and all soul.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S6: E4: Ned Evett - The Multidimensional World of a Guitarist

    S6: E4: Ned Evett - The Multidimensional World of a Guitarist

    Date: March 13, 2024
     Name of podcast: Backstage Pass Radio
     Episode title and number: S6: E4: Ned Evett -  The Multidimensional World of a Guitarist
     
    The return of Ned Evett, the fretless guitar maestro, marks a special moment as we travel through his recent move to the West Coast and the tales from his experience at Joe Satriani's G4 guitar camp. This episode isn't just an exploration of the captivating sounds of the fretless guitar, it's a journey into the heart of an artist’s evolution, with personal anecdotes from Ned about the places and people that have shaped his music and life. Nashville's musical melting pot has been a part of my own narrative, and I open up about how the city's growth has intertwined with my family's history, providing a poignant backdrop for discussing the broadening horizons of the Music City.
     
    Tuning in, you'll discover the interconnectedness of art forms, as I reveal how my creative outlets extend beyond guitar riffs into the realms of sculpting, painting, and animation. It's a conversation that dives into the life of a musician beyond the stage, showcasing the symbiotic relationship between different mediums of expression. We also share guidance for upcoming artists, balancing the excitement and caution needed to navigate the music industry, and I peel back the curtain on the intriguing process of crafting bespoke instruments for legends like John Frusciante.
     
    Ned and I wrap up with an introspective look at the personal growth that comes from creating music and the joy of interacting with other musicians, peeling layers off the challenges of adopting new tuning methods, and the invention of the clamp slide for fretless guitars. Our chat moves between discussions about the durability and tonal clarity of glass fingerboards, to stories of European tours and the gratification found in working alongside guitar giants. So, strap in for an episode that strikes every chord, from the tactile to the emotional, examining the threads that weave through the life of an innovative musician.

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    Web - www.nedevett.com
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    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Nedevett


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    S6: E3: Susan Hickman: An Odyssey of Sound and Soul

    S6: E3: Susan Hickman: An Odyssey of Sound and Soul

    When the strings of Susan Hickman's guitar resonate, they tell a story deeper than the melodies they create. Join us as we sit down with the adept singer-songwriter at Crystal Vision studio, where Susan unfolds the narrative of her life in music, from her initial steps guided by a mother's old guitar to the mastery of the Nashville number system. Her journey is one that transcends the personal; it becomes a beacon for those who dream and those who dare to pursue the dreams music plants in their hearts.

    The path to musical acumen is seldom walked alone, and Susan's tale is rich with the support of her parents and the shared experiences with siblings that carved her into the artist she is today. We examine the bedrock of her proactive nature as a young musician—the makeshift stages, the church choirs—and how an early admiration for Leanne Rimes sparked a flame that burns fiercely to this day. Susan's chronicle serves not only as an affirmation of parental support's pivotal role but also as a testament to the grit required to stand firm in the music business, particularly for women who must often navigate a labyrinth of industry pressures.

    Wrapping up the session, Susan offers a glimpse into the horizon, teasing the treasury of upcoming tours and music that awaits her fans. Our conversation is a celebration, a recognition of the symbiotic relationships within the music community, and a nod to the future. It's about the joy of discovering new talent, the impact of mentorship, and the importance of nurturing the connections that make music a communal triumph. Tune in for an odyssey of sound and soul with Susan Hickman, where every chord strikes a chord with the dreamer in each of us.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    S6: E2: Jesse Roach - Strings of the Soul

    S6: E2: Jesse Roach - Strings of the Soul

    Date: January 17, 2024
    Name of podcast: Backstage Pass Radio
    Episode title and number: S6: E2: Jesse Roach - Strings of the Soul

    I had the pleasure of sitting down with the fiercely talented Jesse Roach, a singer-songwriter whose Texas roots and vibrant energy captivate from the first chord. As we shared stories, she brought the studio to life with "Girls from the South," a track that packs a punch with its bold Southern charm. Our conversation was a journey in itself, tracing the lines of Jesse's transformation from a young rebel to a seasoned artist, and diving into the heart of her songwriting struggles and ambitions. Her honesty about the creative process and the daunting task of living up to songwriting legends will resonate with anyone who's ever faced a blank page and a racing mind.
     
    It's a wonder how the world of a 'military brat' can shape the soul of a musician. Jesse and I explored the nomadic lifestyle's impact on her youth and the tight radius of local gigs that mark the territory of her musical growth. From Huntsville's intimate venues to the grand stage of American Idol, we peeled back the curtain to reveal the less-than-glittery truths of talent shows. My own tale weaves into this tapestry, recounting the Cypress days and the crossroads of choosing between passion or a more trodden path. Jesse's story is a poignant reminder that while the guitar may intimidate, a voice with conviction can soar above the strings.
     
    The episode wraps with the stirring narrative of "Angel Wings," a song that pays homage to a beloved local figure whose spirit lingers in the Cypress bar scene. Our discussion of this melancholic masterpiece opens up a wider conversation on the profound impact such music can have. It turns out, that sometimes a somber tune can be a comfort, an echo of shared human experience. Jesse Roach's stories, insights, and acoustic serenade offer a rare glimpse into the soul of a true artist, and this episode is an invitation to feel the full spectrum of emotions that only music can deliver.

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    Instagram - @jesseroachtexas_music

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    • 49 min
    S6: E1: Shane Smith ( Shane Smith & The Saints) From Texas Roots to 'Yellowstone' Fame

    S6: E1: Shane Smith ( Shane Smith & The Saints) From Texas Roots to 'Yellowstone' Fame

    As the tour bus rolled into Tacoma, we grabbed a moment with Shane Smith, frontman of Shane Smith & the Saints, amidst the backdrop of a bustling tour schedule. Shane unpacks the journey of their musical grind, from the humbling beginnings in Terrell, Texas, to the moment their tunes echoed through the scenes of "Yellowstone," sparking a wildfire of fandom. His reflections on touring alongside the indomitable Whiskey Myers bring to light the tenacity and grit it takes to carve out a space in the music industry's vast landscape.

    Strap in for a ride through the evolution of a songwriter, where passion collides with purpose, and the allure of the road meets the solace of home. Shane Smith's candid tales of shifting from the pursuit of education to chasing the echo of his own music encapsulate the transformation from an eager student to a seasoned artist. Our discussion meanders through the veins of genre-defying creativity, as Shane shares his refusal to be boxed into a single musical identity, all while savoring the thrill of a live show that promises to be as dynamic as their sound.

    The episode crescendos with the recounting of an extraordinary acoustic performance, born from the chaos of a weather-stricken gig on the Mexican border. As we tip our hats to the freshly released single "The Graze," we also cast a spotlight on the band's highly anticipated local show in Houston's White Oak Music Hall. Shane Smith & the Saints are a testament to the unwavering spirit of musicians who turn every stone and every storm into a step towards triumph.

    • 32 min

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