Blind Tiger Record Club founder David W. Williams, Product Manager Rudy Newman, and artist manager Kevin Lee host panel discussions on albums released on vinyl each month.
There are three episode formats:
1) The LP Interview - Guest panelists include artists, producers, songwriters, managers, booking agents, entertainment attorneys, and other music industry veterans that are passionate about music and the creation of music. We discuss ONE album with the guest panelist and talk about their career and perspective on art, culture, and the creative process of the music.
2) "The Forty Five" - This is a Club episode where we discuss the Records of the Month, Spotlight Albums, and New Store Additions released at BlindTigerRecordClub.com. We cover several albums per episode and these episodes are a great way to get exposed to newly released music.
3)"The B-Sides" - Sometimes when we have guest panelists on for the LP Interview segments, we get a lot of extra "talk". When we edit our episodes down, we try to focus the interview on the album we are discussing. Many times, we discuss much more and that is all dropped in the B-Sides.
Each episode digs into a new release, reissue, or influential album from the club or guest panelist perspective. Listen and leave with stories and new perspectives on albums you have heard, and hopefully new music to explore or rediscover. B.T.R.C. champions music from all genres and believes vinyl is king.
Season 4: The B-Sides with Damon Johnson
On this episode of the B-Sides, Johnson told some additional stories that are amazing like writing songs with Sammy Hagar and getting a song cut by Stevie Nicks. Playing guitar on one of Faith Hill's biggest hits. Having a song recorded with Santana. Writing and recording with Caleb Johnson and Jason Bonham. He even shares an incredible story about music legend Ricky Nelson.
Season 4: LP Interview with Damon Johnson - Battle Lessons, Part Two
Nashville Rock artist and guitar legend Damon Johnson joins host David W. Williams and Kevin Lee to discuss his brand new album Battle Lessons. On Part Two, we discuss his time as a member of Alice Cooper's band and writing and recording on Cooper's Dirty Diamonds. We discuss his joining and touring with the band Thin Lizzy. We talk about the formation and recording of Black Star Riders and recording with producer Nick Raskulinecz. Finally, we discuss Damon's solo career.
Season 4: The Blind Tiger Record Club Podcast and On Air: August Records of the Month
On this episode of both the Blind Tiger Record Club Podcast and "On Air" on Lightning 100 (100.1 FM WRLT, Nashville, TN), David W. Williams, Rudy Newman, and Kevin Lee discuss the B.T.R.C. August Records of the Month. There are four styles represented; Singer Songwriter, Rock & Alternative, Jazz Soul & Blues, and Classics. Four records will be introduced - one from each style. Each album is discussed and clips of songs from the album are played. It is a great introduction to the artists and albums. All of these albums have been released or reissued recently or will be releasing this month.
Here are the albums included in this episode of the Blind Tiger Record Club Podcast and On Air:
Singer Songwriter - Jade Bird | Exit Wounds (2X LP with Gatefold Jacket) Rock & Alternative - The Wallflowers | Exit Wounds (Ltd. Ed. Clear & Purple Splatter Vinyl) Jazz Soul & Blues - Durand Jones & The Indications | Private Space (Ltd. Ed. Red Nebula Vinyl) Classics - The Psychedelic Furs | Best Of (Ltd. Ed. 180G Black Vinyl)
Whether or not you are a member of Blind Tiger Record Club, the Podcast and On Air are great ways to get introduced to some new artists and discover some albums that you may not be familiar with. All the music in our subscription program and that we discuss on this show are on vinyl and have been released in the last 30 - 60 days. The show is designed to be a discovery platform for new music "on vinyl", but even if you do not collect or listen to vinyl, it's still a fun way to hear new music.
*This episode was originally aired July 26, 2021 on Lightning 100 in Nashville, TN. 100.1 FM. lightning100.com/blindtiger
Hosts: David W. Williams, Rudy Newman, and Kevin Lee
Executive Producer - David W. Williams
A Blind Tiger Entertainment, LLC Production
This episode was edited and mixed by the team at Sound On Studios
Theme song written and produced by Jasen Rauch
Season 4: LP Interview with Damon Johnson - Battle Lessons, Part One
Nashville Rock artist and guitar legend Damon Johnson joins host David W. Williams and Kevin Lee to discuss his brand new album Battle Lessons. On Part One, we discuss his early career and the bands he played with during the 1980's. We talk about the founding of Brother Cane in the 1990's and the years of touring and radio singles during the band's time with Virgin Records. We play clips from each album and group he has played on during this time of his career and talk about several singles.
Season 4: The Forty Five and On Air July Spotlight Album & New Store Additions
On this episode of both the Blind Tiger Record Club Podcast (The Forty Five) and "On Air" on Lightning 100 (100.1 FM WRLT, Nashville, TN), David W. Williams, Rudy Newman and Kevin Lee discuss the B.T.R.C. July Spotlight Album and New Store Additions.
Our Spotlight album is a new release that we really are excited about, but its not part of our member's Record of the Month Program. We pick one new release every month to "Spotlight".
Season 4: The Forty Five and On Air July Records of the Month
On this episode of both the Blind Tiger Record Club Podcast (The Forty Five) and "On Air" on Lightning 100 (100.1 FM WRLT, Nashville, TN), David W. Williams, Rudy Newman, and Kevin Lee discuss the B.T.R.C. July Records of the Month. There are four styles represented; Singer Songwriter, Rock & Alternative, Jazz Soul & Blues, and Classics. Four records will be introduced - one from each style. Each album is discussed and clips of songs from the album are played.
Don’t miss this one!
Truly a great podcast. They really go in-depth with each song they cover. Highly recommended!
The music lover’s podcast
Love how David and crew always cover a variety of genres and albums. This pod is entertaining, informative— an all-around great listen. If you’re a music lover — and especially if you’re a vinyl lover — don’t miss BTRC.
Great discussions on Records.
Awesome guests and really in depth discussions on albums out today. It’s going to be fun to see how this podcast grows.