32 episodes

A music adventure podcast.

Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast Team Derringer

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A music adventure podcast.

    L.A. Women (Episode 35)

    L.A. Women (Episode 35)

    In this episode, Team Derringer - Laura, Alton, Dave, and Paul - commemorates the recent 50th Anniversary re-release of The Doors’ classic album: L.A. Woman. But Derringer Discoveries decides to forego an exploration of The Doors in favor of focusing on an L.A. band called Livingmore, featuring Alex Moore and Spencer Livingston.

    • 26 min
    Life After Rush (Episode 34)

    Life After Rush (Episode 34)

    For over 40 years, the band Rush defined progressive rock. Often far from the mainstream, they made their own way by pushing back against management, the record industry, and even their own fans.

    In this episode, Derringer Discoveries welcomes longtime friend and Rush super-fan, John B. Derringer (via Zoom) to help the team discuss what the surviving members of Rush, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, have been doing since the passing of their long-time drummer and lyricist, Neil Peart. Also, Team Derringer chooses their favorite Rush songs from the band’s immense catalog and Rush aficionado, John B. Derringer weighs in on each member’s selection. John even shares a couple of his favorites as well!

    Post Episode Bonus: MAIAH WYNNE

    In March of 2022, Derringer Discoveries had the privilege of interviewing Maiah Wynne, a talented singer/songwriter/actor and, most recently, lead singer of Envy of None! Originally intended to be a loosely knit musical collaboration between Maiah Wynne and former Coney Hatch bassist, Andy Curran, the project soon grew into a full-fledged band once Curran’s friend and former Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson, joined the band.

    Team Derringer interviewed Maiah just prior to the release of Envy of None’s eponymous album. Maiah joined Derringer Discoveries via Zoom from a remote town in Montana where she was on the set of a movie in production.

    Her original songs, collaborations, and covers run the gamut of indie-ballads to heavy hard rock. Maiah has won many national and international contests during her career and has developed songs and videos in support of the Apollo moon landing, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education for young boys and girls as well as such worthy causes as mental health awareness and MMIW USA (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA).

    In this episode, you'll hear how Maiah got started as a musician, about her David vs. Goliath battle with Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, and her plans to release an upcoming album of her own original compositions.

    Help Maiah in her quest to return her videos to YouTube! To show your support for the work Maiah has done on her fan-composed music and videos for the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (the prequel to The Hunger Games), please sign the on-line petition. [Editor: Petition no longer on-line. See below.]


     

    UPDATE! On 21 Jun 2022, we heard from Maiah:

     


    "[W]e've reached an agreement with Lionsgate, part of that agreement was to take down the petition against them... so the videos are back up and the songs are gone from everywhere else (except our Patreon!)"

    You can hear Maiah provide her own update on YouTube!


     

    All songs in this episode can be found on the Derringer Discoveries Spotify playlist: Life After Rush.

    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to Derringer Discoveries wherever you listen to podcasts. Doing so lets us know that you enjoy our content and look forward to future episodes. Tell your friends, family, and fellow music lovers about Derringer Discoveries.

    Uncover more information about the artists featured on our podcast by visiting www.derringerdiscoveries.com. Let us hear from you! Send your comments to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. While you’re there, please sign up for our free newsletter!

    Your Sister's Room by Ho Jo Fro is the theme song for Derringer Discoveries and is available on most digital streaming platforms.

    © 2022 Derringer Discoveries | All Rights Reserved 

    • 53 min
    Genesis vs. Gabriel (Episode 33)

    Genesis vs. Gabriel (Episode 33)

    Between formation in 1967 until 1977, the English progressive rock band Genesis lost a total of eight band members.  By 1977, they were down to three: keyboardist Tony Banks; bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford; and drummer/singer Phil Collins.  These are the three who, in 1977, shot to worldwide superstar status, peaking in 1991 after securing 17 now-classic hits in the interim.  These are the same three musicians who, in March 2022, played their final live performance, thus bringing Genesis to an end after 55 years of on and off and on again existence.

    Meanwhile, one of the eight members who departed Genesis in the early years was Peter Gabriel who also had a stellar career, giving the world an impressive number of now-classic hit songs.  In this episode, you will learn which #1 hit by Gabriel knocked a song by Genesis out of the #1 spot on the music charts.  Think about this: An artist knocked his former band out of the #1 spot.  How many times in the history of Rock & Roll has this happened?  Listeners: Exactly once!  Listen up to find out which two songs were involved.

    As you will hear in this episode, pundits have long held that music lovers cannot be both a Genesis fan and a Gabriel fan.  The kitchen-sink logic is that you either love Genesis or you love Gabriel.  You cannot love both, because they are diametrically opposed.

    In this episode, Team Derringer conducts a countdown of five classic songs.  In so doing, each Derringer reveals whether they prefer Genesis or Gabriel and then they relay their favorite song by their preferred artist.  This takes the four Derringers from #5 to #2 and then for the #1 honor, they call on special listener and recording artist Rose Alaimo from Ithica, New York to reveal whether she prefers Genesis or Gabriel and then to give us her favorite song, which also happens to be the highest streaming song on Spotify by her preferred artist.  Stick around to find out the artist and the song!

    Team Derringer also weighs in on whether either artist Jumped the Shark!  And, did they Cross the Rubicon?  Listeners: You are in for a surprise!

    In today's Post-Episode Bonus, Team Derringer features recording artist Mats Dernand, counting down some of Derringer Discoveries' favorite songs by the Swedish recording artist.  Listeners will remember Mats from Episode 28 when he received a special shout out.  This time around, Mats gave Derringer Discoveries an exclusive interview.

    All of the songs mentioned in this episode can be found on the accompanying Spotify playlist, Genesis vs. Gabriel, including a song by Rose Alaimo and a number of songs by Mats Dernand.  "Liking" the playlist helps Derringer Discoveries.  Streaming the playlist generates royalties payable by Spotify to every artist featured on the playlist.

    Send your comments to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. You can also find all our featured playlists, such as the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, on our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com. While you’re there, please sign up for our free newsletter!

    Subscribe to Derringer Discoveries wherever you listen to podcasts. Doing so lets us know that you enjoy the content and look forward to future episodes. Tell your friends, family, and fellow music lovers about Derringer Discoveries.

    Your Sister's Room by Ho Jo Fro is the theme song for Derringer Discoveries and is available on most digital streaming platforms.

    © Copyright 2022 | All Rights Reserved | Derringer Discoveries

    • 36 min
    Erin & The Wildfire (Episode 32)

    Erin & The Wildfire (Episode 32)

    In this Derringer Discoveries Rising Star episode, we highlight powerhouse singer Erin Lunsford and her terrific band, The Wildfire. Erin and The Wildfire are gaining fans and followers up and down the East Coast with their awesome vocals, excellent musicianship, positive messages, and high energy live shows.

    • 21 min
    Listening to Ukraine (Episode 31)

    Listening to Ukraine (Episode 31)

    In this episode, Team Derringer shows support for Ukraine by sharing some of Ukraine's excellent rock and pop music with our listeners.


    With much appreciated help from Kyiv-based recording artist Pasha Black, Team Derringer starts with Ukraine's two Eurovision winners, one from 2004 and the other from 2016.  Then, the Derringers reveal seven compelling Ukrainian Songs by seven Ukrainian recording artists, along with interesting insight on each featured artist and song.


    In this episode, we all come together to listen to and support Ukraine.  No one will Jump the Shark and no one will Cross the Rubicon.  And since we are featuring nine Ukrainian recording artists (two Eurovision winners plus seven others), there is no Post-Episode Bonus.


    It goes without saying that there is more fantastic music coming from Ukraine than can be covered in a single episode.  Thus, Derringer Discoveries has created our Listening to Ukraine playlist, which contains not only songs featured in this episode, but also other terrific songs by Ukrainian recording artists.


    If you are a Ukrainian recording artist who has listened to this episode and want to be included on our Listening to Ukraine playlist, you can submit one of your best songs to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. Please include a Spotify link to the song to be considered for inclusion on the playlist.  If you are a non-Ukrainian recording artist who has listened to this episode and want to show support for Ukraine, you can contact us at the same feedback link to be considered for inclusion on our Artists for Ukraine playlist.


    Send your comments to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. You can also find all our featured playlists, such as the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, on our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com. While you’re there, please sign up for our free newsletter!


    Please subscribe to Derringer Discoveries wherever you listen to podcasts. Doing so lets us know that you enjoy the content and look forward to future episodes. Tell your friends, family, and fellow music lovers about Derringer Discoveries.


    Your Sister's Room by Ho Jo Fro is the theme song for Derringer Discoveries and is available on most digital streaming platforms.


    © Copyright 2022 | All Rights Reserved | Derringer Discoveries

    • 33 min
    Promotional Trailer

    Promotional Trailer

    Derringer Discoveries combines exciting music snippets and fast-paced insight, critique, theories, and witty banter covering 60+ years of Rock & Roll.

    Jump the Shark?  Cross the Rubicon?  Sniffing the Charts?  This is Derringer Discoveries, featuring Laura, Alton, Paul and Dave.  Follow us on your favorite streaming platform.

    • 1 min

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