Jrodconcerts: The Podcast is often in the top #100 music interview podcasts on all of Apple Podcasts and it’s been ranked #50 out of 100,000+ music podcasts on Spotify. It has been selected as “Best Music Podcast’ by the W3 Awards for two years running, and has been recognized by the Nashville Business Journal, Aventura Magazine and more. It has now surpassed 800K downloads.
Past guests include Judy Collins, The Late Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Lainey Wilson, Morgan Wade, Maggie Rose, Ashley Judd, Erin Rae, Bre Kennedy, Alice Merton, David Duchovny, Moon Taxi and more.
Indie-Rock Band: Black Honey (Izzy Baxter Phillips)
Months after the release of their incredible 2023 Album 'A Fistful of Peaches', the lead singer for UK Supergroup 'Black Honey' Izzy Baxter Phillips joins Jrodconcerts: The Podcast for episode 463. She talks about becoming a household name in Europe for the energetic live shows, the 2023 massive success, Izzie's shows that inspired her to become a musician, and her love for theatricality in the band's performances.
We also talk about the depth of Izzy's songwriting, lessons from therapy, and more. Check out Black Honey on the road: blackhoneyuk.co.uk
Singer-Songwriter: Robby Hecht
Robby Hecht has been captivating audiences as a touring singer-songwriter for over two decades, combining quietly impactful songwriting reminiscent of Tom Waits or Jim Croce with the graceful vocal resonance of James Taylor. With a remarkable blend of insightful lyricism, memorable melodies, and a voice that carries both strength and tenderness, his music resonates with audiences from all walks of life.
Robby’s dedication to the craft and collaborative spirit have solidified his reputation as a versatile and respected artist within the industry. He garnered recognition as a songwriter’s songwriter early in his career, winning a number of revered performing songwriter contests and touring across the US and Europe. His music has been the soundtrack for countless journeys, amassing over 25 million streams to date.
Join us for a special chat with Robby, as we talk about life purpose, busking in France, making mixtapes, the new album 'Not a Number' (Out April 12, 2024), and lots more.
Visit www.robbyhecht.com for more
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2024 Nominee Analysis With Jason Hanley
We welcome a Friend of the show, Jason Hanley Vice President of Education and Visitor Engagement at the Rock Hall to analyze Nominees for 2024 Induction.
The 2024 Nominees are:
Mary J. Blige
Dave Matthews Band
Eric B. & Rakim
Kool & the Gang
A Tribe Called Quest
The 2024 ceremony will once again stream live on Disney+ with a special airing on ABC at a later date and available on Hulu the next day. The 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony streamed live on Disney+ for the first time ever; the special on ABC reached over 13 million viewers across linear and streaming, and ABC’s New Year’s Day telecast was the No. 1 entertainment choice among Adults18-49.
To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Ten out of 15 of the Nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including Mariah Carey, Cher, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Sinéad O’Connor, Ozzy Osbourne and Sade
Alt-Rock/Country Band: Boy Named Banjo
Using and thriving on passionate songwriting, country sweetness and filthy musical chops, Boy Named Banjo are the kind of authentic, rebels the music world needed.
The band, which has been together in some iteration since members were in high school, is comprised of Barton Davies (banjo), Ford Garrard (bass/upright bass), Sam McCullough (drums) Willard Logan (mandolin, acoustic/electric guitar) and William Reames (acoustic guitar/harmonica). William and Willard played in a middle school garage rock band together, but it wasn’t until William met Barton in high school English class that Boy Named Banjo started to take shape.
The energy and enthusiasm never falter, and with it, the skyrocketing popularity of the band which in short order has made them critical and fan favorites.
Join us as we have an in-depth conversation about the band's genesis, writing a song, breaking the barrier with live audiences, the hunger of the band, and more. Stay tuned for an exclusive performance of 'What Keeps Me Going'
Singer-Songwriter: Katie Schecter
The magnetic and sharp-witted Katie Schecter joins Jamie for an in-depth chat about her creative journey, from growing up in New York's Upper Eastside idolizing artists like The Beatles to discovering how to tap into her sense of style. Katie also talks about her new chapter as a Mother, the breakthrough of leaving New York and moving to Nashville and finding the perfect balance on social media.
As a bonus, we play show favorite 'Flip The Tune' with Katie. A Special occasion for a special guest.
Check out Katie's excellent 2020 album 'Bad for Business' wherever you consume your music.
WinterWonderGrass 2024 Preview With Scotty Stoughton
At the heart of all his endeavors, WinterWonderGrass Founder Scotty Stoughton is a connector. He lives and breathes music and the world that holds its sound waves. Onstage as frontman with Bonfire Dub or behind the scenes producing his many festivals and events, including WinterWonderGrass, Stoughton values music as more than a platform where rhythm meets beat. For him, it’s an expression that sets the stage for a life worth living, a vision worth having, and a dream worth creating.
Happy to have Scotty on the show to preview the 2024 edition of WinterWonderGrass, which includes many Friends of our show and which looks like we'll be on location for coverage.
Check out https://winterwondergrass.com for more information and tickets.
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