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Explore how to get the most out of life through creativity, skill, and self-improvement. I'll be talking with people who have found meaning in their lives by mastering their crafts, overcoming great challenges, or by just being all-around awesome at living life to the fullest. It's about finding passion in the things that you never knew you could be passionate about. From writing a song to running a marathon, or from cooking an amazing meal to painting a masterpiece, discover how seemingly ordinary people are actually quite extraordinary.

JWN Joseph W Nienstedt

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Explore how to get the most out of life through creativity, skill, and self-improvement. I'll be talking with people who have found meaning in their lives by mastering their crafts, overcoming great challenges, or by just being all-around awesome at living life to the fullest. It's about finding passion in the things that you never knew you could be passionate about. From writing a song to running a marathon, or from cooking an amazing meal to painting a masterpiece, discover how seemingly ordinary people are actually quite extraordinary.

    JWN #83: Nora Roy

    JWN #83: Nora Roy

    Nora Roy grew up in the Charleston area but relocated to Brooklyn to further pursue her music career. The pandemic brought her back to her hometown for a brief period and it was during that time I got to see her perform as well as work in the music business in other ways which we’ll touch upon in this episode. She lists Dolly Parton alongside Sharon van Etten & PJ Harvey as her influences and it shows in all of the best ways. Her songs are heartbreaking with a splash of pop & shoegaze.

    You can follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/norewaaa/

    And check out her latest music on Bandcamp at https://noraroy.bandcamp.com/

    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/joel8x/


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    • 1 hr 41 min
    JWN #82: Travis Maynard

    JWN #82: Travis Maynard

    Travis Maynard is the General Manager of Food & Beverage & Hospitality at the Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island in South Carolina. Before he took that gig he used to book shows & events in the Columbia, SC area, so when the opportunity came up to create the Club Court Concert series he jumped at the opportunity. This is an interesting discussion about building music scenes and organizing creative events that I know you’ll enjoy.

    The first concert of the series is happening on Thursday, July 8th 2021 featuring Atlanta singer/songwriter Angie Aparo as well as previous JWN Podcast guest Jordan Igoe.

    You can visit volvo.JWNpod.com to see all of their upcoming events - Just be sure to use offer code “JWN” when you purchase a ticket to let them know where you heard about these excellent performances!

    Direct link to the eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/live-to-play-tennis-center-daniel-island-33496172303

    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/joel8x/


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    JWN #81: Morowa Mosai w/ R Dotta

    JWN #81: Morowa Mosai w/ R Dotta

    Alexandria Searles is an artist that goes by her chosen name Morowa Mosai. She describes her artistic style as Afrocentric and Empowered Femininity. It’s hard to pin down just one artistic medium as she paints traditional paintings as well as murals, creates resin based sculptures and jewelry, and is a graphic designer.

    During our conversation, rapper R Dotta stopped in to join the discussion. Born Rashad Taylor, the Charleston City Paper named him the Up-and-Comer of 2020.

    Morowa Mosai’s website: https://morowamosai.com/

    Follow Morowa Mosai on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morowamosai

    Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@morowamosai

    R Dotta’s website: https://callmedott.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rdotta843/

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1fZPznNOdvoqVtKiB0jRaL?si=zgC2rSmPSWephLGQOTVbTA

    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rdotta843

    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/joel8x/


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    JWN #80: Natasha Nast

    JWN #80: Natasha Nast

    Natasha Nast is a professional dancer with the Palmetto City Ballet as well as the Unbound Ballet Project. When she’s not performing she also teaches advanced ballet & jazz classes in the Charleston Area. She’s an exceptionally gifted artist with an unforgiving work ethic which has led to a successful career even though she was a late starter by ballet standards.
    Follow Natasha on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/natasha.nast/
    Find her at Palmetto City Ballet - https://palmettocityballet.org/
    Get tickets to the Unbound Ballet performance of “It Never Changes To Stop” Friday, May 28, 2021 & Saturday, May 29, 2021 at https://www.crystalwellman.com/
    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/joel8x/

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    JWN #79: Aaron Utterback of Human Resources

    JWN #79: Aaron Utterback of Human Resources

    Aaron Utterback is a musician who grew up in Charlotte, NC along with his lifelong friends & bandmates in the indie electro-pop band Human Resources. When they decided to relocate to Charleston, SC they quickly fit right into the music scene. Aaron’s also played bass with bands like Brave Baby & has collaborated with many other artists as a session & gig player. We had a great in-depth conversation about music, the current state of the scene, and what it’s like living as a working musician & creative. He also performed the Human Resources song Sylvia & revealed just who Syvia really is and why she won’t choose a side!

    Human Resources Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hrtheband/

    Human Resources Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/1283809642

    Expectations Video: https://youtu.be/PWRpqgze-2I

    Human Resources Website: https://hrtheband.com/

    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/joel8x/


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    • 2 hr 12 min
    JWN #78: Jordan Igoe

    JWN #78: Jordan Igoe

    Jordan Igoe is a singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist who grew up in Charleston, SC. She’s collaborated with some of the best musicians in the south & she’s a staple in the music scene simply because music is a part of her talented soul. She has a stockpile of original songs she’s written over the years and was gracious enough to perform one of her unreleased songs here.

    You can follow Jordan on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jordanigoemusic/

    And on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.igoe.77

    You can check out her music on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/61HUJGehv5IYu6Nbl8iPKi?si=ExC6MwFRSymfhDgN0P6M3A

    Watch the video for “Sober and Sorry”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL2bh_Rot74

    Get more info about the show at https://jwnpod.com & you can follow me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/joel8x/


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    • 1 hr 31 min

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