175 episodes

Sit down with legends, risers, songwriters, session musicians, industry execs, etc., as they recount their biggest hits, past failures, battling addictions, racism, sexism, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and even homelessness to get where they are today. All the while host, Brandon Harrington, is still surviving the music industry.

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    • 4.8, 38 Ratings

Sit down with legends, risers, songwriters, session musicians, industry execs, etc., as they recount their biggest hits, past failures, battling addictions, racism, sexism, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and even homelessness to get where they are today. All the while host, Brandon Harrington, is still surviving the music industry.

    Teddy At Night

    Teddy At Night

    Can Teddy Boldt the drummer co-exist with Teddy At Night? New artist and persona Teddy At Night shares the differences and genesis of him adding a new layer to who he is as a creative force. There are fears and anxieties associated with the concept of being misunderstood in a time of insensitivity when we are most vulnerable. But is confidence, acceptance, and understanding the path of one's identity?

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Hannah Bethel

    Hannah Bethel

    First place winner in the Americana division of the International Songwriting Competition, Hannah Bethel, talks about the power of creativity, self-exploration, DMT moments, and the special moments that make up her career.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Daniel Donato

    Daniel Donato

    The Cosmic Country Tour may have canceled mid-tour for Daniel Donato during the beginnings of COVID-19, but he's still staying reflective during this time. Truth and art seem to be a constant theme in conversation as well as where expectations and patience collide as we're talking about Daniel's life-altering moments. The Grateful Dead, The Hobbit, and even U2 are discussed as quantitative and qualitative perspectives in art and the quantities of people that love and hate those same pieces.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Szlachetka

    Szlachetka

    If you would have told Szlachetka that a world pandemic would put a damper on his television show, Vinyl Recipes, and releasing new music like "Bullet Through The Wind" from his upcoming Young Heart, Old Soul album. He would argue that people need to be more connected now than ever, and we need art. Szlachetka phones in from his home to share distinctions of New England accents, the origins of "Szlachetka", the trouble with bands, and the stories of the music from Young Heart, Old Soul.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ruthie Collins

    Ruthie Collins

    Nashville based but New York locked in, Ruthie Collins is still staying busy on the family farm mending fences and training dogs. She's also taking this time to write a book, learn editing software, and learning a little bit about control. Especially after releasing Cold Comfort on April 3, 2020, one might learn what control is in the midst of a crisis. Serendipitous moments, Joshua Tree, cosmic energy, and learning that taking control can also mean letting go.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Sarah Siskind

    Sarah Siskind

    Language can be complicated, but leave it to a songwriter like Sarah Siskind to help distinguish the anguish and the beauty of words in songs. Admittedly though, the shortage of attention spans to peel back the layers of words has concerns for Sarah, and art will be what suffers. Sarah phones in from her mountain-town home to share how life currently is away from the big city and to talk about releasing her newest indie record, Modern Appalachia.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Melissa Kay ,

WOW

I've been listening to this non-stop since I found it a few weeks ago. As a middle-aged songwriter, I've avoided Nashville to focus on my day job, but lately I've been considering make the move. Listening to these interviews has been eyeopening. What a remarkable resource for anyone considering this business in any realm.

EmilyBowie ,

Great Podcast!

Been listening to Surving The Music Industry for a while and have really enjoyed it. All the episodes have been great. Thank you for putting them together! Especially ejoying the new one with Jonathan Singleton. I'm from Jackson and wittnessed the excitement of seeing The Grove every Wednesday and Thursday nights at Barley's. Also, know Brandon Barnett and his podcast Left of Nashville is really special. Looking forward to more episodes in 2019!!

Mhagler ,

Great podcast featuring great people.

Just found out about this podcast but oh my do you have some of my favorites on your recent episodes. Josh, Jeff, Kelleigh?! Solid songwriters and even greater people. 5 stars!

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