Episode 281 - LAW

Today's guest needs no introduction. LAW has been on this show so many times, and each appearance is as unique as he is! No scripts, no edits, and no agendas. We just talk about whatever is on our minds and happening right now. This episode covers topics like LAW's inspiration for his dance moves and style, James Brown, and the Amy Winehouse doc. Learn more about him at https://www.facebook.com/The-Official-Fan-Page-Of-LAW-Planet-12-Productions--189013589954/ and https://twitter.com/planet12law. Please reach out to LAW and let him know how much you enjoy his appearances on my show. He will be back in 2016 with some brand new music to share!

Direct download: ArtCon_Ep281_LAW.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

Episode 280 - Russell Sinclair

Today's guest is UK musician Russell Sinclair! I recently called over to Plymouth to speak with him about his brand new debut album "Bought & Sold." It is a fantastic collection of songs, two of which are featured with this episode. Russell draws his inspiration from many styles of music. I first saw him online and checked out his website. I bought all of his music within minutes! He is the kind of artist that can instantly inspire you. I am also featuring songs from his Plymouth Tapes EPs so that you can discover his work at the same pace that I did. After you listen, I highly encourage you to buy the rest and support this talented singer/songwriter. He is also known for his energetic live performances. Search for him on YouTube and see what you're missing! Learn more at http://russellsinclair.co.uk/ and http://russellsinclair.bandcamp.com/. If you reach out to Russell, please let him know that you heard him here first. Enjoy!

We do not own any copyrights to the songs played on this episode. We have special permission by the artists themselves to play their music on the show for promotional purposes for the artists.

Direct download: ArtCon_Ep280_Russell_Sinclair.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

Episode 279 - Judy Chaikin

My guest today is Judy Chaikin! She is the Writer/Producer/Director of "The Girls in the Band." It is out now on DVD and VOD. I LOVED this movie. It was so exciting to have been given the opportunity to speak with Judy about it and feature her story of how the project came together. It is a documentary that details the journey of female jazz musicians from the 1930's through today. I am a huge fan of music, and thought I knew most of the highlights of 20th century musical history. I was wrong. This was an entire branch of the musical family tree that I was not aware of. The ladies featured here had to endure a career full of racism, sexism, and segregation...all while being world class musicians and entertainers. Their story may have been completely forgotten if not for the efforts of Judy and other likeminded film makers. We learn more about the past through interviews with the musicians, and a something about ourselves when we see the effect that prejudices and certain laws can have on people. To call it "compelling" isn't enough. It held me from start to finish and left me with the desire to learn more. One of the bands that Judy featured was "The International Sweethearts of Rhythm." I tracked down a few of their recordings and have included them with this episode. Learn more and buy your own copy of the movie at www.thegirlsintheband.com, and learn more about Judy at www.onestepproductions.com. When you reach out to Judy, please let her know that you heard her here first. Enjoy!

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We do not own any copyrights to the songs played on this episode. The music featured with this episode is part of the public domain.

Direct download: ArtCon_Ep279_Judy_Chaikin.mp3
Category:Cinema -- posted at: 1:06am EDT

Episode 278 - Luke Wade

My guest today is musician Luke Wade! Many of you know him from Season 7 of "The Voice." One of his performances caused Adam Levine to stand on his chair! We talked about his time on that hit show, as well as his life before and after the time that he spent there. Luke also told me about his recent tour and his plans to record a new album in 2016. He currently has a PledgeMusic Campaign which allows you to contribute towards the creation of the album. Learn more at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lukewade and visit him at his website www.lukewademusic.com. Three of Luke's songs are featured with this episode, including his cover of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" where he duets with Mia Z. If you reach out, please let Luke know how much you enjoyed his appearance on this show. Enjoy!

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We do not own any copyrights to the songs played on this episode. We have special permission by the artists themselves to play their music on the show for promotional purposes for the artists.

Direct download: ArtCon_Ep278_Luke_Wade.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

Episode 277 - Lauren Carter

Today's guest is award winning singer/international model/actress Lauren Carter! She just released a brand new single called "American Dream." We talked about a number of topics including her songwriting process, traffic in LA, and navigating the waters of social media. Lauren has a Master's Degree in music and also gives voice lessons. Three of her songs are featured with this episode which will give you an idea of her many styles and vocal talents. The show starts off with her cover of "Graceless" by The National. We also get to hear "American Dream," then close out the show with a live opera classic called "Standchen." Prepare to be amazed! Learn more at www.laurencarteronline.com. If you reach out to Lauren, please let her know that you heard her here first. Enjoy!

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We do not own any copyrights to the songs played on this episode. We have special permission by the artists themselves to play their music on the show for promotional purposes for the artists

Direct download: ArtCon_Ep277_Lauren_Carter.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

Episode 276 - Olivia Millerschin

Singer/songwriter Olivia Millerschin returns to the show for her second appearance! She was originally featured on Episode 195 back in April of 2014. A lot has been going on since then so this was the perfect opportunity to catch up with her. We talked about her appearances on America's Got Talent, her 40 city tour that followed, and her visit to the UK. Olivia also has a PledgeMusic campaign happening now to support the creation of her new album. You can learn more about this exciting project at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/mynewrecord. Three of my favorite Olivia Millerschin songs are featured with this episode. I am looking forward to the new tracks as well. Find out more at www.oliviamillerschin.com. Please reach out to Olivia and let her know that you heard her here first. Enjoy!

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We do not own any copyrights to the songs played on this episode. We have special permission by the artists themselves to play their music on the show for promotional purposes for the artists.

Direct download: ArtCon_Ep276_Olivia_Millerschin.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:46pm EDT

Episode 275 - Lydia Chase

                           I recently called over to the UK to speak with singer Lydia Chase! Her debut single is called "Ultimate Drive", and it's available now. I found it online a few weeks ago and loved it immediately. Lydia told me the story and motivation behind it, and gave me a sneak peek at the title of her next single. She has been paying her dues by singing cover songs for the last 11 years, and recently decided to share her original music with the world. Lydia is off to a strong start with "Ultimate Drive." It is the kind of track that has something for everyone. I have it featured here along with her acoustic cover of "Locked Out of Heaven." You are going to love her voice! Learn more at her Facbook page (https://www.facebook.com/iamLydiaChase?_rdr=p), follow her on Twitter, and listen to more at SoundCloud. If you reach out, please let Lydia know that you heard her here first. Enjoy!

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We do not own any copyrights to the songs played on this episode. We have special permission by the artists themselves to play their music on the show for promotional purposes for the artists.

Direct download: ArtCon_Ep275_Lydia_Chase.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

Episode 274 - Bernie Worrell

Today's featured guest is music legend Bernie Worrell! The interview is not new, as I featured it in Episode 023. That was four years ago in October of 2011. My show was very new, and it was pretty basic. There was no music, no intros & outros, and no editing at all. The format was strictly the conversation that I recorded with my guest. I have been a fan of Bernie Worrell since I was young. The fact that he agreed to be on my show so early in its run blew me away. We spent an afternoon together at a very busy diner in New Jersey. Needless to say, there was a ton of background noise on that recording. I posted it as is, and have always regretted that. The recording that I shared that day did not match the magic that I felt while I was there with Bernie. I am here today to make it right. I cleaned up the original audio, boosted the levels, and added some classic songs to complement the interview. Think of this as an "Episode 023 Remix." I couldn't knock out all of the background noise, but I believe it is worlds apart from the original. Learn more about Bernie at www.bernieworrell.com, and look for his albums at Amazon. Please reach out and let me know what you think of the interview. Enjoy!

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Direct download: ArtCon_Ep274_Bernie_Worrell.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

Episode 273 - Donica Knight

My guest today is singer/songwriter Donica Knight! She recently called me from her home in Alabama to talk about her life, influences, and brand new single called "Love ain't a Prize". It is a great song and is featured with this episode! You can buy it now at www.donicaknight.com. Look for it on Amazon, iTunes, and several other outlets around the world on November 1st, 2015. Donica spends time between Alabama and Los Angeles and had some great things to say about the differences between the two places. This interview was a lot of fun. She had me laughing through most of it! She spends a lot of time on the road and has opened for some of the biggest names in music. Her EP "Can't Buy a Southern Girl" is scheduled to be released in January of 2016. I hope to have her back on soon after so she can tell me all about it. Please reach out to Donica and let her know that you heard her here first. Enjoy!

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We do not own any copyrights to the songs played on this episode. We have special permission by the artists themselves to play their music on the show for promotional purposes for the artists.

Direct download: ArtCon_Ep273_Donica_Knight_Update.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

Episode 272 - Billy Grima

Today's guest is musician Billy Grima! He recently called me from his home in Canada to talk about his life, music, and influences. His latest album is "Sugar & Cream", and three tracks are featured with this episode. Billy grew up in Australia and moved to Canada as a teenager. We talked about how he dealt with that transition and the differences between the two places. He also told me about his musical roots in the church choir. It is a tradition that he still practices today. Learn more about Billy at www.billygrima.com. I hope to have him on again very soon. If you reach out, please let him know that you heard him here first. Enjoy!

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We do not own any copyrights to the songs played on this episode. We have special permission by the artists themselves to play their music on the show for promotional purposes for the artists.

Direct download: ArtCon_Ep272_Billy_Grima.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT



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