Ep. 70: Song Challenge with Severin Bozung “The Underdog (Swervy Courage)”

April 9, 2018

This podcast, I'm joined by Severin Bozung of Seve Vs. Evan. We challenged ourselves to write a song about being picked last in gym class. We ended up with a fun synth-pop tune called "The Underdog (Swervy Courage)."

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Ep. 69: Guest Iris (Britney Holman) - Interview and Performance

March 12, 2018

In this episode, I'm joined by singer/songwriter Iris (aka Britney Holman). We talk about how got started making music, her time recording in Nashville and hearing her song at a Victoria's Secret. She performs 3 original songs: Love?, Let Go, and Blue Sky.

Listen to more of Iris' music at officialirismusic.com.

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Ep. 68: Song Challenge with Tom Brinton “The First Time I Heard The Strokes”

February 19, 2018

For this week's episode, I'm joined by Tom Brinton. We challenged ourselves to "write a song about another band." We ended writing a song about the first time Tom heard The Strokes and appropriately titled the song, "The First Time I Heard The Strokes." Listen to our conversation writing the song and the process of recording it in this podcast.

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Ep. 67: Song “Flawed” (New Song)

February 12, 2018

For this week's episode, I break apart a brand new song I just recorded called "Flawed," which will be on my new album coming out later this year.

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Ep. 66: Song “Based On A True Story” (Influenced by Radiohead)

February 5, 2018

Today’s episode is about a song I wrote back in high school called "Based On a True Story." It's influenced by a Radiohead tune, "Bulletproof... I Wish I Was" from their album, The Bends.

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Ep. 65: Song Challenge with Mike Fjerstad “Be Right Back (The Time Warp Blues)”

January 29, 2018

I'm joined by professional guitarist and friend, Mike Fjerstad. We challenged ourselves to "write a song based on an abbreviation." We chose "BRB" and came up with an epic story about a sci-fi romance involving a time warp. Hear our conversation writing the song and process of recording it in this week's episode.

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Ep. 64: Song “Night Sky” (Influenced by R.E.M.)

January 22, 2018

This one is an oldie written during high school. At the time, I was digging the mandolin sounds on R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" so I tried to use that as a template.

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Ep. 63: Song “Somebody” (Depeche Mode Cover in the Style of Blake Shelton)

January 15, 2018

I was recently apporached by someone to record Depeche Mode's song "Somebody" in the style of Blake Shelton to be sung at his wedding. 

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Ep. 62: Song “Lounging Around” (Influenced by Bossa Nova Music)

January 11, 2018

My attempt to write something in a Bossa Nova style. Influenced by the Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz track, "The Girl From Ipanema."

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Ep. 61: Guest Camille Nelson (Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitarist)

January 1, 2018

For this episode, I'm joined by a special guest, acoustic guitarist Camille Nelson. We talked about how she got started making music and she shares some of the stories behind the songs on her new album, Lead Me Home.

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