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Millennial Music Chat – Transit Method

We were just in Austin, Texas recently and discovered this great young local band, Transit Method playing at the famed Stubbs Barbeque and they were so cool, we had to have them on the show.

Austin has such an eclectic and diverse music scene, becoming one of the best music scenes in the country and is now one of our favorite cities. Transit Method, made up of New Jersey-born Matt on guitar, vocals, brother Mike on drums and Texas-native Danny on bass combine the urgent pace of punk, the power of metal and the artistic appeal of psychedelic music.

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Jeff and I chatted with the guys before a late-night set and talked about their new album, We Won’t Get Out of Here Alive, how they got into music and the impact that Austin has had on the band. They’ve got a great story about chasing after their dreams even with full-time careers.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

Check out Transit Method on Instagram.

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Millennial Music Chat – Alex Clare

Would you change your job, your career or even the place you’ve always called home for your faith? That’s exactly what soulful singer/songwriter Alex Clare has established in his career. After converting to Orthodox Judaism a few years back, Clare brought his faith to his current home in Israel. Yet, he continues adding to his growing fan base with each new album and tour.

A few years back and at the height of his career, Clare was dropped by his first record label, the legendary Island Records due to a demanding promotional and tour schedules that conflicted with Jewish holidays. Now Alex Clare is back with a stellar new album and upcoming North American tour that launches in November.

On This Podcast Episode:

Join us for a very special conversation with singer/songwriter Alex Clare all the way from Isreal, as we talked about his new album, Tail of Lions, writing and recording the album on a boat and the state of racism in the world.

(The audio is a bit rough on this one as the connection to Isreal wasn’t too fantastic, but hopefully, you still enjoy Alex and his awesome story.)

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My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Devin Williams

Singer-songwriter Devin Williams was born into music. Ok, he was raised by two musician parents, first in California, then later in Kentucky. Growing up around so much music made an impact on his life and influenced the trajectory of his current singing career.

Devin has launched six singles into the Billboard Top 30 Christian Rock charts in the last couple of years which led to performing with top bands as Tenth Avenue North, For King and Country and Building 429.

Devin has been cultivating a number of passionate songs over the past few years which he has poured into his newest release, We Are Forever Yours and is mighty proud of this collection of tunes.

On This Podcast Episode:

Join our conversation with singer-songwriter Devin Williams, as we talk about his new album, how he’s connected to Ryan Seacrest and how a broken to TV in his childhood home opened up an untapped creative side inside himself.

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My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Calico The Band

Calico the Band is the California Americana Country group led by the powerful female duo of Manda Mosher and Kirsten Proffit. The duo, along with their full band is creating a modern-day version of the California vibe sound from the 70s and 80s, with beautiful harmonies and rich vocals.

After working for a few years now, Calico is about to release their breakthrough album, Under Blue Skies, which drops on September 15. Actually, this new collection of songs was recorded not too far from our house here in the San Fernando Valley. The first single and video of the album is an ode to one the iconic bane of our existence here L.A., “the 405.”

On This Podcast Episode:

Sit back, relax and listen to cool the California vibe sounds of Calico, as we talked about their brand spanking new record, Under Blue Skies, how a freeway can get in the way of love in Los Angeles and what “real life” on the road is actually like as a band these days.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Kylie Odetta

Indie/Soul singer-songwriter Kylie Odetta is starting to make a name for herself, as she continues churning out fresh and innovative music. You can hear indie music with hints of jazz in her songs, which blends nicely with her smooth “old soul” vocals.

This down-to-earth southern native has opened for acts like Mat Kearney, Colbie Calliat and Gavin DeGraw. Recently, Kylie released her latest album, Undertow, to wide-spread reviews. She is a unique artist that you’re going to want to hunt down on Spotify or her website.

On This Podcast Episode:

Check out our conversation with indie/soul singer-songwriter Kylie Odetta, as we chatted about her new album Undertow, why she likes writing about love and her Dare to Dream program that combats bullying in schools.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Penny and Sparrow

Our good friend of the podcast, singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb turned us on to this week’s musical guest, Penny and Sparrow. Drew’s exact words were, “Penny and Sparrow are legit, you need to check them out.” Now we’ve become huge fans of this duo from Texas and we really wanted to get them on the show.

Just a few short years ago Penny and Sparrow were college friends at the University of Texas and music was not even in their post-graduation plans. Now the Texas duo is dropping their fifth album, Wendigo on September 1.

After we got our hands an advanced copy of Wendigo, it’s now been in heavy rotation in our house and ranks up there as one of the best albums in 2017. This fourteen track album is sonically beautiful and goes deeper lyrically than previous records; while fusing together a stunning musical soundscape as a backdrop.

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My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

Lead singer and all-around cool dude, Andy Baxter joined us from his home in Alabama for a great interview. We discussed:

  • What were their real post-college plans
  •  The mythical beast that the albums takes its name from
  • Surviving as a Texas college football fan in the dynasty driven state of Alabama
  • Geeking out on Christmas music

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Getting To Know Elvis’s Memphis

On a recent Travel Tuesday episode, we took you on a tour around Memphis, more than just Elvis and barbeque. This week we are back in Memphis to showcase two new additions to the Elvis empire and also explore the many other sides of music that Memphis has to offer.

Last fall the Guest House at Graceland opened their doors, making this the first diamond resort to open in Memphis in more than a hundred years. This 450-luxury room resort hotel is stunningly designed, with a lot of cool features that we’ll check out.

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Earlier this year, Elvis’ Graceland got a much-needed $45 million-dollar facelift when they debuted Elvis’ Memphis Complex, which is now part of the already popular tour. This 200,000 square-foot mega complex houses more memorabilia of the King of Rock n’ Roll than before the remodel and includes new shops, restaurants and an airplane hangar-sized movie theater that shows Elvis movies all day long.

If you are a music lover, you will love getting lost in the history and present-day offerings that are scattered all around Memphis… the real “Music City!”

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My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Stephen Kellogg

A few months ago, we saw this week’s Lifestyle Thursday guest, singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg open for one of our favorite bands in Los Angeles. We instantly fell in with singing and his mad storytelling skills. So, we had to have him on the show.

Stephen Kellogg has gone through some big ups and some low downs in his singing career and is not afraid to chat about to his fans or other live audiences for that matter. A few years back, Stephen was tapped to do a Ted Talk in Portland on job satisfaction, which garnered a few hundred thousand views on YouTube.

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My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

Check out our great conversation with the ever-talented singer/songwriter and troubadour storyteller Stephen Kellogg. We talked about his upcoming Postcard Tour starting in September, the impact on his career since his Ted Talk and how pizza is the greatest food in the world.

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Uptown Funk At Royal Studios In Memphis

Memphis has given birth to more musical genres than any city on the planet!

For many years, some of the greatest musicians, singers, and bands have wondered into a modest looking building on what is now called Willie Mitchell Blvd in the heart of Memphis – churning out songs that have become the soundtrack of many generations. This modest building is home to the famed Royal Studios, which is a family-run studio that legendary soul and R&B producer Willie Mitchell opened in 1957.

The list of hit records and artists would take days to list. Some of the highlights on that list are rock god Chuck Berry to smooth Al Green to Rod Stewart, John Mayer, Snoop Dog and indie-rockers My Morning Jacket. More recently Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars collaborated and recorded their smash hit, “Uptown Funk,” which spent 14 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the Grammy for Record of the Year.

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Today, Willie Mitchell’s son engineer and producer Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell runs and manages Royal Studios. Boo also earned his first Grammy for his part on “Uptown Funk.” Boo gave us a private tour of his iconic studio in Memphis – as we talked about how Bruno Mars loved his Aunt’s soul food, his award-winning documentary “Take Me to the River” and the transformation and future of the Memphis music scene.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Millennial Music Chat – Ben Rue

Growing up on seed farm in Oregon singer/songwriter Ben Rue had a couple of dreams he could have chased – playing baseball or music. Fortunately for his growing country music fan base he chose the singing dream.

On his latest album, Back to Nights Ben continues chasing those country music dreams with an impressive collection of catchy tunes, including the chart climbing single, “Making Out,” which details an ex that just won’t let it go.

 

Not only a singer, Ben is also a champion advocate in raising awareness with young people who daily battle type 1 diabetes, as he has since age 14.

On This Podcast Episode:

Check out our chat with rising country music singer/songwriter and all around nice dude, Ben Rue. We talked about his daily diabetes routine, how proud he is of his new album Back to Nights and his upcoming Guitar-B-Que show with one of country music’s hottest artist, Brett Eldredge.

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