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Finding Your True Voice with Ry Bradley

California-based and Hawaiian-reared singer/songwriter Ry Bradley is out to break that Nashville country music stereotype mold that holds back so many singers from blossoming into true artists. Bradley is looking for authenticity and experience in his songwriting. The world is taking notice of his talents as some of his songs have been featured on such hit TV series as NBC’s Chicago Med & ABC Family’s The Fosters.

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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.

Ry has a brand new openly personal, yet rocking new album, Everything I’ve Got, including the song “Next Aldean Show,” which not only pays tribute to the shooting victims of the Las Vegas Route 91 Music Festival last year, all proceeds go to the survivors and family members. Ry is also involved in Women in Rock event, and recently held his own rock and roll camp for young musicians in Norway.

Let us introduce you guys to Ry Bradley as we spoke with the very down-to-earth young star from his home in Orange County, California. Bradley opened up about how splitting time as a kid of divorce in Hawaii and California shaped his musical pallet, what it takes to carve your own path in life and the power of Adele’s singing voice.

Topics We Talked About:

  • Being a millennial himself
  • Always giving back, helping to make the world a better place
  • Carving your own path in music and life
  • Vegas shooting, raising money for victims and their families
  • Women in Rock event in September
  • Rock n Roll Camp in Norway and why this is so cool

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Millennial Music Chat With Willow City

“Inspire Happy” is the musical mantra that the young and rising band Willow City are bringing to music-listening masses with their infectious Americana folk-pop songwriting and small-town love your neighbor like yourself kind of vibes. Oh, and they just happen to all be brothers and sister.

This family band of Beecher, Ezra, Liza and youngest Asa recently released their ambitious new self-titled album.

On This Podcast Episode:

Jeff, Millennial Money’s music guru, sat down to talk with brothers Ezra and Beecher Proch of Willow City from their home in Texas to chat about their love of spreading happiness through music and the new album, and we talked about why millennials these days can get a bad rap from older generations.

This is an episode to inspire you to take control of your own life and chase after your dreams – no matter what the critics say. You’ve got one life to live, and Ezra and Beecher will inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Oh, and their music is pretty awesome too.

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It’s All About Your Tribe – Millennial Music Chat With SHAED + Ask Shannah

News out of Washington D.C. is not the cheeriest these days almost midway through 2018, so it’s refreshing when electronic-pop trio SHAED (pronounced “shade”) has become a ray of sunlight on the nation’s capital evolving music scene – a badge of honor this young band wears proudly. Following in the footsteps paved by other notable D.C. area legends as Bad Brains, Fugazi and hall of famer Marvin Gaye, SHAED has their sights on a breakout year with an upcoming national tour and stellar new EP due out later this summer.

 

On This Podcast Episode:

SHAED is somewhat of a family affair, with twin-brothers Spencer and Max Ernst on the music side and Chelsea Lee bringing the vocals. Spencer and Chelsea are even engaged, and all three recently moved into a home together, where the band housemates were inspired to write and record their latest collection of songs. Not only a band, but the three are also close friends, jamming Frank Sinatra and old-school jazz as they cook dinner every night. Even so, this trio cuts a broad swath of musical talent weaving delicate, hypnotic pop-synths with grandiose lyrics and seductively powerful vocals. SHAED is a band to watch out for in the coming years.

We caught up with SHAED as they just completed their last rehearsal before hitting the road for a string of dates with X Ambassadors. The trio had a lot to chat about, from the impact a fantasy novel had on the band, to the thunder of Bernie Sanders and writing songs at an empty Air B&B in Death Valley.

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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When Two Roads Lead To One Path With The Young Fables

Whether you believe in karma or a higher power or just good old juju coming from the universe, sometimes two roads can lead to one path in our lives. That’s exactly what happened with my husband Jeff and myself a few years back and that’s what happened with this week’s musical guests, the Young Fables.

Laurel Wright and Wes Lunsford (the Young Fables) are a dynamic duo of singer-songwriters that steadily has Music City talking about their unique and honest approach to songwriting, along with their infectious live shows. Heavyweights like Sheryl Crow and Keith Urban have even become “Fable Fanatics.” Oh, and they happen to be a duo that fell in love in real-life as well.

On This Podcast Episode:

The Young Fables joined us from Nashville to talk about finding love and the music they were meant to play, how their Kickstarter fundraiser went over the top live on the radio and their new album, Old Songs that’s due May 4.

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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Chase Your Dream No Matter What with Jukebox the Ghost + Ask Shannah – Am I Saving Correctly

Whatever career path or life choices we take with our lives may often time require a backup plan if something does not work out how we envision. But, what if we have one vision for our lives and no matter how long it takes or how much hard work comes with that dream this is exactly the direction we are headed and nothing will stop us or get in our way?

Frontman of the power pop/rock band Jukebox the Ghost Ben Thornewill, always knew music was part of his life plan, from growing up playing classical music to getting a college degree in music and now ten years on as a successful chart-topping band.

On This Podcast Episode:

Jukebox the Ghost is bringing power pop/rock back with their blend of monster piano jams, hard rock guitar licks, and epically powerful vocals. Now, the Brooklyn-based trio of Thornewill on vocals/piano, Tommy Siegel guitar/vocals, and Jesse Kristin on drums/vocals have a sonically layered new album out right now, “Off to the Races.”

We caught up with Thornewill in Brooklyn as Jukebox the Ghost was preparing to hit the road on their headlining tour in support of the new album. We talked with the lead singer about his path from classical music to rock music, their alter-ego of being a Queen cover band and how Brooklyn has become such a hotbed for creatives 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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History Of The Country Music Hall of Fame and Ask Shannah – Student Loan Consolidation

Recently we went to see one of our favorite Irish singers, Glen Hansard and he was telling about his first visit to Los Angeles. He had a quote about how to really get to know a place or culture, “If you want to learn about a place, read the history books. If you want to get to know a place, listen to their songs.” This is so true and we love exploring so many genres of music.

These days it seems like we’re all reading more about history, watching documentaries about historic events and of course listening to podcasts about the history of so many things, people and places.

NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 06: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum new exhibition American Currents: The Music Of 2017 on March 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum)

On This Podcast Episode:

This episode’s Ask Shannah question is from Allison who is curious about student loan consolidation and whether it makes sense or not. Thanks Allison for the question!

This week we wanted to explore the history of country music because just like your own money journey through life, history tells us a lot about where we’ve been and where we’re going. For that reason, we also want to celebrate some of today’s hottest country artists and the incredible success they’ve had through their careers.

Take a tour with us through one of Nashville’s most popular attractions, the Country Music Hall of Fame. We talked with museum editor Michael Gray about their newly opened exhibit, American Current, which features such greats as Taylor Swift, Jason Aldeen, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Jason Isbell, a new judge on American Idol Luke Bryan and so many more.

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.

NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 06: Artist Molly Tuttle attends Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum new exhibition American Currents: The Music Of 2017 on March 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum)

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Millennial Music Chat, Beyond the Sun and Ask Shannah – Which Car Should We Pay Off

Today’s country music has been transformed, as the influence of hip-hop, rap, pop, and even EDM have become the new mainstream of popular music around the globe. Now, a young Canadian band of actual brothers, Beyond the Sun are breaking down more barriers with their brand of “shuffle-mode” style of country music and a new generation of fans are taking notice of one of Nashville’s most innovative bands.

Beyond the Sun, Phil on guitar, Colin on vocals, and Dalton on drums hail from Ontario, Canada where they ingested a wide variety of music from Coldplay to Florida Georgia Line to My Chemical Romance to Ed Sheeran and Bruce Springsteen. Bands like Beyond the Sun are thinking outside the big box of country music and are carving their own path.

On This Podcast Episode:

We caught up with Beyond the Sun in Nashville as they chatted about their new song, “Dance Floor” and the music they’ll be releasing later in 2018, how their version of country music today fits with today’s fans and how they declare Bruce Springsteen’s songwriting as the GOAT (greatest of all time). You’ll hear some great tunes and have a chance to check out a new band.

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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Music Chat With Mat Kearney and Ask Shannah – I Don’t Have a 401K at Work

We all have talents – some may be already tapped talents and some may yet to be extracted from inside of us. What if you never discover the talents you have inside of you and never chase your dreams? Singer/songwriter Mat Kearney did not discover his amazing musical talents until he was midway through college at Chico State in California.

Now, this Oregon-born singer-songwriter continues to break down musical barriers with his soulful genre-bending blend of hip-hop infused style of music with his new self-titled EP and upcoming album.

On This Podcast Episode:

Mat Kearney stopped by the Millennial Money podcast as was in the middle recent rehearsals in Nashville for his upcoming national tour to chat with Jeff. We loved hanging out with one of the all-around great guys in music today, as we chatted about his upcoming CRAZYTALK album and current tour, stories of opening for John Mayer early in his career and how fatherhood has changed his songwriting.

Also, today’s Ask Shannah question is all about not having access to a 401(k) at work from Angela.

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Millennial Music Chat – Tyler Williams

Contemporary country singer Tyler Williams might be one of the busiest dudes around – singer/songwriter, NASCAR driver, actor, author – yep, he has his irons in a lot of fires these days. For a guy, so busy and so driven, you’d never guess that at a young age he caught a bad case of stage fright almost thwarted his entire multi-career path.

On This Podcast Episode:

Even with so much on this young singer’s plate, he still found time to write and record a new album which drops January 26. We caught up with Tyler Williams at his home in Atlanta as he talked about his bout with stage fright, how karaoke changed his singing career and how proud he is of his new album Good for Me.

 

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17 Albums You Should Own From 2017

This week on Lifestyle Thursday we are talking all about some of the best music that came out this past year featuring 17 albums you should own from 2017 (or at least take a listen to).

On This Podcast Episode:

Take a listen to our list of just some of the great music that came out in 2017, see if you agree, discover some new music or totally think we are nuts with some of these selections. Thanks to my trusty co-host, Jeff Game, for curating this amazing list of must listen to music for 2017!

Happy New Year and here’s to looking ahead to new music in 2018!

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