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Music On Your Own Terms 119 “Austin Zhang - Bravely Discovering The Sounds Of NYC”

Music On Your Own Terms 119 “Austin Zhang - Bravely Discovering The Sounds Of NYC”

May 4, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 119 - Austin Zhang - Bravely Discovering The Sounds Of NYC

In this episode I talk to Austin Zhang, a Texas native that moved to NYC to go to college, and immerse himself in the Jazz scene. We hear about Austin's history in music with guitar, then switching to saxophone and being named number one at the Texas All State Jazz competition, and subsequently being invited to play gigs in Deep Ellum, all while still in high school. We also hear about the entrepreneurial drive that most likely stemmed from seeing his parent's property investments, an experience which led him to create a production company that offers a digital venue helping local jazz artists make a living from paid streaming concerts, and help expose NY jazz to the world. Austin's story is extremely inspiring in terms of musical drive and ability, but also successfully pairing that with his business sense and entrepreneurial spirit. I look forward to what Austin will accomplish in the future!

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Austin Zhang on the web - https://www.austinzhang.org

Austin Zhang on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/austindiscovers/

Brave Sound Productions on the web - https://bravesound.org

Brave Sound Productions on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/BraveSoundNYC/

Brave Sound Productions on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BraveSoundNYC

Brave Sound Podcast - https://bravesound.org/podcast/

Topics discussed in this episode : Manhattan School Of Music | Akai Ewi 5000 | Charlie Parker | John Coltrane | Instacart | University Of Texas At Austin | Donor Box | Tim Ferris | Derek Sivers | Naval Ravikant | The Jazz Standard NYC | Blues Alley DC | Blue Whale LA | Marbin | Village Vanguard | Smalls Jazz Club | Dizzy Gillespie | Lester Young | Coleman Hawkins | Sonny Rollins | Spike Wilner | Joel Ross | Blue Note | Ari Hoenig | Roland V Drums | Toontrack Superior Drummer | Sam Towse | Nord | Ableton | Native Instruments | Anthony Plant | Pat Metheny | Wes Montgomery | Joe Satriani | Andy Timmons | Jack Johnson | George Benson | Bach | Count Basie | Marshall Royal | Texas All State Competition Jazz | Adam Larson | UMKC | Vail Jazz Workshop | Dick Oatts | Village Vanguard Orchestra | John Clayton | Lewis Nash | Wycliffe Gordon | Jazz Band Of America | Berklee Newport Jazz Summer Camp | George Garzone | DC Strut | The Beatles | The Beach Boys | James Taylor | Bruce Springsteen | Earth Wind And Fire | Fender Strat | Your Music And People By Derek Sivers | Terri Lyne Carrington | Jazz At Lincoln Center | Dizzy's Late Night Set Nates Parks Big Band | Maria Schneider | Stefon Harris Vibrophonist

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Music On Your Own Terms 105 “Stranger Than Fiction Theory”

Music On Your Own Terms 105 “Stranger Than Fiction Theory”

February 2, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 105 - Stranger Than Fiction Theory

This episode I talk to Jonathan McNary, Jonathan Moore, and McCaul Ragland, about their baby, Fiction Theory. We met the two Jonathans back in episode 74 with Gary McGrath, and also in episode 101, which itself was spawned out of this very interview. McCaul shares how he got into music and his perspective on what it means to be an artist, whether that be musical or visual. We also learn how the guys have been writing songs, a little about the recording process and how they share responsibilities in the marketing of the band.

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Fiction Theory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fictiontheory/

Fiction Theory on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fictiontheorymusic

Jonathan McNary on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jonmacmusic/

Jonathan Moore on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iwantmooredrums/

McCaul Ragland on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mccaulragland/

Fiction Theory on Spotify

Topics discussed in this episode : Remain | DBU | Jonah Trachtman | Blink 182 | Angels & Airwaves | Between The Buried & Me | Dream Theater | Periphery | Adam Ivy | Flying Colors | Animals As Leaders

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Music On Your Own Terms 086 “Andrew Plan - The Man With A Plan To Heal You”

Music On Your Own Terms 086 “Andrew Plan - The Man With A Plan To Heal You”

October 26, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 086 - Andrew Plan - The Man With A Plan To Heal You

For this episode I caught up with my friend Andrew Plan who was the first person I met at the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference back in September of 2019. Andrew talks about how his dad's love of music influenced his own, how music called him away from a potential career in medicine, and his experience in various songwriting contests. We also learn about his songwriting methodologies, getting onto playlists with his music, and how he is healing people with his music, both performing in various hospitals, and also with the message in his latest single with collaborator Kristine Wriding.

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Andrew Plan on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/andrewplanmusic/

Andrew Plan on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/andrew.plan.music

Andrew Plan on the web - https://www.andrewplan.com

Topics discussed in this episode : CD Baby DIY Musician Conference | Just The Tip 3 | The Beatles | Eagles | Jimi Hendrix | John Mayer | San Francisco Palace Of Fine Arts | Adele | Kristine Wriding | Ed Sheeran | Ableton | New York Country Swag | Lovegood Media | Autism | Musicians On Call

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Music On Your Own Terms 075 “Just The Tip 3 - Looking Back To The 2019 CD Baby DIY Musician Conference”

Music On Your Own Terms 075 “Just The Tip 3 - Looking Back To The 2019 CD Baby DIY Musician Conference”

August 28, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 075 - Just The Tip 3 - Looking Back To The 2019 CD Baby DIY Musician Conference

Since the CD Baby DIY Musician conference was cancelled this year due to COVID, I wanted to take a minute, in this, the third installment, of Just The Tip, to ask some of the attendees I met last year, why they went and what they got out of the conference.

This episode features responses from the following artists: Andrew Plan, Latoya Cooper, the Songstress. Ruthie Wilde, TD Benton, Dirty Metal Lefty, Diego Vargas, Anais Azul.

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Music On Your Own Terms 074 “The McGrath Project - LA Story”

Music On Your Own Terms 074 “The McGrath Project - LA Story”

August 24, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 074 - The McGrath Project - LA Story

This episode I talk to three members of The McGrath Project, namesake Gary McGrath, Jonathan Moore and Jonathan McNary, a Fort Worth based band that is about to release a concept album influenced by albums such as Pink Floyd's The Wall, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Gary discusses moving to LA to learn studio engineering and becoming a session guitar player, touring with some big names from past decades, and returning to his hometown of Fort Worth to form a new version of the McGrath Project and record new music. We learn from both Jonathan's, about how they got started on their respective instruments, and the amount of dedication that has lead them to pursue a full time career in music.

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The McGrath Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheMcGrathProject/

The McGrath Project on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/themcgrathproject/

Topics discussed in this episode : Remain | Toys For Tots | House Of Blues | Brian Setzer | Peter Tork | The Monkees | Nazareth | Devo | Penny & Mickey Gilley | Dream Theater | Mike Portnoy | DT Biography | UNT | Bruce Hall | Brennan Shrestha | Pink Floyd's The Wall | Rocky Horror Picture Show | Rush | Waking Up From Work Episode 32 | Slash's Snakepit | Tom Petty | Foo Fighters | Marbin | Namm Show | Tower Of Power | Chad Smith/Will Ferrell | Matt Thompson | King Diamond | Manny Charlton | Pat Metheny

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Music On Your Own Terms 070 “Latoya Cooper “The Songstress” - Getting Out Of Your Elephant And Being Ready For Opportunity”

Music On Your Own Terms 070 “Latoya Cooper “The Songstress” - Getting Out Of Your Elephant And Being Ready For Opportunity”

August 3, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 070 - Latoya Cooper "The Songstress" - Getting Out Of Your Elephant And Being Ready For Opportunity

Returning to the podcast is my good friend Latoya Cooper, who I met at the CD Baby conference in 2019 and we heard from back in episode 23! We find out what Latoya has been up to with both her music, Music Meets The Boardroom, and her new MMB Podcast. Part of this episode also doubles as an episode for that very podcast, where Latoya interviews me about this podcast, and my work with merch at The Skinny Armadillo. Latoya shares info about her work on an upcoming film soundtrack and the books she'll be releasing, along with some important information about trademarking.

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Music Meets The Boardroom Podcast - https://anchor.fm/musicmeetstheboardroom

Latoya Cooper on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LatoyaCooperTheSongstress/

Latoya Cooper on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/latoya_cooper_the_songstress/

Latoya Cooper on the web - http://www.latoyacooper.com/

Music Meets The Boardroom on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MusicMeetsTheBoardroom/

Music Meets The Boardroom on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/music_meets_the_boardroom/

Music Meets The Boardroom on the web – https://www.musicmeetstheboardroom.com/

Topics discussed in this episode : Racism Linked To Environmental Issues | CD Baby Conference | Discovery Channel | The Plaster Casters | Podbean | David Dennis | Simon Tam | The Slants Sake Story | Fiverr

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Music On Your Own Terms 065 “The Mason Adams Project - Hillbilly Hippie Funk”

Music On Your Own Terms 065 “The Mason Adams Project - Hillbilly Hippie Funk”

July 13, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 065 - The Mason Adams Project - Hillbilly Hippie Funk

In this impromptu discussion, I talk with The Mason Adams Project, a Dallas based band that fuses a plethora of influences and genres to create a southern tinged, alt rock band with a mandolin....or a hillbilly hippie funk band.....I guess you'll have to listen and make up your own mind! The guys talk about how they got into music, the interesting twists of fate that led them to get together as a band, and how they write the eclectic music that defines them. We also learn that Mason has only played guitar for 5 years, yet has managed to build this project to where it is today, how dedicated of a festival follower he is and also how he infuses music into education as a special education teacher. Sit back, relax, and join me as we head into the MAP jam room!

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Mason Adams Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MasonAdamsProject/

Mason Adams Project on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/masonadamsproject/

Mason Adams Project on the web - http://www.masonadamsproject.com/

Topics discussed in this episode : Bomb Factory | Deep Ellum Art Co. | Lunar Eclectic | Bonham TX | Remain | Euphoria Music Festival | Cross Canadian Ragweed | Bowling For Soup | Trampled By Turtles | Joe Pug | Sparkle & Sing | Fairmont Hotel | Andy Wood | Wook Life Balance

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Music On Your Own Terms 063 “Storyteller - From The Darkness Into The Light”

Music On Your Own Terms 063 “Storyteller - From The Darkness Into The Light”

June 29, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 063 - Storyteller - From The Darkness Into The Light

Hailing mostly from the Dallas, Texas area, Storyteller are an eclectic sounding band in terms of where they fit genre-wise, but they are extremely focused on the message they portray both musically and lyrically. As you'll discover in one of the deepest interviews I have done thus far, the emotional connection that comes out of the band is undeniable. Having witnessed first hand the intensity that the band and in particular Justin the vocalist performs with, the art being produced is incredibly authentic. In this interview, we learn what drives the music, what the guys have been up to during the lock down, and how they are managing the band with a member living in a different state.

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Storyteller on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/storytellertx/

Storyteller on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/storyteller_tx/

Storyteller on the web - https://storytellertx.bandcamp.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Killer's Tacos | Creatures & Chemicals | Tellurian | Band Name Advice For Voice Recognition | Gas Monkey Live Closing | Tomcats West Closing | Memphis May Fire | Circa Survive | Corona Virus Gig Suit

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Music On Your Own Terms 027 “Sean Seybold”

Music On Your Own Terms 027 “Sean Seybold”

December 2, 2019

Music On Your Own Terms Episode 27 - Sean Seybold

In this installment, we delve into the esoteric with Sean Seybold, and audio/visual engineer, multi-instrumentalist and creator of the popular Dallas/Fort Worth Musician's Facebook group. We take a transcendental journey through Sean's history, his music, and some deep psychological explorations of the power of music on the human psyche. 

Sean Seybold on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/naesthetics

Sean Seybold on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thecurioushmm/

Happy Hmm Productions on the web - https://happyhmm.com/

DFW Musicians Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/dfwmusicianscommunity/

Music in this episode by Sean Seybold

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Music On Your Own Terms 022 “Mark Summerlin/Honeyjack”

Music On Your Own Terms 022 “Mark Summerlin/Honeyjack”

October 9, 2019

Music On Your Own Terms Episode 22 - Mark Summerlin/Honeyjack

In this episode I talk to Mark Summerlin from the amazing Arkansas based country/rock band Honeyjack. He shares his experiences growing up in a musical family, his time as Seal's musical director and touring with some of the Disney singers, along with balancing a music career with a successful real estate career and building both local communities simultaneously.

Honeyjack on the web –  http://www.honeyjackband.com/

Honeyjack on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Honeyjackmusic/

Honeyjack on Instagram –  https://www.instagram.com/honeyjackband/

Music in this episode by Honeyjack & BE

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