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Songwriter Trysts is an intimate space where artists from all over the world gather to discuss the love of songwriting. Writing songs and the journey that one makes into this ancient art form is powerful stuff. Songwriters have something to say and this is a space to delve deeper into their songs, where they come from, and what they are creating.
 
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My Songs Suck

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My Songs Suck is a podcast all about the creative process. Brisbane musician Alex Smith and fellow creative James Kehoe listen through Your Man Alex Smith’s discography examining the mistakes of the past, trying to uncover WHY these songs were so bad as well as how they might be fixed! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Recorded on October 24th, 2021 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., this show features Asleep At The Wheel, Tim OBrien & Jan Fabricius, Ruthie Foster, Leyla McCalla, and Carsie Blanton. Podcast support provided by Digital Relativity. https://bit.ly/3cGWczxBy West Virginia Public Broadcasting
 
Aria nominated award winning singer songwriter Kim Cheshire featured on this episode. All the way from the UK, living loving and obsessed with music describing it as the sunshine that didn’t exist in England. Super inspirations for country music by Joni Mitchell and Merle Haggard, Kim Cheshire and Rae Leigh discuss the ups and downs of the music bu…
 
It's hard yakka, the Aussie artist says living in London, but it can be done. Jess shares in this podcast about her journey to the UK as an Australian artist and how she feels about following your own path when it comes to your songwriting and artist journey. Jess Chalker is an Australian-born songwriter and artist living in London UK. Musically, s…
 
Writing with someone who has passed on, recording and releasing hard copy CD's and records as an independent artist are just some of the interesting topics we discuss in this featured episode with Natalie Nicole Gilbert. (Los Angeles, CA - September 1, 2021) The road to recovery is rarely straightforward, and is sometimes arduous and hard-fought. L…
 
Kirsty Lee Akers currently on Channel 9 reality TV show 'The Block' with husband Jessy and releasing her first single under her new independent record label, this is a rare talent who is proud of her First Nations heritage, she is a woman of the Wonnarua Nation (Hunter Valley – Australia). Akers describes herself as a fusion of country and American…
 
Jasmin Bade received an APRA scholarship to do a bachelor of music at the university of Tasmania and talks about what collage was like for her and the benefits that she got from going to university that isn’t always listed in the description of the course. It was the culture and community and life experience she got from living on campus. Now livin…
 
The Dawsons are a country family through and through. From Ballarat to Yapoon and then back to Tamworth. Australian farms and country music are a deep rooted part of this family and Peter Smokie Dawson is sharing his passion for country music at country music festival all over Australia. In this episode we talk about his journey as a young boy pass…
 
This week the boys listen to the many wonderful tales of Rae Leigh Get Some Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/en-au/t-shirt/2764051-my-songs-suck-logo?store_id=162400 Support James! https://www.instagram.com/thejameskehoe/ https://twitter.com/TheJamesKehoe Support Alex! https://www.patreon.com/yourmanalexsmith https://www.facebook.com/yourmanalexsmi…
 
Jimmy Fortune is a child of the depression, found an old guitar in a dump and after leaning that people would give him money to sing he realised very young that this could be his full time job, against the encouragement of his parents. An American country music singer from Nelson County, Virginia. Fortune sang tenor for The Statler Brothers for 21 …
 
In 2019 Rae Leigh went to the DAG singer songwriter retreat where Shane Nicholson was one of the mentors and they got paired up to write a song together called 'Powered By Love'. Shane has been recording and releasing his own music since the 1990's and has worked with some amazing artists including Kasey Chambers. With over 10 million streams to da…
 
Andrew Farriss hardly needs an introduction to music fans. He is the man behind the songs that saw INXS sell more than 50-million albums throughout their career. Consequently his music has been on welcome and constant radio rotation globally for over 3 decades. I was lucky enough to chat to Andrew about all things music and find out more about his …
 
This episode was recorded in 2021 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in celebration of Huntington WV's sesquicentennial. The lineup includes St. Paul & The Broken Bones, AJ Croce, Shemekia Copeland, Ona, and WV Poet Laureate Marc Harshman. Podcast support provided by Digital Relativity. https://bit.ly/39tmWC1…
 
Samantha Sharpe is an independent Australian artist in the pop/indie genre disrupting the music scene. With her new EP recently released, Sharpe makes her debut with thought-provoking, heartfelt lyrics and tunes. The solo artist is best known for her stunning vocals that depict the rawest emotion. Connect with Samantha: Website Spotify Instagram Fa…
 
Jayne Denham is one of Australia's most admired and sought after country rock performers. Her impressive and relentlessly energetic live shows have earned her countless opportunities performing for VIP crowds at Keith Urban's Sydney shows. During lockdown Jayne has recorded a brand new Album ‘WANTED’ that is set to be released inAugust2020. The lat…
 
She knew and her parents knew that this is who she was, music was her thing and they were going to help her stay focused which has been a huge blessing in her life. After being diagnosed with ADHD she was angry and her grandmother got behind her, got her the electric guitar she had always wanted and encouraged her that no one can ever define who yo…
 
Groundwater is one of the fastest growing country music festivals in Australia. It is a FREE, non-ticketed event and Located in the picturesque beachside destination of Broadbeach, Gold Coast. The 2021 lineup features over 40 acts; The Wolfe Brothers, Adam Harvey, Sara Storer, Gina Jeffreys, Andrew Farriss, The Sunny Cowgirls, Tami Neilson, Felicit…
 
Dante Palminteri quotes Woody Allan in this podcast with “85% of success is showing up" as an artist that sings, plays guitar, writes songs and is an actor its clear nothing is going to get in the way of this talented and hard working artist to achieve whatever he wants to in life. We talk about his journey with Berklee College of music, studying u…
 
Nature loving Californian singer songwriter Lucy loves to build community and has done more for the music community in her area and helping run an online community that support each other with not just songwriting but also mental health. She has helped put together festivals in the past that support artists in the LGBTQ community and empowering oth…
 
Born happy and always so grateful for everything but something made Gina loose her sparkle for 6 months where she just cried everyday. This strong women who we crowned "the Queen Of Country" wasn’t going to continue the way things were going and she “reprogrammed” her brain through hard work and dedication into chasing a happier life. We all go thr…
 
Your Man Alex Smith is a Brisbane based independent singer songwriter with a theatrical twist. He studied at QUT and is an incredible story teller and performer which comes out in his live performances and his on screen acting with very creative music videos. Heartbreak, disapointment, depression and hardship have been the tools to shape this hard …
 
Rachael Fahim has been Australia’s most streamed female country artist for the last three years, with over 10 million streams to date, of tracks from her 2019 EP release Iconic. The 2017 Toyota Star Maker winner and CMC Music Award nominee was recently the Australian feature artist for Apple Music’s globally promoted Countrywide initiative and an ‘…
 
Olympic dreams crushed after an injury and so the arts was his next choice. he's not on set as an actor or on the tools as a tradie Michael is writing and performing his own original music. It started when he was struggling with singing cover songs and so he started writing his own to suit his voice and received positive feedback. A cool sooth vibe…
 
Alayna is a Marine Corps Veteran and started Semper Fi Designs as a way to raise money for Veterans Service Organizations and people in need. She made a flag for me sporting the HAWK missile and this first, only flag of its kind raised money for a charity she supports, Run to Home Base. Great story here of connecting with Tom who is another Marine …
 
After posting a YouTube cover of 'Tuesday' by ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake, the song was remixed and went on to receive platinum awards worldwide while reaching the #1 spot in over 70 countries on iTunes and Shazam. The viral hit has amassed over 1 billion streams online. Following the global success of Tuesday (feat. Danelle Sandoval), Danelle has focu…
 
This week the boys talk to Gus Honeychurch (Groupchat) about his 5 and a half minute pop punk epic! Get Some Merch! https://www.teepublic.com/en-au/t-shirt/2764051-my-songs-suck-logo?store_id=162400 Support James! https://www.instagram.com/thejameskehoe/ https://twitter.com/TheJamesKehoe Support Alex! https://www.patreon.com/yourmanalexsmith https:…
 
A question lots of people ask is how does a struggling starving creative person go from having no money and living on $15 for food a week in Nashville to being one of the most wanted songwriters in town? Well thats exactly what we find out in this podcast with Hit songwriter Chris Wallin who has topped the charts with classics-in-the-making for the…
 
For my birthday, I did a Facebook Fundraiser for Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program. $1185.00 was raised and I have some raffle prizes to give out. So I will be doing the drawing live and giving an update about the program. I will also be talking about the Veterans Development Corporation Car Show on August 21, 2021. VDC is Veteran Owned by…
 
Five Years Old!!!! Hard to believe after all this time. And I tried something new. I believe in trying new things and this show is no exception. This show marks where I am committing to integrating fully into the Restream Platform. Using Restream is a big change where I can get the same or more work done in less time while engaging with people more…
 
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