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.

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Music On Your Own Terms Episode 21 – Cau Porta

This episode I talk to Giovanni and Valentina (Guitarist and Social Media Promoter respectively) from the Italian jazz/world beat group Cau Porta. We discuss the challenges of writing music remotely, the importance of keeping art central to your focus, and ways to promote a niche in today’s crowded landscape of art and music.

Giovanni & Valentina
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Episode 16 – Brian Hilliker

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In this episode I talk to Brian Hilliker, a metal singer/songwriter that is not only using his music as an outlet for negative experiences, but also to try and reach people that are experiencing mental health issues and are at risk of suicide. Brian talks about his own struggles with depression and suicidal ideations, and how he was able to turn his life around with mindset and other’s help.

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Episode 12 – Steve Haidaichuk of Mindset X

This episode I talk to Steve Haidaichuk, a NH native musician that plays in the awesome prog band Mindset X, as well as performing acoustic covers under the name The Deviant. We discuss how the musical landscape has evolved since we were young to today, and how we as musicians can adapt to that change.

Steve
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Episode 11 – Creatures & Chemicals

This episode is the start of a series with my own band Creatures & Chemicals, as we experiment with social media, merch and other promotional ideas to see what sticks and what doesn’t. We sit down in a random parking lot after practice and shoot the sh*t to get to know each other, which hopefully gives the series a good context for where we’re all coming from.

We be jammin’
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Episode 9 – Mika Tyyskä/Mr Fastfinger

In this episode I talk to Mika Tyyskä, the creative mind behind Mr Fastfinger, JamTrack Central artist, and animator for Dream Theater’s touring media among others.

Mr Fastfinger Band Live
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