Episode 25: Live In the Studio With Royal South! - 7/19/21
Royal South (SaraBeth & Glen Mitchell) stopped by the studio this past Friday before their performance at the Lycoming County Fair! Both respected solo artists in their own right, they've combined their powers with a dose of great harmonies and hooks for days! Check them out at ThisIsRoyalSouth.com! Here's the interview - recorded exactly as it happened, live in the Bigfoot Country studio!
July 19, 2021
Episode 24: The Hobbs Sisters are "Starting Fires" with their new single! - 6/4/21
This week, Jeff returns to Central PA and in honor of that, he's joined by The Hobbs Sisters! Their new single, "Starting Fires" is available now, and after a year of writing in quarantine, they're getting ready to hit the road in a big way this Summer, including a stop close to Jeff's stomping grounds in Clearfield! They'll also talk about Pittsburgh Pride, opening for some of the biggest names in country music, and the pros and cons of being in a band with your twin sister!
June 04, 2021
Episode 23: A Quick Update - 5/21/21
Jeff checks in from his phone to give a quick update just in case you haven’t heard yet!
May 21, 2021
Episode 22: Talking "Things a Man Oughta Know" With Lainey Wilson - 5/7/21
This week, Jeff talks with Broken Bow Records recording artist Lainey Wilson about her current top 30 single, "Things a Man Oughta Know", what it was like releasing her debut album, "Sayin' What I'm Thinkin" during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, if Tiger King helped or hurt her hometown of Baskin, Louisiana's reputation, and more!
May 07, 2021
Episode 21: Taking a Trip to "Wonderland" with Sarah Darling!
This week, Jeff talks with country singer/songwriter Sarah Darling about splitting time between the US and UK country scenes, what it's like having two separate fan bases between two continents, her #1 UK album, "Wonderland", her "Campfire Sessions EP" featuring her viral cover of Katy Perry's "California Gurls", new music that's on the horizon before the end of the year, and her interesting connection to WWE superstar, AJ Styles!
April 29, 2021
Episode 20: On The Hunt For Richey James Edwards - 4/23/21
Richey James Edwards, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers disappeared in February 1995 on the day the band was due to depart for America. He has never been seen since. This week, Jeff looks at the events leading up to Richey's disappearance, the controversy surrounding the investigation, supposed sightings of him over the years, the popular theories as to what happened to him, and the legacy that he left behind.
April 23, 2021
Episode 19: Leah Turner Is Getting Ready to Bring the Fuego! - 4/16/21
This week, Jeff catches up with Leah Turner! You know her songs "Take the Keys", "Pull Me Back", and "Once Upon a Time In Mexico", and she's getting ready to bring some new heat that you're going to want to add to your playlists as well! Jeff asks Leah not only about her new music that's right around the corner, but also about growing up on a ranch in California, staying creative during the pandemic, her favorite radio tour memories, and more!
April 16, 2021
Episode 18: The New Artist's Toolkit, Part 1 - 4/9/21
This week, Jeff gives new artists advice at how to conduct themselves when they're seeking the opportunity to visit radio stations to promote themselves and their music. Inspired by seeing artists make a return to radio tours and radio visits as the pandemic nears its end, Jeff wants to give some advice as some artists will be venturing out on their first radio visits over the Summer. Jeff gives some examples from his 15 years in radio to try and help them learn what to do and what NOT to do!
April 09, 2021
Episode 17: On The Hunt For "The Most Mysterious Song On The Internet" - 4/2/21
This week, Jeff looks in to the mystery surrounding "The Most Mysterious Song On the Internet!" He'll play the song, and discuss the theories, rumors, and speculations behind this famous piece of lost media! Played at least one time on German radio, we're lucky that that someone had the tape rolling and recorded it while it played, or it would truly be lost to history! Put on your best Inspector Gadget cosplay outfit, and get ready to hear and discuss the most mysterious piece of music ever recorded!
April 02, 2021
Episode 16: Live Reactions To the "Radio DJ Guide To Emotions" (Feat. Jason Knight) - 3/26/21
This week, Jeff is joined by fellow "Radio Peep" Jason Knight and they give their live reactions to a new meme going around entitled the "Radio DJ Guide To Emotions!" Fellow radio personalities can relate, and listeners not "in the biz" will get a look behind the scenes at some of the situations that their favorite radio personalities are put in to on a daily basis!
March 26, 2021
Episode 15: Life After Radio (Feat. Ashley Hollier & Dana McKay) - 3/19/21
This week, Jeff virtually travels to New Orleans and Washington, D.C. and is joined by his radio colleagues Ashley Hollier and Dana McKay to find out if there is life after radio. Times are hard in the industry right now and available jobs are few and far between. So, if you have to pivot, what skills do you have that can transfer to a new career, and what career would be a good fit for you? Ashley and Dana have some great ideas, and offer important food for thought!
March 19, 2021
Episode 14: Talking "Urban Country" with Lauren Davidson! - 3/12/21
This week, Jeff gives a quick "state of the podcast" update and then chats with New York City country artist and creator of NYC's Urban Country Jam, Lauren Davidson, about being a country artist that grew up in the city, her single, "Backfire", and trying to decipher what Bruce Springsteen meant by "sprung from cages on Highway 9."
March 12, 2021
Episode 13: Let's Get Physical...Media, That Is. - 2/25/21
This week, Jeff makes the case for keeping media on traditional physical platforms as opposed to streaming, and lays out his reasons for you to decide! He'll explain why in the case of collecting for bands, physical media is the only way to go when it comes to tracking down the ever elusive b-sides and import bonus tracks, and the benefits of cultivating your own digital music collection over having someone else do the work for you!
February 25, 2021
Episode 12: "It's Still Rock N' Roll To Me" - 2/17/21
This week, Jeff talks about the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Fan Ballot, his thoughts on who should get in and who shouldn't, his thoughts on who isn't in and should be, and opens the floor for your thoughts as well! Fair warning: at least one of you will be offended.
February 17, 2021
Episode 11: Closing This Chapter - 2/10/21
This week, Jeff checks in with a quick update about being "on the hunt." While the next chapter is still very much unknown and unwritten, one thing is for certain: the current chapter has come to an end. It's time to put a period on it, and put the pen down for the time being. Rest assured though: this story is still VERY far from being finished.
February 10, 2021
Episode 10: Meet Faith Schueler! - 2/3/21
This week, Jeff has a conversation with Faith Schueler about her creative spark during 2020 that resulted in an EP and multiple single releases, what it's like being a college student in the COVID-19 era, her new song and video, "March On Girl", and more!
February 03, 2021
Epidode 9: Catching Up With Tiffany Ashton! - 1/26/21
This week, Jeff catches up with rising country star Tiffany Ashton to talk about her new single, "Cowboy", her working on the soundtrack to a forthcoming movie, graduating college, and some top secret projects that she has in the works!
January 27, 2021
Episode 8: Things That Go Bump In the Night (Living In a Haunted Apartment) - 1/20/21
This week, by request, Jeff talks about the strange occurrences that he experienced living in what he suspects was a haunted apartment in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania! Was it a ghost? You decide!
January 20, 2021
Episode 7: A Conversation With Jessica Lynn! - 1/13/21
Jeff catches up with rising country star Jessica Lynn about her new single, "Getaway Car", touring the world as an indie artist, becoming a streaming superstar during quarantine, what it's like having your family in your band, the importance of being yourself, and more!
January 13, 2021
Episode 6: "Breaking Up Was Easy In the '90s" - 1/6/21
In the first episode of 2021, Jeff talks about his dating history, his thoughts on online dating sites and apps and the pros and cons that come with meeting someone the "old fashioned" way and the "new school" way. New to the podcast? Don't forget to subscribe and rate and review the show!
January 06, 2021
Episode 5: A Final Send-Off to 2020 - 12/30/20
With 48 hours left to go (mercifully) in arguably the worst year in recorded history, Jeff takes a look back at his year (and comes to a stunning realization), and talks about his resolutions and wishes for the year to come.
December 30, 2020
Episode 4: Catching Up With Kendall Phillips! - 12/22/20
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This week, Jeff catches up for a pre-Christmas chat with his longtime friend, two-time American Idol finalist and rising country star, Kendall Phillips! They'll talk about her new music, her unexpected success in Australia, share some old stories, and you may even find some "inside baseball" about the music industry! After listening to the podcast, be sure to check out Kendall's songs, "Backyard Getaway" and "I Got a Feeling!'"
December 22, 2020
Episode 3: A Conversation With Kenzie McCarter! - 12/15/20
Jeff sits down and talks with up and coming country star Kenzie McCarter about her new single, "The Devil", and what it's like balancing being an artist along with being a college student in 2020.
December 15, 2020
Episode 2: "The Final Countdown (Of 2020)" - 12/8/20
Jeff answers your questions, talks about his favorite albums of 2020, the albums that he's looking forward to in 2021, and what to expect from the show going in to the new year! HUGE thanks to Samantha Fagan for lending her talent to the show!
December 08, 2020
Episode 1: "The Beginning Of Things" - 12/2/20
Get to know who Jeff is, how his mind works, and what to expect from the podcast going forward!
December 02, 2020