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Musicians And Beyond

Musicians And Beyond

By Musicians And Beyond
Buckle up and enjoy the ride as we take you on a tour through the music industry. Our guests span from multi platinum selling artists, emerging artists, and the people behind the scenes that make it all happen. Hear the ins-and-outs of the world of music as we ask all the questions everyone wants to know the answers to. Its going to be quite a ride!
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Episode 8 - Michael Pace
You have seen him on TV and heard him blowing up the air waves. What a pleasure to have singer/songwriter Michael Pace and drummer Matt Zall join us in studio recording from one of the coolest spots ever. We were graciously hosted, wined and dined by Dustin and Julie Whitney in their incredible 1860's barn.  Michael tells us his connection with Boston Bruin's Brad Marchand & Kevan Miller and how he was brought into their March and Mill Co. project. Michael tells a funny story how he got into music, as well as talking about his inspirations when writing and performing. He also gives us the low down on his favorites spots for eats in Nashville. So much fun packed into one episode. This guy is one to watch for sure as he takes off becoming a household name all over the USA. Check out his website WWW.MICHAELPACEMUSIC.COM and grab some merchandise and find out his national tour schedule. Buckle Up and enjoy the ride! #michaelpacemusic # march&millco #nashvillians #nashville #hardy #singersongwriter #lawhorneandsurabian #lorettaslastcall #alanjacksons #clintblack #rileygreen #zachbryan #turnpiketroubadours #jameyjohnson #bluebirdcafe #thelisteningroom #coyotejoes #redrocksamphitheater #3rdandlindsley #grizzlyrose #kolbycooper #back9Band #jordanwalker #mattzall #adelesnashville #urbangrubnashville #princeshotchicken 
June 20, 2022
Episode 7 - Tony Puleo Of Carley Simon, The Blueman Group, Electric Temple and so much more
You may need 2 seatbelts for the ride with this humble and super talented musician takes us on. Tony Puleo (we even pronounced his last name correctly ) came in studio for an action packed conversation. Tony shares his associations and collaborations with some of the biggest names in the music industry. He shares a very insightful look on how he keeps the passion and love for what he does so fresh and alive. This magazine cover, multi-talented guy lit up the studio with his energy, passion, stories and his laugh. Buckle up for this one and sit back and enjoy the ride of Tony's 35 years in the music industry.
June 13, 2022
Episode 6 - Grammy Nominated Jeff Batson
M&B had Nashville based Singer/Songwriter Jeff Batson ZOOMed into our studio this week. We learned of some great behind the scenes info on his inspirations and techniques for his successful songwriting. He shared his thoughts on his most intimate song "Found My Way To You" which is a tribute to his Mom via adoption. It is a very touching song which he gave to his Mom for a birthday present; it also tugs at the heart strings to learn he sang it at her funeral.  You will be surprised who he listens to as he drives around town and up and down Broadway. He has opened for some pretty big names and shared the stage with some greats! He offers some advice to new artists and some insight to how songs get "plugged" in the industry.  Buckle up and enjoy the ride with this Grammy nominated artist!
June 09, 2022
Episode 5 - Rachel Sumner
The multi talented Rachel Sumner gives us the great insights into her song writing. Rachel has gained critical acclaim and national attention for winning "The Lennon Award." Awarded as part of a contest for song writing on behalf of John Lennon by Yoko Ono Lennon and judged by the biggest names in the industry.  Check her out and pre order her new incredible album today at and make sure you follow her on all her socials! With songs as sweet and biting as the nectar and venom in her voice, Rachel Sumner has been captivating audiences throughout the northeast with her exciting new band Traveling Light. While their instrumentation and textures show roots deep in bluegrass and traditional folk music, Sumner's lyric-forward writing and penchant for snaking chord progressions demand something beyond folk conventions, highlighting the acrobatic range of her brilliant bandmates Kat Wallace (fiddle/harmonies), Ira Klein (acoustic guitar), and Mike Siegel (upright bass). Sumner is no stranger to the stage. She spent her early career on the bluegrass circuit, singing and writing with the genre-bending Boston group Twisted Pine. Since setting out on her own, Sumner's songs have been critically acclaimed, winning the Lennon Award in the folk category of the 2021 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her song "Radium Girls (Curie Eleison);" earning her a spot in the Kerrville New Folk Competition; and being chosen two consecutive years by WBUR/NPR as one of the top Massachusetts entries in the Tiny Desk Competition. Originally a classical flutist from the dusty Mojave desert, Sumner relocated from California to Boston a decade ago intending to study Composition and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music. While at school, she found herself in the orbit of roots musicians like Molly Tuttle, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, and John Mailander who introduced her to a trove of traditional music, started her off with a few chords on the guitar, and encouraged her to write her own songs. In the short time since, Rachel has become one of the most vital voices in Boston's thriving roots music scene. Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light will release their debut LP in the summer of 2022.
May 27, 2022
Episode 4 - Michael Gray of Lee Brice
It just keeps getting better! The legendary Michael Gray, percussions, drums vocals for Lee Brice put aside his golf clubs and drum sticks to give us some great insights on music, tours and the success of the band. Listen to his crazy story of how he actually got an audition with Lee. Its an action packed, fun filled episode with lots of laughs and stories. Seatbelts mandatory.... Buckle Up Mentions: Dawne Gray, Garth Brooks, Eric Haines, Jeff Batson, Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Madison Square Garden, Joes Bar (Chicago), Luke Bryan, Francoix Simard, McDonalds, The Bull 101.7, Grand Olde Opry, Ryman Theater, Garth Brooks, John Caron, Fenway Johnnies, West End Johnnies, Fenway Park, Extreme, Aerosmith, Indy 500, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld
May 17, 2022
Episode 3 - Francoix Simard
Seatbelts are mandatory for this one! We were able to enjoy an in studio sit down with the multi-talented and quick witted Francoix Simard. His enthusiasm and passion emanates in his stories of songwriting and playing at thousands of venues . He reveals some interesting and impressive trivia including he has played for the Prime Minister of France. It is one action packed, quick paced interview with great info and funny stories.  Enjoy! Mentions: Justin Hawkins, The Darkness Band, Gary Cherone, Pavarotti, Sting, Elton John, Steven Tyler, John Butcher, Eric Haines, Xavier Rod, Freddie Mercury, Steve Perry, Reds Kitchen & Tavern, Dark Dessert Eagles, Extreme, Pat Badger, Reds Group, Drew Mulholland, Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins, Sony, BMI, Universal, Prime Minister Of France, Justin Peterson & Ed Sheeran, Lawhorne & Surabian.
May 09, 2022
Episode 2 - Erica Mantone, Singer/Songwriter
Mark and John had a great chat with Erica Mantone. We talked about her upcoming album release and what it took to accomplish this from start to finish. Her energetic and witty persona made it such a wonderful experience to share studio time. She is multi award nominated artist that was vital in resuscitating a Hollywood style Rock Opera staring some of the biggest names in the music world. She is extremely humble about all her notable accomplishments and isn't shy to give everyone credit along the way. "It takes a village to make an Erica," she selflessly proclaims. Her LP titled "I May Have Asked For This" is available on all major download platforms. for more information  Mentions: Debbie Catalano, Gerry Devillis, Just Another Sunday Podcast, Boston Rock Opera, Linda Vienes, Gary Cherone, Mark Cherone, David Bowie, Boston Music Awards, Lisa Fisher, Eric Haines, Nate Leavitte, Dan Nicklin, Buffalo Tom Band, Will Dailey, Pearlables, Wooly Mammoth Studio, Q Division Studios, Blue Tone, Alison Krous, Apple, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon Music, iTunes, Pandora, Danny & Susan Cantino, Meghan Tracy, Emily Grogan, Robert Plant, Brandi Carlisle, Yola, Caroline Whiddon, Ronald Bruanstein, Me/2 Orchestra, Jenny Bergman Photography, Secret Bureau of Art and Design, Bernie Brown, Other Brother Daryl, Dan Nicklin and the late Dave Mirabella 
May 03, 2022
Episode 1 - Eric Haines, Nashville based Singer/Songwriter
We chat with our friend musician, singer & songwriter Eric Haines from his Nashville based studio. He shares stories from his musical journey, songwriting and inspirations that has shaped who is he. We talk about our last visit to Nashville where we saw his show at the Bluebird Cafe and where we were fortunate to sit down for dinner with Eric and his duo partner Jeff Batson. Buckle up it’s going to be a fun ride!
April 22, 2022