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Dec 8, 2018

This episode has Kevin Kinsella joining us as we sit down and talk finding open mics on vacation, songwriting inspirations and very memorable directions to a gig.

Jul 3, 2018

Our guest today, AJ Croix, has traveled the Country Rock path across the country and beyond including celebrating his 21st birthday in Puerto Rico while on tour there.

An early band, Babies in Black, opened for the likes of Blue Oyster Cult and Cheap Trick.  AJ later met John Berenzy whom he credits as being a mentor and sparking a love of reading which is an essential part of songwriting.

More recently AJ collaborated with renowned producer Malcolm Burn which resulted in a fantastic CD, "American Idols"

There is so much more that you have to listen.  George and I hope you enjoy our chat with AJ Croix

Jun 4, 2018

Folks,

We had a technological gremlin insert itself (echo) into the episode that we posted last night, featuring Don Kincaid.  

We wish that these darn computers would get their act together and respond perfectly to their tasks much like we humans however such is life.

So here is Don Kincaid 2.0 minus any distractions. 

Thank you,

Bernie

Jun 4, 2018

Don Kincaid has led an fascinating life!  Alberta, Texas, New Jersey and other places he has hung his hat provide the rich texture for his songs.

In 1989 - 90 he replied to an ad in Aquarian Age that led to being a VJ.

He tells of participating in the famed Song Circle in Lukenbach, TX.  Wayon wrote about it and Willie played at it and this little piece of real estate has brought so much music to the world, including, it's said, the theme from "Crazy Hearts" .

Check out Don's latest CD, "Whiskey and Women" by Don Kincaid and The Wait.

May 14, 2018

 

Mike Herz joins us for the baker’s dozen episode of The Songwriter’s Gig.  Mike is a fixture in the songwriting community both locally in NJ and throughout the festival circuit having received the following recognition:

2016 – Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Emerging Artist

2017 – Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, Showcase Finalist

Mike’s unique lyrical passages have often left me thinking, “Gee I wish I had written that!”

Mike just released his latest album “Live in NYC”.  When you add it to your playlist you will find yourself listening over and over again.

Enjoy our visit with Mike.

 

Apr 3, 2018

Gordon Thomas Ward is truly a multi-faceted spirit who shows up in the artistic world as a singer songwriter, musician (with the coolest dulcimer ever!), the author of several books, a lecturer and more.

Today Gordon shares some old favorites as well as some songs that will be included on his upcoming CD.

Enjoy our visit with Gordon Ward!

Feb 24, 2018

The Song Writer's Gig - Episode #11 Features Rich Andruska.  Rich is a long time songwriter who has experienced a number of musical incarnations thru his life.  Check out Rich's website:

www.richandruska.com and Clouds & Thorns for his musical creations.

Dec 29, 2017

 Jack Tannehill has been performing for decades yet each time you see him his stage manner has all of the enthusiasm of someone just discovering the joy of the stage!  Jack's songs are stories that any listener can relate to as he covers familiar slices of life in his own unique and very creative way.

Jack was sidelined for most of 2017 with arm issues but he is looking forward to a big return to performing in 2018.

Join us as we hear from a master storyteller how his life finds its way into music.

Aug 9, 2017

Don Elliker joins George and Bernie on Episode #8.  

Don's musical journey began playing drums as a wee lad in a Scottish Pipe Band, continued to the MTV years where his band won a big contest and finally brought him to western NJ where you can find him playing as a solo, as part of the trio "Hair of the Dog" or playing behind just about everyone on guitar or pedal steel.

Don is one of our favorites and after listening he will likely be one of yours too.

Aug 9, 2017

Don Elliker joins George and Bernie on Episode #8.  

Don's musical journey began playing drums as a wee lad in a Scottish Pipe Band, continued to the MTV years where his band won a big contest and finally brought him to western NJ where you can find him playing as a solo, as part of the trio "Hair of the Dog" or playing behind just about everyone on guitar or pedal steel.

Don is one of our favorites and after listening he will likely be one of yours too.

May 24, 2017

George and I spend a fantastic hour talking with the amazing Beth Sherby!  Beth shares her story, a couple of songs and a look into her songwriting process.  

Apr 3, 2017

PD Brody has a story that everyone should hear and music that I believe everyone will soon be hearing!  

Feb 5, 2017

George & I sit down with MariByrd and get to hear her story and a couple songs.  She talks about her summer tour and why she has never had a "worst gig".

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