Daniel Donato's Lost Highway

Daniel Donato's Lost Highway

Nashville local Daniel Donato, a dying breed, has been in the music industry since the age of 14. He has toured the entire country 3 times over, and has played over 2,000 shows from Honky Tonks, VFW halls, to the Grand Ole Opry. Fueled by a hyper curiosity, Donato brings on artists, creatives, and industry entities from music and beyond to fulfill his mission to reveal the honest human element in anybody’s career and life story. Through genuine and unfabricated discussion, Donato aims to trace patterns of success that every listener can learn from and apply to their own life experience to empower and fulfill their individual potential. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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May 5, 2022 93 min

The Kitchen Dwellers are one of the rising forces in the worlds of Jam, Bluegrass, JamGrass, and in a category all of their own, Alternative Americana. They've been touring for over 10 years together, and have just released a new album 'Wise River.' I sat down with Torrin Daniels and Shawn Swain at our AirBnB in Austin after Cosmic Country wrapped a 2 week tour with them in Denver and Colorado. We discussed some timeles...

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Clarence Greenwood, Citizen Cope, has been a respected artist in the scenes of Jam, Pop, Singer/Songwriter, and Rock for over two decades. He has worked with Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, and has had numerous placements in movies and televisions programming, along with dense releases of highly stylized music that span from acoustic minimalism to DIY hip-hop influenced soundscapes. Clarence and Daniel speak on the changes the music ...

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February 10, 2022 90 min

LeAnn Phelan has immense experience in the music industry thanks to her 25+ year career in music publishing and A&R. She has led many songwriters and artists to success through her leadership at Sony Music, ASCAP, CMA, Combustion Music, and NSAI. LeAnn now runs her own creative management company, LP Creative Therapy. In this episode, she talks with Daniel about the intricacies of the music industry, why she enjoys assistin...

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December 16, 2021 94 min

Robert Edward Grant is an entrepreneur in healthcare, cybernetics, fintech, and blockchain technologies. Within the past decade he has shifted his focus to number theory, geometry, and cryptocurrency, and has published a book titled Philomath: The Geometric Unification of Science & Art Through Number. In this conversation, Robert and Daniel discuss all of these respective domains, plus a few additional topics including the phil...

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Dave Simonett is a singer-songwriter, most famously known from his original band Trampled By Turtles, from Duluth, MN. Since they began creating music in 2004, the band has released 9 studio albums, sold out Red Rocks numerous times, and have performed at Bonnaroo, Coachella, and on many other historic stages including that of The David Letterman Show. Dave and Daniel discuss his approach to maintaining inspiration, accepting and e...

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December 2, 2021 87 min

Holy Moly Mischief is one of the preeminent streetwear brands. They rose to prominence from exposure on Instagram, and the Grateful Dead-inspired themes behind each piece in their collections make for some truly amazing products. In this episode the founder, simply known as 'Tony,' and I sit down and discuss the workflow of the modern e-commerce landscape, how to build a community around a brand, some of our favorite Gratef...

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Pablo Morales and Ryan Giuliano each have PhDs in neuroscience from the University of Oregon. They both have accomplished careers in the field and are currently engaged in studies that will optimize the lives of many people. In this episode Pablo, Ryan, and Daniel discuss the aforementioned studies, relating music to neuroscience, tips from neuroscience that will help optimize your life, and what exactly goes on in your brain when ...

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November 11, 2021 122 min

Kyle Crownover is a singer-songwriter, tour manager for country music stars, viral Instagram comedic music content creator, and the co-host of the podcast Keekers and Ferg. In this episode, Kyle and Daniel discuss the concepts of 'Myth Stories' in spiritual and religious contexts, how his work as a tour manager has taught him helpful life lessons, the process of writing and recording his latest music release, Another Day in...

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November 4, 2021 144 min

On this episode of The Lost Highway Jude Smith joins Daniel to discuss his approach and philosophy towards music, social media, and life through the framework of spirituality and religion. Jude is a producer, guitarist, and performer based out of Nashville, TN and he has garnered hundreds of thousands of followers of his music through viral success on Instagram, where he showcases his one-man-band abilities. In this episode, Jude a...

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October 21, 2021 86 min

This week on The Lost Highway Michael Palmisano joins Daniel to talk about the organic growth of his popular Youtube channel, Guitargate, and how the Grateful Dead re-shaped his teaching philosophy. GuitarGate has been a bluechip source of inspiration for millions of musical minds, driving the collective advancement of our knowledge of the instrument. In this conversation Michael and Daniel discuss Michael’s background in music and...

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October 14, 2021 94 min

On this episode of The Lost Highway Joshua Ray Gooch joins Daniel to talk about the intricacies of guitar phrasing, and bringing the best out of your musical collaborators. Joshua is a guitarist, producer, writer, music clinician, and the guitarist for Shania Twain. He has performed with numerous legendary musicians, produced Grammy nominated film scores, and writes for a monthly column in Premier Guitar magazine. In this conversat...

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October 7, 2021 72 min

This week on The Lost Highway, Daniel talks with Chris Turpin, who is one half of the husband and wife Americana duo Ida Mae, a Delta-blues inspired act who’s sonic palette spans from heartfelt acoustic songwriting, to riff-rocking blues, all the way to ambient chordal soundscapes. In this episode, Chris and Daniel discuss the origin of the band's career, how Ida Mae finds their way through the tumultuous commonalities of the r...

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On this episode of The Lost Highway Daniel walks listeners through each track on his new Cosmic Country album.  The stories, intentions, processes, and vision behind the album are all discussed in-depth, and Daniel talks about each of the 8 songs on the record as he plays along on his guitar.  You’ll hear him talk about the production, songwriting, and personnel that went into each song, sketching out a detailed rundown of his seco...

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September 23, 2021 65 min

On this episode of The Lost Highway Daniel sits down with visual creator and animator Ryan Maloney, who is well known in the digital media world for his unique and exciting artwork. Ryan creates music videos, graphic novels, and he’s also launched his own NFT collections which are now being traded on a global scale! In this conversation Ryan and Daniel dive deep on NFTs, as Ryan explains how their versatility gives them enormous po...

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September 16, 2021 58 min

This week on The Lost Highway, Vincent Neil Emerson joins Daniel to discuss Vincent’s prolific songwriting methods, the creative processes of legends like John Prine in comparison with our own creative processes, taking music seriously but not taking oneself too seriously, and much more. Vincent Neil Emerson is a torchbearer of the Texas songwriter tradition- he has two full-length albums out, and his deeply resonant, truth teller ...

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September 9, 2021 92 min

On this episode of The Lost Highway, Nashville-based drummer Jon Radford joins Daniel to talk about their upcoming release Cosmic Country and Western Songs, which John also co-produced. John is a Nashville session ace, having worked with the likes of Jonathan Wilson, Justin Townes Earle, Drew Holcomb, and many other talented artists. In this conversation, they discuss the creative and recording processes behind the upcoming album, ...

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September 2, 2021 55 min

This week on The Lost Highway, Daniel talks with poster artist Jim Pollock, who we know as the master illustrator behind many of our favorite Phish concert prints. From Phish's 1989 debut album Junta, to 2020's Beacon Jams, Jim Pollock has been the primary creator of a visual universe for Phish and their listeners to imagine themselves into, all in a style that is brilliantly unique and actualized. His approach to creation ...

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Osiris Media is thrilled to announce the addition of Daniel Donato’s Lost Highway to our network!  Daniel Donato’s Lost Highway, hosted by Nashville-based cosmic country guitarist Daniel Donato, aims to explore the wonders of creativity and inspiration through conversation with some of the most exciting figures in music.  Previous guests have included Steve Vai, Brent Mason, Joe Bonamassa, Mark Agnesi, and many more seasoned vetera...

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March 21, 2021 89 min

Steve Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer. A three-time Grammy Award winner and fifteen-time nominee. 

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March 14, 2021 72 min

Robben Ford is an American Blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He has played with Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Phil Lesh, and more. He has 25+ solo ablum releases. He produced the 1st Cosmic Country album ‘A Young Man's Country.' 

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