Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast

Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast

With listeners in 30+ countries and more than 50,000 downloads, this is Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast. Approaching our 4th year! Meet Team Derringer: Paul, Laura, and Alton. Join us and vote your favorite new songs onto the Turnip Music Radio (TMR) Top 25 monthly chart and playlist. Subscribe to our free newsletter at:


December 2, 2023 28 mins

It's the Battle of the Titans! The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones. Who will prevail? This will, most likely, be the last time these two legendary acts appear together on the Billboard or Turnip Music Radio music charts. 

Also featured on this month's chart is a Juno-winning artist from Toronto, Ontario, who is joined by artists from all over the world: Spain, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia, the UK, and the US. Do any of the...

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In this episode, Team Derringer (Laura, Alton, and Paul) are joined by an award-winning artist from Toronto, Canada: Julian Taylor. Julian has been part of the Canadian music scene for over 25 years – from his high school years busking in the streets of Toronto; to his time touring Canada with his popular rock band, Staggered Crossing (StagX); and now, his Juno-nominated solo work along with his touring ensemble, the Julian Taylor ...

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November 8, 2023 29 mins

Artists from around the world have landed on The Turnip Music Radio Top 25 for November 2023. This episode features musicians from Australia, Japan, Italy, Czechia, Canada, and the United States. Some of these performers have been creating music for years while others have just recently begun releasing their works of art.

Join Team Derringer as they provide a brief glimpse into the artists on the chart and share with you a snippet ...

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October 15, 2023 28 mins

This episode is full of pop, cheekiness, and sass – not to mention intelligent lyrics, excellent songcraft, and behind-the-scenes insight. Musician, singer, songwriter, and producer Estella Dawn joins Team Derringer and shares the stories behind some of her most popular songs. Team Derringer can testify that Estella is a talented, powerhouse artist and musical tour de force.  

Estella infuses every song of her genre-spanning catalo...

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October 7, 2023 29 mins
Once again, Team Derringer highlights some fresh new bands in this month's countdown episode. Many of the artists are making their first appearance on the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart. Find out how the indie-artists fared as they went up against industry heavyweights.   The Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart is an eclectic mix of music covering multiple genres including singer-songwriter, pop, folk, old-school rock, dance music, ad...
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College Rock exploded on the music scene sometime during 1983 and 1984; however, the infrastructure for the musical style had been established almost 20 years earlier – not by a musician, band, or other influential figure – but by a government agency in the U.S.

Join Team Derringer as they explore the birth of College Rock and the preeminent band at its epicenter: R.E.M. The eclectic, hook-heavy, and guitar-jangly sound emerged fro...

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September 4, 2023 29 mins

Are you ready for some new music? Eleven of the Top 15 artists are making their first appearance on the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart. This month’s chart is filled with artists from Australia, Canada, Germany, Iceland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Industry veterans, indie artists, and mainstream acts went head-to-head on this month’s ballot. The Derringer Discoveries listeners voted for their favorites. Who prevaile...

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In this episode, Team Derringer explores a rare juxtaposition: the improbable convergence of two highly disparate styles of music. In 2004, two luminaries in their respective genres came together to make magic. One is a dynamic frontman for one of the most well-known rock bands of all time, while the other is a highly sought-after collaborator, solo artist, and leader of an extremely popular bluegrass band.

In 2007, Alison Krauss a...

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August 13, 2023 1 min

With listeners in 30+ countries and more than 50,000 downloads, this is Team Derringer's promo for Fall of 2023, as we conclude our third year of Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast.  To be followed by a fourth year!

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August 4, 2023 27 mins

This month’s Turnip Music Radio Top 25 is a Canadian tour de force! Five Canadian artists/bands make an appearance in the Top 15 positions with two more rounding out the Top 25. We have music from top-tier artists with over two-million monthly listeners going head-to-head with up-and-coming bands that are destined to find a wider global audience.

A listener from Australia recently tagged Derringer Discoveries in a social media post...

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After three months and hundreds of votes from around the world, the results of the Derringer Discoveries Top 5 Classic Rock Songs ballot have been tallied! To help present the Top 5 Classic Rock Songs, Team Derringer recruited members of M&R Rush, a classic rock band out of Chicago, to join them for this Classic Rock episode.

In the United States, the definition of Classic Rock comprises rock music ranging generally from the mi...

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July 5, 2023 29 mins

This month, all month long, Turnip Music Radio and Derringer Discoveries celebrate Independence Day and the independent artists from around the world who have landed on our Top 25 Chart! In this countdown episode, we highlight artists from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and many points in between. We have up-and-coming artists going head-to-head with industry veterans. Tune in to hear how the indies fared against the giants.


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Growing up the child of missionary parents, Tina moved from the UK, to the Netherlands, to South Africa, and finally back to the UK. The transient nature of her childhood prevented Tina from feeling a sense of belonging and she often felt insulated from the outside world. To entertain herself, she played music with her family members and wrote her first song at age 11. She blossomed as a musician shortly after university when a fri...

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June 4, 2023 22 mins

The Turnip Music Radio (TMR) Top 25 music chart for June 2023 is populated with artists from Canada to India and multiple points in between. Many artists appear for the first time on the TMR Top 25; others have appeared on the charts before. Find out if up-and-comers can hold their own against some seasoned veterans. Listen in as Paul, Laura, and Alton provide artists' backgrounds and share snippets of the fantastic songs on this m...

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From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, there was a large counterculture movement in the United States. It was a time when the war in Vietnam was escalating and there was vast social tension in society overall. But it was also a time of free love, experimentation, alternative lifestyles, and some terrific music!

It was from an area just outside of Los Angeles, California – an area known as Laurel Canyon – that Rock and Roll’s first ...

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May 7, 2023 24 mins

In this countdown episode of the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, Team Derringer counts down the Top 15 songs for May 2023. Recording artists from around the world appear in this month's lineup, including musicians from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, the UK, and the US.

With listeners in more than 30 countries, Laura, Paul, Alton, and Dave - the intrepid hosts of Derringer Discoveries - prov...

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If you're a long-time Derringer Discoveries listener, you'll recall that In Episode 19, we weighed in on The Beatles' 10 Worst Songs. In response to that episode, Sammy Vulcano, a solo recording artist from the Syracuse, New York (US) area, reached out to Team Derringer.

Sammy shared that he is a superfan of The Beatles. He told Team Derringer that he had recently combined his songwriting talents with those of his lifelong friend a...

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April 3, 2023 28 mins

Team Derringer returns with their monthly countdown episode of the Top 15 songs from the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 for April 2023. Appearing on the chart are artists representing the United States, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Japan, Austria, and South Africa.

Eleven of the Top 15 artists make their first appearance on the Turnip Music Radio Top 25. The slate includes industry veterans and fresh new indie artists – ...

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March 24, 2023 1 min

With listeners in 30+ countries and more than 43,000 downloads, this is Team Derringer's new promo, celebrating our third year as Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast.

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In this Derringer Discoveries episode, we honor legendary American songwriter John Prine.  John’s songs were often humorous and witty – sometimes they were rebellious and full of social commentary on everyday life in America. He regaled us with his music from the early 70s until his death on April 7, 2020, from COVID-related complications. This episode is a tribute to Mr. Prine – a Chicago postman turned modern-day troubadour.


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