Music Matters with Darrell Craig Harris

Music Matters with Darrell Craig Harris

Darrell has interviewed numerous household names in the music world, from global rock and pop superstars to jazz luminaries. Talking about all things music, with guests from many parts of the music world, including artists, record labels, musical instrument manufacturers, music biz insiders, and more! Co-produced with Nigel John Farmer @


September 4, 2023 18 mins

Rising Latina pop star Sasha Prendes speaks with Darrell Craig Harris on  Music Matters Podcast - EP06-S07

Welcome, folks, to another electrifying episode of Music Matters Podcast. Today, we have a shining newcomer in the Latino-American realm hailing from Kansas, this Cuban vocalist has quickly become a prominent figure, captivating not just the Latino-American scene but the entire American music landscape.

Listen in as Sasha Pre...

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NYC guitarist and bandleader Gideon King of Gideon King and City Blog is my guest on this episode. Gideon on his iPhone in NYC, and myself in a hotel room in Helsinki, Finland while I'm on tour. We chat after trouble getting connected! Chatting about the new EP called "Splinter." Plus, Gideon gives his advice on how to approach being an independent artist in 2023. 

Gideon has worked for years in establishing a reputation as a ris...

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Photo credit ~  Deb Frazin 2023

On this episode I chat with Mike Watt - what a great guy, a Punk Rock Bass player legend. Mike is a true cultural omnivore, exhibiting an insatiable appetite for diverse musical experiences. This profound openness and eagerness to explore new sounds is evident as he continues to engage in numerous projects, and captivating live performances.

Mike's bio seems almost as thick as a bible, you can read ...

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My special guest and fellow bass-player is Robban Hagnäs, a man of many hats - The owner of the Finnish record label - Ramasound Records Scandinavia. Well known Finnish bass player from the Wentus Blues band, show promoter and booking agent, producer, and club owner - phew, busy man! We talk about a lot of things. Robban is a really nice guy, and in fact the band Charlotta Kerbs and the Strays which I am part of, and recently tou...

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Listen in on this fascinating guest hosted podcast with the two founders of Charlotta Kerbs and the Strays about their new single and upcoming album featuring the Muscle Shoals All Stars ~ new single on Feb 24 and the EP release is in mid-March 2023 both on Ramasound Records Scandinavia! 

Charlotta Kerbs & The Strays is a global music project founded by and with Charlotta Kerbs and Darrell Craig Harris.  They recorded their new EP ...

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My special guest to kick-off off our new season 07 is Shevy Smith. Amongst her many talents, she is the founder of the new and already popular Ultimate Playlist App. Ultimate Playlist gives you the opportunity to win a minimum of $2k and a chance to win a $20k jackpot each day, simply for listening to, rating, and/or adding songs to your Apple Music playlist. I will add links so you can grab this outstanding app for yourself. The ...

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I love that technology can allow me to chat in real-time while Alex King, guitarist/vocals with the progressive bluegrass band ~ Alex is on the Sicard Hollow tour bus, and gives insight into the band and their rise to becoming very established while not in anyway taking things for granted... 

Sicard Hollows  recent crop of new albums are extremely enjoyable and filled with great and thoughtful lyrics.

Short Bio: Sicard Hollow is a...

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Listen in on this fascinating chat, and the LIVE 3-Note improvisational piano composition playing that of my special guest William Goldstein kindly created for me.

He has been a recording artist for Motown and CBS Masterworks. His own label, distributed worldwide by The Orchard has over 60 albums currently available generating over 3,000,000 streams monthly. He has scored over 50 Movie and Television projects, including Fame & The...

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My good friend in London, UK - Fiona Ross, and I had a chance to catch up as we end the summer 2022 break. We chat about Women In Jazz Media ~ founded by Fiona, now with a 22 member female team, and publishing their fourth Women In Jazz Media high-quality digital magazine, with subscribers across the globe. 

Fiona Ross is a real joy to know, very caring and I am totally amazed at her multi-talented skills. She tends to rave on abo...

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I recently chatted with Laura B Whitmore from the company Positive Grid Laura has a long history in the music manufacturing PR world, including working with Marshall, KORG, VOX, and several other well known companies! Laura is also founder of the very popular "She Rocks Awards".

Checkout more on Laura B. Whitmore with these links below:

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My special guest on this episode is Troy Bullock - Bringing back True Country Music. Tradition has a new name. What once perhaps seemed outdated, now has a new voice. Troy is challenging the status quo, bringing a host of Traditional Country Music influences with him.

Listen to Troy's recent new debut release, 'PAYDIRT'

Troy and I really covered some ground in this episode from Gold mining to some of the moset important element...

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Listen in on my insight chat with Matt Simons, he has gone way viral with his music with 100’s of millions of downloads on several different platforms including Spotify. He is currently on tour with #2cellos #MattSimons

Matt Simons emotional frankness has been a hallmark of his career. His sweet, plaintive, piano-rooted melodies allying themselves to lyrics that spea...

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Angelo Garcia from the mega-popular boy band “Menudo” (1988 – 1990) shares about his first tour experience with the world famous group when he was 11 years old in Mexico!

It's a very personal and honest discussion about his experiences with the group.

Angelo has gone on to further his education as an adult student, all while still ...

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My special guest is Richard Shelton. A British film, TV and theatre actor and singer, who performed in ITV's Emmerdale. He portrayed Frank Sinatra in Rat Pack Confidential in London's West End, and performed in the movies House of Lies and in My Week with Marilyn.

We chat about his new album coming out on April 20th ~ being an Englishman in LA, and a lot more. What a Great Guy. Listen in and be enthralled.

To find out more about R...

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Artist/Musician Will Wood speaks about getting healthy, being bipolar, and being creative in today's society! Will has strong and focused opinions of the potential downside of social-media for young fertile minds, let alone adults, especially over the CV19 pandemic-period. He also offers his thoughts on what the definition of success should mean for any creative person.   Check Will Wood out on his official YouTube channel: ht...
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Listen in on my awesome chat with legendary songwriter Alan Roy Scott, a lovely gentleman with a huge history and many great stories! We covered a lot of ground on this episode, we hope you find it both enjoyable and insightful.   Some of the artists, films, tv shows, that Alan has written for!   Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Notorious B.I.G., Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Neville Bros. Roberta Flack, Cher, Jason...
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We had such a lovely chat with artist, teacher, bandleader, Paola Vera coming to us from her home in France! Paola along with her artist career is also a highly respected music educator, who’s a professor of Jazz at the prestigious Conservatoire of Music in Bordeaux, France! Chatting about her inspirational life story - her arrival in France a decade ago, and the monumental achievements she's achieved in her musical, and music edu...
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I had an awesome podcast video chat with longtime friend Gerry Linarducci financial planner for many well-known sports, entertainment, music, folks. We spoke about finances and creatives, cryptocurrencies and NFTs, financial planning for retirement, and more! 

Here are the links for Gerry Linarducci and his social media channels as well. https://www.instagr...

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From my super fun Music Matters with Darrell Craig Harris chat with amazing vocalist Eric Martin, lead singer for the globally popular band Mr Big on episode 11, season 4. MMP is sponsored by Switcher Studio and Kathy Ireland Worldwide. Support from Shure Music Tribes Unite

You can find out more and connect with Eric Martin through his website and social media channels below:

Listen in on my super fun chat with the highly respected keyboardist, producer, writer, Jason Miles , a really nice man with a huge story. He shares snippets of his exciting and revealing 'New Book' titled: The Extraordinary Journey of Jason Miles ~ A Musical Biography

A series of short stories that brings you into the inner-sanctum of what it was like to work with artists like Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Marcus Mil...

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