Off Mic, Off the Record

Off Mic, Off the Record

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes and backstage for some of your favorite artists? Well, here's your answer. Unscripted off-mic conversations clouded with a chance of finding your new favorite tune. It's a train wreck, but it's my train wreck. Join me as I ask those oh-so not important questions and generally just BS with some of the best known or soon-to-be know independent artists. It's organic, it's not so professional( I say um and so way too much) and most likely I'll cuss a lot too. Well, the concept is simple, those off-mic conversations brought to the forefront and allows you that peek behind the curtain to what these artists are all about, and we end it with the off the record tune, that one song that hasn't ever been recored (as of yet) but holds a special place in the musician's song book. I'm just fan, one who's logged thousands of hours behind a windshield on my way to see live music, and one who has a passion for learning about the human condition.

Episodes

February 2, 2023 35 min

Longtime front man for Reckless Kelly and phenomenal songwriter Willy Braun stopped by the condo to share stories and a few tunes.  On this episode we discuss: the origins of RK, The Prairie Mutts, family ties to music, free soda at the concession stand, carpentry, what's new in the world of Reckless Kelly, and REK the manager?  Willy share a RK smash along with an unreleased tune that is certified fantastic.  Until next time f...

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Bekah Hardick or Uncle Bekah to the masses, is the owner and founder of Inappropriate Trucker Hats, entrepreneur in every sense, and longtime fan and insider to the independent music scene.  Join us as we discuss: origins of the trucker hat business, favorite discoveries along the way, favorite destinations, the unique nature and awesomeness of Mile 0 Fest, and deviled eggs? Until next time friends, adios!

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January 12, 2023 107 min

Longtime drummer and man of many talents, Michael Kelton has continued on a path to creativity as well as and entrepreneurship.  On today episode we discuss: The Sideman Songswap that Michael hosts, the beauty of the outdoors, common threads among creatives, our shared love for Texas history, and More than Music Creations, a 501c3 that creates art out of guitar strings.  Michael share 3 incredible songs and I listen in amazement.  ...

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December 27, 2022 120 min

The undeniable pride of the 940 and a brilliant singer/songwriter, Race Ricketts is carving a legacy with each passing day.  On this episode we discuss: Small town nuances, the lasting impression of melodic energy, the evolution of recording and country music, and a good honey bun.  Race shares 2 songs off of the current album and 1 unreleased song.  Amazing conversations with a great person. Until next time friends, adios!

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December 22, 2022 88 min

Texas singer/songwriter and former educator David Tribble stopped by to share his story while we discussed: Small town charm, the importance of fine arts in public education, what truly happens when golf digs it's claws into you, and how love can transcend many obstacles. David shares three amazing songs and I gained a better understanding of this amazing individual.  Until next time friends, adios!

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December 15, 2022 61 min

Viewed by many as one of the best entertainers to come out of the Texas scene, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sam Riggs has big things in-store for 2023.  Join me as we discuss: stepping away from music, prioritizing family first,  seaplane trips in Alaska, mental health, and not letting one flame-up define you. Sam share three unreleased songs and we have one helluva a time catching up.  Until next time time friends, ...

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December 15, 2022 108 min

Native Texas singer/songwriter Brett Patterson is steadily building an audience while honing his craft day over day.  On today's episode we discuss:  baseball fans vs casual watchers, how being truly homesick can impact every ounce of your life, what generation of songwriters had it figured out, and chameleons? Brett share three amazing tunes and ramble too much.  Was truly a great time getting to know this funny and talented a...

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November 18, 2022 94 min

Long time friend and amazing artist Jeff Grossman stops by to chat life and share some amazing tunes.  On today's episode we discuss:  Life changing when we become grandparents, the evolution of music and how time is not linear, and frustrations we have with what we should've learned when we were younger.  Jeff shares one song off of the last EP and a new tune that will release soon.  Until next time friends, adios!

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November 18, 2022 90 min

Texas independent singer/songwriter Dustin Massey has amassed a fanbase loyal to his brand of Texas rock n roll while pushing this artist to continue his evolution into artistry.  On today's episode we discuss: the evolution of Texas Country and Red Dirt music, how the term "touring" has different meanings, what drives a passion, and living in a simulation?  Dustin shares three songs with us, all of which are in my regu...

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November 10, 2022 131 min

Renaissance man and musician James Cooks stops by for another visit and share his new EP "Don't Say I Didn't Warn Ya".  ON this episode James and I discuss: The current state of space exploration, generational differences around social media, the life lessons we learn as parents, and ghost aliens.  Until next time friends, adios! 

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October 26, 2022 67 min

A passionate and powerful vocalist and songwriter, Austin Allsup has been leaving his mark on the scene for many years.  Join Austin and I as we discuss:  getting to know our father's and the questions we wish we would've asked, how music impacts life and in turn impacts writing, and small town baseball.  Austin shares two unreleased tunes along with a fan favorite.  Until next time friends, adios!

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October 6, 2022 92 min

An artist in the most true sense, Dayne Pack is keeping the spirit of the troubadour alive and well through his creative outlets, and his songwriting is no different. Join us on this episode as we discuss:  how life can imitate art as it imitates life, the colorful history of Billy the Kid, what makes a community of creative's solid, and just generally have a genuine conversation without the bullshit.  Dayne shares three songs ...

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September 15, 2022 119 min
Proud resident of Clyde, TX, this student of music is finding his place among the multitude of talented independent singer/songwriters.  On today's episode Jordan and I discuss: how technology can misrepresent your intentions, the power of creating something on your own, our shared love of unusual instruments, and JFK conspiracies? Jordan share's three songs including a preview of his next single.  This conversation was ano...
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August 24, 2022 87 min

Good friend and top-tier singer/songwriter Courtney Patton has been delivering an amazing brand of blended music and entertainment. On today's episode we discuss:  mental health, the disparity between promotion of males vs females in the music industry, common threads that every human shares, SNL in the 90's, words, lots of words, and stuff and things and such.  I genuinely had a blast playing catch up with one of the coole...

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August 17, 2022 112 min

No stranger to the independent music scene, Clay Thrash is finding a rebirth of sorts through his new music and approach to his craft. On today's episode we discuss: Time Travel, short attention spans, the early 2000's Pat Green culture in Texas, and the brilliance of Guy Clark.  Clay shares two new songs and we have some great conversations.  Until next time friends, adios!

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August 15, 2022 78 min

Texas native Mila Rae is an independent singer/songwriter who's journey has just begun. With two released singles and a bevy of penned tunes to record the sky is the limit for this thoughtful artist.  On today's episode we discuss:  how small town life can shape you for the rest of your life, East Texas vs West Texas hairstyles, and junkin'?  Mila shares a few tune and that one is crazy good. Until next time friends, ad...

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The storytelling songwriters are my weakness.  From poetic visions of life, to the hard fought lyrics that best describe struggle, each and every story is a mini view into a world that most closely resembles the human condition.  Give this one a listen and I promise you too wild be whisked away to another place.  Until next time friends, adios!

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August 3, 2022 88 min

Texas independent singer/ songwriter Dustin Brown has a knack for delving into the human psyche and delivering heartfelt and thought provoking music.  On today's episode we discuss: The strange lure of repurposing and renewing life to things from our past, the dangers of religions zealots, how technology can damage the human brain, and of course music.  Dustin share an unreleased song.  I throughly enjoyed this conversation and...

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July 29, 2022 87 min

Occasionally I gel on so many levels with an artist it almost feels like they are family.  Jade Marie Patek is an independent singer/songwriter from the Texas Hill country with a bluesy-soulful energy that will grab you and not let go.  On today's episode we discuss: Love for our dogs, the draw of true crime podcasts, audio books, the great state of Texas, and ghost aliens?  Jade share her single "T for Texas" along wit...

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July 28, 2022 73 min

Hailing from Johnson County Texas, former Marine and new artist Dalton Torres has been making waves with the release of his debut single.  On today's episode Dalton and I discuss: Life abroad, the lure of fishing both inland and offshore, how media can numb our understanding of life and true crime.  Dalton also share his single along with 2 unreleased songs plus the framework of a new one.  ****Trigger warning: we do discuss th...

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