With 2014 at a close, we thought we'd take a moment (or an hour of moments) to talk about some of the awesome music that has come out this year. Dan gathers some discerning music fans to discuss their favorite releases of 2014. Featuring James Hearne, Jay Verdibello and Bill Rose.
Dan talks with Jon about songwriting, performance anxiety, being a sometime children's musician, and growing up in a house the youngest of four very talented brothers. Jon also holds the title of "First Musician To Play On 25 O'Clock"! And it is awesome.
DC area guitarist and podcaster Tony Porreco sits down at the kitchen table to talk about DIT (Do It Together), his Hometown Sounds podcast, and being a true DC music supporter and cheerleader. Also, Dan reveals his Seasonal Grumpiness Disorder and how he's trying to deal with it.
Bill offers up his perspective on a key role in the music world: tour merch. Dan and Bill talk the logistics of running a store in different place every night, the joys of travel, working with some big names (Jackson Browne, Two Door Cinema Club, Local Natives, to name a few), and why guys don't want to buy band-logoed underwear.
Steve owns Bridgeset Sound, a great music store in Philadelphia. Dan spends a significant amount of his money at Bridgeset Sound. Maybe they can work out a deal? Steve and Dan chat about hard work, the grueling uncertainty of being a business owner, and how the key to all of life might very well be soup.
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Dennis Hurley is a Boston comedian/actor/writer/filmmaker/albino whose journey has taken him all over the place. Dan and Dennis talk about roots, the call to acting, touring, working in NYC, and Dennis' countless projects around Boston and beyond.