DE190 Chad Hollister | A singer/songwriter who wears the colors of kindness, compassion, and graciousness, with a heart full of great songs to share with you!

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When did you create the Chad Hollister sound and who was it that got into your mind and soul to formulate who you are?

Drums are my roots, so in 2nd grade, I convinced my teacher to let me bring in my drum kit so that I could play, so I played to Kiss’s Rock n Rollover, from then when I went to Middle school, and I did the same there.

Favorite Artists: Stewart Copeland and the Police were my roots, as well as Paul Simon, and Bob Marley.

Riley Odelia had a song, so Bodi needed a song, and he got one!

“As a singer/songwriter I’m always working to just get better all the time, and to not be so preachy, and to bring about a positive message, right now more than ever in this world, we need music and we need positivity, because there is so much going on to deter us from that, but I feel that if we stay positive and continue to deliver that message through music I think the world can be better as utopic as that may sound, its a heartfelt dream of mine.”

Taking the Family on the Road:

“God bless my wife, Katie, in terms of highlights, we were blown away by Yellowstone National Park, sitting on a Volcano! We loved the Pacific Northwest and the real highlight was the Native Americans in our country and trying to understand what happened to them. There should be a native American history month in school every year, and it’s just not done. It was a real heartbreaking element seeing these reservations that are not flourishing.”

On Production:

“The entire record was produced by myself and Danny Bernini. Danny has done a lot of work with Ryan Montbleau, in the past, he had worked with Acoustic Junction. A really great guy and the thing that was great about Danny was that he was trying to bring out the best of Chad Hollister, and I think he did that, he was also the engineer on the project.”

Sharing the Stage:

“We got a chance to do the Bob Dylan Paul Simon opener, and Tom Petty as well. We were backstage hanging with the Brecker Brothers, and my hero Steve Gadd, who I had met two months prior on Martha’s Vineyard, he was hanging with Carly Simon, all of a sudden they were in front of me and we realized we were going to be on the same gig. All of a sudden Paul Simon walks out of the dressing room and just stands there, for a good 10 minutes (because we were all talking) I looked over and said “Hey Paul” and we just chatted for another 20 minutes and he complimented us on our sound check, so that was definitely a huge hi-light, and then Warren Haynes is one of the nicest guys and I got a chance to open for him, he invited me up on stage to play congas with him, he is such a gentleman.”

On Breathe:

From the “Stop the World” album, was included on the soundtrack for the movie 911.

Pandora:

“Back at the beginning of Pandora, they were anxious to have anyone as they were just getting started, and they needed content. The very first analyst was Bob Coons who was our guitarist at the time and then went on to play for the JGB (Jerry Garcia Band). Fast forward 18 years later, and Bob Coons is still an analyst to this day, and he got us into the catalog with my early records. We were touring in Oakland and Pandora has us up and the President is introducing us as one of their first bands with their very first analyst which is Bob and he is playing with me.”

Stop the World:

“I wrote this for my Mom, she is 86 years young, and I am the youngest of 5 kids, and she has 18 grandkids, of which my kids Riley and Body are 17 and 18. Whenever she is having one of those moments that she doesn’t want to forget, we grew up with the term “Oh Stop the World, I wanna get off” My brother and I would always make fun of her. Growing up and then having kids myself and also my brother and sisters having kids, we all started to have this stop the world moments myself, we play it every year at the Spruce Peak performing arts center in Stowe, this is our 6th year in a row?

House Concerts:

“It’s been huge in the folk world forever. The beautiful thing about a house concert is that you are in a much more comfortable setting, you just get to hang, the people get to know you , I take more time to explain where the songs come from, its just a beautiful connection to have with your fans, and the experience for the fans and the artist is just a million times better. Do 20 at 20 its a really simple marketing technique, 20 friends at $20 and it works.”

You can follow Chad here:

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www.chadmusic.com
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DE189 Teresa Joy Haggerty | Perhaps the most creative dHarmic Star yet! “Trees of Joy” shares her creative wealth with the World!

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We are delighted to be joined by singer, songwriter, poet, author, and voiceover artist Teresa Joy Haggerty. She is the author and creator of Tjoy creations. Today, she is going to share with us her story on how her journey began and how her experience has been ever since.

You write books for children, how did this idea come about?

 The idea to write this book came to me and not from me. I was about to go to bed one night when the idea to write the book came to me but since I was tired I decided to do it the next day. I woke up at 4:30 am the next morning and spent the next two days writing the book.

Can you take us through your journey and how it all happened?

Tjoycreations is what the combination of the book entails. I wrote the book then later illustrated it through paintings and collages and songs too. In the book, each character has their own way through which they interact with the main character.  

How did everything that is the songs, the paintings, come to you?

The song there is a path, for example, came to me a long time ago as I was wandering through the woods but it just fit into this book. Some of the other songs just came from the writing. As for the paintings, a bunch of different artwork started coming to me about 3 years ago but I hid them because I felt like they were too childish. However, as I was writing the book I realized that the paintings could actually be characters in the book. 

Tell us the meaning behind the name Trees of Joy.

I never really liked the name Teresa and always wondered what I could do with the name. I love trees and I have always felt like I really connect to them. So about 10 years ago I had a powerful experience that led me to change my name from “Teresa Joy” to “Trees of Joy” by combining the syllables from the name Teresa to “trees of” hence trees of joy. 

 You have been traveling for quite some time and you have been to many places, can you tell us about your experience and what you took away from that?

I have been very fortunate to get the chance to travel. On this particular trip I had been traveling for about a year and for me, it was a journey of seeking. At the time I wasn't really in the best place as I was going through some personal things and so this was a deep time for me. However, I got to interact with different people and see new places and got to break out of my own boundaries and I really loved this experience. 

As a coach, who do you feel like you would help out the most?

I think I’m drawn to people who are in that change phase of their lives. Mostly people from the ages 16-36 since there are so many things that are coming at them. I enjoy having soulful conversations with people and I love creating an environment where people feel safe expressing themselves. I like having deep connections with people and helping them reconnect with their inner selves. 

You come from a family that is tied to worship, how has this had an impact on you and how has it molded you?

I’m definitely the person I am today because of my roots and I feel like that’s the most important thing parents can give to their children. My parents really guided us on regular basis and from this, we got a really deep sense of connection to God. And being “the creative” that I am this has really been helpful to me.

Who are the audiences for your book?

When I was writing the book at first, the editor suggested that we target the children from the 5th grade. This book has a lot of epic journey tales and so I feel like it’s not only for children who can use it as a learning tool but also for people who are in the struggle of life and challenges.   

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DE188 Raspin Stuwart| A fabulous gem of a man who has a unique twist on musical storytelling backed up with a heart ❤️ of gold!

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We are delighted to be joined by Raspin Stuwart. He is a singer/songwriter/song stylist who was the once the opening musical performer for author Maryanne Williamson. Named a music guru by his listeners, Raspin is known for his famous songs such as Smoke the Hookah and Rumblin and Tumblin. Today, he will share with us how he started his music, what he is currently working on career wise and how his musical journey has been.

What was your starting point?

I was given a guitar when I was about 14 years and the first song I learned was by Peter Paul and Mary called blowing in the wind. From then I just started writing songs and I have been doing so ever since.

Can you tell us about your project, the great Los Angeles Cover-Up, and where you are now in your career?

The Great Los Angeles Cover Up is a project about taking coats, blankets, and socks and giving it to homeless people and shelters. Our focus is mainly on homeless old people and children. I am currently focused on recording a particular record that I have been working on for 2 years and looking to complete some songs that will see to its completion.  

When did you find your style and find who you're supposed to be and how has it been?

It has been a journey that I am still on. It’s been about 6 years since I decided to really take music seriously. I had been working on some magazines for 32years and doing some projects. I’m grateful since my work has found appreciation and gratitude from people and I really appreciate that.  

Where is your favorite place to record and how does your teamwork?

I bounce around from different studios depending on where the musicians are since you want to make it easier for the musician. I am at all of them for different needs. Sometimes we will need a studio with a bigger room or for tracking bands. You will always want to work with people who you are comfortable with.

What are your thoughts on social media?

Having been on social media for only 2 years, I can say that it has really helped me. It has introduced me to many people more than any other platform. I get to share my music on Twitter and on Instagram with my followers.

Who are your favorite artist, bands or singers who had an impact on you and influenced your music?

The singers who really influenced me by their music were Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, and Boz Scaggs.

What advice would you give to our audiences?

My advice would be to be kind to people, passionate, understanding and love along the way. 

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DE187 Ullis Karlsson | Tortured for 25 years, but refused to give up!

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On today's show:

“I have always been very sensitive, and I have always had high inner demands for myself.” 

“Being sensitive is not always easy, and you have to adapt yourself, to little yourself, and to be flexible in all situations.” 

“Everything that you don’t express is stored in your body, we don’t know this, many people don’t know this.” 

“I only slept 15 minutes per night, I woke up every night 02:47 the same exact time every night.”

“It felt like a horror movie, every night I dreamt that I was murdered, and blood splattered and I was tortured every night, so every night I woke up my heart was pounding and I had this taste of metal in my mouth, and I was so terrified that I just didn’t know how to continue to live like this.” 

“I left my daughter at home, she was like a couple of months old and I left her at home, and when I went on the tube, I was looking around, and I had this funny feeling that something was missing, and I didn’t know what, and then I realized that it was my daughter.” 

“I just jumped off the next stop and I went all the way back having 1 million thoughts in my mind at the same time, where is she, has someone taken her, has she fallen down on the tube tracks and I then I went screaming all the way down to the station host and asked her to have you found a baby, and she said no, no babies here. I ran home and there i found my key in the door, I didn’t even realize that I had left my keys in and then when I opened the door, there she was just sitting there all dressed in her little car.” 

“I went out walking in the forest and I am all by myself, and I got this really intense pressure on my chest, and I actually think I am going to die, and it’s so intense and it feels like its burning and exploding and shattering into a million pieces at the same time.” 

“I slowly walked back to the cabin, and there in front of the fire many hours later, and for the first time in decades, my mind is completely still, i have no thoughts, no monkey mind, no nothing at all, and that night I am dreaming of a new kind of yoga, and for the first night in decades I didn’t dream that I was being slaughtered or murdered.” 

“That morning I was in awe as to how silent it was, it was so still, and I had this feeling being still within me, not having anxiety or worrying or panic attacks. It was really still and peaceful and I hadn’t experience that in such a long time, so it was really a new and awkward, but a very welcome feeling.” 

“I was always manipulating myself even in Yoga, so this link that ended up in my inbox, Yoga for depressed people, it was a totally different kind of Yoga, it was more soft and not so much about asana’s and then I took the whole 2 and a half years of becoming a yoga therapist, and at the very end I met this woman who was introducing yoga for people with pain in body, mind, or spirits, and when I met her and did her yoga, it was like another dimension, it was like another ah ha moment, and from there, I went on to her education, because for me I could feel it was like coming home, it was finally like coming home to whoever I was.” 

“On Buddhist Meditation, we would be awoken at 4:30 AM and sit in silence till 9:00 in the evening, no talking, no looking into each others eyes, no writing, no listening to music, no nothing, just complete silence.” 

“I discovered that it wasn’t me who was sick, my soul was perfectly well but it was my behavior was messed up, I was like a drug user, my mental ability was really not working and I had the sensitivity of sounds and lights which made it really hard to live in the city.”    

“Here in Sweden we are so much in the immature part of the feminine and the masculine, which also is one reason for all this stress and burnout, because we are not conscious, we are living in underdeveloped qualities.” 

“Tantra just means path of expansion, so for me everything is Yoga, and Yoga means Union, for me its about unifying the whole of me and to be able to be the beauty and be the light, I also need to dance with the beast, I also need to face my darkness and acknowledge it and not just suppress or hide it.” 

“It always starts with the breath, so when I am saying that I am  breathing, I’m actually saying that I am connecting with the spirit, we are so unconscious on how we are breathing, how we are sitting, how we are walking, how we are moving.” 

“If I can help only one person in the world, it means that it is already working, this whole journey is all about back to basics, and to find happiness within, you can’t feel your empty whole, or your inner emptiness with outer things and the outer reality so everything that you have is already within, its just that we’ve forgotten it, and I can help you remember it.” 

“I am just here to remind you that you are a Human being, and not a human doer.”

You can follow Ullis here:

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DE186 J Edwards | 4 Hours No Break, The Uncovered Marathon Man!

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On today's show:

On Gigging: 

Bootleggers Inn, “I play there twice a week, if your anywhere between 2nd avenue, or broadway, you can probably hear me out there, and then on Thursdays, we play upstairs, I take my bass player and drummer and we do a little 3 piece.”

Nashville Uncovered:

“We started doing something that anything we do downtown Nashville we call it “Nashville Uncovered” and that just means that I’m too old and too mean to be playing cover tunes.”

“Its the first all original showdown on Broadway in a long, long, long, time.”

“When they kick me out of everything else, and my voice gets even more raspy and raw, I’ll be sitting around on a corner playing blue’s music or something”

“There’s an open door for me now, there really is, and I’m excited about it”

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J’s Influences:

“I grew up on Bob Seger, Joe Cocker, Fogerty, and a lot of folks say they can hear that influence in my music, but, I’m just at a place in life that, I want to do what I do and play the original music that I have.”

Church:

“My Dad was the preacher and my Mom was the music, they both played, and they stuck me under a pew until I was old enough to get on the platform, so we went to Church buddy, we went to Church 6 or 7 days a week depending on where we were.”

Marathon Man:

“I do these 4 hour shifts down on Broadway with no break, and I still have yet to get through all of my music on any of these shows that I’m doing, and my deal is that I write the songs that I sing, so I don’t write something and then just throw it away. These are songs that I take into the bars and the concerts and I sing these songs, I work on them until they are ready.”

Vocal prowess:

“If my voice does get scratchy, people say yes that’s the way we like it, once a year I have to take a minute, take a break, drink a lot of hot tea with honey and lemon, just to make sure we're not destroying something for sure, but we rip and run with it.”

Production:

“Mike Sprinkle and Drew Smith produced this album and had some of the best studio session players in Nashville playing on it, I was really excited about it, and its one of the best things that I’ve ever done.” On another cold shoulder on the B3 and piano is Jim Moose Brown, Jim went out on tour with Bob Seger.”

Adding one more:

“Man if I was gonna add one more person, as much as I love my guitar players, that girl that’s singing backup on those songs is my oldest daughter, Cricket Davis, good gracious, she is just amazing, and if I don’t get a record deal out of this record, I hope she does.”

Collaboration:

"Just spent a little time with Paul Nelson who was with Johnny Winter for many years played guitar for him, we want to sit down and collaborate and he liked some of my songs, he’s more of a rocker, and I pulled out some of the blues stuff that he wants to use on his next album.” Just made a great new friend in Mark Muleman Massey, I just spent 3 days with him at the Mississippi songwriters festival in Ocean Springs and man that was a lot of fun.”

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DE185 Darrah Brustein | Life by Design, not by Default

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*Spoiler alert:

It starts with doing the inner work to uncover what you want, then builds the right relationships intentionally to support your vision, all the while creating the financial freedom you need to choose how you spend your time.

On today's show:

“Being an entrepreneur is actually one part environmental in choice, and one part nature, so its sort of a nature/nurture conversation, I was born to work as an entrepreneur even though I didn’t know that word growing up, and it wasn’t something that was being lauded as the course to take, but it was always in my DNA, it was in my essence I was starting little business’s from the screened porch of my parents house trying to sell things to their friends.”

“I had to at some point choose to say, I’m going to work for myself, and that’s where you meet me today”

“My first business is in credit card processing, with my twin brother we set up a company to set up the way in which a business takes a credit card from their customer in any way shape or form.”

The Robin Hood Effect:

“Trying to do well for the small business while there are so many people trying to take advantage of them, and make their pockets fatter along the way, we asked ourselves how do we find our space in this very crowded marketplace, and then how do we continue to be the honest transparent people that we wanted to be in an environment that really was not championing that whatsoever that people had become successful based on being the opposite.”

Celebration Time:

Taking time to celebrate the joy of completing a large project, have some fun!

“What do you wish you could tell your 20, 30, or 40-year-old self? It is never I wish I worked more, it is always I wish I slowed down more, I wish I appreciated the journey more, I wish I had connected more with people, I wish I had appreciated what I had, instead of lamenting that which I didn’t.”

Chill time:

How do you make time to chill with everything you have going on?
“I Chill a lot, and I think it is in part that I had to let go of a lot of things, I had to let go of the need to control and manage everything which earlier in my career I was so afraid to delegate I was so afraid to hand things off, because I had this story in my head that it’s never gonna be as good, if it’s not done by me. The second I got comfortable with handing things off and letting go of it. That really had a lot to do with it, because that also then as a by-product freed me up to choose where do I invest my energy more than when I had to wear every hat for every business.”

On Organizational skills:

“It can be easy to neglect or not exercise the muscle of organization, I don’t think that you have to be perfect or great at everything to be successful in the way that you define it, time is really important, and scheduling it in a way that creates boundaries for you that are healthy and is also respectful to other peoples time is really important”

On Mindset:

“The biggest Achilles heel I've ever had and had so, so, strongly (especially in the early years) was the mindset that I wasn’t good enough and couldn’t do this and everyone else was better, and who am I to try this in the first place”

One of Darrah’s favorite thought leaders is Adam Grant.

Check out Darrah’s Virtual Summit through her website! How do you define what success means for you?

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DE184 Storyteller Series | Rollin on It, Racing with a Peregrine Falcon from the top of El Capitan!

Storyteller Series Are you a Dreamer

It’s Hurricane Season in the Northeastern part of the United States, and it was appropriate to roll out a song that did not make the cut for the “Gratitude” album, today we are featuring “Rollin on It”

Lyrics

Like a runaway train hauling stacks of steel, with a cranked up firebox and greasy wheels, screaming down the mountain on a 45, I don’t think I’m gettin out of this one alive but I’m rollin on it.

Rollin on it, I’m rollin on, rollin like a wave on the ocean. Rollin on it, I’m rollin on it, just rollin on rollin like a wave of emotion. 

Standing on the top of El Capitan, I got a 31-foot green and yellow wingspan, caught a thermal rise in the afternoon sun, with a peregrine falcon having so much fun.

Chorus

Rolling like the smoke from a runaway train, I’m rolling like the wind behind the driving rain, rolling like the heat from acetylene flame, I’m rolling with the power of a Hurricane. Irene, Katrina, Sandy, Hey Hugo, where did you go?

Still, big problems in the South with more intense flooding of homes and its not even over yet!

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-florence-aftermath-record-flooding-expected-south-carolina-coast-georgetown-county-2018-09-25/

Please ask the Lord to bless those in need of relief from this horrible disruption of life and property!

Mentioned: Darrah Brustein on episode DE182

Hurricanes Leslie and Kirk developing?

Pick up my Free Yoga Ebook here! www.jameskevinoconnor.com, www.dharmicevolution.com, or on my FB page 

Rollin with situations, and ending up in a Hurricane, Irene, Katrina, Sandy, Hey Hugo, where did you go? 

Remix or rearrange the song to make it a keeper? 

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Whisper a prayer to the Lord for help for the people suffering from the Hurricane, the Lord is Listening!

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DE183 Jeremy Parsons | Humor, Passion, Intensity, it all comes from the Heart

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Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of Texas music in the dancehalls of the Lone Star State. Jeremy was always a fan of music, but it wasn't until his later high school years that he discovered his knack for it. Driven by his passion, he taught himself to play the guitar and began to write and perform music.

Over the past decade, Jeremy has played all over the U.S. and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas. Pulling from the example of Texas performance artists, Jeremy loves to interact with his audience. He captivates the crowd with his genuine personality, unique humor, and heartfelt love of his occupation.

Jeremy draws from his personal experiences to create songs that are keenly perceptive and meaningful. His current single, "Burn This House Down," paints a poignant picture of heartbreak and acceptance that still remains relatable. This song will stick with you long after your first listen. The song is currently in the IndieWorld Country Top 40. The video is nominated for a Monkey Bread Tree Film Festival award, an IMDB-sanctioned film festival.

On today's show:

“There is no formula to this career, you just have to keep sustaining and keep doing it.”

“People ask me, where do you see yourself in 5 years, and I tell them, still playing music.”

“I grew up listening to George Strait, Bob Wills, and Western Swing.”

“I feel like there is a perfect space when I’m writing the song that I leave for the production of things.”

“I have to give credit to my Producer Michael Flanders, PJ Shankel and 3 Hat Media.”

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DE182 Storyteller Series | Drill Down

Storyteller Series Are you a Dreamer

“Who do you think your fooling, I got a good look inside of your mystique, I’m a man who needs to know what's doing, hey, those big brown eyes, you keep them just out of reach”

Artists mentioned on this show!

Susan Muranty DE163

Genevieve Vitanzo DE181

Darrah Brustein Featured blog from Forbes magazine: https://twitter.com/DarrahB

Darrah gave us 55 questions about how to get to know someone:

We get into some of these in this show!

Drill down Chorus: I’m gonna drill down baby, drill down deep, I wanna get to all the secrets you keep from me, drill down baby, drill down deep, I gonna be the first man who is able to reach you, now I’m able to reach you, Hey, how does it feel to have me steering your wheel, now I’m able to reach you, Hey, give me a chance I might have something to teach you!

JKO quotes:

“Isn’t it true, that we all are all able to teach each other something, if, we allow that process to unfold, don’t get so caught up in yourself and narcissistic and conceited to the fact that you have this down, you know it all and that nobody can teach you anything”

“There is always someone and often someone much younger than you, or who don’t have as much experience and the reason they can teach you something is because your not wired, the same way as they are, in problem-solving, reactions, anything that comes somebody’s way, we all process differently, so there is a world of opportunity, in just opening your mind up to every single person you encounter”

“Open up a conversation and you will learn something if you allow that process to unfold”

“There is a smorgasbord of intellectual opportunity”

Please include prayers for the people in the path of Hurricane Florence, ask the Lord Jesus to protect them with his love and kindness.

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DE181 Genevieve Vitanzo | Born to Create, Nurture and Inspire both Mankind and Nature, a very special Voice in the World!

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She is a Vagabond, just back from South Africa, where she spent some time out in the bush.

On today's show:

“Elephants outside your front door, it made me stop, watch and listen.”

“In our society where we are so used to using our eyes for everything, but when you are in the bush, because so many things are camouflaged, you have to start relying on your other senses, like your sense of smell or and your sense of hearing, and your eyes are used for tracking, like looking down in the sand to see what tracks are there, and how fresh they are.”

“The first time I came back to the States after being in South Africa for 6 months I was completely overwhelmed by the onslaught of different sounds that I had previously brushed away as white noise, were all of sudden now extreme.”

“I met some friends in Cape town that found out that I was a singer/songwriter and asked me to come into a studio and do some session work.”

“If you give me something to work on that I am interested in, you will lose me, I’ll be gone for days at a time working on that one thing, I’ll be so heavily focused on it that I won’t eat or drink for like 3 days.”

Imagine if Belle had a little more growl and was a piano-playing singer/songwriter who moved to the middle of the South African bush to work with wildlife and use her music to benefit conservation.

Well, she's real. Meet Genevieve.

Now back in the US, she's hitting stages and gracing soundtracks again with her timeless tunes and stellar voice.

Balancing sweet and sexy, smart and sassy, Genevieve is an all-around entertainer, a charismatic and unique talent who has been wowing audiences as a singer/songwriter since first taking the stage at 6 years old. She began in music much like other musicians begin – music chose her. As a baby, she would literally wake up singing, her family tracked her down by following her voice. At age six, she taught herself to play the piano, and before reaching her teenage years, she had also mastered the clarinet, recorder, and drums. She had an amazing ability to remember music – particularly from films – and would sit at the piano for hours, alternating between recreating what she’d heard and created her own soundtracks.

Always a gifted writer, she didn't take very long to begin putting words to the music. By 8th grade, she'd even co-written a musical.

She's performed all over the country and overseas, singing the National Anthem at major league baseball games, Christmas carols at the White House, and original songs at venerated venues such as the Kennedy Center. Her music has been featured on TV shows, movies, commercials, and video games, and she's lent her voice to commercials, cartoons, children's songs, and other artists' CDs. She even sang a Zulu lullaby for a Pampers commercial. Currently, she is working on a soundtrack for a children's book she wrote. Occasionally, she finds time to sleep.

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSbpmpJ9jtpzdWEZjTf6LLw

https://soundcloud.com/user-984670604

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DE180 Storyteller Series | “Favorite Song”, who is yours?

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Why does a Favorite Song become a Favorite Song? why does it stay in your brain forever?

Why does it bring you back in time instantly to that Season? that smell? that first love? Our brain is amazing!

Why do we get happy when we hear that song? there is more going on in the brain chemically than we realize!

“Music must change, music will always change, as it is often a reflection of what is going on socially.”

“If your lucky enough to have kids, they can help keep you the cutting edge.”

“ No matter how many songs we create, there is always room for another good song.”

“Being the host of dHarmic Evolution, I am lucky enough to hear Indie Artists before they become Grammy stars.”

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Why do we love the music we heard as teenagers?

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DE179 Storyteller Series | I AM VICTORIOUS!

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In this show James gets Heavy, but first, it's a MAC upgrade, using the Migration assistant over wireless, a brand new computer was installed at the James O’Connor Agency headquarters!
Moving all the programs and files over to the new computer via wireless, things went very well.

James had considered changing out the drive, however researching the complexities and the noise with the new fan, it seemed like a good idea to just go for a brand new 1 Terabyte Retina, iMac 27” James uses multiple backup systems offsite, Backblaze, Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud. He also uses a 1 TB Seagate attached to the time machine for quick restores. (You could say he likes layers of safety!) When you create constant content 7 days a week, you need to be confident that you have fail-safes everywhere!

All Media content is on an outboard Seagate 1TB drive, that also gets backed up on the remote offsite backup services.
The story of Baphomet and the unveiling of this evil demonic statue at the Arkansas Capitol Building.

We discuss the reaction and the Evil ones and have a response to these Satanic cults and dark worship in this episode.
We are not including links on this horror show but you and find this information easily enough on Google.

The band “Mercy” was co-founded by Bishop Christine Mercy Johnson and James Kevin O’Connor and the debut is all about the very last days of Jesus. Christine was a victim of the pandemic flu attack in Great Britain in 1989, she was pronounced dead her family was making funeral arrangements while she was in the presence of the Lord at the Gates of Heaven, he told her “I am sending you back, it is not your time yet, you have work to do on my behalf”. We discuss more the process of how this album got created.
The band: Buddy Hyatt on piano and keys, Jim Hyatt on bass, James Mitchell on electric guitars, Shawn Fichter on drums, Glenn Duncan on Violin, Dobro, Acoustic guitar and other instruments as well! Kim Copeland Producer and “Kelly James (Schoenfeld) dHarmic Evolution podcast this morning hit a #1 in Germany, Sweden, and Singapore! Thank you all for your support!

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store.cdbaby.com/cd/mercy123
www.mercyworldwideministries.com
www.4ocean.com
www.craftbeer.com
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DE178 Luz Dary Griffiths | En La Infinita Intensidad (Infinity Intensity)

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Growing up in Colombia, becoming a British Citizen, Now living in Pembrook Florida in the good old USA, an Author, Counselor, Creative, a mother of 3 all born in different countries, and a woman who puts God first in her life before all else, the way it should be. You can find out more about Dary at https://www.international-face.com Luz Dary Griffiths and get the whole story on the book, her life, how she supports the challenges that women around the world face on a day to day basis, whether it be trapped with substance abuse, physical or emotional abuse, or just in the wrong relationship, she brings a guiding light for those looking for a change. You can find it all in the show notes on the dHarmic Evolution website or in iTunes.

If you have not taken advantage of the dHarmic Evolution Facebook Community page, please do so, if you have a new song, a new video, if you are playing a gig, or just released your new book, you can go over there and post your content so people can see what is happening in your career, or if you want to drop in a comment about a fellow artist and show them some support, please do so!
For all those who have stopped by to subscribe, rate and review the show in iTunes, Thank you, it means a lot to the continual forward motion of this show. We have been the #1 podcast in iTunes all this week for Music shows in the USA, and we have recently scored #1s in Germany, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well. This all thanks to you musicians, authors, speakers, thought leaders and music lovers!

On today's show:

"I started writing this book when I was 17 years old in Colombia"

"I kept writing music and poems, and in 2012 I went to Africa for 3 months and had time to finish the story"

"I also decided to write it in two Languages, in Spanish, and in English"

"Some of the book is about me, but it is also about everything I have seen during my life, and I have seen it all"

"I have a lot of experience and I have seen it all, I have so many good and bad ones that I have seen in my life"

"My Mother was a good Christian and always loved God, but when your a teenager, you want to do it your way, but later on in life, if we don't have hope and faith and don't believe in God, we will never be, he made us, I believe he is there, and he is the God of the Universe, I truly truly love him and I keep teaching my children that he is there"

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0hXwX20Fyg&feature=youtu.be

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DE177 Storyteller Series | Here to Share and Care

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Find out about the Fabulous Virginia Tech University and Alumni Professor Scott Geller who is starting his 50th year at Virginia Tech with the Hokies!

Bishop Christine Mercy Johnson (she is Princess Diana’s cousin) and James writing the song with Scott, and how God is the #1 Songwriting instructor in our lives, how it works, how does the Lord teach James about songwriting?

The band got back together! Jim Hyatt, Shawn Fichter, James Mitchell, Buddy Hyatt, Glen Duncan, Kim Copeland producer, and Kelly Schoenfeld Engineer, and very special guest appearance with Rachel “Ray Williams” on vocals, and of course James and Christine on Executive production, songwriting, and James on Vocals.

“Here to Share and Care” makes it on the Gratitude album.

Thanking everyone for supporting the dharmic Evolution, making us the #1 Music Podcast in iTunes multiple times in Singapore, Japan, the UK, Germany, Australia, Canada, and the US.

Creating the song, the process, the conversations, the methods, and how to make it all happen!

“I AM VICTORIOUS” the album that you must hear! Unique, unusual, and amazing music like you have never heard before.

Check out the interview with James and Scott on the James O’Connor Agency youtube channel.

James Mitchell’s guitar playing, on at least 35 of James’ songs, his “one take” wonders that he brings to the table for every session that he plays on!

A good song can be made great by having great players!

Buddy Hyatt with an orchestra in his back pocket and how he puts the icing on the cake!

The Actively Caring People brand, what it is, what it does, and how it impacts all who benefit from this, Scott’s body of work is all based on psychology and he is very passionate about educating all who wish to learn about this fabulous movement.

Shining Hope on Humanity!
4Ocean, another brand that is doing amazing things for the planet, they are removing the plastics from the Ocean, they are turning fisherman who used to catch fish into the fisherman who now removes plastics from our once beautiful oceans!

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DE176 Laura Cheadle | Teaching us how to “Chill”

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Laura Cheadle teaching us how to “Chill”, her new album reveals the beautiful heart that beats beneath the groove in her soul~

Laura Cheadle a selfless and giving young woman, she is as beautiful on the inside and she is on the outside. A passionately driven singer-songwriter who is fiercely dedicated to her artistry and never shies away from any opportunity to dive deeper into her craft simply for the sake of doing it, because that’s what she was born to do.

Join me in this celebration of Laura’s brand new release “Chill” so let’s dive in together and witness a real artists rendition of what living life on your own terms is all about. Let's pick it up from Laura just finishing a 10 mile run at the Gym…….no wonder she can hold those notes forever!

Who is Laura Cheadle?

If you’re longing for some real music that you can feel in your heart, lyrics that speak to your soul, and a live performance with the power to blow the roof off the sky, you can stop right here. If you’re tired of all the staged choreography, blinding light shows, capes, costumes, lip-synching and auto-tunes that seems to have taken over live performances, you have found a place to rest, refresh, and renew. Welcome to the world of Laura Cheadle.

Along with her Family Band, she has opened for some of the biggest names in the business and won numerous awards, including “Best Indie Jazz/Blues Band” at WXPN sponsored Tri- State Indie Music Awards. She has performed on stages from NYC to London, appeared on 6ABC’s “Tuned In” as the very first viewer’s choice, the “NBC 10″ Show, and the National reality show “Next Great Family Band.” Laura was recently featured in Curve Magazine, named one of “100 Women We Love” in Go Magazine, and declared a “Super Woman” in South Jersey Magazine for her active Charity Work.

Never one to measure herself according to the trends of the times or the female singer “flavor of the month,” Laura has carved out her own lane since she began performing as a child, and she has done it the old-fashioned way, on pure talent. Gifted with a voice powerful enough to shake rafters, and tender enough to navigate the entire range of the emotional scale, Laura Cheadle is a singer commanding more than just a listen or a look. Her albums, like her concerts, are an experience. Inseparable from the truth of the songs she writes, the raw emotion that tears out of her reach deep into your heart with the kind of performance we now only see in films like “Woodstock.”

With a vocal style that is a mesmerizing blend of soulful blues and timeless rock with both feet planted firmly in the funk, she brings her own unique interpretation to every song she sings, regardless of the genre she takes on. Whether it’s a concert of her own material, a sophisticated cabaret show, or a monster blues jam at the close of a festival, what you see and hear is what you’ll always.

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DE175 Storyteller Series | Gender Genocide

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Gender Genocide

You girls gossip, like we drink Vodka, now we're both talking trash about each other's past, now you're alright, and were all wrong, I hear the DJ playing, that favorite breakup song.....

I can clearly see what we’ve come to be, what made us decide, to generate those ties, it’s a heartless exercise, and it’s tearing me inside, it’s just DNA colliding its Gender Genocide

So you got a divorce and it was all his fault of course, and me I’m spitting anger unloading on a stranger, you're on your 13th cosmo, and I’m dancing with Jack Daniels, it’s a never-ending learning journey, I’m not equipped to handle.

We used to be a perfect painting etched in colored glass, but we went crashing to the pavement, and we were shattered, then scattered, a trillion tiny shiny memories reflected through the glass, shattered then scattered, as the southern wind came whipping through our tortured torrid past.....

Why is divorce still so rampant among the countries of the world, some more than others. What country has the highest divorce rate in the world, and why? I just might have the answer in this episode!

It’s Trevor’s birthday today (July 25th) Trevor Kevin O’Connor you can check him out on DE63.

The divorce rate in the US is 53%, however, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Belgium, and Hungary are worse off with divorce rates exceeding 60% but get this, Chile has a 3% divorce rate, I may be moving to Chile today!

But the nutcracker of all nuts, “Maldives” the highest divorce rate in the world, the average local 30-year-old has already been married and divorced 3 times! and is ready for the 4th?? what??
Ironically it's also a favorite destination for newlyweds looking for romance on their honeymoon!

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Check out more interesting relationship stories in this one, there are some funny moments in here!

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DE174 Rakale Hannah | Bliss Guide and Abundance Coach

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Rakale Hannah is a Singer/Songwriter, Life Coach, and Motivational Speaker and is preparing to release her debut Album, Other Side Of Blue.

I'd like to discuss the journey of getting to the other side of blue. I also want to discuss the message behind Ho'ponopono, and #timesup.

 

On this episode:

- As I continued to do the work to heal my own life, people began to come to me for insight themselves and it was like my journey of self-discovery, was turning into an opportunity for me to be able to support other people, and doing what they love as well.

- I am so happy now to have slowed down the wills of a few things in my life so that I can focus on my first love which is music, I am excited to be here today to talk with you, someone who is so passionate about music!”

 - All of “you” can be in your life, I am a person who is passionate about personal development but I am also a singer and I get to be both of those things, in my album, my passion for personal development is there, as well as my love for R&B, soulful, sexy music.

- I have the capacity to hold space for the deeper work, but I like to be in forwarding motion, and that’s what I believe a life coach is”

- On Growing up: “I was at Church every Sunday, Wednesday, most Friday’s, some Saturdays, and I was only allowed to listen to Gospel music as a child.”

 

Rakale Hannah songs:

- Other Side of Blue
- Times Up
- Ho’ponopono
- Makin Music

 

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DE173 Storyteller Series | “I Wanna Be Loved” don’t we all?

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Todays featured song and subject on the Storyteller Series “I Wanna Be Loved”

What is about Love that drives us, tortures us, makes us indescribably high, and then makes us crash into the rocks on the lowest of low’s?

Let’s find out in this compelling episode that investigates the passion, the pain, the exhilaration and the fact that we all need it, and almost cannot exist without it, why is it what it is?

Listen to James discuss can object of Love, sharing some points from the following resources:

- Pragito Dove from the blog on the huff post
“Why Can Love Be So Painful?
- 6 Ways to Heal and Move On
- www.discovermeditation.com
- Chara Rodriguera “Chara.tv”
- Deepak Chopra “The Path to Love”
- J. Krishnamurti “On Love and Loneliness”
- James Kevin O’Connor “I Wanna Be Loved”
- www.jameskevinoconnor.com
- www.dharmicevolution.com 

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DE172 Storyteller Series | "Ride On", Won't you take a Ride with Me?

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Featuring "Ride on", track #9 from the "Geography of The Soul" album. Today dHarmic Evolution is #1 in iTunes podcast  music category in the USA, and in the top 5, in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Discussing Women's birthdays, why do they celebrate for a whole week? The Egyptians started this, followed by the Greeks........

Should we celebrate our birthday's?

What does God want us to do?

Ride On, and why I don't send my songs to other artists........

Christine Mercy Johnson's Ordination today!

Notable shows to listen to!

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DE 169 Joy Villa

DE 168 Professor Scott Geller Virgina Tech University

DE167 Linda Gambino | Gamble on Gambino!

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DE171 Storyteller Series | "Connected" the story behind the story...

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We are all Connected!

The leading song that started off the “Gratitude” Album.

Its a real-life story of the stock market, the Mob, Chapter 11 in Whippany NJ, Witness Protection, Congress and finally Nashville!

A BIG SCREEN MOVIE that was written, but was not created yet, but I wrote the song, I’m still waiting for you guys!

The Actors who had agreed to star in the film “Connected” were Shia LaBeouf, John Tobin, Sean Penn, James Caan, Mila Kunis, Aaron Tveit, and Eddie Marsan.

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Notable shows to listen to! 

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DE 168 Professor Scott Geller Virginia Tech Universit

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