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Niki Westerback – singer/songwriter  and lead vocalist for the all-female rock-band  Barbe-Q-Barbies  is our special guest on episode 18, season 2 of Music Matters with Darrell Craig Harris

Niki Westerback – singer/songwriter and lead vocalist for the all-female rock-band Barbe-Q-Barbies is our special guest on episode 18, season 2 of Music Matters with Darrell Craig Harris

May 10, 2021

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In this episode, I chat with one of my long-time friends Niki Westerback. Niki was discovered and encouraged to develop her singing skills by well-known vocal coach and record producer -Tracy Lipp of Helsinki Records. Since their first studio meeting, Niki has never looked back. Both her solo career and as the lead singer of the all-female heavy rock group - Barbe-Q-Barbies

Over the CV19 lockdown, Niki's was invited to provide multi-back vocals for the Euro-winning hard rock group - Lordi - Niki's successful solo singer/songwriter career is aptly titled Niki's Project, and her latest single 'Like a Clown' has just been released with poignant lyrics about being bullied. You can check out her music on her website, as well as some of her videos.

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Niki Westerback & Barbe-Q-Barbies website and social links.

https://nikisproject.com- (hey join Niki's mailing list on her website:) 

https://barbebarbies.com

https://www.instagram.com/nikisproject/

https://www.instagram.com/barbeqbarbies/

https://twitter.com/niki_rock

https://twitter.com/barbeqbarbies

https://www.facebook.com/nikisproject/

https://www.facebook.com/barbeqbarbies/

Big thanks to our friends at #AudioGeer and the team @shure for their awesome support! #Shure #MV7 #podcast mic!

Please check out our Music Matters podcast on @spotifypodcasts
Hey, also check out the New Music Matters Podcast Website- and Music Matters SWAG

And a 'Big Shout Out' and thanks for the support of the following:
Rodney Hall FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama Shure microphones
- Sullen Clothing-
Nigel J. my co-producer and voice over talent, all while running - Music Tribes Unite Media for our Podcast - Productions

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Waylon Reavis vocalist for Nu Metal Band  ‘A Killer’s Confession’  and former vocalist for ‘Mushroomhead’  chats with Darrell Craig Harris  on  episode 17 season two

Waylon Reavis vocalist for Nu Metal Band ‘A Killer’s Confession’ and former vocalist for ‘Mushroomhead’ chats with Darrell Craig Harris on episode 17 season two

May 7, 2021

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My chat with Waylon Revis, vocalist for 'A Killer Confession' and former 'Mushroomhead' vocalist was great fun while at the same time insightful. This is one happily married dude living in Florida. When listening to this chat I am sure like me you'll feel the clear sense that having faced personal adversity nothing now is gonna stop him from his razor-sharp focus to move forward in life. 

We cover lots of topics from his past, time with 'Mushroomhead'. How he has been dealing with life not touring due to CV19 and how he's preparing to go back out on tour and how he continues to develop his latest project 'A Killer Confession' and its music.  This was real quality time spent, and I hope we can do it again soon. 

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Please check out ALl the social media channels for Waylon Revis and 'A Killers Confession'.

https://www.facebook.com/WaylonReavisAKC/

https://www.facebook.com/akillersconfession

https://akillersconfession.myshopify.com/

 

Big thanks to our friends at #AudioGeer and the team @shure for their awesome support! #Shure #MV7 #podcast mic!

Please check out our Music Matters podcast on @spotifypodcasts
Hey, also check out the New Music Matters Podcast Website- and Music Matters SWAG

And a 'Big Shout Out' and thanks for the support of the following:
Rodney Hall FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama Shure microphones
- Sullen Clothing-
Nigel J. my co-producer and voice over talent, all while running - Music Tribes Unite Media for our Podcast - Productions

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Singer Bucky Heard of the Righteous Brothers -  well-known vocal coach and really nice all-round guy is our guest on Music Matters - episode  16 of season 2 -  with Darrell Craig Harris

Singer Bucky Heard of the Righteous Brothers - well-known vocal coach and really nice all-round guy is our guest on Music Matters - episode 16 of season 2 - with Darrell Craig Harris

May 3, 2021

 

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It's great to chat with Bucky Heard. He joined with  'The Righteous Brothers' in 2016 at the invitation of Bill Medley, who said he'd found not only an amazing voice, he also found the right chemistry pairing up with Bucky. Above and beyond singing with the Righteous Brothers, Bucky offers an online vocal singing coaching method he's developed called Vocal PREP Metrix. Working on a strong foundational balance between Pitch, Range, Endurance, and Power.

Bucky Heard is also an actor/director/producer.- Bucky has also teamed up with The Righteous Brother guitarist John Wedemeyer. and they're well-known on the local Las Vegas music scene. Bucky and I also cover a lot of ground in this podcast and Bucky offer's great insight on dealing with the current situation and tips for longevity in the music business. 

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Please checkout Bucky Heard on ALL his Social Media channels.
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Big thanks to our friends at #AudioGeer and the team @shure for their awesome support! #Shure #MV7 #podcast mic!

Please check out our Music Matters podcast on @spotifypodcasts
Hey, also check out the New Music Matters Podcast Website- and Music Matters SWAG

And a 'Big Shout Out' and thanks for the support of the following:
Rodney Hall FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama Shure microphones
- Sullen Clothing-
Nigel J. my co-producer and voice over talent, all while running - Music Tribes Unite Media for our Podcast - Productions

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Legendary platinum recording artist Mark Farner all-American frontman and guitarist, of Grand Funk Railroad - is our special guest on episode 15 – season 2 of Music Matters with Darrell Craig Harris.

Legendary platinum recording artist Mark Farner all-American frontman and guitarist, of Grand Funk Railroad - is our special guest on episode 15 – season 2 of Music Matters with Darrell Craig Harris.

April 30, 2021

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My special guest on this episode is a global legend with 14 top 40 hits, 5 Top 10 Hits, and 2 x number 1 Hits - a massive Talley of Gold and Platinum records, also he has over 30 million sold records to his credit. 

It was a real pleasure to chat with Mark Farner. A Flint, Michigan native, husband, father, and the all-American frontman and guitarist for
'Grand Funk Railroad'.  Plus Mark brought me up to speed on his latest project 'Mark Farner's American Band'.  Our quality time chatting together was very insightful and a real honor. 

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I highly recommend the website of Mark Farner and connecting with his social media channels. Also this Great New Video of Mark's latest release - "Never & Always" 
( Fan quote: Beautiful song and video! I’ve always loved your voice Mark - 50 years now! Wow! God bless! - Rebecca Luff )

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Big thanks to our friends at #AudioGeer and the team @shure for their awesome support! #Shure #MV7 #podcast mic!

Please check out our Music Matters podcast on @spotifypodcasts
Hey, also check out the New Music Matters Podcast Website- and Music Matters SWAG

And a 'Big Shout Out' and thanks for the support of the following:
Rodney Hall FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama Shure microphones
- Sullen Clothing-
Nigel J. my co-producer and voice over talent, all while running - Music Tribes Unite Media for our Podcast - Productions

Please, support, LIKE, and helps us grow - check out our Social Media pages:

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Grammy Award-Winning Producer, Keyboardist, Composer, arranger, and Synthesist - Jason Miles is the special guest on   episode 14 season 2  of Music Matters with Darrell Craig Harris

Grammy Award-Winning Producer, Keyboardist, Composer, arranger, and Synthesist - Jason Miles is the special guest on episode 14 season 2 of Music Matters with Darrell Craig Harris

April 23, 2021

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What a pleasure to chat with this legend of music. Let me ask you a question: What do Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, Sting, Roberta Flack, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Michael Jackson, David Sanborn, Vanessa Williams, and hundreds of other legendary artists and musicians have in common?

Yes...they've all worked with Grammy Award-winning producer, keyboardist, composer, arranger, and synthesist Jason Miles. For 46 years, Miles has contributed his vast array of talents and deep musicality to the success of these and countless other superstars and independent artists. This man's talent, knowledge, and stories could fill a book

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Actually, Jason Miles will be doing just that. The book is almost complete and is titled - The Extraordinary Journey of Jason Miles...A Musical Biography. Jason gives me little snippets of insider backstage/room things that are covered in this new book.

One, never to stand still, Jason shares exciting insights into the motivation(s) for his latest projects completed just before covid and while in lockdown, and he's fired up and ready to take his latest album -  Kind of New- Black Magic out onto an International tour.

This is a man with real genuine passion and energy for all things music, life, and love. Highly recommend you go over to his website, bookmark it and follow him on his social media channels.

Let's finish off with a quote about Jason Miles from another icon of the music industry;

 

“Jason Miles has raised the level of excellence for the musicians who have had the good fortune of working with him, myself included. He has enriched the lives of the millions of people who have listened to the music he plays, the recordings he produces, and the countless musicians he mentors and inspires. The work he did with my friends, Miles Davis and Marcus Miller have helped to define the modern face of jazz music."

- Roberta Flack

Here is the website link I promised to keep up to date with ALL things -  Jason Miles Music - website. Plus his social media and music channels.
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 Big thanks to our friends at #AudioGeer and the team @shure for their awesome support! #Shure #MV7 #podcast mic!

Please check out our Music Matters podcast on @spotifypodcasts
Hey, also check out the New Music Matters Podcast Website- and Music Matters SWAG

And a 'Big Shout Out' and thanks for the support of the following:
Rodney Hall FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama Shure microphones
- Sullen Clothing-
Nigel J. my co-producer and voice over talent, all while running - Music Tribes Unite Media for our Podcast - Productions

Please, support, LIKE, and helps us grow - check out our Social Media pages:

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Northern Mexican Journalist and Radio Host - Edna Martinez - Chats about arts, culture and politics on episode 13 - season two of Music Matters with Darrell Craig Harris

Northern Mexican Journalist and Radio Host - Edna Martinez - Chats about arts, culture and politics on episode 13 - season two of Music Matters with Darrell Craig Harris

April 16, 2021

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What great fun and a real pleasure to chat with Edna Martinez

Who is both a journalist and public radio station host on the public Radio Universidad Cuauhtemoc station. Her popular radio show - "MONITOR" offers vital up to date information on all elements of arts, culture and political commentary in the northern region of Chihuahua. 

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Edna and I covered a lot of ground in a very short space of time. Well what do you expect when chatting with a seasoned radio show host. Listen in and hear how daily life in this part of Mexico is a great place to visit.

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For more information, please visit  Radio Universided Cuauhtemoc and social media pages.
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A Big thanks to our friends at #AudioGeer and the team @shure for their awesome support! #Shure #MV7 #podcast mic!

Please check out our Music Matters podcast on @spotifypodcasts
Hey, also check out the New Music Matters Podcast Website- and Music Matters SWAG

And a Big Shout and thanks for the support of the following: Rodney Hall FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama Shure microphones Affliction clothing  and Nigel J. my co-producer and voice over talent, all while running - Music Tribes Unite Media for our Podcast - Productions

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Social Media Superstars - Dylan ‘N’  Alice -  chat about their Multiple Viral Videos,  New alternative Rock music and Upcoming tour plans on episode 12  season 2 of Music Matters Podcast

Social Media Superstars - Dylan ‘N’ Alice - chat about their Multiple Viral Videos, New alternative Rock music and Upcoming tour plans on episode 12 season 2 of Music Matters Podcast

April 9, 2021

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It was great to hang out with the three members of Dylan 'N' Alice - Michael, Dylan and Tommy...what great guys, talented  and mega following on their social media channels. 

Dylan the lead vocalist is well known for his YouTube, TikTok, Facebook videos, as well as several tv show appearances! His most popular video has over 115,000 million views...awesome music!

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Check out their website = Dylan 'N' Alice and social media channels below.

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A Big thanks to our friends at #AudioGeer and the team @shure for their awesome support! #Shure #MV7 #podcast mic!

Please check out our Music Matters podcast on @spotifypodcasts
Hey, also check out the New Music Matters Podcast Website- and Music Matters SWAG

And a Big Shout and thanks for the support of the following: Rodney Hall FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama Shure microphones Affliction clothing  and Nigel J. my co-producer and voice over talent, all while running - Music Tribes Unite Media for our Podcast - Productions

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Hear the unmistakable soulful voice of Finnish musician, composer, arranger and vocal coach - Charlotta Kerbs  on Episode 11 - Season 2 of Music Matters Podcast

Hear the unmistakable soulful voice of Finnish musician, composer, arranger and vocal coach - Charlotta Kerbs on Episode 11 - Season 2 of Music Matters Podcast

April 8, 2021

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What a pleasure to chat with and hear sing the unmistakable soulful voice of Finnish musician, composer, arranger and vocal coach Charlotta Kerbs. (also affectionately known as) Charlotta Curves. 

I've been following Charlotta on YouTube and social media for sometime, and she's always amazed me with the versatility of her voice, with its deep expression and amazing tone. As I mentioned it's one of those voices that is immediately recognizable. Please listen in and hear for yourself - I actually had tears flowing with her first of two songs she sings for us. The second is a haunting folk song and reminds me of many of the reasons I admire and love the time I've spent over in the lands of the Nordics.

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I recommend you check out all things Charlotta Kerbs (also known as) Charlotta Curves on her social media channels.

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A Big thanks to our friends at #AudioGeer and the team @shure for their awesome support! #Shure #MV7 #podcast mic!

Please check out our Music Matters podcast on @spotifypodcasts
Hey, also check out the New Music Matters Podcast Website- and Music Matters SWAG

And a Big Shout and thanks for the support of the following: Rodney Hall FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama Shure microphones Affliction clothing  and Nigel J. my co-producer and voice over talent, all while running - Music Tribes Unite Media for our Podcast - Productions

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Finnish singing superstar and good friend Jannike Sondstrom reconnects with Darrell Craig Harris on Music Matters Podcast Episode 10 of Season 2

Finnish singing superstar and good friend Jannike Sondstrom reconnects with Darrell Craig Harris on Music Matters Podcast Episode 10 of Season 2

April 2, 2021

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What a pleasure to reconnect with this Finnish Pop superstar, kind and lovely personality. I've travelled to Finland fifteen times now.  It's people, the landscape and the energy have a special part that lives within me. Listen in as Jannike shares some fascinating insights about her start in music which is very much a vocation for her. Jannike also shares some updates and whats on her immediate horizon.

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A Big thanks to our friends at #AudioGeer and the team @shure for their awesome support! #Shure #MV7 #podcast mic!

Please check out our Music Matters podcast on @spotifypodcasts
Hey, also check out the New Music Matters Podcast Website- and Music Matters SWAG

And a Big Shout and thanks for the support of the following: Rodney Hall FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama Shure microphones Affliction clothing  and Nigel J. my co-producer and voice over talent, all while running - Music Tribes Unite Media for our Podcast - Productions

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Actress, singer and show producer – Erin Baltsar is our special guest on Music Matters Podcast on Episode 09 - S2

Actress, singer and show producer – Erin Baltsar is our special guest on Music Matters Podcast on Episode 09 - S2

March 28, 2021

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It's a real pleasure to chat with actress, singer and show producer – Erin Baltsar.  This ladies career path has taken her right across both the continental United States, Europe and beyond. Performing in off broadway and regional shows and onto New York. Erin is currently starring in FRIENDS! The Musical Parody which pivots to Paris Las Vegas to continue its successful off-Broadway run that pokes fun at the show we know and love.  Erin also formed and manages a Vintage Jazz trio called 'The Swing It! Girls' - performing great music and entertainment to the servicemen and women of the united states armed forces and the general public alike. Erins professional credits include theater, film and television.

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Find out more about Erin Baltsar - The Swing It"! Girls and more. 

A Big thanks to our friends at #AudioGeer and the team @shure for their awesome support! #Shure #MV7 #podcast mic!

Please check out our Music Matters podcast on @spotifypodcasts
Hey, also check out the New Music Matters Podcast Website- and Music Matters SWAG

And a Big Shout and thanks for the support of the following: Rodney Hall FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama Shure microphones Affliction clothing  and Nigel J. my co-producer and voice over talent, all while running - Music Tribes Unite Media for our Podcast - Productions

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