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May 24, 2019
DE218 Eugene Foley, Entertainment Super Agent shares his musical wisdom for all creatives!
Quotes from Gene:  On work Ethic: “Yes there is no question as I am looking around the office at the Gold Records and Grammy awards on the walls here,  every single one of these people is workaholics, just like I am, they are not just talent waiting for the phone to ring”.
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53 min
May 17, 2019
DE217 Ivy Alex, a unique and very special Singer/Songwriter
Pianist, singer-songstress and Berklee Alumni Ivy Alex is paving a new path for music with her mixed styles of jazz, classical, neo-soul, and pop. The gypsy pianist, singer, composer and producer writes on subjects of love, loss, heartbreak, and inner wisdom.
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57 min
May 10, 2019
DE216 Chris Eves and The New Normal in the Jam Band Spotlight!
In this episode of DE216, James meets with Chris Eves, Author and leader of the Rock Jam Band Chris Eves and the New Normal. James and Chris get into some cool discussions about creating music, life on the road, bad food! Old guitars and vintage amplifiers. Peach Fest, Taco Bell, Alternate Tuning, Tony Markellis and where to find the good food! Olive the cat, and of course Jessica’s Eyes. It’s all here in this weeks episode of the dHarmic Evolution!  Featured Songs:  - Green and Blue  - Walking on a Wire - New Normal - When the Stars Fall (Video)  Chris Eves and the New Normal blur the lines between rock, funk, country, and blues with a healthy dose of jam band influences. Thoughtful lyrics blend seamlessly with solid roots rock riffs, pop sensibilities and, catchy hooks. Based out of Syracuse NY, the band has shared the stage with such diverse artists as the Zac Brown Band, Jon Fishman of Phish, Gov't Mule, Cheap Trick, Gregg Allman, and many others. Their debut album is scheduled to be released in December 2017.  Chris Eves and the New Normal has been featured recently in Relix, A&R Factory and Skope Magazine as well as featurettes in Jammerzine, Jam Band Purist and The Old School Project. Among their many shows and festival appearances, which includes a headlining slot in The Jam For The Land Festival (Stowe, VT), Sterling Stage Festival Ameribeat (Sterling, NY), Seedstock (Cortland, NY), Rochester Fringe Fest (Rochester, NY), Taste Of Syracuse (Syracuse, NY) and the Corn Hill Arts and Music Festival (Rochester, NY) coming up in the 2019 festival season CHRIS EVES AND THE NEW NORMAL have already secured billing for Flannel Fest (Rochester, NY) as well as The Strawberry Jam Music Festival (Turin, NY) and they are securing more festival appearances in the coming weeks.  Chris Eves and the New Normal has played some of the region’s top venues and supported some amazing talent as well, including multiple supporting roles at The Westcott Theater opening for jam powerhouse SPAFFORD, JAZZ IS PHISH and ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND. Funk N Waffles with the likes of THE HEAVY PETS, THE MELTING NOMADS and SOPHISTAFUNK. And, at esteemed venues throughout the Northeast including legendary places like The Bitter End, Nectars, Arch Street Tavern, Flour City Station and The Range. Chris Eves has even joined the ZAC BROWN BAND on stage for a rendition of their hit song “Keep Me in Mind”. Dates are filling up fast and tour announcements will be released in the coming weeks. More information about their tour schedule, music videos and links to their debut SAMMY Award-nominated album, “Find Your Way” can be found below.  Chris Eves and the New Normal “Chris Eves and The New Normal seamlessly integrate many genres of music from Jam to Alt-Rock. I believe ‘Find Your Way’ is a great platform for this band to build upon and grow exponentially.” – Jambandpurist.com  "'Find Your Way' is a debut album with shine and depth, and The New Normal might be the best new band out of Syracuse" – NYSmusic.com  “Chris Eves and The New Normal are sure to be a crowd favorite with their riveting instrumentals and unforgettable lyrical melodies.” Indie-spoonful.com You can follow Chris here: Website www.chrisevesandthenewnormal.com Facebook @chrisevesandthenewnormal Twitter @TheNewNormal315 Instagram @chrisevesandthenewnormal Youtube Chris Eves and the New Normal ReverbNation www.reverbnation.com/chrisevesandthenewnormal Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! Follow our Host www.thejamesoconnoragency.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow our Podcast www.dharmicevolution.com Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group  
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65 min
May 3, 2019
DE215 Depression Fighters For You
In this episode of DE215, The show opens with the track mix of “Speak To Me” this was written about two people having an exchange of energy (conversation) with each other, without ever speaking a word to each other. James shares his work in progress, Ebook free download of “Depression fighters for you” that will be available to all as a free download, it’s a valuable tool to keep with you on your phone and will allow you to access it anytime that nasty depressed state sneaks up on you! He also reaches out to YOU! the audience to help him decide on Depression Fighter #7 to complete the Ebook, he is not giving away his thoughts on it, as he wants and values YOUR ideas! Please let him know your thoughts on the blog post, leave a comment, or an idea, we love to hear from you! Strategy #1 You Gotta Move! I learned this one 20 years ago from Tony Robbins, and it remains at the top of my list. Get up, get out, get moving! It really is that simple, you don’t even need any complicated exercise program (although anything physical will help) Just start walking, then maybe you turn it into a faster walk as your blood gets moving, then perhaps a jog. We have an old saying in the Yoga Community, “the hardest part is just showing up” and it is so true. It’s so easy to turn on the TV, flop into an easy chair or couch and open a big bag of potato chips and a beer. But if you are feeling low and depressed, you just put three more strikes against feeling better. No movement, bad food, and alcohol, you will not be feeling better today. Releasing feel-good endorphins, natural cannabis-like brain chemicals (endogenous cannabinoids) and other natural brain chemicals that can enhance your sense of well-being. Taking your mind off worries so you can get away from the cycle of negative thoughts that feed depression and anxiety. Doing 30 minutes or more of exercise a day for three to five days a week may significantly improve depression or anxiety symptoms. But smaller amounts of physical activity — as little as 10 to 15 minutes at a time — may make a difference. It may take less time exercising to improve your mood when you do more-vigorous activities, such as running or bicycling. Strategy #2 You Gotta Laugh! Use disruptive tactics like putting on a few comedy clips, (for me its usually the three stooges) There is nothing better than putting this thing called “Life” into its proper perspective, ie; don’t take everything so seriously that you forget that “you gotta laugh” When you look at 3 adult men sleeping in the same bed till noon fully clothed, you know that your life is really very good comparatively! Did you ever notice that when you start laughing at something you're whole mood changes in an instant? The phrase “laughter is the best medicine” is so true, it's one way to forget your troubles, think about the now, and not the tomorrow, as Jesus teaches, tomorrow will have enough trouble in of itself, put your focus on today, (and him!) Laughing releases endorphins, the body’s “feel good” chemicals. Therefore, it provides short-term relief from tension and worry. Moreover, laughing reduces stress and strengthens social connections. As a result, one of the many benefits of laughter and humor is the power to combat anxiety and depression, according to researchers. Therefore, laughter is good medicine for mental health. Laughter is also a good tool to connect in social settings, go to a comedy club, meet new people, change your entire perspective, get busy and start laughing your ass off! Strategy #3 You Gotta help somebody! If you are feeling low, one of the fastest turn arounds for your mood of self-pity, oh poor me, Isolationism, and falling down and worshiping your own discomfort is to find someone who is really struggling! There are plenty out there who have real struggles, not enough food, water, and no place to sleep. If you want to change your mood, and your core beliefs, find someone who needs a kind word, a sandwich, a cup of coffee, or just a smile and a handshake. While many of us feel too stressed and busy to worry about helping others or say we’ll focus on doing good deeds when we have more “spare time”, evidence shows that helping others is actually beneficial for your own mental health and wellbeing and even benefit your physical health! I challenge you to go up to the next stranger that you see that looks like they are having trouble making ends meet, or if that is too much of a leap, check out people getting in their cars with groceries or using a walker, ask if you can help. It takes very little time and effort and I promise it will leave them with a feeling of Gratitude, and it will also leave you with a warm glow in your heart, and the Gratitude you feel will be even greater than theirs! Now get out there and help someone today! Do not wait until tomorrow, someone needs you right now! Strategy #4 You Gotta be loved! Another thing that is very necessary for everyone is the human touch. It is important to give and receive, if you have no significant other in your life, you can get this from having your hair washed, cut, and washed again. (it’s what I do) I also get massages regularly as there are many benefits of a great massage including the human touch. Physical touch is known to improve the function of your immune system as well as reduce diseases such as those associated with the heart and blood. One study on women found that receiving more hugs from their partners led to lower heart rates and blood pressure! The benefits of physical touch and the biological releases that come with it go beyond social bonding and can manifest positively in your mental and physical health. Known as the “feel good” hormone, oxytocin helps inspire positive thinking and maintaining an optimistic outlook on the world. The role of oxytocin for bonding also extends to helping generate feelings of compassion during interactions. This can contribute to an expansion of trust among individuals during social situations. Now it’s time to go out and spread the love!  Strategy #5 You Gotta eat something wholesome! There is more and more evidence each day about how a healthy meal plan contributes to better mental health, not just physical health. I changed up my meal plan about 4 years ago, I dropped 18 lbs, and have not only kept it off, but I am more focused, driven, and have a more evenly distributed energy supply each and every day, no wild swings and then crashes. Notice I said, “meal plan” not diet, diets don’t work, they never have, and they never will. I eat as much food as I want, I am just selective about it. I borrowed this list from the “Kendal at Oberlin” blog post, titled “Diet considerations for a healthy mind” You will find this list repeated over and over in so many similar types “best foods” articles. After scanning I spotted 8 out of 10 foods that I eat almost every day. Dark chocolate (with at least 85% cocoa) Turmeric Kale Sweet potatoes Berries (blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry) Garbanzo beans Walnuts Fish with omega-3 fatty acids (mackerel, lake trout, herring, wild salmon) Red wine Green tea  Strategy #6 You Gotta Love the Drugs! No, I am not talking about social, recreational and illegal drugs. I am talking about the ones that you are wired to enjoy anytime you choose. Dopamine, Serotonin, Adrenalin, Oxytocin, they are all within our ability to enjoy whenever we decide to manufacture them. Like the roller coaster ride, or hang gliding, you just climb aboard and you receive that flood of endorphins, that start kicking in and you say to yourself wow where did that come from? We tend to forget about this experience, and you can receive this benefit with all kinds of different activities if you choose to, and I think you should choose to Because there is nothing like feeling good. This is very cool as it goes back to what I stated previously, I want the dopamine, the serotonin, adrenalin, and the oxytocin, as they are the things that keep you young and healthy. When you are a teenager you never think twice about jumping on the fastest, highest Ferris wheel, or the nastiest roller coaster, but as you get older you start to taper off and say “Nah, you know what, I’m reading the paper, or I’m going out for coffee, you forget that you can still take your shirt off and just start running, or jump on a bike and take a ride. So we have got to remind ourselves that these things are really really good for us, so that’s what I’m saying about the drugs, ‘that’s the stuff that I want” I want the natural drugs, I want to feel amazing! Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! Follow our Host www.thejamesoconnoragency.com facebook twitter instagram Follow our Podcast www.dharmicevolution.com Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group
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25 min
April 26, 2019
DE214 English Bob and Peter Griffin, Sword fighting in the Studio!
In this episode of DE214, The show opens with the track mix of “Gratitude” this is a unique mix and features a nice complement between James’ clean Stratocaster tone, and James Mitchell’s heavier rocked out Les Paul sound, especially in the beginning of the track. It has a very “Petty esque” tone that is luscious to the senses. In this episode of DE214, The show opens with the track mix of “Gratitude” this is a unique mix and features a nice complement between James’ clean Stratocaster tone, and James Mitchell’s heavier rocked out Les Paul sound, especially in the beginning of the track. It has a very “Petty esque” tone that is luscious to the senses. The show features the final “Mastered” version of the song “Gratitude” at the close of the show that is also the title track that went on the album of the same name. In this episode, we discuss: • James drove on his trip to the entire lower Eastern seaboard, then came back North through Florida’s West Coast and into Nashville for a few days, then off to Morehead Kentucky to visit my friend and extraordinary guitarist George Barker, his wife Kris, and his brother Welton, both George and Welton are alumni of the infamous but most amazing band from the mid 70’s “Tangent”. • English Bob stops by to visit, in his classic Jalopy, English Bob is a bit nervous and reticent to meet with Peter Griffin again as Peter showed up as a real cartoon on the last visit. James comments on English Bob’s brightened suspenders that were recently treated with Iodine and then Vulcanized. English is using a new service “Yandal Booenpicken” who specializes in Iodine and Vulcanization techniques, giving them a bright and cheery, and effective, yandy, glassy of hangy.  • There are no siestas in Lower Ipswitch, English sputters like a car as he gets stuck on his magnanimity approach. He then describes Yandal’s second business, that he opens in the afternoon, “Boone Pickens Chickens”. • Yandals process for best chicken, “He bakes it, he broilers is, he fries it, then he barbecues it. He does all four procedures. Feathers are optional, special orders, don’t upset us, just let us serve you, and be a guest of us” The “ruffle effect”.                      • English Bob’s pocket watch goes off and it's time for his deep knee bends. • Peter Griffin arrives and has swords with him, and being a cartoon character he immediately projects a hologram of a freeway right in the studio and almost gets James run over by a truck. Best Quotes from English Bob: “Yandal is a groundbreaking Booenpicken chicken man”.                “Oh a tempest in the Titanic”.  “Well Peter, you see I have been the most famous man alive in lower Ipswitch, when it comes to fencing, yes I can lunge, parret, or engarde”.                                               “Take that, you big bellied ballet dancer you”. “James are you aware that you have a freeway running through your studio at the moment?”  • On James Kevin’s music: “It tends to remind me of Howling Wolf stuck in a peach tree overnight. Best quotes from Peter Griffin: “Hey how about this, get a load of my flamethrower”             “Damn the Torpedoes, full stampede and buffalo ahead”. “English Bob, your quite the swordsman, and I will always Paul Revere this dharmiconalova, as long as I live, and I never thought I would be in a swords contest today when I brought the swords, James Kevin”. Best quotes from James: • On calling the sword fight: “English Bob looks like he has the upper hand so far, I think he is going to slip in his world famous Ubiquitous Larchmont Move any second, (patent pending of course), but I understand that Peter Griffin has a Big Belly Ballet move that may be a close-sleeper”. “Wow both opponents giving it all that they have, they left nothing on the floor today in this unbelievable swordsmanship, as I’ve never seen before”. “Gentlemen, I don’t have a hat on, but if I did, it would be off to both of you”. Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! Follow our Host www.thejamesoconnoragency.com facebook twitter instagram Follow our Podcast www.dharmicevolution.com Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group
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31 min
April 19, 2019
DE213 Good Friday, It Is Finished!
On the road, this week having meetings with friends, business associates, going to Richmond Va, then to Sarasota Fla, then Saint Petersburg, then Tampa, then off to Nashville for 3 days, then to Moorhead Kentucky, then back to NJ. This was not a relaxing trip as I did too many miles in the car. However it would not make sense to fly to these destinations, as there would be too many airline and car rental connections in such a short amount of time, so I opted to meditate on a long car journey, it will most likely end up over 3000 miles in less than a week. Sharing the song “Amen” and “It Is Finished” this week as we celebrate the last days of Jesus right up to his last dying breath on the cross as he spoke to his Father in Heaven, with “It Is Finished” “All churches have good and bad” “God did not create a religion, the man did” Quick recap To begin describing what happened on Good Friday, we need to quickly recap the events that led up to this point. Basically, Jesus had been betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas, who let the authorities know where Jesus was. So after the Last Supper, and whilst the disciples were sleeping in the garden of Gethsemane, soldiers came and arrested Jesus. Jesus before the court During the night of his arrest, Jesus was taken to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of the Jewish law and the elders had assembled. One of Jesus’ disciples, Peter, followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome. The chief priests and the whole court were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they didn’t find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally, two came forward and, after some questioning, were able to convict Jesus on blasphemy charges. Peter Disowns Jesus As mentioned earlier, Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, listening to what was taking place. At this point, a bunch of locals thought they recognized him and accused him of being a follower of Jesus. Afraid of the repercussions, Peter denied knowing Jesus three times. It was at this point that Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” He went outside and wept bitterly, full of shame. Judas hangs himself Still early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders made their plans on how to have Jesus executed. They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of the area during the time. When Judas saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, which he was given for informing them on Jesus’ location. Judas threw the money into the temple and left. He then went away and hanged himself. Jesus before Pilate Meanwhile, Jesus stood before Pilate and the governor asked him about the charges leveled against him by the Jewish court. Pilate was amazed that Jesus didn’t try to deny the charges. During these days, it was the governor’s custom at the time of festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. At that time, they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Barabbas. When the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them if they wanted him or Jesus to be released. The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed. “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify him!” “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But the mob continued to shout for Jesus to be crucified. When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, and saw that an uproar was starting, he washed his hands in front of the crowd, telling them that killing Jesus was their responsibility. He then released Barabbas to them, had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. The soldiers mock Jesus Pontius Pilate’s soldiers then took Jesus into a Roman courtyard. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him; they then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him, mocking him, before proceeding to physically abuse him. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him. The crucifixion of Jesus As the soldiers were going out, they met a man called Simon, forcing him to carry the cross that would be used to crucify Jesus. They came to a place called Golgotha. There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Sitting down, they kept watching over him there. Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left, including a man named Dismas. Those who passed by hurled insults at Jesus, shaking their heads and mocking his claims of being God. The death of Jesus From noon until three in the afternoon, darkness came over the area. At about 3 pm, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of those standing there heard this, one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. Then, when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he died. At that moment, the earth shook, rocks split and tombs broke open. The bodies of various holy people who had died were raised to life. When the centurion, and those with him who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, now believing that he was the Son of God. Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Jesus’ mother, Mary. The burial of Jesus As evening approached, there came a rich man called Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pontius Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate obliged. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. At this point, many of Jesus’ disciples must have felt a sense of despair. But as we know, the events three days later on Easter Sunday completely changed that… Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group You can get a new “Gratitude” album here
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29 min
April 12, 2019
DE212 “Flyin” How Does It Feel To Have Wind Under Your Wings?
Quotes from James in this episode: “The feeling of euphoria and emancipation in your own personal life, whatever that is, it could be the end of a relationship, a situation, and/or it could be the beginning of something brand new, they are usually wrapped in the same package. As one ends, a new journey begins.” “Facing the unknown, not knowing exactly where I am going and when, and just letting God lead me to where he wants me next. I find this very exciting in some ways. You do however need to have tremendous faith in him and you must trust, and allow yourself to be led”… Maps and Geography: Maps were always so fascinating to me, as a kid I loved maps and they were always so intriguing to me, I just loved them and loved seeing the different things on maps, where you are, where you live, what is surrounding you, is it mountains, lakes, streams, forests? Or is it all a concrete jungle? I have met people who have no concept of maps, and I must immediately pull out a map and show them how it works, how you can put the mapping image in their brain and use it to give them a better perspective on where they are. Perhaps no one bothered to ever teach them about maps? NYC is a perfect example of how to use mapping to your advantage, everything is laid out in a grid North, South, East, and West. It’s a perfect place to practice your mapping abilities, all the avenues run North and South, and all the streets run East and West. We all have different abilities when it comes to learning. None of us receive interpret and disseminate information the same way, therefore no two people have the same capacity to ingest and apply knowledge the same way, we are all wired completely different! While you are discovering your new hobby of studying maps and Geography, don’t forget to investigate the Geography of Your Soul! Emancipation, Homelessness, the New Chapter, and President Lincoln: I spent the last year with my Mom, who was elderly and very sick, she had dementia and she passed away a few weeks ago. I had moved into her house a year ago, so I am now homeless! However, it feels like emancipation, let me explain. I know that she made it into heaven, so that is certainly something to celebrate. I have been feeling emancipated in some ways as a certain chapter of my life has now concluded, and I am looking at a fresh virgin canvas. Facing the unknown, not knowing exactly where I am going and when, and just letting God lead me to where he wants me next. I find this very exciting in some ways. You do however need to have tremendous faith in him and you must trust, and allow yourself to be led… Lincoln had a mountain to climb to get the Emancipation Proclamation passed, it was a political quagmire that he had to navigate using all of his brilliant legal skills, his creativity, his humor, wit, passion, and sense of humor to get this bill passed. There were four border states that could have swung towards the South had things not aligned properly, that may have changed the course of the war, and we might have had two countries today instead of one! Lincoln knew that slavery was morally wrong and he could not in good conscience allow this to continue under his administration. The feeling of euphoria and emancipation in your own personal life, whatever that is, it could be the end of a relationship, a situation, and/or it could be the beginning of something brand new, they are usually wrapped in the same package. As one ends, a new journey begins. What about Drugs, and Your Relationship with Drugs? No, I am not talking about social, recreational and illegal drugs. I am talking about the ones that you are wired to enjoy anytime you choose. Dopamine, Serotonin, Adrenalin, Oxytocin, they are all within our ability to enjoy whenever we decide to manufacture them. Like the roller coaster ride, you climb aboard and you receive that flood of endorphins, that start kicking in and you say to yourself wow where did that come from? We tend to forget about this experience, and you can receive this benefit with all kinds of different activities if you choose to, and I think you should choose to. Because there is nothing like feeling good. Eustress, and what is it?: We have stress in our life, but we also have eustress, (the good stress) We all experience stress at some point. Whether it’s daily chronic stress or occasional bumps in the road, stress can sneak up on us at any time. What you may not know about stress is that it’s not all bad. In fact, we can experience eustress, or positive stress, just as frequently as we do negative stress. If the idea of positive stress is new to you, you’re not alone. Most of us equate all stress with negative experiences. Clinical psychiatrist Dr. Michael Genovese says we rarely think of stress as a positive thing, but eustress is just that — positive stress. “Exciting or stressful events cause a chemical response in the body,” he explained. Eustress is usually a product of nerves, which can be brought on when faced with a fun challenge. Genovese says this is important because, without eustress, our well-being can suffer. “Eustress helps us stay motivated, work toward goals, and feel good about life,” he added. This is very cool as it goes back to what I stated previously, I want the dopamine, the serotonin, adrenalin, and the oxytocin then are the things that keep you young and healthy. When you are a teenager you never think twice about jumping on the fastest, highest Ferris wheel, or the meanest roller coaster, but as you get older you start to taper off and say “Nah, you know what, I’m reading the paper, or I’m going for coffee, you forget that you can still take your shirt off and just start running or jump on a bike and take a ride. So we have got to remind ourselves that these things are really really good for us, so that’s why I’m saying about the drugs, ‘that’s the stuff that I want” I want the natural drugs, I want the Eustress! Traveling: I have met a lot of travelers through the dHarmic Evolution, and what a gift, all of these fabulous ladies and gentlemen who travel the world with their art, with their talents, with their abilities, and I have learned so much through them, and traveling is such a wonderful thing and some people are just never acclimated to it or perhaps they are a little afraid of it, I think, especially having a relationship with someone and you can’t travel alone in some instances, so you are always together. I think there is something missed when that happens, because when you strip away all the crutches, and you do it all on your own, you learn one fundamental thing, and that is, you can make up your own fun as you go, and its very cool to just be able to be so aloof, and to be so free, and to be able to say, I’m ready to move on, I’m going to go do something else today. Mexico: I was traveling in Mexico a few years back and was staying at this nice all-inclusive Hotel packages that allowed you to stay at any one of 10 or 12 Hotels that were all very nice places. So I am at what is now the Hard Rock Hotel on the Riviera Mya, south of Cancun and it’s Saturday night around 11:00 PM, I am sitting by myself at the bar and I have been noticing that it is mostly families with their kids here. So I ask the bartender about another hotel, we look at a map together, I ask him to call me a cab, and I went up to my room, packed in about 4 minutes, came down jumped into a cab, and I was checked into a new hotel in less than an hour, different vibe, different experience, just will it, and it can be done! Traveling, I can’t recommend it enough, its just killer, it is awesome! “Flyin”: Flyin is one of the most magnificent things you can do to accomplish all of the things I described earlier with the eustress, getting that dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline, oxytocin, endorphins and whatever other cool chemicals your brain can create. The natural drugs that are locked up in your brain just waiting for you to insert the key and say “go baby go”! How about commercial airlines, some people are afraid to fly, and for those of you who hate take offs, do this, put on some kick-ass music, put on the most killer thing that just rocks your world, strap on your headphones, put your seat back, but your head back, and don’t resist that feeling of take off, do the opposite, embrace that feeling as your rushing down the runway to the sound of music that lights you up. It’s one of my favorite thing’s, I just love to take off’s. You can apply the same strategy on landing, just get into the music, relax and enjoy the experience. I tried this in real time with someone I was traveling with a long time ago, and it worked like a charm for her. She was all freaked out about both take-offs and landing, but the music and the strategy worked well for her. If the music is not the buzz for you, take the persons hand you are sitting next to, and say a prayer with them. Hang gliding: I did this in Saint Croix off the back of a boat, what a rush, what a great time, I was feeling all of the chemicals! I want to do a free launch off the top of a mountain, that’s on the “next” list. Skydiving: This is kind of an ultimate rush, 12,000’ and then reaching 120 miles an hour, like a peregrine falcon having so much fun! No spinning and whirlies for me! I told the lead guy who I jumped with not to do that, as it made me a bit sick, but that aside the jump was a rush! Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group You can get a new “Gratitude” album here
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31 min
April 5, 2019
DE211 “Eritrean Eyes”, Peace and Prosperity On The Red Sea!
Have you ever been in terrifying fear for your life? This episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast is James’ song “Eritrean Eyes”, inspired by a friend of James’. For the purposes of this episode, James will refer to his friend as Martha. James gives a brief background on the country of Eritrea, located in the Horn of Africa between Sudan and Ethiopia and bordering the Red Sea. From the 1980s until 2000, Eritrea was at war or at the brink of war with Ethiopia, and times for Martha and her family were quite rough. One day, her father didn’t return home and it was presumed that he had been recruited to join the military, which was very common during those years. Another time, her uncle was rushing home to beat the curfew and when he was right outside their door, he was shot dead. The glimmer of hope for Martha’s family, however, was that her grandmother was a wealthy businesswoman who had saved up the money necessary to smuggle their whole family out of the country under the cover of darkness. This excursion started with the family being smuggled under an onion truck and walking through deep sand and ended safely in the United States. Many years later, Martha was finally able to see her father again, which was an answer to her prayers. Martha has since built a life in the US, loving freedom, Jesus, working hard, and being a dedicated mother. When James met Martha, his eyes were opened to her upbringing and culture as well as the prevalence of the persecution of Christians around the world. Additionally, the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia recently opened, and the people on both sides of the border have been pleasantly surprised by the positive impacts of this simple act of peace. Links: You can find BBC article James mentioned here You can find information about Eritrea here  Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group You can get a new “Gratitude” album here
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30 min
March 29, 2019
DE210 Are You Victorious? It Is There For You!
Have you thought about your everlasting life, the one that is Eternity? There is not one thing that you own that you will take with you when you go, including your body. Have you embraced what has been offered to you? Let’s dig in and find out.  Reprinted from the Blog of Harold Herring:  Have you watched a television series where the star of the show is seemingly always in eminent peril? No matter how real the scene feel. . .you can know for sure. . .that the creator and writers of the television show will never kill the hero or the star. . .who plays the hero. Just like the movies. . .you’re a star that will never be defeated by the enemy.  In fact, not only will you not lose. . .you win every single time. Here are three scriptures which should strengthen and energize your faith against every attack of the enemy. First, 2 Corinthians 4:8 in the Amplified Bible says: “We are hedged in (pressed) on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair.” The attack on you, your family, health or finances. . .may be intense. . .but you will never be defeated.  So why be afraid? Hebrews 13:6 in the Amplified Bible says: “So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?”  Have you ever heard the song “Unbreakable” by Fireflight?  Probably not, because it’s a Christian rock band. . .however, the song contains some amazing faith-filled lyrics. “Where are the people that accused me? The ones who beat me down and bruised me They hide just out of sight, can’t face me in the light They’ll return but I’ll be stronger “God I want to dream again, take me where I’ve never been I wanna go there, this time I’m not scared Now I am unbreakable, it’s unmistakable No one can touch me, nothing can stop me.” Nobody can touch. . .nobody can stop you. . .nobody can defeat you. . .nobody can do anything to you. . .because He’s got our back. Isaiah 54:17 says: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” You already know the outcome. . .it’s your inheritance. Here are the seven reasons why God wants you to be victorious. Your Father wants you to be victorious. No loving Father ever wants His children to lose God wants us to win…..EVERY TIME 2 Corinthians 2:14 says: “Now thanks be unto God, which ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH in Christ….” The enemy only has the ability to deceive, accuse and tempt . . .that’s it.  Jesus took away the power of death, hell and the grave when He made an open show of the devil. The Bible plainly states that Jesus disarmed Satan and all his demon hoards. Colossians 2:15 in the Amplified Bible says: “(God) disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it (the cross).” Remember the Word of God says we are always supposed to triumph, not just 51 percent of the time, not even 85 percent of the time, but always. How much easier this sounds when we realize Satan has no weapon that will work against us. Your Heavenly Father paid a heavy price to make you victorious. Would you be willing to send your son or daughter to die for someone you didn’t know? Many parents have faced that question as they’ve seen their sons and daughters ship out to war zones where they stand in harm’s way in defense of our freedom not knowing if or when they will return. God sent His only begotten Son. . .with the knowledge that His Son would have to die for our sins. When Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph. . .God knew that His Son would die a horrible death. When Jesus amazed the scholars in the Temple. . .God knew His Son would be wrongly accused, persecuted, lied about and killed. When Jesus rode victoriously into Jerusalem to the cheers of the people. . .God knew it wouldn’t be long before His Son would suffer and die. Yet. . .know all these things. . .He sent His Son. . .so we would be victorious over sin, death and the grave. 1 John 4:10 in the New Living Translation says: “This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”  Can you even begin to imagine how much God loves us?  His willingness to send His only begotten Son for the forgiveness of our sins proves it. Hebrews 9:15 in the Amplified Bible says: “[Christ, the Messiah] is therefore the Negotiator and Mediator of an [entirely] new agreement (testament, covenant), so that those who are called and offered it may receive the fulfillment of the promised everlasting inheritance--since a death has taken place which rescues and delivers and redeems them from the transgressions committed under the [old] first agreement.” You have a tactical advantage in any battle. One of the most successful military strategies an enemy can employ in warfare is to separate you from your supply lines. . .to keep you from receiving reinforcements or supplies. That’s exactly what the devil wants to do when he has you, your family, your finances and/or your health under attack. . .he wants to separate you from your supply line (God). . .to keep you from receiving reinforcements and orders from your spiritual headquarters (the Word). The only way the enemy can spiritually terrorize you. . .is by doubt, separation and isolation. When you find yourself under attack whether it’s a natural enemy or spiritual enemy indecision can be costly.  Even though you may not know the best strategy to employ at any given moment. . .God does. Your tactical advantage is your personal relationship with the Holy Spirit and your reliance on the Word of God. Hebrews 13:6 in the Amplified Bible says: “So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?”  Your focus on and faith in His Word. . .gives you a peace passes understanding during every attack.  You know the Calvary (Holy Spirit) is on the way. Psalm 121:1-2 says: “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Always remember, the battle is not yours. . .but the Lord’s. Joshua 10:8 in the New Living Translation says: “Do not be afraid of them,” the Lord said to Joshua, “for I have given you victory over them. Not a single one of them will be able to stand up to you.” You will never have to face any battle alone. Mark 9:27 in the New Century Version says: “Jesus took his hand and helped him to stand up.” Hebrews 13:5 in the Amplified Bible says: “Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not,[I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” God will provide you with a safe house. Psalm 61:3 says: “For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.” When I want to mentally decompress. . .I enjoy watching movies where the good guy (God) wins and the bad guy (Satan) loses. When someone needs to escape from or testifies against the bad guys. . .they’re often placed in a safe house.  The purpose of the safe house is to protect the good guys from the bad guys.  Isn’t it nice to know that your Heavenly Father. . .the Great I Am. . .wants to place you in His safe house. . .away from the attacks of the enemy and the hordes of hell. There’s one main difference between God’s safe house and the ones you find in the movies. In the make-believe world. . .you never want the enemy to know where you are. . .because they will find a way to attack your location and kill you. When you’re in God’s safe house. . .the enemy knows where you are. . .and he can’t do a thing about it. . .no matter how much he tries or even how he lies.  You’re fully protected.  Now that’s something to shout about. One more scripture. Proverbs 18:19 in the Amplified Bible says: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong.” You’ve already won the battle. . .it’s in the script. 1 John 4:4 in the Amplified Bible says: “Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.” In the Book of Revelation… the one book that tells the end of the story… the Apostle John was given what I call ‘inside information’ on what would take place.  He also writes for us … the key to overcoming the enemy in every way he comes against us. Revelation 12:11 in the Amplified Bible says: “And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb (we were first born-again) and by the utterance of their testimony, (we ONLY confess what God says… not what the devil wants us to say) for they did not love and cling to life (we have given up life as the world lives it to live as the Lord instructs us to live in Him) even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing].”  We have the confidence in knowing our lives will one day take on total victory … You have been given authority over every trick of the enemy. Romans 8:37 which says: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” I decided to look up conqueror in the Strong’s Concordance.  It’s the Greek word hypernikaō (G5245) and it means: “to be more than a conqueror, to gain a surpassing victory.” I noticed that conqueror comes from the root word nikaō (G3528) which is translated 24 out of 28 times as overcome.  So it became obvious to me that in order to become a Kingdom Conqueror you must first be a World Overcomer. What does the Word have to say about being an Overcomer?  Let’s begin with an example from the story of David and Goliath.  It’s found in 1 Samuel 17:9 in Today’s New International Version which says: “If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us." These are bold words David is speaking.  The scriptures don’t record whether King Saul knew David was going to make such a bold statement but I think we can rest assured that David already knew the end from the beginning.  He was not fighting this battle in his own strength… he knew in his heart that God would give him the victory.  As you fight the good fight. . .you’ve got to know that God will give you the victory. Not only that. . .God expects you to win every time. . .because He gives you total power and mastery over the devil Luke 10:19 says: “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” The first word in this verse that is translated power is the Greek word exousia.  It means “delegated power” or better said “authority.” The second word translated power is the Greek word dunamis.  It means “ability.”  So notice carefully what God is actually saying.  “I give you authority over all the ability of the devil.” Are you getting a hold of all of this?  You have total authority over all the ability of the enemy.  Remember, “…nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19).  The Bible literally says nothing shall hurt you.  It also says you have total power (authority) over the devil.  You never have to lose again.  You can always conquer and always triumph in all things. Always remember why He wants you victorious. Why does God want you to be victorious?  It’s simple. . .He wants you to be busy about His business. God doesn’t make you victorious and prosperous just for the purpose of raising your standard of living.  He prospers you so that you can raise your standard of giving.  Thus creating more victories than you can possibly even imagine. Genesis 12:2 says: “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing.”  The call of God upon Abraham can be the model for God’s call to us. Just as God promised to bless Abraham, He will also bless us.  Why does God desire to bless His people? So that we might become a blessing to others. 2 Corinthians 9:8  in the Amplified Bible says: “And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].”                  No doubt, God wants us experiencing victory. . .so we can fund every good work and charitable donation. Hallelujah!!! Ephesians 3:20 in the Amplified Bible contains more revelation about the seventh reason God wants you to be victorious.  The verse says: “Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].” You are a winner in the game of life. . .He is giving you victory over the current situation.   Special thanks to Harold Herring for writing this impressive blog about being Victorious!  www.haroldherring.com “I AM VICTORIOUS” (by the band Mercy)  Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media!www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group    
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39 min
March 22, 2019
DE209 Last days with Mom, an Irish Exit, Amen
Righteousness and what it means, the quality of being morally right or justifiable, Bravery is the right hand of Righteousness.  It was 1963, I was 8 years old and in the car with my Mom, we had just turned onto Swain place off of Northfield Avenue in West Orange, like we had done a hundred times before over the last 8 years. I was in the front seat, we were almost at Ma and Pops house my mom parents, my grandparents.  As we turned off of Rollinson street onto Swain place something changed, as we got down the block a few hundred feet, we could see some woman just starting to back out of a driveway, Further down the block another car, a convertible was coming in the opposite direction toward us. As this scene came into focus you could see the convertible start to accelerate and a rapid speed and it seemed as he was turning his car into a missile heading straight for this woman’s car who was backing out of the driveway.  Betty immediately slammed on the gas, got up to where the woman was trying to back out, passed her and swung her station wagon right in front of the convertible, causing this guy to slam on the breaks and skid to stop only a foot from our car. All this ruckus caused Pop (My grandfather) to come ambling out the house, and he got into a verbal battle with the guy in the convertible who was clearly out of his mind with road rage, it was apparent that his intent was to run his car right into this woman’s car and cause her severe injury if not kill her.  Pop was a sly fox as he walked in front of this guys car he was saying to him look what you did to the street here you got it all marked up with your skid marks, (he was really gathering a visual of this guys license plate #) Meanwhile this guy, is throwing a nut in his car yelling and screaming at Pop, Hey get out of the Road Santa Clause! The woman backing out now shielded by Betty’s car drove off and extricated herself from the situation in the opposite direction unscathed thanks to the bravery of my Mom.  She taught me about Righteousness without ever saying the word, she never talked the talk, she walked the walk, immersed in Faith and Righteousness, her bravery showed me how it all works. #7 Daren Peter O’Connor  It was March 1964 and my Father came up to say goodnight and have a very limited conversation with my Brother Andy and I, I was 9 years old, I remember him saying to us “we are going to have another baby” I remember laying on my back and looking up at him and saying “another one”? without missing a beat, he slowly turned around with a small groan shaking his head, eyes looking toward the ceiling as if looking for divine intervention, then he slowly retreated to his bedroom. Bedroom and house setup: Pull out couch, 3 bedroom house with one bathroom Back to the story of Betty, making lunches, running kids around She would take everything that nature threw at her, but there was always room for more, she would always take time to make a meal for someone and send it out all wrapped up, complete with a side of gravy, bread, and dessert. She was truly a superwoman, who never complained, she just got it done...  August 1964 I was at Ma and Pops house, Ma was in her big green chair on one side of the living room, Pop was in his Easy chair on the other side watching the Mets get killed, I would always ask him, “hey Pop how are the Mets doing” Oh they stink he was say so disgusted, as he loved his Mets. He would have to wait 5 more years for his beloved Mets to become the Amazing Mets and win the World Series in 69.  The phone rang and I was at my post in the front parlor with this old bench like seat where they kept the phone, a black dial classic with such an annoying ring! When I visited I was the dedicated receptionist, as I had an intuitive love of electronics, wiring, and anything that had the slightest aroma of cool and creative, the phone was the only hi-tech thing in my world at that time. I picked up the phone and it was Mom, she just delivered #7, “Hi Mom” oh its a boy? Ma and Pop now have a back and forth with the name Daren, Gavin, Gary? Gavy?, Gave, this banter went on for about 2 minutes,  so on August 26th, 1964 we welcomed to the world, Daren Peter O’Connor.   The Fire:  It was 1965, I was 10 years old, I was at Ma and Pop’s again, and I was in the parlor again, and Ma and Pop were in their respective chairs in the living room, it was either late fall or early winter as the storm door was on and I was inside waiting for my father to pick me up from work on his way home. The phone rang and I answered again, it was Mom, her voice telegraphed into the core of my soul, GET POP, what’s the matter Mom GET POP!!! I yelled Pop, he must have picked up on the anxiety in my voice as he came into the room very quickly. He stayed on the phone for only a few brief seconds, hung up and immediately called one of his friends at the Fire Dept. Our house was on fire, my Mom instead of trying to get the fire dept or police knew she could get more action from her Father than anyone else, no such thing as 911 in those days. Pop was still on with one of the Fire dept members, just then my Dad came in with his business suit on and long overcoat, and Pop without even breaking stride with the conversation, yelled: “Gump your house is on Fire”! My father immediately exited slamming the door and damn near taking the hinges with him.  So this means my Mom was at home with a newborn, and a house full of kids and had to get everyone out with what clothes and bare essentials she could all by herself, only Betty could pull this off! We were all displaced at Grandparents and friends home for a time while the second floor was rebuilt. After the repairs were all completed and were all back together again I remember we were at one of our classic Saturday afternoon backyard barbecue’s where all your cousins or neighborhood friends would come over and we have a picnic, back then everyone had lots of kids, and there was no such thing as entertainment as we know it now, except for maybe 6 or 7 channels on a black and white TV. I remember my Father talking to one of my Uncles about the size of the family in relation to the size of the house and how he exclaimed, “I think I want to Move West Bill” I was over the moon, we were moving West! I had dreams in my head of wild rivers in Montana, the Badlands, wild horses, western sunsets, the Mountains and valleys of Utah, and the coast of sunny California”! It turns out his version of West meant 8.7 miles west or 21 minutes by car West to Florham Park. But that is where we ended up and then an entirely new chapter had started in 1968.  After my Dad passed in 2008 it was really difficult for my Mom to get over him, they had been together since childhood as High school sweethearts and were having kids even though they were kids, my Mom had 4 kids by the time she was 25 years old, almost inconceivable by today's standards.  She suffered some hospital visits, pneumonia, double lung infection, a few falls and broken bones, but nothing could stop her gregarious nature, even after she was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago, her spirit never dampened, and she never gave up.   The Blessing:  On May 1st, 2018 I prayed to the Lord and asked for a gift, that Betty is blessed with being able to stay at home and pass on peacefully in her sleep without any pain, surrounded by her family, her friends, and in the home that she so dearly loved. That prayer was answered at 1:59 AM on Tuesday, March 19th as I held her hands and watched her take her last few breaths, moving from this world into the arms of Jesus.   An Irish Exit Aging is Indifference My Father always warned me if I lingered Lazily Too far into the ocean The tide could not pull me back. I resist the riptide I stay close to the shore Close to sunburnt days Seasoning my skin with freckles, Only shaking off the sand for dinnertime. Wooden grandfather clocks are for decoration. Each summer’s end leads to anticipating the next. Seven decades my senior, I still could catch you stealing chocolate in the kitchen Mimicking the giggles of a toddler, Telling old stories with a sailor’s grin, Beaming with baby blue eyes. So sudden a lifetime of cheerfulness Got swept away.  By Kelsey O’Connor  Amen: From the Mercy Album “I AM VICTORIOUS” Written and performed by Matriarch/Archbishop Christine Mercy Johnson and James Kevin O’Connor Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media!www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group
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36 min
March 15, 2019
DE208 English Bob, Peter Griffin, London Bridge, Uber, and Life as a Cartoon!
You are in for a real treat during this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast. James Kevin is joined by his good friend English Bob and special guest Peter Griffin from Family Guy. You may recall that Jacked Up Jimmy is on a bowling team with Peter Griffin, who is a fan of James Kevin’s music and podcast, so he stopped by the show. During the course of the conversation, English Bob revealed that he has never been to London because of the terrifying thought that London Bridge has fallen down or will fall down while he is there. When James Kevin asks if he might consider talking with a therapist about this fear, English says that he doesn’t think they exist in Lower Ipswich, and he doubts even that would work. James Kevin emphasizes that he expects English to be in London for his tour kickoff, and asks if it would help if Dr. Woofenboot came along. Still, English Bob remains adamantly against going to London. Suddenly, Peter Griffin shows up at the studio door, and while James Kevin is intrigued that he has come as a cartoon, English Bob is (of course) terrified. Peter greets James Kevin and English and says that he is a fan of James Kevin’s music even if Jacked Up Jimmy isn’t. He goes on to say that even though a lot of people are frightened when he shows up places as a cartoon, it has tremendous advantages such as being able to imagine and then become things and being indestructible, and also going out on Halloween as the Waldorf Astoria! Peter gets overly excited when James Kevin begins to describe his song “Three Miles Wide” and isn’t really able to concentrate on anything else for the rest of the show. Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media!www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group For more information about the artists Peter Griffin mentioned, check out the following episodes of the dHarmic Evolution: DE59 – Millie Manders DE60 – Ni’Ela RocksDE61 – Joy Villa DE62 - Sarantos DE64 – Crossroad Y DE65 – Anthony Everest DE169 – Joy Villa
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28 min
March 8, 2019
DE207 Jacked up Jimmy, the IBEW, Dancers, Sex, and Peter Griffin from Family Guy!
You are in for a treat during this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast as James Kevin is joined by his good buddy Jacked Up Jimmy. It is never a dull moment with Jacked Up, who is a business agent for the IBEW electrical union with quite a colorful life, though it seems completely normal to him. The first indication that James Kevin was in for an interesting interview with Jacked Up was his mode of transportation. Clancy Wagonblast loaned Jacked Up his “car” while Jacked Up was getting his snow tires put on, but the “car” turned out to be a backhoe instead. The new song that James Kevin is featuring during this episode is “Fifty-One Shades of Grey”, which is ironic because Jacked Up and his wife, Matilda, only have sex when it is absolutely necessary. Since this was not a safe topic of conversation, they moved on to talking about Jacked Up’s bowling league and his team, the “Hurry Kanes”, recently winning the championship, the coveted Plastic Cup. One of Jacked Up’s teammates is the infamous Peter Griffin of Family Guy fame, but it is still unclear whether he is a cartoon in real life. James Kevin will find out if Jacked Up follows through on his promise to have Peter come in for an interview on the show. Jacked Up was recently named the Honorary Elk of the Year, and in his attempt to get all dressed up for the event, he realized that he was out of razors. Given his limited time, he had to improvise by shaving with a hatchet he had lying around, and he posted the video to James Kevin’s channel (link below) for your viewing entertainment. Finally, Jacked Up gave James Kevin an update on the European tour that he and English Bob are planning, which sustained a few hiccups when Jacked Up and English got into a tussle and had to patch things up and then when Jacked Up encountered some problems with the dancers’ union in London. Apparently, he thought that James Kevin’s show needed dancers, but they got it all straightened out. The interview abruptly ended when Jacked Up’s beeper went off and he informed listeners that he had to go break some guy’s leg in Kearny, New Jersey. Jacked Up Jimmy’s “I Just Run Outa Raza’s” videoNancy Harms YouTube videoNancy Harms YouTube video Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
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29 min
March 1, 2019
DE206 Jesus Teaches, and the Geography of your Soul
Welcome to Episode 206 of the dHarmic Evolution podcast! On this episode, James takes listeners through his background and history with organized religion and how his spiritual journey has brought him to be a follower of Jesus. James attended parochial school until about 6th grade, and while he didn’t have any experiences as traumatic as some in terms of abuse, he felt that the way religion was presented in the Catholic Church was not conducive to him wanting to remain faithful to the Catholic Church. Ultimately, he found the way that sin was viewed and handled through the act of confession, the overall demeanor of several of the Sisters at the school, and the oddity of some of the Catholic practices drove his way from the Catholic Church but laid the foundation for his future involvement in organized religion. Particularly, James was enamored by the stories about Jesus that he heard in parochial school, and this led him to begin seriously reading the Bible when he was in his late 20s. A few years ago, James joined a Baptist Church – First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, NJ – and he has been pleased with his experience there as well as the challenging teachings of the pastor there, which help James’ own faith and relationship with God develop. Whereas James found the Catholic Church to be liturgical and stodgy, his experience at the Baptist church has been characterized by celebration. Along the way, James has also been impacted by the writings of Vernon Howard on spirituality and contentment. James was even inspired to write his song “Geography of the Soul” song by Howard’s ideas about preferring to explore the territory of life over studying the map. Towards the end of this episode, James reads a passage from Howard’s “Mystic Path to Cosmic Power” and connects this message about the true self with ideas from the New Testament and Walt Whitman.  James has found his own spiritual awakening in being focused on the truth, open to learning, and quick to ask the Lord for help. New “Gratitude” Album dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Page Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
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31 min
February 22, 2019
DE205 English Bob tells us how it feels, "Like I’m Home"
  On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, James discusses the ideas that inspired his song “Like I’m Home” on the recent “Gratitude” album and he is joined by English Bob later in the show.  James asks listeners the question “Where do you feel completely at home?” and encourages them to think about the structure, mindset, person, or physical location that makes them feel at home, secure and treated with dignity and respect. James feels most at home in his spiritual walk with Jesus and tries not to get too tethered to things of this world.  English Bob tries to answer the question, but he first fills listeners in on the latest happenings in Lower Ipswich. He has recently gotten very involved in learning and teaching fencing, even inventing his own move called the Ubiquitous Larchmont move,(patent pending) which he demonstrated in one of his YouTube videos, and he even started some UFC training on the spot as he was being chased by a pack of coyotes.  Meanwhile, Mama Bob has developed a condition called “don’t mention it” (dementia), so English and Mama Bob have been consulting with Dr. Woofenboot about the best treatments. So far, their midnight escapades have consisted of gathering huckleberries and waiting for wolves, the gangplank prank involving Nessie the Loch Ness Monster, and playing billiards in the garden.    It seems that the “don’t mention it” has been caused by Mama Bob’s accident last month that caused her to fracture her cranium and receive the zipper effect surgery. English Bob knew that there was an issue when he found Mama Bob in the garden holding a llama in a UFC Kimura hoof lock. Her other symptoms have been an obsession with watching UFC every night and consequently getting into fights of her own at Percy’s Pub.  English says that despite all of these dark spots, he sees glimmers of hope, and this patience, strength, and faith are the feeling of home to him. English Bob’s Fencing Instructional Video New “Gratitude” Album dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Page Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
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31 min
February 15, 2019
DE204 Meeting before the Meeting | A Skype with English Bob & Jacked up Jimmy
The topic of this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast is meetings in corporate America. James shares his own experiences in meetings that seem to have no purpose except wasting time and money. Too often, James says that people abide by the “when in doubt, call a meeting” philosophy, but when you are paying people to stop their normal work in order to attend a pointless meeting that could have been an email, the system is broken. James mentions Jeff Haden, a writer, and editor of Inc. Magazine, who has written on this topic. Many industries thought leaders like Seth Godin don’t even take meetings anymore because they have found that it is more productive to handle the problem or project in a smaller and more direct setting. In addition to just having fewer meetings in general, James also thinks that people should not be allowed to “think out loud” during a meeting because they should have been fully prepared ahead of time. He also advocates for having meetings at odd times like 9:03 or 11:54 so we don’t neglect the lonely numbers that never get scheduled. Finally, James plays a recorded Skype call between English Bob and Jacked Up Jimmy in which they discuss James’ European tour. English and Jacked Upstart the call by discussing an upcoming meeting with an unknown purpose and unknown attendees. They decide that they should schedule a meeting before that meeting, so they can determine what the meeting should be about, where it should take place, what they should eat, and who should be invited. After a few minutes of banter resembling Abbott and Costello, hopefully, listeners get the point that more thought should go into calling meetings. "Meeting before the Meeting" Video New “Gratitude” Album dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Page Jeff Haden’s Inc. blog Jeff Haden’s Twitter Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
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25 min
February 8, 2019
DE203 English Bob stops by for a visit to tell tall tales from Lower Ipswitch in England!
On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, James is joined by the infamous English Bob, a friend of the equally-infamous Jacked Up Jimmy from a few episodes ago. English Bob transports listeners into the unparalleled and quirky world of Lower Ipswich much like Lewis Carroll introduced the world to Wonderland. English Bob’s mastery of the English language will somehow simultaneously be crystal clear and make you scratch your head in confusion. But regardless of your comprehension of his tall tales, you will undoubtedly be entertained and your creativity will be pushed to its limits by the end of our time together. You won’t believe the turn of events that took Mama Bob from gathering gooseberries in the thicket to being destined for the Guinness Book of World Records. Auntie Griselda certainly has her own theory for the tragically provident incident that prompted the doctors to conduct an operation involving a zipper. English Bob had to pause his tour with Jacked Up Jimmy to rescue some orphans of a starchy variety and organize an adoption program in the community of Lower Ipswich, which is still recovering from Granny Grabowski's escapade involving pink stilettos. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our videos of English Bob instructing fencing and luring the North American Yeti, both of which for very unique reasons! English Bob is truly a character, but we could all learn a thing or two from his exceptional wisdom, if even not in the way we expect. English Bob on Vimeo New “Gratitude” Album dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Page “Jacked Up Jimmy” episode Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
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23 min
February 1, 2019
DE202 “Speak to Me” whom, or what speaks to you?
“Speak to Me” its the subject of today's discussion, have you ever found yourself unconsciously repeating phrases, statements, using language that is not yours? Have you suddenly awoken after the words left your mouth and said to yourself, where the hell did that come from? that’s not me. I want to get into all of that on today's show and question why do we (the huddled masses) impersonate each other constantly, and most of us do it in a way that we are not even aware of? What about the unconscious repetition of certain words or phrases?“Absolutely” (I believe) started with the hit movie Rocky 1976, it started kind of slowly, But then it picked up speed and everyone everywhere in the US started saying, (instead of “I agree with you”), they opted for “Absolutely” and it picked up steam. What about here in the NY/NJ area, “it” got substituted for, “It is what it is”? How do you speak to people, how do you communicate? Do you observe what you say to people and is it authentic, or are you replaying sound bytes from your mind’s memory that is not really you being your authentic self? The Reason why silence is good, it's healthy, my best friend, why Speak to me was necessary for me to write, was it really a man and woman, or was it, God? Quotes: “I love Seth Godin, the guy is so brilliant, I am reading his new book” “This is Marketing”. “He protects his intellectual integrity by doing things that most people don’t do, like not watching TV, and not going on Facebook.” “My favorite strategy is silence, so I am in the Seth camp, I have not watched TV for months and months, I can’t do Network Television stuff.” “Everybody has to find their own way to protect themselves from the media bombardment, I think the overstimulation does not allow your brain to process properly, in a way that is healthy for you.” The 10 most common misused phrases: 1) “I could care less” 2) “For all intensive purposes” 3) “You’ve got another think coming” 4) “ A complete 360” 5) “Jive with” 6) “It’s a doggy dog world” 7) “On tender hooks” 8) “Runner-ups” 9) “Nip in the but”? 10) “Irregardless” About two years ago I noticed one yoga instructor started using the word “Equanimity” suddenly every Single Yoga class I attended, the instructor would start using “Equanimity” always a female, no dude is going to use that in a sentence! In the US we had an election here in 2016 and shortly after that, I remember everyone using the term Xenophobe, how many people really knew what the word Xenophobe meant or where it came from? Talking heads on all the news channels they all knew all about it. Seth Godin, the brilliant man, I am reading his new book, “this is marketing”, he stopped watching TV, does not go on FB…………me 2 on the TV, network TV is so horrible and unimaginative. It seems that after 9/11 we all decided we need a TV in every possible commercial office in the land, but don’t bend over, they are coming for your orifice next! My mind is a precious thing, and I will not waste it. The Reason why silence is good, it's healthy, it’s my best friend, why Speak to me was necessary for me to write, was it really a man and a woman, or was it, God? Lyrics Speak to Me Author/Composer James Kevin O’Connor Speak to me, if only with the beating, of your heart, Hey walk with me, can you feel the lines of demarcation, melt apart? I Cherish every single color, in your silhouette, your presence, and your inner voice would always cut right through, all the noise, all the noise. Speak to me, I’ll share with you the tools of my experience, I acquired them through the language of uncertainty, and I’ve learned that simple silence, holds the key, enlighten me, enlighten me... Bridge I will protect you from the avalanche of pain, he’s just an old familiar visitor, from past campaigns, from past campaigns... Break Speak to me with a silent gesture, with innocence and honesty, a warm look in your eyes, a gentle touch, your shared energy with me, and although you never made a sound, you now know how, to speak to me, you speak to me... Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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33 min
January 25, 2019
DE201 Family of Strangers from the Album “1989” by “KO Electric”
What has happened to the American Family? * Why I wrote “Family of Strangers” what was it all about, released in 1989, but written most likely two years before that, it address’s the weakening fabric of the American Family, how it used to be the core strength of our society, it’s not anymore, lets find out why? * The Changing American Family * European charts, and why certain countries have higher divorce rates than others * Weather, do people stay together in the warmer climates? Because they are happier? I was convinced this is true, but I was all wrong! It’s the exact opposite! * Why have so many of us turned our backs on God? * What was it like to go public with a divorce in the ’60s? * The US has the highest prison population in the world! Why is that? * Why are people getting remarried? Do they really want another family, or do they just Is fear being alone? * Ireland and Italy have a lower percentage of divorce. * We should take time after a breakup to find out “who we are” * 2nd and 3rd marriages have even higher failures! * “Gender Genocide” another song about divorce that fits this episode. * Curtis and Lisa Hudson wrote “Holiday” for Madonna, and Lisa sings with me on this featured track “Family of Strangers” KO Electric: Mike Carroll: Drums and Percussion Charlie Peer: Bass James Kevin O’Connor: Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals “Family of Strangers” Lyrics, Author James Kevin O’Connor I can hear the sound of footsteps, walking on down the street, a cadence shuffle worn by kids With frantic feet, second mother third home, two stepbrothers and me, I can’t believe this is what God has planned for me there are no blood ties here, so Chorus We’ve become a Family of Strangers, No more leather bound traditions, that we used to know We’ve become a Family of Strangers Inside and upside down, makes it hard for love to grow I can see young fatherless faces Silhouettes flash on my wall, I can hear them asking questions, As they stumble and fall Hey Ma can you tell me, what my father was like Did he walk and talk like me, and did he have ambition like me  I would have loved to see but Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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39 min
January 18, 2019
DE200 Jacked up Jimmy | In a State of Grace & Union Problems!
We celebrate episode #200 on the dHarmic Evolution today with an old friend, “Jacked up Jimmy” he comes to the interview in classic Jacked up Style loud and boisterous as ever. But he left the interview in such a sweat that he jumped into some strangers Hot Mustang and sped off to take care of his Union problem!                                          On the show, he explains to James Kevin about his troubles with the Union, men showing up without their workboots, and no hard hats. Member of the Elks Club Lodge bowls with his buddies on Tuesday night.                                                                                               Favorite quotes by Jacked up Jimmy: “A guy comes with his boots off, what is that,? or he shows up without his hard hat, sometimes they don’t cooperate and I gotta make sure they do” “You gotta have alignment, you can’t just have complete anarchy.” “It's like going to bowling at night without the ball, sometimes we do go bowling without the ball, its just a happenstance of circumstance.” “Listen you gotta understand something about the bowling, it’s never about the bowling, it’s an excuse the get away from our wives.” “Its camaraderie, its escapist, it’s escapism, that's the whole thing about it.” “James Kevin, so you have a camaraderie session, and you sit there and complain about your wife.” Injuries to Vilhelm Fernandahollow, who threw the ball so hard that he sprained his scrotum, but he will be back, he will be bigger than sliced bread. On the subject of English Bob: “He’s got me waiting in the Lobby!” “Maybe there is some trouble at home with Mama Bob?” “Mama Bob, she’s the Matriarch, she’s like the ark of the covenant.” Jacked up Jimmy’s beeper went off and he had to go take care of “Union business and throw some guy off a roof or something.”                                                                                           Jacked up Jimmy video on Youtube State of Grace single Geography of the Soul Album                                                                                               State of Grace Written by James Kevin O’Connor You tried to tear me up and then spit me out like broken glass on a highway crash you did a pretty shameful thing when we said goodbye and you walked out with that ring, I felt a little bitty sting. Chorus But I will not retaliate, cause my life’s just great, no need to reciprocate, its just not my state. I refuse to evaluate, my heart holds no hate, I will not participate, I'm in a state of grace. You must’ve had a Mississippi moment way down deep in the delta where your daddy was born, are you a little bit torn, the thought never struck me till now that way down deep inside you were a woman of scorn, is that the way you were born? Bridge I'm sending dangerous angels, to wrap their soft white wings around your heart, and help you make a new start……   Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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28 min
January 11, 2019
DE199 Oliver Sean | International dHarmic Star Rising
Meet Oliver Sean! Biography: MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee (Best Worldwide Act) & Vh1 Top 10 artist Oliver Sean's music can best be described as 'Feel Good Acoustic Rock with Soul'. The Singer/Songwriter thrived in the Goa, Dubai and the UK cultures as they acted as the backdrop to his youth, and the inspiration for his music. His discography with W.O.A. Entertainment began in 1999 with his single ‘There She Is Again’. Oliver Sean's media clippings have formed a career of their own. Since his career was launched in his teens, Oliver's press clippings exceed several hundred features, snippets, and reviews in significant print and broadcast mediums. His brand of music is known for its pop influence with contemporary undertones. His debut album was nominated for 'International Album of the Year' by AVMax in 2003/04 along with albums by John Mayer, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Third Eye Blind. Oliver Sean's eclectic global music style is the trademark for his brand and is as exotic as his Portuguese Goan Lineage. A self-taught musician, Oliver plays guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums. However, it is his distinctive percussive guitar and powerfully seductive voice, which is his footprint on the music industry. His track record of being a hit songwriter is just one of his many assets defining him as a pillar in the music community. Oliver Sean is a member of the Recording Academy and a Voting Member for the prestigious Grammy Awards. As a Record Producer and Filmmaker, Oliver Sean has composed music for theFrench Government (Massif Region Tourism Campaign) & Goa Government (Republic Day Parade). He has also composed the soundtrack as a music director for a Bollywood Feature Film and the title track for a Regional Goan Feature Film. The singer-songwriter is actively producing music for films and artists around the world and is a successful filmmaker with several music videos that he has Directed and Produced, regularly featured on Vh1 & MTV and also hosts his own nationally distributed radio show The WOAFM99 RadioShow. Oliver Sean and his International Band are actively touring and performing worldwide and the Singer-Songwriter has recently launched his 4th studio album ‘Devil in Blue Jeans.’ Quotes from Oliver: “I grew up in GOA, and Dubai, my Mom traveled a lot, and I traveled with her, she was a single Mom, and I am what I am because of her.” “Thankfully I am a world artist, not in terms of Genre, but literally the sense “World” “I was soaking up all of these different influences like the Eastern influences of tables and stars and everything, but primarily, I was always into the Police, Eric Clapton, BB King, I was a blues guy.” “I was into rock, not metal but the hair bands, 80’s rock, and 90’s rock, but I always wanted to incorporate everything that was around me.” “I got on MTV as a VJ, I was working towards my dream, in the end, I just wanted to make my music, and I applied for this MTV, VJ thing that was going on, and I always had a marketing sort of mind.” “Growing up, I gravitated towards guys like Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, and Sting, my voice suited that kind of Songs.” “I think every artist should be in a cover band for a while, to help you hone in on your skills, it really worked for me.” “The entire top section of my house is full of guitars, on Devil in Blue Jeans, for example, I used my Gretch to get that hollow body rock ’n roll sound.” On Film: “My company now does a lot of music video production and we work closely with Viacom, VH1, and MTV, a lot of the independent artists that work with us, come on tour with us, because we organize these major tours, and they always want to make a music video with us, I used to be just in front of the camera giving my ideas about it, but then soon after I became a producer for these music video’s, and then after that, I was a director, then I became a cinematographer.” The Band: - Oliver Sean on Guitars - Daren Edwards on Bass - Luke Robinson on Drums Features Songs: - Come for Me - Walk up and Kiss you - Devil in Blue Jeans The Video: New York You can follow Oliver here: Website www.oliversean.com Facebook @oliverseanband Twitter @oliversean Instagram @oliversean Youtube @oliversean Soundcloud www.soundcloud.com/woarecords/sets/devil-in-blue-jeans Spotify www.open.spotify.com/artist/3qpDQHNmRS4Mhc2bYMRFYi?si=-XF_AP9lQ_SczKPBy8KTVA   Don’t forget, subscribe rate & review the dHarmic Evolution podcast! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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57 min
January 4, 2019
DE198 Storyteller Series | Peace and Love, Another Woodstock?
Max Yasgur allowed his dairy farm to play host to 400,000 music fans at The Iconic Woodstock Music and Art Fair held at Bethel NY August 15, 1969. Ha! It was never in Woodstock! What was supposed to be 50,000 people attending, turned into more than 400,000! My response to Woodstock many years later is a song called Peace and Love that reflected the times, the social temperament, the Vietnam war, the draft, the dead, and the courage of our young people that had risen peacefully to say “no more”, and, “hell no, we won’t go”! Special thank you to Clara Scott for her article on Joni Mitchell. Clara is a writer for the Michigan Daily. Joni Mitchell's masterpiece, “Woodstock” and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young performed it at the Concert. Laura Cheadle, my favorite Hippie, inspired this broadcast, please check out her Episode DE176, find out why the “hippie vibe” fits her so well! Peace and Love were written by James Kevin O’Connor 2011. Had a pretty good time, back in 1969, I was a little too young for Woodstock so I visit often now tye dye shirts, and Crimson cows, and Love, Hey just two words changed everyone, turned a lot of heads down in Washington, you can’t fight free will with a bigger gun, hey what’s all this crap about Peace and Love, don’t you know I’m in the middle of re-election. Chorus: Yeah, Peace and Love, Hey it’s easy Man, you don’t need to have a plan. It’s in the holy bible and koran, hey far out man, I like living with a Cruzan tan, a little taste of living off the land, its such an easy thing to understand when East meets West there will be Peace and Love. I remember waking up in a daze, staring through a purple haze, we’de all gather round to watch the evening news, praying that someone had the brains to blow out the fuse. That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, flower power hell no we won’t go, while the jungle bleeds red, with teenage dead, what the hell we doing playing Giant steps on the Moon. Bridge: It’s amazing how we seem to find, a way to tiptoe around the landmines, I stretch my hand out connect to you, hey brother to brother, just twin reflections, of one another, could we take a chance and say, could we take a chance and say Namaste? hey Namaste~   Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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31 min
December 28, 2018
DE197 Storyteller Series | Bless You
The 8 Beatitudes, what are they, and what do they do for you? Why is the Sea of Galilee called a Sea? And why is it drying up? Investigate the 8 Beatitudes and discover how they can inspire your life! THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS "Blessed are the poor in spirit,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are they who mourn,  for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the meek,  for they shall inherit the earth.  Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,  for they shall be satisfied.  Blessed are the merciful,  for they shall obtain mercy.  Blessed are pure of heart,  for they shall see God.  Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."  Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10 The Beatitudes is a message of Hope! Heavenly Rock Star, he rocked your thoughts and paradigms, taught love and encouraged everyone to awaken to the Holy Fathers word, (no not the Pope) your Father in Heaven. Perhaps working on your inner life, is far more important than our insisting on hunting and gathering? Work on enhancing your own particular method of relationship with God, none of us have this down to an exact science on how to communicate with the Lord, but perhaps your unique way is the right way?   Leave Comments for us @ www.dharmicevolution.com Pick up your copy of the Mercy Album here! Blog reference by Jonathan Pennington “Bless You” xx James~   Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
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31 min
December 21, 2018
DE196 Nancy Harms | “She” the new project, when Jazz Meets Contemporary, Magic Happens!
Possessing a voice filled with delicious subtleties and striking authenticity, Nancy Harms has been declared “an original” with “a truly special voice and style” by DOWNBEAT magazine. Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal stated that “she engages the listener by seeming to put her whole soul completely forward…after hearing her just once, you’ll never want to let her go.” Audiences all over the world keep coming back again and again to hear this rising-star, international jazz vocalist cast her spell and bare her heart. Born and raised in Minnesota, Harms relocated to New York City in 2010. She has toured Europe multiple times since 2010, with her most recent tour taking her to such prestigious venues as Copenhagen’s “Standard” and “Jazzhus Montmartre”, Paris’ “Duc des Lombards” and “New Morning”, “Herr Nilsen” in Oslo, Stockholm’s “Fasching”, and other stops in Norway, Italy, The Netherlands, and Denmark. She has loved playing the Copenhagen Jazz Festival for the last four years in a row (along with many other festivals in greater Denmark) and hopping north to play Norway’s Sortland Jazz Fest twice, and Norway’s AnJazz Festival in Hamar. In North America, Nancy has appeared in the major jazz festivals of Pittsburgh, the Twin Cities, and Quebec City in Canada and has experienced the fun of touring her albums in many clubs across the U.S. Nancy’s NYC appearances have included her own shows at Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Smalls Jazz Club, The Kitano, 55 Bar, Mezzrow, and several other venues, including a series of performances with trombone legend Wycliffe Gordon; among them Dizzy’s, The Lenox Lounge, and concerts in Toulouse, France. She premiered her most recent show entitled “Ellington at Night”, at Manhattan’s famed Metropolitan Room in which the NEW YORK TIMES described her as “…[an] enigmatic woman of mystery forging her own path”. In addition to her own CDs “Dreams In Apartments” and “In The Indigo”, she appears on Wycliffe Gordon’s disc “Hello Pops” and on Jeremy Siskind’s releases “Finger-Songwriter” and “Housewarming”. One of her self-penned tunes from the “Dreams In Apartments” album (“Weight Of The World”) placed 3rd in Popjazzradio.com’s international listener poll of top jazz tunes of 2014 with over a million and a half votes. New York City, Paris, Copenhagen, and “The World” adore Nancy Harms! Featured songs: - Heavenly Bodies - No! Go! - Won’t Give In Video: - Rolling back to me Favorite places to play: “New York, Copenhagen, Paris, but its all about the audience.” Best quotes from Nancy: “It really comes down to the audience for me, if the audience comes, really open-hearted and you can feel that space already, I just love a really open audience who is kind of game to go into their heart with you.” “In the jazz realm, I like a lot of space because I love the detail, and if there is too much going on, that’s not as much fun for me.” From “The Desire Map” a book by Danielle Laporte:  “What are you really going for? So you don’t get caught up in what everybody else is going for, what are the core emotions that you really want to feel and what makes you feel that way and be really honest about it.” “I was trying to be a recovering perfectionist.” Singers that have worked with Nancy:  Nika Sings, Emily Braden, Katie Kerdie, Michelle Denise Michaels Writing songs for people Nancy knows. Band Line up: Piano, upright bass, drums, and sometimes guitar. You can follow Nancy here: Website www.nancyharms.com Facebook @nancyharmssings Instagram @nancyharmssings Twitter @nancyharmssings   Don’t forget, subscribe rate & review the dHarmic Evolution podcast! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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67 min
December 14, 2018
DE195 Storyteller Series | ''I’m Afraid'' (Hear the Fear in This Song)
What does fear sound like? Listen to the song “I’m Afraid” at the end of this podcast. High School upperclassman trying to show off selling his car, James was a prospect, but after he tried to be Dale Earnhardt Sr. or Richard Petty, Nascar champ, it did not work, the car crashed and no sale that day. James was showing off his 17-year-old fabulous motorcycle skills by crashing his brand new Motorcycle into a parking lot crater while flying over the handlebars. Broken wrist, cuts, bruises, Humiliated, and bruised ego, but he survived! Fear in the relationship ending, either you ending it, or them ending it, leave comments about this episode, what are you struggling with? Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, sweating blood, seeing visions of soldiers mocking him, and knowing he was to be tortured brutally in a matter of hours then nailed to a cross, this is fear at its highest imaginable level, and he knew there was really no way to get around facing this.                                                                         Mt of Olives still has olive trees that are over 2000 years old that still to this day produces olives! I AM VICTORIOUS the album has the song I am Afraid that recreates the moments in the garden of Gethsemane before the arrest of Jesus. Make sure you keep Gratitude in your life! How many phobias can one have in one’s life? How many phobias can we create? We are just sooooo human! Pandora! The dHarmic Evolution is now on Pandora, after passing the beta test this past summer, we have been selected amongst a small group of fellow podcasters to be on the Pandora streaming site. You can now listen to us on Pandora, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, and iTunes. The physiology of fear, fight or flight, what happens to our body when we are attacked by fear? Autonomic responses and where they come from and why. The brain is quite an amazing machine! Fear of speaking? Fear of performing, singing, playing an instrument? Humbled and fortunate to be the voice of Jesus in this song, “I’m Afraid.” Stop by The James O’Connor Youtube channel and see all of the artists we have there! Leave us a comment about this show on the website. If you like the song “I’m Afraid” you can download it here!  Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Get early access to Dharmic Evolution on Pandora here!  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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31 min
December 7, 2018
DE194 Tom Nelson | Driving The Band Heathcote Hill To New Heights
Quotes from Tom: “It was a personal test to see if I had any skill as a songwriter, I just wanted to give it a try and see what happened, friends were so helpful and it just became a labor of love, and people like the songs and they like the music, so it’s been great.” “People ask me if my songs are personal, or documentaries or portraits, every song is its own thing, it becomes its own thing, like a child the minute it leaves you, you have to kind of follow your song and find out what it's trying to be.” “I try to push a song around the playground to see if it will work if it's just a lick, it’s really easy to lie with a guitar in your hand, you can tell anybody anything.” The Ingredients to Heathcote Hill: “It was kind of building everything around Megan’s voice, I would come up with some words and some chords, and we started to work it out with Megan, and kind of built everything around it and a lot of my friends were surprised that our first record was not what they expected. Cory was our drummer, Bruce was our Bass player, Megan was our singer, and I played guitars and that’s how it all became something.” A pivotal moment for Heathcote Hill: “For me as the “trying to be a songwriter person,” the first time I heard Megan,Tori, and Bruce and I play a song and it became something outside my head, and I said that sound really interesting, it wasn’t what I expected, it was it’s own thing, and I thought that’s really neat, to, from heard only here, to, heard there, every time it’s a surprise.” Songwriting in your blood: “I was a writer and director in advertising, that was my career, I've always been in a creative community and worked with some great directors, great actors, and great musicians, it was a really talented group, and a really fun world to be in, then I got back into music later in life and found a lot of the same creative challenges. So I wanted to see if I could go from commercial writing to songwriting.” Real Artists Ship: “You have to send it away at a certain point, I just have to let it be. The one song that has been tortured to within an inch of its life is called “Don’t Even Wave Goodbye”, it has three different passes of drums, different vocalists, I did countless guitar tracks, and we just kept trying it and trying it, and we finally got it to were we all liked it. I could have kept tinkering, and we finally had to just send it away.” NY Clubs: “Bowery Electric, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, there is something about the Bitter End, we always sound really good there, and all my friends sound better there, maybe it’s the horizontal room, or maybe its the vibe of the room, but we always sound good there.” Megan: “Megan has always been a singer, her sisters sing, they sing at every baptism, wedding, and first communion, and everything in the family. Megan and I were in a band a few years ago, that’s how we got to know each other, it’s something she does in her spare time. The last band took two 3 month leaves when Megan had her last two children. She is a Mom and works in Education and her husband is an Annapolis Grad and one night a week we try to rehearse and do music.” Tim Hatfield CTS Studios: “Tim Hatfield at CTS studios in Brooklyn thought that the song “Some Things In Life” will sound great with a keyboard part, what do you think? he asked. I said I’m homeless I’m looking for help, who do you know? I’ll send it to my friend Rob Arthur, and maybe he can do a neat thing for us. Rob Arthur has been touring with Peter Frampton for the last 15 years as his keyboard and guitar player, he is an astonishing musician, and a week later thanks to the miracle of the internet, Rob’s piece comes back and its the opening of “Some things in Life” Featured Songs:  Some things in Life Rain all Night Oxford Depot Blue Love me a Little Bit More You can follow Tom here: Website www.heathcotehill.net ReverbNation www.reverbnation.com/heathcotehill Facebook @heathcotehill Instagram @heathcote_hill Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCq396f_9NqCnfFNBU6MYPbA  Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Get early access to Dharmic Evolution on Pandora here!  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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61 min
November 30, 2018
DE193 Brian Sheil | From Ireland, preparing to lead the new Entertainment Industry
Brian Sheil, a talented and determined music producer from Ireland has been to Los Angeles many times in search of the right place for him, has been offered 3 jobs, but still needs a sponsor to make it happen with current US/Ireland Immigration laws.  Brian produced the vocals on Derek Ryan’s latest album, it went to #3 in overall iTunes official charts, and also produced Paul Skelton’s #1 Album, “Goosebumps II” which went to #1 in Irish iTunes dance chart and #3 in UK iTunes Dance Chart.  Brian is also producing a new artist EP for “Chris Conroy”, he has a similar vibe to Dermot Kennedy.  He has his sites set on being CEO and record company mogul for all of Ireland.  Quotes from Brian:  “I produced the #1 Record for Derek Ryan, I was 23 years of age, that was very inspiring, just to see that you can achieve what you want to do. It really struck home when Derek brought me this Gold disc, I put it up on the wall and your real proud because it’s your first #1.” “One piece of advise I always give to younger people is to “Mind your ears” and take care of them because they are your career, their what makes the money essentially. It’s why people hire me as a producer, it’s not because I have the best equipment, although I would like to have the fanciest equipment, the one I always come back to is just to work hard, and have a work ethic that is unparalleled.”  “For me it’s always been about the focus, I was very driven as a really young kid, I always noticed that I was, well I won’t say I was different, but it was really odd, because you know, in Ireland it’s all about the weekend, and socializing, and drinking. My lack of tolerance is because of the fact that I want to make it. Drinking and socializing is like taking my eye off the ball a little bit.”  “My plan is great songs, great songs, great songwriters, great artists, and I think if you get that and marry it with whatever, either tech, Apple, Spotify, even on snapchat filter nowadays, there are so many ways to monetize and promote your songs. I still believe in A&R, I still believe in going to a club and seeing an artist.”  “I love Pop, I love great singers, I don’t particularly like fixing what the singer should be doing, but I think a great song always helps. Right now I’m working with an LA producer Olivia Brazier, who is amazing, he is a producer-songwriter, and we are now a team, he is in LA, I am in Ireland, and were producing top 40 records. Great singers, people who can deliver a song”  Parting Words:  “I’m just going to keep working hard, my dream is to win Grammys and be that record company guy. That’s my dream, whether that’s starting off as a junior A&R record company executive in Los Angeles, or Nashville out finding great songs, finding great talent, I’ve been working in theatre for 10 year so, I think I know what looks well, I am a house sound engineer and I do lights, so I have a technical expertise that I can offer as well, and this is the other thing, I’m not going to be just a suit sitting in a room with the accountant.”  Featured Songs and Videos:  Brians's, Story  Small Town Summer (Derek Ryan)  Heart of Asia (Paul Skelton)  Here I Stand (Derek Ryan)  Check out DE19 my first interview with Brian! You can follow Brian here: Website www.briansheilmusic.com Facebook @briansheil Twitter @briansheil Instagram @briansheil Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Get early access to Dharmic Evolution on Pandora here!  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
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76 min
November 23, 2018
DE192 Storyteller Series | Beat the Piñata, Tools to battle the pain of Abuse!
“Beat the Piñata” is all about suffering abuse and rising above it. Pick up some tools to use to help you through days of suffering depression and reliving some of the horrors that you went through. Attracting abused people into your life without knowing it, how does this happen? Abuse Tracker, online tracking blog about some of the Catholic Church firestorm of priests that have violated the trust of children. So many of us know someone that has suffered some kind of emotional, physical, or physiological abuse. (Sometimes all 3) Having your life systematically stolen from you, having your innocence stolen, when you should be in discovery mode, you discover that the very people that were supposed to be protecting you, end up violating your trust in a mile disgusting manner. So why Beat the Piñata? This song allowed me to vent my rage and start to understand the circumstances as to why. But one day you do discover that you do have value, and perhaps your tormenter was tortured themselves, and sick but not even knowing how sick they were, and why. “Tools to battle the demons” Do not isolate! Talk to a stranger, you can also help them…… Share something of value with them, you have something that they need and will value, this will make you feel good, and when you bless someone with value, you receive that blessing back! Comedy!, Make sure you watch The Three Stooges, Best of Curly is a good one! James starting to play more electric guitar, his focus has been on singing and songwriting, but still loves to play guitar! Feel your “Gratitude” We have been selected to be on Pandora! Look for us the first of the year to roll It out! Links, sites, etc……. Beat the Piñata~ (From the Geography of the Soul Album) Beat the Piñata Beat it till it breaks Beat the piñata Slice it like a steak Beat the piñata See it swinging from a tree Step up and take your turn, singing Doe, Ray, Me You are like an angry vicious marauding dog, you've got your bight into me just like a bone to A saw, stuck in your bull dyke black and white habit, You used me like a fucking test lab rabbit Chorus Hiding from the morning fathers rage, positioned all the cereal boxes like a cage, Never found a level of trust achieved, I'd just walk home battered, Beaten bereaved, walk home battered, Beaten bereaved........ Bridge Bless me Father for I have sinned, I guess I'll conjure up a couple confessions for Father Quinn Is this an Irish Catholic joke that I'm living in? All I need is my shrink and a great big bottle of gin, Chorus Take a look at that thing, it looks a lot like me, Beat me red baby beat me blue, beat me raw and ill bleed for you, Beat me up and then cut me down, I'll just crawl away bleeding, without a sound Without a sound, but I want no acts of vengeance, I guess I'll just forgive you.   Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Get early access to Dharmic Evolution on Pandora here!  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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34 min
November 16, 2018
DE191 Jena Harris | Walking with Jesus, saving a potential suicide victim, and walking with Love in her heart
This was a fabulous interview with Jena, who takes us on a journey that encompasses, her walk with the Lord, Soul Sister Connections, On walking with Jesus: “It’s important to have that intimate relationship with God, not defined by how our conditioned state of the way that we live in our world tells us what that should look like.”                                         “My Mom and I are the same it that we honor a person in their belief system, and their walk with God and how they interpret it.” “I being an observer would always notice how people were fighting about that, even within our family about who’s right way, if you go to Church on Sat vs Sunday, if you eat a certain meat, or you pray a certain way, and that always has impacted my life in a bigger way.” When did you know it was time to share your gifts? “Way back even when I was a child, I always connected to the Angels, and I didn’t feel comfortable even saying, certainly I would have never said that in my 20’s, only certain people knew that part of me, my Mom being one of them, but I had more fear around it, fear about how the world would receive talking about that” “I am 47 now, and I can look back and see that Jesus was actually teaching me to trust him, and what I mean by that is, I went into working a corporate job, I actually worked for 22 years but I would always mentor people on the side. What I really was passionate about, even in my role in that job, I was a manager, and one of my favorite things was being able to mentor other employees, and even other managers.” On Sisterhood Connections: “When I started sisterhood connections, I wasn’t keeping “him” (God) as the sole source in directing and guiding. Our passion sometimes can turn into our ego driving force. There were a lot of beautiful relationships and amazing things that were created in sisterhood connections. In the last year, I have been surrendering it all to Jesus. You know you have to let go of it if everything is hard.” “I heard God a year ago James, tell me to let go of Sisterhood, and then my business partner told me that she no longer wanted to do it. It wasn’t a bad thing, but it took a whole year and now, I’m ready, I’m scared and its painful, and now today, every day it gets better, there is more light, and all of these women came in and supporting me and were actually excited for what is in store for me.” A pivotal moment: “I went into the vault and there was this woman sitting there and I felt God when you build that relationship with God you just know those moment’s, and you are listening. I reached out to her and she had been quiet for a couple of weeks. I felt guided to say to her, I am here for you if you ever need anything, are you ok? I felt that she needed something bigger, and she burst into tears, and she shared with me that she was going to commit suicide that night, and it changed me James and on a cellular level, it rocked my world. I couldn’t let go of that for at least a month, like what just happened? I started coaching her outside of work, that is in the past and now she is healthy, and everything is going great for her.” Highest purpose: “That’s when you know you’re fully walking in alignment with your highest purpose. I started meeting clients in a coffee shop, I didn’t even have an office space. It was interesting because I didn’t go out and go looking, word of mouth just took over and then all of a sudden I realized I was scheduling people and meeting them in a coffee shop, I would charge them by the hour. I couldn’t wait to get off work so I could do that, thank God I have a beautiful husband who totally supported me, because my family and my friends thought I had gone off the rocker when I said I’m trading my high paying job, for an hourly coaching career.” Biggest Save: “I will share the story of this woman who was really hurting and had a lot of brokenness, she was even afraid of his name. She would get abused when she would do the wrong thing’s, spill something and you’re going to hell etc. I would use language that was more comforting to her, the universe, energy, etc, so that is my gift and I could bridge that gap. So I began to talk with her about that, and we built this really strong relationship and bond and after about a year, I began to talk about God a little more, and I told her I am not here to minister to you, but I just feel like I wanted to share this with you, and I would share things that helped me get my clarity with God, and you know to this day now, she promotes Jesus, she loves Jesus she is reborn again. There have been common themes where God brings people to me who have been hurt by religion.” Transformation TV: “You are feeling this pain and this disharmony because you’re trying to fit into a mold that God hasn’t created for you. I partnered with Transformation TV, and I had written a book just before which I should share titled 44 days returning the love. I know just the beginning to my next chapter in my life about helping people with relationships. Relationships starting with themselves and with God, because when you can align that, and be walking fully with who God created you to be, all other relationships thrive.” Organizational tools: Acuity, Google Calendar, Use the color codes! The Universal blessing from Jena~ You can follow Jena here: Website www.jenaharris.com Facebook empoweredbyje Twitter BempoweredLiife Instagram jenaharris_ Linkedin jena-harris Itunes soul-stories Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Get early access to Dharmic Evolution on Pandora here!  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. 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58 min
November 9, 2018
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!
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: Website www.chadmusic.com Instagram @chadhollister Facebook @chadhollisterband Twitter @chadhollister   Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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63 min
November 2, 2018
DE189 Teresa Joy Haggerty | Perhaps the most creative dHarmic Star yet! “Trees of Joy” shares her creative wealth with the World!
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.    You can follow Teresa here: Website www.tjoycreations.com Instagram @tjoycreations Facebook @tjoycreations YouTube tjoycreations                                                                               Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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60 min
October 26, 2018
DE188 Raspin Stuwart| A fabulous gem of a man who has a unique twist on musical storytelling backed up with a heart ❤️ of gold!
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.  You can follow Raspin here: Website www.raspin.com Twitter @raspinstuwart Facebook @RaspinMusic YouTube raspinstuwart                                                                              Soundcloud                                                  soundcloud.com/raspin Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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62 min
October 19, 2018
DE187 Ullis Karlsson | Tortured for 25 years, but refused to give up!
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 softer 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 other's 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: Website www.plainyoga.se Instagram @plainyoga Facebook Ullis Karlsson Linkedin Ulrika Karlsson Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! 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61 min
October 12, 2018
DE186 J Edwards | 4 Hours No Break, The Uncovered Marathon Man!
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” 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” You can follow J Edwards here: Website www.jedwardsmusic.net Instagram @JEdwards_Music Twitter @JEdwards_Music Facebook JEdwards_Music Youtube JEdwards_Music Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!      
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65 min
October 5, 2018
DE185 Darrah Brustein | Life by Design, not by Default
*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?   You can follow Darrah here: Website www.darrah.co Instagram @darrahb Twitter @darrahb Don’t forget! Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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45 min
September 28, 2018
DE184 Storyteller Series | Rollin on It, Racing with a Peregrine Falcon from the top of El Capitan!
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?  Stats for dHarmic Evolution around the world and being #1  Subscribe, Rate, & Review this show on iTunes.  Leave us comments about the show in dharmicevolution.com  Whisper a prayer to the Lord for help for the people suffering from the Hurricane, the Lord is Listening!   Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see.
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23 min
September 21, 2018
DE183 Jeremy Parsons | Humor, Passion, Intensity, it all comes from the Heart
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, “I have to give credit to my Producer Michael Flanders, PJ Shankel and 3 Hat Media.” You can follow Jeremy here: Website https://www.jeremyparsonsmusic.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jmpickinfool/ Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/jmparsonsmusic?lang=en Facebook https://m.facebook.com/jeremyparsonsmusic/ Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Ffn2rC10WkQ9AIHy9Odgq iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/things-i-need-to-say/1218995289 You can contact Jeremy here: Michael Stover/MTS Management Group michael@mtsmanagementgroup.com Don’t forget! Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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61 min
September 14, 2018
DE182 Storyteller Series | Drill Down
“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. Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see.
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33 min
September 7, 2018
DE181 Genevieve Vitanzo | Born to Create, Nurture and Inspire both Mankind and Nature, a very special Voice in the World!
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. Featured tracks: - Fragile - Back of My Hand - Giddy up Cowboy - The Sum of All Things You can follow Genevieve here: http://www.genevieve-music.com/ https://www.facebook.com/genevievemusicpage/ https://www.instagram.com/jvwordandimage/ https://www.instagram.com/buzzfromthebush/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Lz6rxrPdQZ2qrDF2Gy6UC https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSbpmpJ9jtpzdWEZjTf6LLw https://soundcloud.com/user-984670604 Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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80 min
August 31, 2018
DE180 Storyteller Series | “Favorite Song”, who is yours?
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.”   Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Thank you to Mark Joseph Stern for his blog Why do we love the music we heard as teenagers?    
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30 min
August 24, 2018
DE179 Storyteller Series | I AM VICTORIOUS!
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! Go to the dHarmic Evolution Facebook Community page, if you are an artist you can post your content on there, a new song, album, video, or if you would just like. To support another artist on the site, please do so, or just stop by and say hello! dHarmic Evolution Community store.cdbaby.com/cd/mercy123 www.mercyworldwideministries.com www.4ocean.com www.craftbeer.com www.kimcopelandproductions.com Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see.
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34 min
August 17, 2018
DE178 Luz Dary Griffiths | En La Infinita Intensidad (Infinite Intensity)
 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 in 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 books is about me, but it is also about everything I have seen during my love 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" You can follow Luz here: https://web.facebook.com/luz.d.griffiths https://www.instagram.com/luz.griffiths/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0hXwX20Fyg&feature=youtu.be Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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50 min
August 10, 2018
DE177 Storyteller Series | Here to Share and Care
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! Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see.
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33 min
August 3, 2018
DE176 Laura Cheadle | Teaching us how to “Chill”
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. You can follow Laura here: www.lauracheadle.com www.facebook.com/lauracheadlemusic www.twitter.com/lauracheadle www.youtube.com/lauracheadle.com www.instragram.com/lauracheadlemusic Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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56 min
July 27, 2018
DE175 Storyteller Series | Gender Genocide
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 its also a favorite destination for newlyweds looking for romance on their honeymoon! Check out more interesting relationship stories in this one, there are some funny moments in here! www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see.
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33 min
July 19, 2018
DE174 Rakale Hannah | Bliss Guide and Abundance Coach
  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   You can follow Rakale here:   www.rakalehannah.com facebook instagram twitter Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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65 min
July 13, 2018
DE173 Storyteller Series | “I Wanna Be Loved” don’t we all?
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  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! Follow James on: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
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29 min
June 30, 2018
DE172 Storyteller Series | "Ride On", Won't you take a Ride with Me?
Ride on, track #9 from the "Geography of The Soul"album is our featured song on this broadcast today. dHarmic Evolution is now#1 in iTunes podcast in the USA music category, 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!   Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! Follow James on: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube   Notable shows to listen to!   DE 170 Chara Rodriguera DE 169 Joy Villa DE 168 Professor Scott Geller Virgina Tech University DE167 Linda Gambino | Gamble on Gambino
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35 min
June 23, 2018
DE171 Storyteller Series | "Connected" the story behind the story...
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.   Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! Follow James on: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram Or just hit #3 on iTunes this week!   Notable shows to listen to!   DE 22 Brian Foraker  DE 170 Chara Rodriguera DE 169 Joy Villa DE 168 Professor Scott Geller Virgina Tech University        
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29 min
June 15, 2018
DE170 Chara Rodriguera | Live your own kind of Magic, It's Chara.TV the ultimate creator!
Chara is a Wife and Mother, the Creator of Sol Path Yoga and The Optimal and Dream Life Programs, inspirational Author, Actress and Sol Whisperer and, “Self As Art-ist” for awakening Avatars. Since 1995, Chara has been a student a teacher of Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and Inspired Living. She specializes in sharing empowering messages and practices that support the process of illumination, transformation and celebration. Known for her intuitive, poetic and loving style, Chara’s intention is to inspire people all over the world to live their own kind of magic. She has just released a brand new book of Sacred Poems and Self Images entitled BREATHE which is now available on Amazon. It explores awakening to your creative power, seeing yourself as sacred, and reflecting on life, love, and the Divine. To complement her new book, Chara created an amazing guided meditation called Breathe...and let the magic begin! this will change your life! It’s available for free on the home page of her website at www.Chara.tv.   On this episode:  - When that first conscious breath that I invited into my body and my heart came in, it was like a ray of light came into my being. - I thought wow, now I have permission to do a photo shoot the way I want to do a photo shoot, I have permission! - Breathe is the most vulnerable thing I have ever done, which is very exciting but a bit frightening. - Even in the darkest times, there is a possibility of transforming that darkness into something of value.   You can check out her website and YouTube channel. Also, check out her Instagram and Twitter on Chara_inspire and Facebook on chara.tv   Her number one goal is to support you to “LIVE YOUR MAGIC”     
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68 min
June 8, 2018
DE169 Joy Villa knows how to light up your life | From humble beginnings to the White House, a fabulous Interview with Joy on the dHarmic Evolution!
JOY THE PERFORMER "PLAYFUL, VIBRANT, SPIRITUAL AND BOLD, JOY VILLA IS A TRUE ENTERTAINER." Joy Villa is a recording artist whose EP "I Make the Static" rocketed to the #1 spot on both iTunes and Amazon following her 2017 Grammys' appearance, beating out Beyoncé, Adele, and Lady Gaga, and landed her a #1 Album in Alternative, #1 in Rock, and a #12 spot on Billboards Top 200 Albums. Joy’s a true entertainer who tours 25 countries a year and has wowed the world with her red-carpet style (Entertainment Weekly, E!, Billboard, NY Daily News, Los Angeles Times, to name a few). Joy is a natural music and theater performer, discovering her knack for the stage at the age of 5 in her first theater musical. Joy loves writing songs and has collaborated on numerous projects around the world with an array of international producers and artists. Joy blends alternative rock, soul and pop into finely crafted tunes that aim to motivate and inspire.  She treats her fans known as #JoyTribe to "The Joy Villa Experience.”   On this episode: - Dangerous is my middle name - The dress is gorgeous with Trump on the Rump - I wanted to show my support for the President - It is the most incredible thrilling moment of my life and professional career” - I faced a lot of backlashes, death threats, how dare you, string her up, someone should kill her, stop inviting her, hunt her down etc, but there was way more love than hate - One of the producers at the Grammys stopped me and asked is this a joke? Are you just being ironic? I responded nope, I voted 100% for Trump. - Sometimes your strength can be found in being vulnerable”   Joy's new album “Home Sweet Home” is now available at JoyVilla.com or on Amazon, Itunes, and all major retailers! You can find Joy in New York, LA, Washington, or below at any of these links! grammy.com youtube.com joyvilla.com twitter.com facebook.com   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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70 min
June 1, 2018
DE168 Alumni Professor Scott Geller | V Tech University "Ut Prosim"
 Today we’re joined by an Alumni Professor Scott Geller, we at The James O'Connor Agency wrote a song for Scott's brand AC4.4P  titled "Here to Share and Care" you will hear the song in this episode! Scott Geller is a behavioral psychologist, and currently an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems. Stemming work in behavior-based safety, he is a founder of the idea of "Actively Caring". As shown by his GoogleScholar, he is a significant figure in his field, having over 20 papers each with over 100 citations. Check out Scott’s story, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution! On this episode: -  I Love psychology, my mission in life has been to teach psychology so as to make a difference in the World. - I am convinced that if more people learned about Human dynamics, we could make this world a better place. - This Actively Caring for Movement is founded on science. - Behavior doesn't happen in a vacuum. Scott Geller's Ted talk with over 6 million views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxpKhIbr0E Also, check out: https://jameskevinoconnor.hearnow.com/ http://ac4p.org/   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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66 min
May 25, 2018
DE167 Linda Gambino | Gamble on Gambino!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by a Roma, Italy’s Linda Gambino! Linda Gambino has been around the world in more ways than one! A political science degree not being enough, Linda then got one from the esteemed Berkley College of Music in Boston! Inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse, her brilliance clearly knows no bounds.  Check out Linda’s story, along with the world premiere of her new single, “Freedom,” on this episode of dHarmic Evolution! On this episode: - From political science major to world pop star! - The TRUTH about EDM! - The relatable story behind the track, “Why Did I Lie”  Linda Gambino songs featured: - Freedom - Why Did I Lie - Revolution Website   Facebook   Instagram   YouTube   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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60 min
May 18, 2018
DE166 Storyteller Series | More Than A Reason
   Please check out the dharmic Evolution Facebook Community Page, we welcome you to post a new album, new song, new video, or if you have a gig and want to promote it, let us know what you are doing and where!  I can help you with Podcast training, Life Transition, or Media coaching, if you need help in any of these area’s please reach out to me and will help you! Email me today…james@thejamesoconnoragency.com  Check out the new brand new full-length album “Gratitude” that was released early this year and it’s my third full-length album in 4 years. You can find the album here.  The subject of today’s show is all about “More Than A Reason” You can hear the song here.      “To love again, you need more than a reason, you need it signed and sealed in blood”  Kim Copeland is a fabulous Producer, Singer/songwriter, trained vocalist, an amazing friend, and mentor.  “I dial in a lot of different voices for my songs, I try to take the temperature and the pulse of the personality of the song, and you have to have the right effect, you have to have the right approach, the attitude, and am I showing up like Barry Manilow today?, or am I showing up like Joe Cocker?”  I released “Geography of The Soul” in 2014 and that connected me to my current family of musicians that were hand-picked by Kim to support that album, and also my next two albums.  Christine Mercy Johnson and I co-wrote the album “I AM VICTORIOUS” in 2016 under the newly formed Christian Rock Band “Mercy”  I also started the Podcast in 2015 and later on added video to make the show a podcast and TV show that we distribute on different release dates.   Notable talents on this song: Paul Hollowell on Piano Jim Hyatt on Bass Wayne Killius on Drums James Mitchell on Guitars Kelly James Schoenfeld
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30 min
May 11, 2018
DE165 Jenny Vinatieri | The Fashionista, Singer/Songwriter, meet the Complete Artist!
Jenny Vinatieri is a singer-songwriter from Colorado Springs, Colorado gaining traction in the local community and recognition her ability to write across various genres. Jenny is currently partnering with KMG Boulder to write and produce her second project due to be released in 2018. This will be a compilation of songs blending Adult Contemporary, Pop, EDM, Club and Country Cross-Over tracks with fresh lyrics styled after some of her earlier influences (Alannis, Gwen, Shania, and Sheryl) and newer influences (SIA, Chainsmokers, Taylor, and Katy). In the meantime her last collaboration of songs which is currently in circulation be found on SoundCloud and ReverbNation. Jenny has been a semi-finalist in both the International/Unsigned Only and USA Songwriting Competitions and was Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Divine Tracks contest, quoting "Jenny is a multi-talented artist and singer-songwriter. Her entry "Rainbow" was extremely well received by our production team and we are excited to learn more about her background and creative process". She also received high rankings for several of her songs through ReverbNation and was awarded a featured artist spot on their homepage November 2016 - January 2017. Since then she has been featured on various radio stations across the globe and continues to grow a fan base. Jenny and KMG are in process of opening a studio/school in Colorado Springs where she plans to train and produce local talent while building a music library in which Licensing Companies/Record Labels can partner with her as a trusted resource for songs and content. On this episode: “I am getting ready to make a trip soon to visit France and Spain.” “On Family: Half of my Family is in Spain, I was born in Italy, but my Dads family is from Yankton South Dakota.” “Even today I get so emotional when I go to a Concert, sometimes I'm in tears.” “Music is just kind of a Universal Language.” Jenny songs featured: - Any Less - Rainbow - Have a Nice Day Website   Facebook   Instagram   Twitter   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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50 min
April 27, 2018
DE164 Storyteller Series | Are you a Dreamer?
In order to fire your imagination, you gotta have dreams. I really wanted to do High Adventure things as a kid. In Parochial school, Sister Robert Marie, "James, don't be a daydreamer, you are looking out the window, don't be a daydreamer." Our Founding Fathers were dreamers, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, they attributed the philosophy contained within the Declaration of Independence to their dreams. Good dreaming contributes to our phycological well being, by supporting health memory, warding off depression and expanding our ordinary limited consciousness, into broader spiritual realms. On Glenn Duncan in the studio, on Dreamer: "What is that? it sounds like a Pete Townshend thing"! All artists: "Don't forget to post your content on the dHarmic Evolution Community Page" Check out Sydney's Susan Muranty's show from down under on DE163!  If your not a dreamer, become one, dreams are really the Lifeblood of creativity. Check out Cynthia Brando's show from LA and her brand "Music Emerging" on DE161! If you need coaching in Podcasting, Life Transition, or Media coaching, reach out to me at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com I can help you! "Dream on Dreamers"! Follow James on: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here!
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30 min
April 20, 2018
DE163 Susan Muranty | Australian Artist Extraordinary Talent
Following Stephen Hawking's death a couple of weeks ago - Susan released a remixed, remastered version of her song, Stephen Hawking Wants You To, with a brand new lead vocal and a lyric video. Lyrics have been a past Top 10 Finalist in the Australian Songwriting Association (ASA) Songwriting Contest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48fn_jeyE5M Susan’s first experience of making a lyric video and she absolutely loved it. Stephen Hawking Wants You To is a prelude to an album to be released later in the year. This is the first single from the album. Susan has won the Lyrics Category UK Songwriting Contest twice - in 2012 and 2013 - and was a finalist in 2014, 2015, 2016. Has gained finalist and semi-finalist positions in many other songwriting contests in recent years including The Great American Song Contest, The Australian Songwriting Association (ASA) Songwriting Contest, the International Songwriting Contest (ISC) and The Songs Alive Songwriting Contest here in Sydney. Susan’s song, I Can’t Unlove You, was a semi-finalist in this year’s ISC Songwriting Contest Lyrics Category and a finalist in the Ballad Category of the latest UK Songwriting Contest. Dharmic Evolution audience is also getting a special sneak peek of I Can't Unlove You - Susan’s duet with Ritchie Neville from the UK boy band group Five - which will also be on the forthcoming album. Susan is an award-winning sculptor and painter who has been commissioned to create bronze portraits of famous Australians such as painter Nora Heysen who was the first woman to win Sydney’s infamous Archibald Prize. You can find her artwork on her website and she will offer a 10% discount to anyone who quotes the dHarmic Evolution name, says “James O` Connor is amazing” lol or claims they have watched this podcast. She will also offer the same discount to anyone who signs up to her new one-on-one lyric-coaching courses, conducted over Skype. In recent years, Susan has been a lyric teacher in the Creative Arts faculty of C3 Christian College in Oxford Falls Sydney and Artist-in-residence at the John Berne High School in Lewisham Sydney. She lives in the beautiful harbor city where she raised her son, Jack, who is now 18 and taking a gap year before embarking on a full-time university degree in 2019. She has about a billion nieces and nephews and loves each one of them dearly. On this episode: “Stephen Hawking’s whole life encompassed massive idea’s, and my massive idea in this song that involved him was talking about how science, love, and Art can all be combined into one thing.” “Stewart Epps Mixed the song and took it to that Beautiful Level” “I like my love songs to have another dimension to them” Susan songs featured: - Stephen Hawking Wants You To - I Can't Unlove You (Duet) - My Heart Beats Like A Bird's Wing - Amen Amen Website: www.susanmuranty.com   Facebook: susan.muranty   Facebook Page susanmurantyartist   Instagram: @susanmuranty   Twitter: @susanmuranty   SoundCloud: susanmuranty Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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52 min
April 13, 2018
DE162 Storyteller Series | Gratitude
I remember when I started the dHarmic Evolution, I started all wrong, that's how I do almost everything, I just do it! Not advisable, you make too many mistakes that way, the good news is you "get it out there" I started by interviewing everybody and anybody, you should start with a very tight niche, then expand later. I did the opposite, I live in opposite day almost every day. What was intriguing to me, was the fact that my audience eventually told me what the show was supposed to be about, I was feeling grateful. So it is with Gratitude, what is it? why an album title? what does it do for you, me, anyone? Let's rewind for a moment, I put out an album in 2014 titled "Geography of the Soul" immediately after releasing that project I had started writing the next record that was ultimately going to be called Gratitude, I can't remember exactly why but most of it came together very quickly, I was about 70% finished writing the record when I did a complete stop! It felt too self-serving, I was not feeling grateful enough! Two years and 161 shows later and now in 71 countries, we are still finding new audiences to put our fabulous roster of Indie artists in front of to learn about their music. You should really check them out, every single one is on the dHarmic Evolution website and you can check out their blog, their show, their songs and show notes all on the site www.dharmicevolution.com  now I was really feeling grateful. While the Gratitude album was on hold, and during the inception of "Mercy" and the Agency (JOCA) I had one of my vetting and songwriting sessions with Christine and asked the Lord if I could finish the "Gratitude" album (I don't like anything left incomplete) he said through Christine (she hears his voice very clearly) "no, not this year, you won't have time, you can, however, put out a few singles". Ok, that was good enough for me. I was grateful. Then as if the ball was dropping in Times Square on New Year's Eve, I get a call out of the blue last fall, it was Christine, "James the Lord gave me your album cover this morning" I said of course "What!! &*%$@0>??" She then described in perfect detail what he wanted to on the cover of the "Gratitude" album, "he wants your hands holding the dove" a few more trips back to Nashville to record, mix, and master, and behold "Gratitude" was born and released on January 15th, 2018. I am really, really, Grateful!!  You can download a copy here today!    https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jameskevinoconnor7 follow James on Websites: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameskevinoconnor/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameskevinoconn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameskevinoconn/?hl=sr YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGqbuLm9jzWZcmLBYQsQyzw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E3HZvANMtM
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32 min
April 6, 2018
DE161 Cynthia Brando | Ubiquitous musical spirit championing the love and the talent of others for the benefit of all
So glad to have you all back on the dHarmic Evolution podcast with your host, James Kevin O’Connor. We are in sunny LA California today with charismatic and enchanting Cynthia Brando. She embraces all things spiritual, her aura is enriching and enlightening, in addition to being an essay writer, she has a book coming out, a new album, and is the author and creator of Music Emerging, an organization so selflessly dedicated to the aspirations of other artists, creators, and musicians. Plug in your podcast and let's spend some quality time with Cynthia Brando!  On this episode: - Performing as a solo, duo, and the love of street performing - “In the Here and the Now” - Influences, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke, Amy Winehouse - Creator and Author of “Music Emerging” and Affirmations for the working Musician - The new album coming in June “The Treehouse sessions”   Cynthia songs featured: -Across The Water -Butterfly -In the Here and the Now -Sparkle Website: https://www.cynthiabrando.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cynthiabrandomusicusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cynthiabrando/music Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBrandoMusic YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cynthiabrando   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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48 min
November 23, 2017
DE160 Esha | Igniting Passion with Perseverance!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Aruba with the amazing Esha! Esha is a bit modern pop, a bit world, and a whole lot of awesome! Her amazing voice carries catchy lyrics and melodies that sit on top of gotta-dance beats. Add to that the inspiring messages of her songs, and you’ve got something special! Hear about Esha’s journey through her personal challenges, hating the piano, and major festivals, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution! On this episode: -Esha hated the piano. Now she loves it! -From Aruba to Nashville… -Meeting legendary recording artist Seal! -Some of the challenges Esha faced along the way to success. Esha songs featured: -I Don’t Need You -Mistakes -Dangerous -Yesterday -I’m Not Loving You Website: http://www.eshaofficial.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eshamusic   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eshamusic   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/eshamusic     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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60 min
November 16, 2017
DE159 The Ormewoods | Sharing Stories on Love, Roots, and Their Fresh Take on Traditional Folk Music
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Atlanta, Georgia with duo The Ormewoods!   The Ormewoods are an Indie Folk duo with smooth Americana flair. Harmonious vocals, memorable hooks, and great production bring their songs to life- blending different genres seamlessly. The Ormewoods share stories of love, roots, progress, and of course, music, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Everyone loves a good origin story and The Ormewoods have one! -Making records in a bedroom studio! -A look into Atlanta Intown Songwriters! -The gift of making music for yourself.   The Ormewood songs featured: -Melt Again -Nowhere To Go -Take Cover -Hey Babe   Website: www.theormewoods.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theormewoods   Twitter: https://twitter.com/theormewoods   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ormewoods   SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-460240378   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGsyf3xzTHCweDbfcJs8RIA   ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/theormewoods   iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-bedroom-sessions/id1159399882     Don’t forget!   Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on all our social media platforms Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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65 min
November 9, 2017
DE158 Faith Ziegler | Pursuing Passion and Chasing Dreams with Faith!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in California with Faith Ziegler!   You want a modern take on pop? Here it is in the form of Faith Ziegler, with big bouncy synths accompanied by modern production and her passionate vocals. This girl’s got an edge that can cut through a brick wall!   Faith’s laser focus is bringing her on an amazing journey, and you can hear all about it on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Disney and Music -How losing everything lead to something better. -What Faith does when she’s not Disneying or making music! -Some of Faith’s inspirations!   Faith Ziegler songs featured: -Boomerang -Do What I Do -Magic     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faithzieglermusic   Twitter: https://twitter.com/faithzmusic   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faithtrustpixiedust13/    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FaithZieglerMusic     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on all our social media platforms Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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58 min
November 2, 2017
DE157 Ray Williams | From Motown to Soul Town to Nashville! Ray adds a unique flair to her music!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Nashville with the amazing Ray Williams!   Pick a genre. Ray Williams can probably sing in it. This versatile young woman has done Country, Motown, Soul, and plenty more. Her voice soars in every style, and she’s got the tunes to match, with catchy melodies and memorable hooks.   Hear all about what it takes to be a “musical chameleon” from Rachel “Ray” Williams on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Are musical chameleons made or born? -The merits of exploring various musical genres! -Moving from country to Motown! -A look into Ray’s unique style!   Ray Williams songs featured: -All This Love -I’m Only Here Cuz I’m Lonely -Once -Sing Me Home   Website: http://www.rachelwilliamsonline.com   Facebook: www.facebook.com/rachelwilliamsonline   Twitter: www.twitter.com/iamraywilliams   Instagram: www.instagram.com/rayray_dubbz   YouTube: www.youtube.com/raywilliamsmusic   Bandcamp: www.rachelwilliams.bandcamp.com   ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/rachelwilliams     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on DharmicEvolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.TheJamesOConnorAgency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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64 min
October 26, 2017
DE156 Willamena | Making Meaningful Music and The Importance Of Having A Positive Mindset
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Kalamazoo, Michigan, hanging out with Willamena's very own, Lucas Ross!   Lucas is the vocalist for the Michigan band Willamena, a band whose songs have a pop rock, modern edge and are accompanied by strong vocals and thoughtful lyrics.    Lucas Ross tells us about life in Willamena, from their origins to the deep meanings behind their tunes, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Just a couple of friends from high school getting together making tunes… -The value of a good rewrite. -Why we need a little more love and positivity in the world! -Life in the studio with Willamena!   Willamena songs featured: -Close Your Eyes -The Other Side of Loneliness -Falling Through The Sky -Way Back When   Website: http://www.willamena.net   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willamenaband   Twitter: https://twitter.com/Willamenaband   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkOABIT4xfgtDtO37oWB3kw?view_as=subscriber   Bandcamp: https://willamena.bandcamp.com/     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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58 min
October 19, 2017
DE155 Joanne Janzen | Joanne shares her music all the way from Australia and Canada!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re hanging with an Australian in Canada - Joanne Janzen!   Whether it’s upbeat songs like “Everybody Knows Better,” or the ballad, “I Got You,” Joanne Janzen sports powerful, soaring vocals that command your attention. Her infectious personality and insight are engaging and make you want to listen to more!   Check out what got Joanne where she is today on today’s episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -How a tour led an Australian to live in Canada! -The benefit of playing with other talented musicians! -The amazing story of Up With The People, and how it led Joanne to music! -The art of being “authentically you”   Joanne Janzen songs featured: -Everybody knows better -I Got You -We’re Ready -You Take Me Home   Website: http://www.joannejanzen.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joanne.janzen.music   Twitter: https://twitter.com/jojanzen   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joanne.janzen.music/     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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61 min
October 6, 2017
DE154 Laryssa Birdseye | Doesn’t take a bird’s eye view to love Laryssa Birdseye!
  Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re visiting Portland, Oregon and hanging out with Laryssa Birdseye!   Laryssa isn’t just a “folk singer that accidentally writes pop music”, she’s also an honest soul with legitimate talent. Her vocals demand your attention as they perfectly play against well produced folk-pop tracks. Add that to great and relatable lyrics and you get something special!   Hear all about Laryssa’s journey on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -From poetry to music… -A look into the inspiration for “Done For!”  -How the Oregon scene compares to New York and Los Angeles! -The “Bad Relationship = Good music” Phenomenon!   Lars Birdseye songs featured: -Done For -Haunt -Impact -Let Me Down   Website: http://www.laryssabirdseye.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laryssabirdseyemusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/labirdseye?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laryssabirdseye/ Bandcamp: https://laryssabirdseye.bandcamp.com/album/so-what   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes and Soundcloud Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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59 min
September 21, 2017
DE153 Diamond Dixie | Diamond Dixie Shines Bright!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Florida hanging out with Diamond Dixie!   Diamond Dixie is a country duo, consisting of sisters Gabriela and Bianca DeLuc. They’re not afraid to explore new avenues to creating their songs. They take turns writing, as well as recruiting other musicians to write with too! Their country sound is clean and fresh, with melodies and lyrics that will have you singing along for days!   Check out Diamond Dixie’s music and hear all about their journey on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -How Diamond Dixie got their name and grew their brand! -How collaborating with a pop rock artist gave the track “Take Two” its sound! -Diamond Dixie enjoys a musical challenge on stage. -The crazy story of a live show at a fish camp…   Diamond Dixie songs featured: -Take Two -Live And Let Go -Reckless -Diamonds In This Town   Website: http://diamonddixie.com   Facebook: www.facebook.com/diamonddixiellc   Twitter: www.twitter.com/diamonddixiellc   Instagram: www.instagram.com/diamonddixiellc   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchDiamondDixe/videos   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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61 min
September 7, 2017
DE152 Amy Goloby | Yeehaw! Amy’s back at dHarmic Evolution!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we visit with Texas’ own, Amy Goloby!   Amy’s got that silky smooth acoustic guitar, warm vocals, and melodies that won’t quit. Her folky, faith filled Americana tunes are ones you won’t soon forget! She tells us how she got from three chords to here, including some lovely stories along the way.   Check out Amy’s rockin’ tunes and hear all about her journey on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -From three chords to hundreds of songs! -How Amy found herself facing her stage fright! -Amy’s Nashville connection! -How Amy approaches her projects.   Amy Goloby songs featured: -Love Back To You -Petty Stuff -The Weight -Wait My Dear -Wild   Website: http://amygoloby.com   Twitter: www.twitter.com/amygoloby   Facebook: www.facebook.com/amygoloby   Instagram: www.instagram.com/amygoloby   Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/amygoloby   ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/amygoloby   YouTube: www.youtube.com/amygoloby     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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60 min
August 31, 2017
DE151 Sofia B | Sofia B Good!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re with London based artist Sofia B!   Sofia, who joins us from New York today, shows impressive determination, and it’s paying off. Her tunes come from a real place with real instruments, and the result is… well, real good! Sofia B has been supported among many LGBT platforms, and it’s clear why: her positivity and focus is something to behold.   Hear about Sofia’s bluesy, country tinged, harmonious music, as well as her amazing story on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Treating yourself well during the writing process. -A horrible breakup = A wonderful song! -The amazing production process and the process of production! -A peek at London’s incredible live music scene   Sofia B songs featured: -Ice Cold Love -Silver Linings -Soldiers -Let It Go   Website: http://www.sofiabmusic.com   Twitter: www.twitter.com/officialsofiab   Facebook: www.facebook.com/sofiamusicpage   Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialsofiab     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
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59 min
August 10, 2017
DE150 Chase Walker | Chase Walker’s Walkin’ The Blues!
  Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re catching up with Chase Walker!   The Chase Walker Band has been touring, so we’re fortunate to snag Chase long enough to catch up! The influences here are palpable; blues, rock, R&B; and they’re tied up into a deliciously produced package to give us songs like “Red House” and “Done Loving.”   Chase teaches us what it takes to sit down and craft your own sound. And you can hear Chase’s own sound, right here on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -An update on The Chase Walker Band tour! -Keeping it simple and traditional with the rig! -A sweet tribute to the late Gregg Allman. -What it takes to take your point of view, and make it heard in music!   Chase Walker songs featured: -Done Loving -Red House -The Allman Brothers Band - Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ (tribute cover) -New State Of Mind   Website: https://www.chasewalkerband.com/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaserwalker   Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chasewalkerband   Instagram: http://instagram.com/chasewalkerband   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/chasewalkerbandofficial   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Fn9PiWweDIc6xdz5LXkqB   Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Quite-Legal-Explicit-Chase-Walker/dp/B01DUA0HD6 http://199.116.164.51/chase-walker-band     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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52 min
August 3, 2017
DE149 Ayla Brown | The Woman of 1000 Interests!
  Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging with the one, the only, Ayla Brown!   Ayla is a multi-talented woman, with interests spanning from music to basketball! Ayla’s songs are upbeat, honest-style country songs. Her vivid lyrics give her songs wings, and her musical abilities make them soar to amazing heights. And that’s not all there is to Ayla - she’s also got her own business, has gone overseas to perform for the troops, and much much more!   Hear the music of Ayla Brown, the woman of 1000 interests, right here on dHarmic Evolution!    On this episode: -Ayla’s musical roots, and a detour on the court! -How Ayla went from Record Label to Recording Artist! -Ayla touring for the troops! -How honest, raw emotions become honest, raw songs.   Ayla Brown songs featured: -Let Love In -Mr. Right -Matches and Gasoline -Take Your Name   Website Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!      
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57 min
July 13, 2017
DE148 Stuart Epps | Legend Stuart Epps Visits dHarmic Evolution!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re in England chatting with the legendary Stuart Epps!   Stuart Epps has worked with major acts like Elton John, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, and many more, and he’s here to share tunes from some of his projects (including one he mixed the night before this interview!)   Stuart is a true legend among legends. His attention to detail and passion for his craft can be attributed to his humble beginnings, and his knowledge and stories must be heard - which guess what, they can be, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -“Everyone’s got to start somewhere!” Stuart’s humble beginnings. -Why the guitar will never die! -The magic of sharing music on the internet. -An amazing story about recording Elton John you have to hear to believe!   Stuart Epps songs featured: -Erin Bloomer - Right Love Wrong Time -Ant Campo - Automoania -Juliet Epps - Bring It On Home -Paul Rogers - Alibi   Website: http://www.stuartepps.co.uk/     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
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74 min
June 29, 2017
DE147 Robbie Tucker | Dig That Robbie Tucker Feeling!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging up north in New Brunswick, with Robbie Tucker!   Robbie Tucker hails all the way from Canada and with him he’s bringing catchy tunes with hooks and melodies that you’ll be humming for days. Robbie is dedicated to the improving of his craft, as he explores with us in our interview.    Robbie is a dedicated person with great insight on the song crafting process. He opens up about his medical condition, as well as his wicked good songwriting condition, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -How Dad’s guitar led to a love of music! -The value of stepping back and looking at your work from another perspective. -When to put the pen down and let the work speak for itself! -The art of making a cool music video!   Robbie Tucker songs featured: -I Dig That Feeling -I Dream Of Magic -No Colours Are The Same -Such Good Friends   Website: http://www.robbietucker.com   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/44MJib1sIiMbMz1oeV2Ppd   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robbietuckermusic/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robbietuckermusic/     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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52 min
June 22, 2017
DE146 Alex Cabrera | Alex is a Bridge to Greatness!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re joined by Georgia’s Alex Cabrera!   Alex Cabrera is a multi-instrumentalist with skills in guitar, vocals, and piano, with the band Bridge To Grace. There are driving beats, thick guitars, and rich harmonies abound in tracks like “’Til The World Ends.” Their high energy performances have garnered attention since 2012, and their hard rock roots show in every track.   Hear the great stories of Alex Cabrera his life in Bridge To Grace on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -The story of how Bridge To Grace came to be! -Working with the amazing Rick Beato! -The re-genesis of rock in the south! -How a song goes from being a note on a phone to a track in the studio!   Alex Cabrera songs featured: -’Til The World Ends -City Of Angels -Weapon -Everything   Website: http://bridgetogracemusic.com   Twitter: twitter.com/bridge2grace   Facebook: facebook.com/bridgetograce   Instagram: instagram.com/bridgetograce     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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56 min
June 9, 2017
DE145 RUA | RUA Knows That You Are Royal!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging out in Romania with Royal Unknown Artist, also known as R.U.A!   R.U.A. is an independent singer and songwriter out of Romania, but her music and message are accessible worldwide! Her catchy dance beats match her energetic vocals and big choruses, and they’ll make you wanna move.   Hear R.U.A.’s amazing heartfelt mission and bombastic beats on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -“A place called home…” -The meaning behind the name “Royal Unknown Artist” -The importance of staying connected with fans! -A peek into R.U.A.’s legal background!   R.U.A. songs featured: -I Am In Love -Love Is All -Studio Track -Money Man   Website: http://www.royalunknownartist.com/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/rua_royal   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalunknownartist/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rua_royal_unknown_artist/   ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/rua_royal_unknown_artist       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!      
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58 min
June 1, 2017
DE144 April Kelly | April Showers Us With Love and Music!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging out with New Jersey’s April Kelly!   April brings her upbeat attitude with stories and songs like “I’m Coming Home!” Catchy tunes that’ll make you groove, meaningful lyrics that’ll make you move… April is all about taking it all in and giving it all back, whether it be in her community, or in the studio!   Check out April’s high energy music and high energy interview on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -April Kelly finds happiness in giving back to her community. -Why April focuses on singing more than playing instruments. -The importance of sitting and listening! -What’s on the horizon for April Kelly!   April Kelly songs featured: -I’m Coming Home -Look Out -Play in the Sun -So Unforgettable   Website: http://www.aprilkellymusic.com   Twitter: https://twitter.com/aprilkellymusic   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/april.kelly.906 https://www.facebook.com/aprilkellymusic/ https://www.facebook.com/Band-of-Gold-Music-120283458539/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprilkellymusic/?hl=en       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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55 min
May 25, 2017
DE143 Justin Gambino | It’s Justin Time For Justin Gambino!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging out with Houston’s own, the one and only, Justin Gambino!   Justin is a veteran of the United States Navy, but he couldn’t stay away from the music, baby! He’s come a long way from two chords, and is a full fledged singer/songwriter with a wonderful voice, passionate lyrics, and moving and sweetly toned acoustic guitars.   Hear stories of Justin’s music and military service on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Justin’s military experience and the start of his music career. -Caves and waves! -The rush of house concerts! -We hear about the passion behind Justin’s vocals.   Justin Gambino songs featured: -For You My Heart -If I Seek & Find -Where I Belong -Your Hands & Feet    Website: http://www.justingambino.com   Twitter: www.twitter.com/JGambinoSS, www.snapchat.com/add/justin_gambino   Facebook: www.facebook.com/JustinGambinoSS, www.instagram.com/justingambinomusic   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8XUZMIs7b-Ko8f8WQn12zw       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
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63 min
May 19, 2017
DE142 Shay Esposito | Whaddaya Say, Shay?
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. We’re back in Canada today with the talented Shay Esposito!   Shay Esposito started her musical journey at age 2, released her first album at age 16, and is about to release her sophomore album at 19! Her beat driven music, honest lyrics, and powerful vocals result in songs you aren’t soon to forget. When Shay isn’t making music, she’s giving talks about mental health, and writing novels.   Hear Shay’s earworm tunes, the story of her journey, and her mental health advocacy, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -A look into Shay’s work in raising mental health awareness. -Shay’s metal roots! -Shay’s songwriting process, and a look at her career to date! -A look into Shay’s work with mental health advocacy.   Shay Esposito songs featured: -How Does It Feel -Sunday -Let Me Down -Too Young   Website: http://www.shayesposito.com   Twitter: www.twitter.com/shay_esposito   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shayesposito.music   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shay_espo/       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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52 min
May 14, 2017
DE141 Kimberly Faith | Little Star? Rock Star!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Let’s go to Missouri, USA, to hang out with Kimberly Faith!   Kimberly Faith’s journey is one to behold. It’s taken her from teepees to practicing law to writing books and, of course, all the way to creating music! Her powerful candid stories are matched by her powerful singing and songwriting; a little rock n roll, a little country and a little honesty: all the makings of killer tracks!   Check out the wild story of Kimberly Faith on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -The hippie years! -The lawyer years! -The moving story behind the track “Love Begins.” -The early years and inspiration behind Kimberly’s musical journey!   Kimberly Faith songs featured: -Best Friend -Love Begins -Walk On -Whom Have   Website: www.gofaithstrong.com www.kflowe.com   ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/kimberlyfaith   Facebook: www.facebook.com/gofaithstrong www.facebook.com/kimberlyfaithmusic www.facebook.com/KimberlyFLoweAttorneyAtLaw   Instagram: www.instagram.com/GoFaithstrong   Twitter: www.twitter.com/GoFaithstrong   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/kimberlylowe   Spotify: www.spotify.com/KimberlyFaith       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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62 min
May 3, 2017
DE140 Lisa Crouch | No Joke, Lisa Crouch Has To Be Heard!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re back in Australia with Lisa Crouch!   Lisa Crouch is a born performer; she’s not only an amazing singer and songwriter, she’s also a comedian! But no joke, her music’s the real deal… her honest and powerful voice is accompanied by intense and dramatic arrangements, and the melodies and messages won’t be ones you soon forget.   Hear all about Lisa’s beginnings, her inspirations, and of course her music, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -How humble beginnings led to the powerful music of Lisa Crouch! -A look into Lisa’s experience at the Newcastle Conservatorium! -The honest and moving story behind the track “Do It While You Can.” -Performing on cruises and the fun things that happen when you do!   Lisa Crouch songs featured: -Just a Call Away -Do It While You Can -Paint It Black -Celebrate My Love   Website: http://www.lisacrouch.com.au   ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/lisacrouch   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisacrouchdiva   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisacrouchdiva       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
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58 min
April 30, 2017
DE139 Kim Krenik | Kim Krenik’s Killin’ It!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we are checking out the multi-talented Kim Krenik!   Kim Krenik has taken her music across the world, all the way from rickety bridges in Thailand to Mickey Mouse’s doorstep! Kim’s natural flare for indie-pop has a sing-along quality that leaves harmonies ringing in your ears for days. Her inspiring journey teaches us how to be brave and believe in ourself to accomplish our dreams.    Check out Kim’s music and the journey it took her on during this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Slaying scorpions in Thailand! -Why it’s important to find the right producer for your work! -How facing her fears inspired Kim to write ‘Invincible!’ -A peek into Kim’s many creative endeavors!   Kim Krenik songs featured: -Fire Lily -Invincible -Warrior Pose -King of Deception   Website: http://www.kimkrenik.com https://www.lastaugust.com/   ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/kimkrenik   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimkrenikmusic/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimkrenik   Books: https://www.kimkrenikbooks.com/   SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kim-krenik   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kimkrenik       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!      
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60 min
April 19, 2017
DE138 Kevin Gullickson | Gullickson’s Got The Goods!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we are hanging out with Radio Drive’s Kevin Gullickson!   Kevin Gullickson, and his Alt-Pop Rock band Radio Drive, have been heard on radio stations all around the world - and on today’s episode, we hear the story of how it all came together! Kevin has a flare for using melody to connect with his audience, resulting in an authentic alternative indie-pop sound.   Hear about all the places Kevin’s been, including the days of his band, and working with legendary producers on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Working with a legendary producer Stuart Epps! -The many hats of the independent artist. -The powerful message of the song “Humanity.” -The importance of protecting yourself in the music business!   Kevin Gullickson songs featured: -Footsteps -Humanity -A Taste of Heaven     Website: http://www.radio-drive.com   ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/radiodrive   Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/radiodrive   Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/radiodrivemusic     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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60 min
April 16, 2017
DE137 Naomi Psalm | We're Losin' It Over Naomi Psalm!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On this episode of dHarmic Evolution, we’re hanging with Idaho native Naomi Pslam!   Naomi Psalm has a contemporary indie-pop sound, and she’s keeping her pick hand’s fingers dipped into many genres, to tell us her story! Her beautiful voice and catchy melodies are sure to grab your attention and get you moving!   Hear about Naomi’s journey from a bright eyed teenager to a studio pro, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Starting an indie-pop career at age 19! -Gigging in Idaho! -Naomi lays down the story of her appearance on a hip-hop record! -The importance of volunteer work.   Naomi Psalm songs featured: -Already Hit Send -Losin’ It -Now You See Me -Shelf Life   ReverbNation Facebook Twitter Instagram   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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59 min
April 12, 2017
DE136 Clara Lofaro | Clara Can't Be Stopped!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we head back to Manhattan, New York, to hang out with Toronto native and accomplished songwriter Clara Lofaro! Clara is all about giving it everything she’s got, while being everything she truly is! An accomplished artist with credits as far as the eye can see, Clara brings us total honesty, an embracing of her art, and a celebration of her craft. Her modern sound, coupled with her soulful vocals, make for an intense musical experience that shouldn’t be missed. Hear Clara’s story (and maybe even a live performance?) on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Putting your ego behind you and focusing on the music! -Where the spirit of music comes from. -The value of embracing a producer’s influence! -The making of the music video for the song “Push!”   Clara Lofaro songs featured: -Meant To Be -Other Side -Push -I Wanted It All (Redux)   Website: http://www.claralofaro.com   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClaraLofaroMusic   YouTube: www.youtube.com/ClaraLofaroMusic   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ClaraLofaro     Don’t forget!   Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes    Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities   Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media,   Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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70 min
April 9, 2017
DE135 Yuval Ron | Yuval Ron Spreads Harmony Through Harmonies!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode we are hanging out with the amazing Yuval Ron!   Yuval is a man of many talents, and making music is only the beginning of the list of this man’s skills. Yuval got his start composing movie scores, but has since focused spreading his message of peace and harmony to the whole world. His music is as wildly accessible as the message behind it, and he’s doing everything he can to get the word out.   You can’t miss Yuval’s message on this inspiring episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -How the Yuval Ron Ensemble spreads the word of harmony through music. -The inspiring story behind the song, “Erev!” -A quick lesson in a few world instruments, including the saz! -An important and inspiring message about peace.   Yuval Ron songs featured: -Erev -Ya Rab   Website: http://yuvalronmusic.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Yuval.Ron.Ensemble   Twitter: https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=YuvalRon   Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/109781894303942466832/   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/yuvalronmusic   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yuvalronmusic/     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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54 min
April 1, 2017
DE134 Harmony Drive | Something’s Right With Harmony Drive!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On this episode of dHarmic Evolution we are hanging out with Harmony Drive, all the way from Oslo, Norway!   Today we are joined by Andre and Lars of Harmony Drive. Harmony Drive deploy layers warm acoustic guitars, rich vocal harmonies, and earworm melodies that you can’t ignore! And would you believe they are a bunch of metalheads? This band defies expectations and lives up to the hype to boot!   Harmony Drive show us a good time on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -The birth of Harmony Drive! -Something being wrong led to something being right... -The story of the production of Harmony Drive! -The heartbreaking but honorable story of “Last Song.”   Harmony Drive songs featured: -Something’s Wrong -Remember -See You -Last Song   ReverbNation Facebook YouTube   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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59 min
March 15, 2017
DE133 Lloyd Clarke | Country Music Down Under!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today on dHarmic Evolution we are head down under and hang out with country singer/songwriter, Lloyd Clarke! Lloyd might be Australian but that doesn’t mean he can’t sing country music! A TSA Award winner in 2016, Lloyd is a natural story teller with a gift for melody. Whether he’s backed by his guitar or grand piano, Lloyd’s music reaches across the Pacific ocean while hitting all of those sweet country notes.  Get deep inside Lloyd’s process on today’s episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -How an Aussie discovered and fell in love with country music! -What to do in Australia when you’re not laying down tracks!  -In the studio with Lloyd and his producer! -The amazing true story behind Lloyd’s song, “Threading The Eye of The Needle!”   Lloyd Clarke songs featured: -Daisy Chains -February Sky -High Country Hideaway -Threading The Eye of The Needle   ReverbNation              https://www.reverbnation.com/lloydclarke Facebook:                   https://www.facebook.com/lloydclarkemusic Instagram:                   https://www.instagram.com/lloydclarkemusic Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/Llwyd59   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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59 min
March 12, 2017
DE132 Jon Pattie | Jon Engineers Some Truly Awesome Songs!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today on dHarmic Evolution we are checking in with Texas’ own Jon Pattie!   Jon Pattie, who lives a double life studying for his chemical engineering degree, is stopping by with a good look at his history, his writing style, and the story of his recording sessions - a great glimpse into the process of a soulful singer/songwriter!   Check out Jon’s inspiring and heartfelt story on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Playing shows everywhere from bars on 6th Street to SXSW! -From a note on the phone, to recording in the studio… -The amazing therapy that comes from making music. -Jon’s electric aspirations!   Jon Pattie songs featured: -Home -Pieces -Stranded in the Ocean -Tied Up in the Sheets   Website: https://www.jonpattiemusic.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonpattiemusic   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonjpattie   Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonJPattie   Soundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/jonpattie   Bandcamp: https:/jonpattiemusic.bandcamp.com   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/jonpattiemusic     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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61 min
March 8, 2017
DE131 Marisa Nikole | Marisa Nikole, Keepin’ It Real!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. All the way from Denver, Colorado, we’re joined by the amazing Marisa Nikole! When we think of Marisa Nikole, we think of unbridled honesty. The gritty, real, truth is what Marisa is all about. Her songs tell true stories of love and pain and all that in between. A natural guitarist, her raw honesty translates into solid musicianship that compliments her amazing vocals. Marisa shares her musical journey, the good and the bad, with us on this awesome episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Talking about the Durango Songwriter’s Festival! -The catharsis that comes with songwriting. -Love and abuse lead to inspiration… -Relationships… blessings and a curse!   Marisa Nikole songs featured: -Always -Come Around -Telescope -I Loved Him All Along   Website:          http://www.marisanikole.com Facebook:       www.facebook.com/marisanikole.music Instagram:       www.instagram.com/marisanikolemusic Twitter:            www.twitter.com/marisa_nikole Soundcloud:    www.soundcloud.com/marisanikole Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/1PEM5vchYSUSrHetS5m3zw?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open   Independent Music Awards: http://fans.independentmusicawards.com/artists/marisa-nikole   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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56 min
February 22, 2017
DE130 Mary Jennings | Mary Jennings Brings Us A New York/Nashville Sound
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. We’re back in Nashville for today’s episode, this time visiting with Mary Jennings! Music runs in Mary’s family, and all that exposure to the art has paid off! A talented and accomplished artist, Mary Jennings is a bright minded soul with a classic twist on a modern sound. Her music is a reflection of her inner-self, and tells honest and clever stories. Mary is everything from a musician to a jeweler to a new mom, and now she can add today’s episode of dHarmic Evolution to her long list of accomplishments!   On this episode: -Mary’s musical family! -A thousand and one jobs… but music is always there! -The story of the amazing video for her song “Home.” -How Mary found her “musical soul mate!”   Mary Jennings songs featured: -Catch 22 -Home -Love You Best -Metamorphosis    Website:          http://www.maryjennings.com Facebook:       www.facebook.com/maryjenningsmusic Instagram:       https://www.instagram.com/jenningsmusic/ iTunes:            https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mary-jennings/id521359594?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Twitter:            www.twitter.com/jenningsmusic YouTube:        www.youtube.com/jenningsfemtastic   “Home” music video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVK2FcBtnLA   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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62 min
February 19, 2017
DE129 David Goddess | Goodness, It’s Dave Goddess!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we are saying hello to New York City’s own David Goddess! David Goddess and his group, David Goddess Group, with their screaming guitars and wailing horns, produce tunes that make you wanna get up and groove! David shares his story and approach to music with us, and one thing is clear: passion is key. This is unsurprising considering his songs sweat passion out of every single note! David is all about putting everything he’s got into his songs, and it pays off. He’s a real rock ’n roller, and he’s here to tell us all about it on today’s episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -A look at David’s humble musical beginning! -The benefits of recording with a full band. -The importance of giving it all in every performance! -What it takes to write a passionate rock song!   David Goddess Group songs featured: -Blown Away -Lucky Guy -One Man’s Passion -Beautiful World   Website:                 www.davidgoddessgroup.com Facebook:             https://www.facebook.com/Dave-Goddess-Group-150645201642763   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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52 min
January 25, 2017
DE128 DeDe Wedekind | DeDe Does D.E. after D.C.!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we check up on Houston, Texas singer/song-writer DeDe Wedekind!  DeDe isn’t your typical ol’ American girl - she’s an award winning one! She most recently won the 2016 International Music and Entertainment Association Awards’ “Adult Contemporary Album of the Year.” She chalks it up to having the right producer - we don’t disagree, but we also think it has something to do with her raw talent! DeDe checked an item off of her bucket list this year when she played at President Trump’s inauguration. And we checked off on of ours when we got her on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Playing an inauguration? Check! -Awards awards awards… -What it was like to play at the inauguration! -DeDe’s unsung heroes!   DeDe Wedekind songs featured: -Dream of You -Leaning on Heaven -Stronger -My Unsung Hero   Follow Dede Wekind: Website:          http://www.DeDeWedekind.com Facebook:       http://www.Facebook.com/DeDeWedekind Youtube:          http://www.youtube.com/1DWedekind Soundcloud:    http://www.soundcloud.com/DeDeWedekind reverbNation:  http://www.Reverbnation.com/DeDeWedekind Twitter:            http://twitter.com/DeDeWMusic Blogspot:         http://www.dedewedekind.blogspot.com   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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66 min
January 22, 2017
DE127 Scott Roddan | Welcome to the “Music House” with Scott Roddan!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re visiting Seattle, Washington’s own Scott Roddan! Scott is a guitar player turned singer-songwriter who bares his soul on every track. His country and folks roots show in each song, shining a light on raw honesty. Scott tells us all about the production of his new record “Music House” on today’s dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -How heartbreak led Scott to a breakthrough in songwriting! -How Scott made the choice to go from covers to writing original tunes! -The importance of connecting with the audience. -A lesson in promoting yourself on social media!   Scott Roddan songs featured: -Bitter Pill -Cross to Bear -Crossroad Dues -Reconciliation   Website:          http://www.RoddanMusic.com Facebook:       www.facebook.com/RoddanMusic Twitter:            http://www.twitter.com/RoddanMusic  Instagram:       www.instagram.com/roddanmusic Youtube:          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcsL3IvWSBNP4k-qdf4m4MQ Spotify:            https://open.spotify.com/album/0UBMvxORlvn9mpLAFapdNY  reverbNation:  www.reverbnation.com/rpk/roddan Soundcloud:    www.soundcloud.com/ScottRoddan   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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62 min
January 18, 2017
DE126 Trish Standley | "No One Else” Like Trish Standley!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by Atlanta’s own Trish Standley! Trish is here to spread her message of love and bear her soul! Her gospel roots underline classically produced tracks with a modern flare; her efforts have been recognized: She was awarded CD of the Year in 2013, and in 2016 Trish was nominated for 2016 Female Artist of the Year by The Steeple Awards and The Blue Mic Awards! When Trish isn’t singing and recording, she’s hosting “Style with Trysh” and designing clothing lines! Hear all about the multi-talented Trish Standley on this episode of dHarmic Evolution! On this episode: -We explore Trish’s gospel roots! -How Trish’s husband inspired her to write one of her most soulful songs! -Trish lost her voice… which led her to finding it! -Trish tells us about who influenced her music from the very beginning.   Trish Standley songs featured: -Again I Worship         -Go -Nobody But Me -Why   Website http://www.trishstandley.com   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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63 min
December 21, 2016
DE125 Matt O'Ree | The Boss and Bon Jovi, Matt Keeps Good Company!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by New Jersey’s own Matt O’Ree!   Matt O’Ree is a cool dude with some cool stories. He’s mastered playing blues guitar and is passing along his knowledge to students, and even a bit to us! Matt shows us why he IS the champ, sharing his experiences with gear, guts, and glory. His riffs are epic, his voice soars, and not many people can say they sang alongside The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen!   A winner of a Guitar Center contest involving 4,000 guitarists, Matt proves he’s the real deal with his rockin’ and rollin’ tunes on this awesome episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Matt shares the amazing events that led him to work with Bruce Springsteen! -Matt tells us about teaching guitar… and the amazing clients he’s had! -Future goals abound for Matt and his band! -The writing process of a guitar master!   Matt O’Ree songs featured: -Black Boots (feat. Bruce Springsteen) -My Everything Is You -Life -It’s Gonna Be Alright   Matt O’Ree songs featured: -Black Boots -My Everything Is You -Life -It’s Gonna Be Alright   Follow Matt O’Ree Website:          http://www.mattoree.com Facebook:       www.facebook.com/MattOReeBand Twitter:            www.twitter.com/MattOreeBand Instagram:       www.instagram.com/mattoreeband YouTube:        www.youtube.com/user/MOBontv   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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65 min
December 18, 2016
DE124 Diana Rein | Girl With a Strat!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by blues master, Diana Rein! Diana found the blues… or did it find her? Diana keeps it cool on the yoga mat, but when she’s got her red Stratocaster in her hands, look out! Her Chicago style blues is the real deal - which makes sense, because our conversation with Diana reveals that so is she! Diana’s award winning blues stylings are definitely worth checking out, as is this rockin’ interview dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -How Diana found her voice in the blues! -A Cinderella story? How Tom Keifer got Diana into playing guitar! -What it takes to become a blues master! -Diana discusses her goals for 2017 and beyond.   Diana Rein songs featured: -Long Road -Livin’ Loud -The Real Thing -Come Back Home   Follow Diana Rein Website           www.dianarein.com Facebook:       www.facebook.com/dianareinmusic Twitter:            www.twitter.com/dianarein Instagram:       https://www.instagram.com/dianarein YouTube:        www.youtube.com/dstar/781   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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62 min
December 14, 2016
DE123 Zelda Dashiell | Fight on, Zelda!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by Maryland’s own, Zelda Dashiell! Zelda Dashiell is well traveled, and the cultures she’s visited have clearly inspired her music! Dance inspires her, and moving heals her. Zelda shares her music with us as a means to share a story and mend our souls. Zelda has a fierce passion, and has decided to use her medium of choice to change the world. Hear her message on this episode of dHarmic Evolution! On this episode: -How Zelda’s travels around the world impacted her music! -The story of Zelda’s nephew’s fight against cancer. -Current events inspire Zelda and you better believe she has something to say about them! -What freedom means to Zelda Dashiell!   Zelda Dashiell songs featured: -Cancer -Cease the Fire -I’m Free -World Peace   Follow Zelda Dashiell ReverbNation:             https://www.reverbnation.com/zeldadashiell   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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63 min
December 11, 2016
DE122 Hicks | Sweden’s a little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by a country artist in Sweden, Hicks! Hicks joins us from Stockholm, Sweden, along with his classic country rock sound that’s his and his alone! Hicks learned English by listening to country artists in his early days, and you would SWEAR he is from the American mid-west by listening to his music. But in fact, Hicks’ parents are Swedish and so is he. Listen to this episode of dHarmic Evolution to find out how country music found it’s way to Sweden!   On this episode: -Country music? From Sweden? You better believe it! -Hicks’ influences, which range from Johnny Cash to Van Halen! -Hicks shares his philosophy on what it takes to be an artist in the modern era. -Hicks takes us through his musical history and how he came to be a seasoned pro.   Hicks songs featured: -Mama’s Kitchen -Watch The Sun Go Down -The Steps -Stomp a Little Louder   Follow Hicks: Website:          http://www.hickscountry.com Facebook:       www.facebook.com/hickscountry Twitter:            http://www.twitter.com/hickscountry   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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63 min
December 7, 2016
DE121 JJ McGuigan | Whaddaya say, JJ?
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined from Wichita, Kansas, by the talented and songwriter, JJ McGuigan! JJ is personable and honest, sharing his life experiences and how they influence his music and lyrics. JJ takes his personal struggles and shares them with us in honest messages, accompanied by rhythms and melodies that put their hooks right into your heart and don’t let go. Having dealt with mental health issues himself, JJ has taken it upon himself to be a mental health advocate. He speaks openly about his experiences on this special episode of dHarmic Evolution.   On this episode: -How being a finalist on VH1’s Save The Music informed JJ’s view of the music business! -How JJ’s internal struggles gave him a voice for music. -JJ’s studio life! -What it’s like to make music in Austin!   JJ McGuigan songs featured: -Forces -Letter -Desperate Eyes -Home   Follow JJ McGuigan Website:          http://www.jjmcguiganmusic.com Facebook:       http://www.facebook.com/jjshredder15 Twitter:            http://www.twitter.com/jjmcguiganmusic   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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64 min
December 5, 2016
DE120 Mikalyn Hay | 14 year old girl with 25 year old work ethic!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On this episode, we are joined by the accomplished and surprisingly young Mikalyn Hay! Mikalyn might be a freshman in high school, but she brings the tenacity of a seasoned pro. She’s a consummate professional, taking to the studio like she’s been doing it for forty years. Her musical family gave her the gifts, and she took those gifts and ran with them to become so accomplished at just 14 years of age! A native of Canada, Mikalyn shows us all that the story is the same, no matter where you come from and no matter your age: Work hard and you can achieve your dreams. On this episode: -Mikalyn tells us how she balances her career and school! -Mikalyn’s experience in the studio -The value of covering songs to help you find your own voice -What charity means to Mikalyn!   Mikalyn Hay songs featured: -Free as a Bird -Anyway -Save Yourself -Reload -Alone Again   Follow Mikalyn Hay Website:          http://www.mikalyn.ca Facebook:       http://www.facebook.com/mikalynhaymusic Twitter:            http://twitter.com/mikalynhay  Instagram:       http://instagram.com/mikalynhay Youtube:          http://www.youtube.com/user/67mhay / Soundcloud:    https://soundcloud.com/mhay67 ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/mikalynhay   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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59 min
December 1, 2016
DE119 Kelly Richey | Rock ’n roll is alive and Kelly Richey is the proof!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On this episode, we chat with Cincinnati artist Kelly Richey! When it comes to being a professional musician, Kelly Richey is the professional’s professional. She’s spent her life touring, gigging, writing, and recording. Her pure love for rock ’n roll practically erupts from your speakers as she attacks her guitar with a fierce grace, all the while wailing her heart out into the microphone and baring her soul. Kelly lives for the stage and for playing the guitar. Kelly has since become a guitar teacher, imparting her everlasting wisdom to the guitar players of tomorrow. Hear all about Kelly’s journey on this can’t miss episode!   On this episode: -How Kelly’s love for Jimi Hendrix helped her discover her love for playing guitar! -How playing guitar gave Kelly a voice she never quieted again! -What it takes to gig for 275 days in a year. -Kelly tells us about being a guitar teacher.   Kelly Richey songs featured: -Lies -The Artist In Me -Love -Afraid to Die   Follow Kelly Richey Website:          http://kellyrichey.com Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/kellyricheyguitarist Twitter:            https://twitter.com/KellyRichey Instagram:       https://www.instagram.com/kellyricheyguitarist/ Youtube:          https://www.youtube.com/user/kjrichey Soundcloud:    https://soundcloud.com/kelly-richey   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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67 min
November 27, 2016
DE118 David Starr | Sweet Country Vibes From David Starr!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On this episode, we spend some time with David Starr, a country singer from Cedaredge, Colorado! By day, David operates a local guitar shop aptly called “Starr’s Guitars.” By night, David is hitting the stage with his classically country style music. Maybe you’ve seen him around; he’s worked at weddings, bars, and of course the studio where he’s worked with Hall of Fame rock legends! David Starr’s music is all about getting back to his roots. David describes his work as “Americana” and boy does he have a reason to. Check out his sweet country vibes on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -David tells us how he keeps up with a schedule most of us couldn’t handle! -The story of how David landed 3 Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famers on his record! -The path that brought David to his sound. -Why David likes the “Americana” label for his music.   Sherwin Brice songs featured: -Life After You -Called It Love -Our Mistakes -Long Ride Home   Website: http://www.davidstarrmusic.com   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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65 min
November 23, 2016
DE117 Sherwinn "Dupes" Brice | Small Island Man's Music Has Worldwide Appeal
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by Saint Lucian artist and producer, Sherwinn “Dupes” Brice! Sherwinn brings us genre bending beats born from his island culture and given a modern pop flare. Yes, his multi-instrumentalism and soulful singing is impressive, but it doesn’t stop there - Sherwinn is a bonafide producer who takes his role in the music industry on his home island. Sherwinn tells us all about life and music in Saint Lucia on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -A lesson in Saint Lucian culture! -Partying in Saint Lucia! -What it means to be a producer and artist In Saint Lucia. -The importance of knowing local music lingo.   Sherwin Brice songs featured: -Imagine -Love Story -Guilty -Seasons   Follow Sherwinn “Dupes” Brice: Website:          http://sherwinnbrice.com/ Facebook:       http://www.facebook.com/dupesdidit Twitter:            http://www.twitter.com/dupesdiditmusic Instragam:       http://www.instagram.com/dupesdiditmusic YouTube:        http://www.youtube.com/dupesdidit   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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62 min
November 20, 2016
DE116 Jake Arch | Bringing Classic Country Music Into The Modern World
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. From New Jersey we bring you the magnificent Jake Arch! From his great grandma’s chops to his own personal approach, Jake’s got country music running in his blood. His story is that of triumph and heartbreak, and it’s on full display in his music. Jake’s attitude reveals his success in music and in life: “Keep your head up, and you know everything happens for a reason, so you just gotta keep doing what you gotta do.” On this episode: -Jake’s journey from being in basement bands growing up to appearing on the radio! -The heart wrenching story behind Jake’s song, “Ten Years.” -The power of playing with seasoned musicians that can bring your song to life! -Jake’s amazing connection to his great grandparents!   Jake Arch songs featured: -Ten Years -Double Shot of Your Love -Darling Let Me Make You Mine -She Makes It Easy   Follow Jake Arch: Website:          http://www.jakearch.com Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/JakeArchCountry Instagram:       https://www.instagram.com/jakearch/ Twitter:            https://twitter.com/JakeArchCountry   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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65 min
November 16, 2016
DE115 Christina Custode | Timeless Music Singer From Niagara
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today, Christina Custode joins us from Niagara Falls, New York. Christina is here supporting her new album, “From Here,” which she just completed alongside legendary producer Stuart Epps. She’s a down to earth girl whose smile you can hear through your speakers - but that doesn’t mean she can’t get real with heart wrenching tunes like her latest single, “All For Her.” Christina’s honesty in our interview and her music is a breath of fresh air. She’s here to tell her story, her way, which she continues to do on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -The story of how Christina showed up her own music teacher! -Heartbreak turns into an amazing song. -The amazing story of working with legendary producer Stuart Epps -How “Wasting My Time’s” amazing sound came together.   Christina Custode songs featured: -All For Her -Fire -High Water -Wasting My Time   Follow Christina Custode: Website: http://www.christinacustode.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Christina-Custode-131821826876834/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ccustode/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmcsongbird   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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64 min
November 13, 2016
DE114 Madelyn Victoria | Texas Girl With Texas Sized Voice Sings Texas Sized Music!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. From San Antonio, Texas, we are joined by singer, songwriter, and actress, Madelyn Victoria! Madelyn was born (literally) into country music. She’s been a performer ever since: she’s been acting, modeling, and of course, playing country music like it’s nobody’s business. This is one Texas girl you have to hear to believe, so HOLD ON! On this episode: -Madelyn shares how her family’s support was so important to her career. -How a choir teacher helped her get moving in the right direction! -Madelyn’s artistic inspirations. -Juicy details on Madelyn’s studio experience!   Madelyn Victoria songs featured: -Hold On -He Only Loves Me On The Dancefloor -Wild Ride -Sand in a Bottle   Follow Madelyn Victoria: Website: http://www.madelynvictoriamusic.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/madelynvictoria Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/madelynvictoria   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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62 min
November 9, 2016
DE113 Julia McDonald | Powerful, Young Singer from Orlando
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today, we are joined by the amazing Julia McDonald. Julia, a recent high school graduate, has the voice and maturity of a musician twice her age. Her hard work and serious approach to her work is palpable - and it pays off. Her sound is classic yet modern, and you’ll want to boom it from your car radio blazing down the highway! Julia may be the quiet type, but she has a loud musical voice. Don’t miss this intimate conversation with the super-talented Julia McDonald! On this episode: -How a school talent show turned Julia’s life around! -Why Julia’s mom wants her to break up with her boyfriend! -How Julia uses her music to build her confidence -Why Julia prefers to write alone   Julia McDonald songs featured: -Gravity -Games -No Good For Me -Pretty Committee   Follow Julia McDonald: Website: http://www.juliamcdonaldmusic.com  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jmcdonalddmusic Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/juliamcdonaldmusic Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/juliamcdonaldmusic YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/juliamcdonaldmusic iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gravity-ep/id1099197456   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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65 min
November 6, 2016
DE112 Ashlinn Gray | Connecting Her Heart To The World Through Her Music
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today, we are joined by South African artist Ashlinn Gray. Ashlinn is all the way from Johannesburg, and with her she brings classic writing and a modern sound. Ashlinn’s killer voice along with her ahead-of-her-time maturity brings us songs with true style and attitude. A 2013 South African Champion of the Performing Arts, Ashlinn has risked a lot to get where she is today - and it’s paying off. She’s been unstoppable since she wrote her first song at age 16, and at age 19 released a self-titled EP. Her dedication and passion are to be admired, as well as her maturity and outlook on life. Kids, don’t forget - stay in school!   On this episode: -Ashlinn’s approach to education and how it helped her career -What it’s like to gig in South Africa -Ashlinn tells us what it takes to build and maintain her music career -A cameo from Ashlinn’s sister in a song, and in the interview!   Ashlinn Gray songs featured: -Battleships -Chex Ballet -Nineteen                       -Risking It All   Follow Ashlinn Gray: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashlinngray/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashlinngray/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/ashlinngraymusic Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/ashlinngray Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/ashlinngray Youtube: www.youtube.com/ashlinngray   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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65 min
November 2, 2016
DE111 Jess Wayne | Sharing His Journey Through His Music
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we talk to Jess Wayne, a talented man from California. Jess has been playing the guitar and loving it since he was 11 years old, and even though his career took an unorthodox trajectory, he’s found himself back where he belongs: writing songs!  Jess Wayne’s optimism is unparalleled. In the face of an unwanted career, injuries, and just life itself, he says, hey, “It could be worse, but I don’t think it is.”   On this episode: -Jess and James reminisce over old school radio DJs! -The story of a lawyer hanging up his briefcase and reaching for a guitar… -A discussion about the modern state of the music business. -Why Jess prefers gardening to gigging in Los Angeles!   Jess Wayne songs featured: -Better Get Used To It -Make It Up To You -Garden Song -How Do You Know   Follow Jess Wayne: Facebook: www.facebook.com/jesswaynemusic  Twitter: www.twitter.com/jesswayne Instagram: www.instagram.com/jesswayne Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/jesswayne   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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65 min
October 31, 2016
DE110 Zandi Holup | An Artist In More Than One Way
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we chat with singer/songwriter Zandi Holup, a Nashville transplant originating from Pennsylvania. Zandi takes pride in showing her creative side, effortlessly baring her personality in her music. She can’t be tamed in life or in music, owning a drive to succeed not often seen. Zandi doesn’t dwell on things for too long, as reflected in her life and career. Much like her decision to move to Nashville, she seamlessly evolved from an actress to a musician. But it wasn’t always that way! Join us on Zandi’s journey, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Zandi’s amazingly short story of her move to Nashville! -Zandi talks about her personal philosophy when it comes to originality. -How Zandi found confidence in her own voice. -Why Zandi lives in Nashville - but still records in New York!   Zandi Holup songs featured: -Bad Good Little Church Girl -Drive Your Car -Get Me My Gun -Lone Star   Follow Zandi Holup: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zandi-Holup/184443788262203 IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5220446/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZandiHolup Instagram: http://instagram.com/zandiholup   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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63 min
October 26, 2016
DE109 West Coast Fletch | The Soulful Jazz, Gospel Singer
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we chat with West Coast Fletch Brinson, a talented multi-instrumentalist from California. West Coast Fletch started by playing songs on just one string, but now he plays the trombone, drums, and guitar. His musical influences are palpable on his tracks; blues, R&B, funk, jazz, and gospel. West Coast takes inspiration from his life, combines it with his talents, and turns it into soulful jams. West Coast Fletch’s love of music has encompassed and enriched his life, and his joy from such is exuded throughout this interview.   On this episode: -What it takes to be a part of West Coast Fletch’s crew -A special lady sings on It Ain’t Over (Til God Says It’s Over) -West Coast Fletch talks about his approach to writing music -His approach to the business side of independent music   West Coast Fletch songs featured: -I Love The Name -It Ain’t Over (Til God Says It’s Over) -Ooo Baby Baby -Salvation Smooth Jazz   Follow West Coast Fletch Brinson: Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/fletchmanbrinson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fletchman.brinson iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/salvation-smooth-jazz-single/id913449671 Don’t forget!  Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!​  
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64 min
October 23, 2016
DE108 Sylvia Fedrick | Touching Hearts So You Can Be The Best You
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we spend our day speaking with Sylvia Fedrick, a brilliant singer hailing from the Windy City, Chicago, Illinois. Sylvia’s father gave her advice from which she’s never strayed: “Just be you; You can be the best you.” It shows in her music, and the way she lives her life. Her influences are palpable in her interview as well as her music; life experience, gospel, pain, and love. Through her music, Sylvia shares her message: Be strong, be yourself, and never give up!   On this episode: -The heartbreaking story of the loss of her producer. -The touching story of Sylvia’s father and his gift of music to her. -What it takes to have success in the music business. -How Sylvia came back to music and made it her life’s passion.   Sylvia Fedrick songs featured: -Sometimes You Gotta Go Through -Gentle Breeze -Don’t Want To Walk Alone -The Glide Party Mix   Follow Sylvia Fedrick: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SingSylviaFedrick/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sangsyl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sangsyl/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sangsyl   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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64 min
October 19, 2016
DE107 Steven Brown | Channeling Creativity Through His Heart and Voice
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we chat with Steven Brown, an artist from Republic, Missouri. Steven Brown is a man so accomplished, we might not be able to fit all of it in this one packed episode! Steven exhibits the very definition of an artist: an unstoppable flow of inspired creativity being channeled through his heart and voice. Steven has done so much with his life, from being a 16-year veteran of the United States Navy and has traveling across the globe, to acting in films and television, and of course, making music! Don’t miss Steven’s powerful story and powerful music on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Steven’s journey and how he ended up focusing on music. -How a text message inspired an entire song! -We go on a ride through the production of Steven’s most recent album. -How Steven took his own pain and turned it into inspiration.   Steven Brown songs featured: -It’s All Glorious -Lift Up Your Hands -Momentum -I Am Here   Follow Steven Brown: Reverb Nation: reverbnation.com/stevenbrown Facebook: facebook.com/stevenhowardbrown YouTube: youtube.com/stevenhowardbrown Twitter: twitter.com/stevenhbrown Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
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61 min
October 16, 2016
DE106 Fiona Varner | Annointed by the Lord and now a Music Minister
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we spend our day speaking with Fiona Varner, a wonderful singer hailing from Prince George County, Maryland. From a young age, Fiona has been a musician. Keyboards, clarinets, singing - the passion for music has always been a part of her life. Her artisanship is evident with her refusal to be boxed into any creative corner! Fiona takes pride in exploring different styles and sounds - “a good song is a good song,” after all! Her craft is her life, and we explore how she took early childhood inspiration and turned it into a wonderful career in music filled with soul and love. Fiona has a wonderful approach to her story: “It’s a we thing, not a me thing!” And a big part of that are the people she’s worked with - from old bands to her own family. Word is her 6 year old is running the show! Check out this episode to hear more about Fiona’s creativity and inspiration!   On this episode: -We talk about how she’s been a musician since early life. -Her family may as well be a real life Partridge Family! -Fiona’s approach to writing lyrics and music. -The beautiful story of how Fiona found her multi-cultural approach.   Fiona Varner songs featured: -Close To Your Heart -Covered By The Blood -Deuteronomy Dance -I Will Serve You   Follow Fiona Varner: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reverberation Website   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com to find out what we can offer you! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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57 min
October 12, 2016
DE105 Debra D’Lane |Real Life Country Girl
Debra D’Lane was born and raised in a rural area. She spent most of her life growing up on a ranch outside of Uvalde, Texas. “When you live out in the middle of nowhere you have to find things to do. I love and chose music. It was and has always been a big part of my life.” Out on the ranch Debra had access to an ole’ school juke box.  “There were many great records on that juke box including Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Hank Williams, Marty Robbins, Tanya Tucker, and many more. I can still see myself standing on top of the pool table, cue stick in hand as my mic singing away to all those great tunes. ”It seemed like every aspect of Debra’s life on both sides of her family had something to do with music & dancing. “We were always singing and dancing!” As time went by Debra and her husband started a family. After raising the kids up to a certain age is when Debra decided to take the next step in her love for music. “When your son says “Mom it’s time” I knew then it was time to get busy!” Debra has done just that! For the past year she has been working on many projects including spending lots of time in the recording studio. She is also going to be doing a little acting. Yes, Debra has landed herself a part in an upcoming film where she will have the opportunity to perform her music as well. She just finished up an EP that was produced by Bill Warner of Warner Works in Nashville, Tn. Many of the songs on the EP are written and or co-written by Kirsti Manna aka Songwriter Girl. Debra is also working with Rick Barker, former manager of Taylor Swift, to help guide and mentor her career. “I feel so truly blessed and grateful to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Bill & Mrs. Kirsti. They are incredibly talented and wonderful people. I am also truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Rick Barker, Wow! What a remarkable mentor he is in the Music Industry of today and truly cares about the artist and the path they take.” Most and foremost Debra D’Lane appreciates her fans. “It’s amazing to me the responses I receive from my music. It makes my day when my fans take the time out of this busy world we live in to send me emails and messages through my online presence of how my songs affect them. Thank You from the bottom of my heart!”   Debra songs featured: * Covered in Dirt * Memphis Without the Blues * One and Only * Dig   Debra D’Lane connections: Website Facebook Twitter: @debradlane   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com to find out what we can offer you! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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63 min
October 9, 2016
DE104 TJ Leonard | A man who loves the country, and also loves his country music, but he is in Sweden!
Country Music comes to Sweden via TJ Leonard Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, master storyteller, and now International Talent Agent. On today’s episode, we travel across the Mighty Atlantic to Sweden to spend some time with TJ Leonard, James was able to rescue him from his painting project for an hour to hang out on the airwaves for some story telling! Swedish country singer/songwriter, TJ Leonard got his first guitar from his grandfather, when he was eight; he taught his grandchild to play Swedish folk music and evergreens. Soon, TJ was introduced to pop and blues through his cousin, who was a little bit older and played in a famous Swedish pop band. At eighteen, TJ became lead singer and guitar player in a dance band. Many genres have passed through TJ’s life: Jazz, hard rock, gospel, soul/r&b, but not until country music came along, did it feel like home. This interview is a fantastic one - tons of great musical past and humor that you shouldn’t miss! On this episode: TJ shut out all other musical genre’s after he heard Keith Urban’s “Somebody like you” and decided to pursue country music, because it really grabbed him! Look out for the Roe Deer!, No license needed..... I want to move to the Countryside once again, if you can’t be there you have to dream yourself away I sit down in my studio basement and write songs, there is a shower in the basement next to the studio, TJ needs to quiet the family down when he is recording, can’t have the kids running across the floor. I hunt as much as I can, sort of deer, we call it Roe Deer, 80 Lb deer, kind of small, James wants to ride one, TJ also hunts Moose and Wild Boar. We shoot the small ones, as the big ones don’t have a good taste. TJ songs featured: * The River * American Dream * The Right One * Paradise Road   Follow TJ Leonard: www.tjleonardcountry.com www.twitter.com/tjlcountry https://www.facebook.com/tjleonardchestnut/?fref=ts https://www.youtube.com/user/teejayleonard   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com to find out what we can offer you! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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63 min
October 5, 2016
DE103 Kinderjazz | “We became parents, and Kinderjazz was born”
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, master storyteller, and now International Talent Agent. On today’s episode, we go down under to Australia, to learn all about Kinderjazz with Christobel Lewellyn. A one of a kind swing jazz band for children developed by Christobel and David, creating an opportunity for kids to celebrate music and passion, and nurture their creative spirit. The solo’s and the music gratifies a small child's imagination like nothing else. On this Episode: * Kinderjazz is a very Family oriented band, we’ve all grown up with each other, and each other’s children, its really personal. * I was surrounded by music, all the adults played piano, and we were taken to live festivals. Music was a big part of our lives. * I started playing piano when I was 3 years old. I had older brothers and I could not wait to push them off the piano. 1 Wednesday, October 5, 2016 •Artists songs featured: * Arabella * In the Micro Aykho * Fantabulous * You can’t stop the Music Follow Kinderjazz on http://www.facebook.com/kinderjazz http://www.twitter.com/kinderjazz http://www.kinderjazz.com/ Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and see how we can broadcast your global career!
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60 min
October 2, 2016
DE102 Theo Czuk | The Urban Folksinger
“Combining the beauty of storytelling in literature, and music!” Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, master storyteller, and now International Talent Agent. On today’s episode, we are in Springfield Oregon with Indie Artist Singer/Songwriter Theo Czuk. Theo has been dubbed “the Kurt Vonnegut of songwriting” he is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and an award winning novelist. Theo’s slant on the world has been described as “catawampus and exhilarating” His first Novel, “Heart Scarred” won the 2014 Laramie Book Award for best in the Literary Western. Theo went for “a little more green and a little less cement”, by moving to Oregon!   Featured songs by Theo *Let me Know *One more shot of cold *Pull me from the Rubble *Running with the dogs   Reach out to Theo Czuk: Website Facebook iTunes Reverbnation YouTube LinkedIn   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes, our website, and our FB Group! Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for info about funding your next album project! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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56 min
September 28, 2016
DE101 Richard Lynch | Bringing back traditional country with his own style!
If you want the lo down on how to multiply your happiness by dividing it with others, well here is  the man that “wrote that quote” Today we take you to Waynesville, Ohio, where you can find this all-American music artist. Listen to the story of Richard living the life he sings about. Richard Lynch's Featured Songs * Daddy’s Guitar * I Like My Music Country * It’s All In My Head * Your the Reason God Made Oklahoma   Reach out to Richard http://www.richardlynchband.com http://www.facebook.com/richardlynchband http://www.twitter.com/richardlynchbnd http://www.reverbnation.com/richardlynchband   Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com and find out about the NEW music business! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media    
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63 min
September 25, 2016
DE100 Don Gates | Reinventing His Music World
“Sometimes Coffee & Tea go together like Metal and Country!” Today we are in Tampa Florida, with Don Gates, just back from Nashville’s CMA fest! Don did something brave, and some would call crazy! After being a successful metal artist for many years as a member of the band “Brutality”, decided that he wanted to put some attention on something that had been pulling at him for many years, Country Music! Listen to the story of Don reinventing his musical world and finding his “right place” Don Gates featured songs: * Two Hearts * Gracious * Almost a Cowboy * Why Reach out to Don dongates_1@hotmail.com http://www.dongatesmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/dongatesmusic https://twitter.com/dongatesmusic   Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com and find out about the NEW music business! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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52 min
September 19, 2016
DE99 Nathalie Miranda | Exciting talent from the UK
Nathalie Miranda and her massive vocal range hail from London, England. At age 3, Nathalie decided to become a singer - and here we are! Inspired by the likes of Etta James, Aretha Franklin, and Christina Aguilera, Nathalie wants to make music that reflects her inner self.   Nathalie Miranda songs featured: - Hotshot - Just Can’t Get Enough - Right On Time - Standing Tall   Reach out to Nathalie Miranda: Website: www.nathaliemiranda.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/nathaliemirandamusic Twitter: www.twitter.com/vocalfreaknat Instagram: www.instagram.com/nathaliemirandamusic Youtube: www.youtube.com/nathaliemiranda Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/nathaliemirandamusic   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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47 min
June 15, 2016
DE98 Ed Roman | Laying One Down for Music and Passion
Today’s guest comes from our friendly neighbor of the great white north - Canada! Growing up, Ed Roman did not think he would become the talented musician he was today. He grew up with dyslexia and was often awkward among others, but deep down that awkwardness, he had a gift that was waiting to be unleashed. Ed is part of Heart Songs for Veterans and he has been very active in sharing his music with the world, laying it down one song at a time. One of his goals? To stop the flow of negativity.   Listen to the chat I had with him and prepared to be inspired!   Ed Roman songs featured: Lay One Down Tough Cookie Think I’m Just a Fool Red Omen   Reach out to Ed Roman www.edroman.net Facebook Twitter: @specialedroman YouTube   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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44 min
June 12, 2016
DE97 BJ Wilbanks | All for Authenticity and Genuine Connections
  On this episode, we go all the way to Georgia with BJ Wilbanks!   BJ believes in being true to yourself, and more importantly, being true to your craft! Music is something that requires creativity and authenticity. I agree! BJ is one who picks up his guitar and gets his musical muscles to work. He believes in real connections with people, especially your audience.   His songs are full of emotion and will definitely touch you. BJ is also part of Jill Pavel’s Heart Songs, which makes him one totally inspiring artist!   We talk about how he started getting into music and his background, as well as social media and how he uses it for his business.   Check out our conversation and snippets of his songs on today’s interview!   BJ Wilbanks songs featured: Anything She Wants Hold Down Your Happiness Right Back Home The Way You Feel   Reach out to BJ Wilbanks www.bjwilbanks.com Facebook Twitter: @BJWilbanks Reverbnation YouTube   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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44 min
June 8, 2016
DE96: Rob Carona | Oh My Carona!
More than a musician, Rob Carona is a philantrophist. He is part of Heart Songs for Veterans, a group that gives a part of the proceeds from their music to the war heroes that helped us all to keep the freedom and democracy we’re enjoying right now.   He brings us deep into how a musician lives his life: the struggles in the beginning, the songwriting process, and how to keep your music muscles toned and ready for action. Rob Carona is a talented guy with a big heart, and he likes to call himself the “do-it-all” man - writing his own songs, arranging the melody, designing his cover art, marketing, EVERYTHING! But one can only do so much.   Rob works with Jill Pavel who was also on the dHarmic Evolution podcast a few episodes back. Listen in as we are taken for a ride! Rob Carona songs featured: Drive Heartbreak Spark Waiting on Wonderful   Reach out to Rob Carona www.robcarona.com www.songsmithcreative.com Facebook Twitter: @robcarona Instagram: @robcarona YouTube   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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46 min
June 5, 2016
DE95: Cowboy Troy | Rounding Up the Music Scene
DE95 Cowboy Troy | Rounding Up the Music Scene   This rapping cowboy doesn’t only make great music, he also has the business brains to make it in the music industry.   Originally from Texas, Cowboy Troy grew up listening to a mix of different music genres - hence his eclectic tastes! He takes it from country music to jazz to top of the charts to pop. He’s everywhere!   Cowboy Troy began incorporating rap into his music when he realized how people responded well to music that made them want to get up from their seats and bust some moves! You gotta listen to his music, introducing us to the wonderful world of country meeting rap!   My favorite parts: Cowboy Troy tells me about his beginnings and how he developed his ear for music We talk about when exactly rap was introduced with melodies and powerful choruses - we’ll take you back! Listen up! Music is business too. Of course, it is! We talk about the changing landscape of the music industry and how the audience prefers easy-to-access versions of songs Also, Cowboy Troy sheds light on how expensive it is to produce an album! The great thing about today’s world is that musicians are more supportive of other musicians! How exactly did Cowboy Troy know what his audience preferred? Clue: surveys and social media! Listen in! Cowboy Troy songs featured: Liquor with the Locals Three Party Train Squaredance Boogie Countdown to Vacation   Reach out to Camille Rae www.cowboytroy.com Facebook Twitter: @cowboytroy YouTube Soundcloud   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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46 min
June 1, 2016
DE94: Camille Rae | Small-Town Girl with a Big Heart and Powerful Voice
Originally from Kentucky, this sweet girl with a very powerful voice grew up singing in church.   Camille Rae, country rock princess, taught herself to harmonize at the age of 7 and picked up the guitar at the age of 12. Shortly after her one-hour guitar class, she wrote her very first song. You gotta give props to that!   Growing up with a musically inclined family, she was prepped up really well, being surrounded by all the great influences from the 90s. She tells me about listening to Garth Brooks, Tricia Yearwood, Martina McBride, and The Judds! Camille knows her music and she’s been with great company!   My favorite parts: Camille tells me about Heart Songs for Veterans and the work she does for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. So inspiring! Her music story growing up - she’s definitely made to do this! Camille talks about social media and what her favorite platform is and what she thinks the audience wants to see! Also, check out what Camille is excited about this year - what’s up and coming in her career! You wouldn’t wanna miss it! Camille Rae songs featured: Dialtone Shadows Dance Tonight Get Out of Town Let Me Be the One   Reach out to Camille Rae www.camillerae.com Twitter: @camilleraemusic Instagram: @camilleraemusic Facebook YouTube Soundcloud   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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40 min
May 29, 2016
DE93: Paul PJ Taylor | The One-Man Band from the UK!
It’s all about the personal touch.   Paul PJ Taylor knows how to take care of his audience, and isn’t that just something? As a musician, he believes in interacting with his fans because, after all, they show you all the love. Why not give them some love back? He’s been making music for quite a time now and believes that he needs to step up his game. True enough, Paul has so much more to offer! His music is full of emotion and his songs are mostly written out of personal experiences. Wow, what a guy!   Listen in and be inspired by Paul PJ Taylor’s story today!   My favorite parts: Paul and I talk about his songwriting process and it is one all musicians totally resonate with! He brings nothing but prerecorded music on his iPhone - a one-man band indeed! Paul also tells us about how he handles his social media to keep in touch with his fans! That’s 93 thousand followers on Twitter, by the way! You gotta listen to how he transitioned from doing covers to actually writing and performing his own songs! His influences! You gotta check out how diverse the music he listens to is! Paul PJ Taylor songs featured: Easy Escape More Than a Love Song Twisted Love Song Fantasy Fulfilled   Reach out to Paul PJ Taylor Twitter: @pjtayloruk Facebook Reverbnation iTunes   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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42 min
May 25, 2016
DE92: Amelia Presley | Let's Go on a Southern Vacation!
A great swimmer and a superb singer! Yes, she is!   Amelia Presley, distant cousin of the King of Rock, is on the show today! Guess what! We talk about a lot of awesome stuff that will surely get you up and rockin’! From songwriting process to recording to performing, we go through all things music-related with Amelia!   On this episode, we also discuss social media and the role it plays on her music career! You definitely need to check it out!   My favorite parts: I loved listening to Amelia’s music - really powerful voice and production is stellar! Check out her songs on this episode! Did you know that Amelia is also part of the Coast Guard? Wow! She talks about working with Jill Pavel on the Heart Songs for Veterans label. What a great way of showing you care for the heroes of the US. Amelia is performing at the CMAs! Isn’t that the most awesome thing? Not only is she a rockin’ musician, she’s also a mom and wife! She’s having a little girl in July - another rock star in the making, perhaps? Listen in as Amelia talks about what’s she’s excited about and what’s up and coming in her world!   Amelia Presley songs featured: Here Comes Trouble Southern Vacation Drop the Hammer Hard-headed Mama   Reach out to Amelia Presley www.ameliapresley.com Facebook Twitter: @amelia_presley Instagram: @ameliapresleymusic   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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40 min
May 22, 2016
DE91 J Edwards | Steppin' Up with That Country Vibe
Heroes.   That’s the name of today’s guest’s album. Find out what he does to help our beloved war veterans on this episode!   I tell you, he’s got style - and he has this voice that just mesmerizes me! I love his music.   J Edwards grew up singing in the church house and surrounded by a very musical family. No wonder his talents were cultivated in a mighty great way!   Listen in as J shares his story, songwriting process, and social media too! You have to check it out and get a taste of his music too! J Edwards songs featured: Cinderella Goodbye Morn’n Baby Don’t Go Duck Blind   Reach out to J Edwards www.jedwardsmusic.net Facebook Twitter: @JEdwards004 YouTube   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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46 min
May 18, 2016
DE90 Felice LaZae | Bluesy, Soulful Rock with a Hint of Jazz!
“My voice is my main instrument.”   Felice LaZae sings and writes songs surrounding her personal experiences and emotions. She’s had the influence of musical legends such as Led Zepellin, Janis Joplin, and Billie Holiday - and when you listen really closely, you can definitely feel and hear that bluesy-rock, jazz vibe in her songs!   A big fan of storytelling, Felice often finds herself writing her songs the way she would tell a life story. She’s also interest in film - suspense, mystery, and comic book adaptations! Whew!   Listen for more of Felice’s story and get to know more about her unique personality! On this episode: She loves ‘90s R&B hiphop and rock - I can tell! Felice tells me that most of her songs are derived from the different relationships she had that didn’t go well She plays a little guitar and piano, but she considers her voice as her main instrument Also, Felice tells me about her coach in college who helped her realize her talents and encouraged her to push forward with her dreams and aspirations to become a singer Of course, we talk about social media! Guess what Felice’s favorite platform is! Did you know this girl was on the cover of Submerge magazine? I have a legit celebrity here!   Felice LaZae songs featured: Callin’ Me Gravedigger Give It Away I Need to Feel   Reach out to Felice LaZae www.felicelazae.com Facebook Twitter: @felicelazae Instagram: @felicelazae Soundcloud YouTube   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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45 min
May 15, 2016
DE89 Koda Corvette | From Classical Piano to Pop!
Started playing the piano at 5 years old, writing songs at 9. Wow, starting ‘em early, all right!   Koda Corvette is from the City of Angels and has been inspired to become a musician when she first saw Michael Jackson on stage! She’s driven and motivated, and people, she produces her own music! How cool is that!   Aside from being an awesome pianist, Koda also is a dancer, actor, and songwriter! Yup, that’s all she has in her schedule - NO BIG DEAL.She performed on her breakout school tour across California during the 2014-15 school year and is currently performing shows at festivals, theme parks, malls, and more.   You gotta take a listen to the clips I’ve included into this interview - her music is on point!   On this episode: Koda tells me about her production and songwriting process! This girl knows her tools - she’s going far, I can tell! She tells me about how she started getting into music and what pushed her in that direction Classical piano is her first love but she also does pop music She has backup dancers! WHAT. I gotta see this girl perform - in those cool sneakers! Koda also tells me about opening for some big acts! Find out who they are!   Koda Corvette songs featured: Bring It On Run It (cover) U Smile (cover) Soundwave   Reach out to Koda Corvette www.kodacorvette.com Twitter: @kodacorvette Instagram: @kodacorvette YouTube Facebook Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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35 min
May 11, 2016
DE88 Taylor Henry | From Kentucky to Nashville, Still Rockin’!
He hates people.   Not really. But you gotta listen to him sing that bubbly song - it’s featured on today’s episode! Ladies and gentlemen, let’s all fly to Nashville to chat with the talented Taylor Henry.   During this interview, Taylor and I talk about music, production (we have the same awesome producer!), and performing. He’s got a lot to say about Nashville and how it has become his home away from home (Northern Kentucky!)   Take a listen and enjoy a sneak peek into Taylor’s music!   On this episode: Taylor tells me about the really funny story behind the song “I Hate People.” I’m sure you’ll love it too! He writes songs based on emotion. Nice! He also talks about his album called The Attic - which includes 7 fantastic tracks! Did you know he sat on a window sill designed by Michelangelo, while he was touring Europe! And of course, stories of his stay in Europe - lots of art there, for sure! He was stranded in London! Woah! Pitched this for another song in the future! Hah! And yes, as always, I ask him about social media! You gotta listen to what he says about it. Taylor Henry songs featured: I Hate People The Fall I Got You in the End Who Are You   Reach out to Taylor Henry www.taylorhenrymusic.com Facebook Instagram: @itstaylorhenry Twitter: @itstaylorhenry Soundcloud YouTube   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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43 min
May 8, 2016
DE87 Jill Pavel | Uplifting Indie Artists in an Epic Way
Hard work. Work ethic. Authenticity. The ingredients to success.   I can’t even begin to say how honored and thrilled I am to have this amazing person on the dHarmic Evolution show today. She has created more than just a music label, but as a movement as well. Ladies and gents, help me in welcoming Jill Pavel.   Jill works with aspiring artists and helps them reach their goals by encouraging them to work hard and be consistent in their passion for music. Honestly, I am blown away by this lady’s business smarts, moreover, I am touched by her compassion toward artists who want to make it in the very competitive music scene. Check out my chat with Jill and learn more about the way she uplifts indie artists all over the world! On this episode: Jill and I talk about her label, Heart Songs Corporation, and how she uses this to market the artists and prep them for their journey toward greatness We get a sneak peek into the talent Jill works with by way of songs from some of the talents she handles Competition in the music industry is fierce, and Jill understands that. And she knows how to tackle the giants - learn more about that on this interview! Her son, Cory Singer, who was on DE71 is her number one inspiration! Fit for Mother’s Day, yes? Hard work and work ethic are what drive your success! Authenticity in artists - what makes it so important? Listen in! Songs from Heart Songs Corporation featured: Broken Memory by Cory Singer Drive by Rob Carona Tell Me Why by Sara Ann Garrison Let Me Be by Camille Rae   Reach out to Jill Pavel and Heart Songs Corporation www.heartsongscorporation.com www.heartsongsforveterans.org Facebook Twitter: @heartsongscorp, @heartsongs4vets Instagram: @heartsongs4vets Email Jill at info@heartsongscorporation.com or jillpavel@gmail.com   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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51 min
May 4, 2016
DE86 Jon Cresswell | The Music Marvel from Manassas
Stellar production, stellar musicmaking!   I got the musical marvel Jon Cresswell on the show today, and man, I just gotta say he is awesome! Growing up around music in his hometown of Manassas, Virginia, Jon learned how to play the guitar by picking up his mom’s acoustic guitar.   We talk a lot about his production and the guitars he uses for his songs, as well as the gigs he does. You really gotta strap up your seatbelts for this guy because he will take you for a ride! Trust me on this. On this episode: Jon talks about moving to LA and the struggles of standing out in a very competitive music scene We share our love for guitars - and he does know his tools, man! What kind of gigs does Jon do and what does he prefer? Learn more on this episode! He’s quite fortunate to have really talented friends around him, and that’s what he’s thankful for! Learn more about that on this episode! “You stole a part of my heart, and I don’t want it back from you.” Wow! Powerful lyrics from this guy! Listen in! Jon Cresswell songs featured: Standing to Fall Gift Wrapped Miss You Reach out to Jon Cresswell www.joncresswellmusic.com Facebook Twitter: @thejoncresswell Instagram: @joncresswellmusic Soundcloud YouTube   Visit his website today and get your free single!   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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50 min
May 1, 2016
DE85 Shan Smile | Making the World a Beautiful Place with Music and Smiles
And off we go to the UK to witness the radiance of this lovely girl’s smile.   Hey, everyone, welcome back to dHarmic Evolution and today, we have a special guest all the way from the United Kingdom, and I can’t wait for you guys to feast on her wonderful music - and British accent. On the show today is Shanice Smita aka Shan Smile. You gotta love that name!   Growing up in a musical family worked in her favor as she, too, picked up the guitar and started singing and writing her own songs. I’m thankful for Shanice’s father who shared his musical genes and taught his daughter to love music. It’s become amazing! I had so much fun listening to Shanice’s songs and so glad to have her on the show. You guys should check her out! On this episode: Shan tells us about her upbringing and the reason she’s musically inclined I tell her about the beauty and radiance of the smile she brings into the world - it’s true! You should definitely see her perform! I ask her about gigs - what does she prefer, small and intimates performances or big ones? Find out! We also talk a little bit about how I like creating my own music and my own performances Social media! We touch on that as well. Listen up to what platforms Shan loves the most! Of course, her songwriting process. What does she do to complete a song.   Shan Smile songs featured: Shan Shan Smile I Need You He Loves Me Fly Away Reach out to Shan Smile Shanicesmith.co.uk Facebook Twitter: @shansmilemusic Instagram: @shansmileinsta YouTube Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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46 min
April 27, 2016
DE84: Alissa Feudo | Acoustic Meets Electronic!
How about a trip to Georgia to visit the lovely Alissa Feudo!   It all started with her brother teaching her how to play the guitar. She enjoyed it, she loved it - and from then on, it became a calling. Alissa is drawn to creating music she loves - I mean, don’t we all? From middle school to college, Alissa brought her passion and continuously molded her talents.   On this interview, Alissa shares with me her songwriting style and how she loves to play intimate acoustic gigs. But it doesn’t stop there! When you listen to her tracks, you can feel the electronic vibe and it’s so beautiful! Acoustic meets electronic - that’s a plus! On this episode: We get a glimpse of what Alissa Feudo is capable of: her unique sound! She tells me about dealing with writer’s block and sometimes, she gets inspiration during these moments of silence! Did you know Alissa always plays the flute? Wow! She loves playing full band shows, but is also drawn more closely to acoustic shows Alissa tells us about her journey and what she’s excited about in the future!   Alissa Feudo songs featured: Hurricane Yours to Keep Thoughts I Wish You Heard Insomnia Reach out to Alissa Feudo www.alissafeudo.com Facebook Twitter: @AlissaFeudo Instagram: @alissafeudo Soundcloud Reverbnation   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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37 min
April 24, 2016
DE83: Jeri Wade | Getting the Groove on with Neo Soul
Mixing up the old school and modern hip-hop and rap - that’s Jeri Wade’s groove!   Let’s head on over to Michigan and check out the unique fusion music - neo soul, if you may! Jeri Wade is a model, she’s a singer-songwriter, and she’s an actress now too! The play she stars on, While She Waits, will premier on the 30th of April. Man, this girl totally does it all!   I enjoyed talking with Jeri - we discussed her songwriting process, the unique use of the harp on one of her songs, social media, and the Jammies! You gotta listen to what the Jammies are! I must get one soon! On this episode: Jeri talks about her very musical upbringing and what inspired her to start singing Her influences - of course it includes Aretha Franklin! She tells me how much she loves listening to old school and new, modern music - which makes the music she creates so unique! We get introduced to the Jammie Awards. Say what? You gotta check out what it is! Listen up to everything Jeri is excited about for the year!   Jeri Wade songs featured: No More Mind Ganes Nice2MeetU Reach out to Jeri Wade Facebook Reverbnation   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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42 min
April 20, 2016
DE82 Jamie Dupuis | Talented Hands and Imagination
Somebody’s got the fingers and ears for music - that’s for sure!   My guest for today, Jamie Dupuis, hails all the way from Ontario, Canada - and man, he just brought the dHarmic Evolution house down with his great pieces of guitar music! I’ve always been a fan of fingerstyle guitar playing - and this guy has got it nailed down! Trust me.   Michael Hedges? Yeah, close! He’s a fan, and so am I - so it’s a given that we hit it right off. I enjoyed every single bit of this interview. We talked about his different styles, how he writes his songs, and the techniques he uses. Listen in for more! On this episode: Learn how Jamie got into fingerstyle guitar playing Find out how he comes up with his music - his songwriting process! What are the equipment Jamie uses to record his songs? You’ll be amazed at how simple but remarkable his stuff are! Of course, get a dose of his amazing guitar skills by listening to snippets of his songs!   Jamie Dupuis songs featured: Strength Buster Bee Clear Blue Sky Hauntingly Reach out to Jamie Dupuis www.jamiedupuis.com Facebook iTunes YouTube Instagram: @jamiedjazz Twitter: @JamieDupuis Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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47 min
April 17, 2016
DE81: Peter Lewy | The Cellist Singer-Songwriter from NYC
  Singing while playing the cello? Easy-peasy! Well, at least for this guy!   Peter Lewy from New York City makes uniquely cool music that I enjoy so much! He plays the cello, but he also is a singer-songwriter - and guess what! He tours Italy every single year. No big deal!   On this interview, Peter talks about how he became a cellist and how he learned how to sing while playing this awesome instrument. I can only imagine the perseverance and talent this guy has! Seriously.. Who does that! And he records all these songs in a really rad room that he talks about on this chat too! Listen in! On this episode: You get to listen to Peter’s awesome and cool songs What places has Peter gone to? If I were him, I wouldn’t have gone back! #justkidding Listen to the technique Peter uses when playing his songs What inspired him to pick up the cello? More of Peter’s story on this episode!   Peter Lewy songs featured: I’m Through Shedding Tears Over You Suite #1 John Coltrane Said Some Other Way   Video: Peter Lewy playing Bach Suite #1 on YouTube   Reach out to Peter Lewy www.peterlewy.com Email: peter@peterlewy.com Facebook Myspace Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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43 min
April 13, 2016
DE80: Maggie McClure | Bringing Homegrown Music from OK to LA
Landed the lead role and got her song in a movie that would be featured at the Cannes Film Festival! How does one manage to do that?   Maggie McClure, homegrown musician from Oklahoma, moved all the way to Los Angeles to get her hustle on. And hustle on she did! Maggie made stops in Nashville and whipped up some amazing tunes and melodies with her husband - and yes, with a separate suitcase for all her coats too!   You wouldn’t believe what this young lady is capable of doing - she sings, she writes, she tours, she plays gigs, she acts. My, she IS all over the place. I’m impressed! Listen to hear more about Maggie and to get a taste of her beautiful music! On this episode: We get to hear some of Maggie’s songs - and you’ll be blown away for sure! She tells us about touring and how she managed to start performing even when she was in college Why did Maggie make the move to LA? Find out! Like most artists, Maggie likes to write songs while on the road.. How about you? She was in a short film called BLUR which got into the Cannes Film Festival. Beat that! The very first time Maggie wrote a song was when she was 8 years old! Woah!   Maggie McClure songs featured: Closer than Before Good Morning and Good Night Times Moves On Troubled Heart Reach out to Maggie McClure www.maggiemcclure.com Twitter: @maggiemcclure Instagram: @maggiemcclure YouTube Facebook iTunes Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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45 min
April 10, 2016
DE79: Nataliya Medvedovskaya | The Classical Composer-Pianist from Russia
She started singing at 8 months old! Could you believe that!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we got such a talented lady on the show!   Originally from Russia, Nataliya studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. She does classical music involving a wide range of instruments - plus she writes lyrics for pop songs! It’s amazing what this woman can do. She tells me about the background of her songs and what her writing process is. You gotta check it out as well! On this episode:   Nataliya tells us about how she started getting into music. She wrote her first song with lyrics at 7 years old! Who does that!   She talks about the process she follows when writing and creating music Nataliya misses Russia. Find out what she misses most about her country! Guess how old Natalia started doing short pieces on the piano.. Find out! Listen to snippets of her songs on this episode   Nataliya Medvedovskaya songs featured: Geese Swimming Dance Miracles Sold Out Film Demo Reel   Reach out to Nataliya Medvedovskaya www.natashameadow.com Facebook Soundcloud Reverbnation Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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48 min
April 6, 2016
DE78: Anielle Reid | "Just Me and My Banjo"
DE78: Anielle Reid | "Just Me and My Banjo"   Her musical life turned around when she put down her guitar and picked up that banjo.   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I talk once again to another backyard gem - right here in Union City, New Jersey! I visit with the magical singer-songwriter, Anielle Reid!   Semi-professionally, she’s been making music for two years - but she has always known that she loved music and wanted to make music! Anielle says she’s always been involved with something musical all her life - which is good! I love her sound, her vibe, and she’s so brave too!   Among her influences are Alison Kraus, Bjork, and Lana del Ray. You can almost hear the synergy of these artists in her songs. Listen for more on this On this episode: Anielle talks about why she chose the banjo as her main musical instrument She tells us about her producer and how they make music Of course, back stories of her songs - I love her music and the lyrics are so heartfelt! We dig a little bit on the social media platforms she uses When does Anielle feel the most creative, especially when writing lyrics to her songs Also, she shares what she’s excited about - her upcoming projects and gigs!   Anielle Reid songs featured: Drivin’ Great Again Love Song Recollectin’   Reach out to Anielle Reid: www.aniellereid.com Facebook Twitter: @aniellereid Instagram: @aniellereid Soundcloud iTunes Reverbnation YouTube   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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41 min
April 3, 2016
DE77: Laura Cheadle | Keeping the Blues Alive with Family by Her Side
“We never used session players; it's all the family.” How close are they!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go to my neighbor - right here in New Jersey, with the talented Laura Cheadle!   It’s all in the family with this girl! She sings, her brother is on the guitars, her dad is a master at the bass, and they have an honorary Cheadle - Tina, the drummer! They tour together, they perform together! Not that difficult to get them together during the holidays, huh? The blues come out in her songs, and the early exposure to a lot of that kind of music may have been the culprit!   Not only is she a great artist, she’s also an advocate and movement member - she’s done a lot of charity work and fundraising for children with AIDS, breast cancer awareness, LGBT pride, and etc. Wow, a heart of gold and the voice of an angel? This girl’s got everything! On this episode: Laura tells us about going on tour at the age of 4! Talk about starting ‘em young! Also, she talks about how her voice has evolved - how it has matured. Touring with family - how well does that go? Find out from Laura Cheadle! You gotta listen to her dad’s mad bass skills on snippets of her songs featured on the show! Listen to why she was dubbed Superwoman by the South Jersey magazine!   Laura Cheadle songs featured: Higher Place This Love Looks Good on Me The Best That It Could Feel Fade Away   Reach out to Laura Cheadle www.lauracheadle.com Twitter: @lauracheadle Facebook YouTube Instagram: @lauracheadlemusic Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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42 min
March 30, 2016
DE76: Jessica Jolia | Music Does Run in the Blood of this Vocal Diva!
She tours, she writes, she sings, she teaches people how to sing! This girl is at the top of her music game! Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we travel to the City of Angels, Los Angeles, to chat with the Vocal Diva Jessica Jolia! Jessica has kept herself busy with singing, performing, touring - and now she’s writing songs for herself! She’s working on her EP, which we can’t wait to listen to! This girl with a beautiful voice sure knows how to choose the company she keeps - Eric Benet, Big Mike Hart, Buddy Bangs, Chris Beck! You can safely say #squadgoals, eh? On this episode, she tells me what she’s excited about, what projects she’s been working on, and how amazing her production team is! It was a fun interview, and I loved having finally been able to chat after many months! Check it out! On this episode: Jessica tells us about the instruments she plays - sneak peek: imagine an 8-year-old playing the sax! I share a story about saxophone and potties! You don’t want to miss that! How does she find touring and performing? Jessica spills the deets, along with her latest Texas tour! Be ready to get inspired as Jessica tells us about teaching children about music She goes in-depth with all of the amazing musicians and talented artists she’s worked with! Jessica Jolia songs featured: Sometimes Magic Reach out to Jessica Jolia: Jessicajoliamusic.com Facebook Instagram: @jessicajoliamusic Twitter: @JessicaJolia Soundcloud iTunes YouTube Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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42 min
March 27, 2016
DE75: Michele Holland | The Sweet Smilin’ Saskatchewan Songstress
“You’ve always gotta be one step ahead.” And one step ahead she is!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go back up north to Canada with a country-rockin’ chick, Michelle Holland!   This talented artist from Sasketchewan rocked the dHarmic Evolution podcast, and I’m so excited as we talk about the stories behind her songs and her songwriting process. It’s great how she’s keeping her head high and pursuing her passion in music, all while raising a family and working on a career.   On this episode, Michele also tells me about her influences, which include Garth Brooks and Patty Loveless, showing her preference for country music - and it’s apparent in her songs! I just love it! On this episode: Find out what her real name is - it’s not Michele Holland, that’s for sure! Michele and I talk about hockey - because Canada! We also share our Nashville stories and the landscape of music in Saskatchewan She tells me about how she likes to perform - first with family and friends! Oh, did you know Michele also does jingles? You gotta listen to how she feels about it! Find out what instrument Michele is most comfortable playing. I think we’re gonna hit it right off because of this!   Michele Holland songs featured: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Love me or Lose Me Sweet Smilin’ You Can’t Fool This Fool Reach out to Michele Holland: Soundcloud Reverbnation Facebook Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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44 min
March 25, 2016
DE74A: The Experience | "Ride On" with Jacked Up Jimmy
Here we are again at the last Friday of the month - and you all know what that means: it’s time for the Experience!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Jacked Up Jimmy knocks on my door again and talks about - well - the elections!   But before that, listen up as I tell you the story behind my original song, “Ride On,” how amazing my production team led by Kim Copeland is (yes, I never get tired of singing praises for her!), and the talented David Pack, as well as my songwriting formula!   As usual, it was a fun conversation with Jacked Up Jimmy - amusing! Quite the character, this fella!   On this episode: I talk about my song “Ride On” Where am I in my production process with the Gratitude album? Find out! What’s my songwriting formula? It’s pretty cool. Listen up! Of course, my conversation with Jacked Up Jimmy involving back hoes, snow tires, and Donald Trump! You gotta check this out! It’s hilarious! I asked Jacked Up Jimmy about my tour which he’s planning with English Bob   Featuring my song “Ride On” from the Geography of the Soul album Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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23 min
March 23, 2016
DE74: Jessica Meuse | The Southern Belle That'll Blow You Away
“I’m not going to waste my energy on negativity.” Yes, we should all learn to get rid of negativity   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go down south to Alabama to visit the talented Jessica Meuse!   At the young age of 10, Jessica already knew she wanted to make music and perform. She has been on the road a lot and has a lot of performing experience - including American Idol and The Voice!   But behind all this lies the struggles of finding herself amidst all the negativity and bullying. Good thing is lass right here is a strong-willed one - and it’s just one of the reasons you’ll love her!   On this episode: Jessica takes us back to when she was a kid and when she was at the receiving end of a ton of bullying. Find out what Jessica did to shun all that negativity away! She’s been travelling a lot - find out more about her travels and gigs on this episode! Her songs are MOSTLY about man-hating! But she is capable of lovin’ too! It’s apparent in her songs. Find out more about Jessica’s story today! Did you know she is classically trained with the violin? Well, yes, she is! So talented! How does Jessica handle criticism? Especially during the time she was performing on national TV? Check out the answer on the interview!   Jessica Meuse songs featured: Real Grand Burning House Done Happy Ever After Reach out to Jessica Meuse: www.jessicameuse.com Facebook Twitter: @JessMeuse Instagram: @jessmeuse YouTube Reverbnation Soundcloud iTunes Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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44 min
March 20, 2016
DE73 Times Up Music | Veteran-Musicians, Literally
The veterans of music. Oh yes, they are. Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we talk to two vintage-loving musicians, Chuck and Roddy of Times Up Music! These guys were in the service, but eventually settled down and went back to their first love: music. They do jazz and gogo music - and it’s a beautiful fusion of all vintage sounds! I love it! On this episode, Times Up Music brings us back to how they began, how they record their music, and what their goals and plans are for the future! This is an awesome interview - you shouldn’t miss it! On this episode: You’ll learn how they met and how they realized they were both into music How do they record their songs? Find out on this interview! Who produces their songs and what do they do to create this beautiful sound they do! Times Up Music tells us about the stories behind their songs What matters most to Chuck and Roddy? Well, it’s music and performing in front of people! You’ll be left inspired! They served in Iraq! Gotta salute these men for being brave - and for being extremely talented! Times Up Music songs featured: Better than Yesterday Window Seat My Main Man Shank Miss Muffit Reach out to Times Up Music: timesupmusic.com iTunes Facebook Twitter Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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44 min
March 16, 2016
DE72 Dilana | The Lioness Roars for Equality, Kindness, and Love for Music
“I believe in equality and making others feel good.” Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go visit the Lioness at her den! Dilana, originally from South Africa, roars loudly on stage with a voice so powerful she can totally rock your world. She’s gone through so much, especially in her personal life, and all these experiences have driven her to be more passionate with her craft. Some of Dilana’s influences include Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Elvis Presley - along with so many others! Listen to my convo with Dilana today! On this episode: Dilana tells me about the song “Beautiful Monster” and that this was actually written based on her life She shares about her rough upbringing and how she never really had a normal childhood Dilana also speaks about kindness, equality, and being pleasant to others. Find out what she has to say about these three things! We talk about water and how it makes Dilana feel. She even named her daughter River! Find out why! Dilana prefers intimate acoustic shows! Find out why! She tells me about her songwriting style. You gotta check that out too! Dilana songs featured: Beautiful Monster Dead Flower Ocean The Woman I Am Reach out to Dilana: www.dilanarocks.com Facebook Twitter: @dilanarox Soundcloud Reverbnation Instagram: @dilanarox Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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45 min
March 13, 2016
DE71 Cory Singer | Moving Forward with Positivity and Passion
With the right frame of mind, we can definitely do anything!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we visit my neighbor - a fellow musician from New Jersey - Cory Singer!   Cory always knew he wanted to sing, and he found himself musically back in high school. He also joined The Kandi Factory on Bravo TV and actually won the episode he was on! So honored to have such a talented dude on my show.   Besides his amazing voice, he also holds on to his mindset of just moving forward. He is more focused on songwriting and performing today, and I have to say it’s going pretty well. Having Asperger’s isn’t easy, he says, but all we gotta do is focus on our abilities instead of our disabilities.   On this episode: Cory tells us about his experiences and the song that was written for him during his Kandi Factory days The guitar was one of the first instruments he learned to play; but he tells us that he leans more toward the power of his voice He shares the story behind the song “I Can Do Anything” Words of inspiration from Cory - and they’ll get you up and running for sure! Cory talks to us about the reality of life, getting a job that you don’t fully enjoy - but you just have to keep going Find out the venues Cory enjoys playing in!   Cory Singer songs featured: I Can Do Anything Because of Rico From My Heart to Yours Welcome to Reality Reach out to Cory: www.corysingermusic.com Facebook Twitter Soundcloud Reverbnation   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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46 min
March 9, 2016
DE70: Heather Waters | This Girl Keeps Walking and Singing!
This ship is definitely not sinking!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to South Africa to chat with a talented lady, the beautiful Heather Waters!   Heather is an amazing lady who tells me to “go well!” Have you ever been told that? We had a great chat on this episode, and she tells me all about her musical experiences in her hometown, as well as when she went to the UK.   As what we do on dHarmic Evolution, you will get to hear clips from her awesome songs - you’ll definitely feel the rhythm!   On this episode: Heather coins the term “high school career!” I gotta use this more often! You should too! She talks about the culture shock she felt in the UK and how she played open mics and gigs over there So cool - Heather taught me new words I could use every day! It was a lekker time! LOL Heather also shared about her experiences with SFN - what is it and how did it affect her? Listen in! A blog that you too might want to check out - countingmyspoons.com! Check it out!   Heather Waters songs featured: Keep Walking Wake Up World Castles and Towers This Ship’s Not Sinking Reach out to Heather: Heatherwatersmusic.com Facebook YouTube Reverbnation   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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51 min
March 6, 2016
DE69: John Kitsco | The Complete Musician
It’s safe to say that he’s all over the musical universe!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we visit an amazingly talented Canadian artist, John Kitsco.   John is an aerial photographer, a musician, songwriter, and producer too! See? What did I tell you about him being all over the place. John tells me about his younger years, writing songs about love and heartbreak - oh yes, he also went through one of those moments!   He also writes poetry - it’s awesome! The production on the songs he has done is nothing but top-notch. He’s a self-taught guitar player and has picked up some drum skills as well. Check out John Kitsco on the podcast today!   On this episode: He tells me that breakups are character builders! Oh, are they? We also chat about Jaye D Marie who was also on the show - they make some rad music together! John and I actually might have met in the past in the electrical business world! I wonder… You gotta listen to one of the poems John made - it’s heartwarming! He tells us that the harder you work, the luckier you get. Amen, brother! Listen in to his escapade with John Lee Hooker - something to do with whiskey and blues!   John Kitsco songs featured: Pretty Little Sunshine Girl The Big Black Cadillac I’m a Fool for You   Poem: Choice of the People Connect with John: Facebook Reverbnation Soundcloud Email him at jkitsco@gmail.com   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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49 min
March 2, 2016
DE68: Amanie / Illfated | The Black Beauty from Saskatchewan
She’s been writing songs since she was nine years old!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Saskatchewan, Canada, to chat with a talented young artist!   Originally from Sudan, Amanie and her family moved to Canada as refugees, and she has lived in Saskatchewan since she was three. At age nine, she started to express herself through songs. The problem? She wasn’t that good with English. The solution? She grabbed a dictionary and started looking up words! Talk about initiative!   Amanie takes us back to the stories behind her songs - puppy love, teenage crushes, repressed emotions.   On this episode: Amanie tells us about the meaning of her name, and how “Illfated” came to be her screen name! She’s playing in South Africa! Adventurous girl we got here. Listen to how she landed this gig! There was a time in her life that she felt so down, and she tried to take her life away. Hear her thoughts on this and how music helped her get back on track. Celine Dion meets Beethoven? Not your usual pair but it has worked for Amanie! She talks about expressing black beauty! Amanie tells us her musical influences too!   Amanie songs featured: Letter to Myself Triangles Ultimate Candy Too Hot Follow Amanie: www.amanieillfated.com Facebook Twitter: @amanieillfated Soundcloud Reverbnation Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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40 min
February 28, 2016
DE67: Melissa B | Dance All Night, Sing All Night
We all just gotta BREATHE.   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we’re much more closer to home - in New York City.   Melissa B is a unique voice in a sea of beautiful music. Having grown up with parents who were in the military, she lived most of her younger life moving from one country to another - from Japan, to Germany, to Hawaii.   Her father was her main influencer. Before his passing, he encouraged Melissa to make music, to sing, to write. You could easily say he was the motivator that pushed Melissa in the right direction - and we should all be thankful for him because now we get to enjoy her music! On this episode: Melissa B talks about the style of music she writes and performs - you’ll be amazed at how she caters to so many genres! She talks about David Bowie. Listen to what she has to say about him and how he influenced her own craft! Melissa tells how she performs her gigs and shows! Is it with a live band or does she go all acoustic? What exactly is a Melissa B Experience? You gotta find out! She reveals that on this episode! Melissa also tells us her main music influences! She keeps good company, that’s for sure! What is Melissa’s “floodgate moment’? FIND OUT! Did yo know she won Vocalist of the Month on singeruniverse.com? Well, she did and totally deserved it! She’s been considered for 3 Grammy nominations for her song “Maria”! How cool is that! Aside from singing, she’s also a network engineer! One kickass woman we got here!   Melissa B songs featured: Breathe Steal from My Heart Underneath the Stars It’s Real Follow Melissa B: www.melissab.com Facebook Twitter: @melissablive Instagram: @melissablive Soundcloud YouTube Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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49 min
February 26, 2016
DE66A The Experience | English Bob Visits and the Debut of "Three Miles Wide" & Peter Griffin!
Guess who dropped by today! Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. How’s everyone doing? It’s the last Friday of the month again, and you all know what that means: time for The Experience! On today’s episode, we have English Bob joining me and we talk about his fear of falling bridges - and basically the reason why he has never, ever - despite his being English and all - stepped foot in London! Woah! Revelations, revelations! A special guest came knocking on my door too! You wouldn’t believe who it is! English Bob was left in awe in his presence! Couldn’t believe his eyes and totally disrupted everything he ever believed in! Such fun times with Family Guy Peter Griffin! Also, hear it first here: the latest single off my Gratitude album, “Three Miles Wide.” Listen to the back story and what the song is all about too on today’s show! Songs Featured: Three Miles Wide   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media His visuals on Vimeo
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25 min
February 24, 2016
DE66 Idril | The Princess of the Elves Dazzles Us with Music
A demanding ear and a demanding soul, these are what today’s guest has! Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we travel all the way to Athens, Greece, to visit the lovely and unique artist, Idril. Calling herself the Princess of the Elves, Idril makes her way into the music scene, showcasing her vocal prowess as well as her incredible talent in putting together lyrics and melody. She is indeed a spiritual artist who has grown up listening to so many artists - including Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Led Zepellin. Idril takes us on a journey of beauty and dazzles us with her creativity and passion for music. Join us for the ride!   On this episode: Idril shares what influenced her while she was growing up We talk about her musicmaking techniques and compare notes! There’s a little bit of trivia about Joni Mitchell you wouldn’t want to miss! Idril gives us a sneak peek of how it is in Greece I was amazed to learn she taught French and even wrote a book about the tips and tricks in learning the language of love! She shares about how comedy and laughter is needed to balance out the tough times in life   Idril songs featured: Inner Voice, Inside Guitars Sheep and Bears Take Me Away   Follow Idril: Facebook Twitter: @idrilmusic YouTube Soundcloud iTunes Reverbnation Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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45 min
February 21, 2016
DE65: Anthony Everest | Sharing Love from the Heart to the World through Music
Music has brought him closer to his Creator.   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to the UK to visit another talented artist with a heart, Anthony Everest.   Anthony Everest is a homegrown artist. He has gone through so many trials in his life, from feeling like an outcast as a child to being saved from emotional issues by his faith. Music became his sanctuary, and that sanctuary is beautiful!   On this episode: Anthony brings me back to his early days and tells me about how he discovered the love he had for music He talks about his songwriting styles and how he comes up with the melody “My voice is my main instrument.” Now, isn’t that just the truth? An autistic child was touched by music, and that in turn, has touched Anthony in a most heartwarming way He tells me about friendship and how this became his compensation for the emptiness he felt in his life Of course, Anthony also shares how his faith has repaired him and it’s just inspiring! Jesus is his number 1 friend! Now how cool is that!   Anthony Everest songs featured: Emptiness Follow Your Dreams Never Around Kiss Me, Baby Follow Anthony Everest: iTunes Reverbnation Anthony Everest’s blog Facebook Aremourin Facebook page YouTube Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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47 min
February 17, 2016
DE64: Crossroad Y | When Their Paths Crossed, Magical Music Was Born
And now I take you back to the Land Down Under!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I chat with Joanna of the awesome soft rock/folk band, Crossroad Y!   Crossroad Y is made up of the lovely Joanna, John, and Fabio. The three of them come from different backgrounds, and they met while working in the CBD of Sydney. Today, they have a number of songs under their belt and are continuously rocking the world of indie music. On this episode: Joanna tells me the back story of Crossroad Y. Guess how they met and what happened when they found out they had a similar passion for music! “We like the fans to put the meaning to the songs we write.” Isn’t that just something? She talks about “democratic” way that Crossroad Y does their songwriting process. Joanna introduces me to her friend, Muffin! Guess who that is! Writing happens anywhere! Check out her songwriting styles on the show. Susan Muranty and Crossroad Y actually have worked together! How come this wasn’t brought up?   Crossroad Y songs featured: Shout It Out Isolated Comfort Me Summer Days Follow Crossroad Y: crossroady.com Facebook Twitter: @CrossroadYBand Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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47 min
February 14, 2016
DE63: Trevor Kevin | Rockin' the Original Music School and Dr Scientist
Music and creativity sure does run in the blood! Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. I have a special guest with me today – my son, Trevor Kevin O’Connor! Trevor is the vocalist and lead guitarist for the band Dr Scientist, and he has several awesome tracks on his belt! He writes based on his emotions, and his songs reflect that of his passion toward loving, losing, and moving on. He also teaches music to kids at the Original Music School and helps them enrich their musical backgrounds. Since he was a kid, Trevor always was a singer by heart – and he loved to write his own songs too. He’s got that tenacity to lead and be creative in so many ways! For more of his story and songs, listen up to the entire episode! On this episode: Trevor tells us about the time he forced the neighborhood kids to sing karaoke with him He shares the back story to his songs! At the Original Music School, he teaches kids to do things with confidence. Listen to how he moulds the young musical minds of today! Of course, you’ll hear snippets of his rad songs! Trevor talks about the book he is working on – and I definitely need to get a copy!   Trevor Kevin songs featured: Maybe Belongings Sometimes the Bar Eats You What You Want   Follow Trevor Kevin Originalmusicschool.com Facebook Soundcloud YouTube Twitter Instagram  
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50 min
February 10, 2016
DE62: Sarantos | Songwriting from the Heart
Indeed a descendant of the Greek gods!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we a Greek musician living in Chicago: Sarantos.   Sarantos keeps himself busy with writing and producing music, as well as writing a trilogy! Yes! He’s that creative - and that busy! During the interview, he tells me about how it is being an indie artist and what keeps him up and about the entire year. I admire this man’s consistency, as well as his creativity. And to think he does everything himself! My headphones are off to this guy! Listen in to learn more about Sarantos   On this episode: Sarantos tells us about love and his song “Easy to Believe.” Listen in to what he has to say! He talks about the genre he experimented with on his first album; and how he moved on to the type of music he does now How does Sarantos do all his music production? Find out on the interview! This guy is just the busiest! His schedule is packed! How does he balance a day job and putting up with the work needed to live his passion for music? Guess what! The third book to his trilogy will be out soon! He talks about a sad time in his life: the passing away of his father and the song he wrote about him.   Sarantos songs featured: Easy to Believe What If I Never See You Again Back and Forth Follow Sarantos: melogia.com Facebook Twitter: @sarantosmelogia YouTube Instagram: @sarantosmelogia Soundcloud Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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47 min
February 7, 2016
DE61: Joy Villa | Living Life Artistically
All she wants to do is living her artistic life! And boy is she pulling that off quite nicely!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Sydney, Australia, to chat with Joy Villa! She’s an American but constantly travels the world, spreading her awesomeness all around!   Joy loves to travel and does a lot of motivational speaking, along with making music of course. This lady is just the bomb - a powerhouse of sorts, I may say! She began singing at a very young age and has since followed her heart and passion - which is music.   On this episode: Did you know that Joy Villa is actually in my future? Find out why and how that is so! Joy shares how she writes her songs, her style and what inspires her. You’ll learn about the first time she was in a theatrical production She bares herself and tells me how she completely overhauled her lifestyle and became a better person This is her third time around the world! We got a globetrotter here, ladies and gentlemen! I resonated with her when she talked about how it is being an indie artist. Hollywood stories from Joy Villa! You should check it out!   Joy Villa songs featured: I Make the Static The Darkness Surrender Vagabonds Follow Joy Villa: joyvilla.com Facebook YouTube Instagram: @joyvilla Twitter: @joy_villa Soundcloud Reverbnation Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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49 min
February 3, 2016
DE60: Ni'Ela Rocks | The Girl with a Gypsy Soul Sings about Angels' Wings
This angel certainly does love to fly!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Houston, Texas, to visit the girl with a gypsy soul - Ni’ela Rocks!   Ni’ela is a DJ/singer-songwriter who loves to travel. She is passionate about her music, and today she is starting her own beverage company. With her free spirit and adventurous nature, one can only imagine how unique her music is! Check out the beautiful and talented Ni’ela Rocks on the dHarmic Evolution podcast!   On this episode: Learn about the background of her unique name! Ni’ela shares her songwriting style This girl with a gypsy soul has always been traveling and jetsetting! How cool is that? Did you know Ni’ela recorded her first song in second grade! Whaat! Ni’ela tells us about the book she’s working on - it’s her life story! She talks about her gigs and her rock band right now Find out what Ni’ela thinks about the music business Listen to what she plans for her future in her music career   Ni’ela Rocks songs featured: Make Me Feel Angels Need to Fly Keep on Rockin’ Drfited Follow Ni’ela Rocks Facebook Soundcloud YouTube Twitter: @NielaRocks Bandpage Instagram: @nielarocks Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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46 min
January 31, 2016
DE59: Millie Manders | Pop-Punk Powerhouse from London
In the mood for punk pop? Well, you’re in the right spot! On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, I got a London lady oozing with personality and awesomeness - the rockin’ and rollin’ Millie Manders.   Millie grew up with music all around her, with Glenn Miller and the Red Hot Chili Peppers as two of her early influences. She’s got such a powerful voice that I believe the saying “bring the house down” was actually made for her! Seriously!   This musical powerhouse writes songs that is inspired by her personal experiences, and she sings about women’s struggles with physical and emotional insecurity. Millie wants to reflect the “crazy” in her songs - and man did she get her message across! Listening to her tracks will definitely get you up and running! Kudos, Millie!   On this episode: Millie talks about the back story of her songs She shares with me the kind of gigs she wants to showcase her music in Of course, early influencers! You’ll be amazed what she grew up with! Being socially viable is not all there is for Millie. She wants to be herself! You’ll learn how her insecurities affected her personal relationships Amy Rose songs featured: Transgression Obsession Teddy Bacchus Long Gone Follow Amy Rose: www.milliemanders.co.uk Facebook Twitter: @MillieManders YouTube Soundcloud Reverbnation   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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46 min
January 29, 2016
DE58A: Jacked Up Jimmy | The Experience and 51 Shades of Grey
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. It’s the last Friday of the month, and with me again today is a very special guest - Jacked Up Jimmy! Did you miss him? I’m still debating on whether or not I did!   Well, yeah, so Jacked Up dropped by again today - and guess what! He drove in on a backhoe! I mean, is that even possible? We chatted up and discussed some really interesting things. We talked about sex, and how he has been “celibate” since 1989! What a character. And he tells me something about the Union and what they’re currently going through? Hmm. Better check that out!   Jacked Up Jimmy caused up quite a storm in my house when he dropped by - he tells me Peter Griffin from the Family Guy would like to come by dHarmic Evolution! Now I want that to happen! It better! All in all, his visit was awesome, cracked me up as usual - so you better listen in! Not just for Jacked Up, but also because I’m debuting my latest single of the Gratitude album, and it’s called “51 Shades of Gray!” Learn about the backstory and other juicy deets on the show! Listen up!   Songs Featured: 51 Shades of Grey Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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27 min
January 27, 2016
DE 58: Amy Rose | Country-Singing Canadian Chick Loves "Nash Vegas"
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Ontario, Canada! Yes, Canada once again! I talk with Amy Rose who has a powerful voice that can just move you! She has amazing vocals paired with such inspiring songs.   Her early exposure to country music influenced her musical genre greatly, and she definitely nails country music! Amy Rose has Nashville written all over her songs - you can feel it! She just keeps coming back for more. Check out the talented Amy Rose on the dHarmic Evolution podcast.   On this episode: Amy Rose tells us the story behind her songs - which are phenomenal! She shares that her passport is getting tired because she comes back to “Nash Vegas” too much! Growing up with country music, Amy Rose has inculcated that into her system. Amy Rose talks about her amazing producers and how they helped her get her music out to the world! She also shares about her hesitations about making music, but she totally knew she wanted to be a musician - so she just did it! Going on the road with LeAnn Rimes and Garth Brooks! Whaaat! She sang a Backstreet Boys song - one that was written by Max Martin! This girl is destined to be big! Amy Rose educated me on Honey Boo Boo! Oh my! Amy Rose songs featured: One of These Days Bring Beer Just Want You to Know Waiting on Sunshine Follow Amy Rose: Facebook YouTube Reverbnation Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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42 min
January 24, 2016
DE57: Alyssa Simmons | The Girl from the Motor City
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Austin, Texas via the lovely and talented Alyssa Simmons. She’s originally from Detroit, and you know what they say, you can take the girl out of the Motor City but can never take the Motor City out of the girl.   Alyssa has started singing at a very young age and even got to audition to be Hannah Montana! Now we’ve got a superstar right here on the show. I’m excited to bring her music to you all, and Alyssa was so gracious to tell us the backstory of all her amazing songs! You definitely want to check her out.   On this episode: Alyssa talks about moving out of Detroit and into Austin where she is continuing to create awesome music She tells us about her Hannah Montana experience and other fantastic stuff she went through while working with Disney Alyssa also tells me about her writing style - being inspired by dreams or writing while driving, and all that jazz! She also shares with me how she was discovered by singing an Eva Cassidy cover!   Alyssa Simmons songs featured: Now or Never This Is War Boomerang Never Again Follow Alyssa Simmons: alyssasimmons.com Facebook Twitter: @alyssasimmons Instagram: @alyssasimmons_music YouTube Reverbnation iTunes Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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42 min
January 20, 2016
DE56: Angelique Bianca | Dancing Under the Stars in Ibiza
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Los Angeles, California, to chat with a uniquely talented artist, Angelique Bianca.   Growing up, Angelique has always been passionate about music. She’s an empowered lady who has strong opinions about society and how the world runs today. Angelique tells me that she loves writing songs that are about things that are going on in the world - she’s a big fan of social commentary. One of her favorite artists and influences is John Lennon - well, yes, of course!   Angelique has lived and worked in Ibiza, made music in India, lived in London, and collaborated with a lot of amazing people here in the US alone! Her ultimate goal is to grow old, look back, and confidently say that she has indeed lived. She’s also a movement leader in wellness  and believes in the power of good food and exercise!   This interview is a fantastic one - tons of value from Angelique that you shouldn’t miss!   On this episode: We trace her musical roots, going back to when she began with hiphop and rap. Did you know she was one of the first female rappers? Would you believe she’s 40? Nobody can tell! Guess what she does to be blessed with such a young and vibrant appearance! Angelique tells us about feeding her creativity, attending poetry reading sessions and the like. She tells us about her stay in Ibiza and how she carried on working nights as a DJ Learn more about the company and products that she’s a brand ambassador to!   Angelique Bianca songs featured: The World Revolves around You Fingers Crossed Covered in Stars Let Me Go Follow Angelique Bianca: Facebook Reverbnation Soundcloud Mixcloud Twitter: @angelfrequency Instagram: @theangeliquebianca ToolaStyle.com Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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50 min
January 17, 2016
DE55 Hannah Lyndsay Lane writes Poetry in Math Class, While Stimulating Her Songwriting!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to South Carolina to visit with a young and talented musician, Hannah Lyndsay Lane.   Hannah started singing at the age of four and has gone on to adding melody into her poems. Her dad is also a musician, so there’s no surprise in her being a singer-songwriter! Safe to say that music does run in the blood! Good genes you got there, girl!   She talks about her future with me on the show and expresses her love for school, and that even when she will work on her music, she’s still going to college and eventually getting a degree! Now that’s what I call driven! Check out more of Hannah Lyndsay Lane on this interview! On this episode: Hannah tells me about writing poetry in math class and still getting an A! Now that’s gifted! She shares her musical influences and you wouldn’t believe who she’s got singing into her ears! Hannah talks about what she wants for the future like going to NYU, and I must tell you this is one goal-driven young lady here! You gotta know what she calls her father slash manager! Never heard it before but we gotta make it big! LOL Hannah Lyndsay Lane songs featured: Feel Good Vibe The Price of My Pain Glass House Happy Follow Hannah Lyndsay Lane: Facebook Twitter: @hannahlane014 YouTube Reverbnation   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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43 min
January 13, 2016
DE54 Katie Ann Leaves the West Coast for Buffalo NY, and Finds a new Vein of Creativity!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we move closer to home, to Buffalo, New York, and chat with the lovely and mega talented - Katie Ann!   Did she know she left sunny San Diego to live in not-so-sunny New York? Well, yes, she did! She made an epic move and has been working on her career since then - having a sophomore album set to come out called Driven. Katie Ann wants to show the world that she can thrive and survive. She’s even putting out a vlog series, #17dresses!   Stories (both pleasing and bordering on horrific) about her Hollywood journey contributed to her decision to move to Buffalo, and boy was it the best decision she ever made! In Buffalo, she found love and her space in the music world. She was finally able to unleash her true potenial!   Katie Ann is a talented pianist and amazing singer too, so strap up your seat belts and join me on a ride!   On this episode: You’ll discover how Katie Ann transitioned from rap/hiphop to a more “evolved” form of music She talks about her other creative projects - ones you shouldn’t miss! Katie Ann talks about liberating herself and staging a revolution for yourself You’ll hear about her personal experiences when she was recording for an album in Hollywood - this one’s quite interesting, you shouldn’t miss it Katie talks paparazzi, recording, and other struggles she encountered in the recording process She dives deeper into her epic move and what it made her realize Community service is big for Katie Ann too - learn about how she’s raising her voice to bring awareness to the current public education system and why she thinks it’s time for a change   Katie Ann songs featured: Revolution Castles in the Sky Tequila Sunrise Strong Am I Follow Katie Ann: Katie Ann’s website Facebook Twitter: @ladykkatie Instagram: @ladykrhymes Reverbnation Soundcloud   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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44 min
January 10, 2016
DE53 Jacqueline Kellock from Calgary Canada Does Her Best Work In The Car!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go back to Calgary, Canada, to visit with a talented songwriter, Jacqueline Kellock.   Jackie takes us to her hometown of Calgary and tells me all the great stories of cowboys and crazy, civilized Friday night fun! She also shares her songwriting style - hint: it has something to do with cars and rocking chairs. It’s all about the motion, baby!   Her songs reflect a folk, religious vibe - and she writes about cowboys, rodeo parties, the war and its heroes, and her faith. Jackie’ music will do wonders to your soul - it reaches out and touches you. You should check her creations out! On this episode: Jackie prays for stop lights when driving just so she could finish a song! Now that’s unique! She likes to work with other musicians to put her creation out into the world Jackie tells us about the story behind her touching song about World War II and the veterans - you wouldn’t want to miss this story! She lets us in on her writing process - which, yes, involves moving cars and rocking chairs! You’ll learn how she wrote a song on an envelope because she couldn’t find a piece of paper! Talk about being resourceful!   Jacqueline Kellock songs featured: Lead Me Back Home And No Birds Sang on the Beach of Sicily It’s Friday and It’s Crazy Lonely, You’re a Ruthless Cowboy Follow Jacqueline Kellock: Email: jacqueline.kellock@gmail.com Twitter: @jacquel51251467 Soundcloud Reverbnation Facebook   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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40 min
January 6, 2016
DE52 Susan Muranty, The Uncompromising Artistic Beauty From Sydney, Graces The Airwaves on Dharmic Evolution!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we visit the Land Down Under once again via the talented artist, Susan Muranty!   Susan is not only an amazing singer-songwriter, she also is a painter, and sculpter! Talk about a creative soul. Susan and I talk about her music, her passion, and how she loves to live her life in beauty. We delve into a creative talk about how a painting touched her life, opened her eyes as to the importance of injecting beauty in everything we do.   During the interview, she told me about her experience in Nashville - comparing it to Narnia when she landed! It was completely covered in snow! Susan is a fantastic conversationalist and I had a great time talking with this Aussie lady! Go check her out. On this episode: Susan takes us back to her arrival in Narnia (aka Nashville during a snow storm) There’s something about islands that put music into people! That’s what Susan Muranty believes. She discusses the story behind her songs and how she has a knack for beautiful lyrics - you can feel the love in her songs! Blue makes everything more beautiful! Don’t you agree? Susan and I think so! Hey! I might have proposed to Susan, and she agreed to buy a dress if I get her ethically sourced diamonds! What! Of course, Susan talks about her influences, what helped her to become the poetic wonder she is today. You shouldn’t miss this!   Susan Muranty songs featured: Blue Is the Hottest Flame Four Hands around One Heart Bright Star Stephen Hawking Wants You To Follow Susan Muranty: Susan Muranty’s website Facebook Twitter: @susanmuranty YouTube Instagram: @cybermermaid Soundcloud Reverbnation   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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49 min
January 3, 2016
DE51 Jaye D Marie Singer Songwriter and Cartoon creator from Canada Joins me for a fine New Year!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Canada to visit with an amazing singer, songwriter, teacher, and cartoonist! Yes, she’s all over the place! Busy woman indeed - she’s Jaye D Marie!   Jaye D Marie began singing a long time ago when she was working as a waitress and came up with a mobile karaoke business. She’s got several beautiful songs under her belt, and she’s worked with many talented people from all over the world.   Her songwriting process is just like every artist’s - paper all over the place! That cracked me up! Totally could resonate with that. Jaye D Marie has kept herself busy with her teaching job, her recording songs, and a lot of other things - because as she says, she doesn’t want to wake up at 85 and wonder what could have happened. You better check her out now!   On this episode: Jaye D Marie takes us back to when she started singing She tells us about her songwriting process Squirrels! Jaye D Marie talks about her cartoon characters. You’ll never guess how many squirrels she’s created She also talks about the venues where she plays her music Piano girl! Jaye D Marie tells me that she’s more into piano than any other instrument She also discusses about the kind of music in Calgary. JOTA - her first album. Check it out! And of course, her musical influences.   Jaye D Marie songs featured: Take Me Back Walk That Walk Too Pretty to Picture A Paycheck Away Follow Jaye D Marie: Jaye D Marie’s website Reverbation Facebook Twitter: @JayeDMarie Souncloud Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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46 min
December 30, 2015
DE50 Sophia May R&B Queen of the Dance Scene from the UK Visits Dharmic Evolution!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to the United Kingdom again to chat with a talented RnB artist, Sophia May!   Sophia May always knew she had a knack for writing songs and singing - and she enjoyed what she was doing, so she pursued a musical career. Growing up listening to Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, Sophia evolved into an amazing artist who mirrors the two musical legends in her tracks!   She spent some time in New York and got down with the Brooklyn boys and adapted the music in the area and brought it back to the UK. She has been doing both acoustic live shows and big performances with some great producers! You should check out her music; you’ll surely enjoy it! On this episode: Sophia May takes me back to her musical roots She talks about her tracks and how they were conceived Sophia May talks about how she feels when she performs acoustic shows! All musicians can relate to this! She tells us about her writing process - pen and paper in hand with her handy Macbook to record melodies and harmonies You’ll get to hear snippets of her music - hot, quirky, and enjoyable! Sophia discusses about her future plans and gigs - stay connected with her!   Sophia May songs featured: I Can’t Help Myself Running Away Na Come Out Take Me There Follow Sophia May: Sophia May’s website Facebook Twitter: @sophiamaymusic Instagram: @sophiamaymusic Soundcloud Reverbnation   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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37 min
December 27, 2015
DE49 Jordan White Rock Artist From Philadelphia Shares With Us Some Excellent Vocals & Songwriting, It's All About Brotherly Love!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I hang out with a rock musician who started performing professionally at the age of 7! Woah! Everyone, help me welcome Jordan White!   Jordan professes that his main music influences include a majority of those from the sixties and seventies. Right now, he plays his show solo but does occasionally perform with a band or as a duo. He’s been busy, busy, busy playing live shows and just getting his music out into the world.   On this interview, Jordan tells me about channeling his feelings of discomfort into his music, which makes for it as being therapeutic. “Makes me feel more together,” he says. Jordan is quite careful in picking his gigs, and he reminds all other musicians to be wary of that as well. He reminds us to know how to prioritize, how to maximize time, and focus on working toward a goal. On this episode: I loved it when he tells me about his hesitation in getting a smartphone. Would you believe he just got his first smartphone last year? WHAAT! Find out why! Jordan tells me that he is color-blind - and he explains how that’s like! He reminds us to be very wary of our time as musicians. “You need to prioritize what you're doing so you're not driving 6 hours for 6 people.” True, brother! Jordan tells me about his writing style, his writing schedule, and his general approach toward working on his career Jordan White Songs featured: Maybe, Amy No Promises Before I Go Out Bloodshot Follow Jordan: JordanWhiteMusic.com Facebook Twitter: @jordanfwhite MySpace YouTube Reverbnation Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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42 min
December 25, 2015
DE48A The Experience #2 New Song "Connected" English Bob, Shark Tank, Bavarian Beans, And Roasted Yak!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. Merry Christmas, everyone! I’ve got a special guest today - all the way from England. He’s quite a handful, but it’s always a great time to hang out with this fella! Ladies and gents, join me and English Bob on today’s episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast!   English Bob dropped by and talked about his little fiasco with Dr. Woofenboot - all because he was feeling a bit flatulent! Cracked me up! Oh my, English Bob, you caused quite a situation there. I also went on to ask him about his argument with Jacked Up Jimmy - find out what he has to say about it.   Also, on this episode, I talk about the second single off my Gratitude album, “Connected.” I wrote this for my friend, Larry. Check out what the song is all about and the history behind my writing of the song! It’s quite special to me - I can’t wait to share it with all of you!   Thank you so much for always tuning in to Dharmic Evolution. You don’t know how much that means to me! This is my gift to you all! Thank you! Don’t forget to subscribe! Merry Christmas!   Songs Featured: Connected Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media His visuals on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/149830918  
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27 min
December 23, 2015
DE48 Heather Ballentine from Toronto Canada is My Favorite Pin Up Girl, she's Got Christmas Kisses For You!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I am joined by a pin-up girl! How fun! Not only is she a super talented singer and songwriter, she’s also a model, a dancer, and an entrepreneur too! I mean, what can this lady NOT do, huh? Ladies and gentlemen, I have Heather Ballentine for you all today!   Heather is originally from California but moved to Canada after she got married; and incidentally, that’s where she met her dream producer, Pete Anderson! What really struck me about Heather is how unique she is - and it’s intentional. On this interview, she gives us pearl after pearl after pearl of wisdom on how to establish a personal brand, how to stand out, how to create an image and keep it for yourself. She’s just amazing, I tell you.   Even when she’s busy with different fields, Heather tells me that music still remains to be her #1 love. You got to check out the show, it’s a good one - I assure you! On this episode: Heather shares to me how she arrived in Canada and that fateful night she met her dream producer She talks about branding and how being yourself can drive you to success Heather also discusses about her other endeavors - which you should all totally check out too! She tells me about the songs I featured on the show and the story behind each one! Great stories, I tell you! Did you know she has a fashion line and TV show in development? This lady is on fire! Seriously!   Heather Ballentine quotes: “I think of myself as a brand.” “Embrace the things that make you different.” “Figure out exactly who you are, and  you need to make sure you like who that is.” “When I go to write a song, the classic influences creep in.” “Social media is crucial to get your brand out there.”   Heather Ballentine Songs featured: Kiss Me Don’t Circle the Wagons Drama Mama Christmas Kisses Follow Heather: HeatherBallentine.com Facebook Instagram: @heather_ballentine Twitter: @HNBallentine YouTube   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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44 min
December 20, 2015
DE47 Laramie Cooley with Awesome Songwriting Will Make My Irish Brothers & Sisters Melt with Adoration!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we take a trip to Kilkenny, Ireland, by way of New Mexico with today’s talented guest - the lovely Laramie Cooley.   Laramie has got a killer singing voice, and she’s also a great screenwriter, as well as a makeup artist! I know. What can this girl not do, huh? On this interview, we talk about how she traced her roots to Ireland, and ever since she found out, she’s been singing about it.   This girl is so grounded when it comes to her faith, and it’s apparent in her songs and they way she sings them!   Be inspired by this talented young lady and join us for an epic ride on the dHarmic Evolution podcast! On this episode: Laramie tells me that she doesn’t play an instrument. Find out about the great guitarist she’s working with! She talks about God and how her faith is the main driving force behind her musicmaking. This girl is all over the place! Learn about her career as a screenwriter. She also shares about an audition that got her working on a big film! Laramie takes us through how she writes her own lyrics. What is her inspiration? Find out about Laramie’s singing style and who mentored her to be this amazing!   Laramie Cooley quotes: “The lyrics are your dialogue.” “All of the music comes from God.” “I am my worst critic.” Laramie Cooley Songs featured: Break These Chains The War Song You Take My Hand Yet to Fly Follow Laramie Reverbnation Facebook Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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47 min
December 16, 2015
DE46 Chas Castell From the UK, Now in LA, Shares His World of Music, Film, & Business Strategies
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, a talented singer all the way from the UK joins me!   Chas Castell is originally from the UK but has since found his home in Los Angeles, California. He tells me about how he went through the transition of moving from one continent to another, how he shifted from working as a project manager to being a musician (and using that background to leverage his own music promotion! How rad is that?), and of course how he goes about creating the music he is putting out into the world.   Chas talks to me about his project with Jessica Mellott, who was also on the show (check out her episode 39!) and the new single is working on. You also get to listen to some of Chas’s awesome songs on this interview, complete with the story behind those songs.   Listen to the full interview now! On this episode: Chas talks to be about his background in working in the digital world, and how this has become useful to him to this day You’ll learn about his songwriting projects with his brother and collaboration with Jessica Mellott He tells us what’s he’s been doing, what he’s been up to, and what he’s excited about as the year closes Chas also tells me about leveraging music on social media and marketing it properly! Could use that, that’s for sure!   Chas Castell quotes: “Your time is your biggest asset.” Chas Castell Songs featured: Just So Hard to Love You Pull Me Under Charcoal Good Times Follow Chas: ChasCastell.com Facebook Twitter: @chascastell Instagram: @chascastell Soundcloud YouTube iTunes   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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40 min
December 13, 2015
DE45 Jennifer Logue Teaches us How To 'Rock On Philly" Jenn Has A Heart & Voice of Gold!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I have with me a lady who’s not only busy making music but is also concerned with connecting the people to the music, especially in the Philadelphia area. Ladies and gentlemen, Jennifer Logue.   Jennifer is behind the awesome blog called Rock On Philly, which is a website dedicated to the Philadelphia music scene. Jen came about the blog when she moved from New York to Philly and realized that the music scene there definitely needed a boost. Of course, her first love is singing and songwriting but she has since gone out to help other artists reach their audience through the blog. She does have a heart of gold, doesn’t she?   On this episode, we talk about the stories behind her songs. She also tells me a little bit about her childhood background, her early years, and what pushed her toward the direction of music. It’s quit inspiring! And she reminds us all to take care of our bodies, our health! Totally true!   Check out Jennifer and her songs - listen to the full interview now! On this episode: Jennifer tells me about her big move from NYC to Philly and how that changed her life She talks about wake-up calls about her health, and how we should all take care of our bodies You’ll get some really inspiring ideas because Jen just gives powerful insights about life and music! Jennifer tells me about Rock On Philly and how you too can help spread the word.   Jennifer Logue quotes:   “Songs are like your kids - you want them to grow up and that they’re taken care of.”   “It's not about how many people you touch, it's that you touch them.” “The people that I'm most inspired by are also the most humble.” “Music was my saving grace.” “There’s so much power in a blank sheet of paper.” Jennifer Logue Songs featured: Jeans Pretty How Much I Love You Incognito Follow Jennifer: JenniferLogue.com RockOnPhilly.com Souncloud Facebook YouTube Twitter: @jenniferlogue Instagram: @jenniferlogue Spotify Reverbnation   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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48 min
December 9, 2015
DE44 Australian Singer/Songwriter Clodagh has an Approach to Music Unlike Anyone Else, its Rapunzel in Reverse!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I have with me an interesting artist. She’s so mystical and has that fairy tale vibe to her!   Meet Clodagh, all the way from Sydney, Australia. She’s has amazing talent, great taste - and she produces her own music! How cool is that! On this episode, Clodagh tells me about her childhood and how growing up with medieval reenactor parents influenced her music massively!   She’s into a lot of really cool stuff, and her songs? Beautiful! You can check her out on Soundcloud - links below! Listen in and join me and Clodagh as we talk gold and ghosts, Greek mythology, and what-not! On this episode: Did you know Clodagh grew up as a princess? Find out what she means by that! Clodagh wanted to get the music playing in her head and creating a masterpiece, but just couldn’t seem to get the right people to do it - so she produced her music herself! This girl has talent - oh yes, she does! She plays the guitar, the violin, the ukulele, and she sings like an angel! Clodagh tells me about the meaning behind her songs, one of which was about finding love and losing love. Now isn’t that something we could all relate to? She tells me about a song patterned after Rapunzel - but reversed! Whoa! Listen to the story! Clodagh Songs featured: Ghosts in the Wires Gold Dream of Iphigenia The Sun Follow Clodagh: Facebook:  Clodagh R-w Soundcloud: CLODAGH   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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44 min
December 6, 2015
DE43 Bob Cannon From Montclair NJ Killer Songwriter, & Hangs Out With Harlan Howard!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I have with me a good friend of mine from the music scene, who is a phenomenal guitar player - Bob Cannon!    Bob tells me about his early influencers, such as Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Buddy Holly, and a lot more! And you could easily hear these people in his music. He also talks about his songwriting style and how he has traveled and moved all over the country - enhancing his music even more!   I tell you, this man is really talented and you should check him out now! You’ll do yourself a favor.   On this episode: Writing is rewriting - that’s what Bob says about songwriting! How true is that? He talks about his song Weapons of Mass Seduction - he has a great side story to it so you better listen in! He talks about being a journalist and how he traveled throughout the country Bob talks about wanting to take time and being a tourist in Nashville! Well, this one’s interesting: Bob tells me about Chlamydia! Hold your horses, it’s not exactly what you think. Check it out to learn more! Write a song like a crime novelist would! Ooh, that’s something!   Bob Cannon Songs featured: Oh Cecelia Weapons of Mass Seduction Chlamydia Since You’ve Gone   Follow Bob: BobCannonMusic.com Souncloud: Bob Cannon Reverbnation: Bob Cannon   Don’t forget!  Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media                              
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43 min
December 2, 2015
DE42 Joe Romeo from Australia is a Doctor that writes Amazing Christian Rock Songs
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I take you all the way to the Land Down Under to talk with an amazingly talented songwriter - Dr. Joe Romeo! Yes, you read that right. He’s a medical practitioner in Australia, but has since known that his true passion lies with music.   Joe talks about his early influences and his first love - Mozart! During his younger years, he has leaned toward a more musical side but has since evolved to listening to other music such as that of the Beatles’, pop, and eventually, Christian rock music. His songs are incredible - well-produced, well-written, and just done really tastefully! He has got an amazing system going on in terms of writing and producing his music too. You’ve got to check Joe out!   Amidst his tight schedule, he has found time to indulge himself in what he loves most: music.   Head on over the Dharmic Evolution podcast page for the full interview! On this episode: You’ll learn about how Joe writes his music and the people who help him create such powerful songs! Melody first, words second. That’s what Joe’s writing style is all about! How does a medical doctor who has six children squeeze songwriting and gigs into his busy, busy life? Find out! Joe Romeo’s awesome songs! You’ve got to take time to listen! They’re just absolutely great! The influences he had when he was younger - what were they and how did it affect his songwriting? His songwriting process and all the help he gets from talented people all over the world Learn how Joe keeps up with the changing landscape, especially in Christian music. Joe Romeo Songs featured: Shepherd Take Me to the Fields His Children Thank You Follow Joe: Soundcloud: joe__romeo Reverbnation: Joe Romeo   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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43 min
November 29, 2015
DE41 Jenn Herman is a Social Media Guru, Listen and Learn How to Do it from Jenn!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I have quite a powerhouse of a lady when it comes to social media marketing! She’s set up a consulting and coaching business over the years and is still growing, partnering with different authorities and leaders in the social media world--Jenn Herman!   Jenn began with a blog that she says had around a 100 readers. She didn’t start with a big audience, just like everyone else. With hard work, dedication, and continuous learning, Jenn has molded herself to become the social media guru she is today.    She specifically loves Instagram (and she doesn’t hold back from saying it out loud, a lot of times!). She’s been all over the Internet, helping businesses grow and target their market through various social media channels. This girl is smart! You should all listen to her tips and tricks on how to become more effective on social media and get that business of yours rolling!   On this episode: Jenn shares how she started, and her mistakes during the early stages of her business How being consistent in your posts/content will reward you one day She talks about be a “podcast whore.” A what? Find out what she means by that! Jenn talks about Instagram and how to make your photos stand out! She also digs into the world of Facebook and Pinterest, and what type of content you should post on these sites!   Jenn’s Quotes: “Put up a landing page, or send them to page on purpose.” “It’s amazing what you can do if you do it well.” “I LOVE Instagram!” “Be consistent.”   Follow Jenn: Jenn Herman’s website Facebook: Jenn’s Trends Twitter: @jenns_trends Instagram: jenns_trends Pinterest: Jenn Herman   Don’t forget!  Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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43 min
November 27, 2015
DE40A The Experience #1 Jacked up Jimmy visits, and James Kevin Debut's "Tango On"
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. It’s the last Friday of the month, and with me today is a very special guest - Jacked Up Jimmy! Quite a character, he is! Man, you’re gonna love this episode.   I’ll also be debuting my song “Tango On” from the Gratitude album. I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful production team - with Kim Copeland as my kickass producer, of course - to work with on this album. I had so much fun doing it, and looking forward to more sessions with the team!   Going back to Jacked Up Jimmy.. What’s this I heard about him and English Bob not being in good terms? This is definitely not good! Check out what Jacked Up Jimmy has to say about that!   Thank you so much for always tuning in to Dharmic Evolution. You don’t know how much that means to me! This is my gift to you all! Thanks, don’t forget to download, rate, and subscribe! Have a happy Thanksgiving!   Songs Featured: Tango On Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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25 min
November 25, 2015
DE40 Lisa Casalino Sings with Style, and has The Classic Approach, but still loves Motley Crue!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. Today, I have my first-ever jazz vocalist artist guest, and she’s got one heck of a voice - Lisa Casalino, all the way from Beverly Hills, California.   Lisa talks about how she got started in music, being raised in a family of music lovers - she tells me that her father had a collection of records which she grew up listening to. You know, this lady is full of surprises! She’s into music that I never really thought she’d be digging - she’s a big fan of Motley Crue! Can you imagine that?   She discovered her musical inclination at a very young age and eventually decided to take up music in college, and actually became a music teacher! Lisa’s really something, you guys! You better check her out.   Listen to the full interview to find out more of Lisa’s story and how she makes music - plus her dog Alyssa Do is something! Just adorable!   On this episode: Lisa shares about her early beginnings, singing in the choir in her hometown and how she really wanted to sing more She talks about singing in nursing homes - which was where she had her first gigs! How the heck did she think about that?  Lisa also talks about how she wanted to write country music during the early years of her career. What made her shift to jazz? YACHT ROCK - what is that? Find out what Lisa has to say about that type of music! She also shares about her plans for her upcoming projects - check them out! Of course, sound clips of Lisa’s beautiful songs!   Lisa Casalino Songs featured: S’Wonderful Call Waiting Break a Leg Christmas Is Still Christmas   Follow Lisa: Lisa Casalino’s website Facebook: Lisa Casalino Twitter: @LisaCasalino Instagram: @lisacasalino MySpace: Lisa Casalino YouTube: Lisa Casalino Soundcloud: Lisa Casalino Reverbnation: Lisa Casalino   Don’t forget!  Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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44 min
November 22, 2015
DE39 Jessica Mellott has Serious Pipes, Listen To Her Sing Here!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I have the lovely Jessica Mellott, originally from the East Coast but has since been based in Los Angeles, California.   Jessica shares to me her passion for music, how she realized she had a talent of music at a very early age, and her musical influences. It’s amazing how this girl grew up with a mixture of musical genres - Tina Turner, Led Zepellin, AC/DC, Mariah Carey. How much more diverse can you get?   And she was part of the Tower of Power too! How awesome is that! This girl really has the passion for her music, and she works hard on it too!   Check out the full interview to listen to more of Jessica’s story and her songs too!   On this episode: Jessica shares her experience being part of the Tower of Power She tells us all about her writing styles, as well as where she got her music genes from - it involves some fake Frank Sinatra-singing! Sound clips from Jessica’s songs! Awesome music! Find out who Jessica’s favorite artists as well as her musical influences growing up Jessica talks to us about why she’s still on MySpace! Listen to Jessica explain how she feels when she’s performing live You’ll learn about her plans for the future of her career Guess what? She likes me! I think I just landed a fan!     Jessica Mellott Songs featured: I’m What You’re Looking For Princess Christmas in Love   Follow Jessica: Jessica Mellott’s website Facebook: Jessica Mellott Twitter: @JessicaMellott Reverbnation: Jessica Mellott Soundcloud: Jessica Mellott YouTube: Jessica Mellott Instagram: @jessicamellott   Don’t forget!  Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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42 min
November 18, 2015
DE38 Heather Ann Havenwood is The "Chief Sexy Boss", James Kevin Salutes!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. Today we are going for a ride to Austin, Texas! Man, this episode sure is something!   With me today is the serial entrepreneur, sales and marketing coach, copywriter, small business activist, and CHIEF SEXY BOSS (yes, you read that right!) - no other than Heather Ann Havenwood.   Heather is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies, and  marketing. She’s so good at what she does that a few people have labeled her to the Icon Creator or the Wizard Behind the Curtain! Heather is amazing, as she not only gives entrepreneurial advice, but relationship advice as well! Incredible, I must say!   Check out the full interview to hear more about Heather’s story and business. On this episode: Heather tells us how she started off as a copywriter and how devastated she felt when suddenly everything was taken away from her She talks about copywriting and how it is the groundwork for all businesses. You gotta sell, sell, and sell! She goes through her daily routine and tells us what’s the highlight of her day - coaching and copywriting. Heather gives me dating advice! It’s something I MIGHT use one day! She shares how, while at dinner, she asked her date if he was gay! How crazy is that! Check out what Heather thinks a powerful woman is - and who she deems as powerful women in the world today You’ll get valuable insights and tips/tricks from Heather herself! It’s something you should NOT miss.   Quotes from Heather Ann: “What goes around comes around.” “I'm no longer ever going to retire!” “The groundwork is always copywriting. It drives your success.” “We want [men] to understand that we're talking feelings.” "Never keep anyone in my life that is not part of my fan club." “Never stay where your presence is not valued.”   Resources: DatingTriggers.com - where Heather and her team shares valuable dating advice to men SexyBossInc.com - the rulebook for women on sex, money, and success HeatherHavenwood.com - Heather’s business marketing coaching site Follow Heather Ann: Facebook: Heather Ann Havenwood Twitter: @hhavenwood LinkedIn: Heather Ann Havenwood YouTube: Heather Havenwood TV   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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60 min
November 15, 2015
DE37 Michael O'Neal, Podcaster, Race Car Driver, Drummer, and More!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we visit an amazing entrepreneur and the host of the Solopreneur Hour podcast, the great Michael O’Neal.   Michael is not only an established online entrepreneur but also a drummer, a car enthusiast, and an overall awesome person! It’s wonderful to hear that this powerhouse actually came from a family of musicians! Woah! Not only is Michael a talented musician, but he also is growing bigger and bigger in the online business space.   For his business, he talks largely about he started out as someone who worked for big companies and helped them grow, but it just didn’t feel right for Michael. So he took his knowledge, skills, and experience and created his own business. He started out by doing social media live trainings and eventually started his podcast, which is booming right now.   This is a great interview, and I’m grateful that Michael has been nothing but gracious toward me and the dHarmic Evolution community.    To know more about Michael and his story, listen to the full interview. You will love it!   On this episode: Michael tells me about his journey with music and what he did to transition from that to becoming an online ninja He shares about his love for vintage cars and the upcoming event he’s going to attend! Check it out! Michael tells me about all these cool people who are equally amazing as he is He encourages everyone to just begin their journey; after all, you wouldn’t know how it will end up unless you start He teaches me a strategy on how to actually attract a podcaster and get you on his show! Nice! Of course, you’ll learn some tips from Michael O’Neal on how to get your online business started and how to make it survive He calls himself “implorably unemployable.” What does that mean? Listen as Michael explains it Michael tells us about a “poolcast.” Sounds cool, doesn’t it?   Quotes from Michael O’Neal “Everyone's get so concerned about how they’re gonna do something.” “It’s going to reveal when it's going to start.” “You open one door, and another three doors open.” “If you wanna be successful, surround yourself with success.”   Resources: Bill Ray - drummer  Integral Institute The Fourth Turning by Ken Wilber Stuart Davis The Kickass Life podcast with David Wood Podmastery with Jordan Harbinger and Michael O’Neal Mechanic to Millionaire podcast with Dave MacArthur   Follow Michael: Solopreneur Hour podcast Facebook: The Solopreneur Hour Podcast Twitter: @solohour YouTube: Michael O’Neal iTunes: The Solopreneur Hour Podcast Stitcher: The Solopreneur Hour Podcast   Don’t forget!  Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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52 min
November 11, 2015
DE36 Kylie Odetta Shows us all How to Deal With Bullying By Singing & Writing!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. In today’s episode, I have with me a beautiful young lady who discovered her passion at the early age of 5, and started writing songs at 8---Kylie Odetta.   Kylie Odetta from South Carolina has always known that she wanted to be a musician. From the first time she went on stage and performed at her school’s talent show, she knew right away she wanted to do that for the rest of her life.   Growing up, her musical influences varied. She listened to some Ed Sheeran, Elton John, and she’s been digging jazz! Kylie keeps herself busy nowadays by playing live around the North and South Carolina area. She’s also opened for a lot of big names such as Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Austin Mahone, and the like. How awesome is that!   It’s so refreshing to have spoken with Kylie, as her music is top-notch--plus the girl knows her social media marketing! How much more effective can this girl get?   Listen to the entire interview to learn more about Kylie!   On this episode: You’ll learn how songwriting was for her---as a child! Learn how Kylie was bullied for being “different” because she was more interested in music than caring about who’s popular How she uses social media to promote her music What she plans to share on her next EP which is coming about next year!   Quotes from Kylie: “It came naturally, and it felt like home to be making music.” “If I had let that completely drown me, I wouldn't be where I am today.” - on being bullied “I'm so glad that the joy I get from music and from writing and from sharing that passion was so much greater than those temporary times of sadness.” “It's just about growing and learning.” -on her evolution as a songwriter “I want to create something that I can replicate live.”-on her plans for her next EP   Kylie Odetta Songs featured: Already Gone Take Caution Too Deep in Love Scarred Follow Kylie: Kylie’s website Facebook: Kylie Odetta Twitter: @kylieodetta Instagram: @kylieodetta iTunes: Kylie Odetta Soundcloud: Kylie Odetta YouTube: Kylie Odetta Reverbnation: Kylie Odetta   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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39 min
November 8, 2015
DE35 "Stuart" Reveals, There has Never Been a Better Time to be In the Music Business!
DE35 StuartFM | Master Musician from Portland   Introduction Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. And boy have I got a story to tell today! On this episode, I have with me the amazing Stuart of Stuart.fm. I’m excited to have him on the show today, as this music master has got it nailed down! His guitar riffs and slides is heaven to the ears!   Join us as we chat about his history, when he first picked up his guitar - which was supposedly for his sister - and how the music of legend Jimi Hendrix has pushed him more toward the path of music! I had a wonderful chat with Stuart, and I bet you will too! His tracks are amazing, and worth every second to listen to. Stuart and I also get into the topic of the future of music - fidelity and royalty and how these are important to balance out the equation in the music world - and how important it is to get the attention of your audience. It’s important for today’s artists to have more fans or followers than actually sell records.   Truly inspiring, Stuart isn’t only a musician but a successful entrepreneur as well, giving rise to the NIA Technique, which is a worldwide fitness and wellness holistic educational company.   You definitely want to check this episode out!   On this episode: You’ll learn about how Stuart borrowed his sister’s guitar at 11 and discovered that he had fallen in love with music Stuart tells us about growing up in an American military family and spending most of his life in Rome - because if you’re going to do it in style, then do it in Italy! He tells us about his song “Trees,” which has been translated into Italian! How awesome is that! Stuart talks about his song “Forever,” and how it was written during his period of teenage angst. You’ll learn about Stuart’s business, NIA, which focuses on fitness and wellness and helps people understand the language of their bodies. “Pain, shame, anger, and blame” - the emotions he felt while writing the song “Two Little Children,” as he was amidst a difficult time in his life. Stuart and I exchange our opinions on our music’s fidelity and royalty. Stuart lets us in on what he does during his downtime!   StuartFM Songs featured: Forever Trees Two Little Children Sleepwalk   Resources and links: Stuart.FM - Stuart’s website NIA   Follow Stuart on social media: Facebook: Stuart.FM Twitter: @StuartFM7 Reverbnation: Stuart7 Soundcloud: StuartFM YouTube: Stuart60   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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41 min
November 4, 2015
DE34 Owen Kortz from Denver Colorado Inspires all with his music and his Teaching!
DE 34 Owen Kortz Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. In today’s episode, we go all the way to Denver, Colorado to speak with another talented artist, Owen Kortz.   Owen grew up in a musical family, with a major Beatles influence. In high school, he took his first guitar lessons and easily fell deep in love with musicmaking. While learning, his mother who also wrote songs coached him, hence becoming the powerful musician and lyricist he is today. He relies on his feelings, emotions, and experiences when writing songs; Owen is also a fan of co-writing, enjoying his time with friends who also love making music.   His major influencers for his style of music include The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, and more. As to the kinds of music he likes to listen to at the the moment, he tells me that it varies, probably because of the extensive background and exposure he has been through all these years of listening, writing, and creating music.   Aside from writing and playing songs, Owen keeps himself busy by helping out music students enrolled in the Songwriting Program of the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies department at the University of Colorado-Denver. In addition, he volunteers for the Urban Peak Homeless Youth Shelter. Talk about a music man with a heart!   Check out the full interview for more of Owen’s stories. On this episode: You’ll learn about Owen’s style in music writing Owen’s major influences in music How Owen came to help with the songwriting program at the University of Colorado-Denver Sound clips of Owen’s songs---which are awesome! The details on Owen’s albums and other amazing stuff you don’t want to miss!   Quotes from Owen Kortz: “It’s just a matter of starting with an object or a guitar riff.” -on how he gets inspiration for writing lyrics “I ask myself, ‘How can I put this in such a way that will connect with my extended family - my audience, my community?’” “I between gigs, I do a lot of writing.” “It’s just about bringing people together around music.”   Owen Kortz Songs featured: I’m There I Love You Hello, Old Friend Leave My Love with You   Resources: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey The Craft of Lyric Writing by Sheila Davis Writing Better Lyrics by Pat Pattison Follow Owen: Owen Kortz’s website Facebook: Owen Kortz Twitter: @owenkortz Soundcloud: Owen Kortz YouTube: Owen Kortz   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media
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41 min
November 1, 2015
DE33 Kimberly Otte from Denver Colorado Sings and writes with Style!
DE33 Kimberly Otte    Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. In today’s episode, I have a very special guest who is an absolute natural-born artist. It’s my pleasure to have with me on the show, Kimberly Otte straight from Denver, Colorado.   Kimberly grew up in a home that didn’t allow much extracurricular activities, but she knew deep in her heart that she wanted to make music; she just didn’t know how. Eventually, Kimberly moved from her small hometown of Valentine, Nebraska, to Denver where she studied art. At this point in her life, she finally decided to take music lessons and live her passion for music. And the rest, as they say, is history.   Now, Kimberly is living her dream writing and playing music. It’s such an inspirational and moving story. Listen for more of Kimberly story now!   On this episode: You’ll learn what pushed Kimberly to pursue her musical career Awesome sound clips from Kimberly’s song which will surely convert you to becoming a fan! How she came about producing an album and how she has been faring so far Find out what Kimberly does to focus and get in the zone for creating music Check out when, where, and how inspiration hits Kimberly! Find out Kimberly favorite music and artists (she likes soul and RnB, as well as Adele and Anthony Hamilton!)   Quotes from Kimberly: “I was escaping through music.” “My songs are about empowering women and double standards.” “I write out all my emotions and experiences on paper.” -on how she writes songs “It centers me.” -on yoga “When I run, it’s kind of meditative for me.” “Just keep pushing myself to go to the next step.” -on her challenger for herself   Kimberly Otte Songs featured: Just One Kiss Lonely Tears Marrying Me Love Is Possible Follow Kimberly: Kimberly Otte’s website Facebook: Kimberly Otte Twitter: @KimberlyOtte01 Reverbnation: Kimberly Otte Soundcloud: Kimberly Otte YouTube: KimberlyOtte01   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for free bonus content! Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media  
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38 min
October 28, 2015
DE32 Katie O'Toole Produces music around the world, hear it here!
Katie is a music producer in LA California, grew up in Montana on an Indian Reservation started playing Piano as first instrument, started with the suzuki method, studied as a classical musician, but it seemed like a chore..... Once I started being creative with piano and in 8th grade i got a guitar with the Tascam Recorder, #244 experimenting with sound and instruments, and was very exciting.......... Studied in Oregon and Montana in College and knew I wanted something creative, applied to Berkley, got into Production and Engineering, I was deciding between Nashville and LA, and was interning, and landed a job at "the Village studio" and the hours were challenging, i saw the add for "Drums for you" which later became 'Studio Pro's"  People call me from all over the world and, today I heard from people from Norway, Isreal, France, Italy, Russia, Ireland, Peru, and Gayana. Neil Barlow was on this show earlier in the week and commented about Studio Pro's Turn around process for a full song can happen in a week but we recommend 48 hours for each instrument to give the artist time to evaluate the songs. We have a network of excellent musicians who are touring, and when they come off the road, they become available. All our session musicians have their own studio's that are professional studios, not home studio's. Demo's to be pitched are something we also do.......... We attract artists through our website, some online marketing, and some social media, but delivering high quality is how we get our work.............. We are starting to offer video services, to help artists get their music out onto Youtube, Fixed Frame.......... Co Producer is Rob Hutzel   * Links www.studiopros.com (310) 928-7776
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October 25, 2015
DE31 Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts take the West by storm with Outlaw Country!
Taking a short from touring break but on the figure 8 Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota My Mom played the Troubadour, bars, and family, more of a Hobby, but got me interested in Music, High School, Garage Band High School,  We play "Outlaw Country" Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, my brother loved AC/DC, I play a Tennessee Rose Gretch, I have a lot of Guitar players that I really like, Angus Young, Brad Paisley, John Fruscianiti, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, all the legends, Clapton, Page,  Writing process is, I rough out a verse, chorus, etc, then bring to the band Achievments: Winner best Country Band 2015, Winner Rocky Mountain Battle of the Bands 2014 Winner best Country song 2014 Colorado Music Association, Best Americana Song 2013 Colorado Music Association Ryan donates all the profits from the song "Give" to Charity............ Sturgess South Dakota, has the largest Harley Davidson Motorcycle rally and it was their 75th this year, Population 6000, grew to 1.2 Million almost overnight! Some of the campgrounds have clothing as Optional, some of the larger acts that play such as Aerosmith.......at the Buffalo Chip, some others Puddle of Mud, Fuel, Saliva, some 90's acts etc..... * Links To Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts http://www.roughcutsband.com/music/ https://soundcloud.com/ryanchrys https://www.facebook.com/UpFromTheNorth?fref=ts   I like established venues, where people come to hear our music, Festivals have many many bands, so you are not playing to your audience,  I Produce my music with and an old friend from Colorado..........we recorded some music with Troy Luccketta from Tesla Touring mid way through September, then off to Texas in November, then Kansas, Oklahoma, and, New Mexico I listen to streaming, but I like carrying a physical product away from a show * The Band Bradley Weaver Lap Steel and Harmony vocalist, singer/songwriter Vic Stauffenberg is our drummer Paul Lanier is our bass player * Tracks from Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts * Tonight we Ride * Give * Shoot the Moon * This Road Never Ends  
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43 min
October 21, 2015
DE30 Neil Barlow is a Songwriter from the UK, and knows how to put it all together!
Neil's family moved out on him because of his after shave, Drums drew me into the music scene along with the Glam Rock stage. Drums really came up in the mix around the mid 80's, Bernie Taupin was someone I admired, I would write lyrics to Kenny G's music just to have a melody to work with. I started writing poetry in school, and wrote what I felt from the Heart. I went to Art College, a tutor there was working with a Producer, and put me in touch, I wrote "Talk to you"  Vickie Fallon, on vocals, and Gareth Young Producer, Danni Minogue and the Sugar Babes, Neil Taylor, Tommy Denander,  I have dreamt a song, and then woke up to a new song that I had written, Michael J Scott is someone I wrote some tracks with.  Myspace still around? A new track we are working on its called "Crazy"  The new Album "Emotional" is out by Michael J Scott, and has some of my work on it David Cook influenced the track Lie, with his approach, Daughtry influenced my writing as well. I started writing the song Lie when I was 15, and finished it about 6 years ago, rewrites are good. I use Chris at Studio Pros in LA for some of the vocals etc Garreth Produced "Father" Tommy Denander just released a box set and included "Father" as one of the tracks on his record. My Uncle Influenced this song, and its good to take the time to appreciate the now! Just write, and don't judge it, just write! When Prince was asked what is your best song, he replied, "The next one"   Neils Tracks * Look so Deep * You Gave your Heart *  Lie * Father Links https://soundcloud.com/search/sounds?q=Neil%20Barlow https://www.facebook.com/Neil-Barlow-songwriter-170018959679096/timeline/    
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47 min
October 18, 2015
DE29 Katey Laurel has a heart of Gold, you can feel it in her Music!
Katey Laurel is from the great state of Colorado, but grew up in Vermont, then travelled in the VW bus, just like the hippie days! From the Delaware water Gap, to the Appalachian Mnts, with dulcimer playing, then a Coal town in Colorado. There were horses near the flat tops wilderness area, not far from Wyoming. I have lived in an amazing place near the Mountains, but now am in the Suburbs, but still love being near the Mountains...... The Optimist, a really great track, and its me in perpetuity, overall I have an underlying hopefulness, and its my faith in God that keeps me that way. The inspirations in my life have been, Bluegrass, Classic Rock, Fleetwood Mac, Doc Watson, Tom Petty, Emy Lou Harris,Joan Baez, then I became influenced in Pop, Janet Jackson, Debbie Gibson, Paula Abdul. Stevie Nicks, Jars of Clay, Switchfoot, Newsboys, Ben Folds Five, Cake, Natalie Merchant, Dixie Chicks. Walnut Valley, Tuscon Folk Festival, Great American Song, International, Country Showdown, NPR Mountain Stage, International Songwriting Competition Life is my inspiration, music is therapeutic, and captures the honesty......like a Journal only better. "Its so great when you write something that's really good" I am part of the Durango Songwriters Conference and help out their administration. Meghan Trainor got signed through Durango. I like to listen to Amos Lee, Asgeir from Iceland, Bon Iver, the weepies, Keith Urban, Shanai Twain. Alpha Rev, Katie Hertzog, Hawaiian Music, Hapa  I write relationship, philisophical, and story songs, I play out regionally, and house concerts, Books I have been reading, Ann Lamot, Traveling Mercy's, Jeanette Walls, The Glass Castle, Half Broke Horses, The Silver Star Warren Huart worked with me on my new EP, and I have a Christmas Record coming out also. Tracks played from Katey's music * The Optimist * Hurricane * Periscope * Thanks for Loving me Links to Katey and her music www.kateylaurel.com https://www.facebook.com/kateylaurel?fref=ts twitter@kateylaurel https://soundcloud.com/search/sounds?q=Katey%20Laurel   
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40 min
October 14, 2015
DE28 Amanda Shaw from the UK is a Singer/Songwriter!
I was born in Sussex, but did a lot of gigs in the Brighton area, I was influence by Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Delta Goodrem, and play piano and sing, I had a formal education and learned about piano and voice, I started with classical voice and training. 3 New records, Live for now, the acoustic album, & belle époque, is a co write with Maggie K De Monde, who was with Scarlet Fantastic in the 80's. No memory.........Belle époque brings me to a beautiful new era, and its time to embrace that, I met my other half, and I knew it was meant to be, and that song signifies this change..... I co wrote "Without You" with Andy Ross, as a kid I came up with melodies while I was running or walking, develop a melody, then go to the piano, and the lyrics most time comes last as the music is where the emotion is for me. Nature is a good influence on music. The London music scene is a great diverse area for music, there are lots of pubs and venues, open mic nights are really good for testing things out.    Over the next year I would like to mix in some good cover songs with my own material, and find some great places to play that has a good sound system and sound engineer. To find an act that I can support on the road. I am most excited about my new albums coming out, and getting out and doing gigs and promoting my music, and publishing, and got my music on Holly Oaks, a television show. Just got my track "Summers Day" through Leopard Music!   I like the Goo Goo Dolls, Foo Fighters, Michael Jackson,  I like River Dance, how can they dance on an oil drum! the music is uplifting and has a great story!       Songs by Amanda Living the Dream Without you Relentless Summers day   Links https://soundcloud.com/amandashaw-1 www.amandashawmusic.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/amandashawmusic?fref=ts    
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40 min
October 11, 2015
DE27 Sue B Zimmerman is "The Instagal" learn about Instagram here!
Sue Teaches us all about Instagram and how to use it properly, a native New Englander, started as an Entrepreneur, with Dad, as a 13 year old in an auto parts store. Learned all about being exposed to business at an early age. First business was painting metal hair berets, and sold them at school to other girls who wanted to buy! This was the first of 18 business's Business is in my DNA, had many different business ventures, getting on Periscope as and early adopter, and Love Instagram more than anything else! I have a degree in Nutrition, went to Simmons College in Boston Mass.  Started hand painting clothing in Virginia Beach, and sold out of a pushcart, sold boxer shorts, boxer rebellion became a million dollar business. Have had many business experiences. Moved back to Boston, and started "Only in America" sold T shirts and boxer shorts, College market, etc Started Consulting for Ked's Sneakers, put Loony tunes on their sneakers, etc.  I am doing coaching and charge from $500-$1000 per hour depending on the value that is being sought out. I love helping other people make money and their dreams come true! I love to see people have success, and teach them how to get there. I love personal fitness, and nutrition, and learned about Facebook, that was my first Social Media, I worked with Nathan Latka, created shopping on FB Our kids teach us everything! I learn from the kids, they are on snapchat, fastest results for business on Instagram. Michael Stelzner brought me on stage at Social Media Marketing World Sue has Youtube channel Strategy guide on my website, make sure you have a photo with your face on your Instagram, make sure your bio is set up for success, use the right key words, have a bit.ly link that allows you to track your success. Have been using Periscope religiously and doubled our revenue in a short time.  Speaking at Tropical think tank, and love to travel, love the black eyed peas, Brandie Carlisle, listen to books on audible, just got a book from Bryan Kramer, shareology, the power of sharing and collaborating. I am writing a book, on Instagram pocket guide. My third creative live course, joining me on stage is.........Sunny Lenarduzzi, it will be held in San Francisco........... Steve Dotto, Brian Fanzo, AJ amex, Jeff C, Nathan Latka, November 19th and 20th. Let me know that you came over from Dharmic Evolution......   Links https://instagram.com/suebdo.capecod/?hl=en www.suebdo.com https://www.facebook.com/Sueb.doCapeCod https://suebzimmerman.com/    
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29 min
October 7, 2015
DE26 April Forrest Singer/Songwriter from Boston
Born in Connecticut but new home is Boston! Dancing in the Crib! I did ballet, went to New York often, loved hip hop, wanted to be President until Selina's death. Using my dancing to go into music, then took up flute, didgeridoo, and kazoo (not really) but then came piano, I like to describe my music to producers, then by way of selection, I will process and then select. Jada was a band that I spent 8 years in, a Boston based girl group, I brought my dance chops to the table while working on my singing. Worked with Red One, and Ray Kaye, both established producers. We modeled ourselves after Vogue, and boys to men. I need to learn how to navigate the business and we kept our circle tight. Working with Surefire creative studios, Jared is the Producer I am working with now, and he is singing on "Believe" I was involved with Dancing and Modeling, but felt I was too short to be a Runway model and was not really interested in that. Modeling is an interesting career, but does not always look like it feels! At one time I was asked to take off my top at a photo shoot, and had to cry over this! Not my thing, no one prepared us for this. Dancers have a way of carrying themselves, its hard to get a photo of me, so I am looking like I am swallowing a frog!!!#$%^&  I have weeks were I am in creative mode, and it depends on how I am feeling, then sometimes I go 2 or 3 weeks without writing, but I always have idea's in my head! Boston had lots of Unique musicians, Berkley of course, Rock, House and Dance music, but not lots of Pop music. Lots of bar bands and open mic's to play out. Focusing on finishing my EP and getting it out there in January. I sang the national anthem with Jada at Gillette Stadium, Madison Square Garden, The new EP will be titled Electric Love and out in January Links to April Forrest   www.aprilforrest.com twitter@aprilforrest https://www.facebook.com/AprilForrestJada?fref=ts https://soundcloud.com/april-forrest8         Songs played on show * Electric Love * Believe * Forever *Magic      
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32 min
October 4, 2015
DE25 Ray Blue, Jazz Master, Educator, Composer, and Sax player!
Ray Blue started out on Clarinet, but the Saxophone was calling, and I needed to respond, I was hearing ideas early on in my career and improvised. Mixing R&B, Soul, and Jazz, led me to eventual compositions. Rhythm is so important, and Hugh Masekela was a big influence.  Music started in Eclectic diverse places such as Africa, Europe etc, and America is a Hybrid of sounds. Classic, Jazz, R&b, Folk, and Jazz.  The Cross Culture Connection is celebrating our 10th year designed to promote Jazz Education through a 501C3 and performance through Schools, colleges and Communities. All ages are welcome, open to all who are interested. Promoting the education of Jazz and music in general. People come to work on their skills, their chops and it is an endless learning process. Last summer we were in France, amongst other places in Europe. I am here to teach, and grateful to be teaching some many. John Glimore, Dr. Art Davis, Benny Powell, Kirk Lightsey, Bernard Purdie, Patience Higgins, Danny Mixon etc. Played with many of the greats in Jazz.........I like to Fish, mostly "Blue Fish" both Fresh and Salt water. I like to read biographies, Coltrane, Duke Elingtons career, Ben Webster, I like sax players. Traveling, Performing, and teaching is the best. Not overburdened by traveling, I really like it. The classic B3 Hammond Organ appears again! Two different music projects coming up that will have release dates coming out soon. I have gratitude about my health and all of the things I am doing and workshops. I am also doing a music therapy course a few hours a week and teaching people "music experience" took people to Jazz at Lincoln Center to embrace the vibe. * Barry Harris still giving up the Jewels at 80+ years young! www.rayblue.com    
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33 min
September 30, 2015
DE24 Ann Burstyn is the lead singer for Dream Aria, Canadian, a Canadian Progressive Rock band!
Ann Burstyn is the guest on Dharmic Evolution today, she comes from a musical family, and listened to Classical music as a child. Toto is a favorite band, and influenced her amongst other artists such as ABBA. Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen, are some mentioned. Dealing with Stage Fright was something Ann overcame.  *Rhythm of now The band uses DAT, Digital Audio Tape as part of their recording process. The dog is barking, the FedEx Man is here, the TV, the AC is raging! Members: Current Members: Don Stagg-Composer, Co-Producer, Keyboards Garry Flint-Composer/Co-Producer/Drums/Engineer Andrew Berezowsky-Guitar Ann 'Aria' Burstyn, Vocals/Lyrics Guest Guitarists on "Fallen Angel": Mark Crossley, Tim Welch, Kurt Schefter, Mark M. McLay, Rob Masiokas & Mike Phelps *Special thanks to the awesome guitarists that recorded on our previous cds, Jozef Pilasanovic ("In The Wake-2005, "Transcend"-2008) Steve Agelakos ("Transcend"). Thanks also to Kurt Schefter & Tim Welch for their amazing contributions on "Transcend"!* . Also credit goes out to Jon Casselman who provided Bass,Acoustic Guitar and Background Vocals on the "Transcend" and "Fallen Angel" cds and also wrote the song "The Gift".   *Tigress *Transcend Hanging out with Aleeah is the best part of Ann's day, and she also has experience as a Roadie! Writing is the preference here.   "Tremendously powerful rock textures and operatic range of Ann's voice intertwine , Dream Aria is a very talented ensemble fronted by an outstanding vocalist " 5/5 — Musical Discoveries"Dream Aria's first album In The Wake received critical acclaim after release in 2005. The band went on to record contributions to other artists' work before releaseing the masterpiece Transcend in 2008. Since then they have become even more active on the web and have hosted live concerts to expand their footprint of live music played for world audiences. Work on Fallen Angel began in earnest in June when the demo tracks really began to take shape and form the structure of the new album. Like prior Dream Aria albums, the music is diverse. The majority of the tunes are upbeat rockers, each with a different sort of instrumental excursion to better develop the sound of each track. Ann Burstyn's lead and backing vocals are again perfectly mixed with harmonies adding depth to round out the overall texture the band have produced. Don and Ann have done a tremendous job on this new project and clearly have a lot more music in their future. Bravo!" — Russ Elliot, Musical Discoveries"Dream Aria's first album In The Wake received critical acclaim after release in 2005. The band went on to record contributions to other artists' work before releaseing the masterpiece Transcend in 2008. Since then they have become even more active on the web and have hosted live concerts to expand their footprint of live music played for world audiences. Work on Fallen Angel began in earnest in June when the demo tracks really began to take shape and form the structure of the new album. Like prior Dream Aria albums, the music is diverse. The majority of the tunes are upbeat rockers, each with a different sort of instrumental excursion to better develop the sound of each track. Ann Burstyn's lead and backing vocals are again perfectly mixed with harmonies adding depth to round out the overall texture the band have produced. Don and Ann have done a tremendous job on this new project and clearly have a lot more music in their future. Bravo!" — Russ Elliot, Musical Discoveries                                                   Links to Dream Aria   https://soundcloud.com/vozethos/sets/dream-aria https://www.reverbnation.com/dreamaria https://www.facebook.com/Anndreamaria?fref=ts   Don't forget to Subscribe, Rate, and Review the show in itunes, we love it when you do this! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dharmic-evolution/id997503357?mt=2 Thank you for being here today!      
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51 min
September 27, 2015
DE23 Gesso Mystic Eyes Interview
Gesso Mystic Eyes resided in the UK, but grew up in Ghana, in the Western part of Africa, he loves Sundays, as Sunday's were "Fun days" according to Gesso, he was in a band "The Bad Examples" and James Kevin felt he was in that band. James Kevin thought he called Africa a country, but he would be wrong, Gesso, wanted to be a Civil Engineer, but music pulled him away. James Kevin thought it would take several lifetimes to tour the Continent of Africa!  Hendrix, was the catalyst for Gesso's approach to music, Hendrix was an underground figure in the music of Ghana at the time. Pop and local music were what every one was listening to, but Gesso was pulled toward the Rock music and Western cadences. "Love Vibrations" is up and rocking! Gesso plays all of the instruments on this track and he uses the word Love in all of his songs.  Gesso refers to his guitars as concubines! James Kevin refers to the acoustic sound hole!#$%^ Playing the next track, "Love Light"~ Gesso had two traffic accidents that has prevented him from being mobile and able to play gigs. Gesso is a very good stage performer and front man, and looking forward to healing and getting back to the stage! He embraces Yoga as means to heal and keep his spirit healthy. The new album is called "Freedom Chant" and is hard rock Reggae and chanting. "Sunshine girl" and "Sign of Love" are two tracks that will be on the new album. Playing "Love is Divine" Gesso is a solo act, and does it all on his own with very little help. The new tracks and the new album has him very excited to share this with the world!                                     *Links to Gesso's music https://www.reverbnation.com/alphonsoaquistaddo https://www.facebook.com/GessoMysticeyes?fref=ts id488007651  
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34 min
September 23, 2015
DE22 Brian Foraker Interview
Brian Foraker is a Mastering Engineer in Nashville who worked with Super Producer Keith Olson and recorded for Yes, 38 Special, Stevie Nicks, ELP, Heart, Kiss, Night Ranger, Jefferson Starship, Whitesnake, and Rick Springfield, but that's just the tip of the Iceberg, WHAT A STORY! Strap up your seat belts and lets go for a ride!  
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62 min
September 20, 2015
DE21 Rosanne Leslie Interview
Rosanne Leslie is an author, speaker, and life coach who has valuable insights and life experiences that can help people who are stuck and need to move on to the next level in their life. 25 years ago little warrior had a dream, wrote it down, then it turned into a book, then products, then workshops. this was just the beginning........... The Divorce created little warrior, then began the coaching, after she coached herself! It was an organic situation that came to its natural fruition, the whole story including the workshops came to being through a natural process. The power of intuition, through inspiration. www.seeyouatnoon http://raleslie.com By Portia Nelson Chapter I I walk down the street.There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.I fall in.I'm lost…I am hopeless.It isn't my fault.It takes forever to find a way out. Thought for the day, "never undervalue the significance of every baby step" without them, you never reach the top. Success is an internal component, your myth should fuel you and make you happy. Discovering your myth is important, the round peg never fits into the square hole. Parents today have the kids over committed to too many activities and it does not allow the child to be drawn naturally to his or her gifts. LA is the place for Rosanne, but still likes to visit the East Coast. Use the website to reach Rosanne little warrior Leslie www.raleslie.com  
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35 min
September 16, 2015
DE20 Bev Moser Interview
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30 min
September 13, 2015
DE19 Brian Sheil Interview
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44 min
September 9, 2015
DE18 Timothy Plain Interview
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40 min
September 8, 2015
DE17a Labor Day Surprise, Update, AND, English Bob visits James Kevin
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15 min
September 6, 2015
DE17 Rick Baytr Interview Healing and Creative Musical Energy
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42 min
August 30, 2015
DE15 Gabriel Messuti, Teaches us about Design, Brand, Build!
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34 min
August 23, 2015
DE14 Don Sternecker Interview
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32 min
August 16, 2015
DE13 Kika Terremotodj Interview
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40 min
August 9, 2015
DE12 Robin T Smith Interview
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38 min
August 2, 2015
DE11 Toni Cusumano Interview
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27 min
July 30, 2015
DE10A Jacked up Jimmy discusses Twerking with James Kevin
Jacked up Jimmy discusses Women and Twerking with James Kevin
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17 min
July 26, 2015
DE10 Jodi Fedor Interview
Jodi Fedor circles half way around the world as a tiny tot, begins her life in a boat, and  begins to help the world, one soul at a time!
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37 min
July 19, 2015
DE9 Chris Lipper Interview
Chris overcomes Dyslexia, the stock market, selling to every floor in the Empire State  Building! Inventor, patent specialist, and the story goes on and on!  
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45 min
July 12, 2015
DE8 Carol Schulte
Carol has done amazing things throughout her entire life, and shows no signs of slowing  down! Check out the amazing story on this interview!
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39 min
July 5, 2015
DE7 Mandy Del Rio Interview
Mandy Del Rio takes us on her travels from the San Francisco Bay area to the  New York Metro area, covering music, film, and Television!
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42 min
July 2, 2015
DE000 James Kevin Introduces Dharmic Evolution
James Kevin O'Connor introduces us to dHarmic Evolution and describes what this show is all about, and why even have this show?  
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18 min
June 28, 2015
DE6 Colin O'Donohoe Interview
Colin O'Donohoe is making a difference in your world and mine, but stretching time, and integrating culture with music.
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63 min
June 21, 2015
DE5 Anthony Vitale Interview
Anthony Vitale builds the future with the talents of todays youth, by teaching them all about songwriting and creativity at The Original Music School
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42 min
June 14, 2015
DE4 Jack Thomas Smith Interview
Jack Thomas Smith takes us into the world of Film, Directing, Producing, and what really goes on behind the scenes in the world of the Independent Film!
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40 min
June 7, 2015
DE3 Kim Copeland Interview
Kim Copeland describes her Journey from Texas to Nashville, find out how she has risen to become one of the most successfull Indie music Producers on Music Row, a captivating Interview!
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43 min
June 3, 2015
DE1 Dr. Christopher Stepien Interview
Doctor Christopher Stepien, a man who rose from a dark past, lives in a bright present, and shows us what its like to face a brightest future!
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37 min
June 3, 2015
DE2 William Accordino takes us from Success to Significance
Join us as Bill Accordino takes us down the path of Success to Significance, what that journey is, and what it is all about?
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