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Episode 175: Episode 175: Ron Pope discusses Albert King’s “Born Under A Bad Sign”

Records Revisited

The guys welcome Ron Pope to talk about Albert King’s “Born Under A Bad Sign.” Plenty of other discussion including being a Mets fan, Motley Crue and “TACOMA!!!,” Emily Scott Robinson and Lydia Luce, The Builder series, wooden money and Tenino Washington, the deceptively simplicity of this album, asking for a pizza and getting lamb vindaloo, Stax, Booker T and the underappreciated guitarist Albert Nelson aka known as Albert King. Check out at: http://ronpopemusic.com/Learn more about Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Albert at: https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/albert-kingCheck out other episodes at RecordsRevisitedPodcast.com, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Castbox, iHeartMedia, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Additional content is found at: Facebook.com/recordsrevisitedpodcast or twitter @podcastrecords or IG at instagram.com/recordsrevisitedpodcast/ or join our Patreon at patreon.com/RecordsRevisitedPodcast

1hr 51mins

20 Apr 2021

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Episode 140: The Savants of Soul, R McClure & Tall Shadows, Jean-Luc Swift, Buck n Sunny, Olivia Ellen Lloyd, Drayton Farley, Great Peacock, Ron Pope, Dawn Riding, The Roland High Life, Izzy Heltai, American Darling Valve, Greater Bird of Paradise, Front

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Rachel’s students are getting creative, but not in the ways you’d want them to. Also, hi everyone in India!   Album of the Week: Izzy Heltai -- Father   I’ve been a supporter of Izzy’s since he first sent me a song through SubmitHub all on his own. For his first album, though, Heltai pulled out the big guns -- and deservedly so. Father is nothing if not emotionally naked -- a study in painterly lyrics, and Heltai’s theatrical delivery doesn’t hurt either. What stands out most, though, is the album’s lush production, an impressive demonstration of vision and control for a debut album. My interview with Izzy will be out on Country Queer Spotlight in a few weeks, and there you’ll be able to learn more about his workman-like approach to writing, and how his experience as a trans man has impacted his work as a musician. The Savants of Soul -- “Swell” (The Savants of Soul) R McClure & Tall Shadows -- “If Your Heart Starts A Wanderin’” (Never Love Me Again) Jean-Luc Swift -- “Uncle Bill’s New York City Lament” (New York City Lament) Buck n Sunny -- “We Were Meant to Be” (The Absolute Truth) Olivia Ellen Lloyd -- “Emily” (Single) Drayton Farley -- “Keep Country Music Sad” (Sweet Southern Sadness) Great Peacock -- “All I Ever Do” (Forever Worse Better) Ron Pope -- “A Little More Love” (feat. Von Grey) (Single) Dawn Riding -- “The Difference” (Single) The Roland High Life -- “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both Of Our Sadness” (Songs About Comic Books & Mid-30s Malaise) Izzy Heltai -- “Songbird” (Father) American Darling Valve -- “No More” (Eclipse EP) Greater Bird of Paradise -- “Uriel” (Single) Front Country -- “Amerikan Dream” (Single) Malena Cadiz -- “Hey There, Oblivion” (Single) Send me music via SubmitHub! Send me money via Ko-fi or Patreon. Find Rachel and her comic via https://linktr.ee/rachel.cholst

1hr 4mins

9 Oct 2020

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My Caffeine Withdrawal with Emily Kinney

Make sure to follow my playlist on Spotify which we'll be updating with new music as we go!My Caffeine Withdrawal PlaylistHere's everything we talked about in this episode!Coffee Shops:Dose NashvilleFairgroundsMusic:Emily Scott RobinsonRon Pope’s Bone Structure. Resources:Brooklyn Basement Records.TunecoreHow to Make It in the New Music Business - Ari Herstand

56mins

16 Jun 2020

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Season 3: LP Interview with Ron Pope - Bone Structure, Part Two

Blind Tiger Record Club Podcast

This is part two of a two part episode.  Nashville Singer Songwriter Ron Pope joins host David W. Williams  to discuss the brand new album Bone Structure.  We talk about the Nashville Tornadoes and the community of East Nashville.  We discuss the COVID 19 lock down and releasing an album in the middle of the pandemic.  We play clips from the album and talk about several songs.  We dive into lyrics and the songwriting process that took place to create the album.  We discuss production and dig into some of Pope's thoughts on making music. To learn more, and sign up for our record of the month club, visit BlindTigerRecordClub.com.    Stay connected to the music and follow us:   Facebook Instagram Twitter

32mins

13 May 2020

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Season 3: LP Interview with Ron Pope - Bone Structure, Part One

Blind Tiger Record Club Podcast

This is part one of a two part episode.  Nashville Singer Songwriter Ron Pope joins host David W. Williams  to discuss the brand new album Bone Structure.  We talk about the Nashville Tornadoes and the community of East Nashville.  We discuss the COVID 19 lock down and releasing an album in the middle of the pandemic.  We play clips from the album and talk about several songs.  We dive into lyrics and the songwriting process that took place to create the album.  We discuss production and dig into some of Pope's thoughts on making music. To learn more, and sign up for our record of the month club, visit BlindTigerRecordClub.com.    Stay connected to the music and follow us:   Facebook Instagram Twitter

47mins

12 May 2020

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Ron Pope and Welcome To 1979

The String

Episode 123: Ron Pope is a case study in good indie art and commerce. He's an admired songwriter with an avid following for his cathartic, detail-laden songs and his range across a bunch of roots and rock and roll genres. Over more than a dozen albums, he's steered his own ship in a business partnership with his wife/manager and their Brooklyn Basement Records. The newest project is the sweeping album Bone Structure. A Georgia native, he got his career moving in New York and then moved to Nashville, where he's raising a daughter and keeping the songs flowing. Also in the hour, a radio field trip to Nashville's shrine of analog recording, Welcome To 1979. 

58mins

23 Mar 2020

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037: Ron Pope

Music Is My Life

Ron Pope wrote "A Drop in the Ocean," a mammoth hit that he had no idea would resonate with an audience so much. Then he wrote "One Grain of Sand" and enjoyed similar astronomical success. He talks to Pat Healy about triumphs and tribulations with major labels and streaming services, as well as Brooklyn Basement Records, the label he founded with his wife and manager, Blair Pope. Visit musicismylifepod.com now.

42mins

16 Mar 2020

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Episode 102: Ballake Sissoko and Baba Sissoko, KINLEY, Jordan McEwen, Christopher Paul Stelling, Ron Pope, Tami Neilson, Joe Buchanan, Emma Hill, Melody English, Goldenchild, The Great Dying, Elkhorn

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Where else are you gonna Malian kora music, country, rockabilly, and extended guitar improv in one podcast? Without even getting off of your couch? Nowhere! Tune in and enjoy!       But do get off your couch if you’re in Brooklyn! Come see me, The Great Dying, and Goldenchild at C’mon Everybody in Brooklyn on Thursday, February 20th! This’ll be a full-band show for Goldenchild, and the Great Dying are Brooklyn-born and bred. “Writing a Song in Blue Ink” was initially written for David Berman. This stands to be a fantastic show! Ballake Sissoko and Baba Sissoko-- “Sigi Gno Gonya” AND “Angata” (Sissoko & Sissoko) KINLEY -- “Washington” (KINLEY) Jordan McEwen -- “Strike a Chord” (Single) Christopher Paul Stelling -- “Trouble Don’t Follow Me” AND “Something in Return” (Best of Luck) Ron Pope -- “Wait and See” AND “Habits” (Bone Structure) Tami Neilson -- “You Were Mine” AND “Queenie, Queenie” (CHICKABOOM!) Joe Buchanan -- “Driftwood” AND “How Good It Is” (Back From Babylon) Emma Hill -- “Early To Bed” (How Could I Have Been So Wrong?) Melody English -- “Affect Me” AND “Badlands” (Melody) Goldenchild -- “I Just Want Tonight” (Goldenchild) The Great Dying -- “Writing a Song in Blue Ink” (Bloody Noses & Roses) Elkhorn -- “Electric One (Part B)” (The Storm Sessions)   Send me music via SubmitHub! Send me money via Ko-fi or Patreon. Find Rachel and her comic via https://linktr.ee/rachel.cholst

1hr 12mins

14 Feb 2020

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Episode 90 - Ron Pope

Hangin' & Sangin'

Singer/songwriter Ron Pope talks about stripping it all down to revisit his debut album on its 10-year anniversary with an acoustic tour. Produced and hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney in Nashville, Tennessee.

45mins

25 Mar 2019

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What you create is a part of people's lives (Best of YCP: Ron Pope)

Your Creative Push

In the ever-evolving landscape of today's music industry, Nashville-based independent artist Ron Pope has plotted his own course. Uncompromising and relentless, Pope has evolved into one of the top grossing independent acts in the business while garnering a legion of devoted fans the world over. Taking the industry-road-less-traveled and holding fiercely to his independence has proven fruitful for Pope; to date, he has sold out shows on three continents and in more than 20 countries, sold over 2 million digital tracks, had over 290 million streams on Spotify, 700 million plays on Pandora, 150 million views on Youtube, and has more generally crushed every metric used to measure what is possible for independent artists. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/bestof13 In this episode, Ron discusses: -His creative origins and how he got to the point he is today as a songwriter and musician. -His involvement at the inception of “The District.” -How he writes such a large quantity of songs because he knows that not all of them will be good enough to make a record. -The belief that if you want to be a songwriter, you just have to sit down, shut up, and write songs. -How he doesn’t really believe in writer’s block.  It is just accepting that some of the stuff you write will be garbage. -The importance of working harder than everyone else if you want to excel to the highest level of your creative field. -One of the times that he was having a very difficult time writing a song, and then all of the sudden he was struck with the song in its entirety. -How doing the hard work every day and getting used to what the work feels like puts you in a better position to capture inspiration and put it into its “physical” form, even in just one take. -The role that music played in his life when he was younger to make him feel more connected and less alone. -The profound connection that comes when people play his music during special events. -How his song “I Do Not Love You” played a special role in Youngman Brown’s life as his first dance at his wedding. -How art is subjective and it doesn’t matter what the artist thinks about it once the viewer or listener has given it his or her own meaning. -How hard it is to comprehend large numbers of listenership, and the power that comes from one-on-one connections. -What he has been up to creating and touring his new album Ron Pope & the Nighthawks. Ron's Final Push will inspire you to choose to do the thing you love! Quotes: “That songwriting circle was really the difference for me.  If I hadn’t joined that group, I don’t know if I would have been able to become a professional songwriter.” “I just feel like I’m not good enough to sit down and write ten songs and have all ten of those songs be bangers and have that be the record.” “For my last album, Ron Pope and the Nighthawks  I wrote 150 songs.  We recorded 40 of them or so to get to the 11 that we have on the record.” “Really almost everything is like this.  If you want to do it, and you want to do it at a high level, you’re going to have to work harder than everybody else.” “It was like I got hit by lightning.  It was into my brain immediately.  The song in my bones just existed.  The whole thing.  The melody, the lyrics, the chords, the whole thing.” “You put yourself in a much better position to have chance favor you if you do the right kind of work.” “It made me excited when I stumbled upon music that made me feel something.  It made me feel much less alone.” “I very rarely share the stories behind my songs because I want you to take them home and make them your stories.” “It’s still a really powerful feeling to know that whatever you’re creating is a part of people’s lives.” “For me it’s the singular achievement of my life as an artist.” “You’re going to have to work hard on something eventually whether it’s something you choose or something that people make you do, so if you have to pick, you might as well work hard at something that you love.” “It’s worth it to work hard on things that you love.” Links mentioned: Buy Ron Pope & The Nighthawks East Nashville Spice Company Connect with Ron: Website / iTunes / Spotify / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube On the next episode: John Wentz : Website / Instagram Join the discussion in the Facebook group!

40mins

25 Mar 2019

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