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Turn It On

Nashville, TN based veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael J speaks with industry pros and up-and-coming talent (comedians, writers, actors, producers, musicians, performers and others) in the field of arts and entertainment.

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Episode 42 - Bassist Billy Sheehan (Talas, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs)

EP 42 - Bassist Billy Sheehan (Talas, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs) MJ sits down with legendary bassist Billy Sheehan and discusses Billy's beginnings in Buffalo, NY through his time playing with David Lee Roth of Van Halen, how he formed Mr. Big, staying fresh with practice techniques, what he does to prepare himself for shows and SO MUCH MORE. Also, another installment of STORIES FROM THE ROAD. Website: billysheehan.com Twitter: @billyonbass Instagram: @billysheehanonbass

1hr 10mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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Turn It On - Episode 8 - Ken Block of Sister Hazel

Ep 8 - In conversation with Singer/Songwriter Ken Block of Sister Hazel.Sister Hazel Official WebsiteSister Hazel on TwitterSister Hazel On Facebook

1hr 4mins

7 Dec 2015

Rank #2

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Episode 44 - Drummer/Producer Luke DeJaynes (Jameson Rodgers)

Ep 44 - Drummer/Producer Luke DeJaynes (Jameson Rodgers) MJ and Luke chat about Luke's beginnings, his experiences on the "Beer Never Broke My Heart" Tour with Jameson Rodgers, LANCO, and Luke Combs so far, fish tacos, finding balance in life and another installment of "STORIES FROM THE ROAD". "Chuck Wicks Alligator Story" Photos

1hr 14mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 51 - Singer/Songwriter Katie Cole (The Smashing Pumpkins)

EP 51 - Singer/Songwriter Katie Cole (The Smashing Pumpkins) MJ sits down with Singer/Songwriter Katie Cole to talk about her beginnings in Australia, her songwriting process, and her touring experience & work with Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins. Also, another installment of "Stories From The Road". Katie Cole Official Website Katie Cole on Instagram "Stories From The Road" Eric Johnson Postcard from 1990

1hr 19mins

28 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Turn It On - Episode 3 - Steve Schiltz of Longwave, Hurricane Bells & Harvard Of The South

Ep 3 - In conversation with Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Steve Schiltz of Longwave, Hurricane Bells, & Harvard Of The South.Hurricane Bells Official WebsiteHurricane Bells on FacebookHarvard Of The South on FacebookLongwave Official WebsiteLongwave on Facebook

1hr 16mins

8 Aug 2015

Rank #5

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Turn It On - Episode 6 - Nashville touring/session Drummer Tom Hurst

Ep 6 - In conversation with Nashville touring/session Drummer Tom Hurst.

1hr 23mins

7 Oct 2015

Rank #6

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Episode 20 - Drummer Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean)

Ep 20 - Drummer Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean) In conversation with Rich Redmond, drummer for Jason Aldean.Rich Redmond is an award winning recording and touring drummer based in Nashville and Los Angeles. As an in demand artist, Rich has recorded/toured/performed with:  Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, Joe Perry, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Eric Church, Deana Carter, Chris Stapleton, Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, John Anderson, Trace Adkins, Keith Urban, Travis Tritt, Emily West, Chris Cornell, Kelsea Ballerini and many others. Rich Redmond on InstagramRich Redmond on Twitterrichacts.comcrashcourseforsuccess.comJason Aldean Official Website

1hr 6mins

15 Nov 2016

Rank #7

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Episode 49 - The Ivins

Ep 49 - The Ivins MJ sits down and chats with Jim and Jack Ivins and Hatton Taylor of Nashville-based rock outfit The Ivins. Also another installment of "Stories From The Road". http://theivins.com Exploding Boy on Yamaha's Soundcheck

1hr 28mins

14 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 48 - Jodi Aman

Ep 48 - Jodi Aman (Author, Psychotherapist, Intuitive Counselor, Anxiety Tamer) MJ chats with his lifelong friend Jodi Aman about the pitfalls of Anxiety and Depression and how to deal with them as well as topics from her book "You 1, Anxiety 0". Also, another installment of "STORIES FROM THE ROAD" jodiaman.com

56mins

8 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 46 - Samantha Frances of Frances & The Foundation

Ep 46 - Samantha Frances of Frances & The Foundation MJ and Samantha chat about her upbringing, her beginnings in music, Frances & The Foundation, her new project Srry Abt Ur Butt, and what it means to be a true artist. Also, another installment of "Stories From The Road".  "Stories From The Road" Gibson Chet Atkins Certificate Of Authenticity

1hr 6mins

25 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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Turn It On - Episode 4 - Jim Reilley of The New Dylans

Ep 4 - In conversation with Singer/Songwriter/Producer Jim Reilley of The New Dylans.

1hr 10mins

31 Aug 2015

Rank #11

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Episode 40 - Guitarist Adam Flöhmeyer (Jameson Rodgers, Eastland)

EP 40 - Guitarist Adam Flöhmeyer (Jameson Rodgers, Eastland) MJ and Adam discuss their time touring and playing together, Jameson Rodgers, Veganism, the band Eastland and Texas... "The Best Goddamn Country In The World". Includes another installment of "Stories From The Road",  and the song "Our Town" by Adam's band Eastland.

1hr 30mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 50 - The Road So Far

EP 50 - The Road So Far The definitive "Greatest Hits" package of TURN IT ON. This episode is a retrospective of everything that has happened since the show started in 2015 with appearances by every guest that has ever been on the podcast. A perfect starting point for new listeners and the ultimate refresher for die-hard fans of the program. 

1hr 48mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 45 - Brandi Sidoryk & Katie Rox of Nice Horse

Ep 45 - Katie Rox & Brandi Sidoryk of Nice Horse MJ talks with Brandi and Katie about everything from their beginnings at a songwriting retreat in Hawaii to working with legendary producer Bob Rock, hanging in the studio with Bryan Adams, dealing with “Imposter Syndrome”, touring with Tom Cochrane and everything else in-between. Also, another installment of STORIES FROM THE ROAD. MJ with Kevin Nealon

1hr 22mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 43 - Bassist Matt Gandenberger (Aaron Goodvin, The Van-Dells)

Ep 43 - Bassist Matt Gandenberger (Aaron Goodvin, The Van-Dells) MJ and Matt sit down in a hotel room on the road in Canada and chat about the road, Matt's new role as a father, and all things music. Also, another installment of "STORIES FROM THE ROAD". 

1hr

4 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 53 - Everyone Has A Story - Aurora

EP 53 - Everyone Has A Story - Aurora MJ plays his entire full-length record Aurora and tells the stories behind the songs and the making of the album.

54mins

12 May 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 47 - Singer/Songwriter Bill Crosby

Ep 47 - Singer/Songwriter Bill Crosby MJ and Bill chat about their 25 year + friendship, Bill auditioning to play at The Bluebird in Nashville, how he got started writing and performing Children's music and the pitfalls and benefits of living in Nashville. Also, another installment of "Stories From The Road".  Stories From The Road "The Chet"

1hr 4mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 41 - Guitarist Chris Nix (Jonathan Davis, The Power Triplets)

EP 41 - Guitarist Chris Nix (Jonathan Davis, The Power Triplets) MJ and Chris talk shop about guitars, effects, amps, and all aspects of being a true guitar-nerd. Also, another installment of "Stories From The Road". 

1hr 19mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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Turn It On - Episode 7 - Drummer Ed Toth of Vertical Horizon and The Doobie Brothers

Ep 7 - In conversation with Drummer Ed Toth of Vertical Horizon and The Doobie Brothers.

1hr 5mins

2 Dec 2015

Rank #19

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Turn It On - Episode 5 - Flashback to 2008 w/ Singer/Songwriter Michael J Weiss

Ep 5 - In conversation with Florida-based Singer/Songwriter Michael J. Weiss.Michael J Weiss on FacebookMichael J Weiss Official Website

54mins

20 Sep 2015

Rank #20