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
7 Feb 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
20 Apr 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
23 Mar 2016
32. 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
28 Oct 2015
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DE50 Sophia May R&B Queen of the Dance Scene from the UK Visits Dharmic Evolution!
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42. 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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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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