The 2014 Dove Awards New Artist of the Year, this Nashville-based singer/songwriter is one of only two independent artists to have won the honor. Earlier this year her debut album hit No. 2 its first week on the Christian chart and No. 1 in the Christian genre on iTunes and at Amazon in its first week out. She previously released two EPs that hit #1 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel charts. She even talks about quitting her day job to pursue music full time, plus starting a family in the midst of all the music endeavors.
Having gotten listeners from over 125 countries around the world and extensive media coverage ranging from iHeartRadio to the CBS-TV affiliate in Tampa, major daily newspapers, and more, "Now Hear This Entertainment" features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.
There is also a segment called "Bruce's Bonus" in the middle of each episode, where Wawrzyniak "takes off (his) hat as podcast host and puts on (his) hat as president of Now Hear This, Inc., giving a helpful tip for the listeners that are musicians, singers, songwriters - entertainers who are out there, trying hard to make a go of it."
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A Texas-based singer/songwriter, he has played everywhere from traditional music venues to house concerts to online. He talks about his music, how he plans his tours, giving away free music on social media, his concept album that he’s writing with an eye on it eventually becoming a musical, and more.
A singer/songwriter who plays guitar and sings in the popular Texas band Suede Austin, he talks about that group’s success, including opening for George Lopez at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. and playing at Radio City Music Hall and in Las Vegas. He also discusses his solo work including having played multiple times at South By Southwest and his next release.
A California-based singer/songwriter, her lyric video got voted onto MTV and she has over 1.3 million Likes on her Facebook page. When she was just ten years old she was teaching piano to approximately 25 students. She talks about the label she is signed with, her latest single, her previous releases, and how growing up as the oldest of eight children with no TV in the house and not being allowed to listen to the likes of the Rolling Stones or The Beatles shaped the songwriter – and the person – she has become.
A longtime headliner in Las Vegas, including at two casinos on ‘the strip,’ he sings and plays many instruments from piano to banjo. He talks about Wayne Newton and others coming to see the show, getting his start at a former NFL player’s sports bar, performing on cruise ships, the element of improv, advice for young entertainers, working alongside his brother every night, and a deep respect for those who made Las Vegas what it is today.
An American Airlines music spotlight in August, Toronto-based singer/songwriter Roxanna talks on the heels of her debut release, “Exotica,” which features Chris Botti and was produced by Mark Portmann, whose credits include Christina Aguilera, Josh Groban, and Celine Dion, among others. Roxanna also tells of getting a well-known actor for one of her music videos, how being a nurse led to her music career, and her upcoming PBS special.
Singer/songwriter Sarah Donner quit her day job last December, released her sixth album this Spring, has her own record label, tours, has a “sleepy kitten” video that went viral on YouTube (to the tune of almost one million views), is writing a musical, will have her first public art show later this year (in her home state of New Jersey), teaches guitar and voice, and has taught songwriting to kids at an arts camp for the last five years.
The author of the Wall Street Journal best seller “The Art of Being Unmistakable,” Srinivas Rao checks in from San Diego, where he manages to surf almost every day to balance his workload. He has been interviewed by Glenn Beck, who called Srini’s book “one of the most important pieces of writing I have seen in quite some time.” We also talk about his “Unmistakable Creative Podcast,” which has surpassed 500 episodes and had guests ranging from Seth Godin to bank robbers to artists.
Steve Cherubino plays guitar, drums, and keyboards, but is an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) producer, who also hosts a podcast highlighting that genre. He talks about how he creates his music, the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, guests he’s getting on his show – including a Grammy nominee – plus his respect for the likes of Hardwell, Skrillex, and Avicii.
You’ve seen him on tour with O.A.R. and he has also played with Pink, Train, and Jewel. New York-based singer/songwriter Mikel Paris also does extensive solo work and has developed the art of guitar drumming. He has also created TuneTrek, a travel and music show that he’ll be pitching to networks soon. He also talks about the time that he spent with Broadway’s Stomp.