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.
Having gotten listeners from 130-plus 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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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.
SPECIAL EDITION – Former WWE Diva (“Maxine”), actress, and model Karlee Perez talks about the acting work she’s now getting, lessons learned from her time spent in the WWE, who there helped and continues to support her, and leaving WWE to start a new career. She also covers her charity work, a nutrition-based business endeavor, her thoughts on the passing of Robin Williams, and much more.
This Alabama-based singer/songwriter had shows five days in a row and will have played 22 shows in the month of August alone. She was ranked #1 on ReverbNation for her genre in her area, and hosted and helped create the largest songwriting competition in the Gulf Coast at the famed FloraBama. She will be recording later this month and also talks about having first started out in opera, although she quickly built up a big following in more mainstream genres.
Singer/songwriter Chrissy Chase has had approximately 30 songs placed on Nickelodeon, including a season finale of iCarly. She talks about getting and keeping that deal, forming her own publishing company, her songwriting process, experiences in New York and Nashville, the new projects she’s working toward releasing, and more.
Back in Nashville after recording her new single out in L.A., singer/songwriter Rachel Pearl talks about playing recently at the NAMM show with the bassist for Paul Simon, her take on entering contests, ukulele in her family, and, her connection to the first Woodstock.
Called “a country version of the rock duo Heart” by the keyboard player for Shenandoah, sisters Britta and Brooke Dodgen came to the studio for this episode after having just returned from playing the Americana Music Fest in the Florida Keys. In their ten years as The Redheads they’ve played in countless locations ranging from Six Flags in Chicago to the Roxy Theatre in Denver. Currently based in Orlando, they have also lived in Nashville, Denver, Georgia, and South Carolina, and talk here about having to learn a new music market every time they move. Brooke also talks about the healing power of music after having been trampled by her horse and Britta talks about the conversion from having been an opera singer.
The guitar player for Garth Brooks since 2000 and for Trisha Yearwood since 1991, he owns two publishing companies on Music Row, is also a songwriter, and has a long list of production credits. This episode is a MUST LISTEN, as he covers everything from touring to publishing to songwriting, studio sessions, trying to get songs cut, and breaking into the business.
The Detroit-based singer/songwriter talks about the blog she wrote having gone viral, her soon-to-be-released fourth CD, performing at Carnegie Hall, getting her music into an award-winning documentary, and more.