She has performed with Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles, George Benson, Luciano Pavarotti, and numerous other big names in music over her long career. A renowned violinist, she has performed with eleven orchestras across the U.S. and has taught at major universities. She has published 30 authoritative books and is an avid composer and has 14 more books that she’s in the process of writing. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and been featured in the New York Daily News.
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.
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A songwriter and workshops presenter who has also written a memoir and completed a sitcom pilot based loosely on her life. Among her many writing credits is music done with and for last year’s runner-up on “The Voice,” Meghan Linsey, who she also recently became the manager for. She is also a high-demand wardrobe stylist to artists, actors and other professionals and has been hired by many national brands. She also works as a production coordinator on film and video shoots.
A singer/songwriter who plays guitar, over the last three years he has averaged between 80 and 100 shows a year. He has opened for the likes of Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, and Brantley Gilbert, among others. He did an eight-song release in 2013, released singles in February and August of last year, and is working on new music now.
The runner-up last season on “The Voice.” Following that run her EP ‘Believer’ debuted at Number 6 on the iTunes Pop Chart. She also charted a Number 1 on the Billboard Christian chart with her rendition of “Amazing Grace.” Her resume also includes several nominations, including CMA, CMT, and even the Teen Choice Awards. She has been written about by national media including Rolling Stone magazine. In this interview she also talks about her involvement with charities and a new product line.
A singer, songwriter, producer, and actor who was submitted as a first-round Grammy ballot artist and was accepted. She has a hearty discography, with eleven releases over a ten-year period, and is presently producing, writing, arranging, and recording her next album. She has been in Broadway and off-Broadway productions and is a SAG and AFTRA member, with a number of TV and film credits. She has toured through Europe and the Americas as well as in Japan.
Singer/songwriter who lives in Nashville but is touring the world this year. His latest album, entitled, “Two,” was released last year. He has opened for the likes of Joan Armatrading and American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox and has 2.5 million cumulative views on YouTube. He was named the 2015 Concerts In Your Home Artist of the Year.
A songwriter and an internationally renowned guitarist who performs regularly, including having played in Europe and Mexico and at acoustic guitar festivals. Jimmy Buffet once joined David and his band on stage to play together. His music has been heard on radio, TV, and in films worldwide. His albums have crossed different genres, from Latin Jazz to funk and blues to Hillbilly Flamenco. He has also produced, gives lessons, has a studio, and is the director of a not-for-profit organization created to help young artists through grants and workshops.
Currently on a three-and-a-half month tour and having released a new album last year, the Texas-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist originally from Canada has now put out eleven CDs and has recently written his second and third books, which are ready for publishing. In-studio this time, he previously appeared on Episode 19 of our show, telling of his amazing recovery from a long battle with drugs and alcohol.
A participant on “America’s Got Talent” season 10, she’s projecting to release her debut EP next month and has been working on it with Americo Barbosa, who has been out with Pharrell Williams and Rihanna. Samantha is also an actress and toured ten countries as a member of the cast of “Thriller Live” and will be performing in the role of Rizzo in “Grease” this summer in Massachusetts. Plus, she will appear in an independent film this year, also singing the theme song to the movie.
The drummer for Crowded House, he has been active in the music industry as a musician, songwriter, and producer for more than 20 years, having collaborated with artists such as Beck and Macy Gray, among others. He has appeared on shows ranging from “Saturday Night Live,” to “Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan O’Brien,” and “Jimmy Kimmel” and has performed at festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Glastonbury. Last year he opened Bone Yard Recordings, a studio in the hills northwest of downtown Nashville. Among other topics, he comments during this interview on the recent passing of David Bowie and Glenn Frey.