Tyler and Scott talk all about songwriting and the importance of a good intro and how it affects a song's success.  They also talk about radio tours, chat roulette, and being on the road.  

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In this episode, the guys talk about the pros and cons of co-writing songs versus writing alone.  They also talk about how co-writes work in Nashville, music publishing, the Rolling Stones, and bands splitting writing credit.

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Tyler and Scott talk about buying new gear to get out of a musical rut, seeing musical idols at the Nashville Airport, horror movie music, and Scott talks about trying to be comfortable at big music festivals.

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Celebrate the 4th of July with Tyler and Scott.  In this episode, Scott has some unique ideas about patriotism, Tyler talks about recording with Fred from the B-52s, and the guys talk about recording studio technology and paths to success in music.

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The Whigs singer/guitarist Parker Gispert talks about rock costumes, how to make a record on the cheap in a frat house, Instagram, touring with the Kings of Leon, living on his farm, and his upcoming solo record.

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When we heard that Fastball was coming through Nashville on tour, we knew that we had to get them on the podcast.  Tony and Miles from the band stopped by the studio to talk with us about their new album "Step Into Light" and their current tour with Everclear and Vertical Horizon.  They talked about what they did before music took off, what it's like hearing your song on the radio and having it become a massive hit, their creative processes as songwriters and the dynamic of being in a band that has kept original members and toured the world since the 90s.

 

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Our friend Misa Arriaga stopped by this week to come talk with us.  He's a great musician here in Nashville who has toured the world with Kasey Musgraves and has produced her & Willie Nelson as well.  He tells us some stories about being on the road, what's it's like to record Willie Nelson on his tourbus, how empowering it is to wear a custom light up suit on stage, and we get down to some James Brown music.  Good times on this one!

 

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The guys talk about music production, approaches to drum programming, making the bad guy lovable in a lyric, and the Nashville co-writing process.

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In this episode, the guys talk about seeing musical legends at the hardware store, the work of Quincy Jones, and rockstar genes.  They also listen to and analyze an older soul track and a newer pop song.

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To celebrate Thanksgiving coming, we had Grammy nominated songwriter, music director, and producer extraordinaire Jon Jackson, Jr come by the studio for a fun episode of the podcast.  Jon has been touring and working in the studio most recently with the amazing Macy Gray.  He has a unique perspective on the music industry after working as a professional musician at the top of the game in New Orleans, Nashville, and Los Angeles...3 cities with booming music scenes and very different industries.  Not to mention, Jon happens to be one of our oldest friends and just a generally rad guy.  We talked about bands recreating their successes after a huge record, discected the form of "Who Let the Dogs Out", and the songwriting process.

 

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