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12/31/18 - The Best Songs Brian Obsessed About in 2018

In creating the shows in 2018 we shared more than 300 songs, and listened to hundreds more. So what were the best of the best? We’re happy to share! These are Brian’s top 13 which he listened to on repeat in 2018, and a playlist of the top 57 in case you like what you heard and want to dig deeper. We hope you find some new tunes you love! Just a brief intro and then it’s all music for you to enjoy!

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FROM TODAY'S SHOW

MUSIC

  1. Greens, by be steadwell (Pop/Soul)

  2. Stronger, by Juxt (Hard Rock)

  3. Cups to the Floor, by Rare Essence (GoGo/Hip Hop)

  4. Bartenders and Bourbon, by Fellowcraft (Rock/Blues)

  5. Petrified (Live), by Chris Cassaday (Folk/Folk Rock)

  6. Vapor, by Black Dog Prowl (Hard Rock/Grunge)

  7. The Imagineers, by Crys Matthews (Folk/Americana)

  8. Forgiveness, by Sol Roots (Blues/Funk)

  9. Long Way Back to Shonto, by Eli Lev (Indie/Indie Rock)

  10. Snow Day, by Tony Craddock, Jr. (Jazz/Gospel)

  11. Private Room (feat. JusPaul), by Footwerk (Hip Hop/Alternative Hip Hop)

  12. Crank It Up (Long Live Rock n’ Roll), by Lindsey Buckingham Palace (Hard Rock/Classic Rock)

  13. Come and Get It, by Pebble To Pearl (R&B/Funk)

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9/25/18 - Special Guest: Cinema Hearts

This week on DC Music Rocks, Caroline, lead singer for Cinema Hearts, a band inspired by the music of doo wop singers and surf guitarists from long ago, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Fellowcraft ft Gordon Sterling, Flowerbomb, The Fuss, and Stripmall Ballads.

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Cinema Hearts

Cinema Hearts Bio/Links:

A pageant queen fronts a rock ‘n’ roll band; Caroline Weinroth is the lead guitarist and singer for Fairfax rock band Cinema Hearts and Miss Northern Virginia 2018 with the Miss America Organization. Inspired by the music of doo wop singers and surf guitarists from long ago, the sound of Cinema Hearts is wistful, yet feisty, with a pulsing passion for days gone by.  Cinema Hearts has performed at concert halls and rock clubs, including Kennedy Center, Hirshhorn Museum, Center for the Arts at GMU, AMP by Strathmore, Black Cat and other venues. Cinema Hearts' original songs and music videos have premiered on Brightest Young Things and Washington City Paper. Learn more at cinemahearts.com and carolineweinroth.com/missamerica.

Cinema Hearts' current line-up is singer-guitarist Caroline Weinroth and bassist Erich Weinroth. 

https://www.facebook.com/cinemahearts/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rEJq040RhQ

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. Bartenders and Bourbon, by Fellowcraft (feat. Gordon Sterling) (Hard Rock, Blues Rock)

  2. Fender Factory, by Cinema Hearts (Indie, Rock and Roll)

  3. ***Marbles, by Flowerbomb (Indie, Indie Rock)

  4. ***Nothing You Need, by The Fuss (Reggae, Ska)

  5. She Lies in the Ground, by Stripmall Ballads (Folk, Lo-Fi)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHAT’S NEXT FOR DC MUSIC ROCKS?  WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Brian here with personal request.  When I started this, I had a dream, to make local music accessible, and easier to find and follow.  I feel like I’ve accomplished quite a bit, and I have more ideas, but it’s also true, “What got you here won’t get you there.”  Ultimately, I’m building all this for you. My target audience for this show is regular folks around DC, I call them “Joe Public and Jane Public” .  I want to connect them to DC’s incredible local music scene.

There’s 3 areas I hope you’ll share with me:

1) THE PODCAST - What’s one thing I could do to make you look forward to listening to it each week even more?  What can I improve?

2) THE WEBSITE - What’s one thing I could do to improve the website, to make it an even better resource for you?

3) WHAT’S NEXT - I have created a show, a website, and an annual festival at the 9:30 Club, and I’m up over 12,000 followers.  What do you think I should do next that would have the biggest impact on you personally, and your relationship with DC’s music scene?

Right now, please take a moment to reply/send an email to dcmusicrocks@gmail.com.  Or here’s a simple google form: https://goo.gl/forms/VFv95l2GD2JNX5ts2. These messages will come straight to me, and I really would love to hear from you. I’d love to engage with you. What do YOU need?  What do YOU want? What should I do? I’d love to hear your ideas! I’m listening!


NEW RELEASES

Music  (There’s links to their profile which will, both, take you to their iTunes/Spotify so you can listen, and also their Website/Facebook for more info)

  • Swampcandy - Mine
     (19 Song Folk Album - RIYL Black Keys, Reverend Gary Davis, Jack White)

  • Black Masala - Trains and Moonlight Destinies
     (Gypsy Funk Single - Best Description we’ve heard yet, “Devil Went Down To GA with Horns”

  • Fort Knox Five - Jinglin’ Janglin’
     (Electro Funk Single - RIYL Thievery Corporation, The Funk Hunters, DJ Shadow, Bonobo

  • Mark G Meadows - Superstition
     (Jazz/Funk Single - Very Unique cover of the classic Stevie Wonder Tune!)  

  • Footwerk - Gravity
     (Hip Hop Single - RIYL Chainsmokers/N.E.R.D)

Videos

Footwerk - Monsters (Hip Hop)
https://youtu.be/0Y4iTJQ_osc

Playlists


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows! Check details before you go in case something changed/canceled!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Sep 29 - Sat
Throwing Plates & Sub-Radio @ Manassas Steins, Wines & Spirits Festival in Manassas, VA (Folk/Indie/Pop)
Bumper Jacksons @ Hill Country DC in Washington, DC (Folk/Country)
Caz Gardiner @ Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC (Reggae)

Sep 30 - Sun
Justin Trawick @ Songbyrd Music House in Washington, DC (Bluegrass)


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9/18/18 - Special Guest: Marielle Kraft

This week on DC Music Rocks, Marielle Kraft, a singer-songwriter who laces honest stories together through clever lyrics with catchy melodies, stops by for a chat with host Brian Nelson-Palmer.  The episode also features great tracks by Fellowcraft ft Ardamus, Virginia Man, Mackenzie Fisher, and Heather Mae.

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Marielle Kraft

Marielle Kraft Bio/Links:

Marielle Kraft is a singer-songwriter who laces honest stories together through clever lyrics with catchy melodies, drawing influence from artists like Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, and John Mayer. Since 18, her songs have been known to bring together a room of strangers through laughter, reflection, and maybe a few welcome tears. Her latest powerful single, Test Drive, was just released in late August.
https://www.mariellekraft.com/
http://instagram.com/mariellekraft
https://www.facebook.com/mariellekraft

We found out this week on the show that Marielle gave a TedX Talk?!?! We went and found the link, check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRhwhKtLsD0

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. That’s That, by Fellowcraft (feat. Ardamus) (Hard Rock, Blues Rock)

  2. Test Drive, by Marielle Kraft (Pop, Singer-Songwriter Pop)

  3. ***Desire, by Virginia Man (Rock, Pop Rock)

  4. ***Picture Man, by Mackenzie Fisher (Indie, Singer-Songwriter)

  5. I Am Enough, by Heather Mae (Pop, Singer-Songwriter)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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NEW RELEASES

Music  (There’s links to their profile which will take you to their iTunes/Spotify links so you can listen, and Website/Facebook for more info)

  • Fellowcraft - Three
     **Your host Brian’s band!**
     (9 Song Full Grunge/Blues Album - RIYL Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden

  • The Meer - Shed
     (15 Song Indie Album - RIYL amplified guitar, RIYL PJ Harvey, Queens of the Stone Age, The Cranberries)

  • Babbling April - Country House
     (Indie Single - RIYL Yo La Tengo, Built To Spill, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

  • Color Palette - Sunburn
     (Indie Electro Pop Single - RIYL Depeche Mode, The Smiths, M83)

  • Den-Mate - XOSO
     (Indie Rock Single - RIYL Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Portishead)

  • Teddy Chipouras - Prior To Rain
     (Folk Single - RIYL The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Dawes, Mumford and Sons)

  • AkinG Kalld Pedro - Zoe Saldana - Bonus Track
    (Hip Hop Single - Bonus Track I’ve been digging on a commentary Afro-brazil album just released, RIYL Esperanza Spalding, Janelle Monae)

Playlists


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows! Check details before you go in case something changed/canceled!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Sep 21 - Fri
Bumper Jacksons @ The Soundry in Columbia, MD (Country/Folk)

Sep 22 - Sat
MILO in the Doldrums @ Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC (Rock)
Justin Trawick and The Common Good @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC (Bluegrass)

Sep 25 - Tue
Lavender @ DC9 Nightclub in Washington, DC (Rock)

Sep 27 - Thu
Lauren Calve @ Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC


Patreon

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HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **M4TR**


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4/24/18 - Special Guest: Hayley Fahey

Thanks to Hayley Fahey for hanging out with us in the studio this week!

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FROM THIS SHOW

MUSIC

  1. Fellowcraft - Stonehearted (Hard Rock, Grunge)

  2. Mine, by Hayley Fahey (Indie Rock, Alternative)

  3. Angeline, by The Sidleys (Blues, Funk)

  4. ***Emily, by Ara Casey (Indie, Folk)

  5. Welcome To My Day, by Eric Scott (Pop, Folk Acoustic)

***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database!  There's new artists every week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

STREAM BRIAN’S NEW SONG TWICE?!
Brian’s band, Fellowcraft, released their new single, Stonehearted, on all platforms.  Brian’s humble request...would you stream it twice? All the links to access it everywhere are at the link below.  It’s been 2 years in the making, the upcoming full album, “Three”, is due out later this summer.

http://www.fellowcraftband.com/stonehearted


NEW MUSIC RELEASES

  • Sub-Radio - Headfirst (5 Song Indie EP, RIYL Walk The Moon)

  • Flasher - Pressure (Rock Single, RIYL a-ha)

  • Nitemoves - Don’t Ask! (11 Song Album, RIYL EDM/Techno)

  • Names - Pink House (9 Song Rock Album, RIYL Radiohead)

  • Thievery Corporation - Treasures From The Temple (12 Song World Album, RIYL Boozoo Bajou)

  • Fellowcraft - Stonehearted (Hard Rock Single, RIYL Soundgarden)

Our 2018 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/user/dcmusicrocks/playlist/7kbMQzbrQPisoJq5A76V3k


NEW VIDEOS

Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtzE3kBQ_70kU0_uB-sdviWajkbzi2Akr


THIS WEEK'S LOCAL DC SHOWS TO SEE

Here’s just a few highlights for the coming week, be sure to check out the calendar for the full list of all the upcoming shows!
http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar

Fri Apr 27
--Sub-Radio (EP Release) & Throwing Plates @ Jammin Java (Indie Rock, RIYL Norah Jones, Walk The Moon)
--Queue @ Slash Run (Indie, RIYL The Cranberries)

Sat Apr 28
--Hayley Fahey (Album Release) @ Villian & Saint (Rock, RIYL Eva Cassidy, Zac Brown Band)
--G.U.M.P. @ Black Cat (Hip Hop, RIYL N.E.R.D.)
--Time Is Fire @ Rock and Roll Hotel (Rock, RIYL Public Image Ltd)

Wed May 2
--Jonny Grave @ Pearl Street Warehouse (Blues, RIYL Junior Kimbrough)

Thurs May 3
--Beanstalk Library @ Kennedy Center Millenium Stage (Rock, RIYL The Replacements
--Two Ton Twig @ State Theatre (Bluegrass, RIYL The Hackenshaw Boys)
--Den-Mate @ Black Cat (Electronic Indie, RIYL Portishead)


Patreon

Do you like what we're doing?  Would you support us?  We'd love to grow and do more!  We're giving away shirts, access to our private facebook group, and more!  We also intend to set aside 10% to contribute directly in the DC Local Music Scene through charities, sponsorships, events, etc.  We want to continue to pay it forward!

HUGE shoutout to our current Patrons! 
**Daniel Warren Hill**    **David Mohl**    **Eli Lev**
**Sarah Byrne**   **Music 4 The Revolution (Abu Jibran)**


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Hayley Fahey

Video - Bio - Links - Transcript

Hayley's Bio:

Hayley Fahey Sings

Hayley Fahey is a singer-songwriter who captivates audiences with her sparkling range and originality. What sets her apart, in addition to her writing and voice, are her live stage performances and the presence she has, exuding energy, confidence and love for the music. When Hayley is on stage, she’s home.

Fahey draws from the many influences of her Washington, D.C. area home. The soulful sound of R&B translates into her passionate vocal performances. Her writing and sound are versatile and inspiring, from her indie-folk vibe to catchy pop hooks that get stuck in your head. She performs both solo and with her band of seasoned professionals on impressive stages like the 9:30 Club, State Theatre, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, Rams Head Live, and many more. She has recorded two full length albums, the second of which to be released April 28th, 2018. 

Web: http://hayleyfahey.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HayleyFaheyMusic /
Instagram: @HayleyNotes / https://www.instagram.com/HayleyNotes 
Twitter: @HeyHayleyMusic / https://twitter.com/HeyHayleyMusic 
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hayley-fahey 

Hayley Fahey
Hayley Fahey guitar

INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT

Brian:    On DC Music Rocks we're shining a spotlight on the great songs, artists, and incredible people behind the DC regions local music scene. Hayley Fahey is singer song writer from Washington DC and you said Rockville specifically, right?

Hayley Fahey:    Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Brian:    And what sets her apart, in addition to her writing and voice, are her live stage performances and the presence she has. Exuding energy, confidence, and love for the music. When Hayley is on stage she's home. I've actually seen this in action several times including when she performed at last years DC Music Rocks festival at the nine thirty club, which was incredible and she was right at home, its really true, when she was up there. Her writing and sound are versatile and inspiring. From her indie folk vibe, to the catchy, pop hooks like “mine” that you just heard, that get stuck in your head. Which happened to me this week, definitely stuck in my head. She performs both solo and with her band and she's recorded two full length albums and this is the second one that's coming out Saturday, April 28th called “Out There”

 Hayley, thanks for being here.

Hayley Fahey:    Thanks for having me.

Brian:    Such a treat to have you here and get to share cause I, selfishly I know all about you because I've been a fan for a while and you performed at the festival but for those folks listening who don't know you, it's a treat to actually get to share you with them now, because this is such a treat. So, describe yourself. What would you say is, well what's special about this album coming out? What is it for you?

Hayley Fahey:    Its different because its, it shows a different side of my music. Shows me with the full band and the songs have a lot of variation in them and emotion. There's some songs like “Mine” that are super fun, super upbeat and really happy, and then there's other songs on the album like "Dry Ice" or "Your Name” or “From Dusk till Dawn” that are a little bit darker and it kinda shows a different side of the music.

Brian:    There it is. Where do you, where does it come from, these things? Are these personal experiences, do you read it in books and get inspired? Where do the songs come from on this album?

Hayley Fahey:    On this album I'd say a lot of it is personal experience and also just experiences of even people around me that are close to me that I've seen having life experiences and I write things about them.

Brian:    Wow. Its kind of cool to hear that to because that's, I feel like that where a lot of artists get their inspiration and at the same time its really fun to then hear that transformed into the songs like you've done this album. Its such a treat.

 Now talk about your earliest memory with music. What comes to mind?

Hayley Fahey:    Earliest memory with music. I remember I would sing and have little performances for my family at family gatherings. Whenever there was a chance I would be up there singing my heart away.

Brian:    And how old were you? How old are we talking when you say that?

Hayley Fahey:    I remember being four years old, gathering my cousins to listen.

Brian:    What were you singing? Was it certain songs that you knew the words to, or what was it?

Hayley Fahey:    Yeah, my dad was a big music lover. Both of my parents were big music lovers, but he taught me one of the songs that was one of my favorites he would sing to me was “My Girl.” I loved to sing that.

Brian:    Oh my god, that's so cliché and so good at the same time. Shout out to your dad, I love it.

Hayley Fahey:    Hey dad!

Brian:    I love it. I love it. And so, now what about your first memory performing? Is it that same thing, at family gatherings? Or what's actually performing for someone other than your family, what's the first memory that comes to mind?

Hayley Fahey:    I remember singing in church choir. I was always in choir growing up.

Brian:    Now this is also, its been Rockville the whole time?

Hayley Fahey:    Yeah. Rockville, Derwood, pretty much my whole life. I went to University of Maryland so I lived in College Park for a while.

Brian:    Oh wow, so it really has been Maryland pretty much the whole time.

Hayley Fahey:    Yeah its been Maryland. Maryland girl.

Brian:    Oh I love it. God, that's amazing. So outside of music then, what are your hobbies? Or on the personal side how do you also spend your time, besides music?

Hayley Fahey:    I love spending time with my friends.

Brian:    Which by the way if you follow her on Instagram, she generally has at least a couple of adorable photos with friends at some point, absolutely.

Hayley Fahey:    Generally yes, I do post them. We like to go for walks, go out to see other live DC music. I like to go to the gym, like to spend time with my boyfriend, shout out Daniel.

Brian:    Yup, alright got it. Friends and gym.

Hayley Fahey:    All that kind of good stuff.

Brian:    And as far as the arts go is music kind of your main thing? Sometimes other artists also like paint or write poetry, or some other things. Is music your main, or are there other arts for you?

Hayley Fahey:    That's a good question. Music is my main art, but I do have another side passion, artistic passion, and that's video.

Brian:    Really?

Hayley Fahey:    Yes.

Brian:    Talk about that a little bit.

Hayley Fahey:    I shoot my own music videos, and edit my music videos usually. Or sometimes I get other people to shoot them cause its hard to take videos of myself.

Brian:    Obviously, selfie videos are just not quite as flattering somehow.

Hayley Fahey:    Yeah, I'll have my friends hold the camera or hire pretty good, a local videographer too. I also do videos for other artists, I have a company called DC music and video and I do video for different artists.

Brian:    That's cool. Now, music’s full time, and how long ago did that come along, with the video editing? Cause music’s been the whole time, so how long has the music video thing been happening?

Hayley Fahey:    I've been editing videos since middle school. I went to a middle school for media production at the same time that I was really finding out that I loved music so, so much, this is kind of what I wanted to do. I was also finding out wow I love video too, so kind of at the same time.

Brian:    Wow, okay. So its been video too. That said then you certainly should check out Hayley’s YouTube channel and checkout some of her music videos because they are, I remember sharing the news about, I think it was called “Fire”, did you have a single called “Fire?”

Hayley Fahey:    I did have a single called “Fire”, yes.

Brian:    There's a music video that came out with that one that was a lot of fun, sort of out in the woods, playing around with the wood friends.

Hayley Fahey:    And fire

Brian:    And fire, of course, lots of fire. Oh I love it. So what about, talk about your funniest moment that comes to mind on stage, performing?

Hayley Fahey:    Oh my gosh. Well there have been a lot of great moments with the band, I have to say.

Brian:    Oh do share. When you say a lot of great moments, that's like such a tease. Don't tease us now, come on.

Hayley Fahey:    Oh man. The one that I can think of was one time, there's always talk about you know, band drama, there's band relationships, this and that, but Isaac and I, Isaac is my bass player, have gotten teased so much. He's my good friend, I just remember one time we were playing a gig out in Fredrick at The Blue Side and this woman was like shouting from off the stage, like "Why don't you just make a move already" and all this stuff. We couldn't even get through the song, everyone on stage, we were all laughing so much.

Brian:    Oh my god. And there is nothing between you and the bass player then?

Hayley Fahey:    No, no I have another relationship, you know, he has other relationship and this and that but it was just..

Brian:    Wow. Actually while were talking about that, how did the band come together then? Has it always been this group, or how long has it been the group that it is now that recorded this?

Hayley Fahey:    This group was my first band.

Brian:    Awesome. So like ever since you started in I guess, high school, or college too?

Hayley Fahey:    Yeah. I started, I gathered the band two years ago at the end of college was when I started playing with the full band.

Brian:    Wow, and its been two years, still together?

Hayley Fahey:    Still together. And we came together, we actually all are from Derwood, or live in Derwood.

Brian:    No way! Now if they don't know where Derwood is, where is Derwood? And the proper pronunciation, is Derwood?

Hayley Fahey:    It is Derwood, it's a little town that people generally say is Rockville, but its actually Derwood.

Brian:    Got it, okay.

Hayley Fahey:    And its kind of near Gaithersburg, or Rockville in Maryland, but it is its own place.

Brian:    its own place that's in between Rockville

Hayley Fahey:    In between the better known cities, its agriculturally zoned, it is its own little place.

Brian:    Oh so like farming?

Hayley Fahey:    I guess so, and its known for the Out of the Way Café.

Brian:    Right. Oh I've seen you play shows there sometimes. Yeah, absolutely. Did I read somewhere, you might have shared that at some point that that was one of your first gigs, was at the Out of the Way Café?

Hayley Fahey:    It was, it absolutely was, yeah.

Brian:    Do you remember what you performed at that first gig?

Hayley Fahey:    Yes, I do. I remember my uncle Pat was here, he's actually gonna be a special guest at the c.d. release party. You heard it here first.

Brian:    Uncle Pat, shout out. There he is, alright.

Hayley Fahey:    He's a mandolin player and he's coming in from California to be a little surprise guest, but I remember playing "Georgia"

Brian:    Oh my goodness, going to the classics, love it. Alright now, what's one thing in your music collection that might surprise us?

Hayley Fahey:    I have several Stevie Wonder albums.

Brian:    Really?

Hayley Fahey:    Yes, I also loved the Dixie Chicks growing up. Listened to a lot of Dixie Chicks, and a lot of Otis Redding.

Brian:    Really?

Hayley Fahey:    I remember singing a lot of Otis Redding and a lot of Stevie Wonder. At musical theater camp everyone would do a talent and they would usually all sing Broadway songs and I would go up there and sing an Otis Redding or a Stevie Wonder song,

Brian:    Oh my god, that's amazing. What song are you thinking of when you say that? Was there one that was like, if I'm gonna do it, this is my default?

Hayley Fahey:    I definitely remember “try a little tenderness”

Brian:    Alright, so if you're listening and you don't know what that is, go on YouTube or whatever your music setting is and check out "try a little tenderness" and see what she's talking about. That's funny, and if there's video somewhere and I ever find it I promise to share it with you. But there isn't that I'm aware of so we won't call her out on that just yet. Now tell a story about one time you tried and failed.

Hayley Fahey:    Okay, I will.

Brian:    Okay, tell us. I'm sitting, I'm ready. Sock it to me.

Hayley Fahey:    There's been many times that I auditioned for things, didn't get in kind of thing. Tried and failed. I assume you're talking about music, tried and failed thing.

Brian:    In general, I mean obviously that would be the one that seems relevant to you, so yeah talk about that.

Hayley Fahey:    This is true. So several times I have auditioned for American Idol, or the Voice a couple of times and I just remember one time specially I went in, I got a call back, like one of those executive producer call backs. They found me somewhere and they said “can you come in for a private audition?” And I came in for the audition and I sang twenty seconds of my song and they were like "thank you sweetie, but it's a no from us.” And then I left, and I drove back home. I was out in, I think I was in Philadelphia for that.

Brian:    Wow, and what were you saying to yourself when you were on the way home after that?

Hayley Fahey:    I was so upset. I was like “there's nothing more for me in music.”

Brian:    Oh it was one of those questioning your whole life stories

Hayley Fahey:    Nineteen year old me

Brian:    "What am I doing? Why am I doing this?” Oh god, and then what happened? You picked yourself up or you, what happened after that? Cause you're still here, and you're still singing.

Hayley Fahey:    I'm trying, I'm still going

Brian:    Well there's a lot of people that think that you're doing a lot more than trying, they think you're succeeding.

Hayley Fahey:    Well thank you

Brian:    For sure, and if that song that just played is any indication, I think you're succeeding too. So I'm glad that the American Idol judges didn't knock you off your track here. So now my favorite question to ask is if you could offer one piece of advice, what would it be?

Hayley Fahey:    Biggest piece of advice is, follow your heart. I know that's so cliché, but..

Brian:    Yeah, say more about what that means.

Hayley Fahey:    I'm a music teacher, and I teach all sorts of kids

Brian:    What kind of music teacher, when you say that?

Hayley Fahey:    I teach piano, guitar, voice lessons

Brian:    So like, private lessons and stuff?

Hayley Fahey:    Private lessons generally, private lessons and I'll go to peoples houses. I've taught at studios before and one of the biggest things I try to teach my students is confidence in yourself, and I think that's something we all work on and that were all constantly learning and were all constantly evolving. But just confidence in yourself and following your dreams to the best of your ability. That's what I would say.

Brian:    Absolutely, great advice. Especially with music and with your passions outside of work. I feel like a lot of people listening might have those nine to five, Monday to Friday jobs, I mean gosh knows I do too, but at the same time you kind of gotta follow your heart and do the things that make you feel alive. I love that advice. Now and one last thing for those people who wanna find out more, follow you, find out what you're doing, where do they go?

Hayley Fahey:    They can go to hayleyfahey.com. Hayley with two y's. H-a-y-l-e-y.

Brian:    Yes, the spelling. Let's reiterate that. Its H-a-y-l-e-y. And Fahey is..

Hayley Fahey:    F as in frank, a-h-e-y.com

Brian:    So there's a lot of a's and y's, but its hayleyfahey. And its F-a-h-e-y. HayleyFahey.com.

 And is there a social media you tend to gravitate toward more than the others? Or you use them all, I'm assuming?

Hayley Fahey:    I use them all. I love Instagram, @hayleynotes

Brian:    Got it.

3/6/18 - Some of Brian's All Time Favorite Jams - All Music Episode

We're on Spring Break here at DC Music Rocks.  Brian's put together an episode of some of his favorite tracks which he'll be jamming out to during this vacation, we wanted to share them with you too!  Turn it up for this one!  

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MUSIC

  1. Be Your Baby, by Katie Hargrove (Pop)

  2. WDYG (Where Did You Go), by All The Best Kids (Hip Hop/Pop)

  3. Vapor, by Black Dog Prowl (Hard Rock)

  4. The Remedy, by Dr. Badlove & The Remedies (Hip Hop)

  5. Simple Reunion, by The Jones (Hard Rock)

  6. Pa Ra Ra, by Aztec Sun (Funk)

  7. Send Me, by Stone Driver (Hard Rock)

  8. Mrs. Piano, by Kenny Sway (R&B)

  9. The West Texas Blues, by Fellowcraft (Rock)

  10. Gotta Have Your Love, by Area 301 (Hip Hop)

  11. Annabelle, by Carter Lou & The Project (Rock)

  12. Red Flag, by Cassie Urbany (Rock)

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MARCH 14, 2017 - All-Music Episode

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MUSIC

  1. Color to Your Gray by Albino Rhino (Funk/Rock)
  2. Folks on Medicine by Wanted Man (Rock/Blues)
  3. Bayhouse by Wylder (Indie/Indie Folk)
  4. Stand Alone by Native Deen (Hip Hop/R&B)
  5. Planes by Bells and Hunters (Rock/Blues Rock)
  6. Do you Know What Time It Is? by Rare Essence (R&B/GoGo)
  7. LTLA by Fellowcraft (Hard Rock/Blues Rock)
  8. Cumbia by Empresarios (Latin/Rap)
  9. Drunk On a Sunday by Cruzie Beaux (Rock/Post-Funk)
  10. Black Cat by Lionize (Rock/Blues Rock)
  11. The Margins by Shooting Down Asteroids (Hard Rock/Indie Rock)
  12. Travelling Minus Zero by Lisa Said (Folk/Rock)

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September 27, 2016 - Special Guest: JR MacDonald

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MUSIC

  1. Exnations - Found You (Pop/Alternative)
  2. The Pocket - Lila Rose (Reggae/Rock)
  3. Fellowcraft - Glass House (Hard Rock/Blues)
  4. Clutch - D.C. Sound Attack! (Hard Rock)
  5. Hundredth Nomad - Dosed (Hard Rock/Grunge Rock)
  6. Laura Tsaggaris - Dig (Rock/Americana)
  7. The Duskwhales - Lavander Ladies (Indie/Pop)
  8. Intro/Outro music by Fellowcraft (Hard Rock/Blues)

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JR Macdonald

Video - Bio - Photos - Transcript

BIO  

JR MacDonald is the Guitarist and Frontman for Fellowcraft, an original Rock and Roll band from Washington DC. He started playing guitar at age 17, and wrote his first song in a matter of months. He's a veteran of the US Air Force, and spent 13 months overseas while enlisted. He has been an active fixture in the DC Music Community for over two years. JR has been featured as part of Fellowcraft on numerous worldwide podcasts, Television, and Radio. He has never put milk in his coffee; he favors simplicity. 

LINKS: FELLOWCRAFT PRESS KIT / FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE

JR Macdonald Live on DC Music Rocks

Interview Transcript

Interviewer:  Tell us about J.R.? Then tell us about J.R. and Fellowcraft?

J.R.:  Well, J.R. is short for Jon Ryan, I have been a musician since I was about 17 years old. My mother was a singer/songwriter and a worship director, she used to do worship music. Still does. She has been playing guitar as long as I can remember. She taught me how to play at a very young age when my brother was taking lessons and decided he wanted to move over to the bass guitar, so I picked up his acoustic, I still own it, and I started playing. My mother taught me a couple of riffs, and she's like, "I'm not going to teach you if you're not going to learn," and I said, "All right, I'm in this, I'm learning." That riff that I learned became a song, that song kind of followed me and that's how it all started. It started by learning a few chords and then picking up from other people what they would teach me.

Interviewer:  Wow, so you brought that and so now J.R. is the front-man for Fellowcraft. What are your roles in the band, how does that part work?

 J.R.:  Being a front-man for band really is just another way of saying lead singer, or at least just the connection to the audience. I think you mentioned earlier, I really do enjoy jumping around and getting wild and crazy on stage because it's really where I draw my energy from. The songs themselves, the band members, like you and Brandon, and then the connection through the music to the crowd itself. You know we've played so many shows, I mean I jump around for the sound-man, you know, so if it's just me and the sound-man-

Interviewer:  This is true, and listeners, he keeps referring to talking about may as well because I am the drummer in Fellowcraft, which is the same band that J.R. is in, so I have my band-mate on today, and that's why we're going to talk about some things sounds like we're talking to each other because we're in the same band because we are. I have seen him jump around for the sound man.

J.R.:  Yeah.

 Interviewer:  You know what? He still does it just for the sound-man. It doesn't change, it's kind of incredible to watch him do his thing. It doesn't matter whether it's for two people or a sold out show at the Black Cat, he's the same crazy performer and it's amazing. J.R., speaking of like jumping around at the Black Cat and stuff what's proudest and or coolest moments that come to mind from your music career so far?

 J.R.:  Two of them specifically, one was our Black Cat show. We played the Black Cat in the summer and we were opening up for an incredibly talented band called Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and I love their music I was really looking forward to opening for them. When we loaded in the back I was bringing all my gear into what I call hallowed ground, the Black Cat is holy ground to a musician in this area. I saw Johnny Graves' sticker right there on the dumpster and I just thought to myself, "Like, I'm walking in the shadow of my heroes," I've looked up to Johnny from the moment I met him. That was really cool. Being backstage and feeling the energy, like Dave Grohl was here, you know.

 The other thing that comes to mind is playing at Rock and Roll Hotel specifically, like as y favorite show I've had but I think one thing stuck out, it was recording at Inner Ear Studios and not just at Inner Ear, but with Don Zientara. I mean, he did Fugazi, he did the Bad Brains, he did the Slicky Boys, I mean this guy is a DC institution, and there we were as a band. Not only in his presence, but under his tutelage in his studio. It was an amazing experience. I walk in the shadow of the heroes I grew up looking up to.

Interviewer:  Really, and it truly was an incredible experience working with Don, I could say. I was definitely an institution ad listeners if you've got questions or thoughts for J.R. you can send them over on Twitter, just tag at DC music rocks. I will get them over to him while he's here on the show. With that I want to hear about, so talk about the biggest lesson that you've learned?

J.R.:  You got to respect the hustle. I mean, as a musician its a hustle. It's hard. It's half business, it's half songwriting. Its a relationship. Every band that I know of, every single one of them, the band-mates are like boyfriends and girlfriends, or boyfriends and boyfriends, or girlfriends and girlfriends. It's wild to see it happen. It's a hustle and it's hard. There's people's feelings, there's people's opinions, and then on top of that you've got all of this marketing that you have to do, image coordination, and let's not forget, your main reason you got into this was because you wanted to make music. In my case like, I wanted to write music, and play music, and perform, so that's one little sliver of it. I would tell any musician that's getting in the game, "Respect the hustle. Be good to those people around you, be polite, be professional, but respect how much work this really is."

Interviewer:  There is certainly a lot that goes into it, and becomes a team effort, that's for sure. The better the team the better it is. Absolutely. Share with you us, how do you find your music? How does that come to you?

J.R.:  Typically I find my music through shoes that I go to, or friends that are into a band and tell me about it. I don't have one place that I go. I'm not a Spotify guy, I'm not a Bandcamp dude. I'll go anywhere if you have an album out, I can find it. I just Google you. You know? As an artist you get to control the direction and medium of where your music goes. If you don't want to put anything on the internet and you just want to sell CD's out of the back of your car, if I've heard your music and like it I'm going to buy a CD out of the back of your car.

 Interviewer:  Right.

 J.R.:  Most of the time, it's shows. Like I go to a show, one of songs that's on listed was a band that I saw at the 9:30 Club, and I'm like, check this band out, going to get their stuff. That's as simple as it is for me. If I like your stuff, I will ask you where I can find it and I'll go get it. I hope other people do the same.

Interviewer:  Definitely. It's a blessing, well fans like you are certainly a blessing because it's just not ... sometimes everybody has their different approaches and I love that about you, man. You do go out, I've seen you go out and get the CD's. With bands that we're playing with, too. I've seen it. All right. One piece of advice? I love to end with this question because I think it appeals to everybody and I love hearing the responses that I get from guests, so for you, what's one piece of advice you have for DC musicians, and one piece of advice you'd offer for DC music fans?

J.R.:  For DC musicians my advice is simple as possible and that is just support the scene. Help bands out. Go to shows that aren't on your bill. Help a band out when they need a guitar, if one breaks. I had a musician who [inaudible 00:06:36] who was on a bill with me at Rock and Roll Hotel and I blew out two strings during a solo and it was going to take me a hot minute to fix it up, we can a plan for it, but he just walked over and just handed it to me. "Here is a guitar, J.R.," I think that's the kind of thing that makes this scene so amazing to me. Support the scene. Go to their shows, help them out when they need it, get on bills when you can, be as professional and polite as possible, but support them.

To fans it's really simple, go see bands play live. It's that easy. I mean, I relish every bit of support I can get. I am so thankful to anyone if you've liked my video online, if you've followed us on Spotify, anything. Anything you do, thank you so much. I won't ask you to do anything beyond that, but if you really want to make a different just pay the cover charge and get in the venue. You can buy merch, you can buy drinks to support the businesses, but that's it, just go to shows.

Interviewer:  I think that's a, going to shows is an interesting thing if you go to shows, please by all means introduce yourself to the band, to the bands and to the musicians because for me, and I know for J.R., it is truly a treat when people after the show, we love to stick around and talk to folks. If you enjoyed the show, or if there's a part of it that you enjoyed, same thing with your comments on the videos. That personal connection is a powerful thing, but go on to that shows, in person.

J.R.:  I would say the same thing to the artists. Be good to your fans, they're the reason that we get do this. You and I don't get to play music in DC for any other reason other than people come out and watch us do it so I want to make sure that every single on of them is taken care of and has a great experience.

Interviewer:  Absolutely. Thank you J.R. for the words of wisdom and for sharing a little bit about you. It's a treat to get to know the man behind the music which is why I love this part of the show in the interviews, it's truly a treat. Then the next part of the show, has to do with bringing great music. One of the things that I challenge all my guest to do is to bring us great music and J.R. has delivered ten-fold on that on. First up for today, J.R. what do you have for us?

J.R.:  This is a song by one of my favorite bands of all time, this is Clutch, with DC Sound Attack.

Interviewer:  Sweet. Thanks guys, you're awesome.

 

The Premier Episode!

July 5th 2016

The world premier episode, and it was a blast!  There isn't an audio recording of this first show, it was only a live radio broadcast and will be fondly remembered by those that were there listening live!  Here's the songs and links to the bands that were featured, definitely a delight to highlight the huge talents featured in that very first show!