Episode 44: Jeff Perales (Mind Mine, Do It For Chico Records, Sunflower Syndicate)
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by Brightwire
4d ago
On this episode, we hooked up with Jeff Perales of Mind Mine, Do It for Chico Records, Sunflower Syndicate, etc to discuss his path to music, his prolific musical career, fun tour stories and much, much more. We knew Jeff from Mind Mine and his previous band The Daphne Three, but were blown away by the breadth of influences, projects and future musical plans he has going on. It left us genuinely intrigued and awestruck. For more information on Jeff and his music projects, find him online at: https://www.mindminetx.com/ - Mind Mine https://www.doitforchicorecords.com/ - Do It For Chico Records ..read more
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Episode 43: Chris Edwards
Music In The Minor League
by Brightwire
1w ago
Chris Edwards, simply put, is a singer-songwriter rooted in the deep Pineywoods of East Texas. With a suitcase full of influences ranging from the old-time folk and country he grew up with (thanks to his grandparents' record collection) to more recent Texas troubadours like Robert Earl Keen into rockier territory like the Old 97's, Chris Edwards' blend of catchy melodies and literate lyrics prove that he is a songwriter, first and foremost, focusing on "just writing good songs." We enjoyed getting to sit down and have a conversation with Chris via Zoom. We learned a lot about his music, his ap ..read more
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Episode 42: A Discussion on Touring w/ Brightwire
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by Brightwire
1w ago
A couple of weeks ago, folks started posting an article from The Guardian about the difficulties of touring for mid-level and lower-level indie bands. It covered how much money folks can LOSE while out on tour and how the bands are coping with it. It also covers venue difficulties, etc. The situation definitely parallels what is happening in the United States. While not being experts on the situation, we have toured rather extensively in our time as a band, as well as our time in other bands. So, we all read the article and had a discussion on the difficulties of touring, the costs, how we do ..read more
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Episode 41: Bart Roberts (Sweet Spot Audio and Records)
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by Brightwire
1w ago
Today we are joined by Bart Roberts, who, as he says, is the Chief Vinyl Officer at Sweet Spot Audio and Records in Webster, TX. Bart came from a background in network television and dove right into another dying industry: physical media! We're joking, of course. Vinyl sales have continually grown over the recent years as people look for something tangible for their musical needs. Plus, variants of releases get the collectors excited to gather each version of selected releases. One of the really important things for independent artists is finding ways to get your music out, be it Bandcamp, onl ..read more
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Episode 40: Jeff Appleby (Pretty OK BBQ, Two Sheet Smokers)
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by Brightwire
1w ago
This week, we have reached the milestone of 40 episodes and to celebrate, we brought in our friend, Jeff Appleby, to discuss how we can use music to discuss how music an be used to serve your community and the common good. While Jeff is not a musician, he what we'd call a "Scene Leader". He puts on shows, connects bands with one another and has his finger on the pulse of everything going down on the southside of Houston. Each year, he throws a huge birthday party at Ronnie's Hog Heaven and, for the past four years, has used it to raise money for Texas EquuSearch. We've played it every year he ..read more
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Episode 39: Katherine Paterson (very good friends, Doggerland)
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by Brightwire
1w ago
Katherine Paterson is a singer/songwriter based in McKinney, TX. She writes indie-folk music to keep you company. Her debut album, Wake, is available on all streaming platforms. Paterson started writing songs as gifts. She wrote one of her first songs from the journal entries of a cross-country road trip with a friend. Out of this song grew a passion for writing songs for far-flung companions. This transformed into writing songs as companions for all kinds of life moments. After moving to Dallas in 2020, Paterson began performing solo and with her bands Doggerland and very good frien ..read more
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Episode 38: Stefan Prigmore
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by Brightwire
1w ago
We could try to introduce Stefan Prigmore to you, but we think his description on his own website works best. Usually words from the source do that. Stefan says, "I make music because it helps me to process difficult and complex ideas, in a way that others also understand and can relate to. There’s a catharsis that happens when I see my understanding reflected back in another person when they hear one of my songs, that gives us both some comfort. It also helps me to lift up the beauty I see in this world, and has become a lens for seeing and understanding the world and my feelings. It generall ..read more
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Episode 37: Here, But Gone and Album Art Countdown with Daniel Torres
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by Brightwire
1w ago
Our new album Here, But Gone heads out into the world this Friday (March 8th), so we sat down with Daniel Torres. Dan created the artwork for the album and named of the album. This episode sees us discussing the pitfalls of getting your album pressed, artwork creation and a countdown of album cover art that led to us checking out an album. We hope you enjoy the conversation and countdown. We sure had a lot of fun making this episode. Be sure to follow Dan on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/ninedt ..read more
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Episode 36: Micah Schabel (Two Cow Garage, Solo Artist, Author)
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by Brightwire
1w ago
On this week's episode, we are joined by Micah Schnabel! Micah started his musical career with the band Two Cow Garage, which is still performing after over 20 years as a band. He's a guitarist in Call Me Rita. And, he's a rather prolific solo artist with numerous releases under his belt and a new one on the way. When he's not making music, he's writing books. His second novel, The Clown Watches the Clock, was released earlier this year and is currently on sale via his Bandcamp and other retailers. We were grateful to sit down with Micah to discuss his path in music, songwriting, creating nove ..read more
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Episode 35: Vanessa Jean Speckman (Call Me Rita)
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by Brightwire
1w ago
Welcome to Episode 35 of Music in the Minor League! This week we are joined by the artist, poet and musician: Vanessa Jean Speckman. She has created zines, her clothing been seen on musicians of all genres, she's created album covers for numerous bands and puts on thunderous performances with her band, Call Me Rita. We have been huge fans of Vanessa for many years and were grateful to sit down for a conversation about what made her fall in love with music, how the messy world of today drives her creative endeavors and just life in general. Keep up with Vanessa online at: https://www.facebook.c ..read more
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