Blue Collar Songwriting is excited to feature acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Harrod on our podcast. Jason has been winning over fans and music critics alike with his thoughtful, folksy musings and perfectly crafted tunes. His songs cover everything from love to faith and plenty more. BCS recently chatted with Jason about his long, fulfilling career as a songwriter and performer, the ups and downs of the always-changing music industry, pros and cons of streaming, and more. Be sure to check out his website(s) via the links below photo. Download this episode (right click and save) Download/Listen via iTunes
Dale Wicks is a songwriter’s songwriter. Though he makes music with wide appeal for listeners, he also pens the kind of lyrics and melodies that songwriters of all varieties and genres are envious of. With a sound that blends alt-country, folk, and rock, Dale is winning over fans,critics, and colleagues with his music. He sat down with BCS to discuss his own musical history, views on songwriting, and even some thoughts on the current music industry. Be sure to check out him out at: www.dalewicks.com
Brad Kik is co-director of ISLAND: Institute for Sustainable Living, Art and Natural Design. He and his wife Amanda have led the organization for the past several years, along with its many volunteers and supporters. As their website states:
ISLAND is a non-profit arts and ecology center dedicated to connecting people with nature, art and community. ISLAND helps people become native to place by:
supporting artists — visionaries, conceptual explorers and compelling communicators — with dedicated time, space and resources to create new work;
restoring the old and developing the new skills and traditions of community self-reliance;
creating and sharing a broad collection of tools for ecological living.
On this episode, we speak with Brad about the organization, along with its history, goals, programs and upcoming projects.