singer songwriter

Episode 8: Chuck Hawthorne

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Chuck Hawthorne is a singer and songwriter from Texas whose outstanding record Fire Out of Stone will be released on July 26th. Chuck and I caught up by phone as he began a recent tour. We talk about his excellent new record, the brilliance of Guy Clark, the ending of Game of Thrones, and so much more.

The song used in this episode is “New Lost Generation” from the forthcoming album Fire Out of Stone

Episode 7: Rod Picott

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Rod Picott has long been one of the great songwriters of his generation. His bonafides are well established, but his new record cements him as something different. It is the best of an impressive catalog and there are a few clear reasons for that. Rod and I talk about the new album Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil, his excellent book of short stories, and the creative process in general. Rod Picott is a class act and an incredible writer. Give this conversation a listen, then head over to rodpicott.com and get his new record.

The song used in this episode is “A Beautiful Light” from Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil which will be released on July 19, 2019.


Episode 6: Meghan Hayes

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Meghan Hayes is an outstanding songwriter based in East Nashville who recently released one of our favorite records of 2019. “Seen Enough Leavers” is a gorgeous record completed in the wake of a very difficult life transition. Meghan graciously agreed to sit down with The Marinade and talk about the making of the record, mental health awareness, the magic of music, and so much more.

Episode 4: Amy McCarley

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Amy McCarley splashes into The Marinade! Amy is a singer, songwriter, guitar player, and all around bad ass who has just released a wonderful record called MECO. We talk about the process that led to MECO’s creation, how Amy gave up her job as a NASA contractor to pursue music full time, and why Jason Earle needs to tighten up and finally play an open mic!