dHarmic Evolution

dHarmic Evolution Podcast

Master Story Teller James Kevin O'Connor describes his vision for dHarmic Evolution, and shares a few short stories about the who and why of your host.......the very genesis of "who you are"

DE218 Eugene Foley, Entertainment Super Agent shares his musical wisdom for all creatives!
Quotes from Gene:  On work Ethic: “Yes there is no question as I am looking around the office at the Gold Records and Grammy awards on the walls here,  every single one of these people is workaholics, just like I am, they are not just talent waiting for the phone to ring”.  Counseling Artists: “I spend a lot of my day with people doing consulting work with people who know they have talent, their willingness to invest in themselves and work hard but before they take those steps they want to sit down and tal...

DE217 Ivy Alex, a unique and very special Singer/Songwriter
Featured Song’s: Lust The Dark Side Waterfalls Soon to be released EP titled “Fool for Love” Pianist, singer-songstress and Berklee Alumni Ivy Alex is paving a new path for music with her mixed styles of jazz, classical, neo-soul, and pop. The gypsy pianist, singer, composer and producer writes on subjects of love, loss, heartbreak, and inner wisdom. Angelic, grooving melodies paired with dynamic, emotional storytelling~ With over 100 songs in her prolific catalog, IVY is set to release her debut EP this ...

DE216 Chris Eves and The New Normal in the Jam Band Spotlight!
In this episode of DE216, James meets with Chris Eves, Author and leader of the Rock Jam Band Chris Eves and the New Normal. James and Chris get into some cool discussions about creating music, life on the road, bad food! Old guitars and vintage amplifiers. Peach Fest, Taco Bell, Alternate Tuning, Tony Markellis and where to find the good food! Olive the cat, and of course Jessica’s Eyes. It’s all here in this weeks episode of the dHarmic Evolution!  Featured Songs:  - Green and Blue  - Walking on a Wire - ...


DE215 Depression Fighters For You
In this episode of DE215, The show opens with the track mix of “Speak To Me” this was written about two people having an exchange of energy (conversation) with each other, without ever speaking a word to each other. James shares his work in progress, Ebook free download of “Depression fighters for you” that will be available to all as a free download, it’s a valuable tool to keep with you on your phone and will allow you to access it anytime that nasty depressed state sneaks up on you! He also reaches out t...

DE214 English Bob and Peter Griffin, Sword fighting in the Studio!
In this episode of DE214, The show opens with the track mix of “Gratitude” this is a unique mix and features a nice complement between James’ clean Stratocaster tone, and James Mitchell’s heavier rocked out Les Paul sound, especially in the beginning of the track. It has a very “Petty esque” tone that is luscious to the senses. In this episode of DE214, The show opens with the track mix of “Gratitude” this is a unique mix and features a nice complement between James’ clean Stratocaster tone, and James Mitc...

DE213 Good Friday, It Is Finished!
On the road, this week having meetings with friends, business associates, going to Richmond Va, then to Sarasota Fla, then Saint Petersburg, then Tampa, then off to Nashville for 3 days, then to Moorhead Kentucky, then back to NJ. This was not a relaxing trip as I did too many miles in the car. However it would not make sense to fly to these destinations, as there would be too many airline and car rental connections in such a short amount of time, so I opted to meditate on a long car journey, it will most l...


DE212 “Flyin” How Does It Feel To Have Wind Under Your Wings?
Quotes from James in this episode: “The feeling of euphoria and emancipation in your own personal life, whatever that is, it could be the end of a relationship, a situation, and/or it could be the beginning of something brand new, they are usually wrapped in the same package. As one ends, a new journey begins.” “Facing the unknown, not knowing exactly where I am going and when, and just letting God lead me to where he wants me next. I find this very exciting in some ways. You do however need to have tremen...

DE211 “Eritrean Eyes”, Peace and Prosperity On The Red Sea!
Have you ever been in terrifying fear for your life? This episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast is James’ song “Eritrean Eyes”, inspired by a friend of James’. For the purposes of this episode, James will refer to his friend as Martha. James gives a brief background on the country of Eritrea, located in the Horn of Africa between Sudan and Ethiopia and bordering the Red Sea. From the 1980s until 2000, Eritrea was at war or at the brink of war with Ethiopia, and times for Martha and her family were quite...

DE210 Are You Victorious? It Is There For You!
Have you thought about your everlasting life, the one that is Eternity? There is not one thing that you own that you will take with you when you go, including your body. Have you embraced what has been offered to you? Let’s dig in and find out.  Reprinted from the Blog of Harold Herring:  Have you watched a television series where the star of the show is seemingly always in eminent peril? No matter how real the scene feel. . .you can know for sure. . .that the creator and writers of the television show will...


DE209 Last days with Mom, an Irish Exit, Amen
Righteousness and what it means, the quality of being morally right or justifiable, Bravery is the right hand of Righteousness.  It was 1963, I was 8 years old and in the car with my Mom, we had just turned onto Swain place off of Northfield Avenue in West Orange, like we had done a hundred times before over the last 8 years. I was in the front seat, we were almost at Ma and Pops house my mom parents, my grandparents.  As we turned off of Rollinson street onto Swain place something changed, as we got down t...

DE208 English Bob, Peter Griffin, London Bridge, Uber, and Life as a Cartoon!
You are in for a real treat during this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast. James Kevin is joined by his good friend English Bob and special guest Peter Griffin from Family Guy. You may recall that Jacked Up Jimmy is on a bowling team with Peter Griffin, who is a fan of James Kevin’s music and podcast, so he stopped by the show. During the course of the conversation, English Bob revealed that he has never been to London because of the terrifying thought that London Bridge has fallen down or will fall...

DE207 Jacked up Jimmy, the IBEW, Dancers, Sex, and Peter Griffin from Family Guy!
You are in for a treat during this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast as James Kevin is joined by his good buddy Jacked Up Jimmy. It is never a dull moment with Jacked Up, who is a business agent for the IBEW electrical union with quite a colorful life, though it seems completely normal to him. The first indication that James Kevin was in for an interesting interview with Jacked Up was his mode of transportation. Clancy Wagonblast loaned Jacked Up his “car” while Jacked Up was getting his snow tires p...


DE206 Jesus Teaches, and the Geography of your Soul
Welcome to Episode 206 of the dHarmic Evolution podcast! On this episode, James takes listeners through his background and history with organized religion and how his spiritual journey has brought him to be a follower of Jesus. James attended parochial school until about 6th grade, and while he didn’t have any experiences as traumatic as some in terms of abuse, he felt that the way religion was presented in the Catholic Church was not conducive to him wanting to remain faithful to the Catholic Church. Ultim...

DE205 English Bob tells us how it feels, "Like I’m Home"
On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, James discusses the ideas that inspired his song “Like I’m Home” on the recent “Gratitude” album and he is joined by English Bob later in the show.  James asks listeners the question “Where do you feel completely at home?” and encourages them to think about the structure, mindset, person, or physical location that makes them feel at home, secure and treated with dignity and respect. James feels most at home in his spiritual walk with Jesus and tries not to g...

DE204 Meeting before the Meeting | A Skype with English Bob & Jacked up Jimmy
The topic of this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast is meetings in corporate America. James shares his own experiences in meetings that seem to have no purpose except wasting time and money. Too often, James says that people abide by the “when in doubt, call a meeting” philosophy, but when you are paying people to stop their normal work in order to attend a pointless meeting that could have been an email, the system is broken. James mentions Jeff Haden, a writer, and editor of Inc. Magazine, who has ...


DE203 English Bob stops by for a visit to tell tall tales from Lower Ipswitch in England!
On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, James is joined by the infamous English Bob, a friend of the equally-infamous Jacked Up Jimmy from a few episodes ago. English Bob transports listeners into the unparalleled and quirky world of Lower Ipswich much like Lewis Carroll introduced the world to Wonderland. English Bob’s mastery of the English language will somehow simultaneously be crystal clear and make you scratch your head in confusion. But regardless of your comprehension of his tall tales, yo...

DE202 “Speak to Me” whom, or what speaks to you?
“Speak to Me” its the subject of today's discussion, have you ever found yourself unconsciously repeating phrases, statements, using language that is not yours? Have you suddenly awoken after the words left your mouth and said to yourself, where the hell did that come from? that’s not me. I want to get into all of that on today's show and question why do we (the huddled masses) impersonate each other constantly, and most of us do it in a way that we are not even aware of? What about the unconscious repetiti...

DE201 Family of Strangers from the Album “1989” by “KO Electric”
What has happened to the American Family? * Why I wrote “Family of Strangers” what was it all about, released in 1989, but written most likely two years before that, it address’s the weakening fabric of the American Family, how it used to be the core strength of our society, it’s not anymore, lets find out why? * The Changing American Family * European charts, and why certain countries have higher divorce rates than others * Weather, do people stay together in the warmer climates? Because they are happier? ...


DE200 Jacked up Jimmy | In a State of Grace & Union Problems!
We celebrate episode #200 on the dHarmic Evolution today with an old friend, “Jacked up Jimmy” he comes to the interview in classic Jacked up Style loud and boisterous as ever. But he left the interview in such a sweat that he jumped into some strangers Hot Mustang and sped off to take care of his Union problem!                                          On the show, he explains to James Kevin about his troubles with the Union, men showing up without their workboots, and no hard hats. Member of the Elks Club ...

DE199 Oliver Sean | International dHarmic Star Rising
Meet Oliver Sean! Biography: MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee (Best Worldwide Act) & Vh1 Top 10 artist Oliver Sean's music can best be described as 'Feel Good Acoustic Rock with Soul'. The Singer/Songwriter thrived in the Goa, Dubai and the UK cultures as they acted as the backdrop to his youth, and the inspiration for his music. His discography with W.O.A. Entertainment began in 1999 with his single ‘There She Is Again’. Oliver Sean's media clippings have formed a career of their own. Since his career was l...

DE198 Storyteller Series | Peace and Love, Another Woodstock?
Max Yasgur allowed his dairy farm to play host to 400,000 music fans at The Iconic Woodstock Music and Art Fair held at Bethel NY August 15, 1969. Ha! It was never in Woodstock! What was supposed to be 50,000 people attending, turned into more than 400,000! My response to Woodstock many years later is a song called Peace and Love that reflected the times, the social temperament, the Vietnam war, the draft, the dead, and the courage of our young people that had risen peacefully to say “no more”, and, “hell n...


DE197 Storyteller Series | Bless You
The 8 Beatitudes, what are they, and what do they do for you? Why is the Sea of Galilee called a Sea? And why is it drying up? Investigate the 8 Beatitudes and discover how they can inspire your life! THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS "Blessed are the poor in spirit,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are they who mourn,  for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the meek,  for they shall inherit the earth.  Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,  for they shall be satisfied.  Ble...

DE196 Nancy Harms | “She” the new project, when Jazz Meets Contemporary, Magic Happens!
Possessing a voice filled with delicious subtleties and striking authenticity, Nancy Harms has been declared “an original” with “a truly special voice and style” by DOWNBEAT magazine. Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal stated that “she engages the listener by seeming to put her whole soul completely forward…after hearing her just once, you’ll never want to let her go.” Audiences all over the world keep coming back again and again to hear this rising-star, international jazz vocalist cast her spell an...

DE195 Storyteller Series | ''I’m Afraid'' (Hear the Fear in This Song)
What does fear sound like? Listen to the song “I’m Afraid” at the end of this podcast. High School upperclassman trying to show off selling his car, James was a prospect, but after he tried to be Dale Earnhardt Sr. or Richard Petty, Nascar champ, it did not work, the car crashed and no sale that day. James was showing off his 17-year-old fabulous motorcycle skills by crashing his brand new Motorcycle into a parking lot crater while flying over the handlebars. Broken wrist, cuts, bruises, Humiliated, and bru...


DE194 Tom Nelson | Driving The Band Heathcote Hill To New Heights
Quotes from Tom: “It was a personal test to see if I had any skill as a songwriter, I just wanted to give it a try and see what happened, friends were so helpful and it just became a labor of love, and people like the songs and they like the music, so it’s been great.” “People ask me if my songs are personal, or documentaries or portraits, every song is its own thing, it becomes its own thing, like a child the minute it leaves you, you have to kind of follow your song and find out what it's trying to be.” “...

DE193 Brian Sheil | From Ireland, preparing to lead the new Entertainment Industry
Brian Sheil, a talented and determined music producer from Ireland has been to Los Angeles many times in search of the right place for him, has been offered 3 jobs, but still needs a sponsor to make it happen with current US/Ireland Immigration laws.  Brian produced the vocals on Derek Ryan’s latest album, it went to #3 in overall iTunes official charts, and also produced Paul Skelton’s #1 Album, “Goosebumps II” which went to #1 in Irish iTunes dance chart and #3 in UK iTunes Dance Chart.  Brian is also pro...

DE192 Storyteller Series | Beat the Piñata, Tools to battle the pain of Abuse!
“Beat the Piñata” is all about suffering abuse and rising above it. Pick up some tools to use to help you through days of suffering depression and reliving some of the horrors that you went through. Attracting abused people into your life without knowing it, how does this happen? Abuse Tracker, online tracking blog about some of the Catholic Church firestorm of priests that have violated the trust of children. So many of us know someone that has suffered some kind of emotional, physical, or physiological ab...


DE191 Jena Harris | Walking with Jesus, saving a potential suicide victim, and walking with Love in her heart
This was a fabulous interview with Jena, who takes us on a journey that encompasses, her walk with the Lord, Soul Sister Connections, On walking with Jesus: “It’s important to have that intimate relationship with God, not defined by how our conditioned state of the way that we live in our world tells us what that should look like.”                                         “My Mom and I are the same it that we honor a person in their belief system, and their walk with God and how they interpret it.” “I being ...

DE190 Chad Hollister | A singer/songwriter who wears the colors of kindness, compassion, and graciousness, with a heart full of great songs to share with you!
When did you create the Chad Hollister sound and who was it that got into your mind and soul to formulate who you are? Drums are my roots, so in 2nd grade, I convinced my teacher to let me bring in my drum kit so that I could play, so I played to Kiss’s Rock n Rollover, from then when I went to Middle school, and I did the same there. Favorite Artists: Stewart Copeland and the Police were my roots, as well as Paul Simon, and Bob Marley. Riley Odelia had a song, so Bodi needed a song, and he got one! “As a s...

DE189 Teresa Joy Haggerty | Perhaps the most creative dHarmic Star yet! “Trees of Joy” shares her creative wealth with the World!
We are delighted to be joined by singer, songwriter, poet, author, and voiceover artist Teresa Joy Haggerty. She is the author and creator of Tjoy creations. Today, she is going to share with us her story on how her journey began and how her experience has been ever since. You write books for children, how did this idea come about?  The idea to write this book came to me and not from me. I was about to go to bed one night when the idea to write the book came to me but since I was tired I decided to do it th...


DE193 Brian Sheil | From Ireland, preparing to lead the new Entertainment Industry
Brian Sheil a talented and determined music producer from Ireland has been to Los Angeles many times in search of the right place for him, has been offered 3 jobs, but still needs a sponsor to make it happen with current US/Ireland Immigration laws. Brian produced the vocals on Derek Ryan’s latest album, it went to #3 in overall iTunes official charts, and also produced Paul Skelton’s #1 Album, “Goosebumps II” which went to #1 in Irish iTunes dance chart and #3 in UK iTunes Dance Chart. Brian is also produc...

DE188 Raspin Stuwart| A fabulous gem of a man who has a unique twist on musical storytelling backed up with a heart ❤️ of gold!
We are delighted to be joined by Raspin Stuwart. He is a singer/songwriter/song stylist who was the once the opening musical performer for author Maryanne Williamson. Named a music guru by his listeners, Raspin is known for his famous songs such as Smoke the Hookah and Rumblin and Tumblin. Today, he will share with us how he started his music, what he is currently working on career wise and how his musical journey has been. What was your starting point? I was given a guitar when I was about 14 years and the...

DE187 Ullis Karlsson | Tortured for 25 years, but refused to give up!
On today's show:   “I have always been very sensitive, and I have always had high inner demands for myself.”  “Being sensitive is not always easy, and you have to adapt yourself, to little yourself, and to be flexible in all situations.”  “Everything that you don’t express is stored in your body, we don’t know this, many people don’t know this.”  “I only slept 15 minutes per night, I woke up every night 02:47 the same exact time every night.” “It felt like a horror movie, every night I dreamt that I was mur...


DE186 J Edwards | 4 Hours No Break, The Uncovered Marathon Man!
On today's show: On Gigging:  Bootleggers Inn, “I play there twice a week, if your anywhere between 2nd avenue, or broadway, you can probably hear me out there, and then on Thursdays, we play upstairs, I take my bass player and drummer and we do a little 3 piece.” Nashville Uncovered: “We started doing something that anything we do downtown Nashville we call it “Nashville Uncovered” and that just means that I’m too old and too mean to be playing cover tunes.” “Its the first all original showdown on Broadway...

DE185 Darrah Brustein | Life by Design, not by Default
*Spoiler alert: It starts with doing the inner work to uncover what you want, then builds the right relationships intentionally to support your vision, all the while creating the financial freedom you need to choose how you spend your time. On today's show: “Being an entrepreneur is actually one part environmental in choice, and one part nature, so its sort of a nature/nurture conversation, I was born to work as an entrepreneur even though I didn’t know that word growing up, and it wasn’t something that was...

DE184 Storyteller Series | Rollin on It, Racing with a Peregrine Falcon from the top of El Capitan!
It’s Hurricane Season in the Northeastern part of the United States, and it was appropriate to roll out a song that did not make the cut for the “Gratitude” album, today we are featuring “Rollin on It” Lyrics Like a runaway train hauling stacks of steel, with a cranked up firebox and greasy wheels, screaming down the mountain on a 45, I don’t think I’m gettin out of this one alive but I’m rollin on it. Rollin on it, I’m rollin on, rollin like a wave on the ocean. Rollin on it, I’m rollin on it, just rollin ...


DE183 Jeremy Parsons | Humor, Passion, Intensity, it all comes from the Heart
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of Texas music in the dancehalls of the Lone Star State. Jeremy was always a fan of music, but it wasn't until his later high school years that he discovered his knack for it. Driven by his passion, he taught himself to play the guitar and began to write and perform music. Over the past decade, Jeremy has played all over the U.S. and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas. Pulling from the example of Texas performance artists, J...

DE182 Storyteller Series | Drill Down
“Who do you think your fooling, I got a good look inside of your mystique, I’m a man who needs to know what's doing, hey, those big brown eyes, you keep them just out of reach” Artists mentioned on this show! Susan Muranty DE163 Genevieve Vitanzo DE181 Darrah Brustein Featured blog from Forbes magazine: https://twitter.com/DarrahB Darrah gave us 55 questions about how to get to know someone: We get into some of these in this show! Drill down Chorus: I’m gonna drill down baby, drill down deep, I wanna get to...

DE181 Genevieve Vitanzo | Born to Create, Nurture and Inspire both Mankind and Nature, a very special Voice in the World!
She is a Vagabond, just back from South Africa, where she spent some time out in the bush. On today's show: “Elephants outside your front door, it made me stop, watch and listen.” “In our society where we are so used to using our eyes for everything, but when you are in the bush, because so many things are camouflaged, you have to start relying on your other senses, like your sense of smell or and your sense of hearing, and your eyes are used for tracking, like looking down in the sand to see what tracks ar...


DE180 Storyteller Series | “Favorite Song”, who is yours?
Why does a Favorite Song become a Favorite Song? why does it stay in your brain forever? Why does it bring you back in time instantly to that Season? that smell? that first love? Our brain is amazing! Why do we get happy when we hear that song? there is more going on in the brain chemically than we realize! “Music must change, music will always change, as it is often a reflection of what is going on socially.” “If your lucky enough to have kids, they can help keep you the cutting edge.” “ No matter how...

DE179 Storyteller Series | I AM VICTORIOUS!
In this show James gets Heavy, but first, it's a MAC upgrade, using the Migration assistant over wireless, a brand new computer was installed at the James O’Connor Agency headquarters! Moving all the programs and files over to the new computer via wireless, things went very well. James had considered changing out the drive, however researching the complexities and the noise with the new fan, it seemed like a good idea to just go for a brand new 1 Terabyte Retina, iMac 27” James uses multiple backup systems...

DE178 Luz Dary Griffiths | En La Infinita Intensidad (Infinite Intensity)
Growing up in Colombia, becoming a British Citizen, Now living in Pembrook Florida in the good old USA, an Author, Counselor, Creative, a mother of 3 all born in different countries, and a woman who puts God first in her life before all else, the way it should be. You can find out more about Dary at https://www.international-face.com Luz Dary Griffiths and get the whole story on the book, her life, how she supports the challenges that women around the world face on a day to day basis, whether it be trapped ...


DE177 Storyteller Series | Here to Share and Care
Find out about the Fabulous Virginia Tech University and Alumni Professor Scott Geller who is starting his 50th year at Virginia Tech with the Hokies! Bishop Christine Mercy Johnson (she is Princess Diana’s cousin) and James writing the song with Scott, and how God is the #1 Songwriting instructor in our lives, how it works, how does the Lord teach James about songwriting? The band got back together! Jim Hyatt, Shawn Fichter, James Mitchell, Buddy Hyatt, Glen Duncan, Kim Copeland producer, and Kelly Schoenf...

DE176 Laura Cheadle | Teaching us how to “Chill”
Laura Cheadle teaching us how to “Chill”, her new album reveals the beautiful heart that beats beneath the groove in her soul~ Laura Cheadle a selfless and giving young woman, she is as beautiful on the inside and she is on the outside. A passionately driven singer-songwriter who is fiercely dedicated to her artistry and never shies away from any opportunity to dive deeper into her craft simply for the sake of doing it, because that’s what she was born to do. Join me in this celebration of Laura’s brand new...

DE175 Storyteller Series | Gender Genocide
Gender Genocide You girls gossip, like we drink Vodka, now we're both talking trash about each other's past, now you're alright, and were all wrong, I hear the DJ playing, that favorite breakup song..... I can clearly see what we’ve come to be, what made us decide, to generate those ties, it’s a heartless exercise, and it’s tearing me inside, it’s just DNA colliding its Gender Genocide So you got a divorce and it was all his fault of course, and me I’m spitting anger unloading on a stranger, you're on your ...


DE174 Rakale Hannah | Bliss Guide and Abundance Coach
Rakale Hannah is a Singer/Songwriter, Life Coach, and Motivational Speaker and is preparing to release her debut Album, Other Side Of Blue. I'd like to discuss the journey of getting to the other side of blue. I also want to discuss the message behind Ho'ponopono, and #timesup.   On this episode: - As I continued to do the work to heal my own life, people began to come to me for insight themselves and it was like my journey of self-discovery, was turning into an opportunity for me to be able to support othe...

DE173 Storyteller Series | “I Wanna Be Loved” don’t we all?
Todays featured song and subject on the Storyteller Series “I Wanna Be Loved” What is about Love that drives us, tortures us, makes us indescribably high, and then makes us crash into the rocks on the lowest of low’s? Let’s find out in this compelling episode that investigates the passion, the pain, the exhilaration and the fact that we all need it, and almost cannot exist without it, why is it what it is? Listen to James discuss can object of Love, sharing some points from the following resources: - Pragit...

DE172 Storyteller Series | "Ride On", Won't you take a Ride with Me?
Ride on, track #9 from the "Geography of The Soul"album is our featured song on this broadcast today. dHarmic Evolution is now#1 in iTunes podcast in the USA music category, and in the top 5, in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Discussing Women's birthdays, why do they celebrate for a whole week? The Egyptians started this, followed by the Greeks........ Should we celebrate our birthday's? What does God want us to do? Ride On, and why I don't send my songs to other artists........ Christine Mercy ...


DE171 Storyteller Series | "Connected" the story behind the story...
We are all Connected! The leading song that started off the “Gratitude” Album. Its a real-life story of the stock market, the Mob, Chapter 11 in Whippany NJ, Witness Protection, Congress and finally Nashville! A BIG SCREEN MOVIE that was written, but was not created yet, but I wrote the song, I’m still waiting for you guys! The Actors who had agreed to star in the film “Connected” were Shia LaBeouf, John Tobin, Sean Penn, James Caan, Mila Kunis, Aaron Tveit, and Eddie Marsan.   Visit the store and check out...

DE170 Chara Rodriguera | Live your own kind of Magic, It's Chara.TV the ultimate creator!
Chara is a Wife and Mother, the Creator of Sol Path Yoga and The Optimal and Dream Life Programs, inspirational Author, Actress and Sol Whisperer and, “Self As Art-ist” for awakening Avatars. Since 1995, Chara has been a student a teacher of Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and Inspired Living. She specializes in sharing empowering messages and practices that support the process of illumination, transformation and celebration. Known for her intuitive, poetic and loving style, Chara’s intention is to inspire pe...

DE169 Joy Villa knows how to light up your life | From humble beginnings to the White House, a fabulous Interview with Joy on the dHarmic Evolution!
JOY THE PERFORMER "PLAYFUL, VIBRANT, SPIRITUAL AND BOLD, JOY VILLA IS A TRUE ENTERTAINER." Joy Villa is a recording artist whose EP "I Make the Static" rocketed to the #1 spot on both iTunes and Amazon following her 2017 Grammys' appearance, beating out Beyoncé, Adele, and Lady Gaga, and landed her a #1 Album in Alternative, #1 in Rock, and a #12 spot on Billboards Top 200 Albums. Joy’s a true entertainer who tours 25 countries a year and has wowed the world with her red-carpet style (Entertainment Weekl...


DE168 Alumni Professor Scott Geller | V Tech University "Ut Prosim"
Today we’re joined by an Alumni Professor Scott Geller, we at The James O'Connor Agency wrote a song for Scott's brand AC4.4P  titled "Here to Share and Care" you will hear the song in this episode! Scott Geller is a behavioral psychologist, and currently an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems. Stemming work in behavior-based safety, he is a founder of the idea of "Actively Caring". As shown by his GoogleScholar, he is a sign...

DE167 Linda Gambino | Gamble on Gambino!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by a Roma, Italy’s Linda Gambino! Linda Gambino has been around the world in more ways than one! A political science degree not being enough, Linda then got one from the esteemed Berkley College of Music in Boston! Inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse, her brilliance clearly knows no bounds.  Check out Linda’s story, along with the world premiere of h...

DE166 Storyteller Series | More Than A Reason
Please check out the dharmic Evolution Facebook Community Page, we welcome you to post a new album, new song, new video, or if you have a gig and want to promote it, let us know what you are doing and where!  I can help you with Podcast training, Life Transition, or Media coaching, if you need help in any of these area’s please reach out to me and will help you! Email me today…james@thejamesoconnoragency.com  Check out the new brand new full-length album “Gratitude” that was released early this year and it’...


DE165 Jenny Vinatieri | The Fashionista, Singer/Songwriter, meet the Complete Artist!
Jenny Vinatieri is a singer-songwriter from Colorado Springs, Colorado gaining traction in the local community and recognition her ability to write across various genres. Jenny is currently partnering with KMG Boulder to write and produce her second project due to be released in 2018. This will be a compilation of songs blending Adult Contemporary, Pop, EDM, Club and Country Cross-Over tracks with fresh lyrics styled after some of her earlier influences (Alannis, Gwen, Shania, and Sheryl) and newer influenc...

DE164 Storyteller Series | Are you a Dreamer?
In order to fire your imagination, you gotta have dreams. I really wanted to do High Adventure things as a kid. In Parochial school, Sister Robert Marie, "James, don't be a daydreamer, you are looking out the window, don't be a daydreamer." Our Founding Fathers were dreamers, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, they attributed the philosophy contained within the Declaration of Independence to their dreams. Good dreaming contributes to our phycological well being, by supporting health memory, warding off dep...

DE163 Susan Muranty | Australian Artist Extraordinary Talent
Following Stephen Hawking's death a couple of weeks ago - Susan released a remixed, remastered version of her song, Stephen Hawking Wants You To, with a brand new lead vocal and a lyric video. Lyrics have been a past Top 10 Finalist in the Australian Songwriting Association (ASA) Songwriting Contest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48fn_jeyE5M Susan’s first experience of making a lyric video and she absolutely loved it. Stephen Hawking Wants You To is a prelude to an album to be released later in the year....


DE162 Storyteller Series | Gratitude
I remember when I started the dHarmic Evolution, I started all wrong, that's how I do almost everything, I just do it! Not advisable, you make too many mistakes that way, the good news is you "get it out there" I started by interviewing everybody and anybody, you should start with a very tight niche, then expand later. I did the opposite, I live in opposite day almost every day. What was intriguing to me, was the fact that my audience eventually told me what the show was supposed to be about, I was feeling ...

DE161 Cynthia Brando | Ubiquitous musical spirit championing the love and the talent of others for the benefit of all
So glad to have you all back on the dHarmic Evolution podcast with your host, James Kevin O’Connor. We are in sunny LA California today with charismatic and enchanting Cynthia Brando. She embraces all things spiritual, her aura is enriching and enlightening, in addition to being an essay writer, she has a book coming out, a new album, and is the author and creator of Music Emerging, an organization so selflessly dedicated to the aspirations of other artists, creators, and musicians. Plug in your podcast and...

DE160 Esha | Igniting Passion with Perseverance!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Aruba with the amazing Esha! Esha is a bit modern pop, a bit world, and a whole lot of awesome! Her amazing voice carries catchy lyrics and melodies that sit on top of gotta-dance beats. Add to that the inspiring messages of her songs, and you’ve got something special! Hear about Esha’s journey through her personal challenges, hating the piano, and major fest...


DE159 The Ormewoods | Sharing Stories on Love, Roots, and Their Fresh Take on Traditional Folk Music
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Atlanta, Georgia with duo The Ormewoods!   The Ormewoods are an Indie Folk duo with smooth Americana flair. Harmonious vocals, memorable hooks, and great production bring their songs to life- blending different genres seamlessly. The Ormewoods share stories of love, roots, progress, and of course, music, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episo...

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DE158 Faith Ziegler | Pursuing Passion and Chasing Dreams with Faith!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in California with Faith Ziegler!   You want a modern take on pop? Here it is in the form of Faith Ziegler, with big bouncy synths accompanied by modern production and her passionate vocals. This girl’s got an edge that can cut through a brick wall!   Faith’s laser focus is bringing her on an amazing journey, and you can hear all about it on this episode of dHar...

DE157 Ray Williams | From Motown to Soul Town to Nashville! Ray adds a unique flair to her music!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Nashville with the amazing Ray Williams!   Pick a genre. Ray Williams can probably sing in it. This versatile young woman has done Country, Motown, Soul, and plenty more. Her voice soars in every style, and she’s got the tunes to match, with catchy melodies and memorable hooks.   Hear all about what it takes to be a “musical chameleon” from Rachel “Ray” Willi...


DE156 Willamena | Making Meaningful Music and The Importance Of Having A Positive Mindset
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Kalamazoo, Michigan, hanging out with Willamena's very own, Lucas Ross!   Lucas is the vocalist for the Michigan band Willamena, a band whose songs have a pop rock, modern edge and are accompanied by strong vocals and thoughtful lyrics.    Lucas Ross tells us about life in Willamena, from their origins to the deep meanings behind their tunes, on this episode ...

DE155 Joanne Janzen | Joanne shares her music all the way from Australia and Canada!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re hanging with an Australian in Canada - Joanne Janzen!   Whether it’s upbeat songs like “Everybody Knows Better,” or the ballad, “I Got You,” Joanne Janzen sports powerful, soaring vocals that command your attention. Her infectious personality and insight are engaging and make you want to listen to more!   Check out what got Joanne where she is today on today’s e...

DE154 Laryssa Birdseye | Doesn’t take a bird’s eye view to love Laryssa Birdseye!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re visiting Portland, Oregon and hanging out with Laryssa Birdseye!   Laryssa isn’t just a “folk singer that accidentally writes pop music”, she’s also an honest soul with legitimate talent. Her vocals demand your attention as they perfectly play against well produced folk-pop tracks. Add that to great and relatable lyrics and you get something special!   Hear all ...


DE153 Diamond Dixie | Diamond Dixie Shines Bright!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Florida hanging out with Diamond Dixie!   Diamond Dixie is a country duo, consisting of sisters Gabriela and Bianca DeLuc. They’re not afraid to explore new avenues to creating their songs. They take turns writing, as well as recruiting other musicians to write with too! Their country sound is clean and fresh, with melodies and lyrics that will have you singi...

DE152 Amy Goloby | Yeehaw! Amy’s back at dHarmic Evolution!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we visit with Texas’ own, Amy Goloby!   Amy’s got that silky smooth acoustic guitar, warm vocals, and melodies that won’t quit. Her folky, faith filled Americana tunes are ones you won’t soon forget! She tells us how she got from three chords to here, including some lovely stories along the way.   Check out Amy’s rockin’ tunes and hear all about her journey on this ep...

DE151 Sofia B | Sofia B Good!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re with London based artist Sofia B!   Sofia, who joins us from New York today, shows impressive determination, and it’s paying off. Her tunes come from a real place with real instruments, and the result is… well, real good! Sofia B has been supported among many LGBT platforms, and it’s clear why: her positivity and focus is something to behold.   Hear ab...


DE150 Chase Walker | Chase Walker’s Walkin’ The Blues!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re catching up with Chase Walker!   The Chase Walker Band has been touring, so we’re fortunate to snag Chase long enough to catch up! The influences here are palpable; blues, rock, R&B; and they’re tied up into a deliciously produced package to give us songs like “Red House” and “Done Loving.”   Chase teaches us what it takes to sit down and craft your ow...

DE149 Ayla Brown | The Woman of 1000 Interests!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging with the one, the only, Ayla Brown!   Ayla is a multi-talented woman, with interests spanning from music to basketball! Ayla’s songs are upbeat, honest-style country songs. Her vivid lyrics give her songs wings, and her musical abilities make them soar to amazing heights. And that’s not all there is to Ayla - she’s also got her own business, ha...

DE148 Stuart Epps | Legend Stuart Epps Visits dHarmic Evolution!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re in England chatting with the legendary Stuart Epps!   Stuart Epps has worked with major acts like Elton John, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, and many more, and he’s here to share tunes from some of his projects (including one he mixed the night before this interview!)   Stuart is a true legend among legends. His attention to detail and passion for his cra...


DE147 Robbie Tucker | Dig That Robbie Tucker Feeling!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging up north in New Brunswick, with Robbie Tucker!   Robbie Tucker hails all the way from Canada and with him he’s bringing catchy tunes with hooks and melodies that you’ll be humming for days. Robbie is dedicated to the improving of his craft, as he explores with us in our interview.    Robbie is a dedicated person with great insight on the song c...

DE146 Alex Cabrera | Alex is a Bridge to Greatness!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re joined by Georgia’s Alex Cabrera!   Alex Cabrera is a multi-instrumentalist with skills in guitar, vocals, and piano, with the band Bridge To Grace. There are driving beats, thick guitars, and rich harmonies abound in tracks like “’Til The World Ends.” Their high energy performances have garnered attention since 2012, and their hard rock roots show in ...

DE145 RUA | RUA Knows That You Are Royal!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging out in Romania with Royal Unknown Artist, also known as R.U.A!   R.U.A. is an independent singer and songwriter out of Romania, but her music and message are accessible worldwide! Her catchy dance beats match her energetic vocals and big choruses, and they’ll make you wanna move.   Hear R.U.A.’s amazing heartfelt mission and bombastic beats on ...


DE144 April Kelly | April Showers Us With Love and Music!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging out with New Jersey’s April Kelly!   April brings her upbeat attitude with stories and songs like “I’m Coming Home!” Catchy tunes that’ll make you groove, meaningful lyrics that’ll make you move… April is all about taking it all in and giving it all back, whether it be in her community, or in the studio!   Check out April’s high energy music an...

DE143 Justin Gambino | It’s Justin Time For Justin Gambino!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging out with Houston’s own, the one and only, Justin Gambino!   Justin is a veteran of the United States Navy, but he couldn’t stay away from the music, baby! He’s come a long way from two chords, and is a full fledged singer/songwriter with a wonderful voice, passionate lyrics, and moving and sweetly toned acoustic guitars.   Hear stories of Justi...

DE142 Shay Esposito | Whaddaya Say, Shay?
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. We’re back in Canada today with the talented Shay Esposito!   Shay Esposito started her musical journey at age 2, released her first album at age 16, and is about to release her sophomore album at 19! Her beat driven music, honest lyrics, and powerful vocals result in songs you aren’t soon to forget. When Shay isn’t making music, she’s giving talks about mental health, and ...


DE141 Kimberly Faith | Little Star? Rock Star!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Let’s go to Missouri, USA, to hang out with Kimberly Faith!   Kimberly Faith’s journey is one to behold. It’s taken her from teepees to practicing law to writing books and, of course, all the way to creating music! Her powerful candid stories are matched by her powerful singing and songwriting; a little rock n roll, a little country and a little honesty: all the makings of ...

DE140 Lisa Crouch | No Joke, Lisa Crouch Has To Be Heard!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re back in Australia with Lisa Crouch!   Lisa Crouch is a born performer; she’s not only an amazing singer and songwriter, she’s also a comedian! But no joke, her music’s the real deal… her honest and powerful voice is accompanied by intense and dramatic arrangements, and the melodies and messages won’t be ones you soon forget.   Hear all about Lisa’s beginnings, h...

DE139 Kim Krenik | Kim Krenik’s Killin’ It!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we are checking out the multi-talented Kim Krenik!   Kim Krenik has taken her music across the world, all the way from rickety bridges in Thailand to Mickey Mouse’s doorstep! Kim’s natural flare for indie-pop has a sing-along quality that leaves harmonies ringing in your ears for days. Her inspiring journey teaches us how to be brave and believe in ourself to accompli...


DE138 Kevin Gullickson | Gullickson’s Got The Goods!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we are hanging out with Radio Drive’s Kevin Gullickson!   Kevin Gullickson, and his Alt-Pop Rock band Radio Drive, have been heard on radio stations all around the world - and on today’s episode, we hear the story of how it all came together! Kevin has a flare for using melody to connect with his audience, resulting in an authentic alternative indie-pop sound.   Hear ...

DE137 Naomi Psalm | We're Losin' It Over Naomi Psalm!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On this episode of dHarmic Evolution, we’re hanging with Idaho native Naomi Pslam!   Naomi Psalm has a contemporary indie-pop sound, and she’s keeping her pick hand’s fingers dipped into many genres, to tell us her story! Her beautiful voice and catchy melodies are sure to grab your attention and get you moving!   Hear about Naomi’s journey from a bright eyed teenager to a ...

DE136 Clara Lofaro | Clara Can't Be Stopped!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we head back to Manhattan, New York, to hang out with Toronto native and accomplished songwriter Clara Lofaro! Clara is all about giving it everything she’s got, while being everything she truly is! An accomplished artist with credits as far as the eye can see, Clara brings us total honesty, an embracing of her art, and a celebration of her craft. Her modern sound, co...


DE135 Yuval Ron | Yuval Ron Spreads Harmony Through Harmonies!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode we are hanging out with the amazing Yuval Ron!   Yuval is a man of many talents, and making music is only the beginning of the list of this man’s skills. Yuval got his start composing movie scores, but has since focused spreading his message of peace and harmony to the whole world. His music is as wildly accessible as the message behind it, and he’s doing...

DE134 Harmony Drive | Something’s Right With Harmony Drive!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On this episode of dHarmic Evolution we are hanging out with Harmony Drive, all the way from Oslo, Norway!   Today we are joined by Andre and Lars of Harmony Drive. Harmony Drive deploy layers warm acoustic guitars, rich vocal harmonies, and earworm melodies that you can’t ignore! And would you believe they are a bunch of metalheads? This band defies expectations and lives ...

DE133 Lloyd Clarke | Country Music Down Under!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today on dHarmic Evolution we are head down under and hang out with country singer/songwriter, Lloyd Clarke! Lloyd might be Australian but that doesn’t mean he can’t sing country music! A TSA Award winner in 2016, Lloyd is a natural story teller with a gift for melody. Whether he’s backed by his guitar or grand piano, Lloyd’s music reaches across the Pacific ocean while hit...


DE132 Jon Pattie | Jon Engineers Some Truly Awesome Songs!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today on dHarmic Evolution we are checking in with Texas’ own Jon Pattie!   Jon Pattie, who lives a double life studying for his chemical engineering degree, is stopping by with a good look at his history, his writing style, and the story of his recording sessions - a great glimpse into the process of a soulful singer/songwriter!   Check out Jon’s inspiring and heartfelt st...

DE131 Marisa Nikole | Marisa Nikole, Keepin’ It Real!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. All the way from Denver, Colorado, we’re joined by the amazing Marisa Nikole! When we think of Marisa Nikole, we think of unbridled honesty. The gritty, real, truth is what Marisa is all about. Her songs tell true stories of love and pain and all that in between. A natural guitarist, her raw honesty translates into solid musicianship that compliments her amazing vocals. Mar...

DE130 Mary Jennings | Mary Jennings Brings Us A New York/Nashville Sound
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. We’re back in Nashville for today’s episode, this time visiting with Mary Jennings! Music runs in Mary’s family, and all that exposure to the art has paid off! A talented and accomplished artist, Mary Jennings is a bright minded soul with a classic twist on a modern sound. Her music is a reflection of her inner-self, and tells honest and clever stories. Mary is everything f...


DE129 David Goddess | Goodness, It’s Dave Goddess!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we are saying hello to New York City’s own David Goddess! David Goddess and his group, David Goddess Group, with their screaming guitars and wailing horns, produce tunes that make you wanna get up and groove! David shares his story and approach to music with us, and one thing is clear: passion is key. This is unsurprising considering his songs sweat passion out of eve...

DE128 DeDe Wedekind | DeDe Does D.E. after D.C.!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we check up on Houston, Texas singer/song-writer DeDe Wedekind!  DeDe isn’t your typical ol’ American girl - she’s an award winning one! She most recently won the 2016 International Music and Entertainment Association Awards’ “Adult Contemporary Album of the Year.” She chalks it up to having the right producer - we don’t disagree, but we also think it ha...

DE127 Scott Roddan | Welcome to the “Music House” with Scott Roddan!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re visiting Seattle, Washington’s own Scott Roddan! Scott is a guitar player turned singer-songwriter who bares his soul on every track. His country and folks roots show in each song, shining a light on raw honesty. Scott tells us all about the production of his new record “Music House” on today’s dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -How heartbreak led Scott to a...


DE126 Trish Standley | "No One Else” Like Trish Standley!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by Atlanta’s own Trish Standley! Trish is here to spread her message of love and bear her soul! Her gospel roots underline classically produced tracks with a modern flare; her efforts have been recognized: She was awarded CD of the Year in 2013, and in 2016 Trish was nominated for 2016 Female Artist of the Year by The Steeple Awards and The Blue Mic Award...

DE125 Matt O'Ree | The Boss and Bon Jovi, Matt Keeps Good Company!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by New Jersey’s own Matt O’Ree!   Matt O’Ree is a cool dude with some cool stories. He’s mastered playing blues guitar and is passing along his knowledge to students, and even a bit to us! Matt shows us why he IS the champ, sharing his experiences with gear, guts, and glory. His riffs are epic, his voice soars, and not many people can say they sang alongs...

DE124 Diana Rein | Girl With a Strat!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by blues master, Diana Rein! Diana found the blues… or did it find her? Diana keeps it cool on the yoga mat, but when she’s got her red Stratocaster in her hands, look out! Her Chicago style blues is the real deal - which makes sense, because our conversation with Diana reveals that so is she! Diana’s award winning blues stylings are definitely worth chec...


DE123 Zelda Dashiell | Fight on, Zelda!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by Maryland’s own, Zelda Dashiell! Zelda Dashiell is well traveled, and the cultures she’s visited have clearly inspired her music! Dance inspires her, and moving heals her. Zelda shares her music with us as a means to share a story and mend our souls. Zelda has a fierce passion, and has decided to use her medium of choice to change the world. Hear her me...

DE122 Hicks | Sweden’s a little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by a country artist in Sweden, Hicks! Hicks joins us from Stockholm, Sweden, along with his classic country rock sound that’s his and his alone! Hicks learned English by listening to country artists in his early days, and you would SWEAR he is from the American mid-west by listening to his music. But in fact, Hicks’ parents are Swedish and so is he. Liste...

DE121 JJ McGuigan | Whaddaya say, JJ?
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined from Wichita, Kansas, by the talented and songwriter, JJ McGuigan! JJ is personable and honest, sharing his life experiences and how they influence his music and lyrics. JJ takes his personal struggles and shares them with us in honest messages, accompanied by rhythms and melodies that put their hooks right into your heart and don’t let go. Having dealt w...


DE120 Mikalyn Hay | 14 year old girl with 25 year old work ethic!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On this episode, we are joined by the accomplished and surprisingly young Mikalyn Hay! Mikalyn might be a freshman in high school, but she brings the tenacity of a seasoned pro. She’s a consummate professional, taking to the studio like she’s been doing it for forty years. Her musical family gave her the gifts, and she took those gifts and ran with them to become so accompl...

DE119 Kelly Richey | Rock ’n roll is alive and Kelly Richey is the proof!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On this episode, we chat with Cincinnati artist Kelly Richey! When it comes to being a professional musician, Kelly Richey is the professional’s professional. She’s spent her life touring, gigging, writing, and recording. Her pure love for rock ’n roll practically erupts from your speakers as she attacks her guitar with a fierce grace, all the while wailing her heart out in...

DE118 David Starr | Sweet Country Vibes From David Starr!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On this episode, we spend some time with David Starr, a country singer from Cedaredge, Colorado! By day, David operates a local guitar shop aptly called “Starr’s Guitars.” By night, David is hitting the stage with his classically country style music. Maybe you’ve seen him around; he’s worked at weddings, bars, and of course the studio where he’s worked with Hall of Fame roc...


DE117 Sherwinn "Dupes" Brice | Small Island Man's Music Has Worldwide Appeal
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by Saint Lucian artist and producer, Sherwinn “Dupes” Brice! Sherwinn brings us genre bending beats born from his island culture and given a modern pop flare. Yes, his multi-instrumentalism and soulful singing is impressive, but it doesn’t stop there - Sherwinn is a bonafide producer who takes his role in the music industry on his home island. Sherwinn te...

DE116 Jake Arch | Bringing Classic Country Music Into The Modern World
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. From New Jersey we bring you the magnificent Jake Arch! From his great grandma’s chops to his own personal approach, Jake’s got country music running in his blood. His story is that of triumph and heartbreak, and it’s on full display in his music. Jake’s attitude reveals his success in music and in life: “Keep your head up, and you know everything happens for a reason, so y...

DE115 Christina Custode | Timeless Music Singer From Niagara
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today, Christina Custode joins us from Niagara Falls, New York. Christina is here supporting her new album, “From Here,” which she just completed alongside legendary producer Stuart Epps. She’s a down to earth girl whose smile you can hear through your speakers - but that doesn’t mean she can’t get real with heart wrenching tunes like her latest single, “All For Her.” Chris...


DE114 Madelyn Victoria | Texas Girl With Texas Sized Voice Sings Texas Sized Music!
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. From San Antonio, Texas, we are joined by singer, songwriter, and actress, Madelyn Victoria! Madelyn was born (literally) into country music. She’s been a performer ever since: she’s been acting, modeling, and of course, playing country music like it’s nobody’s business. This is one Texas girl you have to hear to believe, so HOLD ON! On this episode: -Madelyn shares how her...

DE113 Julia McDonald | Powerful, Young Singer from Orlando
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today, we are joined by the amazing Julia McDonald. Julia, a recent high school graduate, has the voice and maturity of a musician twice her age. Her hard work and serious approach to her work is palpable - and it pays off. Her sound is classic yet modern, and you’ll want to boom it from your car radio blazing down the highway! Julia may be the quiet type, but she has a lou...

DE112 Ashlinn Gray | Connecting Her Heart To The World Through Her Music
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today, we are joined by South African artist Ashlinn Gray. Ashlinn is all the way from Johannesburg, and with her she brings classic writing and a modern sound. Ashlinn’s killer voice along with her ahead-of-her-time maturity brings us songs with true style and attitude. A 2013 South African Champion of the Performing Arts, Ashlinn has risked a lot to get where she is today...


DE111 Jess Wayne | Sharing His Journey Through His Music
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we talk to Jess Wayne, a talented man from California. Jess has been playing the guitar and loving it since he was 11 years old, and even though his career took an unorthodox trajectory, he’s found himself back where he belongs: writing songs!  Jess Wayne’s optimism is unparalleled. In the face of an unwanted career, injuries, and just life itself, he sa...

DE110 Zandi Holup | An Artist In More Than One Way
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we chat with singer/songwriter Zandi Holup, a Nashville transplant originating from Pennsylvania. Zandi takes pride in showing her creative side, effortlessly baring her personality in her music. She can’t be tamed in life or in music, owning a drive to succeed not often seen. Zandi doesn’t dwell on things for too long, as reflected in her life and caree...

DE109 West Coast Fletch | The Soulful Jazz, Gospel Singer
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we chat with West Coast Fletch Brinson, a talented multi-instrumentalist from California. West Coast Fletch started by playing songs on just one string, but now he plays the trombone, drums, and guitar. His musical influences are palpable on his tracks; blues, R&B, funk, jazz, and gospel. West Coast takes inspiration from his life, combines it with his t...


DE108 Sylvia Fedrick | Touching Hearts So You Can Be The Best You
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we spend our day speaking with Sylvia Fedrick, a brilliant singer hailing from the Windy City, Chicago, Illinois. Sylvia’s father gave her advice from which she’s never strayed: “Just be you; You can be the best you.” It shows in her music, and the way she lives her life. Her influences are palpable in her interview as well as her music; life experience,...

DE107 Steven Brown | Channeling Creativity Through His Heart and Voice
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we chat with Steven Brown, an artist from Republic, Missouri. Steven Brown is a man so accomplished, we might not be able to fit all of it in this one packed episode! Steven exhibits the very definition of an artist: an unstoppable flow of inspired creativity being channeled through his heart and voice. Steven has done so much with his life, from being...

DE106 Fiona Varner | Annointed by the Lord and now a Music Minister
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we spend our day speaking with Fiona Varner, a wonderful singer hailing from Prince George County, Maryland. From a young age, Fiona has been a musician. Keyboards, clarinets, singing - the passion for music has always been a part of her life. Her artisanship is evident with her refusal to be boxed into any creative corner! Fiona takes pride in exploring...


DE105 Debra D’Lane |Real Life Country Girl
Debra D’Lane was born and raised in a rural area. She spent most of her life growing up on a ranch outside of Uvalde, Texas. “When you live out in the middle of nowhere you have to find things to do. I love and chose music. It was and has always been a big part of my life.” Out on the ranch Debra had access to an ole’ school juke box.  “There were many great records on that juke box including Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Hank Williams, Marty Robbins, Tanya Tucker, and many more. I...

DE104 TJ Leonard | A man who loves the country, and also loves his country music, but he is in Sweden!
Country Music comes to Sweden via TJ Leonard Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, master storyteller, and now International Talent Agent. On today’s episode, we travel across the Mighty Atlantic to Sweden to spend some time with TJ Leonard, James was able to rescue him from his painting project for an hour to hang out on the airwaves for some story telling! Swedish country singer/songwriter, TJ Leonard got his first guitar from hi...

DE103 Kinderjazz | “We became parents, and Kinderjazz was born”
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, master storyteller, and now International Talent Agent. On today’s episode, we go down under to Australia, to learn all about Kinderjazz with Christobel Lewellyn. A one of a kind swing jazz band for children developed by Christobel and David, creating an opportunity for kids to celebrate music and passion, and nurture their creative spirit. The solo’s and the music gratifies a small child's imagination...


DE102 Theo Czuk | The Urban Folksinger
“Combining the beauty of storytelling in literature, and music!” Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, master storyteller, and now International Talent Agent. On today’s episode, we are in Springfield Oregon with Indie Artist Singer/Songwriter Theo Czuk. Theo has been dubbed “the Kurt Vonnegut of songwriting” he is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and an award winning novelist. Theo’s slant on the world has been described as “cataw...

DE101 Richard Lynch | Bringing back traditional country with his own style!
If you want the lo down on how to multiply your happiness by dividing it with others, well here is  the man that “wrote that quote” Today we take you to Waynesville, Ohio, where you can find this all-American music artist. Listen to the story of Richard living the life he sings about. Richard Lynch's Featured Songs * Daddy’s Guitar * I Like My Music Country * It’s All In My Head * Your the Reason God Made Oklahoma   Reach out to Richard http://www.richardlynchband.com http://www.facebook.com/richardlynchban...

DE100 Don Gates | Reinventing His Music World
“Sometimes Coffee & Tea go together like Metal and Country!” Today we are in Tampa Florida, with Don Gates, just back from Nashville’s CMA fest! Don did something brave, and some would call crazy! After being a successful metal artist for many years as a member of the band “Brutality”, decided that he wanted to put some attention on something that had been pulling at him for many years, Country Music! Listen to the story of Don reinventing his musical world and finding his “right place” Don Gates featured ...


DE99 Nathalie Miranda | Exciting talent from the UK
Nathalie Miranda and her massive vocal range hail from London, England. At age 3, Nathalie decided to become a singer - and here we are! Inspired by the likes of Etta James, Aretha Franklin, and Christina Aguilera, Nathalie wants to make music that reflects her inner self.   Nathalie Miranda songs featured: - Hotshot - Just Can’t Get Enough - Right On Time - Standing Tall   Reach out to Nathalie Miranda: Website: www.nathaliemiranda.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/nathaliemirandamusic Twitter: www.twitter.co...

DE98 Ed Roman | Laying One Down for Music and Passion
Today’s guest comes from our friendly neighbor of the great white north - Canada! Growing up, Ed Roman did not think he would become the talented musician he was today. He grew up with dyslexia and was often awkward among others, but deep down that awkwardness, he had a gift that was waiting to be unleashed. Ed is part of Heart Songs for Veterans and he has been very active in sharing his music with the world, laying it down one song at a time. One of his goals? To stop the flow of negativity.   Listen to t...

DE97 BJ Wilbanks | All for Authenticity and Genuine Connections
On this episode, we go all the way to Georgia with BJ Wilbanks!   BJ believes in being true to yourself, and more importantly, being true to your craft! Music is something that requires creativity and authenticity. I agree! BJ is one who picks up his guitar and gets his musical muscles to work. He believes in real connections with people, especially your audience.   His songs are full of emotion and will definitely touch you. BJ is also part of Jill Pavel’s Heart Songs, which makes him one totally inspiring...


DE96: Rob Carona | Oh My Carona!
More than a musician, Rob Carona is a philantrophist. He is part of Heart Songs for Veterans, a group that gives a part of the proceeds from their music to the war heroes that helped us all to keep the freedom and democracy we’re enjoying right now.   He brings us deep into how a musician lives his life: the struggles in the beginning, the songwriting process, and how to keep your music muscles toned and ready for action. Rob Carona is a talented guy with a big heart, and he likes to call himself the “do-it...

DE95: Cowboy Troy | Rounding Up the Music Scene
DE95 Cowboy Troy | Rounding Up the Music Scene   This rapping cowboy doesn’t only make great music, he also has the business brains to make it in the music industry.   Originally from Texas, Cowboy Troy grew up listening to a mix of different music genres - hence his eclectic tastes! He takes it from country music to jazz to top of the charts to pop. He’s everywhere!   Cowboy Troy began incorporating rap into his music when he realized how people responded well to music that made them want to get up from th...

DE94: Camille Rae | Small-Town Girl with a Big Heart and Powerful Voice
Originally from Kentucky, this sweet girl with a very powerful voice grew up singing in church.   Camille Rae, country rock princess, taught herself to harmonize at the age of 7 and picked up the guitar at the age of 12. Shortly after her one-hour guitar class, she wrote her very first song. You gotta give props to that!   Growing up with a musically inclined family, she was prepped up really well, being surrounded by all the great influences from the 90s. She tells me about listening to Garth Brooks, Trici...


DE93: Paul PJ Taylor | The One-Man Band from the UK!
It’s all about the personal touch.   Paul PJ Taylor knows how to take care of his audience, and isn’t that just something? As a musician, he believes in interacting with his fans because, after all, they show you all the love. Why not give them some love back? He’s been making music for quite a time now and believes that he needs to step up his game. True enough, Paul has so much more to offer! His music is full of emotion and his songs are mostly written out of personal experiences. Wow, what a guy!   Lis...

DE92: Amelia Presley | Let's Go on a Southern Vacation!
A great swimmer and a superb singer! Yes, she is!   Amelia Presley, distant cousin of the King of Rock, is on the show today! Guess what! We talk about a lot of awesome stuff that will surely get you up and rockin’! From songwriting process to recording to performing, we go through all things music-related with Amelia!   On this episode, we also discuss social media and the role it plays on her music career! You definitely need to check it out!   My favorite parts: I loved listening to Amelia’s music - rea...

DE91 J Edwards | Steppin' Up with That Country Vibe
Heroes.   That’s the name of today’s guest’s album. Find out what he does to help our beloved war veterans on this episode!   I tell you, he’s got style - and he has this voice that just mesmerizes me! I love his music.   J Edwards grew up singing in the church house and surrounded by a very musical family. No wonder his talents were cultivated in a mighty great way!   Listen in as J shares his story, songwriting process, and social media too! You have to check it out and get a taste of his music too! J E...


DE90 Felice LaZae | Bluesy, Soulful Rock with a Hint of Jazz!
“My voice is my main instrument.”   Felice LaZae sings and writes songs surrounding her personal experiences and emotions. She’s had the influence of musical legends such as Led Zepellin, Janis Joplin, and Billie Holiday - and when you listen really closely, you can definitely feel and hear that bluesy-rock, jazz vibe in her songs!   A big fan of storytelling, Felice often finds herself writing her songs the way she would tell a life story. She’s also interest in film - suspense, mystery, and comic book ada...

DE89 Koda Corvette | From Classical Piano to Pop!
Started playing the piano at 5 years old, writing songs at 9. Wow, starting ‘em early, all right!   Koda Corvette is from the City of Angels and has been inspired to become a musician when she first saw Michael Jackson on stage! She’s driven and motivated, and people, she produces her own music! How cool is that!   Aside from being an awesome pianist, Koda also is a dancer, actor, and songwriter! Yup, that’s all she has in her schedule - NO BIG DEAL.She performed on her breakout school tour across Californi...

DE88 Taylor Henry | From Kentucky to Nashville, Still Rockin’!
He hates people.   Not really. But you gotta listen to him sing that bubbly song - it’s featured on today’s episode! Ladies and gentlemen, let’s all fly to Nashville to chat with the talented Taylor Henry.   During this interview, Taylor and I talk about music, production (we have the same awesome producer!), and performing. He’s got a lot to say about Nashville and how it has become his home away from home (Northern Kentucky!)   Take a listen and enjoy a sneak peek into Taylor’s music!   On this episode: ...


DE87 Jill Pavel | Uplifting Indie Artists in an Epic Way
Hard work. Work ethic. Authenticity. The ingredients to success.   I can’t even begin to say how honored and thrilled I am to have this amazing person on the dHarmic Evolution show today. She has created more than just a music label, but as a movement as well. Ladies and gents, help me in welcoming Jill Pavel.   Jill works with aspiring artists and helps them reach their goals by encouraging them to work hard and be consistent in their passion for music. Honestly, I am blown away by this lady’s business sma...

DE86 Jon Cresswell | The Music Marvel from Manassas
Stellar production, stellar musicmaking!   I got the musical marvel Jon Cresswell on the show today, and man, I just gotta say he is awesome! Growing up around music in his hometown of Manassas, Virginia, Jon learned how to play the guitar by picking up his mom’s acoustic guitar.   We talk a lot about his production and the guitars he uses for his songs, as well as the gigs he does. You really gotta strap up your seatbelts for this guy because he will take you for a ride! Trust me on this. On this episode...

DE85 Shan Smile | Making the World a Beautiful Place with Music and Smiles
And off we go to the UK to witness the radiance of this lovely girl’s smile.   Hey, everyone, welcome back to dHarmic Evolution and today, we have a special guest all the way from the United Kingdom, and I can’t wait for you guys to feast on her wonderful music - and British accent. On the show today is Shanice Smita aka Shan Smile. You gotta love that name!   Growing up in a musical family worked in her favor as she, too, picked up the guitar and started singing and writing her own songs. I’m thankful for ...


DE84: Alissa Feudo | Acoustic Meets Electronic!
How about a trip to Georgia to visit the lovely Alissa Feudo!   It all started with her brother teaching her how to play the guitar. She enjoyed it, she loved it - and from then on, it became a calling. Alissa is drawn to creating music she loves - I mean, don’t we all? From middle school to college, Alissa brought her passion and continuously molded her talents.   On this interview, Alissa shares with me her songwriting style and how she loves to play intimate acoustic gigs. But it doesn’t stop there! When...

DE83: Jeri Wade | Getting the Groove on with Neo Soul
Mixing up the old school and modern hip-hop and rap - that’s Jeri Wade’s groove!   Let’s head on over to Michigan and check out the unique fusion music - neo soul, if you may! Jeri Wade is a model, she’s a singer-songwriter, and she’s an actress now too! The play she stars on, While She Waits, will premier on the 30th of April. Man, this girl totally does it all!   I enjoyed talking with Jeri - we discussed her songwriting process, the unique use of the harp on one of her songs, social media, and the Ja...

DE82 Jamie Dupuis | Talented Hands and Imagination
Somebody’s got the fingers and ears for music - that’s for sure!   My guest for today, Jamie Dupuis, hails all the way from Ontario, Canada - and man, he just brought the dHarmic Evolution house down with his great pieces of guitar music! I’ve always been a fan of fingerstyle guitar playing - and this guy has got it nailed down! Trust me.   Michael Hedges? Yeah, close! He’s a fan, and so am I - so it’s a given that we hit it right off. I enjoyed every single bit of this interview. We talked about his di...


DE81: Peter Lewy | The Cellist Singer-Songwriter from NYC
Singing while playing the cello? Easy-peasy! Well, at least for this guy!   Peter Lewy from New York City makes uniquely cool music that I enjoy so much! He plays the cello, but he also is a singer-songwriter - and guess what! He tours Italy every single year. No big deal!   On this interview, Peter talks about how he became a cellist and how he learned how to sing while playing this awesome instrument. I can only imagine the perseverance and talent this guy has! Seriously.. Who does that! And he record...

DE80: Maggie McClure | Bringing Homegrown Music from OK to LA
Landed the lead role and got her song in a movie that would be featured at the Cannes Film Festival! How does one manage to do that?   Maggie McClure, homegrown musician from Oklahoma, moved all the way to Los Angeles to get her hustle on. And hustle on she did! Maggie made stops in Nashville and whipped up some amazing tunes and melodies with her husband - and yes, with a separate suitcase for all her coats too!   You wouldn’t believe what this young lady is capable of doing - she sings, she writes, sh...

DE79: Nataliya Medvedovskaya | The Classical Composer-Pianist from Russia
She started singing at 8 months old! Could you believe that!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we got such a talented lady on the show!   Originally from Russia, Nataliya studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. She does classical music involving a wide range of instruments - plus she writes lyrics for pop songs! It’s amazing what this woman can do. She tells me about the ba...


DE78: Anielle Reid | "Just Me and My Banjo"
DE78: Anielle Reid | "Just Me and My Banjo"   Her musical life turned around when she put down her guitar and picked up that banjo.   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I talk once again to another backyard gem - right here in Union City, New Jersey! I visit with the magical singer-songwriter, Anielle Reid!   Semi-professionally, she’s been making music for two years - but she ha...

DE77: Laura Cheadle | Keeping the Blues Alive with Family by Her Side
“We never used session players; it's all the family.” How close are they!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go to my neighbor - right here in New Jersey, with the talented Laura Cheadle!   It’s all in the family with this girl! She sings, her brother is on the guitars, her dad is a master at the bass, and they have an honorary Cheadle - Tina, the drummer! They tour together, ...

DE76: Jessica Jolia | Music Does Run in the Blood of this Vocal Diva!
She tours, she writes, she sings, she teaches people how to sing! This girl is at the top of her music game! Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we travel to the City of Angels, Los Angeles, to chat with the Vocal Diva Jessica Jolia! Jessica has kept herself busy with singing, performing, touring - and now she’s writing songs for herself! She’s working on her EP, which we can’t wait t...


DE75: Michele Holland | The Sweet Smilin’ Saskatchewan Songstress
“You’ve always gotta be one step ahead.” And one step ahead she is!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go back up north to Canada with a country-rockin’ chick, Michelle Holland!   This talented artist from Sasketchewan rocked the dHarmic Evolution podcast, and I’m so excited as we talk about the stories behind her songs and her songwriting process. It’s great how she’s keeping...

DE74A: The Experience | "Ride On" with Jacked Up Jimmy
Here we are again at the last Friday of the month - and you all know what that means: it’s time for the Experience!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Jacked Up Jimmy knocks on my door again and talks about - well - the elections!   But before that, listen up as I tell you the story behind my original song, “Ride On,” how amazing my production team led by Kim Copeland is (yes, I never get tired of ...

DE74: Jessica Meuse | The Southern Belle That'll Blow You Away
“I’m not going to waste my energy on negativity.” Yes, we should all learn to get rid of negativity   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go down south to Alabama to visit the talented Jessica Meuse!   At the young age of 10, Jessica already knew she wanted to make music and perform. She has been on the road a lot and has a lot of performing experience - including American Idol ...


DE73 Times Up Music | Veteran-Musicians, Literally
The veterans of music. Oh yes, they are. Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we talk to two vintage-loving musicians, Chuck and Roddy of Times Up Music! These guys were in the service, but eventually settled down and went back to their first love: music. They do jazz and gogo music - and it’s a beautiful fusion of all vintage sounds! I love it! On this episode, Times Up Music brings ...

DE72 Dilana | The Lioness Roars for Equality, Kindness, and Love for Music
“I believe in equality and making others feel good.” Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go visit the Lioness at her den! Dilana, originally from South Africa, roars loudly on stage with a voice so powerful she can totally rock your world. She’s gone through so much, especially in her personal life, and all these experiences have driven her to be more passionate with her craft. So...

DE71 Cory Singer | Moving Forward with Positivity and Passion
With the right frame of mind, we can definitely do anything!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we visit my neighbor - a fellow musician from New Jersey - Cory Singer!   Cory always knew he wanted to sing, and he found himself musically back in high school. He also joined The Kandi Factory on Bravo TV and actually won the episode he was on! So honored to have such a talented dude...


DE70: Heather Waters | This Girl Keeps Walking and Singing!
This ship is definitely not sinking!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to South Africa to chat with a talented lady, the beautiful Heather Waters!   Heather is an amazing lady who tells me to “go well!” Have you ever been told that? We had a great chat on this episode, and she tells me all about her musical experiences in her hometown, as well as when she went...

DE69: John Kitsco | The Complete Musician
It’s safe to say that he’s all over the musical universe!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we visit an amazingly talented Canadian artist, John Kitsco.   John is an aerial photographer, a musician, songwriter, and producer too! See? What did I tell you about him being all over the place. John tells me about his younger years, writing songs about love and heartbreak - oh yes, he...

DE68: Amanie / Illfated | The Black Beauty from Saskatchewan
She’s been writing songs since she was nine years old!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Saskatchewan, Canada, to chat with a talented young artist!   Originally from Sudan, Amanie and her family moved to Canada as refugees, and she has lived in Saskatchewan since she was three. At age nine, she started to express herself through songs. The problem? She wasn...


DE67: Melissa B | Dance All Night, Sing All Night
We all just gotta BREATHE.   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we’re much more closer to home - in New York City.   Melissa B is a unique voice in a sea of beautiful music. Having grown up with parents who were in the military, she lived most of her younger life moving from one country to another - from Japan, to Germany, to Hawaii.   Her father was her main influencer. Before h...

DE66A The Experience | English Bob Visits and the Debut of "Three Miles Wide" & Peter Griffin!
Guess who dropped by today! Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. How’s everyone doing? It’s the last Friday of the month again, and you all know what that means: time for The Experience! On today’s episode, we have English Bob joining me and we talk about his fear of falling bridges - and basically the reason why he has never, ever - despite his being English and all - stepped foot in London! Woah! Revelations, revelations! ...

DE66 Idril | The Princess of the Elves Dazzles Us with Music
A demanding ear and a demanding soul, these are what today’s guest has! Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we travel all the way to Athens, Greece, to visit the lovely and unique artist, Idril. Calling herself the Princess of the Elves, Idril makes her way into the music scene, showcasing her vocal prowess as well as her incredible talent in putting together lyrics and melody. She is...


DE65: Anthony Everest | Sharing Love from the Heart to the World through Music
Music has brought him closer to his Creator.   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to the UK to visit another talented artist with a heart, Anthony Everest.   Anthony Everest is a homegrown artist. He has gone through so many trials in his life, from feeling like an outcast as a child to being saved from emotional issues by his faith. Music became his sanctuary, an...

DE64: Crossroad Y | When Their Paths Crossed, Magical Music Was Born
And now I take you back to the Land Down Under!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I chat with Joanna of the awesome soft rock/folk band, Crossroad Y!   Crossroad Y is made up of the lovely Joanna, John, and Fabio. The three of them come from different backgrounds, and they met while working in the CBD of Sydney. Today, they have a number of songs under their belt and are continu...

DE63: Trevor Kevin | Rockin' the Original Music School and Dr Scientist
Music and creativity sure does run in the blood! Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. I have a special guest with me today – my son, Trevor Kevin O’Connor! Trevor is the vocalist and lead guitarist for the band Dr Scientist, and he has several awesome tracks on his belt! He writes based on his emotions, and his songs reflect that of his passion toward loving, losing, and moving on. He also teaches music t...


DE62: Sarantos | Songwriting from the Heart
Indeed a descendant of the Greek gods!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we a Greek musician living in Chicago: Sarantos.   Sarantos keeps himself busy with writing and producing music, as well as writing a trilogy! Yes! He’s that creative - and that busy! During the interview, he tells me about how it is being an indie artist and what keeps him up and about the entire year. I ...

DE61: Joy Villa | Living Life Artistically
All she wants to do is living her artistic life! And boy is she pulling that off quite nicely!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Sydney, Australia, to chat with Joy Villa! She’s an American but constantly travels the world, spreading her awesomeness all around!   Joy loves to travel and does a lot of motivational speaking, along with making music of course. ...

DE60: Ni'Ela Rocks | The Girl with a Gypsy Soul Sings about Angels' Wings
This angel certainly does love to fly!   Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Houston, Texas, to visit the girl with a gypsy soul - Ni’ela Rocks!   Ni’ela is a DJ/singer-songwriter who loves to travel. She is passionate about her music, and today she is starting her own beverage company. With her free spirit and adventurous nature, one can only imagine how unique...


DE59: Millie Manders | Pop-Punk Powerhouse from London
In the mood for punk pop? Well, you’re in the right spot! On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, I got a London lady oozing with personality and awesomeness - the rockin’ and rollin’ Millie Manders.   Millie grew up with music all around her, with Glenn Miller and the Red Hot Chili Peppers as two of her early influences. She’s got such a powerful voice that I believe the saying “bring the house down” was actually made for her! Seriously!   This musical powerhouse writes songs that is inspired by ...

DE58A: Jacked Up Jimmy | The Experience and 51 Shades of Grey
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. It’s the last Friday of the month, and with me again today is a very special guest - Jacked Up Jimmy! Did you miss him? I’m still debating on whether or not I did!   Well, yeah, so Jacked Up dropped by again today - and guess what! He drove in on a backhoe! I mean, is that even possible? We chatted up and discussed some really interesting things. We talked about sex, a...

DE 58: Amy Rose | Country-Singing Canadian Chick Loves "Nash Vegas"
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Ontario, Canada! Yes, Canada once again! I talk with Amy Rose who has a powerful voice that can just move you! She has amazing vocals paired with such inspiring songs.   Her early exposure to country music influenced her musical genre greatly, and she definitely nails country music! Amy Rose has Nashville written all over her s...


DE57: Alyssa Simmons | The Girl from the Motor City
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Austin, Texas via the lovely and talented Alyssa Simmons. She’s originally from Detroit, and you know what they say, you can take the girl out of the Motor City but can never take the Motor City out of the girl.   Alyssa has started singing at a very young age and even got to audition to be Hannah Montana! Now we’ve got a supers...

DE56: Angelique Bianca | Dancing Under the Stars in Ibiza
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Los Angeles, California, to chat with a uniquely talented artist, Angelique Bianca.   Growing up, Angelique has always been passionate about music. She’s an empowered lady who has strong opinions about society and how the world runs today. Angelique tells me that she loves writing songs that are about things that are going on in...

DE55 Hannah Lyndsay Lane writes Poetry in Math Class, While Stimulating Her Songwriting!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to South Carolina to visit with a young and talented musician, Hannah Lyndsay Lane.   Hannah started singing at the age of four and has gone on to adding melody into her poems. Her dad is also a musician, so there’s no surprise in her being a singer-songwriter! Safe to say that music does run in the blood! Good genes you got there,...


DE54 Katie Ann Leaves the West Coast for Buffalo NY, and Finds a new Vein of Creativity!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we move closer to home, to Buffalo, New York, and chat with the lovely and mega talented - Katie Ann!   Did she know she left sunny San Diego to live in not-so-sunny New York? Well, yes, she did! She made an epic move and has been working on her career since then - having a sophomore album set to come out called Driven. Katie Ann wants to show the w...

DE53 Jacqueline Kellock from Calgary Canada Does Her Best Work In The Car!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go back to Calgary, Canada, to visit with a talented songwriter, Jacqueline Kellock.   Jackie takes us to her hometown of Calgary and tells me all the great stories of cowboys and crazy, civilized Friday night fun! She also shares her songwriting style - hint: it has something to do with cars and rocking chairs. It’s all about the motion, baby! ...

DE52 Susan Muranty, The Uncompromising Artistic Beauty From Sydney, Graces The Airwaves on Dharmic Evolution!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we visit the Land Down Under once again via the talented artist, Susan Muranty!   Susan is not only an amazing singer-songwriter, she also is a painter, and sculpter! Talk about a creative soul. Susan and I talk about her music, her passion, and how she loves to live her life in beauty. We delve into a creative talk about how a painting touched her ...


DE51 Jaye D Marie Singer Songwriter and Cartoon creator from Canada Joins me for a fine New Year!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to Canada to visit with an amazing singer, songwriter, teacher, and cartoonist! Yes, she’s all over the place! Busy woman indeed - she’s Jaye D Marie!   Jaye D Marie began singing a long time ago when she was working as a waitress and came up with a mobile karaoke business. She’s got several beautiful songs under her belt, and she’s worked with many ta...

DE50 Sophia May R&B Queen of the Dance Scene from the UK Visits Dharmic Evolution!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we go all the way to the United Kingdom again to chat with a talented RnB artist, Sophia May!   Sophia May always knew she had a knack for writing songs and singing - and she enjoyed what she was doing, so she pursued a musical career. Growing up listening to Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, Sophia evolved into an amazing artist who mirrors the two musical legends in h...

DE49 Jordan White Rock Artist From Philadelphia Shares With Us Some Excellent Vocals & Songwriting, It's All About Brotherly Love!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I hang out with a rock musician who started performing professionally at the age of 7! Woah! Everyone, help me welcome Jordan White!   Jordan professes that his main music influences include a majority of those from the sixties and seventies. Right now, he plays his show solo but does occasionally perform with a band or as a duo. He’s been busy, busy, busy playing live ...


DE48A The Experience #2 New Song "Connected" English Bob, Shark Tank, Bavarian Beans, And Roasted Yak!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. Merry Christmas, everyone! I’ve got a special guest today - all the way from England. He’s quite a handful, but it’s always a great time to hang out with this fella! Ladies and gents, join me and English Bob on today’s episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast!   English Bob dropped by and talked about his little fiasco with Dr. Woofenboot - all because he was feeling a bit flatulent! Crack...

DE48 Heather Ballentine from Toronto Canada is My Favorite Pin Up Girl, she's Got Christmas Kisses For You!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I am joined by a pin-up girl! How fun! Not only is she a super talented singer and songwriter, she’s also a model, a dancer, and an entrepreneur too! I mean, what can this lady NOT do, huh? Ladies and gentlemen, I have Heather Ballentine for you all today!   Heather is originally from California but moved to Canada after she got married; and incidentally, that’s where s...

DE47 Laramie Cooley with Awesome Songwriting Will Make My Irish Brothers & Sisters Melt with Adoration!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we take a trip to Kilkenny, Ireland, by way of New Mexico with today’s talented guest - the lovely Laramie Cooley.   Laramie has got a killer singing voice, and she’s also a great screenwriter, as well as a makeup artist! I know. What can this girl not do, huh? On this interview, we talk about how she traced her roots to Ireland, and ever since she found out, she’s been...


DE46 Chas Castell From the UK, Now in LA, Shares His World of Music, Film, & Business Strategies
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, a talented singer all the way from the UK joins me!   Chas Castell is originally from the UK but has since found his home in Los Angeles, California. He tells me about how he went through the transition of moving from one continent to another, how he shifted from working as a project manager to being a musician (and using that background to leverage his own music promot...

DE45 Jennifer Logue Teaches us How To 'Rock On Philly" Jenn Has A Heart & Voice of Gold!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I have with me a lady who’s not only busy making music but is also concerned with connecting the people to the music, especially in the Philadelphia area. Ladies and gentlemen, Jennifer Logue.   Jennifer is behind the awesome blog called Rock On Philly, which is a website dedicated to the Philadelphia music scene. Jen came about the blog when she moved from New York to ...

DE44 Australian Singer/Songwriter Clodagh has an Approach to Music Unlike Anyone Else, its Rapunzel in Reverse!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I have with me an interesting artist. She’s so mystical and has that fairy tale vibe to her!   Meet Clodagh, all the way from Sydney, Australia. She’s has amazing talent, great taste - and she produces her own music! How cool is that! On this episode, Clodagh tells me about her childhood and how growing up with medieval reenactor parents influenced her music massively! ...


DE43 Bob Cannon From Montclair NJ Killer Songwriter, & Hangs Out With Harlan Howard!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I have with me a good friend of mine from the music scene, who is a phenomenal guitar player - Bob Cannon!    Bob tells me about his early influencers, such as Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Buddy Holly, and a lot more! And you could easily hear these people in his music. He also talks about his songwriting style and how he has traveled and moved all over the country - ...

DE42 Joe Romeo from Australia is a Doctor that writes Amazing Christian Rock Songs
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I take you all the way to the Land Down Under to talk with an amazingly talented songwriter - Dr. Joe Romeo! Yes, you read that right. He’s a medical practitioner in Australia, but has since known that his true passion lies with music.   Joe talks about his early influences and his first love - Mozart! During his younger years, he has leaned toward a more musical side ...

DE41 Jenn Herman is a Social Media Guru, Listen and Learn How to Do it from Jenn!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I have quite a powerhouse of a lady when it comes to social media marketing! She’s set up a consulting and coaching business over the years and is still growing, partnering with different authorities and leaders in the social media world--Jenn Herman!   Jenn began with a blog that she says had around a 100 readers. She didn’t start with a big audience, just like everyon...


DE40A The Experience #1 Jacked up Jimmy visits, and James Kevin Debut's "Tango On"
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. It’s the last Friday of the month, and with me today is a very special guest - Jacked Up Jimmy! Quite a character, he is! Man, you’re gonna love this episode.   I’ll also be debuting my song “Tango On” from the Gratitude album. I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful production team - with Kim Copeland as my kickass producer, of course - to work with on this album. I had so much fun doing...

DE40 Lisa Casalino Sings with Style, and has The Classic Approach, but still loves Motley Crue!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. Today, I have my first-ever jazz vocalist artist guest, and she’s got one heck of a voice - Lisa Casalino, all the way from Beverly Hills, California.   Lisa talks about how she got started in music, being raised in a family of music lovers - she tells me that her father had a collection of records which she grew up listening to. You know, this lady is full of surprises! She’s into music t...

DE39 Jessica Mellott has Serious Pipes, Listen To Her Sing Here!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, I have the lovely Jessica Mellott, originally from the East Coast but has since been based in Los Angeles, California.   Jessica shares to me her passion for music, how she realized she had a talent of music at a very early age, and her musical influences. It’s amazing how this girl grew up with a mixture of musical genres - Tina Turner, Led Zepellin, AC/DC, Mariah Care...


DE38 Heather Ann Havenwood is The "Chief Sexy Boss", James Kevin Salutes!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. Today we are going for a ride to Austin, Texas! Man, this episode sure is something!   With me today is the serial entrepreneur, sales and marketing coach, copywriter, small business activist, and CHIEF SEXY BOSS (yes, you read that right!) - no other than Heather Ann Havenwood.   Heather is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies, and  marketing. She’s so...

DE37 Michael O'Neal, Podcaster, Race Car Driver, Drummer, and More!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. On today’s episode, we visit an amazing entrepreneur and the host of the Solopreneur Hour podcast, the great Michael O’Neal.   Michael is not only an established online entrepreneur but also a drummer, a car enthusiast, and an overall awesome person! It’s wonderful to hear that this powerhouse actually came from a family of musicians! Woah! Not only is Michael a talented musician, but he a...

DE36 Kylie Odetta Shows us all How to Deal With Bullying By Singing & Writing!
Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. In today’s episode, I have with me a beautiful young lady who discovered her passion at the early age of 5, and started writing songs at 8---Kylie Odetta.   Kylie Odetta from South Carolina has always known that she wanted to be a musician. From the first time she went on stage and performed at her school’s talent show, she knew right away she wanted to do that for the rest of her life. ...


DE35 "Stuart" Reveals, There has Never Been a Better Time to be In the Music Business!
DE35 StuartFM | Master Musician from Portland   Introduction Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. And boy have I got a story to tell today! On this episode, I have with me the amazing Stuart of Stuart.fm. I’m excited to have him on the show today, as this music master has got it nailed down! His guitar riffs and slides is heaven to the ears!   Join us as we chat about his history, when he first picked up his guitar - whic...

DE34 Owen Kortz from Denver Colorado Inspires all with his music and his Teaching!
DE 34 Owen Kortz Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. In today’s episode, we go all the way to Denver, Colorado to speak with another talented artist, Owen Kortz.   Owen grew up in a musical family, with a major Beatles influence. In high school, he took his first guitar lessons and easily fell deep in love with musicmaking. While learning, his mother who also wrote songs coached him, hence becoming the powerful musician and...

DE33 Kimberly Otte from Denver Colorado Sings and writes with Style!
DE33 Kimberly Otte    Welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution podcast with me James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter and master storyteller. In today’s episode, I have a very special guest who is an absolute natural-born artist. It’s my pleasure to have with me on the show, Kimberly Otte straight from Denver, Colorado.   Kimberly grew up in a home that didn’t allow much extracurricular activities, but she knew deep in her heart that she wanted to make music; she just didn’t know how. Eventually, Kimberly...


DE32 Katie O'Toole Produces music around the world, hear it here!
Katie is a music producer in LA California, grew up in Montana on an Indian Reservation started playing Piano as first instrument, started with the suzuki method, studied as a classical musician, but it seemed like a chore..... Once I started being creative with piano and in 8th grade i got a guitar with the Tascam Recorder, #244 experimenting with sound and instruments, and was very exciting.......... Studied in Oregon and Montana in College and knew I wanted something creative, applied to Berkley, got in...

DE31 Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts take the West by storm with Outlaw Country!
Taking a short from touring break but on the figure 8 Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota My Mom played the Troubadour, bars, and family, more of a Hobby, but got me interested in Music, High School, Garage Band High School,  We play "Outlaw Country" Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, my brother loved AC/DC, I play a Tennessee Rose Gretch, I have a lot of Guitar players that I really like, Angus Young, Brad Paisley, John Fruscianiti, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, all the legends, Clap...

DE30 Neil Barlow is a Songwriter from the UK, and knows how to put it all together!
Neil's family moved out on him because of his after shave, Drums drew me into the music scene along with the Glam Rock stage. Drums really came up in the mix around the mid 80's, Bernie Taupin was someone I admired, I would write lyrics to Kenny G's music just to have a melody to work with. I started writing poetry in school, and wrote what I felt from the Heart. I went to Art College, a tutor there was working with a Producer, and put me in touch, I wrote "Talk to you"  Vickie Fallon, on vocals, and Garet...


DE29 Katey Laurel has a heart of Gold, you can feel it in her Music!
Katey Laurel is from the great state of Colorado, but grew up in Vermont, then travelled in the VW bus, just like the hippie days! From the Delaware water Gap, to the Appalachian Mnts, with dulcimer playing, then a Coal town in Colorado. There were horses near the flat tops wilderness area, not far from Wyoming. I have lived in an amazing place near the Mountains, but now am in the Suburbs, but still love being near the Mountains...... The Optimist, a really great track, and its me in perpetuity, overall ...

DE28 Amanda Shaw from the UK is a Singer/Songwriter!
I was born in Sussex, but did a lot of gigs in the Brighton area, I was influence by Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Delta Goodrem, and play piano and sing, I had a formal education and learned about piano and voice, I started with classical voice and training. 3 New records, Live for now, the acoustic album, & belle époque, is a co write with Maggie K De Monde, who was with Scarlet Fantastic in the 80's. No memory.........Belle époque brings me to a beautiful new era, and its time to embrace that, I met my other ha...

DE27 Sue B Zimmerman is "The Instagal" learn about Instagram here!
Sue Teaches us all about Instagram and how to use it properly, a native New Englander, started as an Entrepreneur, with Dad, as a 13 year old in an auto parts store. Learned all about being exposed to business at an early age. First business was painting metal hair berets, and sold them at school to other girls who wanted to buy! This was the first of 18 business's Business is in my DNA, had many different business ventures, getting on Periscope as and early adopter, and Love Instagram more than anything ...


DE26 April Forrest Singer/Songwriter from Boston
Born in Connecticut but new home is Boston! Dancing in the Crib! I did ballet, went to New York often, loved hip hop, wanted to be President until Selina's death. Using my dancing to go into music, then took up flute, didgeridoo, and kazoo (not really) but then came piano, I like to describe my music to producers, then by way of selection, I will process and then select. Jada was a band that I spent 8 years in, a Boston based girl group, I brought my dance chops to the table while working on my singing. Wo...

DE25 Ray Blue, Jazz Master, Educator, Composer, and Sax player!
Ray Blue started out on Clarinet, but the Saxophone was calling, and I needed to respond, I was hearing ideas early on in my career and improvised. Mixing R&B, Soul, and Jazz, led me to eventual compositions. Rhythm is so important, and Hugh Masekela was a big influence.  Music started in Eclectic diverse places such as Africa, Europe etc, and America is a Hybrid of sounds. Classic, Jazz, R&b, Folk, and Jazz.  The Cross Culture Connection is celebrating our 10th year designed to promote Jazz Education thr...

DE24 Ann Burstyn is the lead singer for Dream Aria, Canadian, a Canadian Progressive Rock band!
Ann Burstyn is the guest on Dharmic Evolution today, she comes from a musical family, and listened to Classical music as a child. Toto is a favorite band, and influenced her amongst other artists such as ABBA. Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen, are some mentioned. Dealing with Stage Fright was something Ann overcame.  *Rhythm of now The band uses DAT, Digital Audio Tape as part of their recording process. The dog is barking, the FedEx Man is here, the TV, the AC is raging! Members: Current Membe...


DE23 Gesso Mystic Eyes Interview
Gesso Mystic Eyes resided in the UK, but grew up in Ghana, in the Western part of Africa, he loves Sundays, as Sunday's were "Fun days" according to Gesso, he was in a band "The Bad Examples" and James Kevin felt he was in that band. James Kevin thought he called Africa a country, but he would be wrong, Gesso, wanted to be a Civil Engineer, but music pulled him away. James Kevin thought it would take several lifetimes to tour the Continent of Africa!  Hendrix, was the catalyst for Gesso's approach to musi...

DE22 Brian Foraker Interview
Brian Foraker is a Mastering Engineer in Nashville who worked with Super Producer Keith Olson and recorded for Yes, 38 Special, Stevie Nicks, ELP, Heart, Kiss, Night Ranger, Jefferson Starship, Whitesnake, and Rick Springfield, but that's just the tip of the Iceberg, WHAT A STORY! Strap up your seat belts and lets go for a ride!...

DE21 Rosanne Leslie Interview
Rosanne Leslie is an author, speaker, and life coach who has valuable insights and life experiences that can help people who are stuck and need to move on to the next level in their life. 25 years ago little warrior had a dream, wrote it down, then it turned into a book, then products, then workshops. this was just the beginning........... The Divorce created little warrior, then began the coaching, after she coached herself! It was an organic situation that came to its natural fruition, the whole story in...





DE10 Jodi Fedor Interview
Jodi Fedor circles half way around the world as a tiny tot, begins her life in a boat, and  begins to help the world, one soul at a time!...


DE9 Chris Lipper Interview
Chris overcomes Dyslexia, the stock market, selling to every floor in the Empire State  Building! Inventor, patent specialist, and the story goes on and on!...

DE8 Carol Schulte
Carol has done amazing things throughout her entire life, and shows no signs of slowing  down! Check out the amazing story on this interview!...

DE7 Mandy Del Rio Interview
Mandy Del Rio takes us on her travels from the San Francisco Bay area to the  New York Metro area, covering music, film, and Television!...


DE6 Colin O'Donohoe Interview
Colin O'Donohoe is making a difference in your world and mine, but stretching time, and integrating culture with music....

DE5 Anthony Vitale Interview
Anthony Vitale builds the future with the talents of todays youth, by teaching them all about songwriting and creativity at The Original Music School...


DE4 Jack Thomas Smith Interview
Jack Thomas Smith takes us into the world of Film, Directing, Producing, and what really goes on behind the scenes in the world of the Independent Film!...

DE3 Kim Copeland Interview
Kim Copeland describes her Journey from Texas to Nashville, find out how she has risen to become one of the most successfull Indie music Producers on Music Row, a captivating Interview!...

DE1 Dr. Christopher Stepien Interview
Doctor Christopher Stepien, a man who rose from a dark past, lives in a bright present, and shows us what its like to face a brightest future!...