dHarmic Evolution

dHarmic Evolution Podcast

Master Storyteller James Kevin O'Connor creates a platform for inspired interviews from SInger/Songwriters, Authors, Speakers, and Thought Leaders, Music and Film Producers, Fashion Models, Life coaches, Social Media experts and mentors, and all who have an Inspired story to share, this show is all original, complete with original music!

DE280 Anatomy of A Song - The Process, From Idea To Finished Product
Today’s show is going to be a little different as I focus on the process that goes into producing my songs. I’m sure you’ll all find the episode very insightful and entertaining, more so if you’re an artist. The song I’ll be analyzing is Drill Down. Drill Down is a song featured in my Geography of the Soul album, which I released in 2014. How I draft my songs. Having been blessed with creative songwriting skills, I usually try to focus on including at least 10-15 songs per album. The album featured songs a...

DE279 George Hillman, Songwriter, Musician, Engineer, Pastor, & God's Grace
George Hillman all the way from New Jersey is our guest today. Since 1994, George has been recording and performing his unique style of Christian music that’s a blend of pop-rock and RnB. George is a producer and has helped engineer, and produce songs for local, regional, and widely known Christian artists, such as singer-songwriter, Gary Oliver, guitarist Mike Deasey of The Wrecking Crew Fame, Jason Alvarez, and Daniel M Stutz. George is also a pastor at a Bloomfield, New Jersey Ministry. If you’ve been bl...

DE279 George Hillman, Songwriter, Musician, Engineer, Pastor, & God's Grace
George Hillman all the way from New Jersey is our guest today. Since 1994, George has been recording and performing his unique style of Christian music that’s a blend of pop-rock and RnB. George is a producer and has helped engineer, and produce songs for local, regional, and widely known Christian artists, such as singer-songwriter, Gary Oliver, guitarist Mike Deasey of The Wrecking Crew Fame, Jason Alvarez, and Daniel M Stutz. George is also a pastor at a Bloomfield, New Jersey Ministry. If you’ve been bl...


DE278 The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, What Can You Do?
Starting off today’s show with the magical sounds of a tropical beach in the South of Thailand. With today’s focus on the Great Pacific Garbage patch, my question to you is, how long do you think we have before it all goes away? As a species, we are undoubtedly behind the destruction of countless marine and land plants and animals. We’re only getting worse by the day. Like the other day, I witnessed a lady come out from a car and throw a cigarette she was smoking on the ground and stepped on it. The mere...

DE277 Brad Lambert, Building Relationships First, Business Will Then Follow
Joining me on the show today is producer, talent manager, and international speaker Brad Lambert. Brad was born and raised in Pittsburgh. So it was no surprise when he started off his career working with The Steelers by helping their athletes in marketing and branding themselves. Passionate and self-driven for success, Brad moved to LA. This proved to be the highlight for his career as he worked with the legendary Robert Downey Jr and team, then, on to some of the biggest Hollywood brands, including Disne...

DE276 Humpback Comeback!, Whales Teach Human Beings How To Behave?
The humpback whale is making a comeback into existence! After humans hunted them close to the brink of total extinction, the south Atlantic humpback whales have recovered to about 90% of their historic population. It is estimated that whale hunters in the late 1700s all the way to the mid-1900s killed at least 300,000 humpback whales. With whale protection policies being put into place in the 1960s, the total population of the humpback has ever since grown from 440 humpbacks in 1958 to the current 24,900. T...


DE275 The American Indian, Jesus And A Powerful Belief System
Hello everyone. I’m going to keep today’s show short and simple. Indians and Jesus. My focus today is on the strong spiritual belief that the native Indians in America had. They not only recognized a form of divine power that existed but also appreciated the land and nature that a higher power had provided for them. When the pilgrims migrated into America from Europe, they came here without much. They were tired and hungry from the long travels. It was the indigenous American Indians that offered them help ...

DE274 Cynthia Brando, Why Artist’s Are Prone To Sadness, Depression and Suicide.
Cynthia Brando, Why Artists Are Prone To Sadness, Depression, and Suicide. Joining me on the show today is Cynthia Brando. A talented singer and songwriter, Cynthia is Based in L.A and has a recognizably unique and silky voice. She has over the years performed in many venues, festivals, homes, and as a street performer too. Cynthia recently founded Music Emerging, a personal project where she devotes time to the emotional well being of her fellow colleagues in the music industry through her blog, workshops,...

DE273 Pastor Soaries: Teaching Us That It’s All About Relationship!
With all the demonstrations going on in the country right now, I think it’s important that we focus on how we can best solve the situation that’s slowly getting out of control.   Earlier this week, my brother shared with me an article by Tom Bergeron which featured Pastor Soaries. The article is a quick summary of the chaos that America has found itself in, and how we can focus on rebuilding a peaceful, diverse, and just society. My Personal Relationship with  Pastor Soaries  Pastor Soaries has served as a ...


DE 272 Rick Caballo Creative Artist With An Eye For Branding And Marketing
Joining us on the show today is Rick Caballo. Rick is a full reflection of art and creativity as a full-time passion and career. Now based in Nashville, Rick was born and raised in Wollongong, Sydney, Australia. Being a musical artist, Rick has played for audiences across Australia, the USA, and Europe. As a songwriter, he’s won numerous accolades and has been nominated for several more. He has a natural passion for artistic creativity, and can easily multi-task multiple projects as a musician, photographer...

DE271 We Were Victorious, Celebrating Our Freedom Worldwide!
Special Thanks to Tom Robinson from Beyond Today Magazine Beyond Today Magazine source https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyond-today-magazine/d-day-and-divineintervention#comments It’s been 75 years since D-Day, June 6, 1944, when Western Allied forces during World War II launched the largest invasion in history with nearly 7,000 ships of all sorts and more than 11,000 planes, crossing the English Channel and landing more than 150,000 troops (and moreover the days that followed) on the beaches of Normandy ...

DE270 Viva La France, The Great Things You Did Not Know About France!
Today’s show will take a leaning to the French people and their culture. First off, I want to thank all my fans from France. I was checking out my dHarmic Evolution Podcast download stats, and right behind America, France is the country with the 2nd highest download stats. So thank you to all you French fans of the podcast! Weird enough though, I don’t think I’ve hosted any French guests on the show before. Having hosted artists from over 35 different countries, I am still looking to host a French artist. ...


DE269 All Graduates!, you are an important piece of the “Chain of Love”
Today’s show is all about the chain of love. For a big part of America. This is the month of graduation. Characterized by proms, senior nights, epic graduation ceremonies alongside other parties. However, with the current global pandemic, so many have had to cancel or postpone this key milestone of their lives. After my brother reached out to me earlier this month, I could tell he was empathetic about his daughter, and my niece - Cassy -. This was because they could only hold a small celebration in light of...

DE268 Captain Tom Moore #1 on the UK Charts, and his inspirational Life story
99 Years Old. Served his country in the 2nd world war and won medals for his heroic achievement. Worked as a sales manager before finally retiring in 1987. Beat skin cancer and several hip-related surgeries. Raced and won numerous motorcycle contests and even contested in T.V shows. You might think that Captain Tom Moore would be content with his long list of life achievements to retire from any kind of service and take it easy. But oh no, Captain Tom Moore has recently broken a long list of records by rais...

DE267 “Flyin”, Are You Brave Enough To Take Your First Flight?
Today’s show will be brief and revolve around a wonderful nature experience that I was very lucky to be a part of. A new tweeting family recently moved in the front of my porch. Finches. From the creative hard-work, they put in when building their nests, around Mid-March this year, all the way to laying and hatching their eggs into little chicks. The entire experience was very sublime in a very personal way to me. With each passing day, and with the help of my phone and selfie-stick. I was able to have a...


DE266 Too much Zoom in The Room? Technology, and your best U!
I hope you’re all fairing well and strong through yet another week of the tough Covid-19 global pandemic. There won’t be any talk of the virus in today’s show. Instead, I’ll be reviewing my experience with Technology over the years, and give you insights on why going for top quality in every Tech project you have going on, is the key to your success. Recording Interview’s via Skype or Zoom This week, I had the opportunity to be interviewed and perform live via Skype, on “This N’ That” a show featured on WA...

DE265 What Are You Doing At Home?
Welcome back to the show everyone. I hope you’re all managing to handle things in the midst of the current pandemic that’s hit the entire globe.  Today’s show is going to be a little different and special.  I’ll be diving into what I’ve personally been keeping myself busy with, and share with you some tips and strategies on how you too, can cope with the strange and unknown situation that we’ve all unfortunately found ourselves in.  Since moving from New Jersey to Nashville at the beginning of last August, ...

DE264 Azalea, Australia & Canada combine beauty and Art, then steal your heart!
“Azalea” is the musical duo of Benjamin and Mia Hackett, they are an Australian-Canadian couple that write, produce, and perform original music together. Before they met, Benjamin and Mia both worked on their own solo music projects, but for some reason, it always felt to them that a key ingredient was lacking in their art. Having fatefully met in 2004, the duo worked on their first songwriting project together, and the magic they created from their chemistry was undeniably great. It was then that they disc...


DE263 Winston Justice, NFL, Wealth Management, Leadership through Service, “the Blueprint”
Winston Justice is a former NFL offensive lineman who from 2006 - 2014 played with the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. Born and raised in Southern California, Winston’s skill, hard work, and passion for Football landed him a spot on the University of Southern California football team where he went on to win a national championship in 2003. Having graduated from the University of Southern California with an undergraduate degree in Public Policy, Winston is currently a Vice Preside...

DE262 Bill Cakmis, Host Whisperer, Inspiring, Creative, Talented, saving your show!
No matter the platform, event, theme or target, you can count on Bill Cakmis to be a part of its inception and success. As for a performance coach, talent coach, acting coach, and motivational speaker. Bill has for more than 3 decades now, been the cornerstone behind the successful teaching and mentoring of singers, actors, anchors, talk show hosts, politicians, doctors, lawyers, CEOs, and athletes. And as a show of the touch of expertise, excellence, and quality in his field of operation, some of Bill’s cl...

DE261 Crowdsourcing a cure for Covid 19, there is good news ahead!
I remember while I was still very young - and before I owned my first business - putting in the 8-5 working for other people. And every time, I couldn’t help but think to myself how great it would be to spend the 8 hours working for myself and building my own business. Well folks, now’s your time to do the same. You can build whatever you want, whatever you've always wished for, you have no excuses, nothing holding you back. So take advantage of the current situation as an opportunity to grow and build your...


DE260 Emily Zuzik, a brave rocker releasing her latest “Torch & Trouble”
Emily Zuzik's career in the performing arts is a study in diversification. Her career journey in the music industry has enabled her to develop a unique personality and signature style in her productions and live performances. At varying times, she can call herself a singer, songwriter, guitarist, actress, and model - and she has had success at each of these related-but-distinct pursuits. All of which are thanks to her unparalleled and unique brand of performing. Emily has released several records of her own...

DE260 Emily Zuzik, a brave rocker releasing her latest “Torch & Trouble”
Emily Zuzik's career in the performing arts is a study in diversification. Her career journey in the music industry has enabled her to develop a unique personality and signature style in her productions and live performances. At varying times, she can call herself a singer, songwriter, guitarist, actress, and model - and she has had success at each of these related-but-distinct pursuits. All of which are thanks to her unparalleled and unique brand of performing. Emily has released several records of her own...

DE259 Luna Keller, singing and songwriting on the Canary Islands, simply Paradise!
Living the dream! Luna Keller is from a musical family, thus music has always been a part of her from as long as she can remember. His dad who is a musician and producer has been a pivotal part of her love and growth in the music profession. Music has always brought Luna and her family so much joy, and beautiful life moments, that she feels so lucky and blessed to be a talented singer and songwriter.   The sky's the limit for Lunar and as she performs on small stages and travels the world, she knows for a f...


DE258 Marc Jordan, celebrates “both sides” of music, smooth Jazz can’t get any smoother!
Having had his songs been on 35 Million CDs and recorded 16 of his own Albums, our guest today, Marc Jordan is a true music legend and inspiration to all aspiring artists in the singing and songwriting niche.  Married to Fellow musician and actress Amy Sky, Jordan’s Music Career shot for the sky when he signed for Warner Music in LA and began writing songs for and alongside some of the greats, including Diana Ross, Chicago, Kenny Loggins, Brette Milder, and Rod Stewart.  Jordan has already been the rec...

DE257 Alyssa Marie Coon, age is “Oblivious” to talent and determination!
Today’s episode on the dHarmic Evolution Podcast is Florida’s very own “Girl next door” Alyssa Marie Coon. Only 15 years old, Alyssa is a mesmerizing prodigy and rising star in the Country - Singing and Songwriting industry. Her love for music started at the tender age of seven when she started piano lessons. Now an experienced multi-instrument songwriter and player, Alyssa was inspired by Daniel Bradberry’s epic season 4 win on “The Voice” Alyssa would, later on, take some time performing covers and perfo...

DE256 What platform do you stream? 5G, AI, self-driving cars, where we are going!
Today we dive into the world of Technology. As content creators in the music, writing and the professional speaking industry, technology is inevitably a part of our everyday lives and careers. In this show, I’ll dive into streaming, expounding on the different podcasts and music streaming platforms as I get into my experiences and relationships with Apple. Stay tuned to also find out the interconnection and relation between Cable Tv, 5g, AI and how it’s going to largely affect our lives moving forward. Epi...


DE255 Alan Stein, meeting Kobe Bryant at 3:30 AM for fundamentals, Mastering the basics create’s champions
“Why do you think I’m the best player in the world? Because I never get bored with the basics” –Kobe Bryant- Today on the dHarmic Evolution Podcast we’ll be diving into the life-changing and phenomenal strategies of Alan Stein Jr. Alan is a dynamic and engaging storyteller, keynote speaker and author who has spent 15 years as a performance coach working with the top and highest performing basketball players – Including Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant - Alan specializes in teaching his audience ...

DE254 David Burkus, teaching us how to leverage what we already have!
The number one source for new jobs and opportunities come from weak and dormant ties. Because these ties are not strangers to us and have diverse information and new potential introductions. – David Burkus Hello everyone and welcome back to the dHarmic Evolution show! Taking a ride on the show with us today is David Burkus. A skilled researcher and inspiring communicator, David is a former associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. He has delivered keynote speeches and wor...

DE253 Savannah Morris, one of the 8 Nashville Natives, a Beautiful Energetic Sound
Welcome to the dHarmic Evolution Podcast, and joining us from the music city of Nashville, Tennessee is a local born, raised and made, Savannah Morris, with her own distinctive sound, and an energy that is hard to duplicate, take a listen to where she has been, and more importantly, where she is heading!  Born in a musical family, Savannah feels the path towards her career in music was made the moment she took her first breath. Growing up around a supportive and inspirational environment of parents who were...


DE252 Road Rage, how it can entrap you, and how to get rid of it!
It’s undoubtedly growing and becoming a norm in our road and social culture. Today’s show is going to be a bit personal, as I share my 3 personal experiences, takeaways and lessons learned from road rage. My first engagement with road rage goes way back when I was only 7. This was back in the 60s and even though the term road rage hadn’t been coined yet, there were still a number of incidences happening. I remember traveling with my mom to see her mother (my grandmother) and as we turned down the street t...

DE251 Dr. Nick Morgan, Author, Speaker, Thought Leader, Master Communicator
‘‘What humans care about is intent. What the other person means to us, and how we can communicate our intent towards them. And in the process, we unconsciously apply the use of body language to achieve this’’ – Nick Morgan Joining us on the show today is one of America’s top communication speaker, theorist, and coach. Nick Morgan is an ardent and dedicated teacher who is committed to helping individuals find and master precision and focus on their thoughts and ideas and executing them with a dash of charism...

DE250 Dr. Laura Mattia, Author, Speaker, Thought Leader, Financial Empowerment, Here to Challenge and Inspire You!
Happy New Year everyone! And welcome back to the dHarmic evolution. Joining us on the first show of 2020 is Dr. Laura Mattia. So, sit back relax, get yourself a notebook and a pen, because this is going to be an action-packed, resourceful and informative podcast for all of you. Dr. Laura Mattia is a former corporate financial executive and has over 30 years of experience in Finance. She’s also the founder of The Women’s Money Empowerment Network – An educational Research program through the 501c 3 organiz...


DE249 Cali Rivlin, Highlight Reel, Israel, London, what a beautiful musical combination!
I hope you all had a wonderful and most blessed Christmas experience! Wrapping up our highlight reel this month is Cali Rivlin. A skilled, talented and hardworking singer, I promise you’re all going to be fans of Cali once you’re done listening to the interview.  Cali is a London based Israeli singer and pianist. She began her classical training at the Tel Aviv Music conservatory whilst in Israel at a tender age of only 8 years. She has had a passion and love for music since she was a toddler and always fel...

DE248 Nancy Harms in New York, Copenhagen, Paris….. Jazz at it’s finest!
Hello ladies and gentlemen, hope your holidays are wonderful.  Today’s Highlight Reel continues featuring Nancy Harms’ melodious and heavenly jazz vocals.  Nancy Harms is a New York-based internationally known jazz singer. Born and raised in a small Minnesota town, Nancy’s journey to becoming the woman and artist she is today was filled with a lot of trials, setbacks, and tribulations. Her first blow came when she applied for a choral music scholarship for college, but she wasn’t even granted an audition. T...

DE247 Ivy Alex, gifted voice & songwriting + berklee college = fabulous career
Hello guys, welcome back again to the show. This week in our highlights reel, we cover Ivy Alex. I hope you enjoy listening to the flawless interview with this rare gem in the music industry, whilst savoring some of her top masterpieces. Ivy is a pianist, singer/songwriter and Berklee College of Music Alumni. She’s from St. Petersburg Florida and despite being talented and in love with music from a young age, Ivy owes some of her music and songwriting career to Berklee, where she studied and practiced many...


DE246 Oliver Sean, “Highlight Reel” Talent, Business, Focus, = Joy & Success!
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 launched in his tee...

DE245 Thanksgiving, can we include more than the usual this year?
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today’s show is all about thanksgiving, how we should spend it, and how we can all make a difference in someone's experience that will have a long-lasting impact?  [01:28] The history of Thanksgiving  [8:22] My encouragement on how you can spend your Thanksgiving.  [8:45] My inspiration for spending Thanksgiving this year. Tony Robbin’s story.  [23:13] Listen to Here to Share and Care  [3:36] Top places to spend Thanksgiving.       1. The Sagamore Resort, Adirondacks, New York. ...

DE244 Michael Cupo teaches us that “It`s Monday only in your mind”
Michael was born in the Ironbound section of Newark NJ in 1958. Born of Italian descent, and one of six children. He graduated from East Side High School in 1976. After high school, he mainly worked in his father’s restaurant until he sold it in 1986. Although he was part of a very close and loving family, he seemed to always feel like something was amiss inside. His mother and father afforded him every opportunity to get ahead in life, but he always seemed to make the wrong decision. This continued to happ...


DE243 “Amanie Illfated” she is fearless, confident, determined and talented!
Quotes from Amanie[4:05] People love to see things as beautiful and leave it at that, but don’t really know what’s going on inside. [14:24] No matter what happens so long as you’re passionate, So long as you have faith in God, So long as you believe it’s the right thing, it will happen. Timestamps [4:54] The inspiration behind the song You Will Never Know. [6:06] Listen to “you will never know” [15:20] Find out more about the South Sudanese Culture [17:50] Listen to “everything” [21:50] Amanie’s production...

DE242 Kate Magdalena, inviting us all to a Larger Dance!
Today’s guest on the dHarmic evolution podcast is an emerging, independent singer/songwriter, from the San Francisco bay area. She calls her genre Timely Americana (She’s inspired to write for the particular time that we live in). Her songs address issues such as; preservation of the natural world, homelessness, the political landscape, friendship and loss, and love of country. So, without further ado, strap up your seat belts, cause we’re taking a ride with Kate Magdalena. Timestamps [5:10] Listen to A...

DE241 Carmen Silvestro teaches us about “Piecing your Heart back together”
Today on the dHarmic Evolution podcast, we’ll be discussing the rampant and ever-growing problem that’s divorce. My guest is a certified life coach, and author who helps men and women get through the  many obstacles in their lives, her passion is to help people take back control of their lives after a breakup or divorce. So, ladies and gentlemen, joining us on the show today is my dear friend and author of the book “Piecing Your Heart Back Together”, Carmen Silvestro. Timestamps [10:15] The healing process ...


DE240‌ ‌“Why‌ ‌would‌ ‌anyone‌ ‌go‌ ‌to‌ ‌prison‌ ‌to‌ ‌play‌ ‌music”‌
[11:15] Lunch with my super agent and friend, Eugene Foley [12:15] A not so good experience at a hotel in Meherrin [25:10] The life changing Prison experience that Larry went through [30:52] Listen to the song that started the James O’Connor Agency “Connected” Early morning of October 14th, Columbus Day. That’s when I left Nashville headed to Virginia to start off my prison ministry. My first stop was Pamunkey Regional Jail. The check in time at the prison is 12.00 noon, so this gave me enough time to get m...

DE240‌ ‌“Why‌ ‌would‌ ‌I‌ ‌anyone‌ ‌go‌ ‌to‌ ‌prison‌ ‌to‌ ‌play‌ ‌music”‌
[11:15] Lunch with my super agent and friend, Eugene Foley [12:15] A not so good experience at a hotel in Meherrin [25:10] The life changing Prison experience that Larry went through [30:52] Listen to the song that started the James O’Connor Agency “Connected” Early morning of October 14th, Columbus Day. That’s when I left Nashville headed to Virginia to start off my prison ministry. My first stop was Pamunkey Regional Jail. The check in time at the prison is 12.00 noon, so this gave me enough time to get m...

DE239 Matt O’Ree and Bruce Springsteen team up on Matt’s Song Black Boots!
We’re in my home state of New Jersey today, and joining us is Matt O’Ree, a legendary Rock and Roll artist. You better strap up your seat belts ladies and gents,, cause it’s going to be a Rocky ride. Timestamps [2:55] Matt narrates his experience performing at The Stone Pony (The Stone Pony, located in Ocean Township, New Jersey is home to many legendary Rock n Roll artist’s) [9:15] Listen to Matt’s Black Boots with Bruce Springsteen [19:55] Listen to My Everything [27:55] Find out what Matt and the band a...


DE238 Akshay Nanavati, the Marine that teaches how to turn fear into triumph!
[13.15] Death of a fellow Marine [13:58] The war experience in Iraq [18:40] Find out how Akshay learned to adapt to the war environment [19:03] The positivity and power of journaling [21:56] Introduction to “Fearvana” [33:18] Akshay’s mentor, and how he fought through PTSD [43:19] Find out how you can learn more about Fearvana and support Akshay! Today at the dharmic evolution, we take a ride with former US marine veteran, author and speaker, Akshay Nanavati. Early childhood [2:37] Born in Bombay India, Ak...

DE 237 “How do we get people to believe?” Archbishop Christine Mercy Johnson explains on the dHarmic Evolution
“How do we get people to believe?” Archbishop Christine Mercy Johnson explains on the dHarmic Evolution Interview Highlights: [3:00] Archbishop Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson gives a background of her faith and the path she took to be an Anglican Archbishop with the Worldwide Anglican Church [8:18] Her Grace explains the history and culture of the church [10:40] Her Grace gives her opinion and thoughts of other churches [12:00] Find out why women make the best religious leaders [20:35] Our job and purpose i...

DE 236 Archbishop Spencer Garnica from Colombia, kills his own cancer with faith!
Joining us all the way from Colombia today is Archbishop Spencer Garnica. Spencer was born on the island of Creole. Speaks English, Spanish, and his native language Creole. Spencer grew up in a society of Christian culture and is the oldest of 11 children. He grew up loving music and musical instruments like the piano and guitar. His love for music and singing has contributed to his praise and worship career in his path to the priesthood. Early calling One-night spencer decided to pray after experiencing a ...


DE235 World Gratitude Day
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DE234 Carol Schulte: An Empowered and an Empowering Woman
James features an old friend in this episode of dHarmic Evolution. Carol Schulte is the woman who never sits still, as defined by James. She is a public speaker, a traveler, a forefront of transformation, and a brave, courageous woman. Clearly, she is being empowered by her experiences, and these enable her to empower others as well, particularly women. Conversation Highlights: [03:01] How’s Carol?  [07:24] Dr. Seuss’ Metaphor [09:48] Women’s Bravery [10:53] The Three Bravery Killers [15:56] Bereavement [...

DE233 Amanda Shaw, Going Back Into The UK Music Scene
In this episode of dHarmic Evolution, James sits down with Amanda Shaw, a singer-songwriter from the UK. Amanda has this evocative distinct voice which rooted in her childhood and teen musical experiences. Her influences include Tori Amos, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Faith Hill. In the interview, Amanda shares about her passion, her stories, her journeys, her aspirations to go back to the center stage to share her music with the whole world.   Conversation Highlights:  [03:01] Amanda as a songwriter and ...


DE 233 Carol Schulte, An Empowered and an Empowering Woman
James features an old friend in this episode of dHarmic Evolution. Carol Schulte is the woman who never sits still, as defined by James. She is a public speaker, a traveler, a forefront of transformation, and a brave, courageous woman. Clearly, she is being empowered by her experiences, and these enable her to empower others as well, particularly women. Conversation Highlights: [03:01] How’s Carol?  [07:24] Dr. Seuss’ Metaphor [09:48] Women’s Bravery [10:53] The Three Bravery Killers [15:56] Bereavement [...

DE232 Colin O’Donohoe, Pangean Orchestra, the real world coming together through music!
An Update from the World Maestro, Colin O’Donohoe. The Pangean Orchestra and the World Maestro’s Musical Process.  On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, we welcome back the World Maestro, Colin O’Donohoe. Colin was on episode 6 of the podcast and hopefully, you will enjoy hearing about what he has been up to for the past 3+ years since that appearance.  One of Colin’s big projects is the Pangean Orchestra, which is based in Phoenix where Colin lives in the U.S. but also has a branch in Istanbul,...

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DE231 To Woodstock Or Not To Woodstock?
"It was one problem after another" How Woodstock 50 fell apart! Woodstock 50 had nearly every resource a festival could ask for the storied brand name, massive financial backing and industry goodwill. Where did it all go wrong? James talks about the current passing of the 50 year anniversary, and how it did not happen, then does a replay of his spin on the milestone back in January, and shares his original song, “Peace and Love”. Max Yasgur allowed his dairy farm to play host to 400,000 music fans at Th...


DE 230 Amy Rose, she is up there with Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and I just know Dolly will love her, so will you!
Best from Amy: “We're put on this Earth to do you know stuff that you know is going to change the world.” “You know a lot of the artists they work you know they work full-time part-time right? So I'm doing both. I've got the three jobs, I've got a singing career. I'm Hannah Montana!” “I’m always in the moment…  I'll be at work, and something will come to me, and I'll grab out my notebook on my phone and just start typing it in.”  “Canadian Redneck” Amy Rose is as down to Earth as an artist can be, and we’re...

DE229 George Barker, the Musicians Musician, Guitar Master, and Strongest Man I Have Ever Met
Today on the dHarmic Evolution podcast we are diving into a variety of great topics. I will be having a conversation with the man who was my first real mentor on the guitar. We’ll chat about his journey and life experience as well as his beautiful, musical talent. In this episode, I am speaking with George Barker. George has influenced me in so many ways. I would describe him as a light in the wilderness. He is a brilliant musician, composer, author, and has an amazing sense of humor. For many years he per...

DE228 Are you planning on moving? Well let's just Ride On?
What is the motivation for people to pack up and move? Maybe you are thinking of packing up and moving to another state or possibly across the country, or maybe to a different country? Many people move every year. Some move for college, a new job or new opportunities. Relocating to a new place gives you a fresh perspective. Today on the dHarmic evolution podcast, we are going to be talking about the top places people are moving and where they are moving from. If you are thinking about or have thought about ...


DE227 Another fine New Jersey Artist making his mark with Finger Style guitar playing fused with fabulous singer/songwriting! The Artform of Finger-Style Guitar with Donrique How Graphic Design Launched Donrique’s Musical Career
James’ guest on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast is a fellow New Jerseyan and one of the few finger-style guitar players in the musical world. Donrique was first introduced to the indy/emo music world when one of his friends in 8th grade asked him to design a t-shirt for his band. He began to hang around with the band and was asked to design shirts for other bands around town, which is when he realized that he really liked that style of music. With his dad’s old acoustic guitar, Donrique starte...

DE227 Another fine New Jersey Artist making his mark with Finger Style guitar playing fused with fabulous singer/songwriting! The Artform of Finger-Style Guitar with Donrique How Graphic Design Launched Donrique’s Musical Career
James’ guest on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast is a fellow New Jerseyan and one of the few finger-style guitar players in the musical world. Donrique was first introduced to the indy/emo music world when one of his friends in 8th grade asked him to design a t-shirt for his band. He began to hang around with the band and was asked to design shirts for other bands around town, which is when he realized that he really liked that style of music. With his dad’s old acoustic guitar, Donrique starte...

DE227 Another fine New Jersey Artist making his mark with Finger Style guitar playing fused with fabulous singer/songwriting! The Artform of Finger-Style Guitar with Donrique How Graphic Design Launched Donrique’s Musical Career
James’ guest on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast is a fellow New Jerseyan and one of the few finger-style guitar players in the musical world. Donrique was first introduced to the indy/emo music world when one of his friends in 8th grade asked him to design a t-shirt for his band. He began to hang around with the band and was asked to design shirts for other bands around town, which is when he realized that he really liked that style of music. With his dad’s old acoustic guitar, Donrique starte...


DE226 Hoppin’ Trains With MoeDeLL
MoeDeLL is a prolific Americana songwriter. His guitar, creative lyrics, and unique voice are the foundation. His foot-stomping down-home melodies and rolling rhythms tell tales from light to dark and from silliness to the endearing. Whether he plays in front of 5 people or 5,000, you can always expect MoeDeLL to bring his A-game!  MoeDeLL tells us about his passion for writing, performance, and what gets him up in the morning to brew his coffee and make his music. He walks us through his sound evolution fr...

DE226 Hoppin’ Trains With MoeDeLL
MoeDeLL joins James for this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast to discuss his passion for music and his new album “There It Is”. Growing up in Portsmouth, Virginia, Moe lived with his mom and his grandparents and he remembers there always being music playing in the house: The Eagles, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and Waylon Jennings to name a few. When he was 9 years old, he started taking private guitar lessons, and the rest is history. While his grandmother is the inspiration for a lot...

DE225 Jordan White, taking the high road from NJ to Philadelphia
On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, we have a returning guest! Jordan White joined us on DE49, and he is back to talk about his new album “High Road” and give us an inside look at his writing process. At the age of 12, Jordan’s family moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, which turned out to be a very rough transition for him. Though he didn’t realize it at the time, he began struggling with depression when he was about 15 and getting into music really gave him an escape from his difficult em...


DE224 Dr Christopher Stepien Healer, and friend to all who are suffering
Quotes from D. Chris “I’ve Suffered, when you really sincerely struggle with something in life that takes an emotional too, whether that’s sadness, or anger, or jealousy, or depression, or suicidal ideation, what choice do you have when you rise above it, but to be able to observe where other people are struggling in similar ways? And they want to help them along their path.” “It’s easy for us in society with all of this technology and social media, and big ass shit going on to be really fascinated and car...

DE223 Kylie Odetta is back with a new sound and lots of Sunshine!
James welcomes back singer Kylie Odetta to the Dharmic Evolution Podcast in episode 223 to discuss what she’s been up to since her stint living in New York City, how her tone has changed in her music, touring with her band, the importance of having ‘quiet time’ in her daily routine, the new music video for Under the Sun, and so much more!  “I just want people to experience life to the fullest…I hope that you are just able to experience freedom and confidence, and relaxed joy as you go throughout your life. ...

DE222 Depression Fighters with Jacked up Jimmy & English Bob
In Episode 222 of the Dharmic Evolution Podcast, James Kevin gives a sneak peek into his new eBook – Depression Fighter’s Manual – with guests English Bob and Jacked Up Jimmy.  Take a listen for seven helpful strategies (plus a bonus one!) to help yourself or a loved one battle depression and anxiety. · Get up, get out, and get moving! · Laughter is the best medicine. · Offer a helping hand. · Surround yourself with nature. …..and more! You won’t want to miss this packed episode of the Dharmic Evolution P...

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DE221 Israel makes an indelible mark on the dHarmic Evolution with Cali Rivlin!
Cali's music is crafted piano composition alongside soulful vocals. She describes it as: "If Alanis, Tori Amos & Florence had a baby that made a soundtrack". Classically trained opera singer & self-taught pianist, she's been making music her entire life, touring in the US/UK/Europe, and now settled in the London music scene. Her debut album Flying Through Water is out now and can be streamed/purchased on Bandcamp/SoundCloud. Cali has extensive experience as a singer performing Jazz/Soul/Motown/Rock and has ...

DE220 D-Day +75 Years, Thank God!
Special Thanks to Tom Robinson from Beyond Today Magazine Featured Song: “I AM VICTORIOUS”, Artist: “Mercy” Beyond Today Magazine source https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyond-today-magazine/d-day-and-divineintervention#comments It’s been 75 years since D-Day, June 6, 1944, when Western Allied forces during World War II launched the largest invasion in history with nearly 7,000 ships of all sorts and more than 11,000 planes, crossing the English Channel and landing more than 150,000 troops (and more over ...

DE219 Mikalyn Hay, Canadian 360 Artist with a Bright Future in your World!
Mikalyn's Producers: Ian Smith, Chris Grey, and Reven Beats from Brazil Featured songs from Mikalyn: - Prove it - One Day - Deep End Featured Video from Mikalyn: “Gone” with Producers Curt Jefkey, and Chancellor Warhol Cool Mikalyn Projects: “The Brazil EDM Project” The new EP “Sleepless Nights” Cool places mentioned in Mikalyn’s world: “Red Brick Cafe” “B Side Lounge” “Kate’s Cafe” (for the best BLT sandwich on the planet!) Mikalyn's Producers: Ian Smith, Chris Graham, Special thank you to Jim Catala...


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 ...