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Episode #16: Yvette Young

Yvette Young is a musician and visual artist with 9 releases, all through her band Covet or through her solo guitar and solo piano work. Covet just released their second full length effort ‘Technicolor,’ with great appraise from their international fanbase spanning from the home state of California all of the way to Japan.

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Gratefulweb.com features the upcoming Cosmic Country release!

https://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/introducing-daniel-donatos-cosmic-country-debut-album-young-mans-country

One of the utmost premiere Jam Band publications just featured the upcoming Cosmic Country release “A Young Man’s Country.” Give it a read to understand the story of where this record was recorded, the inspiration behind it, and the magic of where the Cosmic Country sound is going.

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Episode #15: Peter Anspach (Goose)

Peter Anspach is from the emerging jam band Goose, a band we’ll all be talking about for years to come. They just released their first live effort titled ‘Alive and Well,’ to great acclaim from their ever-growing and loyal fanbase that they independently have built through a diligent touring schedule. Most of which is fully edited and available in 1080p on YouTube. Peter handles all logistics on the media front for the band, but also play guitar, keys, and sings with a masterful skill. He is a musician for the ages and a hyper-intelligent talent that inspires me immensely.

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Daniel announces first full length Cosmic Country record!

Nashville, TN – A Young Man’s Country, the debut album from 25-year-old Nashville guitar ace, songwriter and vocalist Daniel Donato is set for release on August 7th (13J Productions/Cosmic Country Music). A Young Man’s Country serves as an introduction to a gifted, young artist who merges his extraordinary guitar chops with traditional outlaw country, Americana and Grateful Dead influences to bring his brand of cosmic country into the 21st century. Listen to an example via the first single “Luck Of The Draw” HERE.

Donato’s musical journey is one of discovery, determination and epiphanies. Before he even picked up a guitar, he realized he had a natural aptitude for the instrument by playing the Guitar Hero video game incessantly. Donato’s “big bang” moment took place at 12 in the form of Guns ‘N’ Roses’ “Paradise City”. Hearing that song was his first major musical epiphany, not unlike seeing The Beatles debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. There was no turning back. He practiced his guitar day and night, whenever time allowed. He was on a mission and would not be deterred.

As a young teen, he began busking on Nashville’s Lower Broadway playing up to eight hours a day on weekends for tips. Epiphany number two came the day he snuck into the legendary Robert’s Western World and had his mind blown by one of the venues amazing house bands, The Don Kelly Band. He eventually got the call to sit in which led to 450+ shows with the band and the chance to play with some of the finest musicians in Music City. This musical education was invaluable.

Epiphany number three came at 18 in the form of a wonderful gift from one of his schoolteachers who saw him play at the famed honky-tonk. Donato’s teacher gave him 200+ Grateful Dead bootlegs and other live recordings that completely blew his mind while opening it up to endless musical possibilities. He began to incorporate his experiences and discoveries into what would become his signature style, cosmic country.

A Young Man’s Country features eight original songs and three covers that offer a glimpse into the barely tapped potential of Daniel Donato. His renditions of Waylon Jennings’ “Ain’t Living Long Line This”, The Dead’s “Fire On The Mountain” and John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery” (recorded before his passing) find Donato as a distinctive interpreter. His own songs, such as album opener “Justice”, the infectious “Always Been A Lover” and the epic rocker “Meet Me In Dallas” showcase the promise of an ambitious young artist with no ceiling in sight.

Ambitious, creative and hyper-focused are apt descriptions of Donato, who has already amassed a large social media base with over 90k followers on Instagram before ever releasing an album. He also hosts his own podcast, “Daniel Donato’s Lost Highway,” where he already has an impressive list of guests including Brothers Osborne, Brent Cobb, Orville Peck and Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

A Young Man’s Country was produced by revered guitarist Robben Ford (Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Yellowjackets, John Mayall) as the first project under 13J Productions, his newly minted production company. The album was recorded at The Sound Emporium in Nashville.

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Episode #14: Molly Tuttle

Molly Tuttle blends Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, and Indie music all into mesmerizing style. She’s collaborated with Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, and is the winner of AMA and IBMA awards, as well. Her guitar style and realized songwriting has gained her an international fanbase that allows her to sell out shows in any country she pleases. 

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Episode #13: Ariel Posen

Ariel Posen is a Winnipeg born bonafide guitar hero. And it is because he can do much more than just craft his own timeless style on the guitar. It is because his execution of talent has crafted a community that loves his work online and on the stage on a worldwide scale.Ariel Posen is a Winnipeg born bonafide guitar hero. And it is because he can do much more than just craft his own timeless style on the guitar. It is because his execution of talent has crafted a community that loves his work online and on the stage on a worldwide scale.Ariel Posen is a Winnipeg born bonafide guitar hero. And it is because he can do much more than just craft his own timeless style on the guitar. It is because his execution of talent has crafted a community that loves his work online and on the stage on a worldwide scale.

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Episode #12: Sam Blakelock

Sam Blakelock is the founder of Pickup Music, the wildly successful Instagram based community. He single handedly curated a signature sound and culture that every Guitarist on the platform digs and interacts with on a daily basis. They feature artists, create viral videos, and produce instruction based content. He reaches millions of people weekly with Instagram content; while offering loads of masterclasses on pickupmusic.com!

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Episode #11: Bill Miller

Bill Miller owns and operates 7 businesses within Nashville that are instrumental to the development of the culture boom it has seen in the past 5 years. He has over 300 employees, and he knows nearly all of them by name. He worked closely with Johnny Cash for 35 years, hence his founding of The Johnny Cash Museum, Johnny Cash’s Kitchen and Saloon. Other endeavors like The Patsy Cline Museum, Frank Sinatra Museum, Skull’s Rainbow Room, House of Cards, and Nudie’s Honky Tonk are all workings of Bill Miller’s Country Music world that brings entertainment to over 750,000 people annually.

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