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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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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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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.Β 

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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.

APPLE PODCAST LINK HERE πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daniel-donatos-lost-highway/id1452703574?i=1000472727589

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Episode #10: Orville Peck

Orville Peck is your new favorite country artist. Between selling out tours and expanding the possibility of a “genre-less” landscape, and releasing a debut LP that critics and fans all love instantly, Orville and I discuss the story of how he came to find strength in being purely himself, living and creating in truth, as well as defining what it means to realize a vision and create a brand.

LISTEN HERE πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰ https://pod.link/1452703574

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Episode #9: Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz has released 13 albums, written songs that have sold 15 million copies (Jewel’s β€œYou Were Meant For Me”) and has developed a style of performance that incorporates iPhones, folk acoustic stylings, with comedy, satire, and personal truth that are told through both song and sketch based dialogue. He performs hundreds of times annually, and wins over any crowd with his undeniable charisma and mastery of stage presence. We talk about word of mouth movements, developing a strong sense of self, career twists and turns, and how perspective and belief are key fuels to having a real connection with your area of expertise.

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Episode #8: Kenneth Pattengale

Kenneth Pattengale, of The Milk Carton Kids, is a Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist,Producer, and Engineer. Being the welcomed hosts of the Americana Music Awards annually, his duo has released 6 albums, all of which are immensely dense and fraught with concepts that paint landscapes of Western philosophy with permanently poetic imagery of relatable angles of life we all come in touch with. We talk about the idea of being yourself in an unforgivable fashion, defining your expectations, as well as the concept of the personal branding.

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#COSMICCOUNTRY SELLING OUT SHOWS ALREADY!

I wanted to update y’all on how the tour has been! We just did our third weekend out. I’ve gotten several new guitars from Fender like the new Acoustasonic and Fender Ultra Telecaster. I also am messing around with the PRS Baritone SE model. Rockit Music Gear is making all of my straps. One even has LED! DANG! I’m using my old 1966 Fender Pro Reverb again. It is the familiar things that are the home for where our True Tone is discovered. We have a BRAND NEW LIVE CD for sale at the shows; high quality bootlegs called “Danny’s Picks Vol. 1,” just like Dick’s Picks, but in my own way. We’ve sold out 2 of the 8 shows we’ve played. We’ve hit the target of 100+ people on over half of them. We are seeing new faces, familiar friends, and overall community growth in each town I visit. The #COSMICCOUNTRY Club is real. Y’all are making the shows everything they can be. I’m recording each show and making them all available once the tour is over. For now, we have Psychedelic Fractal 1080P videos you can watch on YouTube! For those of y’all that like to get lost! Thank you ATL and Raleigh for selling us out. I love everyone and feel like a superhero each day to be able to add color into the lives of everyone who comes to listen. It’s my greatest honor. Check out the tour videos on my Instagram as well to catch up if you’re out of the loop!β‡οΈπŸ€ β‡οΈ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2LND8lTNOCqe7r0e2mJ_6g?view_as=subscriber *** Fractal Video Here πŸ‘ˆ