Louis Blackmore. It kind of sounds like a superhero alter ego, doesn’t it? Well, if you get to know my pal Louie, you’ll find he really is a unique and superb individual. In this interview, we talk about growing up in our stomping grounds of North Iowa and other details of Louie’s background, as well as his current endeavors in becoming a music therapist. Louis is a former member of “The Enigmaknots”, but is always active in playing and producing music.
Fans of rap/hip-hop, rejoice! This interview is with 2JD, one of several artists from Nice Guy Entertainment. His album is Gemini Cities (which you can download for free here) tells an introspective story of duality, overcoming ones own dark side in a journey of self discovery.
In today’s episode, you will get to know a true modern day bard, Dan Mark. Dan is a very good friend of mine that I’ve known since we were just little boys. We have managed to come of age alongside one another, having seen and experienced so much bliss as well as strife together. I really do owe quite a bit of gratitude to Dan for inspiring me over the years, as he was one of the first people I started playing music with and I can’t think of anyone else in my life that has had a more consistent impact on my creative inclinations. In some ways, you could say that without my friendship with Dan, this program may very well not be happening.
Dan has his own web page up where you can purchase his book, “Mourning ’til Morning”, a collective of poems about a particularly dark time in his life which was fraught with emotionally confusing experiences. It is a very thought provoking assortment of words which is sure to take you on a journey and I encourage you to pick yourself up a copy. His domain name is:
I’m breaking format today to give you some background on myself. As I mention in the outro, I find myself putting my guests in some emotionally compromising positions when I ask them questions about childhood, death, and their personal stories that inform their artistic creations, therefore I felt that it’s only fair that I expose a little bit of myself and make myself vulnerable to you, the audience.
Give a warm “howdy” to Marvin Werth, a genuine story teller and guitarist from the Twin Cities Area. I found a lot of common ground with Marvin, as parts of his story seem so familiar, yet I am constantly surprised when doing these interviews the depth of experience any single person has and the wisdom that their tales impart. I sure do hope you enjoy listening as much as I did recording this interview. As mentioned in the interview, Marvin has desires to work with musicians in the area and is working on new material to produce and preform. You can reach out to Marvin via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org