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Musician/Singer/Songwriter Tyler Summers sits down with people to chat about creativity, art, music, life,

business, branding, and overall goals to try and uncover the secrets to a creative existence.

 

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Marc Rogers is a Juno-nominated bassist, producer, and composer. He has worked with Rachel Platten, Nelly Furtado, Tryon, Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida, Nikki Yanofsky, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Barbra Lica, Norah Jones, The Philosopher Kings, Fefe Dobson, Anjulie, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Lionel Richie, Bernard Purdie, K'naan, Kreesha Turner, Al Jarreau, Jarvis Church, Gary Burton, Lisa Fischer, Joe Lovano, Mike Stern, Robi Botos, Terri-Lynn Carrington, Adam Rogers, Dave Binney, Kelly Jefferson, Lewis Nash, Rahzel, Holly Cole, and many others. You can find it him at http://marcrogers.com


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Luanne Warner Katz is a percussionist who has spent time with the Oregon Symphony amongst others. She is venturing out to reach people with her brand new show "Play Like A Girl." She has some beautiful thoughts on finding what your soul wants to say and moving towards that in a performance setting.


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Chris is a singer-songwriter-guitar player in Hamilton/Toronto. He has some interesting takes on creativity, his other creative outlets in drawing, and his ideas of building an audience one person at a time. You can find it him at http://chris-chambers.com


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Dani Elliott is a singer songwriter in Nashville TN who has toured with Miley Cyrus, Sheryl Crow, Amos Lee, MIA and Allen Stone to name a few. Had a great chat about touring dynamics, her creative process, and the transition she is making from becoming a touring artist to a self-starting independent artist. Big leap, and she's meeting it head on. She can be found at http://daaniofficial.com


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Dabney Morris is a composer/producer/arranger in Los Angeles, CA. He was a member of the band WILD CUB and shares stories of being in the band, band dynamics, and we go deep into consumption of music and creativity. You can hear more from Dabney at http://www.dabneymorris.com


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Allison Fallon is a celebrated author and has written 12+ books. She also specializes in helping others find their inner creative being through incredible techniques to tap into the subconscious. We spoke about creativity, branding one's self, and most importantly finding what matters in you and letting it come to the light. You can find her at http://allisonfallon.com


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Dustin Ransom is an incredible multi-instrumentalist and producer. Classically trained on piano, drums, & percussion & self-taught on guitar & bass, he immersed himself in every musical genre possible from a young age. In 2005, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee & became a first-call musician & producer for artists including Ryan Bingham, Jars Of Clay, Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, Ben Rector, Jon McLaughlin, Gabe Dixon, Emily West, K.S. Rhoads, Shelly Fairchild, Erin McCarley, Butterfly Boucher, Andrew Belle, Andy Davis, Steve Moakler, & many more. You can hear his new record "Phases" on his site - http://www.dustinransom.com


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Paul Umbach is a singer, songwriter, producer from NY. He told stories about meeting Harry Chapin, to working with Max Martin, to the many commercial jingle campaigns he's landed. You can hear his new record "Under The Sun" at http://paulumbachmusic.com


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Alex Wong is a GRAMMY nominated producer, singer, songwriter, composer, and chef. Wong sees sounds and hears colors. What a doctor would deem peculiar, his collaborators appreciate as a gift: this multi-sensory approach allows Wong to create visual soundscapes enhanced by his unique perception of the world around him. We had a great chat about finding your creative purpose, and his incredibly interesting take on production and how he looks at creating what he calls a "ride" for the listener. He can be found at http://alexwongsounds.com


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Emily West is a singer-songwriter in Nashville. She's been signed to major record deals, finished runner up in America's Got Talent, and now has a brand new project with The Whiskey Wolves of the West. You can find her at https://www.emilywestofficial.com


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Jim Hoke is a prolific session musician who has worked with Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton, Van Morrison, Burt Bacharach, The Beach Boys, and Billy Joel to name a few. He is also a multi instrumentalist who plays everything from woodwinds, to pedal steel, to harmonica. We chatted about the business, he told some stories about a famous Beatle, and we talked creativity. He can be found at http://www.jimhokemusic.com


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Alicia is an incredible singer-songwriter who made the semi finals of America's Got Talent.  She is a beautiful soul who cares deeply for creativity and can sing her butt off. You can find her at https://aliciamichilli.com


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Steven is an artistic soul who writes, records, produces, and sings. Always exciting to chat with such a human.


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Roy Agee is a musician in Nashville, TN who specializes in composition and trombone. He's toured with Prince among others. A good overall human who always has an interesting take on life.