Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast

Podcasting from Virginia (USA) and catering to music enthusiasts worldwide, Derringer Discoveries combines exciting snippets and fast-paced insight, critique, theories, and witty banter about the rock & roll-ish music that we hope you will (re)discover and love. This is Derringer Discoveries. Visit us at: http://www.derringerdiscoveries.com

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4 days ago

In this episode, Team Derringer - Laura, Alton, Dave, and Paul - commemorates the recent 50th Anniversary re-release of The Doors' classic album: L.A. Woman.  Many listeners will readily know the hits from that album: "Love Her Madly" and "Riders on the Storm."  Plus, the catch phrase Mister mojo risin' from the title track. But Derringer Discoveries decides to forego an exploration of The Doors in favor of focusing on an L.A. alternative rock band called Livingmore, featuring Alex Moore and Spencer Livingston, with Mike Schadel on drums.  Alex gave Derringer Discoveries two exclusive interviews, providing fascinating insight into Livingmore's songwriting process. As a result, Livingmore supersedes The Doors, becoming the featured artist for Episode 35.  And Alex turns Team Derringer onto other L.A.-based recording artists, such as Jen de la Osa of the band Aloud and a Janis Joplin-esque rocker who goes by the moniker MAWD (real name Madeline Mathews).  Then, there's the other L.A.-based women who have been featured on playlists created and promoted by Derringer Discoveries and Turnip Music Radio. In this episode, no one Jumps the Shark and no one Crosses the Rubicon.  Instead, today is a countdown of Team Derringers' five favorite songs by Livingmore, with commentary on each song provided by Alex. As promised in the episode, we are including the link to the video of Livingmore's song, Little Bird: https://youtu.be/O3or8MaFnZQ. All of the songs mentioned in this episode can be found on the accompanying Spotify playlist: L.A. Women.  "Liking" the playlist helps Derringer Discoveries and streaming the playlist generates royalties payable by Spotify to every artist featured on the playlist. Send your comments to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. You can also find all our featured playlists, such as the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, on our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com. While you’re there, please sign up for our free newsletter! Subscribe to Derringer Discoveries wherever you listen to podcasts. Doing so lets us know that you enjoy the content and look forward to future episodes. Tell your friends, family, and fellow music lovers about Derringer Discoveries. Your Sister's Room by Ho Jo Fro is the theme song for Derringer Discoveries and is available on most digital streaming platforms. © Copyright 2022 | All Rights Reserved | Derringer Discoveries  

Sunday May 22, 2022

For over 40 years, the band Rush defined progressive rock. Often far from the mainstream, they made their own way by pushing back against management, the record industry, and even their own fans. In this episode, Derringer Discoveries welcomes longtime friend and Rush super-fan, John B. Derringer (via Zoom) to help the team discuss what the surviving members of Rush, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, have been doing since the passing of their long-time drummer and lyricist, Neil Peart. Also, Team Derringer chooses their favorite Rush songs from the band’s immense catalog and Rush aficionado, John B. Derringer weighs in on each member’s selection. John even shares a couple of his favorites as well! Post Episode Bonus: MAIAH WYNNE In March of 2022, Derringer Discoveries had the privilege of interviewing Maiah Wynne, a talented singer/songwriter/actor and, most recently, lead singer of Envy of None! Originally intended to be a loosely knit musical collaboration between Maiah Wynne and former Coney Hatch bassist, Andy Curran, the project soon grew into a full-fledged band once Curran’s friend and former Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson, joined the band. Team Derringer interviewed Maiah just prior to the release of Envy of None’s eponymous album. Maiah joined Derringer Discoveries via Zoom from a remote town in Montana where she was on the set of a movie in production. Her original songs, collaborations, and covers run the gamut of indie-ballads to heavy hard rock. Maiah has won many national and international contests during her career and has developed songs and videos in support of the Apollo moon landing, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education for young boys and girls as well as such worthy causes as mental health awareness and MMIW USA (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA). In this episode, you'll hear how Maiah got started as a musician, about her David vs. Goliath battle with Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, and her plans to release an upcoming album of her own original compositions. Help Maiah in her quest to return her videos to YouTube! To show your support for the work Maiah has done on her fan-composed music and videos for the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (the prequel to The Hunger Games), please sign the on-line petition. [Editor: Petition no longer on-line. See below.]   UPDATE! On 21 Jun 2022, we heard from Maiah:   "[W]e've reached an agreement with Lionsgate, part of that agreement was to take down the petition against them... so the videos are back up and the songs are gone from everywhere else (except our Patreon!)" You can hear Maiah provide her own update on YouTube!   All songs in this episode can be found on the Derringer Discoveries Spotify playlist: Life After Rush. If you like what you hear, please subscribe to Derringer Discoveries wherever you listen to podcasts. Doing so lets us know that you enjoy our content and look forward to future episodes. Tell your friends, family, and fellow music lovers about Derringer Discoveries. Uncover more information about the artists featured on our podcast by visiting www.derringerdiscoveries.com. Let us hear from you! Send your comments to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. While you’re there, please sign up for our free newsletter! Your Sister's Room by Ho Jo Fro is the theme song for Derringer Discoveries and is available on most digital streaming platforms. © 2022 Derringer Discoveries | All Rights Reserved 

Saturday Apr 30, 2022

Between formation in 1967 until 1977, the English progressive rock band Genesis lost a total of eight band members.  By 1977, they were down to three: keyboardist Tony Banks; bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford; and drummer/singer Phil Collins.  These are the three who, in 1977, shot to worldwide superstar status, peaking in 1991 after securing 17 now-classic hits in the interim.  These are the same three musicians who, in March 2022, played their final live performance, thus bringing Genesis to an end after 55 years of on and off and on again existence. Meanwhile, one of the eight members who departed Genesis in the early years was Peter Gabriel who also had a stellar career, giving the world an impressive number of now-classic hit songs.  In this episode, you will learn which #1 hit by Gabriel knocked a song by Genesis out of the #1 spot on the music charts.  Think about this: An artist knocked his former band out of the #1 spot.  How many times in the history of Rock & Roll has this happened?  Listeners: Exactly once!  Listen up to find out which two songs were involved. As you will hear in this episode, pundits have long held that music lovers cannot be both a Genesis fan and a Gabriel fan.  The kitchen-sink logic is that you either love Genesis or you love Gabriel.  You cannot love both, because they are diametrically opposed. In this episode, Team Derringer conducts a countdown of five classic songs.  In so doing, each Derringer reveals whether they prefer Genesis or Gabriel and then they relay their favorite song by their preferred artist.  This takes the four Derringers from #5 to #2 and then for the #1 honor, they call on special listener and recording artist Rose Alaimo from Ithica, New York to reveal whether she prefers Genesis or Gabriel and then to give us her favorite song, which also happens to be the highest streaming song on Spotify by her preferred artist.  Stick around to find out the artist and the song! Team Derringer also weighs in on whether either artist Jumped the Shark!  And, did they Cross the Rubicon?  Listeners: You are in for a surprise! In today's Post-Episode Bonus, Team Derringer features recording artist Mats Dernand, counting down some of Derringer Discoveries' favorite songs by the Swedish recording artist.  Listeners will remember Mats from Episode 28 when he received a special shout out.  This time around, Mats gave Derringer Discoveries an exclusive interview. All of the songs mentioned in this episode can be found on the accompanying Spotify playlist, Genesis vs. Gabriel, including a song by Rose Alaimo and a number of songs by Mats Dernand.  "Liking" the playlist helps Derringer Discoveries.  Streaming the playlist generates royalties payable by Spotify to every artist featured on the playlist. Send your comments to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. You can also find all our featured playlists, such as the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, on our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com. While you’re there, please sign up for our free newsletter! Subscribe to Derringer Discoveries wherever you listen to podcasts. Doing so lets us know that you enjoy the content and look forward to future episodes. Tell your friends, family, and fellow music lovers about Derringer Discoveries. Your Sister's Room by Ho Jo Fro is the theme song for Derringer Discoveries and is available on most digital streaming platforms. © Copyright 2022 | All Rights Reserved | Derringer Discoveries

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

In this Derringer Discoveries Rising Star episode, we highlight powerhouse singer Erin Lunsford and her terrific band, The Wildfire. Erin & The Wildfire are gaining fans and followers up and down the East Coast and beyond with their awesome vocals, excellent musicianship, positive messages, and high energy live shows. Erin grew up in a small town in southwestern Virginia playing music around the area with her mom, a guitar teacher. It was while she attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville that she met her future friends and bandmates. Seeking a larger market, the group eventually moved to Richmond, Virginia, and still considers the city their home base. Erin & The Wildfire are veterans of mid-Atlantic music festivals having RoosterWalk, FloydFest, and the LOCK’N Festival. They have shared NPR’s Mountain Stage with many notable acts. Their much-anticipated sophomore album, Touch Feely, is scheduled to drop on April 1, 2022. (We're not kidding!) Many of the songs on the album are deeply personal and will resonate with a great deal of listeners. The band focuses on self-acceptance, body positivity, and life happiness through their catchy, uplifting songs. Fans of soul, R&B, disco-funk, and indie-pop won't find a better catalog of music! The band consists of: Erin Lunsford, vocals Ryan Lipps, guitar Nick Quillen, drums Matt Wood, bass Stephen Roach, keyboards All songs mentioned in this episode can be found on the Spotify playlist: Rising Star – Erin & The Wildfire. Send your comments to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. You can also find all our featured playlists, such as the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, on our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com. While you’re there, please sign up for our free newsletter! Please subscribe to Derringer Discoveries wherever you listen to podcasts. Doing so lets us know that you enjoy the content and look forward to future episodes. Tell your friends, family, and fellow music lovers about Derringer Discoveries. © Copyright 2022 | All Rights Reserved | Derringer Discoveries

Saturday Mar 19, 2022

In this episode, Team Derringer shows support for Ukraine by sharing some of Ukraine's excellent rock and pop music with our listeners. With much appreciated help from Kyiv-based recording artist Pasha Black, Team Derringer starts with Ukraine's two Eurovision winners, one from 2004 and the other from 2016.  Then, the Derringers reveal seven compelling Ukrainian Songs by seven Ukrainian recording artists, along with interesting insight on each featured artist and song. In this episode, we all come together to listen to and support Ukraine.  No one will Jump the Shark and no one will Cross the Rubicon.  And since we are featuring nine Ukrainian recording artists (two Eurovision winners plus seven others), there is no Post-Episode Bonus. It goes without saying that there is more fantastic music coming from Ukraine than can be covered in a single episode.  Thus, Derringer Discoveries has created our Listening to Ukraine playlist, which contains not only songs featured in this episode, but also other terrific songs by Ukrainian recording artists. If you are a Ukrainian recording artist who has listened to this episode and want to be included on our Listening to Ukraine playlist, you can submit one of your best songs to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. Please include a Spotify link to the song to be considered for inclusion on the playlist.  If you are a non-Ukrainian recording artist who has listened to this episode and want to show support for Ukraine, you can contact us at the same feedback link to be considered for inclusion on our Artists for Ukraine playlist. Send your comments to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. You can also find all our featured playlists, such as the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, on our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com. While you’re there, please sign up for our free newsletter! Please subscribe to Derringer Discoveries wherever you listen to podcasts. Doing so lets us know that you enjoy the content and look forward to future episodes. Tell your friends, family, and fellow music lovers about Derringer Discoveries. Your Sister's Room by Ho Jo Fro is the theme song for Derringer Discoveries and is available on most digital streaming platforms. © Copyright 2022 | All Rights Reserved | Derringer Discoveries

Thursday Mar 10, 2022

Podcasting from Virginia (USA) and catering to music enthusiasts worldwide, Derringer Discoveries combines exciting music snippets and fast-paced insight, critique, theories, and witty banter covering 60+ years of Rock & Roll. Jump the Shark?  Cross the Rubicon?  Sniffing the Charts?  This is Derringer Discoveries, featuring Laura, Alton, Paul and Dave.  Follow us on your favorite streaming platform. We are the proud sponsor of the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, a monthly chart featuring the best new rock & roll singles by recording artists worldwide. We want to hear from you! Send us your comments at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. Visit us at www.derringerdiscoveries.com and sign up for our newsletter!

Tuesday Feb 22, 2022

How long is too long?  In Episode 28, Derringer Discoveries covered a band that reunited with all four original members after a 40-year break.  Now, for this episode, the band under the microscope is Creedence Clearwater Revival, also known as Creedence or CCR.  They have been separated for 50 years! CCR's line-up was Tom Fogerty, John Fogerty, Stu Cook, and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford.  Tom was John's older brother.  CCR broke up in 1972, not long after Tom quit the band. Even though they have not been a functioning band for 50 years, they are still one of the Top 300 bands in the world, based on Spotify listeners.  Without a doubt, you will know their songs.  They even had a hit with Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" from their biggest selling album, Cosmo's Factory. Tom has been dead since 1990.  The other three have been estranged since 1972.  In this episode, Team Derringer - Laura, Alton, Paul, and Dave - undertake five tasks: (1) A countdown of seven fantastic CCR songs spanning their seven albums; (2) Disclosure of CCR's #1 song, according to Spotify listeners; (3) Did they Jump the Shark; (4) Did they Cross the Rubicon; and (5) Will they reunite? Stay for the Post Episode Bonus as Team Derringer conducts an exclusive interview with Neil Richards of the UK-based band The Carousels who have been together with the same four members since 1994.  Hear snippets of some of The Carousel's best songs, as selected by Derringer Discoveries.  We also uncover the compelling stories behind the songs as told by Neil. Today's playlist featuring all of the songs discussed or mentioned in this episode can be found at Will Creedence Reunite? Team Derringer wants to hear from you! Send your comments to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. You can also find all our featured playlists, such as the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, on our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com. While you’re there, be sure to sign up for our free newsletter! Please subscribe to Derringer Discoveries wherever you listen to podcasts. Doing so lets us know that you enjoy the content and look forward to future episodes. Tell your friends, family, and fellow music lovers about Derringer Discoveries. Your Sister's Room by Ho Jo Fro is the theme song for Derringer Discoveries and is available on most digital streaming platforms. © Copyright 2022 | All Rights Reserved | Derringer Discoveries

Saturday Jan 29, 2022

In this Derringer Discoveries episode, we spotlight the careers of two exceptional artists from New Zealand. Both are prolific songwriters. Both are excellent musicians. Both have highly successful solo careers. Both have been (and still are) members of world-renowned bands; sometimes together, sometimes separately. Did we mention that they are siblings? Can you guess who they are? You won’t find the answer here in these show notes! You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out! In our Post-Episode Bonus, we spotlight an extremely talented singer/songwriter/producer who goes by the moniker, Orion and the Melted Crayons. Orion Redwolf Faruque started playing music as a child in his mom’s church band. He has traveled the country while flirting with the punk, jazz, and metal genres. His journey began in Charlottesville, Virginia, and temporarily landed him in Minneapolis. Moving on from there, he explored the music scene in Cuba, later found himself on a mountain top in Asheville, North Carolina, and finally returned to Charlottesville to pursue his musical dreams. Orion would like to acknowledge his collaborators who have contributed to his musical creations. They are, in no particular order: Elie Bashkow Ryan Goodrich Nan MacMillan Gina Sobel (Choose Your Own Adventure) Jacob Carlson Louis Smith (Kendall Street Company) Ryan Wood (Choose Your Own Adventure) All songs mentioned in this episode can be found on the Spotify playlist: Tim & Neil – Better Together? Team Derringer wants to hear from you! Send your comments to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. You can also find all our featured playlists, such as the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, on our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com. While you’re there, be sure to sign up for our free newsletter! Please subscribe to Derringer Discoveries wherever you listen to podcasts. Doing so lets us know that you enjoy the content and look forward to future episodes. Tell your friends, family, and fellow music lovers about Derringer Discoveries. Your Sister's Room by Ho Jo Fro is the theme song for Derringer Discoveries and is available on most digital streaming platforms. © Copyright 2022 | All Rights Reserved | Derringer Discoveries

Sunday Jan 09, 2022

The Derringer Brothers - Alton, Dave, and Paul - welcome a new member to the team: Laura Derringer.  They are now The Derringers (or Team Derringer). The Derringers usually don’t talk about Money, Money, Money, which happens to be a hit song by ABBA, the world-renowned pop rock band featured in this episode.  However, since ABBA is from Stockholm, Sweden, the same place that is home to Spotify, the Derringers have been vigorously debating which entity is the bigger Swedish export: ABBA or Spotify! Going against Spotify is the fact that, in FY2020, they posted a €581 million loss and FY2021 is not yet public.  In ABBA’s corner, the following factors give them a financial edge: The four members of ABBA - Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, and Frida are each reportedly worth about €150 million. When ABBA does absolutely nothing, they still manage to generate around €2.5 million in royalties every year and have done so for the past 40 years. ABBA recently reunited after a 40-year break and their presence on the world stage is about to explode, starting in late-May 2022. To celebrate the return of ABBA, the Derringers will undertake the following five tasks: (1) Reveal ABBA's Top Seven songs, as selected by ABBA-superfan Vivian and the four members of ABBA, as well as listener streams on Spotify; (2) Review the album Voyage, ABBA's first new collection in 40 years, and their upcoming ABBA-tar tour, scheduled to start in May 2022; (3) Consider whether Agnetha or Frida is the better singer; (4) Answer whether or not ABBA Jumped the Shark; and (5) Did they Cross the Rubicon? The Derringers will relay interesting trivia, such as: (1) Why did Saturday Night Live (SNL) post a disclaimer on the TV screen during ABBA's performance in 1975? (2) What song sparked ABBA-mania in Australia? (3) Why did three of the members of ABBA sue their manager Stig Anderson? (4) Why didn't Frida join them in the lawsuit? In addition, Derringer Discoveries will introduce you to a fantastic Swedish recording artist named Mats Dernánd.  Plus, the Post-Episode Bonus will feature Monique Angele, an up & coming singer-songwriter from Canada who now calls ABBA-mania Australia home. And at the very end, Derringer Discoveries will reveal the #1 song on The Turnip Music Radio (TMR) Top 25 for the month of January 2022. All of the songs discussed in this episode are included on Sweden's Biggest Export: Reunited After 40 Years! playlist. Send your feedback to feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. To access all of the episodes for free and/or to subscribe to the newsletter, which is also free, please click here.  The best way to let Derringer Discoveries know that you enjoy the podcasts is to click Sign Up Now. Your Sister's Room by Ho Jo Fro is the theme song for Derringer Discoveries.

Friday Dec 24, 2021

Today’s installment is a Derringer Discoveries rediscovery episode. A rediscovery episode highlights a band that the Derringers love – but, it may not have registered on your radar. We feel the band featured in this episode is significant enough to introduce to you, our listener. This band was made up of musical artists who continue to have an impact on Americana, folk, gospel, film soundtracks, commercials, and – of course – rock and roll. The band coalesced during the aftermath of 9/11. It formed during a time when America was looking for peace, solace, and camaraderie. With this band, we think many music lovers at the time may have found what they were seeking. Sit back, relax, and let us introduce you to… Ollabelle! Stick around for our Post-Episode Bonus which features an excellent husband-and-wife duo, Eben Pariser and Molly Venter, known as Goodnight Moonshine. While their individual bands, Red Molly and Roosevelt Dime, are on hiatus, hear how the couple met and how Goodnight Moonshine became a hidden blessing to Eben, Molly, and their children during the pandemic. To support Goodnight Moonshine, please visit: Molly Venter’s Patreon page where she shares weekly music, videos, and musings: https://www.patreon.com/mollyventer Eben Pariser’s educational guitar and vocal courses on Truefire: https://truefire.com/educators/eben-pariser/e4550 If you enjoy the music you hear in this episode, you can find it all and more in the Derringer Discoveries’ playlist, Ollabelle – Rediscovery and Revival, available on Spotify. Give us “a like” and remember that streaming music from this playlist supports the featured artists. The Derringers want to hear from you! Send your comments to us at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. You can also find all our featured playlists, such as the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, at our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com. While you’re there, sign up for our free newsletter! Please subscribe to Derringer Discoveries on your favorite podcast platform. Doing so lets the providers know that you enjoy the content and look forward to future episodes. Tell your friends, family, and fellow music-lovers about Derringer Discoveries. Your Sister's Room by Ho Jo Fro is the theme song for Derringer Discoveries and is available on most digital streaming platforms. © All Rights Reserved | Derringer Discoveries

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