Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast

Now in our fourth year, with listeners in 30+ countries, this is Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast. Meet Team Derringer: Laura, Alton, and Paul. Episodes drop twice monthly. Subscribe to our free newsletter at www.derringerdiscoveries.com/subscribe.

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Episodes

Monday Feb 05, 2024

With a new year comes new ideas. Team Derringer has decided to bring the monthly Turnip Music Radio (TMR) Countdown to an end and, going forward, the team will focus its episodes on artist reviews, interviews, and music insight.
Thus, this is The Final Countdown - February 2024. Indie singer-songwriters, rockers, and brand-new artists are joined on this month’s final countdown with legends and industry heavyweights. You’re sure to find some great new music to enjoy.
With the end of the countdown, the monthly Seedlings ballot has also concluded. Thank you to all of the listeners who voted on a regular basis. We hope you will keep listening!
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Sunday Jan 21, 2024

From 1970 to 1974, for 96 episodes, there was a wildly popular musical sitcom television show that aired in the United States. The show was called The Partridge Family.  
It was a fictional American family who played music together, but The Partridge Family was based on a real-life family: The Cowsills. The Cowsills were comprised of siblings Bill, Barry, Bob, Paul, John, Susan, and Paul, along with their mother Barbara.
Founded in 1965, the family band had eight singles in the US that charted on the Billboard Hot 100. They produced their signature family harmonies for over five decades releasing their latest album, Rhythm of the World, in 2022.
Bob, Paul, and Susan still and various members of their families still perform over 60 live shows a year, and since 2015, have appeared annually on the Happy Together Tour with The Turtles and several other popular 60s-era bands. (Get your tickets now!)
Stay tuned for our interview today with Cowsill siblings Bob, Susan and Paul, the real-life Partridge family!
Find all the Derringer Discoveries artist insight episodes, released monthly, on our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com.
If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to our podcast, and tell your friends about Derringer Discoveries.
Episode: www.derringerdiscoveries.com/054
Website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com
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The Cowsills: https://cowsill.com/home
*If links in these show notes are unavailable, please visit www.derringerdiscoveries.com/054.
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Saturday Jan 06, 2024

Team Derringer kick off their new (and fourth!) year of podcasting with the Turnip Music Radio (TMR) Countdown - January 2024 episode! Indie singer-songwriters, hard rockers, and brand-new artists are joined on this month’s countdown with legends and industry heavyweights who collaborated to put a fresh new spin on a 1980s classic.
There were a ton of Derringer Discoveries listeners who voted to put their favorite songs on this month’s TMR Top 25! Listener Britanny (IG: @brithemcd) heavily recruited the Misfits – the fanbase of the multi-media hard rockers Crossbone Skully – to vote. The fanbase turned out in droves to support this newly formed rock and roll group who are making their first appearance on the TMR Top 25 chart and playlist.
The TMR Top 25 is populated with music by artists from around the world. This month, there are entries from 11 countries (Australia, Canada, France, Norway, Ireland, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, and the United Kingdom). You’re sure to find some great new music to enjoy.
The ballot for the TMR Top 25 is open every month from the 15th through the 25th. If you’d like to check out some new tunes and vote for your favorites on the next ballot, please visit www.derringerdiscoveries.com/vote between the 15th and the 25th – every month!
The TMR Top 25 – January 2024 chart is available on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1CLzNqR1HEB75ddqSfJ90Z?si=85d1e45e354f4cdd.
To directly submit your favorite new song, or a song of your own, to Derringer Discoveries, please visit the website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com.
Turnip Music Radio is the music curation, playlist creation, and artist promotion affiliate of Derringer Discoveries – a music adventure podcast.
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Saturday Dec 23, 2023

Having just wrapped their third year of podcasting, Team Derringer looks back and recaps all the songs that their listeners voted to the top of the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart for each month of 2023. Turnip Music Radio is the song curation, music chart, and artist promotion division of Derringer Discoveries.
Recording artist and global music collaborator, Katie Tich, joins co-hosts, Laura, Paul, and Alton to countdown the #1 songs of 2023. The team will provide you with brief bios of the artists behind the tunes and will share many terrific song snippets along the way.
Check out all the fantastic songs on the Turnip Music Radio Best of 2023 playlist:
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding by The Pretty Reckless
Fate Is You by Karma and the Killjoys
When You Know You Know by The Beths
Break Down Every Door by Gavin Murphy Songs
Man of the Hills by The Heavy Heavy
Best of Me (2023) by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Closer to me by Stella
Walk with Me by Diane & The Gentle Men and Alejandro Escovedo
Come On by Maiah Wynne
June's Stolen Car by The Paper Kites
Claws by Neal Carlson, &Tilly
Long Time Ago by Julian Taylor
Team Derringer evaluated over 5,000 songs this year. Each month, the team presents the best songs of the month to the Derringer Discoveries listeners who rate each one on a scale of 1 to 10, with one being “not my favorite” to 10, “I love it!” At the end of each episode, Team Derringer reveals the top 15 songs, as rated by Derringer Discoveries listeners. This episode represents the best-of-the-best.
All the links:
This episode: https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com/053
Derringer Discoveries: https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com
Turnip Music Radio Best of 2023 playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3SDOJHqBd6yXYRMLAU9CSN?si=5606b8945a8a47ed
Turnip Music Radio: https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com/tmr
Our Newsletter: https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com/subscribe
You can find an archive of the monthly winners on our website.
Subscribe to the Derringer Discoveries podcast so you’ll never miss an episode. You can find us on the web at www.derringerdiscoveries.com and on Instagram, Facebook, Threads, and X. Thanks for listening to Derringer Discoveries!
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Saturday Dec 02, 2023

It's the Battle of the Titans! The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones. Who will prevail? This will, most likely, be the last time these two legendary acts appear together on the Billboard or Turnip Music Radio music charts. 
Also featured on this month's chart is a Juno-winning artist from Toronto, Ontario, who is joined by artists from all over the world: Spain, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia, the UK, and the US. Do any of these artists stand a chance against the decade-spanning industry stalwarts? You'll have to listen to find out!
The Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart is an eclectic mix of music covering multiple genres including singer-songwriter, pop, folk, old-school rock, dance music, adult alternative, and heavy rock. You're sure to find something you'll love.
The year-end Turnip Music Radio Best of 2023 chart and playlist is complete! Between December 2nd and December 9th, you can help us choose Turnip Music Radio Best of 2023! Simply go to www.derringerdiscoveries.com/2023 to rate your favorites! The winner will be revealed in our mid-December episode, scheduled for release somewhere between December 15 and 24.
Check out all the songs on the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 - December 2023 chart: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1CLzNqR1HEB75ddqSfJ90Z?si=85d1e45e354f4cdd.
To submit your song directly to Derringer Discoveries and/or cast votes for your favorite songs for the monthly Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart, please visit: www.derringerdiscoveries.com/tmr.
Turnip Music Radio is the music curation, playlist creation, and artist promotion affiliate of Derringer Discoveries – a music adventure podcast.
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Sunday Nov 19, 2023

In this episode, Team Derringer (Laura, Alton, and Paul) are joined by an award-winning artist from Toronto, Canada: Julian Taylor. Julian has been part of the Canadian music scene for over 25 years – from his high school years busking in the streets of Toronto; to his time touring Canada with his popular rock band, Staggered Crossing (StagX); and now, his Juno-nominated solo work along with his touring ensemble, the Julian Taylor Band.
Team Derringer counts down their Top 5 favorite songs by Julian Taylor (so far) while Julian interweaves stories from his childhood, young adulthood, and now fatherhood. You’ll hear Julian tell of a time spent with his sister – a time split between Toronto, Ontario (his birthplace), and his grandparents’ home in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, as well as the period he spent traveling across the northern portion of the United States, traveling by train from New York to Seattle.
Team Derringer will explore Julian’s well-deserved Canadian music awards from multiple Juno Award nominations (the Canadian Grammy equivalent) to his Best New Artist win by the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
If you’re not already familiar with Julian Taylor’s work, we’re sure you’ll become a fan while listening to this episode!
References heard in this episode:
"They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds." - Dino Christianopolis*
Rilke - Letters to a Young Poet*
Unmarked graves at Kamloops Indian Residential School*
The murder of George Floyd by a while police officer*
Haida Gwaii – Islands off the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia*
To learn more about Julian Taylor and to see his upcoming tour dates, visit Julian’s website: https://www.juliantaylormusic.ca.
Hear all the Derringer Discoveries artist insight episodes, released monthly, on our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com.
Team Derringer also produces the music chart and artist promotion playlist, the Turnip Music Radio (TMR) Top 25. Each and every month, Derringer Discoveries releases a TMR Top 25-related countdown podcast. Be sure to listen in to hear brief artist bios and a plethora of music snippets from the artists on the chart.
If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to our podcast and tell your friends about Derringer Discoveries.
Episode: www.derringerdiscoveries.com/052Website: www.derringerdiscoveries.comNewsletter: www.derringerdiscoveries.com/subscribeJulian Taylor: www.juliantaylormusic.ca
*If links in these show notes are unavailable, please visit www.derringerdiscoveries.com/052.
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The TMR Countdown - November 2023

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

Artists from around the world have landed on The Turnip Music Radio Top 25 for November 2023. This episode features musicians from Australia, Japan, Italy, Czechia, Canada, and the United States. Some of these performers have been creating music for years while others have just recently begun releasing their works of art.
Join Team Derringer as they provide a brief glimpse into the artists on the chart and share with you a snippet (or two) of each performer’s creation. Listen in to find out how the up-and-coming artists fared against the seasoned veterans.
The Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart is an eclectic mix of music covering multiple genres including singer-songwriter, pop, folk, old-school rock, dance music, adult alternative, and heavy rock. You're sure to find something you'll love.
After this month, only one spot will remain on the year-end Turnip Music Radio Best of 2023 chart and playlist. This month’s #1 song will join the 11 other monthly winners on the TMR Best of 2023 chart. In December, you will have the opportunity to help select Song of the Year 2023! If you would like to be notified when voting opens, please make sure that you subscribe to our newsletter: www.derringerdiscoveries.com/subscribe. You can help us choose Song of the Year 2023!
Check out all the songs on the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 - November 2023 chart: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1CLzNqR1HEB75ddqSfJ90Z?si=fb66186887cd470c
To submit your song directly to Derringer Discoveries and/or cast votes for your favorite songs for the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart, please visit: www.derringerdiscoveries.com/tmr.
Turnip Music Radio is the music curation, playlist creation, and artist promotion affiliate of Derringer Discoveries – a music adventure podcast.
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Estella Dawn - Winner (EP51)

Sunday Oct 15, 2023

Sunday Oct 15, 2023

This episode is full of pop, cheekiness, and sass – not to mention intelligent lyrics, excellent songcraft, and behind-the-scenes insight. Musician, singer, songwriter, and producer Estella Dawn joins Team Derringer and shares the stories behind some of her most popular songs. Team Derringer can testify that Estella is a talented, powerhouse artist and musical tour de force.  
Estella infuses every song of her genre-spanning catalog with a bold and passionate delivery. Her dynamic vocal technique is always underpinned by excellent songwriting and exquisite musicality. Learn how this New Zealand-born artist got her start in music and how she came to reside in the U.S. 
Team Derringer will share snippets of their top five favorite songs by Estella Dawn and Estella will share a couple of her favorite songs as well. By the end of the episode, we think you’ll be humming Estella’s songs for days. We know you’ll be snapping your fingers, tapping your foot, or maybe even breaking out into a dance groove.
If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to subscribe to our podcast and tell your friends about Derringer Discoveries.
Episode: www.derringerdiscoveries.com/051Website: www.derringerdiscoveries.comNewsletter: www.derringerdiscoveries.com/subscribeEstella Dawn: www.estelladawn.com
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Saturday Oct 07, 2023

Once again, Team Derringer highlights some fresh new bands in this month's countdown episode. Many of the artists are making their first appearance on the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart. Find out how the indie-artists fared as they went up against industry heavyweights.
 
The Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart is an eclectic mix of music covering multiple genres including singer-songwriter, pop, folk, old-school rock, dance music, adult alternative, and heavy rock. You're sure to find something you'll love. The global slate of songs includes artists from Canada, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, The Netherlands, Iceland, Scotland, England, and the United States.
 
And Team Derringer has some treats for you coming up soon. We've landed interviews with two of the artists on this month's chart and playlist. Listen in and see if you can figure out which ones!  
 
We’re counting down to the year-end Turnip Music Radio Best of 2023 chart and playlist. This month’s #1 song will join the 11 other monthly winners on the TMR Best of 2023 chart. In December, you will have the opportunity to help select the TMR Best Song of 2023!
 
Check out all the songs on the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 - October 2023 chart: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1CLzNqR1HEB75ddqSfJ90Z?si=fb66186887cd470c
 
To submit your song directly to Derringer Discoveries and/or cast votes for your favorite songs for the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart, please visit: www.derringerdiscoveries.com/tmr.
 
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Friday Sep 15, 2023

College Rock exploded on the music scene sometime during 1983 and 1984; however, the infrastructure for the musical style had been established almost 20 years earlier – not by a musician, band, or other influential figure – but by a government agency in the U.S.
Join Team Derringer as they explore the birth of College Rock and the preeminent band at its epicenter: R.E.M. The eclectic, hook-heavy, and guitar-jangly sound emerged from the new-wave and post-punk music scenes of the late 1970s spreading from Athens, Georgia, throughout the U.S. and was soon adopted by bands in the U.K.
Laura, Alton, and Paul (Team Derringer) are joined by singer-songwriter/guitarist/recording artist Bryan Cooper from Fukuoka, Japan, by way of Yorkshire, England. All the hosts are huge fans of R.E.M. – mostly favoring the music that was the band recorded during the I.R.S. Records years.
Did R.E.M. ever Jump the Shark? If so, did they Cross the Rubicon? Listen in to find out! You can even learn how to score your very own cheese and mushroom pizza!*
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*while supplies last
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