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, Paul, and Alton. Episodes drop twice monthly. Subscribe to our free newsletter at www.derringerdiscoveries.com/subscribe.

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Episodes

The TMR Countdown - May 2023

Sunday May 07, 2023

Sunday May 07, 2023

In this countdown episode of the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, Team Derringer counts down the Top 15 songs for May 2023. Recording artists from around the world appear in this month's lineup, including musicians from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, the UK, and the US.
With listeners in more than 30 countries, Laura, Paul, Alton, and Dave - the intrepid hosts of Derringer Discoveries - provide intriguing music snippets along with artist profiles for each of the Top 15 entries on the chart. Be sure to check out all the fantastic entries on this month's Turnip Music Radio Top 25.
To hear all the songs latest songs featured on the Turnip Music Radio Top 25, please check out the following Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1CLzNqR1HEB75ddqSfJ90Z?si=e4981635e6614a9f
Listen to The TMR Countdown on your favorite podcast platform: https://pod.link/derringerdiscoveries
For more information about Derringer Discoveries, Team Derringer, and/or Turnip Music Radio, please visit: https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com
Please share our podcast with others. Let us know what you think of this episode on one of our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter. You can even drop us an email at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. We'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for listening to Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast.
© Copyright 2023 | Derringer Discoveries | All rights reserved.

Monday Apr 17, 2023

If you're a long-time Derringer Discoveries listener, you'll recall that In Episode 19, we weighed in on The Beatles' 10 Worst Songs. In response to that episode, Sammy Vulcano, a solo recording artist from the Syracuse, New York (US) area, reached out to Team Derringer.
Sammy shared that he is a superfan of The Beatles. He told Team Derringer that he had recently combined his songwriting talents with those of his lifelong friend and fellow musician, Anthony Micaroni, to write, record, and release a trilogy of songs about The Beatles from 1962 to 1965.
Intrigued by this concept, Team Derringer decided to explore the collaboration between Sammy and Anthony and invited them to join Team Derringer (Laura, Paul, Alton, and Dave) as they delve into this period of The Beatles' legacy -- a time that is often overshadowed by the brilliance of The Beatles' catalog released after 1965. Assisted by special guests Sammy and Anthony, Team Derringer shares the tale of The Beatles in Hamburg 1962, along with snippets of their biggest hits from 1962 to 1965. 
The Beatles had just one hit in 1962 and it was only in the UK. They didn't conquer the US until January 1964, but by 1965, they were dominating the music charts worldwide. Join Team Derringer and their guests as they discover obscure, interesting trivia about The Beatles. Along the way, you'll hear snippets of The Beatles' two hit singles sung with German lyrics. Additionally, Team Derringer, Sammy, and Anthony will discuss Kurt Cobain's posthumous hit single, a cover of Sammy's favorite 1963 song by The Beatles.  Kurt's cover has streamed almost 59 million times!
And of course, Team Derringer will play snippets of the trilogy of songs by Sammy and Anthony that sparked the idea for this episode. These three songs by Sammy Vulcano and Anthony Micaroni are available on all the major digital streaming platforms, such as Spotify.
Derringer Discoveries is the curator of a popular Spotify playlist called The Beatles Inspired.  If you are a recording artist or a listener who knows of a song that belongs on this playlist, subscribe to our free newsletter at https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com and then send us a link to the song at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com.  Most likely we'll include it on the playlist!
For more information about Derringer Discoveries, Team Derringer, or our music promotion affiliate, Turnip Music Radio, please visit https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com.
We hope you will share this podcast with others. And, let Team Derringer know what you think of this episode on one of our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter. You can even drop us an email at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. We'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for listening to Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast.
© 2023 Derringer Discoveries | All Rights Reserved 
 

Monday Apr 03, 2023

Team Derringer returns with their monthly countdown episode of the Top 15 songs from the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 for April 2023. Appearing on the chart are artists representing the United States, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Japan, Austria, and South Africa.
Eleven of the Top 15 artists make their first appearance on the Turnip Music Radio Top 25. The slate includes industry veterans and fresh new indie artists – even a semi-fictional band that contains a member descended from rock and roll royalty.
With listeners in more than 30 countries, the hosts of Derringer Discoveries (Laura, Paul, Alton, and Dave - a.k.a. Team Derringer) provide intriguing music snippets along with artist profiles for each of the Top 15 entries on the chart. Be sure to check out all the fantastic entries on this month's Turnip Music Radio Top 25.
Listen to Paul Derringer’s interview with Jon Tyler Wiley and Eddie Dickerson of the band Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir at our website: https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com/jon-tyler-wiley-interview
To hear all the songs featured on the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart for April 2023, please check out the following Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1CLzNqR1HEB75ddqSfJ90Z?si=e4981635e6614a9f
Listen to this TMR Top 25 Countdown Episode on your favorite podcast platform: https://pod.link/derringerdiscoveries
For more information about Derringer Discoveries, Team Derringer, and/or Turnip Music Radio, please visit: https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com
Please share our podcast with others. Let us know what you think of this episode on one of our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter. You can even drop us an email at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. We'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for listening to Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast.
© Copyright 2023 | Derringer Discoveries | All rights reserved.

Promo - Spring 2023

Friday Mar 24, 2023

Friday Mar 24, 2023

With listeners in 30+ countries and more than 43,000 downloads, this is Team Derringer's new promo, celebrating our third year as Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast.

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

In this Derringer Discoveries episode, we honor legendary American songwriter John Prine.  John’s songs were often humorous and witty – sometimes they were rebellious and full of social commentary on everyday life in America. He regaled us with his music from the early 70s until his death on April 7, 2020, from COVID-related complications. This episode is a tribute to Mr. Prine – a Chicago postman turned modern-day troubadour.
Team Derringer is joined by Jeff Sweatman who spearheaded a tribute album to John Prine that featured over 20 artists’ interpretations of John Prine’s hits. The project culminated on October 23, 2022, with a fantastic outdoor concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, attended by over 700 fans. Many of the artists featured on the album performed for the sold-out crowd. The album is aptly named, “All the Best… from 6 Feet Away: A Charlottesville Tribute to John Prine.”
Jeff shares the background behind five of Team Derringer’s favorite songs from the album and explains what he sees for the future of radio, having been a radio disc jockey and producer for over 30 years. You can listen to side-by-side versions of John’s original songs and Team Derringer’s Top 5 picks from “All the Best… from 6 Feet Away: A Charlottesville Tribute to John Prine” on the accompanying playlist: “Check Out: John Prine” – only available on Spotify.
Check Out: John Prine playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/32JpZkDm2LLu4E2438RD5e?si=4cb70af41b2d4433
For more information about Derringer Discoveries, Team Derringer, or our music promotion affiliate, Turnip Music Radio, please visit https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com.
Please share our podcast with others. Let us know what you think of this episode on one of our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter. You can even drop us an email at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. We'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for listening to Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast.
© 2023 Derringer Discoveries | All Rights Reserved 

The TMR Countdown - March 2023

Saturday Mar 04, 2023

Saturday Mar 04, 2023

Join Team Derringer as they count down the Top 15 songs of the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 for March 2023. March's Top 25 truly is an international showcase with representation from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Mexico, and the United States. The musical genres are diverse, too!  We have entries from singer-songwriters, folk rockers, alt rockers, hard rockers, and even some progressive bluegrass. Listen in to hear how some of the small, independent artists fared against industry veterans. 
With listeners in more than 30 countries, the hosts of Derringer Discoveries (Laura, Paul, Alton, and Dave - a.k.a. Team Derringer) provide intriguing music snippets along with brief artist bios for each of the Top 15 entries on the chart. Be sure to check out all the fantastic entries on this month's Turnip Music Radio Top 25.
To hear all the songs featured on the Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart for March 2023, please check out the following Spotify playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1CLzNqR1HEB75ddqSfJ90Z?si=e4981635e6614a9f
For more information about Derringer Discoveries, Team Derringer, and/or Turnip Music Radio, please visit https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com.
Please share our podcast with others. Let us know what you think of this episode on one of our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter. You can even drop us an email at feedback@derringerdiscoveries.com. We'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for listening to Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast.
© Copyright 2023 | Derringer Discoveries | All rights reserved.

Ben Arthur & SongWriter (EP43)

Tuesday Feb 14, 2023

Tuesday Feb 14, 2023

The featured artist in this episode is Ben Arthur – a New York-based singer, songwriter, novelist, and podcaster – with Virginia roots. Ben is passionate about exploring how inspiration works and how creativity functions and relates to art. Ben strongly believes that art can alleviate people’s suffering and how the connection of art to money by society is a cultural sickness. He spearheads multiple projects that probe the intersection and interplay between literature, music, and visual art.
Ben's SongWriter podcast “turns stories into songs” by pairing literary and musical artists together. Featured artists include Questlove, Joyce Carol Oates, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Roxane Gay, Amanda Shires of The Highwomen, Cheryl Strayed, Susan Orlean, Steve Earle, George Saunders, and Katie Melua.
In Ben's Emmy-nominated SongCraft Presents video series, each segment brings together two artists, unknown to each other, to write a song in a three-hour session. From developing the concept and lyrics to its actual composition and arrangement to performance, the artists are challenged to make not a good song, but a great song.
Since 1997, Ben Arthur the musician, has released 10 albums since 1997 and has been featured in Rolling Stone, Forbes, and American Songwriter magazines as well as the New York Times. He has opened for Tori Amos, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Hornsby, Sophie B. Hawkins, Toots & the Maytals, Old 97s, and many years ago, he shared an open mic stage with an up-and-coming artist Charlottesville, Virginia’s very own Dave Matthews.
Join Team Derringer as they delve into Ben's catalog of music, discover the stories behind his songs, and learn about the interesting artists he has featured on his SongWriter podcast.
The playlist for this episode features songs by Ben Arthur, as well as songs by the artists who Ben has opened for or have been featured on his SongWriter podcast. Share the love by streaming and "Liking" this playlist: Check Out Ben Arthur.
Ben Arthur (music): https://open.spotify.com/artist/644AdV1wODFcPeTsReD42j?si=Ox3hYGirS2aCRRqcw0k-yQ
SongWriter podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/2NIf6SDvehslaLb0fyR4Fu?si=04ed7583f349472a
SongCraft Presents: https://www.youtube.com/@SongCraftPresents
Check Out Ben Arthur Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7xKxH8fD4uCgJUzLekylBi?si=af45c242857548ca
If you've enjoyed this episode, please tell someone about Derringer Discoveries. For more information on Derringer Discoveries and to subscribe to our free newsletter, please visit our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com.
Our theme song, Your Sister's Room, is performed by the band Ho Jo Fro and is available on most digital streaming platforms. 
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Monday Feb 06, 2023

With listeners in more than 30 countries, Derringer Discoveries (DD) is tackling February 2023 like a blizzard! Laura, Paul, Alton, and Dave (Team Derringer) count down the Top 15 songs from the Turnip Music Radio (TMR) Top 25 chart for February.  The slate includes industry veterans, young indie artists, and everything in between, featuring musicians from Iceland, Italy, Australia, the UK, and the US, alongside January's holdovers from Ireland, Canada, Ukraine, and other countries. Join Team Derringer as we count down the top songs from the second month of 2023! You'll hear music snippets of the top songs and gain insight into the recording artists behind the music. Be sure to check out this month’s roster of fantastic talent!
For more information about DD and/or TMR, please visit https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com. Click here for the TMR Top 25 chart for February 2023: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1CLzNqR1HEB75ddqSfJ90Z?si=e4981635e6614a9f
We hope you'll share our podcast with others. We'd also love to hear from you.  Catch up with us on one of our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Thank you for listening to Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast.
© Copyright 2023 | Derringer Discoveries | All rights reserved.

Sunday Jan 15, 2023

Fresh off their initial album, Hellscape, Baton Rouge-based Karma and the Killjoys are on the cusp of something big. The female-led, piano-rock band is comprised of Rain Scott-Catoire (keys, vocals), Sydni Myers (vocals), Thomas Vercher (drums), Tim Marchand (bass), and Michael Blount (guitar).  Founding members Scott-Catoire and Myers write the band’s songs and compose the quintet’s music.
The band's piano-forward sound blends rock, pop, and phenomenal vocal harmonies. Their genre-defying music is reminiscent of Fiona Apple, Muse, Elton John, Danny Elfman, Tori Amos, Gwen Stefani, Madness, Ben Folds Five, and Meat Loaf. With the release of their impressive freshman album, the bar has been set high. Join us as Derringer Discoveries listeners from all over the world – many of whom are musicians themselves – sing the praises of Karma and the Killjoys.
The playlist for this episode features songs by Karma and the Killjoys, as well as songs by the artists who inspire them and songs by recording artists from around the world who are quoted in this episode.  Share the love by streaming and "Liking" this playlist: Check Out Karma
Please do us a favor and tell your friends, family, and fellow music lovers about Derringer Discoveries. For more information on Derringer Discoveries, Turnip Music Radio, and to subscribe to our newsletter, please visit our website: www.derringerdiscoveries.com.
So, you think you know music? Why not join our illustrious (but motley) crew of music aficionados? You can apply to join the ranks of the Turnip Tillers (i.e., the monthly voters)! It's free! To do so, simply go to www.derringerdiscoveries.com/tiller-about and tell us a little about yourself.
Here is the Spotify link to The Turnip Music Radio Top 25 chart, updated monthly, as selected by the Turnip Tillers: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1CLzNqR1HEB75ddqSfJ90Z?si=e4981635e6614a9f
Please click "like" and follow Derringer Discoveries on your favorite digital streaming platform. You can also find us on the web at www.derringerdiscoveries.com and on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Thank you for listening to Derringer Discoveries!
Our theme song, Your Sister's Room, was written for Laura Derringer by the band Ho Jo Fro and is available on most digital streaming platforms.  Ho Jo Fro longs for likes, followers, and monthly listeners!
© 2023 Derringer Discoveries | All Rights Reserved 

Monday Jan 02, 2023

Derringer Discoveries (DD) and Turnip Music Radio (TMR) kick off 2023 with a bang! 💥 Laura, Paul, Alton, and Dave (Team Derringer) count down the Top 15 songs from the TMR Top 25 for January.  The slate includes industry veterans, young indie artists, and everything in between, featuring musicians from the United States, Canada, the UK, Scandinavia, and Ukraine. Join Team Derringer as we count down the top songs from the first month of 2023! You'll hear music snippets of the top songs and gain a bit of insight into the recording artists behind the music. Be sure to check out this month’s roster of fantastic talent!
For more information about DD and/or TMR, please visit https://www.derringerdiscoveries.com. Click here for the TMR Top 25 chart for January 2023: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1CLzNqR1HEB75ddqSfJ90Z?si=e4981635e6614a9f
We hope you'll share our podcast with others. We'd also love to hear from you.  Catch up with us on one of our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Thank you for listening to Derringer Discoveries - A Music Adventure Podcast. We wish you health, happiness, and success in 2023! 
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