Posts including Jessi Mcneal

Stories Behind The Songs, Pt. 2 - Episode #348

posted: June 3rd, 2016

These episodes are so epic, it spills into two parts.  Story is a powerful tool, and usually causes one to lean into something or someone.  These in-depth stories behind the songs help us engage more thoughtfully with the art and get to know the hearts of the artists.  No other podcast or radio show has this amount of valuable access to high-caliber independent musicians!  Kudos to Kristian Black for the extra efforts it took as …Read More »
Episode Artists:
JJ Heller, Aaron Stumpel, Chris & Jenna, Randy Stonehill, Nick Flora, Matt Brouwer, Jessi McNeal, Jeremy Casella, Tim Coons

Some of 2015’s Song Gems - Episode #332

posted: January 8th, 2016

As I thought about what show to plug into this week, which is the final week of our holiday haitus, I had to look no further than the show that released on 12/4/15, which very appropriately was an episode all about appreciating some of the amazing gourmet music that came our way in the year 2015.  That will lead us perfectly into next week, when we return with an all-new episode, and we countdown the …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Dave Barnes, Giants & Pilgrims, Gracie Schram, Nick Flora, The Banner Days, 77s, Matthew Clark, The Oh Hellos, Jess Ray, Jon Troast, Mat Kearny, Jessi McNeal, Zach Vinson

Escape To The Lake 2015 Audio Recap - Episode #322

posted: August 21st, 2015

This last July 1-5, UTR put on the gourmet music event of the summer, Escape To The Lake 2015.  It was a career-highlight experience for me, and I am especially moved to hear how many artists and attendees are still buzzing about what took place.  While it's difficult to encapsulate it all, we want to at least present a taste of the experience, especially for folks who couldn't be there in person.  So this week's episode shares …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Joy Ike, Nick Flora, Mercy Child, Skye & Livi, Zach Pietrini, SHEL, Christopher Williams, The Vespers, Chris & Jenna, Ginny Owens, Jessi McNeal

Fathers’ Day Special - Episode #319

posted: June 19th, 2015

Sometimes when thinking about a musical ode to dads, folks have a hard time thinking beyond "Butterfly Kisses" or some other tear-jerker.  But we wanted to add our "gourmet music" voice into the celebration.  Besides great music from Brandon Heath, Julie Lee, Balla Dear, and JJ Heller (among others), we also hear about personal reflections on the value of fatherhood from singer-songwriters Christopher Williams and Ben Shive.  Hope this adds a nice soundtrack to your holiday weekend!  (Dave)
Episode Artists:
Battle Victorious, Julie Lee, Christopher Williams, Balla Dear, Madison Cunningham, Dave Barnes, Randall Goodgame, JJ Heller, Ben Shive, Jessi McNeal, Brandon Heath, Lauren Mann & Fairly Odd Folk, Phil Keaggy

Interview Guest Son Of Laughter - Episode #317

posted: May 29th, 2015

Here's our conclusion of Interview Month. I'm so glad we are able to feature a conversation and music by Son Of Laughter.  He (real name Chris Slaten) is a quality person and an amazing artist.  His orchestral approach to folk music is fresh and compelling, and his lyrics are magically both narrative and poetic.  I'm hoping that a lot of brand new ears discover this hidden gem of a talent through this week's show.  Plus, it's …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Liz Vice, Son of Laughter, Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk, Son Of Laughter, Burlap To Cashmere, Son Of Laughter, Jessi McNeal, Son Of Laughter, Eric Peters, Fleming & John, Son Of Laughter

All Debut Artists - Episode #307

posted: March 13th, 2015

As you might imagine, we have a TON of excellent music suggestions come our way about artists that have yet to be played on a UTR episode.  Sometimes those recommendations come from UTR listeners, fellow indie artists, outside souces (like NoiseTrade), and even artists introducing themselves to us.  If you use UTR as a source for quality music discovery, then this episode will put a lot of new names in front of you.  And 3 …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Good Night States, Chris & Jenna, Zach Pietrini & The Broken Bones, The Hedgerow Folk, Nicole Witt, Jordan Ruiz, Brian Moss, Jessi McNeal , Wendell Kimbrough, Iona, Lady Grace