Sat, 27 December 2014
Scott Greeson, singer/songwriter and entertainer is my guest on Episode 13 of Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris. He is also my husband, so that makes him an extra special guest!
Scott has been helping me with the podcast behind the scenes. He's an expert with the recording equipment and use of the software, ProTools, that we use in our music studio.
In this episode, we share insights from behind the scenes of several of our music gigs and recording projects.
Scott shares the reasons for his fondness of the tune, Heart of Gold, by Neil Young, and why he chose to sing it during a Celebration of Life service. He tells a story of his late wife, Janet Greeson, and the role she played in his learning to play harmonica.
We also share news of the release of Lee Anna Atwell's new cd project, Burning Heart, which was recorded here in our studio, Hoosier Surf Records. Her amazing songwriting talent, along with her beautiful vocals and keyboard playing, are all showcased on this disc. (in the links below)
You'll hear us banter about the band, Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday, and our recent Christmas concert.
We tell a special story about how the pieces of my latest project, Stories of a Stateside Bride, came together on a Friday night with a bit of divine intervention.
We wrap this episode with a live recording of one of Scott's tunes, Roadside Lullaby, which we played at the Eye Opener Cafe on Dec. 20 during a Christmas gig.
Reference Links for Episode 13
Soller-Baker celebration of life.
Wabash Gypsies disc of instrumental guitar music by Scott Greeson and Kevin Ludwig - link to album on iTunes
Scott Greeson's music website - www.scottgreesonmusic.com
Battle Ground United Methodist Church - Church where Scott Greeson serves as worship pastor and also the venue of the Christmas concert by Scott Greeson, Vickie Maris, Lee Anna Atwell and Trouble With Monday
Stories of a Stateside Bride - Told by Lucille Maris - 2-disc audio program available through cdbaby as a physical cd set or digital download. - www.cdbaby.com/artist/vickiemaris
Heart of Gold by Neil Young - Link to Heart of Gold digital download on Amazon.com
Roadside Lullaby - Youtube video of Scott Greeson's original tune; photos in video are by Terry Lyons. Link to Roadside Lullaby video in Youtube
Scott Greeson Music Channel in Youtube
To book Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday, contact booking agent, David Leonards, International Entertainment Bureau.
Burning Heart cd - original tunes by Lee Anna Atwell, keyboard player and vocalist in the band, Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday.
Sun, 30 November 2014
Whether you're an experienced horseman or still dreaming of owning a pony, you're going to enjoy taking a ride through the llama pasture during Episode 12. I put my Edirol recorder in my vest pocket so you can hear the footsteps of my Connemara horse, Kerrymor Madison, the creaks of the saddle, the sneezes of the llamas and other ambient sounds of the ride.
This episode is specifically designed to help you relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy the moment. If you're not currently giving yourself time to de-stress each day, I hope this ride on Madison plants a seed for something you could begin doing in your journey of self care.
I also recap a keynote presentation given by John Medina during the International Online Learning Conference. He is the author of Brain Rules and several other interesting books about how our brains work and how we learn. He tells us that the research suggests at least 30 minutes of exercising to get your heart rate elevated on a daily basis is you want to stave off memory loss and keep your mind sharp.
Show notes, photos, links to the social media ebook and the audio program can be found here: http://heartsongfit.com/12