“Now Hear This Entertainment” features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.

As of August 1, 2017, “Now Hear This Entertainment” has gotten listeners from 128 countries, spanning all five regions of the world (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania). Guests have ranged from the keyboard player for Aerosmith to the lead guitar player for Garth Brooks to the drummer for Joe Walsh to the trumpet player for Billy Joel, plus, a Grammy Award winner, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, a Las Vegas headliner, two Emmy Award winners, and even participants from “American Idol,” “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent,” and “The X Factor,” among many others. Guests have been from nine different countries and various genres.

Check out a few episodes below!

  • NHTE 219 Chase Miller with Nicky Barot
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 18, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    A return appearance to the show for this California-based country singer, songwriter, guitar player, who this time was joined by his producer (and lead guitar player), who were on-location at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim. At the time of the interview they were working toward the release of […]

  • NHTE 218 Justin Emord
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 11, 2018 at 5:04 am

    The bass player from Love and a .38, who had a video for one of their songs featured by Universal Studios on a 40-foot screen at City Walk. The band has gone throughout the southwest and up and down the west coast of the U.S., plus they've performed at SXSW too. Working with the band towards a new […]

  • NHTE 217 Preston Reed
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on April 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    A fingerstyle guitarist known for a two-handed playing style and compositional approach that integrates the percussive potential of the guitar body. One of the greatest and most influential guitarists in the world, he has been captivating audiences globally for almost three decades. To-date, he has […]

  • NHTE 216 Chandler Juliet
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 28, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    With a seven-song EP on target for release this summer, award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Chandler Juliet is on a path being paved by success stories. Her debut EP in 2015 was featured through a sold out CD release party at Boardner’s in Hollywood. She has also […]

  • NHTE 215 Emily Faith
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    A singer, songwriter, guitar player who lives in Oklahoma but has also performed in places like Texas, California, and Nashville, she became a featured artist on Radio Disney. She recorded an EP under the direction of producer Ken Caillat, best known for his work with Fleetwood Mac. Emily was […]

  • NHTE 214 Dixie Jade
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 14, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    A duo, both originally from California but reconnected in Nashville, they are working on a new EP hoped to be released in the Spring. They have written hundreds of songs together and toured across the nation and have opened for the likes of Thompson Square, Love and Theft, and Daryle Singeltary as […]

  • NHTE 213 Caroline Dare
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on March 7, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Recognized by Nashville Songwriters Association International as "One to Watch" (for being a songwriter on the rise), already in her young career she has performed at the likes of Downtown Disney (Orlando, FL), The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN), Eddie's Attic (Atlanta, GA), and The Coca Cola 600 […]

  • NHTE 212 Mean Mary
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 28, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    She plays eleven different instruments and is a seasoned performer and headliner of over 4000 festivals and concerts. She tells an amazing tale about being in a car accident such that she hit the windshield and the visor hit her throat and one of her vocal chords was paralyzed and they weren't […]

  • NHTE 211 Muriel Anderson
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 21, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    The first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, she is a guitarist and harp guitarist who has performed with the likes of Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Earl Klugh, and more. She has released more than a dozen solo albums, instructional CDs, and DVDs. Her music can be heard in […]

  • NHTE 210 Joey DeFrancesco
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 14, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    2018 Grammy nominee for Best Jazz Instrumental Album (his fourth Grammy nomination). He has recorded and/or toured with Ray Charles, Better Midler, Diana Krall, George Benson, David Sanborn, and many others. He played 200-plus nights a year throughout the course of his career. He was inducted in […]

  • NHTE 209 James Kennedy
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on February 7, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Songwriter, producer, and performer based in Wales (UK) who has been referred to by BBC Radio 1 as “Warped Genius.” He is also the owner of Konic Records and is in the band Kyshera. He has written and produced three Kyshera albums and three solo albums. He has performed hundreds of […]

  • NHTE 208 Blake Morgan
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 31, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    A recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who has drawn accolades from The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, the Washington Post, and more. His current run at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall has now sold out for two and a half years, performing alongside […]

  • NHTE 207 Joshua Rich
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 24, 2018 at 7:01 am

    A Washington, DC-based pianist, composer, and vocalist who last August signed a multi-album contract with SRI Jazz. He has worked with Grammy and Oscar-winning composer/performers Marvin Hamlisch and Randy Newman. He has released more than a dozen CDs and his music has been featured in movies and […]

  • NHTE 206 April Diamond
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Working towards a new album, this L.A.-based recording artist's dance track debuted at the start of this month at Number 47 on the Billboard dance chart and the following week climbed to Number 40. She has released a video for it that has gotten almost 83 thousand views in just over a month on […]

  • NHTE 205 Roy Orbison, Jr.
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 10, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    The son of a rock and roll legend, Roy Jr. is a musician, producer, music publisher, and author. Plus, he also hosts a podcast. He talks extensively about his father's storied career and how he and others are working to preserve and carry on his legacy through a number of projects, including […]

  • NHTE 204 Nicholas Wells
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on January 3, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist whose latest release, a six-song EP entitled “Now and Then,” came out a few months ago and followed two full album releases and another EP. His original music has even aired on the SyFy network. And, he has worked with many notable artists, […]

  • NHTE 203 Best Of Volume 2
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 27, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    As the last episode of 2017 being released and having just passed the milestone 200th episode a couple weeks ago, we pause to look back on some of the highlights from the second hundred episodes of “Now Hear This Entertainment.” This episode includes clips from some of the episodes […]

  • NHTE 202 Beth Marie Anderson
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    A finalist in this year’s Canadian Songwriting Competition, this singer, songwriter, guitar player twice was the only Canadian picked to be an emerging artist inside the CMA Fan Fair in Nashville. She has had several of her songs cut by artists all over North America, including Grand Ole […]

  • NHTE 201 George Millar
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    The Irish Rovers founder, lead vocalist, guitar player, and songwriter. Fifty years ago the band had a breakout hit with their second album The Unicorn, and returned to the charts 15 more times with other songs. They recently were named one of Ireland’s greatest exports, being so honored at […]

  • NHTE 200 Jim Florentine
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on December 6, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    He appears regularly on stages around the country doing standup comedy, having even opened for Slayer, Megadeath, and Anthrax. He has appeared on shows ranging from Jimmy Kimmel to Howard Stern. He has released CDs and DVDs and has a book due out in February called “Everybody is Awful […]

  • NHTE 199 Victoria Fatu
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 29, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    A singer and concert pianist who was born in Azerbaijan and has performed in countries from North America to Asia to Europe, having even done a solo recital performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. She has earned a long list of honors and distinctions over the years, including an Excellence Prize […]

  • NHTE 198 Cooper Phillip
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    California-based singer/songwriter with an amazing story of being born and growing up in Russia before moving to New York as a teenager and then Los Angeles. She had studied classical piano and theory, harp, ballet and voice. She even overcame less than desirable sleeping arrangements in the Big […]

  • NHTE 197 Marty Dread
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 15, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Hawaii-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who has been releasing new music for 22 years, including 17 albums, and has a new release that he's hoping to have out by the start of 2018. He performs throughout the Hawaiian Islands, the U.S., and around the world. He both opened for and appeared […]

  • NHTE 196 Chad Cromwell
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 8, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Drummer on the current Joe Walsh tour. His career has included similar work with the likes of Neil Young and Mark Knopfler. Plus he has played with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Peter Frampton, Lady Antebellum, and many, many more. He has even been nominated for the Academy of […]

  • NHTE 195 Geissie Torres
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on November 1, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    A singer, songwriter, and entertainer, who is releasing a new single this month and working towards an EP. She is a regular performer at Mango’s Tropical Cafe (2500 capacity) in Orlando, entertaining audiences in two shows each night. But, she has also performed extensively away from there, […]

  • NHTE 194 Cody Joe Hodges
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 25, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Texas-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who has spent time in Nashville as well as in the U.S. Army – including performing! He has gotten radio airplay and has had at least five different singles land on various music charts, while performing at everything from live music venues to […]

  • NHTE 193 Kathryn Hoxie
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 18, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    A singer, songwriter, vocal character actor, author, illustrator, and public speaker. She is also the Chief Operating Officer of What’s Hot In Hip Hop. She performed at South By Southwest this and last year. In August 2015 she released her first full-length album and is currently working […]

  • NHTE 192 Oliver Sean
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 11, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    A former MTV VJ based in England, he is a singer, songwriter, guitar player who recently released his fourth studio album, which landed on the iTunes Best Selling Pre-Orders list. An MTV Europe Music Awards nominee, Rolling Stone magazine said, “It’s like The Eagles have hired Jack […]

  • NHTE 191 Christian Swain
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on October 4, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    The founder and host of The Rock N Roll Archaeology Project, which consists of six different podcasts, all surrounding the rock genre. He also has an exciting announcement about a new podcast project in addition to all of those. He himself is a musician, handling lead vocals and guitar in a […]

  • NHTE 190 Laura Wright
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Las Vegas singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She previously released a full-length album and then put out a five-song Christmas EP last December. Now she is working on a new album. She was a semi-finalist on season five of “American Idol.” She does a solo guest entertainer […]

  • NHTE 189 William Crighton
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    An Australian singer/songwriter who is currently recording his second record for Universal Music, working with producer Matt Sherrod. Last October, Rolling Stone said he, “breathes fresh and strikingly vivid life into the umbrous bush of traditional Australian balladry.” This year he […]

  • NHTE 188 Charlie Midnight
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 13, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    A producer, lecturer, author, mentor, and songwriter who has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, ranging from Barbra Streisand to Hillary Duff to The Doobie Brothers to Cher, James Brown, and many more. He has earned Grammy and Golden Globe nominations and he has been involved […]

  • NHTE 187 Dinorah Zamora
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on September 6, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Recorded on-location in San Diego with a Mexican born singer/songwriter who has performed internationally and is working towards an EP release. Already in her young career she has been involved in charitable works, and, she has worked with Carlos Santana’s former guitar teacher. At the time […]

  • NHTE 186 Glenn McCoy
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    An illustrator, animator, cartoonist, and children’s book author, whose work includes the syndicated comic strips The Duplex and The Flying McCoys. His nationally syndicated editorial cartoons have been reprinted in the New York Times, USA Today, and Newsweek, and appear frequently on CNN. […]

  • NHTE 185 Rose Cora Perry
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 23, 2017 at 5:08 am

    A Canadian singer, songwriter, and guitar player who was interviewed on-location in Nashville at the Summer NAMM Show, she is also a photography model and hosted two popular TV programs up in her hometown. Last year she released a solo album, but also formed a high energy powerhouse duo. This […]

  • NHTE 184 Derek Norsworthy
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 16, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    A Mississippi-based singer, songwriter, and guitar player who was interviewed on-location in Nashville at the Summer NAMM Show, he has opened for major acts including Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Thompson Square, Brantley Gilbert, Charlie Daniels, 3 Doors Down, and Alabama. He has […]

  • NHTE 183 Shelby Lee Lowe
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 9, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Recorded on-location in Nashville at the Summer NAMM Show with singer, songwriter, guitar player Shelby Lee Lowe, who released a self-titled album last November. He has opened for major acts such as Charlie Daniels, Cowboy Troy, Sister Hazel, and Confederate Railroad, among others. Last year he […]

  • NHTE 182 Bryce Hitchcock
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on August 2, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    On-location in Nashville with this singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress! This past February she put out an album entitled, “I Wonder.” Last year she’d put out an EP that had a bonus track co-written and produced by Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick. Approximately a […]

  • NHTE 181 Jerry Jean
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 26, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    New York-based singer, songwriter, producer, and musician whose debut full-length album was released in February after having previously released three EPs. The music video for the title track from his newest release got over one million views on Facebook and the new album was mixed and mastered […]

  • NHTE 180 Tina Perez
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    A singer/songwriter who also performs in the shows at Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando (2500 capacity venue). She did an EP in 2015, has also released four mixtapes, and is working toward a new EP (or possibly full album). Her background includes having performed in Carnegie Hall in […]

  • NHTE 179 Cat Ridgeway
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 12, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    A singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, NPR said that she, “taps into the tradition of American songwriting.” She has worked with several notable producers, including Greg Rike (producer of Deep Purple and the Backstreet Boys) and most recently Ben Cooper (co-writer of Ricky […]

  • NHTE 178 Victoria Canal
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on July 5, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Currently in London, she’s a singer/songwriter who has overcome a significant physical challenge and plays guitar and piano. Her independently released debut EP garnered over two million plays on Spotify and charted at #6 on Billboard’s “Next Big Sound.” She has toured the […]

  • NHTE 177 Mai Tatro
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 28, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who released her debut single last year and is currently working toward an EP release. She performs all over central Florida and has gotten radio airplay. Plus, she works with a charity called, “Kids Rock the Nation.” And she has started […]

  • NHTE 176 Bonnie Paul
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    A singer/songwriter who is a voting Grammy member and co-wrote the song “Childhood Sweethearts” with Randy Travis. She toured with Johnny Rodriguez as a kid and worked with some of the biggest names in country music, such as Waylon Jennings, Tom T. Hall, and Mickey Newbury. She grew […]

  • NHTE 175 Katie Belle
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    A singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose new music video got over 12 thousand views in the first week alone and is working toward a new EP. She has won multiple female country artist awards, plus, one of her original songs was chosen for a bullying awareness charity, which led to her […]

  • NHTE 174 Marc Ensign
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on June 7, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    For ten years up in New York he played bass in the Tony Award-winning Broadway show, “Rent.” He also recorded with Grammy Award-winning artist R. Kelly, along with others. He even had a successful writing career, having written instructional books for Mel Bay Publications and articles […]

  • NHTE 173 Ryan Kairalla
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 31, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    A lawyer, writer, podcaster, and teacher. He has a book called, “Break the Business: Declaring Your Independence and Achieving True Success in the Music Industry.” The audiobook version of that is being released two days after this interview comes out. He also hosts the Break the […]

  • NHTE 172 Nicole Medoro
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 24, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    A singer, songwriter, and professional dancer who just won the first ever Dunkin Donuts Cold Brew Jams jingle competition. Based in New York, she has been on national television, ranging from the likes of “The Tonight Show,” to “Saturday Night Live,” the Macy’s Fall […]

  • NHTE 171 Heather Jeanette
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 17, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    A singer/songwriter who just released a new single, she plays guitar and piano. Her songwriting and production credits include Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, and Jason Derulo, among others. She is signed to a publishing deal and has also been a performer and co-writer on music heard on A&E […]

  • NHTE 170 Carl Fischer
    by, Bruce Wawrzyniak on May 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Billy Joel’s trumpet player for more than a decade now, he also plays flugelhorn, trombone, and saxophone. Carl has also been a featured soloist with Diana Ross. And, he has been the Music Director for Blood, Sweat, & Tears, recorded with Mariah Carey and for national TV commercials. […]

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