John Legend visited the morning show to perform his mega-hit “All Of You” and he needed a piano.Â Since my Superstorm Sandy survivor Yamaha P22 upright was on-site, I volunteered it as tribute and the rest is history.Â I also took advantage of the fact that the piano was mic’ed up and invited my little rock star cousins up to the radio station the next day to record some fun songs I wrote for our co-host Danielle Monaro’s birthday.Â Win-win!
Danielle Monaro, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, John Legend, Mayo Song, piano, Ronnie Scalzo, Superstorm Sandy, Yamaha
Thanks to my Independent Minded podcast on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, I’ve not only gotten to know some cool musicians, but also found a few kindred spirits.Â Nicholas Megalis is one of those people, an Ohio bred alternative musician who has come into his own on creative phone app Vine, to the tune of 4 million followers.
I recently invited Nick back up to the morning show to do some Vines with the crew.Â Thanks mostly to Nick’s fearless creativity and lots of coffee, our efforts inspired my normally subdued co-workers to get loose and have some fun.Â A really cool experience.Â See the results below.
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Check out my interview with Nick on Independent Minded
My Independent Minded podcast with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show features Matt Phillips & Will Parker of Nashville pop/rock act Of The United.Â Matt & Will stopped by to talk about the competitive music scene in Nashville, finding an audience in Beirut, and their forthcoming EP.
This is the eighth in a series featuring independent artists. If youâre interested in being featured on an upcoming podcast, contact me via e-mail or Twitter. Enjoy! Click the image below for the full podcast.Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, Independent Minded, indie music, Nashville, Of The United, podcast, Ronnie Scalzo
My Independent Minded podcast with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show features singer/songwriter Lonna Marie.Â Â Lonna stopped by to talk about adjusting to her new life in Los Angeles, her new single, the art of ukulele playing, and more.
This is the seventh in a series featuring independent artists. If youâre interested in being featured on an upcoming podcast, contact me via e-mail or Twitter. Enjoy! Click the image below for the full podcast.Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, Independent Minded, Lonna Marie, ukulele
I had the pleasure of interviewing two excellent musical acts for my Independent Minded podcast with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.Â L.A. singer/songwriter Lonna Marie stopped in for a chat and acoustic performance.Â The following week, Matt and Will from Nashville rock band Of The United paid me a visit to tell their amazing story.Â Lonna’s interview will be live in a few weeks and Of The United will be posted in early December.
If you’re an independent musician with a great story to tell or a new album or song to promote, reach out via e-mail or Twitter to be considered for the podcast!Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, Independent Minded, indie music, indie rock, Lonna Marie, Nashville, Of The United, Ronnie Scalzo
My latest feature with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show is Chickens Sing The Hits!, a weekly countdown of the hottest Top 40 songs on the radio – as sung by chickens.Â You can hear all the clucking magic every Friday on our 70+ nationwide affiliates, or check em out posted weekly on my SoundCloud page.Chickens Sing The Hits, Elvis Duran, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, SoundCloud, Top 40