Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Elijah Drop Your Gun (And Grab A Bat!) DVI Podcast 078 - Mieka Pauley

Singing The National Anthem at Fenway has just got to be the biggest thrill a singer can have. (OK, insert your favorite stadium in there then...) I had plenty of other pictures to choose from, but when I saw this one, I couldn't resist.

My guest this week is indie singer/songwriter Mieka Pauley, from Cambridge Massachusetts. Mieka follows her own vision for her music with her soul / blues / rock / acoustic / alternative style. She is the winner of the first ever Starbucks Emerging Artist Award, the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase and the Rock Boat / BMI Song Contest. She has played more than 700 live club, festival and college shows criss-crossing the country in the past five years. Her new album, Elijah Drop Your Gun, was released independently by Mieka in November of 2007, and was entirely funded by fans.

Check out one of her most recent Myspace Blog entries, where she has a link for you to vote for her. She is nominated for Best Female Performer in the Campus Activities Magazine Reader's Choice Awards.

Check her out at her MYSPACE PAGE.

You can purchase Elijah Drop Your Gun at her Web Site.

Download the show's MP3 FILE here.

Mieka's music can be purchased at Amazon or iTunes:

Mieka Pauley

My guest this week is Trey Mills, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a very accomplished mixer and producer for a lot of big name acts. He has recently released his very own CD, Athabasca. I'd like to tell you all about him, but whoever wrote the bio on his page did it very well, so here's a cut 'n paste:

The man behind ubiquitous chart-toppers, Juno and Grammy recognized work, and an impressively diverse range of Canadian talent is about to emerge from the wings. The mark of his influence is everywhere, and yet he’s somehow been invisible to the public eye.

Embarking on his first solo release has meant no small journey for Trey Mills. Drawing on the inspiration of fellow Canadians Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen, Trey has followed in the footsteps of the great Canadian singer-songwriter tradition with the “Saving Me” single and the Athabasca album (OP3/Universal, Sept 18). Having quietly risen to the industry’s top ranks with writing/co-writing, production, and mixing credits on ten Top 30 or better BDS hits, with mastering credits with Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men and Pat Metheney, as well as nominations and awards in categories ranging from R&B/Soul to Classical, it would be an understatement to say that Trey had little time for his personal musical endeavors.

Where his busy schedule allowed, the singer/piano player’s improvisations at his studio yielded introspective songs and heartfelt vocals which have drawn comparisons to Damien Rice, The Fray, Snow Patrol, James Blunt and Daniel Powter, and attracted a loyal following. Athabasca, rich with allusions to Canadian geography and tradition, is further textured with musical contributions from members of The Philosopher Kings and the Canadian Brass, award-winning film composer Christopher Dedrick, and multi-platinum mix engineer Ken Lewis (John Legend, Fall Out Boy, Kanye West).

Watch and listen as Trey takes center stage.

Go to the DigiVegas Home Page to listen to the show. There you can stream it, or download it straight to your computer.

Here's a direct link to the show's MP3 FILE.

Check out Trey's WEBSITE here.

You can buy his music on amazon or iTunes:

Trey Mills

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

He Makes The Accordion Sound Cool...VERY Cool. DVI Podcast 076 - Pete Contino

My guest this week is Pete Contino.

He fronts his Zydeco/Blues band with some wicked accordion playing. A long time resident of Las Vegas. (I mean, how many of us here really are from here?), Pete and I discuss the music scene here, and what it sometimes takes to make a living playing music in the entertainment capital of the world.

You can download the show's MP3 FILE here.

You can check out Pete's WEBSITE here.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


We're back home in 'Vegas this week, supporting our own independent musicians. My guest this week is CJ Borden. Her new CD "A Songwriter's Collage" is available now at
CJ Borden - A Songwriter's Collage

You can download the show's MP3 FILE here.

You can check out CJ's web site HERE.