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Halshack Ep 18.5 (Burning Bright) Dec 2019.....Bonus show, music only
December 03, 2019 10:54 PM PST
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Bonus companion show for Ep 18 Light My Fire Too. Enjoy this romp of fire, light, day and all things bright as we continue on our journey to find the bright light at the end of the tunnel for the Halshack plight!

Thanks for listening! Hope you enjoy my passion as its burning bright for love and music!

Find the Halshack on all major music platforms!

Thanks for rockin' and tweetin' the shack!!


Halshack Ep 17.5 (Global Grooves) Nov 2019..Bonus show
November 07, 2019 05:45 PM PST
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This time around, I bring you GLOBAL GROOVES! Rounding out the last of the location series we leave the grand ole' USA and Canada for the wild blue yonder..lol

Covering the rest of Halshack's acts from across the world! As I usually boast, this is some of the best talent out there folks!

Keep your ears ready for the new Season 3 Ep 18 reboot coming in December! "LIGHT MY FIRE TOO" featuring a whole slew of new bands/artists and new songs to cozy up to a fire to or feel the fire passion burning inside like a bright light of sunshine!

DISCLAIMER-- The 2 new bands at the top will be featured in a prominant way with new music from them as well in EP 18. I will not be releasing the names of the bands or the songs from these 2 acts until after the release of 18.

Ep 18.5 (Burning Bright) will be the bonus show!!

Find the Halshack on most major music services!!

Thanks for being a fan and supporting all these great indie acts. It really means alot. I appreciate it and so do the artists!


Halshack Ep 17.5 (Echoes of the Heartland) Oct 2019- bonus show, music only
October 25, 2019 08:35 PM PDT
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NEW MUSIC ALERT!!! Lots of new tunes! Texas faves Polaroid Summer and Versecity (same lead singer) are both drillin' up new tunes and albums to feast our ears of delight on and awe! I swear his vocals just get better! Wow!

Bringing up the rear, were droppin' new tunes from Uks and The Notionaries as well as diggin' deep into the basement cellar to get all "Made Up" for a Halloween party and pulling out some tracks that havnt been heard in a year or not been in rotation in many years (Savage Henry)

The Heartland of the USA bares many crosses as the main providers of corn, oil, and many of our fave winter vacation hot spots!

It also bares many disasters as we have seen far too many horror stories in the mid-west from a mixed bag of the nastiest kind of weather to sounding like "Trains" rumbling all across Oklahoma and Kansas. The Uk's have finally found their "Waxwings" as they landed in Missouri. Glad they could fly in for the party before we keep this road trip across the USA rollin'!

"If You Want My Love" Arkansas, then you need to help the PRICECREW find their safe place in the music business they can call home.

Houston has been in the "Eye of the Storm" more times than we can count yet Texas holds strong and in "The End" always triumphs! VERSECITY camp may have lost their studio and equipment and delayed their new cd but what they gained is so much more valuable. LIFE and a chance to record again with the lead (Walker) charging on as the new camp Polaroid Summer! The horror of Hurricane Harvey bringing his "Battle Ready" name and status brought out the "Monster" in Walker to push on with the guys and finally complete Versecity's new album.

Westward we head to the warmer skies of Arizona for a little visit with Father Time and catch up on his "Fan Fiqtion" before we dredge on to the snowy mountaintops of Colorado and Utah to "get high" in the Rockies with our pals Savage Henry whom we "Cant Get Enough" of and there's certainly "No Sleep" for the wicked this Halloween with VoxEagle tagging along. While you're there be sure to take "Another Brick" from the wall while you're feeling "Comfortably Numb" with Savage Henry and their tribute band (WISH WE WERE FLOYD) making a rare appearance (Sat Nov 2, 2019) at The ARMORY in Brighton, CO...show starts at 8pm (then we gotta get going..lol)

All good journeys have a time for ending as we approach the Great Plains of Wyoming "As We Ran" with the National Parks and through the Teeton National Forest! Montana is one of the last true rugged (old) western frontiers. It beckons back to a time of when things were simpler and not so robust as the rest of the world. Makes you feel like you're living a "1950's Life" with Jael Johnson.

As we come to our final stop of the Heartland of "Merica" I have come to realize that 2 important additions to the Halshack were overlooked on our trip to hear the "Wonders of the West Coast". Brittany Bouchard said "I Will Be Yours" California when she made her BIG move from Florida to the golden shores of the west bringing her country pop vibe in tow.

We make another trip back around to Oregon because Tyler Stenson was on a ride on his "Good Comet" when we came around to visit with his awesome glowing vocals that continue help keeping the Halshack on a righteous path and "Steady as I Go" on my journey to conquer the music world!

Find the Halshack on all major music services or my website!


Have a happy and safe Halloween folks!

Be sure to download or stream (Ep 13-Lucky 13) and (Ep 13.5 -Hallowshack) for some cool holiday fun!!

Halshack Ep 17 (BATTLESHACK 2) Oct 2019 --Main show
October 13, 2019 04:19 PM PDT
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Top 10 baby!! Alright the time is here. You asked for it, the fans voted on it so you guys built your very own playlist!

All my fans did an excellent job picking us a very diverse playlist out of this round of 45 plus contenders! It comes down to taste and who participated but they gave us nice overall look of some of the exquisite talent that can be found buried all through out my shows!

All 45 of these acts have had some kind of success in the indie music biz whether it be radio airplay or opening for National acts or having their music played in TV shows and commercials! Its all top quality and hard to choose who is "better" so with that said just sit back with your favorite music listening device and enjoy these sounds from around the globe. 4 US artists, 1 Canadian, 1 Irish and 4 from England round out this list of bonafide true quality players. vocalists, songwriters and skilled musicians.

Some of the BEST talent in the world folks and it can ONLY be found under my label!

Thanks again for all the support and thanks again to all the fans for a hell of a playlist. This is just awesome!

PS>>>>>>>>If you dont trust me, if youre a new fan and have never heard my show!

THEN DO ME A FAVOR!! Go listen to Spotify top 30 and then come check out my top 10 and hear the difference!!

Find us on all streaming services!


PS>>>>>> Thanks again to PLAYER FM for 11 PODCAST of the DAY awards!!

ERROR CORRECTION >>>>>> I apologize for making a name error in the show. HELEN AUSTIN with the Big Little Lions is her correct last name, not SLATER. I meant to check that for sure before I made the final cut and it was honestly just a mistake that I feel terrible about.

Halshack Ep 17.5 (SHACKCREDIBLES 2) Oct 2019--Bonus show, music only
October 13, 2019 04:04 PM PDT
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This is the second portion of the Battleshack 2 (honorable mentions) bands that got the next most round of votes to fill my time at the radio stations and your musical appetite.

Sort of like an 11-20. Special mention to National Parks and their "As we Ran" obtaining the most votes for this group of 10 semi-finalists. The next 4 got equal votes and the last 5 got equal votes so I grouped it together the best way I could into a "flow" that I normally do in a bonus show.

Please enjoy these very worthy artists of our top bands. Its apples to oranges folks, you may really enjoy these tunes alot more than what was in the top 10 and also the other 25 plus bands and artists that were conteding in the Battleshack. Some of our best singers and talent got very few votes so it depends on who is listening and who is supporting and voting. Thanks to all that voted in the Battleshack 2 and thanks to all these awesome acts for bringing us brilliant tunes and potential solid gold hits!!

Find the Halshack at my website and all major streaming services!


Halshack Ep 16.5 (NORTHBOUND SOUNDS) Sept 2019--Bonus show...music only
September 15, 2019 02:18 AM PDT
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Moving Forward as said by the excellent singer/songwriter Dustin Paul from NY, we are doing just that! keeping on with the Geo location theme we're trekking on northward to include all our great Northern USA bound acts.

Como Bros from NY coming in strong with 2 new songs!! These guys just really continue to up their A game!! Well done fellas!! Youve got a hit with MONEY for sure!! geez guys, the whole song and every freakin' lyric and word just screams $$$$$...lol (oh the irony and the relation every listener will feel from this song..its just one of those major clandestine hits in the making and folks guess what?? YOU HEARD IT HERE 1st on the HALSHACK baby!! They got a new one too about going back home and its just damn awesome!! Love me some Como Bros. You should too!!

From the windy city of Chicago through the brisk chill of the Ohio valley to the steel mills of Pennsylvania on up to the Big Apple and rounding out in the far north east at Hallowell, Maine. You will find the very best the USA has to offer in the indie unsigned market (that I have heard, that's the thing just like the BIG labels don't know about these acts, there's plenty I havnt heard yet..always on the hunt!!) from all types of rock, alt, pop infused genres!

This show arguably contains my best vocalists. Dustin Paul and Luis Feliciano of (Ode to No One) Como Brothers as well, Minshara, Heavy English..dag-on there is some damn fine talent in this show!!

I chose NYC and the Statue of Liberty and the Twin Towers as a symbol of a strong Northern character to be resilient and honorable!! We should all NEVER FORGET the tragedy that unfolded that horrific day in New York. I thought since Sept 11 was just a few days ago this would be the upmost time to pay some homage to the victims and their families.

Halshack will forever remember that day as will so many others that are in the hearts and minds for all people affected that day. I have found the best picture I could to symbolize those beautiful steel structures in all their glory! NEVER FORGET is tagged on the bottom with that dreadful black stain of a date in our nations history! We have been resilient as a nation but we have lost the true meaning of NEVER FORGET! America came together the most it had come together in decades.

What has happened to our countries UNITY? We should NEVER FORGET that as well................

Find the Halshack on all major music services or Halshack.com or google me!! I'm everywhere baby!!

Shacklist found at my website and as always thank you for supporting and rockin' the HALSHACK!!

Halshack Ep 16.5 (WEST COAST WONDERS) Sept 2019 (bonus show..music only)
September 04, 2019 03:32 AM PDT
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!!!!BRAND NEW MUSIC ALERT!!!! Most of the music in this show is NEW!!

Sticking with the location theme were gonna trek across the grand ole' USA to our west coast neighbors and serve up some Cali to Washington gold and of course we cant forget those great environmental leaders of Oregon stuck in middle.

I recently made a cool Lego video with my son Tyler, featuring (TOP by HOONCH), in order to support the show with new avenues to promote the HALSHACK.

The west coast of the USA is a busy place with many fantastic sights and sounds to enjoy while you soak up those California rays. There are many avenues of styles of music to traverse off the Gold Coast. You cant go too far without running into a famous star or band in SoCal and one day these great Halshack acts will be sharing that musical high life as well with the golden state song warriors.

The Pacific northwest has become a hub of techno jargon and silicon landscaping but Seattle rock still exists and going strong in Wash and Oregon among all the Yahoos and Micronauts running around!...lol

Who said anything about traveling all those roads and highways of the west coast to hear a bunch of great outstanding bands and artists. Look no further but the Halsahck. Ive done all the leg work for you! Ive just about not heard any better indie/unsigned acts hailing from the tri-state area! Were you guys hit with the "musicanator"? (any one who watches Phineas and Pherb cartoon will get that joke..lol)

Long live Perry the Platypus...lol and long live the Halshack so these bands will have their chance at a bright sunny future living and loving life under the sunny rays of the west coast USA!!

Shacklists can be found at my website


Shows can be found across most major music services.

Be sure to vote in the BATTLESHACK 2 contest on my website. Alot of these acts are in the contest to be voted for a top 10 show. Ep 17 will be the Battleshack 2 results show. Get your votes in now. Vote for your fave 3. Voting closes soon!! NO kidding!! Go vote now before its too late!!

Thanks so much everyone for your undying support!!

HALSHACK has 40k subscribers and heard and played in over 70 major US cities and 70 countries around the world!

Halshack Ep 16.5 (SOUTHERN ROOTS) Aug 2019 ...Bonus show, music only
August 13, 2019 03:33 AM PDT
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Bonus show to tag along with Carolina Footstompin putting the focus on the region of the southeast and including my acts in Tennessee and Georgia.

Please enjoy a taste of these artists who don't sound very southern ..lol (some do) but are southern bred and have hit songs to boot.

Halshack Ep 16 (CAROLINA FOOTSTOMPIN') Aug 2019 ..main show
August 13, 2019 03:24 AM PDT
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Home is the where the heart is what they always say! Well, I'm puttin' the focus on NC and SC best talent. I been stompin' my feet all around the Carolinas all my life and especially the last few years looking far and wide for those Ace level acts who can represent the south with pride and dignity and show the world we got what it takes here in the Tarheel and Palmetto states to be a major player in the music industry.

Ive got a newspaper article coming out soon in support of this episode. Antoinette Kerr, freelance writer for the Lexington Dispatch is working on a nice piece for the Halshack. Thank you so much to the good folks at the newspaper.

Were featuring some awesome talent from all over our stateS with an alt vault to start then a pop stop and then a rock block and so forth. All great music. No 4-corded pop music here, real musicians and singer song writers from all across our 2 states representing the finest of their genre. Folk/Americana, pop, rock, alt, and indie is all on display here for people minds hearts and ears to enjoy.

Hoping a fair amount of these bands and artists will be able to attend our (CAROLINA SHACKFEST) in High Point, NC at AFTER HOURS on N Main. St. in mid-November (if we have one..whole event is still TBA) We will keep you posted on the website and the shows. I will know more by Ep 17 BATTLESHACK 2 release in the fall.

Stay tuned.....

Find this show on every major music service including Spotify, Iheart, Itunes and Stitcher!

If you like what you hear, please share.

Halshack Ep 15.5 (MYSTERY SHACKLIGHTS) Aug 2019 ...bonus show/music only
August 03, 2019 10:15 PM PDT
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Ok Im in a giving mood!! Surprise!! Its a mystery show for our mystery spotlights. Its a mystery because I didnt plan this it just fell in my lap as I am planning the Carolina shows (TBA) Ive learned there's too much fate wrapped around my show and a huge story I will share with all my fans and friends sometime. Im learning Im not in control of my show. It gives me cues when and where to do stuff..lol..I just listen and say yes sir were gonna do that...LOLOLOL..(seriously)

So while I'm simmering the Carolina heat and our southeast neighbors for 16 and 16.5 get a taste of a couple Carolina acts Spank and Triton who made the spotlights so special early on in the show and get acquainted with some eccentric eclectic groups from all walks of life. Its a mystery show for our mystery elite acts from ep 1-15!

Find the shacklist at my website, Find the show on every major music service including Spotify, Iheart, and Itunes as well as Stitcher and plenty more...thanks for letting me take me up space on your phones. Please download and take me with you or stream as well. Your choice!!

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