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Get Into the Van with Alt Country musician Mike West as he sits down with guests from all walks of life to see what makes them tick, discuss their craft and inspirations and all else in between.

Mike chats to musicians, poets, promoters, artists and anyone else passionate about what they do to inspire listeners to follow their creative outlets.


October 5, 2021

Into the Van with Cam Cole!

Join me for episode 41 of Into the Van with the brilliant Cam Cole. I joined him on his first UK tour to talk about the transition from busking to playing venues, his songwriting process, herd mentality and so much more! This is a great talk, recorded face to face in Edinburgh!





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Welcome to episode 40 of Into the Van with the brilliant Brandon Ridley! Brandon is a Country artist from North Wales who recently released his new E.P "Senoritas and Sangria". The first face to face interview in over a year we talk about preparing for shows, songwriting, campervans and so much more!





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Join me as we go Into the Van with the mighty Lance Rogers from Kentucky! We talking the long drives between shows, motivation, songwriting, Kickstarter campaigns and so much more ahead of Lance's debut album released on September 10th! 




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I sat down with the insanely talented Casey Noel to talk songwriting, Floydfest and American festivals, social media, being a woman in music and so much more! Casey is a Singer-Songwriter from North Carolina with Costa Rican roots and this was an absolute joy to sit down and talk with her!




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I was lucky enough to sit down with Jaime Wyatt to talk skateboarding, songwriting, style and so much more! Jaime is a phenomenal songwriter and we got in to the ins and outs of lyrics, melody, gardening, missed shows, Kristofferson singing in Cash's Jamaican home and some other great stories.

Check out her incredible album "Neon Cross" and support her here!




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Podcasting and Songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor get Into the Van to talk songwriting, preparing for incredible guests such as Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney and Jason Isbell, how long they have gone without listening to music and so much more!





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Join me for Episode 35 of Into the Van with the awesome Hippies and Cowboy Podcast! We talk about Country music (of course!) preparing for podcasts and interviews, time travel and so much more!



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Join me and Alison Self for episode 34 of Into the Van!

With the phenomenal record "Honky Tonk Haze", we talk songwriting, sincerity and paying your dues as well as train hopping, musicals and sneaking geeky references into songs!





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Into the Van we go with the mighty James Reed! A Kentucky songwriter with an undeniable groove, we chat about his E.P "The Future Ain't What It Used To Be", why 100s of songwriters just up and quit, the drive it takes to be a full time musician and so much more!
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This week, we go Into the Van with Seth and Adrienne of the brilliant documentary film makers Small Town Monsters! We talk comic books, the process behind creating documentaries, trekking through the wilds of America and so much more!
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