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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.

Recorded in the back of Mike’s Mazda Bongo that he tours in, Mike chats to musicians, poets, promoters, artists and anyone else passionate about what they do to inspire listeners to follow their creative outlets.

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Join me as we go Into the Van with the multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Jack Browning!
 
We talk his his writing and recording process, interest in the American West, Country and Americana and his art work including his recent cover art for The White Buffalo. This was a fun chat with a really great and versatile artist! 
 
https://www.jackbrowningartist.com/
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Join me for the last episode of 2020 with the brilliant Rachel Cholst from Adobe and Teardrops! A champion of new music and artists, we talk about comic books and country music, writing for No Depression and other publications and how she started her writing career and even the book series Redwall!

 

https://linktr.ee/rachel.cholst

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Welcome to episode 20 of Into the Van with the brilliant Harry Pedigo. Fusing Country and Traditional Roots music with Extreme music and Black Metal, you know I had to talk to Harry about his process, his new record Dylan is Dead and all else in between!
https://www.facebook.com/harrypedigomusic/

https://harrypedigomusic.bandcamp.com/

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Welcome to episode 19 with the incredible Bella White! After listening to her debut album "Just Like Leaving", I had to speak to Bella and talk being a modern Bluegrass/Country musician, social media, touring and so much more!
 
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November 17, 2020

Into the Van with Ben Caplan!

Join me Into the Van with the wonderful Ben Caplan as we discuss podcasting, touring, the different processes between songwriting and writing for music theatre and so much more! I am a huge fan of Ben's so this was a really cool chat!
 
http://www.bencaplan.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/bencaplanmusic
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Join me for episode 17 of Into the Van with Country singer Luke Hendrickson! We talk touring and songwriting, networking with other artists and so much more including the process behind Luke's phenomenal album One Night at the Crystal Lounge!

 

http://www.lukehendricksonmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/lukehendricksonmusic

 

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Join me on Episode 16 with the legendary Danny Vaughn. The powerhouse vocalist behind Tyketto, Waysted, one half of Snake Oil & Harmony with Dan Reed and an excellent solo artist with the release of his latest record "Myths, Legends and Lies".
 
We talk songwriting, touring, longevity and an impressive career in the music game! This is a great talk so make sure you listen!
 
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On Episode 15, I sit down with Robert Henry! Robert Henry is an authentic Honky-Tonk and Traditional Country singer fusing modern sensibilities with that classic sound. We had a chat about songwriting sessions in Nashville, his metal roots, touring during the pandemic and so much more!

 

https://www.roberthenrymusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/RobertHenryBand

 

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On episode 14 of Into the Van, I sit down with down to earth and all around interesting guy Beans on Toast! I chat with the "Drunk Folk Singer" about writing songs full of social commentary, how he started as a musician and how he currently operates as a successful, indepedent musician! 

 

https://beansontoastmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/beansontoastmusic

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For episode 13, I sit down with Nashville based singer-songwriter duo The Danberrys to talk their new album "Shine", writing and working as a duo, touring, spirituality and lyrics and so much more!  The Danberrys are somehow both charmingly old-world and very much of this moment. The married couple’s rich pastoral blues and muscly folk evoke the big-hearted storytelling of pioneering giants like the Carter Family but could only come now, as a mixed offshoot of roots music’s ever-growing family tree.

 

https://www.thedanberrys.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thedanberrys/

 

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