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The #1 rated indie music podcast on the planet!! Halshack is up to over 50k subscribers now and can be heard on most major music platforms. We are broadcasted, played, streamed, downloaded, or aired in over 70 major US markets and over 70 countries around the world!! I work with top stars music projects (Stevie Nicks, Frankie Muniz, and Kesha) and have exclusive music and bands that only run under the Halshack promotional label and radio show. I am honored to have been bestowed with such gifted musicians and music and to be revered with such respect among my peers.
Thanks so much for your love and support as we continue to rise to the top of the music industry. I am currently fielding investors and/or partners to make HALSHACK RECORDS a reality. Do you important big wigs in the industry want countless new hit songs to feed the masses. Well I only got about 400 across my shows that you know nothing about from top quality artists, as good as, or better, than today’s FM radio stars!!
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Here's another blast from the past! The original Ep 3 from 5 years ago! Never uploaded to the feed! Enjoy!
Shackstars series (Best of power rock bands Triton and Scars Remain) from Charlotte NC. These fellas have been important part of the Halshack early on in my career! I was extremely pleased to have this camp in my corner. Several years ago Triton released full digital/cd album "First Orbit". After a few years of touring the band hit a HUGE snag in the production of their 2nd release and the band went on hiatus. Chris Rich singer landed an important new job and Jim Clardy drummer went to drum for BUSH cover band "GLYCERINE". Just saw them in Greensboro recently at Welcome to Grungeboro at the Blind Tiger! In the meantime, the guitarist Kyle Spidel and bassist Andy Allen found a couple more great musicians to take up the reigns and form another fantastic harder more metal/rock band named Scars Remain. Scars has been tearing it up and playing some big festivals and garnering radio play. Fast forward Summer 2019 and finally "Last Orbit" was finished and ready for release and Triton is back in business. The cd is JUST stellar and in my opinion these 2 rock bands are the best bands to EVER come out of NC. PRISON BREAK is one of the best rock songs I've heard in my life! TRUTH!! Look for them sometime this year to share the headline stage with Spaceship Days at my first ever SHACKFEST in High Point, NC at AFTER HOURS CLUB! Stay tuned to for all the details on the Shackfest!! Find more great Halshack episodes on all major platforms!! Shacklist at
<<<>>> Exclusive songs as always in the POPIFY series! GET IT NOW for a limited time(1-20-20). Only one Spotify exclusive available on the feed at a time! All limited edition! Its POPIFY 3 ..Halshack style!! Only some of the best POP infused songs my library could conjure up! You're NOT going to find a better mix of finely crafted pop songs on the planet. These are real musicians, real singer-songwriters and bands bringing you the coolest pop tones and tunes anywhere on the globe! Find my show at and the shacklist as well. Also you can find all episodes on every major music service under the sun! Have some summer fun on the house!! From yours truly HALSHACK!!
New Music Alert!! New Music Alert!! The name of the game is music fun and this show aims to do just that! Gets its name right everytime! We got new music from 4 artists including a brand new band to the show! JEREMY POLAND coming all the way from the blustery cold south pole with his track "Antarctica" More new tunes from the Starving Artists, Lighthouse and the very wearable Paper Jackets! Its a show dealing with names of places, people, months on the calendar and even a highway road name (well..number) Enjoy my name show for my name is not the Halshack!! Find it on all streaming services!
Wishing everyone a very special holiday season its my throwback series from 5 years ago. Posting the old shows officially to the feed. This was originally released at Christmas time 5 years ago and featured my daughter, Deana Jester and the rest of the Central Davidson County High School band spreading their excellent holiday cheer! Find the Halshack on all major music services! Happy Holidays!!
Merry Christmas everyone!! Giving you the gift of music Halshack style!! The Living Wilds is all about people, animals and nature. We all live as one on this giant rock of a planet we call home. As Halshack looks forward to brighter days for the show we also look forward to philanthropy of the highest order by helping all walks of life coexist as one and make sure we are doing our duty to protect mother Earth from all dangers the Living Wilds can present by helping nature to not be consumed by human neglect. We are all Gods creatures and the planet as well. He gave us this planet so we could have life and eat of the fruits and labors we all contribute too. Lets not forget what provides for us and care for her so she continues to thrive all mankind! Find the Halshack on all major music services!! Thanks again folks for rockin' the Halshack! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Happy Holidays to everyone!!
DISCLAIMER...PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED!! (please read below) ALL NEW MUSIC AND BANDS ALERT!! 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! 50th episode released in total!! Ep 18 (Light My Fire TOO)...Dec 2019! Season 3 reboot!! DISCLAIMER...PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED!! (end of the show) I was a little "loose" with my language this show (just having fun!) and there's a new Euro band (PAPYLLON) with some adult content! I had to at least warn you that the HALSHACK "grew up" this show, now its time to "blow up" and start work on the next level of my entertainment juggernaut! ALL NEW BANDS AND MUSIC!!--read below SPECIAL DEBUT RETURN to the scene in 6 YEARS... EMILY MORRIS (American Idol Season 11)..."absolutely pristine angelic vocal" Debuting new bands and artists LIGHTHOUSE, PAPYLLON, SARAH LIGHTMAN,BRANDON BASSIR, FUTURE SELVES, AMANDA COOKSEY, ROB GEORG, DUSTIN WUTSCHKE collab track (with Halshack and Christina Soto) and MIKE BAUER (ooooooh... very smooth track named "Wild") New tracks from SAM TINNESZ and LOW BODIES and round it out with a couple returning powerhouse "hits" from Spanish rocker JACK BISONTE and talented producer JAEM. LOOK FOLKS!! I'm just having a little fun here with my show and the subject matter. Anyone who knows me and has been long time fans of the show knows that my LUCK and TIMING has been that of LEGENDS and my LIFE and SHOW are truly CONNECTED and INTERTWINED in more ways that I can count or even begin to understand. My friends and family knows that I have been trying to DATE (since the CRASH of my life in February 2019) at every turn with no luck so I thought I'd see if anyone listening might want to give it a shot and get to know me a little bit. I'm being a little MUCH in the show I know...LOL. I felt good making this show and everyone knows I like to pick and joke around! I'm not conceited in anyway I was just having a lot of fun this show being Mr. Dashing and playing off the song titles and subject matter! HALSHACK is a persona, its me, but its not really ME. I'm keyed up, talking like a radio presenter, stuff like that is for the show! I've got the burning passion desire for ROMANCE, FUN, ADVENTURE, LOVE and MUSIC and PASSION for life and all things fun and humorous! Anything I can do to help better human kind and it starts with tiny gifts of good music to help soothe your soul. I'll move on to BIGGER and BETTER gifts to humanity as I gain stature. It's time ladies for me to start the journey for my future life. I'm looking for a lady who might have some interest in my life and would like to get to know my heart. I would LOVE to know yours! I'm easy to talk too and approach. I can talk about anything and am interested in EVERYTHING! But surefire way to connect is to talk about the show and bands and music and if you're a special lady singer, well we just may be two peas in a I've got a HUGE HEART to give and want mine spoken to or better yet SUNG TO!! As usual its ALL about TIMING with me and it just so happens to be that time in my life when I'm ready for the next phase and I'm beginning to understand what type of woman I need in my life and that would be a passionate woman thats in the business or can be in the business like a SINGER or a P.R. person. (I really kind of feel the singer vibe) and this show of course would happen to line up with that in my life and most of the song titles being about loving a woman or just meeting the right one at this time. I cant help the timing. Its no surprise I'm single, I've mentioned the terrible effects my life have endured over the last year in past episodes. But now I'm ready to move on. Its the ONLY time I've ever USED my show to talk to women and I will never again. If this works and I find the right woman to move forward then that prevents me from wasting my time with the wrong one and stagnating my life, there would be no need to play to the ladies hearts again because I'll be happy in LOVE (I hope) and ON MY WAY. PLUS its just the subject matter of the show, again all about timing. Wasn't my plan, just worked out that way! "these are song titles from the show"..I like to play around with titles from the show and make paragraphs with them I AM looking for MY "Little Queen on Fire" that could be the brightest "Shining Star" of my life! I'm hoping I can at least chat with a special woman to see where it might lead! Take a leap of faith with me and lets break the ice with a little heat and maybe there might be "Something in the Air" and we "Catch Fire" so we might hit that special frequency and we're talkin' all night long! Don't know unless we try ladies. I'm easy to find (Facebook, Twitter, Halshack contact page at website) and I'm "Easygoing", that's just Find the Halshack on all major music services and also of course the show website!!
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!!
First show ever!! No one got to own or download the first 7 shows. So here's the first of a series of throwbacks! Going back to my roots folks! The headset microphone was rough but the music and the fun is still there! As always find the newest Halshack shows at my website and most major music providers! Keep Rockin' the Halshack!!
NEW BANDS!! NEW SONGS!! ALERT!! 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 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!
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, starts at 8pm (then we gotta get 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!!
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.
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!
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 $$$$$ (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 or google me!! I'm everywhere baby!! Shacklist found at my website and as always thank you for supporting and rockin' the HALSHACK!!
!!!!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! 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 Long live Perry the 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!
Narrow Plains, rising popular band from the UK won a prestigious contest to come to the USA 4 years ago and work with famed producer John Davenport (John Mellancamp, John Lennon are just a few of his credits). While they were here I got the pleasure of having a beer and some laughs with Charlie, Roger and Stuart. Great guys and outstanding gentlemen. Glad to have them as part of my camp of quality artists from around the world! Check these fellas out 70k fanbase on Twitter and growing! They have their own Shackstars episode 11.5 and their very own professional review from my staff at CREWS VIEWS at
Battleshack 2 results show Ep. 17 is just around the corner so I thought since PODOMATIC expanded my space I would give you folks a chance to hear this cool episode and download it. This was the results show for the Battleshack 1 released on Oct 15, 2017! Check out the show and listen as we countdown the most popular acts from our first group of about 35 to 40 acts from our first 3 years in operation! You could go find the (Shacklist) at my website to see who won but where's the fun in that? I will admit my audio is rough, hence the re-boot with new audio equipment and new bands for Ep 11 Jan 2018!! Go check out the early roots of the show. It had its charm but greener pastures were ahead for the HALSHACK!!
This was another show I had to take down from the servers. Now my capacity has doubled I can re-upload this to my feed. This show got little publicity and has had the least amount of plays due to its release date. I put this out at Christmas 2018 so people could have fun around the campfire or a New Years party. Its a great chill show with lots of indie flavors and styles to burn the night away under the starry skies while lighting up the night with fun tunes. Shacklist can be found at my website on the SHACKLISTS page. Enjoy this gem of a show on my podcast feed anywhere you can find the Halshack!! New episodes coming and new exclusives for Spotify in the works baby!
This is a re-release from Mar 2018. I had to drop it from Podomatic to make room but these awesome guys at PODOMATIC just doubled my storage space!! Thanks fellas! Sooooo....they are back. NARROW PLAINS, what an outstanding acoustic trio from London, UK. They won a contest to come to America to North Carolina and worked with famed producer John Davenport and even had an interview with me and I got to see them play out a show at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC. These chaps have had their music featured on BBC radio all over the UK and are steadily growing their base at about 70k strong! I'm proud to know these good gents and look forward to more quality tunes from these wooden wind pipes of England. Find everything HALSHACK at my website , find all other 25+ shows at PODOMATIC or my Rockcasts page. Find 4 exclusives at SPOTIFY!!
This is a re-release from Feb 2018. I had to drop it from Podomatic to make room but these awesome guys at PODOMATIC just doubled my storage space!! Thanks fellas! Sooooo....they are back. The eclectic boys from Malta. Airport Impressions has to be one of the most diverse, most original bands Ive ever heard. Errol Sammet, lead singer, can reach wondrous heights and breathtaking lows as he and his band of cronies take you on a journey of sights and sounds while they whisk you way to the busy streets of Berlin or the sunny skies of Ballymena. They are one awesome band and I for one stand behind them all the way... I was included in the EPK to help this band get noticed by SONY!!! Very cool. Glad I could help. SONY has recently partnered with these fellas on (Orchard) distribution deal with their new song "Faith" which we will hear on a new episode of the HALSHACK coming in August...(thinking its gonna be in a SPOTIFY exclusive) Find all 25+ (posted) episodes of the HALSHACK here at Podomatic or on the find and listen, discover the magic!! 4 SPOTIFY (exclusives) shows you can only get there. Get your HALSHACK on Spotify today!!
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