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The #1 rated indie music podcast on the planet!! Halshack is up to over 80k 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!!
101 Episodes
Singing "ABC,123" is how you feel free at the Halshack! And free is what it will be when you download or stream Vol 3 of my bevy of songsters I decree! ("I was a poet and didn't....") I'm not going to finish that phrase, Its lame just like this Have fun with this amazing group of musicians and fine artists of the whimsical word as well as rhythms! There is always an upstanding and outstanding group of talent on display on my show. Not one bad song, not one bad band ever!! Thats the Halshack promise .....GUARANTEED!!!! Find your fave new song on my show today!! Find my show on MOST music services and always my website BRAND NEW!! AMAZON EXLCUSIVE series (SHACK TRACKS)......out now on AMAZON MUSIC! You can only hear at AMAZON! Go find it today!! Thanks for being just awesome fans!
Its that time again! Time for more lessons in our ABC's! Its vol 2 of my eclectic series where we focus on just about every act that has ever been on the Halshack! Vol. 2 (D-G) with one "C" to decree because I accidentally overlooked this cutie of a "Cooksey" with a sea of potential just oozing from her adorable smile and infectious personality. She just released a new song too about her recent breakup that evidently shes had an easy time with, she cant even remember his name or came down with a sudden case of "Whats his name" makes its worldwide debut here on the Halshack. See, everything works out for a reason and I'm living proof of There's some more new tunes in this show as well as tracks barely heard. As always its fun interesting and you never know what youll hear next song. Its a music journey that only I can offer. Remember these shows have no flow. Its alpha order so you might get your "earwaves" discombobulated but at least its fun while doing Find my shows all over the world on most every major music outlet! New AMAZON MUSIC exclusive series coming soon!
Howdy folks!! I'm pre-planning shows again! I usually don't do that. I sort of "wing it" or look for life cues and well ironically this one cue I got recently to do this show turned into a whole series of the next 8 bonus shows. So here we go!! Its one song from mostly all 110 (roughly) artists that have been on my show over the course of the past 6 years. Is it their best work? Maybe, maybe not, I dont play the same songs over and over so the listener gets burnt out! I feature all the great tunes from each artist over several different episodes. So these may or may not be the most shining example of the band or it may be a new tune they released or one I never got to in their library. Every show is different and every show gleams with musical harmony and bliss! Thats my reputation!! Enjoy these different acts. Its not my usual "flow" that I create. Its in alphabetical order so its a mixed bag of music mayhem and fun that only my playlist and connections can offer!! Its a one of kind unique collection of potential hits from a one of a kind unique guy!! We just got fired up on AMAZON MUSIC!! Go find us there too along with all the other music services and radio stations and my website that support the show!!
Well I promised you folks a NEW rock show in my banter from Ep 20! Are you ready to have your age rocked or do you want to rock your age? Rock is for all ages and rock is ageless timeless music for rocking. This is a journey through rock/alt unlike anything you will hear anywhere today in the current mainstream market!! We aim to please with some of the FINEST bands the indie community can muster to compete with the mainstream to one day form our own record label and media/music giant! We got new tunes and new bands like SECRET OF BORIS and The VEER UNION along with new tunes from several of your Halshack faves like STEALING EDEN and TRAPDOOR SOCIAL! This is a bit heavier show this time around over the first Rock Ages which is fantastic as well. Were upping our game around the Halshack. We are certainly not filled with dead Our rock is alive and ready to rock everyone through the ages!! Thanks for rockin' out to our show! Please follow and subscribe to the HALSHACK for more rock goodness!
WARNING--- EXPLICIT CONTENT (very last song) ALERT!! NEW MUSIC ALERT! New bonus to go along with ep 20!! Lets take a look at some of the great tunes you will hear and see in my new SHACKVIDS series!! NEW MUSIC that has NEVER been heard in the podcast feed!! Grab your copy today then go check out SHACKVIDS at TAMBR exclusive coming soon...POPIFY 6 only available on TAMBR later this month (TBA)!! Thanks so much folks for helping indie music shine!!
Ep 20 "Local Vocals" Aug 2020 New show featuring a new slew of local homegrown talent. Crossover show with my new exclusive spot coming on TAMBR. New music network solely for the indie artist!! Be more on this bio later..... Enjoy and as always find everything on including the new SHACKVIDS reboot of MTV style video shows!! Have fun!!
Wow!! 2020 sure has been one helluva year and its ONNNLLYY So much has transpired as of late its hard to keep up with it all. announcements coming and a BIG LEAP forward for the Halshack. We're here to "Conquer it All" baby!! More to this story later.....
I've been working with my own top quality bands from Canada for years and some just recently, either way, this is some of the absolute best unsigned undiscovered talent CANADA has to offer. If its better then I just don't know about them yet. If it has my name on it then its guaranteed to be some of the most eclectic bands and engaging music you have heard in years. These Canadian bands are no exception. Technically brilliant bands and artists with soaring vocals and harmonies to boot just like the beautiful mountains and spacious skies of the GREAT WHITE NORTH! Over 40k subscribers and growing!! Broadcasted and heard in over 70 major met USA markets and 70 countries around this giant rock we call mother Earth!! Find me on every major music service including IHEART, ITUNES, STITCHER, and many more!! Just search Halshack or hit up my website!! Easy-peasy Weezy!! Thank you so much for all the love and support. Keep rockin' CANADA!!
ts 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!!
Hows everyone doing during the lockdown? I'm doing great!! Hope you are too, if not then maybe a new (old) show will cheer you up and have you smiling for 25 minutes. So I'm staying busy and still working too. Life never stops for the banking Back when I was on SPOTIFY (kicked me off in Mar for being a music I had a popular exclusive series named POPIFY. I got out 5 plus a Canadian based show to run as exclusives for them and draw attention to the show on Spotify. So this was POPIFY 2 released June 2019...each POPIFY show contains at least one exclusive song or more that can't be heard anywhere else in a regular show or regular bonus. (not counting SHACKSTARS) So have fun getting to know these very cool indie acts and even cooler indie tunes. Some don't sound so indie at all and could be your next love song or the song you sing to your wife at your wedding party or down the aisle. Could also be your new dance fave. Too many stellar tracks to learn and enjoy! Just have fun and be sure to download or stream all the Popify series, so far 1,4,5 are also posted to the official feed! Go find them today as we say..... SEE YA LATER SPOTIFY!! Find my show on every major music network including DEEZER, IHEART, ITUNES, GOOGLE, PODOMATIC...etc...
BRAND NEW MUSIC ALERT! 6 NEW SONGS! Lets all take some time to reflect while we are stuck in quarantine! Well folks everyday is "ALL THE SAME" as we fight the lockdown blues. Some of you may be reflecting on life's choices and next moves or if youre like me youre "ON IT" till 3 or 4 in the morning working towards your new life and career path. We will all be making changes as we're "MOVING FORWARD" with life but its important to remember to "DONT LOSE YOUR HEAD" and try to stay focused during these trying times........ This story is a work in progress. Just catch up and reflect with your maze of personal reflections. Life will go forward folks!! Just Enjoy!
Its the very first in my famous POPIFY series. It used to be a Spotify Exclusive but they decided I couldn't be on their network anymore. Being a music based podcast goes against their podcasting policies. Even though I had been on there for a year already. Just stupid!! Anyway enjoy this show and when youre done with that go find more things Halshack at my website or all over the web baby!! Thanks for rockin' indie music and helping the indie family and community thrive. (Spotify original release Dec 2018) (1st RSS feed release 4-13-19) (2nd RSS feed release 4-8-20) Will stay up for good now!
Ep 19.5 (Stay Home, Don't Roam) Apr 2020 ....bonus show, music only A year ago today I left for Nashville, TN to start a clandestine journey into growing a colossal music juggernaut out some fine talented indie bands from the "backwoods" and "unknowns" of the world!! We have succeeded in building the coolest reputation for outstanding talent! Next step...conquer! We need investors. Start building a membership to offer exclusive content for the members! Build the base we can pay the staff and the bands!! I like this plan! Maybe you will too! Drop me a line and let me know what you think! Thanks so much! Now to business at HOWDY PARTNERS!! HOW YA'LL DOIN'? (as we say here in the What ya'll doin' all sitting at home like that? Act like you're saving the world or somethin' by chillin' on your keester or mowin' the grass! Oh wait YOU ARE SAVING THE WORLD! THANKS SO MUCH for staying home and staying alive! ah ah ah ah Staying Aliiivvveee...oh sorry just having a little BEE GEES fun! So while your cooped up at home and need some cool music to get you through your day then look no further than this "virus" free eargasm. The CORONA VIRUS might have us all preoccupied at the moment but we all need music to turn too during these dark and uncertain times. I got a "cue" from Dave Cruttendan (owner of Discover Unsigned in the UK) from his facebook post about putting together a "hit" song virus playlist and well I was already struming my brain on this idea anyway. Thanks Dave for the push as well as the new video channel SHACKVIDS was inspired by Dave as well yet I was already on this in my I think Dave and I are just cut from the same cloth and on the same page. He's a bright dude and a good friend who helps so much with the indie music scene in the UK. So does Tizz Shearer too over at XRP!! You guys are the best!! SO these song titles all have to do with some "Quarantine Blues" which was going to be the original name but I just thought that was too dark and its not all dark music. Anyway the song titles as usual were perfectly timed for yet another world event. These were the logical choices for song titles and for the rotation timing of most of these tracks AAANNDDD it perfectly fits with todays world theme. I cant make this stuff up folks.. I swear! I pick songs based on rotation and theme then I start forming the play patterns by flow and genre, the kicker is the songs are the logical choice for that show but the songs have not been played recently or hardly at all or it was just time to kick that one back out again. Its just eerie and the subject matter will fit the timing. I dont plan this stuff folks. Lately Ive been taking cues from my show and life and just roll with it and its panning out to be a blast!! Song Titles..I was gonna make a story with them but I think alot of this is just too damn funny and "more to make light heart of our lockdown blues" not to make light of the travesty that has destroyed so many lives and family members hearts. HALSHACK is very sorry for your loss if any of my listeners have been affected by Covid-19. My prayers go out to you and your loved ones. Have fun folks! You can find all my shows at Check out the new VH1 or MTV style videos shows over at SHACKVIDS page Find everything at my website including the playlist for this show at SHACKLISTS!
Its POPIFY 5 (Spotify Exclusive)!! Only the best music makes a Popify episode and this may be the best one yet! Certainly the longest and chocked full of pop infused styles across several different genres. I will not double up on songs in these shows. Each Popify episode contains exclusive music that can only be heard in these episodes. Somewhere in each show there is a hidden gem or 2 or 3 that you will only find in this series and no where else in my podcast feed shows. Very rarely will you even hear a same artist in this series. Well folks "In Spite of It All" we made it!! 5 years down over 100 artists, over 50 episodes including 6 Spotify exclusive shows. Over 400 individual potential hit songs have been played or aired! Over 70k subscribers and growing including plays and broadcasts from over 70 major US markets and over 70 countries have enjoyed the Halshack universe and musical empire. This is how "Legends Are Made" folks! Start BIG with a grass roots movement by not getting involved with "Bad Company" and finding good people to help grow your plight! "Schools Out" for the winter break and while everyone is enjoying their "Fortunes" of Christmas gifts and holiday cheer, you should not take for granted your "Beautiful Life". "I Cant Be" your property but I can be your good time in the car and "Everything Will Be Alright" with the Halshack in tow as you have "No Walls" around you in search of "Something More" from your musical experience. Its now "Time" for the show to expand and open its doors for business as we ride the "Rising Tide" for the "Coming Attraction" that has not yet shown "Who" that person is that will help me grow to the next level whether it be a new woman in my life or a new partner. I shall have "Faith" that this new partnership or love interest or both will be a match made in Heaven as I hope we "Belong Together" and won't be feeling very "Green" today as Johnny! Look for a new named based show coming to the main feed in January (The Name Game) dealing with song titles with names of people, places, roads or months. Goes along well with the Living Wilds bonus show just released. All subjects covering people, animals, and nature. Enjoy all the shows at Spotify or anywhere on the web!! SPOTIFY has since retracted my show from being on their service and cited that "Spotify for Podcasters was not meant to be used as a music distribution tool" even though they "KNEW" full well I was on their site for a year because they had to approve me then they removed me. HAHAHA! Its ok I know what it is. Im a way better playlister than anybody they could possibly find or hire and they dont like it. I have more knowledge and experience than they ever will! Lets bring indie out front, the way it should be!
HAPPY ST. PATTIES DAY!! Not very happy I know with this invisible enemy lurking around. Lets trade those frowns for a crown and let the KINGS of indie music be heard!....Just, but they are all really great bands!! Just listen for yourself and you will agree! In this episode you will hear all bands and artists that have had a review from our excellent staff of professional bloggers and former major record label scouts! Its ep 19.5 (Crewsin' and Musin') Well folks the "WHISTLE KING" has blown his siren that everyone needs to "STAND BACK" and take a long hard look at our lives because "EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE". So "WHILE WE WAIT" for our meds to be restocked and a vaccine to be generated lets all have some "VITAMIN K" to get the body healthy again so we can get this "PRICELESS" world moving again after the virus has run its course. We will all need to "GET UP" off the couch from watching Netflix and Disney+ as well as rebound out of video game la-la land once life gets back to normal, whatever the new normal will be. There should be plenty of "GASOLINE" around for your trip back to work and your errands too. Will all be feeling "BETTER OFF" in the future not feeling like this is a "PLACE I WAS BEFORE" all this started so we can be prepared if it returns. more to this story later....just wanted to get this published As always find us on my most major music services or my website
Welcome to the fabulous Halshack and the wondrous POPIFY series. Its #4 in the run and, just like its predecessors, it focuses on not just pop music but a whole mix of pop infused styles from many genres. Find all my other great shows on Spotify too. Theres a few not posted so you can find them everywhere else you can find the Halsahck like Podomatic, Iheart or Itunes or my website. Show is growing tremendously folks. Please give me a follow!! Thank you!
New Music and New Band Alert! Brand new songs! Ep 19.5 (Music is Love) bonus show, music only Get lots of new stuff plus more PREACHERVAN!! Have fun loving all this music and great tunes. For the LOVE of music and all things heart worthy!! Music and love comes in all shapes and sizes. Find out how big your heart is and what it means to you right here on this ride of love, hurt and all things in between. Find us on all major music outlets! Go listen to Precious Hearts Ep 19 Main show Thanks so much for enjoying the sow and becoming a fan!
New retooled version 2 (3-5-20) get it now! Cleaned up my audio, added a new song, "enhanced" the audio for Monster, fixed an issue with Secret Social Club and the band Asking Alexandria that was a misunderstanding from a bio I read. I cut 5 mins of my banter to streamline the show, added a couple small bits I missed and polished it off with sped up breaks. Its a whole new show in essence and the show it should have been to begin with!! Have fun! NEW MUSIC AND NEW BAND EXPLOSION!! Brand new Season 3 reboot pt2!!! Ep 19 (Precious Hearts) Well folks, its still February (the month of LOVE) for one last day but its never too late to spread the message of music and good vibes. This show was meant to be out before cupid flung his arrow but it didn't work out and as you listen to the show you will know why. Things had to play out the way they did for some very important music and new bands to make their way on to my radar literally up until the day (Feb 28th) when I started recording. AIRPORT IMPRESSIONS has a world premiere of their brand new stellar track "Why are We Here" (just released on the 28th???...crazy!!) on this episode as well as a double mystery spotlight featuring 2 different bands. We got tons of new rock bands including one that just dropped their new track this week!! Heck yeah!! Their name is SECRET SOCIAL CLUB! SHOW CORRECTION!! I made a remark in the show that a former member of Asking Alexandria is in SECRET SOCIAL CLUB. Well thats not true, they are friends and he helped put this band together but hes not in it, Their BIO was confusing and it wasnt clear on that subject. I feel very ashamed of this mistake. We got new rock from South Carolina and Georgia as well as new tracks from some of our returning faves and new artists as well making their debut on this 2 hour HALSHACKGANZA!! So much great news!! DEEZER will be adding my show hopefully soon and a new radio station from the US has found me on their horizon. 102.9 The Blazing Rock FM will soon be airing the Shack!! Thanks so much! Catch the bonus ep 19.5 "Music is Love"!! Find the Halshack on all your favorite music services or a radio station near you!!
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
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