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Award winning radio personality, Camille Conte mixes real conversations about life with a rock n roll soundtrack. CC rocks the house every Friday with The New Music Spotlight and the latest in music, artist and concert news. Author of "The Confusion Experiment" and creator of "Ready for Change" Camille's perspective is insightful, thought provoking & cutting edge. Not only that, she knows her music. The Camille Conte Show is a podcast that rocks you and inspires you. Turn it up!
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Three singer songwriters share the stage for this week's The New Music Spotlight. Zach Bryan, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Chris Stapleton bring their own versions of honest, emotionally authentice songs to the show this week. We also begin to take a closer look at the albums released in 1971 that have stood the test of time these last fifty years and how the birth of FM radio was the album's ultimate companion. Plus, the songs that began the next chapter of our fragile democracy and why we must never fall asleep again. The World's Greatest Joke Teller who now has her own coffee mug wraps things up with The Joke of the Week.  Be a part of this year's fundraiser and help the show stay strong in 2021. Click here to donate and click here to see the new "Thank You" gifts.   Thanks to New Thought Media Network for bringing the show to their Friday night line-up!
We open the show like never before weaving excerpts from Dr. King's historic speech with songs that offer a new soundtrack to the plight of his day and ours today with The Killers, Mavis Staples, Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon. The New Music Spotlight kicks off with a great song from Kings of Leon and once again, Passenger blows the roof off the joint with his new song The Bandit from his forthcoming new album, "When You See Yourself." And HOORAY! We kick off the 9th Annual DREAMRAISER with super cool thank you gifts for every level of suport. Click here for that information. Thank you so much for your support! 
We begin the show with a celebration of David Bowie's 74th Birthday and some of his most enduring songs including a just released cover of John Lennon's "Mother" that Bowie did in 1998 as part of a Lennon tribute album that never materialized!  It's incredible. Music from Tracey Chapman lays out the way out of this chaos and confusion and we shine The New Music Spotlights on seventeen year old, Allentown, NJ singer/songwriter, Grace Kerlin and her debut album, Trying to Find. Plus news about the 9th Annual DREAMRAISER coming up next week with new merchandise, t-shirts and more!  Here's photographer's Mark Krajnak's photos of Grace.  Here's the Bowie tribute concert that's streaming this weekend.  And the other events happening on the BBC. 
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life and I feel free. The first show of 2021 is all about feelin' good, raisin' the vibration, giving ourselves permission to feel better, to feel a bit lighter. Today we line up the songs that get us up on our feet, move to the groove, cause us to sing and shout and remember that it's okay, especially on New Year's Day, to turn it up. Nina Simone, Michael Franti, Ziggy Marley and many more! The 9th Annual DREAMRAISER starts January 15th with some great gifts and new merchandise!  Thank you so much for all your love and support in 2020. Wishing you and your family peace, health and the music the lights you up. So much love, Camille
This year's Holiday Show is filled with goodness from The Ghost of Christmas Past with songs from Tom Petty, Darlene Love, Bruce Springsten, The Kinks, a gorgeous rendition of O Holy Night by Patti Smith and songs from Alaska that will warm your heart. Because I have lived in Alaska for so long, Santa and I are pretty tight so the show starts with a situation that, until now, nobody knew about! And as I hold my tender heart which is filled with a deep longing for my beloved mother, I share with you her Christmas message from a few years ago and of course, The Joke of the Week. Take care of your own heart this season and if you're needing more CC, check out the archives at Podbean for more Ghosts of Christmas Past. Peace be with you. Much love, Camille
Poetry from Hafiz, David Whyte and Joyce Rupp mixes with the songs of Jethro Tull, Bruce Cockburn, Cat Stevens, David Wilcox, India Arie and others as we honor the importance and meaning of darkness so as to appreciate more deeply the return of the Light. This is a profound time of the year that offers us much if we stop long enough to receive it.  Wishing you and yours peace as we move through these Holy Days together. Take good care of yourself. Enjoy.
The Great Gig in the Sky! Celebrating the rare alignment of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21st with some rockin' instrumentals from ELO, Pink Floyd, Rodrigo & Gabriela, Train and Rafe Pearlman. The New Music Spotlight makes way for Sir Paul McCartney's 18th album and the third in a series in which he plays all the instruments! Paul McCartney III and the new one from Bleachers take center stage this week. Plus a winter storm in New Jersey is thought to be the end of the world which brings the masses to the deli for a second installment of "The Deli - A thinly sliced piece of comedy." And if that's not enough laughter The World's Greatest Joke Teller gets down and dirty with The Joke of the Week. Turn it up and Enjoy.  Here's that article about the great conjunction on 12/21/2020. 
Twenty year old Salt Lake City native, Jack Rutter has a terrific new song inside The New Msuic Spotlight entitled, Put Your Records On that deals with, in part, his walk away from the Mormon life. That could explain his music name: Ritt Momney. In music news, Neil Young opens up his archives for the rest of this month for FREE as a gift to his fans, Bob Dylan sells his music catalog, over 600 songs, for an unofficial amount of nearly $300 million dollars and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band get masked up for their first performance on SNL this weekend since 2015 with a teaser that the band is also in the cast this weekend and Stevie wants to play Dr. Fauci. You can't make this up and we don't have to because it's 2020. The World's Greatest Joke Teller takes us home with The Joke of the Week. Enjoy. Learn more about becoming a patron of ths show at the website, CamilleConte.com.  Here's that Dylan article that reveals more about the reasons behind this unprecidented relinquishing of the artist's rights to his historic catalog of music. 
This week's show is a barn burner with music from Jethro Tull and the reasons why their music was called, "progressive rock." Fast forward to the current crisis that the music industry is in and Ian Anderson has been doing a lot to inform the British government about the plight of the arts and artists due to this pandemic with solutions to consider. Here's that letter he wrote. Forget Amazon and support the arts this holiday season! Plus The New Music Spotlight lights up the sky with Jade Bird and Peach Tree Rascals and we rock out Jersey style while wishing a happy birthday to Southside Johnny. But wait! There's more! Lots of cosmic unfoldings happening and there's a way we can align ourselves with the good vibrations coming our way. The show's question this week is, "how do you feel?!" Enjoy. 
Gratitude, appreciation, celebration and a few blasts from the past as we celebrate forty years behind the microphone this Thanksgiving Day 2020 with this year's 40th Anniversary Show! Enjoy and thank you for being a part of this magnificent adventure known as radio, radio!!
Anybody else feel like running? This week's music captures the pent up feelings we have these days when all we want to do is run like hell, somewhere, anywhere. We also do a reality check on where we are at with five weeks left in this WTF year and why it's so important to adjust to the marathon we're in. Thank you to new patron, Loren Dixon for sponsoring The New Music Spotlight this week with two absolutely fantastic artists: Wyn Starks and Saint Nomad. You will love their music. Plus news from NY's first restaurant to do rapid tests on site for $50 in order to eat in an established "negative" environment.  And we wish my mom, The World's Greatest Joke Teller a very happy 90th birthday as the tears flow with this week's The Joke of the Week. Enjoy Thank you to New Thought Media Network for adding the show to it's line-up of positive vibin' shows! 
Celebrating 40 years behind the mic this month with my first interview and another new patron! Thank you Lila Vogt for sponsoring this week's The New Music Spotlight and talk about what's good and new. Two new artists, both in their early twenties, both exceptional songwriters and singers achieving a emotional depth that often comes with many more years of honing one's craft but not for these two. First, it's Cobi and his tremendous new song, Faith in Tomorrow. POWERFUL. Next up Briston Maroney who at 22 years of age is already amassing a huge fan base and you know why with his new song, Deep Sea Diver.  Plus, Happy 75th Birthday to Neil Young, The Joke of the Week goes there and we take some time to digest what's happening in our country and how and why denial works, something I know alittle bit about. Yep, a November to remember! Enjoy. 
Read all about it! When election results are paper thin, The Camille Conte Show shows up with the soundtrack. Plus November birthdays in the first half of the month including Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt and Andy Patridge of XTC.  Plus The New Music Spotlight has another new patron! Listener and long time supporter Anne Lazenby says yes to a monthly membership and is the sponsor of this week's new music featuring Belle Mt. and his new tune, Hollow and we continue to explore Bruce Springsteen's new album, "Letter to You" with the song that opens the album and its theme of loss and the preciousness of life. And we wrap it up with some exciting news about the show and The Joke of the Week with The World's Greatest Joke Teller. Oh yeah. Celebrating 40 years behind the microphone and I'm just getting started. Enjoy. You too can become a patron and support the show! Click here.  Here's Belle Mt's cool website and here's the link to New Thought Media Network! 
Mr. Moonlight is shining bright this weekend with the second full moon of the month, known as a blue moon. The phrase, "once in a blue moon" comes from the rare ocassion of having two full moons in one month but that's what makes it Rocktober! It's the first full moon to fall on Halloween in 76 years!! Sounds like 2020 to me. With it, though, comes a big dose of emotions and we let the music do the soothing. Another listeners says yes to becoming a Patron with a monthly membership! Thank you Cindy Decker for sponsoring this week's The New Music Spotlight featuring the first music from Stevie Wonder in 15 years! He's also moved on from Motown Records after 60 years. Featuring Gary Clark Jr, Where is Our Love Song was started by Stevie when he was 18 years old. Such is the case with If I Was the Priest written by Bruce Springsteen when he was in his early 20's. Two legendary artists in their seventies bringing their songwriting full circle. Speaking of full circle, it's been seven years since I left Alaska and though I had no idea what was to be clearly something did. Enjoy. Here's the other song Stevie Wonder has put out ahead of the new album. 
Roctober birthdays kick off the show this week as we wish a very Happy Birthday to Paul Simon, Bob Weir and Justin Hayward. Cake gives us yet another thing to think about when we're trying to fall asleep. The New Music Spotlight this week features a terrific band out of Cincinnati, Ohio calling themselves, The Heavy Hours and their new song, Don't Walk Away. It's fabulous. So is the new album from Bruce Springsteen, "Letter to You" and the new song I'm loving called, I'll See You In My Dreams. Time for the weekend. Turn it up! Enjoy.
This week Sammy Hagar and Eddie Van Halen as well as Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood teach us the power of forgiveness and making amends before it's too late. We also honor Johnny Nash who died this week and Tom Petty who would have been 70 on October 20th. In fact, two previously unheard songs from Tom Petty's long anticipated re-issue of his Wildflowers album, "Wildflowers and All the Rest" kick off The New Music Spotlight that includes the powerful new song from Demi Lovato called, Commander in Chief. Cheers to our new listener in London who is helping the show grow in the UK, plus, a bit about this weekend's Women's March and why anger and outrage is the new lady-like.  To wrap it up, The World's Greatest Joke Teller with The Joke of the Week! Enjoy. Like the show? Look forward to it? Can't stop listening?! Become a Patron and support Camille's work behind the microphone. 
Happy 80th Birthday John Lennon! This week's show celebrates the life, music and message of John Lennon with songs from his early days with The Beatles to his 1974 album, "Walls and Bridges" to his return to music in 1980 with the release of "Double Fantasy."  We hear John in his own words talking about his journey from misogynist to feminist along with the words of John and Yoko's photographer, Bob Gruen who I interviewed a few years ago as well as Joe Raiola, the artistic director of the Annual Lennon Tribute which will, for the first time ever, be live streaming to fans across the world all weekend long. I hope I've passed the audition! Enjoy. Catch the 40th Annual John Lennon Tribute here.  Here's that article about the songs John sings lead on. 
Rocktober begins with, well, some rock with The Stones offering a theme song for 2020 and me doing my impersonation of Robert Plant! News about John Lennon's 80th birthday show next week and, for the first time ever, the online presentation of The John Lennon Tribute Concert from the wonderful organization, Theatre Within. Plus The New Music Spotlight brought to you this week by Patron Dale Chavie featuring a fabulous new one from Joan Osborne, Take It Any Way I Can Get it and Aaron David Gleason's collaboration with Lauren Marcus for their beautiful song, Less of Me.  And we tip our hat to Helen Reddy who died this week at the age of 78 and wrap it all up with another gut buster from my mom, The World's Greatest Joke Teller and The Joke of the Week. Enjoy. Become a Patron and support the show! Click here for information.  Here's the info for next week's John Lennon Tribute. 
This week's show sees the convergence of the physical death of the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the binge watching of "The Last Dance," the story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and the release of the second new Bruce Springsteen song, Ghosts from the forthcoming new E Street Band album, "Letter to You."  Turns out there is a common thread amongst these three pop icons which I reveal as I weave my way through each starting with the remarkable Justice Ginsburg. Better hold on to your rock n roll hat this week, batten down the hatches too because this ship is full speed ahead! Enjoy.  You can support the show by becoming a Patron! Click here for more information and thank you! Be sure to "like" the show, comment on it and share it with others. It's helping the show grow! You can receive the show automatically by clicking the "follow" here on Podbean and subscribing to it on Apple Podcasts.
Suddenly, it's last summer. Wow. It's over already and we pay tribute to these last days of innocence as we get the show going. Personal transformation is the theme for this week's artist inside The New Music Spotlight with Nahko & Medicine for the People's new one, "Take Back Your Power," an 18 song manifesto addressing learning to love yourself. Elle King has her own thoughts on self-love and transformation in her new one, The Let Go and from Santa Monica, the lovely sounds of Cayucas and Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. Plus, my tribute to radio colleague, Len Anderson and Toots Hibbert,  bringing relief to those affected by the fires in Oregon and a much needed gut buster from my mom, The World's Greatest Joke Teller delivering without a doubt one of her best with The Joke of the Week.  Yep. It's SHOWTIME! Here's that article about Nahko.   
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