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John Merchant (Ghosts of Sunset)

Released Thursday, 17th September 2020
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Episode #60- John Merchant is the frontman for the new band, "Ghosts of Sunset."  They have a new EP coming out soon on Golden Robot Records titled "Headed West."  The first single is "Miles In-Between" and available everywhere.

00:00 - Intro
01:07 - Early Influences
02:20 - The Beatles
03:50 - Enuff Z'Nuff & Donnie Vie
04:30 - Music Partner - Todd Long
05:50 - "Hair Metal"
07:53 - Dutch Henry: Alt-Country Band
11:36 - White Rabbit - 60s/70s Cover Band
12:50 - Working Musician for 30 Years
16:50 - Opening for Big Bands
18:10 - Teaming Up With Other Bands
21:55 - Golden Robot Records
27:03 - Finding New Bands Now Vs Then
30:33 - Songwriting Process
31:50 - Inspiration For Songs
35:45 - Taking the Plunge
37:15 - "Headed West" EP
42:07 - Connecting With Similar Music Taste
44:43 - Arena Style Show at the Club Level
47:50 - Being Up Close With Rockstars
49:24 - Drugs, Alcohol, Fear & Sobriety
52:55 - Seattle Rock Scene
54:35 - MusiCares
55:50 - Wrap Up

Ghosts of Sunset Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/ghostsofsunset

MusiCares:
https://www.grammy.com/musicares

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Episode Details

Length
56m 56s
Explicit
Yes
Season
2
Episode
60
Episode Type
Full

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