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NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight

NoteSpire Music

NoteSpire Music and NoteSpire Radio WNSM-DB, feature the Artist Insight, our interview podcast offering a unique look into the music and ministry of Independent Christian artists which is broadcast on the station several times a week. It is also available here as an individual download and on all major podcast sites. Links: www.notespiremusic.com www.notespireradio.com Email: info@notespiremusic.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoteSpireMusic/ NoteSpire Music Radio WNSM-DB is an inspirational Internet station featuring music from Independent Christian Artists, with Inspirational and devotional features. A service of NoteSpire Music LLC. Listen at www.NoteSpireRadio.com https://live365.com/station/a74176

NoteSpire Music Artist Insight with Richard Lynch
19-05-2022
NoteSpire Music Artist Insight with Richard Lynch
In this episode, host Paul Gibbs talks with Richard Lynch, singer & songwriter from Waynesville, OH,USA. From his website: Upholding the traditions set forth by artists like Haggard, Strait, Jackson, Jennings and other legends, Richard Lynch has been flying the flag for this brand of country music for the past 30+ years. Lynch not only sings about country music..he LIVES it. As the owner of Keepin’ It Country Farm with his wife, Donna, Richard knows the meaning of a day’s hard work. As the co-founder of the Love Tattoo Foundation, which assists with veterans programs, Lynch understands the sacrifices of our service men and women and the importance of giving back to your community. In fact, his farm plays host to fundraising benefits for the organization featuring some of the biggest names in traditional country music. Richard also cherishes his love and respect for God, family, and his fellow hard-working Americans. The words of his songs speak to his values...values that his fans and lovers of country music everywhere hold dear. Over the past 3 decades, Richard Lynch has compiled a long list of country hits and chart-toppers on both domestic and international sales and radio airplay charts, including two #1 iTunes chart singles, multiple #1 New Music Weekly radio songs, #1 IndieWorld and Roots Music Report chart tracks and a Christian Music Weekly Top 20 single. Richard has been in Billboard Magazine, Taste Of Country, The Boot, CCM Magazine, Country Music People, and countless others. He has also appeared on WSM Radio Nashville, RFD TV, Fox TV and more. He has recorded popular duets with legendary artists like Ronnie McDowell and Leona Williams, as well as Grammy Winner, Rhonda Vincent. Richard Lynch is a proud member of the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame and the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2021, Richard released his new album, “My Guitar Drips Country” featuring 12 songs written or co-written by Richard, including his touching tribute to the late Doug Supernaw. Learn more about Richard Lynch at his website, www.richardlynchband.com Contact NoteSpire Music at: NoteSpireMusic.com Email us: info@NoteSpireMusic.com Tune in to WNSM-DB NoteSpire Radio: NoteSpireRadio.com and on the Live365 app
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Dave Wallace
06-07-2021
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Dave Wallace
Dave Wallace’s music is rooted in the songs of the 60’s when entertainers like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and the golden age of radio and records changed his life -- from one of conflict and abuse to a person that wears a guitar on his shoulder and finds a prayer in his heart. “I could never have survived, moved on or overcome much of the past,” he said of memories of his parent’s split-up, moves across country and the checkered times he describes as dark. “Without music or my faith, I wouldn’t be here, or be the musician I’ve become.” “My first original song was based on the lyrics of ‘Pray’ Christian music that I began to work through on a nylon-string guitar,” said Wallace, “So I would say that a lot of my music came from painful situations, the times we loved country music and knew it was time to get down on our knees and pray.” Over the years, he ‘moved on’ to the famous refrains of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings. His aspiration was to sing in church and to connect his audience with a higher power. “When I sing I don’t sound exactly like any one vocalist, but I use my own style, rhythm and tone.” In 2010, he decided to settle in St. George with his wife, Kay. “Over the years I’ve think I’ve gone from a ‘so-so guitar player’ to being a more authentic entertainer,” said Wallace of change. “My one-time lead guitar player, Jeff Eastwood told me to get rid of the music stand and find the discipline and heart of a professional.” He has good memories of the first time he jumped onto a stage in Las Vegas, and in 2007, his role as worship leader for the Centerville Baptist Church. “To me, it’s important not to put on a facade, but to reach out to the audience and to say as a Christian… Yes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.” In fact, music is the ‘go to’ that Dave has always followed. “I think the devil tried to take it all away from me,” he said of lost years and dark times. “But I got it back -- a stability, an opportunity to play, to entertain and I’m so grateful for that life.”
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Lisa Fenstermacher
25-11-2020
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Lisa Fenstermacher
This interview features Christian singer/songwriter Lisa Fenstermacher, from Maryland, USA. Lisa has built a solid foundation throughout the Mid-Atlantic area for her commitment and dedication to partnering with many non-profit and faith-based organizations, putting her music to work at numerous benefit concerts and outreach events. Whether accompanying herself on her Taylor acoustic guitar or with her band, Lisa’s music crosses over generational, ethnic and denominational lines while a powerful combination of faith, grace and persistence continues to open doors and direct her steps. The interview features several of Lisa's songs, including "Of All" and "Heart Of Compassion" (co-written by Gary Puckett (of The Union Gap) and his brother David. “When I started writing songs for my first CD, ‘A Promise for Tomorrow’, I never dreamed of all of the settings where my songs would be shared,” Lisa says. (“A Promise for Tomorrow” was produced by Paul Langford, former keyboardist for the Dove Award-nominated group Glad.) Music industry consultant David Bunker observed that Lisa’s vocals are “reminiscent of Amy Grant” and likened her to “a female Rich Mullins” because of her authenticity and transparent way of communicating. Lisa has performed at hundreds of events over the past ten years and has opened for the Dove Award-winning group Selah and received two WAMMIE nominations from the Washington Area Music Association for Best Female Gospel/Inspirational Vocalist. She also placed as a semi-finalist at the international Christian Artists Seminar in Estes Park, Colorado. Find Lisa's music on all major music sites, and visit her website at www.lisafenstermacher.com. Also hear her music on WNSM-DB NoteSpire Radio at www.NoteSpireRadio.com and on the Live365 mobile app.
The Artist Insight with Luke Wareham & Rachel Mason
06-07-2020
The Artist Insight with Luke Wareham & Rachel Mason
Hosts Paul Gibbs and Nate Miller talk with Luke Wareham and Rachel Mason in this episode. Luke and Rachel are worship leaders and songwriters based in the South West of the UK. They have a passion for writing songs that lead people into the presence of God, and help people fix their eyes on Jesus and experience afresh the healing power of the Holy Spirit. Their prayer is that their songs will bring hope to a broken world, speaking prophetically the truth of Jesus into everyday life situations’. On the 10th January Luke and Rachel released their debut single ‘Whisper’. Luke says they wrote Whisper whilst reflecting on 1 Kings. He says that he believes that ‘even when the enemy seems loud in our lives, even when we are filled with panic and doubt, a whisper from God changes everything. Our true freedom comes from Jesus breaking through into our lives and his perfect plan for us worked out on the cross. God revealed himself in a whisper to Elijah because he was so close and he whispers in our life situations because he is so close and never leaves us. He is already working it out'. The song made it to number 11 in the UK Christian Music Charts. Luke and Rachel released their first 5 track EP 'Whisper’ in March 2020. Luke says that when writing the EP, he reflected on a quote by John Ortberg which says ‘I need to worship because without it I lose the sense of wonder and gratitude and plod through life with blinkers on’. His hope is that the songs help people in everyday life to worship Jesus. In this current challenging climate, the world needs this kind of hope! For more info, visit their website: www.NoteSpireMusic.com www.NoteSpireRadio.com Find NoteSpire Music on Facebook and Instagram at NoteSpire Music and on YouTube at NoteSpire Music TV
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Joanna Lower
28-05-2020
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Joanna Lower
This episode brings you an interview with Christian Singer/Songwriter/Actress Joann Lower. Host Paul Gibbs talks with Joanna about her music, her ministry and her passion for both music and acting. And she shares some wisdom and encouragement for those who may have doubt, fear or are simply hesitating in using their artistic gifts for the Lord. From her website: "Since the age of 3, singing has held a special place in Joanna's heart. And what started with her voice soon developed into a full fledged passion for the performing arts. Wanting to develop her craft, Joanna attended the Actors Models and Talent for Christ Convention in Florida in 2010, 2011 and 2012. She was awarded among the top performers as an acting and modeling finalist. She also received the Spirit Award for her support and assistance of other performers. During the following years, Joanna performed locally and began playing the guitar. In December of 2016, she performed at the Scioto Company Christmas Party where she met Kirk Willie of Ohana Music Group, the manager of well-known country artist John Michael Montgomery. The following April found Ms. Lower recording her first full-length album entitled "Go Live It" with Ohana Music Group, featuring Kimo Forrest (Alabama and Cash Creek). The country pop album features 11 original songs written by Joanna herself. Just a few short months later, Joanna signed with Evolution Talent Agency based out of Charlotte, NC. Through her agency, she attended yet another Florida-based talent convention called Talent Inc, this time walking away with the "Overall Female Actress" award, as well as a contract from a second agency, Manikin Models and Talent. She has since booked as an extra in various commercials and promos, learning from the ground up how the industry works. Joanna is excited to see what the future holds as both singer and actress and she welcomes you to come along for the ride!" Visit Joanna on her website, www.joannalower.com. Also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Check out the NoteSpire Music website at www.NoteSpireMusic.com
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Marq Speck from Sweet Crystal
30-03-2020
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Marq Speck from Sweet Crystal
Marq Andrew Speck, of the band Sweet Crystal, joins host Paul Gibbs in this episode, Marq and the band are located near Detroit, Michigan, and Marq talks with Paul about the band's music, how they got started, and some of the challenges faced over the more than 45 years the band has been together. The interview also features 2 of the band's songs. From their website: Using your talent to enrich the lives of others is of the highest purpose. Often, discovering your purpose comes from unexpected events. Like many young friends, Marq Andrew Speck, Steve Wieser and Bill Blatter formed a rock band with the intent of living the rock star life. However, after some life altering events, the band changed the course of their mission. Instead of allowing the rock music scene to define their career path, they looked within themselves and defined who they wanted to be. Their choice was to serve a greater importance by using their talent to make a moral and positive impact on society. Today, the award winning popular Christian Rock band, Sweet Crystal, has a simple mission of, “Reaching The World, One Song At A Time”™. Unlike most bands who have a lifecycle of about three to five years, these three high school buddies have been playing together for over 45 years. With the addition of their newest member, Martin Kuchar, they have “remained together in pursuit of a message.” In the forefront of Christian Rock bands, Sweet Crystal, leads the path of positive change by using their inspiring rock shows to generate and give back too many great causes. Their good has not gone unnoticed; the band has earned numerous awards and recognition including twenty Detroit Music Awards under their belt, and are nominated for six more again this year! (2020) Visit their website: www.sweetcrystal.com On Facebook: sweetcrystalbank Visit NoteSpire Music on the web: www.NoteSpireMusic.com www.NoteSpreRadio.com On FB: NoteSpire Music Listen to WNSM-DB NoteSpire on Live365
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Heather Thomas Van Deren
22-03-2020
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Heather Thomas Van Deren
Paul Gibbs talks with singer/songwriter Heather Thomas Van Deren in this episode. Heather has loved music since she was a little girl. She took her first piano lesson at 7 years of age, and would sing & play for anyone who would listen. From music recitals to talent contests, Heather loved, loved, loved all things music! Although she was saved in her teens, it wasn’t until she was a young mother that God began calling her to step forward and sing for Him. Heather was with the popular ladies’ trio “Hearts to Him” for 10 years, and with the group “Rejoice” for 8 years prior. She was also active in Prison & Jail Ministry for many years. Now having almost 10 years behind her as a soloist, Heather is pursuing her songwriting, singing & speaking talents in new & exciting ventures. Her first solo CD titled “My Heart Alone” was released in 2009. Her 2nd project titled “My Heart, His Love” released in 2014, followed by “Just in Time” (an all original project with several songs Heather has written – mostly Country Christian). Heather has appeared on several TV programs, & her music is aired on radio stations across the world. Her music covers a number of genres from Southern Gospel to Christian Country, & even a little contemporary & jazz here & there. She is the host of the video series, "What Love Means", a video series of "testimonies from people like you". Visit her YouTube Channel Heather resides in Millsap, TX on a farm where she & her husband raise Angus show cattle. After several life-changing events, she has a new outlook on life. “God is my Shelter, my Peace. Like Gideon, I want to possess fearlessness and readiness. It’s the least I can do for my Lord.” Heather's latest album release is "Movin On", and this interview features several songs, including "I Can't Leave The Cross", from this new record. www.NoteSpireMusic.com www.NoteSpireRadio.com
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Loulita Gill
18-03-2020
The NoteSpire Radio Artist Insight with Loulita Gill
FOR EVERYONE ON A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM... THERE IS HOPE. Host Paul Gibbs talks in this episode with Loulita Gill, a singer-songwriter and worship leader based in Bristol, UK. Her debut album, The Last Twelve Years, documents her journey from the time she encountered God in a way that she had never known before. She began to understand what it meant to be loved unconditionally, and what ensued was radical transformation and freedom from spiritual darkness to light, bondage to freedom, and depression to hope. Loulita is a content creator for Homegrown Worship and has released 7 singles through the label. She is an advocate of this new initiative and believes that this grassroots worship movement will sweep the nations with fresh sounds from heaven. She has travelled to Uganda where she led worship in several churches. She also toured Johannesburg, South Africa, with a full live band and friends/special guests (NEELY). She has since been to France and Switzerland where she ministered in song. Loulita will be releasing a new music video in February 2020. She is also recording and releasing a new worship album, which will be released later in the year. She will be traveling to Nashville, TN in June 2020 to do some recording and filming with NEELY. Among many other things, Loulita is a gifted graphic designer and has been running her business (Loulita Gill Design) for 9 years. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Practical Theology from the University of Chester in 2015. She is a wife to Joe and mum of three lovely boys, Emmanuel, Isaiah and Nathaniel. www.LoulitaGill.com www.NoteSpireMusic.com www.NoteSpireRadio.com