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Get to know the stories behind some of the most amazing musicians you may have never heard about.

Have you ever been completely blown away by a local musician’s performance and wondered how it is that everyone doesn’t know about them? Join host Vince Mazzocchi as he shines a light on some world class talents you might not know and learns more about their unique musical journeys. If you love discovering great new music and hearing creative people share the stories behind their art, drop in for a listen!

Episode 4

It feels like things might be changing for Phoenix, Arizona’s Danielle Durack sometime very soon.

Sure, she is humble as heck and works at a pizzeria to pay the bills while she actively develops her music career – for now.. but people are starting to sit up and take notice of her incredible voice, killer songs and atmospheric production.  People like NPRPitchforkAmerican Songwriter, and whoever it is that makes those ridiculously hard-to-land-on Spotify playlists.. The kind of people who can make a difference for a deeply talented young artist like her.

Our conversation travels through her journey from starting out with intense stage fright, to finding her sound and strengthening her writing, to right where she is now – which is standing at the glowing front door of a blindingly bright future, knocking loudly and with conviction.

Her latest album, “No Place”, is available everywhere, and you can find and support Danielle here:

Episode 3

Ali Sarijlou is a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and an extremely clever marketer who releases music under the name Heart Pharmacy.  He’s also a graphic and video artist, and a heck of a nice guy.  Oh, he also made one of my favorite albums ever – and what I absolutely love about his music is that it feels like a Southern California beach at sunset.  And I need more of that in my life… like who doesn’t?!

He joins me this episode to share the story of his musical evolution and talk about some of the ups and downs along the way.  And how to worm your way into a band you really really want to be in!

Go and listen to his entire catalog at

Episode 2

Ryan Vernazza is a guitarist who routinely leaves me in awe of his technical ability, feel for the instrument, and ability to raise the level of any piece he plays on.  On top of that, he’s also a talented songwriter and singer who produces his own music, a successful professional, a pilot, as well as a husband and father.  And, as if that weren’t enough, Ryan is one of the nicest and funniest people you’ll ever meet.

Episode 1

Omar Musisko is a songwriter/singer who has a knack for creating songs that sneak into your ears and turn a gear or two in your brain before working their way down to put a little squeeze on your heart. Just as he made his way from Pittsburgh to San Diego, California, he’s moved through genres from funk to punk to indie folk with the ease and grace of a seasoned traveler. His latest project is a partnership with Amy Day called The Spiritual Motels that is clearly working beautifully on every musical level.