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Teri Wade “Write Yourself Into Your Dreams” with Bruce Hilliard

Hey friends, Bruce here from the Better Each Day library talking about a book authored by today’s guest Teri Wade.…

Amberain 70s, Buffalo, Hear Me Calling and Sandy’s Birthday with Bruce Hilliard

Hey friends, Bruce here from Better Each Day Land on February 27th, 2020. In this episode we’re going to go…

“Pawn Shop Boulevard”, a Song About Hitting Rock Bottom with Bruce Hilliard

It started with a suggestion to do a slow Wish You Were Here Pink Floydian thing. That song is about…

“Joey”, A Song About Running From the Law with Bruce Hilliard

This was a challenge, and a show in honor of my friends that are requesting different genres. Hard rock, ballads,…

“Your Momma Won’t Let You Go”, The Harborena and the New Song with Bruce Hilliard

Harborena Roller Skating Rink Inc. is a roller skating rink that is family owned and has been around since 1953.…

“Hold On” Old and New–Select Your Favorite Version with Bruce Hilliard

Hi, Bruce Hilliard here with an opportunity to exercise your voting rights. On this show we can do anything we…

Amberain ~ In the Morning, Dear Sissy, I Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye with Bruce Hilliard

Amberain! A group comprised of friends, neighbors, work colleagues and brothers. Rick, Rick, Dick, Steve, Sandy and Bruce. Drummer Rick…

Midnight Arrow, California and Doesn’t Anybody Fall In Love with Bruce Hilliard

Hey friends, Bruce here. In this episode we’re going to talk about three of my songs: Midnight Arrow, California and…

Amberain–A Brief History and a Lost Cassette Tape with Bruce Hilliard

Welcome the 20s with a look back to the 70s. Start out with six guys…the Rockles, add sound engineer Gary Hilliard and…

Thanks To 2019, Welcome 2020 with Songs by Bruce Hilliard

Host Bruce Hilliard here. I created the Better Each Day Podcast Radio Show  so there’s a platform and an audience for…

Bill Protzmann, Music and Health with Bruce Hilliard

Bill started piano lessons at three years old. He grew up playing and performing and realized very early on that…

The Cold Weather Company, “Warmth” with Bruce Hilliard

“We wanted to open up and find our unique sound. And now we’re going to places in songs we never…

Dear Santa, Mrs. Claus and Internet Dating with Bruce Hilliard

Host Bruce Hilliard writes an audio letter to the sexiest man alive 2019, Santa Claus of course, and asks how…

Flat River Band, Jingle Bells, Every Dog and Bruce Hilliard

One thing is apparent when you listen to The Flat River Band. The trio, comprised of siblings Andy, Dennijo, and…

Rich Hall Talks Band “Follow No One” with Bruce Hilliard

International Duo Channels Past And Present To Win Best Rock Act At World’s Largest Indie Music Awards Follow No One,…

Bill Abernathy Singin' About Changes with Bruce Hilliard–Ep101

“In 2017, Bill Abernathy’s album Find A Way reached #5 on the Roots Music Report Traditional Folk Albums chart, spending…

Ethan Bell Talks Band with Bruce Hilliard–Ep100

The Ethan Bell Band is what happens when retro-pop and country music bump boots in the back of the honky tonk. With bar bashing, boy band belting, flashy stage move dancing, and story telling that your grandma would pass out candy for, Ethan Bell, Eric Smith, Brandon Weber and Jonny Gifford have become known as one of the hardest working bands in the Chicagoland area.
They keep audiences captivated with their mashups of pop, hip hop and country songs that you love from your radio, while swooning you with their romantic ballads and introspective songwriting. They bring a Nashville flavor to Chicago that keeps them busy all year round playing 180 plus shows a year at casinos, bars, music venues, corporate events, weddings and divorces.
Their debut self titled album dropped in August of 2019 and is available on Spotify and Itunes. The band is currently making trips back and forth from Nashville, Tennessee as they prepare to put out their next batch of songs in 2020, while also grinding away playing anything, anywhere for anyone just to keep the lights on.

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Russell Arcara, The Way, with Bruce Hilliard–Ep099

THE WAY is a band built around 3 dynamic individuals who have sold over 100,000 records, recorded for EMI, Sony and Atlantic records, and toured over 500 cities in 15 countries. Vocalist Russell Arcara (Prophet, Surgin), Keyboardist Charlie Calv (Angel, Shotgun Symphony) and guitarist Stephen DeAcutis (Corey Glover) may be some familiar names but what you are about to here is nothing like you have heard from them before.

Take a heavy dose of all of your favorite classic rock bands and add the right amount of Train, Matchbox 20 and Tonic…and you have THE WAY. A tight power pop roller coaster ride of soaring melodies, crafty guitars and colorful sounds that will easily become the soundtrack to your life.

The album was produced and mixed by the bands guitarist Stephen DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Cyndi Lauper, Overkill, etc…) and features guest drummers, Nir Z. (Genesis, Chris Cornell), Billy Orrico (Angel, Biloxi) and Dave Halpern (John Eddie, Mr. Reality) as well as backing vocals provided by Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow). Frequency of Spirit was originally released in 2005, the month the bands former record company Atenzia Records filed for bankruptcy.

Now resurrected and fully remastered by Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Mastodon, etc….) with expanded artwork and the never before released track “Light In Your Eyes”. The first single “Lost Among The Leaves” is out and be followed up by the full release in November.

You pre-order the album HERE

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Episode 098–Redline “Gods and Monsters” English Metal with Bruce Hilliard

Redline is a rock band, make that metal band, that hails from Birmingham, England, the ancestral home of metal. Balls to the wall guitars, a locked and loaded rhythm section and a powerful vocalist, Redline has forged its own distinctive blend of classic hard rock and British heavy metal. With influences drawn from a rich heritage, the band has been compared to Judas Priest, Saxon, Dio, Iron Maiden and a host of others from the founding fathers of metal.
Redline has played a number of British festivals including Hard Rock Hell, Planet Rockstock, Planet Rock’s Winter’s End, and Europe’s biggest free festival, The Godiva Festival in England. One of the tracks featured anthemic King Of The Mountain which has become the soundtrack to the Isle Of Man TT Motorcycle Races.
Music from the album is also used exclusively on Full Throttle, a challenging motorcycle theme pinball  game. Songs will now be featured on the new official video game of the IOM TT Races to be released in 2020 on PS4 and all formats by BigBen Interactive.
The band has welcomed Chris Basener, an accomplished and exciting new guitarist. Chris has released a number of solo albums as well as authoring books on guitar technique and brings fresh impetus to the song writing process. Redline has found a great chemistry that sees them writing material that has a darker and heavier feel than before… and from this cauldron Gods And Monsters was born.
Redline recorded the album at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, England. This is a legendary studio that not only Rush, Black Sabbath and Robert Plant have recorded hit albums, but where Queen recorded one of the biggest tracks of all time, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Nick Brine at the console was a natural choice. Having worked at Rockfield and engineered, mixed and produced such diverse talents including The Darkness, Thunder, Tyketto, Brian May, Bruce Springsteen, and The Stone Roses. Nick has a great understanding of capturing that live band feel that the band was seeking. The finished mixes were passed onto Pete Maher, mastering  engineer for The Rolling Stones, U2, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Thunder, and Paul Weller. Redline had no doubt that Pete’s mastering would unleash the full power of the tracks. Redline's Rockfield pilgrimage set out to capture the band’s signature classic rock sound, a raw energy that forms the basis of their music. Riff laden rock, power-pipe vocals and hook laden songs telling tales of the good…and the bad, of the darkness that lies within, and of hope that lights the way.

Episode 097–Matt Westin “Hey Bro” and “Stomp On” with Bruce Hilliard

Matt Westin was born and raised in blue collar family in a middle class suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. From a young age, he pursued various paths of passions, including academics, sports, acting, and music. After years of searching, Matt found true fulfillment in the creative outlets of acting and singing, dedicating himself to his artistic pursuits, and walking away from a promising career in engineering. With the influences of many legendary artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks, all the way to Frank Sinatra, Matt found his voice. The thrill of live performance fed his passion as he honed his vocal ability in bars and clubs around Pittsburgh for over a decade. His obvious passion and talent quickly won over his family's initial disapproval of walking away from an engineering career, and they became his biggest supporters. Tragically, after a bravely fought battle with Leukemia, Matt's father succumb to complications with chemotherapy in April 2016. As a true family man, Matt was utterly devastated and struggled day to day with the reality of his father's death. After months of depression, instead of self-destructing, Matt decided to honor his father's memory by finally pursuing his music career, as his father had encouraged. Deciding to make a country record in his father's honor, and being introduced by a mutual friend to world class musician/songwriter/producer Bryan Cole, the stage was set. Bryan took on the project as producer, believing in his talent and vision and guiding Matt in making a world class country record. Bryan recruited long time friend and mix engineer Doug Kasper to record and mix the record at nearby Tonic Recording Studios. With the right songs, legendary musicians Mike Brignardello (bass) and Steve Hinson (steel guitar), and an amazing up and coming musician Adam Ernst, Matt dedicated an entire year to making the record he and his father would be proud of.