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26th Oct 2018

Episode 056- JJ McGuigan Writes Songs and Reaches Out with Bruce Hilliard

JJ McGuigan was born and currently lives in Wichita Kansas. He found a passion for music at the age of 13 when, maybe to his parents' dismay, got a drum set. He later picked up guitar and started writing songs at the age of 20. He attended Newman University where he played for the men's basketball team and was an assistant coach there while attending Full Sail University. His main focus and passion is writing songs with an emphasis on lyrics with a message. He has just recently wrapped up a 5 song EP featuring vocalist Garrett Crow and is writing another album with guitarist Brian Elwick. JJ was diagnosed with OCD at the age of 16, along with depression, anxiety, and depersonalization.  He battled with victories but says he still has to fight sometimes.  He finds that reaching out to others and being open and honest is very important. "Hearing each others story and learning from one another is very critical I believe  Feel free to reach out to me on my contact page and we can share and talk together."
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Better Each Day Podcast Radio Show with Bruce Hilliard
Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better.--Emile Coue
This is a platform, a stage for singers, songwriters and the creative to share their work, backstories and positive words.
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Bruce Hilliard

Born in Seattle, raised in Aberdeen WA, Bruce Hilliard is a singer, guitarist and songwriter with a song list influenced mostly by pop/folk rock of the 60s-80s. He has been an opener for Heart, the Ramones, Dr. Hook, Wishbone Ash and Eric Burdon.
Early in his career Bruce completed Bachelor Degrees in Music and Journalism from Washington State University and, while never allowing a hiatus from performing and songwriting, joined corporate America in marketing and sales. That rocky road led him back to his passion and now records and performs live and with great appreciation to be back in his jam.
He currently resides in Mukilteo WA and hosts the Better Each Day Podcast Radio Show. His musician interview based show has featured recording artists including John Oates; Grand Funk Railroad’s frontman Mark Farner; Steve Fossen, bass player and co-founder of Heart; drummer Carmine Appice; and Dave Bickler, lead vocalist (Eye Of the Tiger) of Survivor. The weekly half hour show has over 181 episodes and is becoming a strong platform for musicians of all levels to showcase their music and their backstories.