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Previous Shows from 2019

Did you miss a show? Here’s all of our shows from 2019. The Indie Music Room Podcast is available on your favorite podcast directory including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, and iHeart Radio. You can also listen to the Indie Music Room every Saturday at 6 PM and Sunday at 7 PM on Fort Dodge Radio.

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Indie Music Room - #9: Christmas Show Part 2

December 14, 2019: In part 2 of our Christmas show, Heather Kelly talks with Kirk Kaufman about one of his Christmas music projects featuring artsits he's worked with. Music includes Merry Christmas by Melvin James, O Holy Night by Brandon Scott Sellner, It Won't Be Christmas by Dave Hearn, It's Christmas by Kirk Kaufman, and Christmas Time by Jack Gallup.

Indie Music Room - #8: Christmas Show Part 1

December 14, 2019: In part 1 of our Christmas show, Heather Kelly features holiday music by Dave Hearn and Tim Kelly. Dave is also in the studio with Heather and talks about each of the tracks. Music includes Deck The Halls, Pat a Pan, Coventry Carol, and Greensleeves by Dave Hearn, and The Christmas Song by Tim Kelly.

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Indie Music Room - #7: Larry Myer

November 18, 2019: Heather Kelly talks to singer and songwriter Larry Myer. Larry has played in more than 200 towns around Iowa and over half of the U.S., and is a winner of the Branson Songwriting Contest. Heather and Larry talk about working his way up from being a street performer to playing large concert venues, life on the road and studio projects. Songs include Flatlands, Take a Look at These Blues, and Hanging On.

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Indie Music Room - #6: Alex Trevino

October 12, 2019: Heather Kelly talks with Alex Trevino, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, about his music which includes pop-punk to modern jazz and everything in between. Alex talks about his recording style, recording tools, and his unique way of playing the guitar upside down. Songs include The Storm, Snow, and Loaded Gun.

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Indie Music Room - #5: Melvin James

September 14, 2019: Heather Kelly talks with Melvin James about his music career from sitting in with a band at the Iowa State Fair to signing with MCA Records and knocking Michael Jackson and Madonna off the MTV video charts. Melvin talks about recording his music as both a solo artist and with his band Planet Melvin. Featured songs include Why Won't You Stay, Havin' Fun, and Me and My Alien.

Indie Music Room - #4: Dennis Carlson

August 17, 2019: Heather Kelly talks with Dennis Carlson, a seasoned drummer and drum teacher about his career in music. From playing in garage bands, clubs, and recording sessions, Dennis Carlson has done it all. Dennis discusses life in the Big Apple, playing gigs, and why musicians aren't paid like they should. Songs included in this show are Take a Vacation by The Transformers, and New York to the Rescue by Dennis Carlson.

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Indie Music Room - #3: Frank Wiewel

July 19, 2019: Heather Kelly talks with Frank Wiewel and Kirk Kaufman about the history of the HAWKS. Frank talks about playing small towns, recording in historic studios such and Chess Records and Muscle Shoals. Kirk and Frank share stories from their appearance on American Bandstand and give the backstory to 3 songs by the HAWKS: Black and White, The Great Divide, and Need Your Love.

Indie Music Room - #2: Dave Hearn

June 15, 2019: Dave Hearn is a veteran songwriter, composer and independent artist from Fort Dodge, Iowa. Dave and Heather talk about his new album "Hearts Get Broken" and discuss his writing and recording style.

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Indie Music Room - #1: Kirk Kaufman and Heather Kelly

June 15, 2019: Kirk and Heather talk about their early days as independent artists and how they write and record songs. Kirk talks about the most over-used studio effect and Heather shares her thoughts about being the host of the Indie Music Room.

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