HHR Unplugged

Brian & Friends

This is the version of Hometown Hot Rodder that you can confidently tell your Mom about! This is where we will conduct interviews with musicians for music fans - With a touch of the garage humor you’ve come to love from ”that other show”.....So sit back, download each episode, and tell your friends - Those idiots from Hometown Hot Rodder are ready to show their ”adult” side & put a new spin on music promotion!!**DISCLAIMER**While we intend to throttle back on many of the things we do and say on Hometown Hot Rodder, HHR Unplugged will still have a different feel than your typical ”radio interview” style of music promotion. I mean after all, isn’t that what you’d expect from this group of misfits??? read less
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Episodes

Episode 16 - Pregaming with Railroad Avenue from Hochatown Saloon!!!
30-04-2024
Episode 16 - Pregaming with Railroad Avenue from Hochatown Saloon!!!
In this engaging episode of the HHR Unplugged Podcast, we invite you to join the HHR crew and the phenomenal Railroad Avenue for an entertaining discussion on an array of topics. From highly spirited debates like 'Is water wet?' to the passion and exhilaration of being part of a band, this episode promises a unique mix of laughter, inspiring stories, and rousing conversations. Delve into the world of original songwriting, distinctive performances, and relish in the musical insights this Alternative meets Americana band brings to the table. Go beyond the public personas, with a genuine insight into the lively behind-the-scenes world of band dynamics, their collective journey in the music industry, and their shared passion for creating original music. Ride along through road trip anecdotes of forgotten equipment, long nights on the road, and unique encounters which could only occur during these tours. In this light-hearted yet profound episode, Railroad Avenue peels back their personal lives, their interpersonal dynamics, and shares their most intimate thoughts. Navigate the ups and downs with them, getting an understanding of the binding forces that keep them together: love, brotherhood, professionalism, and an unshakeable commitment to music. Revel in their love for the traditional album format, evoking nostalgia for listeners, and join their discussion on the joy and fulfillment of creating and experiencing an album in its entirety. Railroad Avenue also shares their plans for future original songs, upcoming projects, and their take on the changing structure of the music industry. This exclusive episode also takes you through the band's beginnings, their performances, their supportive community back in Alabama, and their upcoming gigs in Birmingham and Anniston. With a testament to hard work, perseverance, and the power of a supportive community, they are carving out a niche in the bustling music industry. Get ready to hear about their hilarious behind-the-scenes moments, the challenges they face, and how they keep moving forward. This episode ends with the team expressing their gratitude to their listeners, supporters, and us, the podcast team. If you're a music lover, an aspiring musician, or simply a Railroad Avenue fan, don't miss out on this episode. This is a treasure trove of unique insights from a band dedicated to their craft and passionately steadfast in their love for music.
Episode 14 - Colton Sanders!!
17-04-2024
Episode 14 - Colton Sanders!!
In this immersive episode of HHR Unplugged Podcast, we dive deep into the intriguing world of music with special guest artist, Colton Sanders. Embrace candid conversations that explore the evolving landscape of the music industry, influence of social media and nostalgia of analog music. Engage in the compelling discussions about geographical misconceptions, amusing dictionary surprises, and distinctive allure of Sanders's music. Join us as we navigate through Sanders's unexpected musical journey across the realms of country, blues, Southern rock, and beyond. We muse over genre lines and distinctive artist styles, and whether it truly matters, and move further to unveil Sanders's admiration for Nirvana and Soundgarden within a grunge-inspired ambiance. An unrestrained exploration of the music that truly stirs us — from Limp Bizkit's adrenaline rush to the reflective tones of Lincoln Park forms the core of this episode. Revealing honest insights into his personal struggle, triumph, and unfiltered love for music, Sanders carves a unique path in the industry. The dialogue probes into the realities of being an artist. From juggling jobs to struggles of staying true to your creative vision and joys of connecting with the audience, the episode promises an enlightening experience for budding musicians and music lovers. Amidst the riveting discourse, the episode also raises concerns about the fading love for albums, lack of connection in music, and the escalating influence of social media. Whether you're an aspiring musician or simply a music enthusiast, this episode is set to enlighten, entertain, and inspire. Celebrate the joys of music, the nostalgia, and hearty banter with us! Don't miss Colton Sanders's enthralling live performance and be ready to be captivated. Tune in, let loose, and embark on this musical adventure today!
The Revival of Hometown Hot Rodder!!
11-04-2024
The Revival of Hometown Hot Rodder!!
Join us for an electrifying journey as the "Hometown Hot Rodder" show shakes off retirement and revs up for a thrilling comeback. In a lively conversation filled with laughter, surprises, and big announcements, we start a new chapter with Hometown Entertainment Group. Listen in for our plans to shape Hometown Hot Rodder into more than a talk show, and hear the team's thoughts about the balance between humility and self-belief. Our audience is growing and diversifying, and our show possesses a universal appeal. Get ready as we buckle up for an exciting ride and help us spread the word about what's yet to come on HHR Unplugged "Battle of the Bars: Spotlight on North Texas Music. In this immersive episode, get a comprehensive peek behind the curtain of preparing for the grand music event, Battle of the Bars in North Texas. From our unique marketing approach, leveraging social media and audience participation, to reward systems and prospects for winners, get all the juicy details! Hear about why certain events were cancelled and understand the absolute importance of showing up. Delve into the intricate workings of running a podcast in this candid, insightful episode. From misconceptions about lavish profits, hefty costs of quality equipment and subscriptions, and securing essential sponsorships, we lay it all bare. This episode offers a critical view of our entrepreneurial journey, setting the record straight regarding the financial upkeep of our podcast and its business model. Join us as we shed light on the common misconceptions and the hard truths about making a podcast work.
In Candid Conversation with Award-Winning Artist, Ryder Grimes
02-04-2024
In Candid Conversation with Award-Winning Artist, Ryder Grimes
Step into a captivating episode of the HHR Unplugged Podcast as we welcome a very special guest, award-winning artist and New Male Vocalist of the Year, Ryder Grimes. Relish an intriguing conversation delving deep into the world of music, the artist's multi-genre appreciation, and how he represents his humble hometown, Poetry, Texas, on a bigger canvas. Appreciate the joyous banter revolving around parody songs, on-stage challenges, and unforeseen experiences. Saliently hosting in-depth yet light-hearted conversation, this episode explores the powerful connections birthed through music, touching upon varied music genres, the universality of music, and personal experiences. Get a front-row view into Ryder's music journey, peppered with fun anecdotes, a tribute to his inspiration - the late Charlie Robison, and his experiences from being in the music business. Exclusive to this episode, ride along a live rendition of a cherished tribute song and experience the touching stories from Ryder's life on tour. In the climax of this artistically rich episode, tune into an exclusive sneak peek of Grimes' unreleased track, and join in the hilarious discussion around a potential sobriety anthem. Drench yourselves in the radiant spirit and infectious passion of this promising country music artist as he tours through the vibrant world of his craft, opening doors to an engaging blend of stories, songs, and laughter. Tune in for a richly painted portrait of Ryder Grimes' musical journey. An episode not to miss!