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Ride The Vibe is a pre-recorded live podcast produced, out of the beautiful “living room” style setting of the DRS Atlanta, located in Roswell, GA. The show is hosted by Michael Litten, “The Last DJ” and Wahid Gomes, Executive Producer/owner of the studio. Theme music provided by Peter Perkins

Episodes

Join Michael Litten "The Last DJ" for an in-depth discussion.
Featuring songs from "Cry Out to the Night."

Sponsored by Deep Roots Wine Market & Tasting Rooms
Theme music provided by Peter Perkins

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Bio:

I began singing from the age of four years old, but proceeded to pursue athletics instead. I played softball during elementary school and then took up cheerleading in middle school. Cheerleading continued through my freshman year in high school, where I was a member of both the Junior Varsity football cheerleading squad and the Varsity competition squad.

Becoming extremely disenchanted with the affair, I decided to try out for the volleyball team. I was a member of the Varsity team during my sophomore, junior, and senior year. Over the three years, I received honorable mention (sophomore), first team all-county (junior, senior), team MVP (junior, senior), player of the year (senior), and was a member of the Georgia All-Star volleyball team (senior).

While in between high school seasons, I participated in the Junior Olympic Volleyball program. My senior year ended with me receiving a volleyball scholarship to Valdosta State University. I started as a defense specialist as a freshman. After the 2001 season, I moved back to Atlanta and worked.

In July of 2002, I decided to pick up the guitar. In August, I went to Georgia Southern University and played volleyball there for two years. Getting nowhere with my music, I decided to move back to Atlanta and try to do something. Once I got back, I started playing at local open mic venues and began to receive offers for shows. In 2005, I played my first solo show and have been playing frequently since then.

Over the years, I have written several songs and in November of 2005, I decided to professionally record a few of them. After almost a year, the project was finally completed.

Currently, I play around town 3-4 nights a week. The shows consist of either, solo, duo, or band gigs. A new project is in the works so new music will be available soon!

http://www.kristintinsley.com

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Join Michael Litten "The Last DJ" for an in-depth discussion.
Featuring a variety of songs.

Sponsored by The Wine Store 
Theme music provided by Peter Perkins

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MosesMo is the original guitarist and founding member of the legendary funk rock group Mother’s Finest. MosesMo has been a part of a group for 40 years and the band of brothers and sisters have been very good to him. He has always been a songwriter, musician, and performer since he was 14 years old. MosesMo invested most of his entire life in a group and now, he’s looking to build a brand of his own with the songs written, recorded and produced by him, using his skills as an engineer and producer with those of the very talented Jeff Tomei. He has always been a part of the process, NOW . . . the decisions and direction lies with him. MosesMo has a vocal range of his own, with ideas to develop and determined to discover more of what he can do.

 

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https://mosesmo.com

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Join Michael Litten "The Last DJ" for an in-depth discussion.
Featuring a variety of songs.

Sponsored by From The Earth Brewing
Theme music provided by
Peter Perkins

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Jamie Williams and the Roots Collective exist on an imaginary tightrope
stretching between The Rolling Stones and The Eagles.

 

Settled into the current super-tight lineup after many years and hundreds of shows the band is on fire right now, bringing their own style of Country Blues, Rock & Americana. Playing festivals, theatres, clubs & pubs including a couple of recent rapturous nights at London's legendary 100 Club their ethos is always to have fun and make sure the crowd does too. This is not a band that stands onstage staring at their (red) shoes. They’ve shared line-ups with likes of Bellowhead, Wilko Johnson, The Darkness, The Pretty Things, Jefferson Starship, Eric Burdon, Carl Palmer, The Blues Band, Stray, David Knopfler, The Quireboys, Dr Feelgood, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, The Yardbirds, Eddi Reeder & the Animals to name but a few.

 

www.jwroots.co.uk

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Join Michael Litten "The Last DJ" for an in-depth discussion.
Featuring songs from "Brushfire."

Sponsored by Variant Brewing
Theme music provided by Peter Perkins

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Ryan is a vocalist reminiscent of the Sinatra, big band era. But with a fresh
sound that stands out, especially among today's music. A "crooner" in every sense that truly captures the style and delivery from history's finest singers of the Great America Jazz Songbook!

https://www.facebook.com/RyanDavisBand/

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Join Michael Litten "The Last DJ" for an in-depth discussion and a LIVE studio performance.
Featuring songs from "Watch It Burn."

Sponsored by Tap & Six 
Theme music provided by Peter Perkins

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In February 2017, Monday Night Social emerged as a full five-piece band and into the Chattanooga music scene with their win in that year’s Road to Nightfall competition, however their musical roots as a group extend back a couple of years before that moment. Brock and Janet McGarity, along with Christian Mann, comprise the founding members of the band dating back to early 2015. Initially they performed as a more intimate, indie-folk group focusing on 3-part harmonies with Janet also handling percussion duties while Brock and Christian played acoustic guitar and mandolin respectively. Their songs in those early days were tunes they had written before meeting each other which they worked into 3-part, folksy arrangements and turned into a self-produced EP. In 2016 they began writing songs together which led to a refining of their sound and direction. By this point the 3-part harmonies had become central to their identity, but the real transition came in the form of instrumentation. The acoustic guitar and mandolin were still integral pieces, but the electric guitar began to carry more of the load which required a shift in how the rhythm operated in each song. Janet’s musical versatility found her now holding down acoustic on many of the newer songs as well as light, hand percussion while Josh English and JG Oliver joined the lineup on bass and drums respectively.

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 http://mondaynightsocial.com

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Join Michael Litten "The Last DJ" for an in-depth discussion.
Featuring songs from "Legacy."

Sponsored by The Wine Store

Theme music provided by Peter Perkins

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Zakiya Hooker is quite familiar with the blues. You could even say she had a front-row
seat to view the best the genre had to offer, right in her own living room. Her dad was
the renowned blues giant John Lee Hooker. To be the daughter of a Living Legend is a
major obstacle. To choose to follow in his footsteps is a major undertaking. But rather
than relying on her father, Zakiya has pursued life -- and music -- on her own terms,
overcoming personal tragedy and skepticism along the way. But you know what they
say, “the fruit never falls too far from the tree”. This certainly rings true with Zakiya.

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https://www.zakiyahooker.com

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Join Michael Litten "The Last DJ" for an in-depth discussion and a LIVE studio performance.
Featuring songs from "Witness Tree."

Sponsored by Etowah Meadery

Theme music provided by Peter Perkins

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 Papa Jack Couch is a singer/songwriter of insight and wit. He performs originals forged over long years of two-lane blacktops and smoke-rise sundowns, with direct influences reaching back to Gram Parsons and Johnny Cash. Emerging with relevance and thump, he brings fresh perspective to the age-old themes; life of the soul, pain of the heart. His material resonates especially with those still trying to grow into full-fledged adulthood. With a voice of Tupelo honey over burnt sourdough, and a rhythm playing style -- on a battered ‘59 hockshop Martin -- just good enough to forestall eviction, his performances are always saved by inventive, insightful writing and an amazing range of observation. After spending his formative years all over Georgia, Florida and Alabama, and having survived two separate invasions of Nashville, most of his life has played out in Southeast Georgia’s endless pines and mysterious swamplands. He now lives in Meriwether County and loves nothing more than coming into town and playing hard won, hand carved music.

papajackmusic.com

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Join Michael Litten "The Last DJ" for an in-depth discussion with
Ian Michael Bruh & Emily Selleck featuring songs from Bumpin’ the Mango.

Sponsored by Kale Me Crazy

Theme music provided by Peter Perkins

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Formed in 2012, Bumpin’ The Mango has become Atlanta’s top funk & soul band. Ten of the southeast’s finest musicians make up this musical brotherhood. Wielding a fiery five piece horn section, a rock solid rhythm section, and an incredible lead vocalist. Their music and presence radiates an energy from the stage that lifts the audience out of their seats and pulls them to the dance floor. Influenced by bands such as Tower Of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, and The Ohio Players, Bumpin’ The Mango’s original music is a melting pot of funk, soul, and R&B.

www.bumpinthemango.com/

Backroad to Brooklyn is a duo composed of two “blue-eyed soul” singers, Emily Selleck and Ian Michael Bruh. The name is a nod to the singers’ backgrounds—Ian grew up in Coney Island Brooklyn, and Emily was raised in rural North Florida. Despite these vastly different upbringings, they share a love for music that knows no bounds. Outside of B2B, Ian performs regularly with his 10-piece Funk & Soul band, Bumpin’ the Mango, and Emily sings with The Atlanta Showstoppers.

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Join Michael Litten "The Last DJ" for an in-depth discussion.
Featuring songs from "It's Heaven I Surmise."

Sponsored by Deep Roots wine www.deeprootswine.com

Theme music provided by Peter Perkins

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Bobby Torres Bio
From New York City, to Woodstock with Joe Cocker, through ten years of touring with Tom Jones, to forming his own Latin jazz group in Portland, Bobby Torres has been on the music scene for over 40 years.

Besides performing as a percussionist, Bobby is a record producer, songwriter, percussion instructor, session musician and band leader.
On April 30, 2016, Bobby was given the Jazz Journalist’s Association Jazz Hero Award. This award is given to advocates, altruists, activists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. On September 11, 2015, Bobby performed with the Tadeschi Trucks band to a crowd of over 25,000 people at the Lockin’ Festival in Virginia. This concert was a tribute to Joe Cocker and featured many of the original members of Mad Dogs & Englishmen. See the full Tribute to Joe Cocker at this link. On August 24, 2009, Time Magazine published “Woodstock, How Does it Sound 40 Years Later?” an article which included a photo of Bobby in performance on stage with Joe Cocker at Woodstock along with the Mad Dogs & Englishmen. On May 4th of 2009, Bobby performed for Archbishop Desmond Tutu before his adoring crowd of over 4,800 people. And, later that same year, Bobby was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. The formal ceremony, which included fellow inductees Terry Robb, Dan Balmer and others, was October 17, 2009 at the Roseland Theater.

A versatile musician, Bobby was nominated for “Outstanding Percussionist” – a Muddy Waters Award – as a result of his work performing with Le Bon, Craig Caruthers, The Dan Reed Network, Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones and Linda Hornbuckle – all local R&B and Blues Musicians who developed national and international reputations of their own.
Visit the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

bobbytorres.com

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Join Michael Litten "The Last DJ" for an in-depth discussion and a LIVE studio performance.
Featuring songs from "Begin Again."

Sponsored by Drinkmate

Theme music provided by Peter Perkins

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"The duo were warm, playful, serious, humble, and dad-burn entertaining" - Rusty Taylor, The Jazzonian

Over the past decade, guitarist Trey Wright and vocalist Laura Coyle have established themselves as first-call musicians on the the Atlanta jazz scene. They joined forces in 2017 to form the Laura Coyle and Trey Wright Duo. United by their love of classic jazz pairings including Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald and Tuck and Patti, the duo performs a unique repertoire of jazz standards, Brazilian music and contemporary songs by their favorite songwriters. On any given night, the duo plays an entertaining and eclectic mix of music by Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hoagy Carmichael, Dolly Parton and JoniMitchell.

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www.lauratreyduo.com

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