Episode 78 is now avail on 🍏, Stitcher, Google podcasts and Amazon!
For today’s episode we have a return guest, Mr. Derek Evry. Derek is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has gone on to front several successful rock bands in the D.C. area (1999-2006) before briefly attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA (2006) and returning to D.C. to work on his own music.
For our conversation today, we will be placing our focus on American musician @mark_mulcahy and his 2019 solo record titled The Gus. For those unfamiliar, he is the front man for the New Haven, CT based band Miracle Legion. He later formed @thebandpolaris : a house band for the mid-1990s alternative TV series The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
To quote our guest verbatim about The Gus, “Each song on this album is a double sided coin of both joy and pain. It’s the perfect record for almost every occasion. Mark, being an already very accomplished songwriter, really takes this one to a personal yet eccentric place. Do not skip this album.” Enjoy! 🙂🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌✋👉👆👉#markmulcahy#thegus#covertocoverpodcast#covertocover#covertocoverwithmt
Episode 77 is now avail on 🍏, Google, Amazon and Stitcher!
We sat down to speak with artist Craig Patrick of @giantsofdiving : a guitar-driven, synth-tinged, multi-hyphenated, indie-pop/rock with all vocals and instrumentation recorded by Patrick using a microphone, three guitars, a synthesizer, a laptop computer, a tangle of wires, and some very powerful audio recording software he barely understands. Craig is also a poet with writing published in Forth Magazine, Door is a Jar, and Algebra of Owls among other places.
Our conversation today digs deep into the beauty, rawness and authenticity of @pattygmusic ‘s debut studio from 1996 titled Living With Ghosts. Enjoy! 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🤚✌️🏠👻#pattygriffin#livingwithghosts#covertocover#covertocoverwithmt
Episode 76 is now up on 🍏, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Amazon!
Our guest today is @hopelessromanticjon : musician and front man for the appropriately named pop rock outfit @jhrmusic
We caught up with Garcia by telephone and discussed @switchfoot ‘s fourth studio record The Beautiful Letdown. There is an unmistakable passion in Garcia’s voice when talking about a band that has had one of the most profound influences on his musicianship. Enjoy! 😊
Episode 75 is now avail on 🍏, Google, Stitcher and Amazon!
Folklorist and college administrator @juliaecain & I discussed @thechicks and their seventh studio album Taking the Long Way, which was released in 2006 on Columbia Nashville. The Chicks received quite a back of backlash at this juncture of their career for their beliefs and their refusal to apologize or back down to anyone. This long-form interview with Julia is in the truest sense of the word an examination of a band who continues to put out great music, and still “not ready to make nice.” Enjoy! Link in bio 😄
Episode 74 is now avail on 🍏, Google, Stitcher and Amazon!
In today’s episode, we meet Hannah Garrison, President of @wearyourmusic .
WYM makes music memorabilia from used and donated materials in an effort to help green the music industry, connect fans to musicians and raise money for charities around the globe.
In addition to her current entrepreneurial ventures, Garrison spearheads a success-accelerating consulting practice anchored by a team of entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Via group and private session work, they offer strategy, clarity and organizational help to individuals and businesses.
Our conversation centers around @madonna – AKA the “Queen of Pop,” and the imprint her career has left on Hannah both personally and professionally. Enjoy!
Episode 73 is now avail on 🍏, Amazon, Google & Stitcher!
In today’s episode, we called up Liverpool, PA’s @joshwearsprada . Josh plays guitar in two different bands, including @illusionofsolace and Elsewhere, and owns the recording studio @nativestudiospa .
For our conversation today, we’ll be discussing a “Christian metalcore “ band that has greatly influenced Josh – @tdwpband and their studio album Plagues. Plagues was recorded at The Foundation Recording Studios, Connersville, Indiana and originally released back on August 21, 2007 on Rise Records. Enjoy! 😊🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌👆👆👆
#thedevilwearsprada #plagues #covertocoverconversations #covertocoverwithmt
Episode 72 is now avail on 🍏, Google, Stitcher and Amazon!
In this week’s episode, we spoke with @nealonmike of Queens, NY and discussed all things @oasis and their debut record “Definitely Maybe.” The smash hit “Live Forever” is still Nealon’s all-time favorite song and Definitely Maybe captures a hungry and energetic band poised and ready to take the world by storm. Enjoy! Link in bio 😊
@liamgallagher @themightyi @boneheadspage @tonymccarroll1 #guigsy
Episode 71 is now avail on 🍏, Stitcher, Google and Amazon!
In today’s episode, we sat down to chat with guitarist/songwriter Matt Berry (@cfrequency ) about @thestereorock ‘s last LP titled Rewind + Record, which was released on @fueledby back in June of 2002. Many themes and musical moves are present on this record, but at its core is the belief in one’s art and power of letting go of people or things that weigh you down.
Fun Fact: Frontman Jamie Woolford has produced the last few albums by Classified Frequency.
Enjoy! Link in bio 😀 ⏮+ ⏺ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cover-to-cover-with-matt-tarka/id1475576336
Please Note: While this was a 1 v 1 conversation, you may pick up traces of a screaming child being in the early stages of sleep training. It’s going much better now.
Episode 70 is now avail on 🍏, Amazon, Google and Stitcher! In today’s episode, we called up musician and school teacher @brittjeanval from @walloftrophies to discuss the debut album from songwriter @benkweller . That of course is Sha Sha, which was recorded back in 2002 and released at ATO Records.
This album is important to our guest as you will find out, whether it’s recalling a memorable show, Kweller’s heartfelt and at times off-beat lyrics and his commitment to just freaking ROCK! There’s something for everyone here and I will keep quiet so as to not spoil the plot. Tune in and Enjoy! Link in bio 😊 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🪥#benkweller #shasha #red #toothbrush #covertocoverwithmt #covertocoverconversations
Episode 69 is now avail on 🍏, Google podcasts, Stitcher and Amazon!
In this week’s episode, we speak with Gettysburg, PA’s Adam Grabowski. Adam is a freelance drummer/live sound engineer/drum tech/freelance studio and mic engineer/ and host of the @backseatplaylistpodcast – dedicated to breaking down what influenced musicians, producers, engineers, techs, and artists to pursue the craft.
Adam and I discussed @thrice and their seventh studio album Beggars, which was released on @vagrantrecords back in 2009. This record had a profound impact on Adam during some of life’s difficult moments, and I hope you enjoy his earnestness, wonderfully dry wit and a deep, intellectual appreciation for this band. Enjoy! Link in bio 😊 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🤟🤟🤟#thrice#beggars#covertocoverconversations#covertocoverwithmt