All Things Vocal Blog & Podcast by Judy Rodman: December 2021

Training & insights for stage and studio singers, speakers, vocal coaches and producers from professional vocal coach and author of "Power, Path & Performance" vocal training method. Download All Things Vocal podcast on your fav app!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Interview With Wendy Parr - Artist Development Maverick

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Wendy Parr is one of the most well-respected and successful artist development coaches out there. It was so good to get to know her thinking and her approach to helping creative people succeed not only artistically and financially but also personally. She joined me from LA and I think you'll enjoy getting some inside tips she very generously shares in this winding conversation.

Our talking points include:

  • Wendy shares how her journey and experience led to her work with artists.
  • I ask her about her website phrases 'there's nothing to be self-conscious about when you're being genuine' and 'success comes when you're in over your head. Dive Deep.'
  • She tells us about her 'Artist's Circle', and the incredible successes that have come from those villages she builds. We also discuss her other programs for artists, including 'The Ride'.
  • We talk about Creatives in general - characteristics, needs.
  • We discuss the responsibilities of influencers.
  • We talk about the importance of having the right team, for both support and accountability.

More about Wendy Parr:

Wendy Parr is an award-winning songwriter, vocal coach, vocal producer, speaker, educator, and much more. Her 20+ very busy years in the music industry have given her the skills and influence to be hailed by many as ‘the artist’s secret weapon’.

She is known for fostering a culture of confidence and creativity within individuals and collective environments. As a holistic artist coach, Wendy is a skilled guide who helps people navigate an industry that's constantly changing. Artists’ under her guidance learn to operate from a healthy sense of self with integrity and authenticity. Creatives that Wendy has worked with include Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, Melanie Martinez, Lynn Gunn of PVRIS, Marc E. Bassy, and many more. In 2014 Wendy founded The Artist's Circle; which is an open and interactive event designed to help creators dig in and bring out their innate creativity.
Let us know what you think of this episode, and as always, please let me know if you have questions or suggestions for this podcast. 

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Interview with Songwriting Legend Dave Loggins

A very special interview

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Dave Loggins is a rather reclusive genius. I've kept in touch with my friend through the years, but have always respected his privacy, so I can't tell you how thrilled I was that he wanted to chat with me about songwriting for my podcast! 

It would take far too much space to list the artists who’ve cut Dave Loggins songs. Known as the bridge buster by fellow writers, he’s mostly referred to by Nashville’s music row as just ‘Loggins’. Some of my fondest career highs have been singing background vocals on his demos through the years. Many of those songs were cut by other major artists and became huge chart-toppers, but I’ll tell you a secret: If you hear Loggins sing the demo he produced, you really don’t want to hear any other version, no matter how big a hit it was. 

CMA songwriter of the year, inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame,  #1 smash hit artist himself, CMA Duo Award winner with Anne Murray, nominated multiple times for Grammy Awards and acknowledged by John Lennon - those are some of the career accolades he’s received. But the story of his life is woven through with threads of musical, lyrical and vocal influence on others, including yours truly. So grab a warm cup of your favorite,  sit back and relax as you listen to these amazing stories.
  • Find Dave Loggins songs on iTunes, Spotify and everywhere else you listen to and purchase music. 
  • His son Kyle built a website for him here:
  • Here's a partial list of people who've cut his songs:
And here are full versions of some of the songs mentioned in the interview. If you love something, do go buy it!

Got A Good Fire Goin

Pieces of April

Please Come To Boston

She and I

Maggie's Dream

40 Hour Week

The Masters Theme 'Augusta' (with Dave's vocal)

She Is His Only Need

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