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  • A podcast for singer/songwriters and those who appreciate live music featuring our resident artist Jim Small. Hosted by Steve Yusko from GigDestiny.com, we dive into the "Secret Sauce" of the songwriting process and explore the music career of Jim Small. Jim, a local music legend from Long Island has over 5000 live performances under his belt as the front man for The Jim Small Band and now as part of the duo, Take 2 with Long Island singer/songwriter Mike Nugent. Jim Small has performed with his acoustic trio, Small Talk and has been a member of The Jim Small Band for over thirty years. Along with his band mates, he is the recipient of the coveted L.I.S.A. award, from the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, for outstanding contributions to Long Island's musical heritage.
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  • Jan 21 2022

    In Episode #2 we take a deep dive into the writing process, identifying the tools we songwriters need to develop our own "creative workshop" and better hone our craft.

    Jim Small is a native New York singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. With his sister Trisha Ventker, he is the author of two published books titled Heartstrings & Other Things, and has been on Amazon's bestseller list. Jim, along with his bandmates, is the recipient of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame's LISA (Long Island Sound Award) award for "outstanding contributions to Long Island's musical heritage". He has performed well over 5,000 gigs on Long Island, including original shows at the Boulton Center, My Father's Place, Studio Theater, and many other notable venues. Jim's songs are available on Soundcloud, iTunes, and Spotify. Jim Small has written over 125 songs ranging from rock, blues, reggae, acoustic, and Americana. Albums include: Jim Small & Friends-2020, Heartland -2017, This, That & the Other Thing - 2014, This is Where We Lived -2011, Jim Small Gifts -2009, Everybody -2008, Time Enough -2001

    Visit Jim's workshop and subscribe to unlock additional treasures to strengthen your songwriting craft.  https://gigdestiny.com/subscriber-registration 

    We welcome your comments and feedback.  You can call/text the Host Steve Yusko directly with your questions, comments, or feedback: 631-735-6300. Steve is the founder of GigDestiny.com, a resource to promote original music on Long Island, featuring Jim Small & Mike Nugent as "Take 2".

    As a musician hobbyist and music connoisseur, Steve appreciates original music, especially from singer/songwriters.  He brings a healthy curiosity to the Small Talking podcast, as a struggling guitarist, and poet. Having sung and played in his church "band", Steve realized the value of learning from music professionals who have been gracious enough to coach him through his musical journey. He is happily married to Debbie, and they are amazed by their daughter Faith each day.

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    Let the songwriting workshop begin! Learn to write impactful songs. As creators, we are driven by the need to be heard and work to publish our art. Jim Small will provide the tools and tips needed to write great melodies and lyrics. 

    Do you want to write emotional and powerful melodies? Learn to write incredible songs, regardless of your musical background.
    Do you wish you could write memorable lyrics that inspire your listeners? Learn how to write great lyrics that are worthy of being framed and hung up on your wall. 
    Do you sometimes have trouble finding inspiration or staying productive? Learn how to find, maintain, and regain inspiration as well as remain productive in your creative processes.
    If you want a simple guide to learning the ways to break the stifling logjam of songwriting, this show is for you! 

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    49 mins
  • Jan 8 2022

    Long Island singer/songwriter Jim Small will guide you on a musical journey through the Long Island scene; past and present, navigating the waters of this unique pandemic time. Buckle up for an interesting ride.

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    44 mins

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