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July 11, 2021

Interview with Mick Rhodes; award-winning journalist, songwriter, musician, entertainer.

Interview with Mick Rhodes; award-winning journalist, songwriter, musician, entertainer.

Mick Rhodes is an award-winning journalist, prolific songwriter, talented and popular musician.  Mick's writing and reporting  has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Reno Gazette Journal, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza..  He has likely been read or heard by nearly everyone in Claremont at some point, and is enjoyed every week in the Claremont Courier,   Mick has released seven critically-acclaimed records with Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight, as a solo artist, and with Human Therapy.   MR8’s third and fourth albums are soon to be released.  An excellent cut, “When a Man Turns to Whiskey,” is slated to be released as a single and video, and included as a bonus at the end of the podcast.  

In this exceptional interview, Mick reveals many of the fundamentals and processes that are key to his success in writing and performing/recording his own music and how the shared skillset with writing for the newspaper and more work to his advantage and discusses his search for the perfect guitar.  For anyone that has enjoyed his articles in the Claremont Courier and his music at many of the local venues, this poignant and fun interview shows why he has been a Claremont area favorite for many, many years, and provides an understanding of the artist that will help you appreciate his music and articles all the more.

Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight's music is available at mickrhodes.com, through iTunes, Amazon or streaming at Apple Music and Spotify.
Upcoming appearances are at mickrhodes.com/shows.

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