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Natalie Brown – Spirit of Christmas Time

POSTED ON December 26th  - POSTED IN Christmas, Holiday, independent music, music, R&B, videos

Natalie Brown

Spirit of Christmas Time

Natalie Brown is an amazing talent. She also does Christmas Music. Check out what she shared on her YouTube.

Natalie Brown – Spirit of Christmas Time

Merry Christmas all. You can find Natalie Brown at:

Thanks for reading and feel free to comment. Please remember to support the indie artist by buying their merchandise, seeing them live and by spreading the word about their music.

Elessar Thiessen – A Rainy Week in Paradise

POSTED ON October 12th  - POSTED IN acoustic, alternative, Blues, Blues Rock, Community, independent music, music, pop, R&B, rock

Elessar Thiessen – A Rainy Week in Paradise

A Rainy Week In Paradse

A Rainy Week In Paradise

Elessar Thiessen is a Winnipeg singer/songwriter. His “day job” is a producer. However, he is certainly not a musician who “shouldn’t give up his day job”. He has more than enough talent to give up producing and just play. According to his bio, he got his first guitar at age 8 and has played ever since. It also said that the Canadian weather kept the young musician indoors. One thing for sure, whether due to weather or just talent, his latest work shows off not only his production skills but also his talent for composing and playing.

While he does get some help from other artists on some tracks, he is basically the musician on this album. (And, naturally, the producer.) His latest work is a showcase of how many things he can do well, very well or exceptionally well. His voice is excellent. He uses it well, capitalizing on rhythm, tone, and amplitude to powerfully and emotionally deliver the song. The lyrics and their delivery add more, he knows when to simply repeat lines for emphasis, pump it out with more soul, slide it off his tongue in smooth jazzy style and,use expression and words to paint a picture in the listener’s mind’s eye.

Tommy Mora

POSTED ON September 1st  - POSTED IN Album, Blues, Blues Rock, Entertainment, independent music, music, New Media Order, news, Opinion, pop, R&B, Review

Strong and Powerful

Tommy Mora - Let it Shine

Tommy Mora – Let it Shine

Musically those two words seem to be a good summing up of this musician.   His music is strong, thick and full of energy.  While his music is not all the same, he certainly puts a lot of punch and bang into each tune.  Truly exiting stuff.

He has a very strong voice and shows it off well in Let it Shine.  The tune is what I would call a powerful blues rock tune that reminds me of the better music from The Blues Brothers movie.  It has both driving horns and guitar.  The song just moves.

He also sent us Your Love which, while still powerful, has more of an eighties Huey Lewis and The News swingy power-pop type of sound.  If you like music that is more southern rockish in sound, you are going to love the driving force of Simple Man.  I especially like the hard harmonica in the song.

I would honestly say that of the three tracks he asked us to review, I really liked each and every one of them.  You can find out more about this talented musician at:

Check out the video for Let it Shine


We became aware of this artist because of Indie Music Bus. If you are an indie musician, you may wish to check their site out.

Disclosure This may be a paid review.  John “Lumpy” Lemke is a freelance writer who accepts paid work. While Lumpy does accept paid reviews, he does not accept submissions unless he is free to express his honest opinion.  Lumpy does not write negative reviews.  If he receives submissions which he feels would justify a negative review, he simply turns down writing the reviews.  Lumpy does not solicit payment for reviews and only accepts such reviews with the conditions above and from organizations which exist to promote independent artists and labels.  Lumpy would NEVER write a review on material he would not be willing, given proper permissions, to play on his shows.  Lumpy funds Indie Nation out of his own pocket.  Any funds received from paid reviews are used to offset the cost of this site’s operation.  This site has never posted a profit and, if there ever are surplus funds, they will be used to buy material for listener give-aways.

2013.08.09 – The LumpCast

The LumpCast, Another Show of Eclectic Podsafe Music

Welcome to this week’s episode of The LumpCast. We opened with, as I almost always do, Housy Grooves by Dr. H.P. Winkler. The original net label is no more. However, you can find this awesome house tune at archive.org

This week’s episode features the music of Seer, Tvs Kyle, The Hush Now, Steve Goodie and many more. Join Lumpy as he spins swing, rock, hip hop and just about every other genre known to man.

You can get the full show notes and listen to the entire show at The LumpCast.

Sitting Down with Polina Kourakina

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Polina Kourakina

Polina Kourakina

Indie Nation Listeners, we have a very special treat for you. We managed to catch up with the lovely and talented Polina Kourakina. An artists with a very unique and awesomely pleasant style. Listen in as we discuss her music.

Also, if you are in the greater Cleveland area, be sure and check out her FREE show at The Beachland Tavern. The fun show starts at 7:30 PM, tomorrow, January 26, 2013. Lumpy will be there and hopes to see you as well.

Welcome to The Whatever and Whenever PodCast

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Welcome to the First Episode of The Whatever and Whenever PodCast

Bloc Party

Bloc Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to episode 001 of the Whatever and Whenever PodCast, actually, when we recorded this episode, we had not even thought of a name for it. Meshelly and Lumpy just knew that we wanted to add another show to the line up at Indie Nation. We wanted to do news and music… and we wanted to simply use it to hijack the stream when nothing else was scheduled. We also knew we wanted something that would be fun and safe for work. Our thought was something like a drive time show, mostly music, some fun banter and some recent news.

So on the mics we go, fired up idjc (Internet DJ Console) and off into cyberspace we blasted. And remember, you will never know when a new show may stream live and, in the end, time-shifted or live, it is hopefully great content.

2012.03.16 – The LumpCast

2012.03.16 – The LumpCast

Readers and Listeners,

A new episode of The LumpCast has been published featuring the music of; Ana Popovic, Chillerstadt, George Clinton, Polina Kourakina, Sly Stone, Thomas Reed Smith Band, Jim Truth, 60 Seconc Crush, American Heartbreak, El Debarge, Sevendust, Alice Cooper, Ana Popovic, Andy Steve and Andy, Ministry, Candye Kane, Ben Sem, and Ampliphonic. Check out 2012.03.16 – The LumpCast

2011.12.27 – More Christmas Music

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Christmas Music, One Last Show

Some material may not be considered safe for work (NSFW), children and arachnids over 3 feet tall

Cleta, Knowles217, OmniDragon and Lumpy were still up for spinning some Christmas music. This one, as well is about the music and not talk. We didn’t cover any news. We simply spun Christmas music and told you what we played. We hope you all had a great holiday season last year and hope you are starting off having a great new year. Enjoy the last in the Podcast of Christmas here at indienation.fm

Christmas Day Podcast

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What Did You Do on Christmas? We did another “Podcast of Christmas !”

Scrooge's third visitor, from Charles Dickens:...

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For Lumpy, Christmas is for the children. My family celebrates it on Christmas Eve and I spent most of my Christmas Day organizing Christmas Music. This podcast originally streamed live on Christmas Day, it is Christmas Music with only a tad bit of chat in between. Merry Christmas and enjoy: Special kudos and thanks to Cleta and Knowles217 for joining me on this holiday special. Here is a list of what we played in three and half hour show.

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