Daniel Donato's Lost Highway

By Daniel Donato

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Nashville local Daniel Donato, a dying breed, has been in the music industry since the age of 14. He has toured the entire country 3 times over, and has played over 2,000 shows from Honky Tonks, VFW halls, to the Grand Ole Opry. Fueled by a hyper curiosity, Donato brings on artists, creatives, and industry entities from music and beyond to fulfill his mission to reveal the honest human element in anybody’s career and life story. Through genuine and unfabricated discussion, Donato aims to trace patterns of success that every listener can learn from and apply to their own life experience to empower and fulfill their individual potential.

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Episode 22: David Meltzer
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Aug 09, 2020
Episode #21: Albert Lee
Albert Lee is one of the premier innovators in the world of Country guitar. With more than 50 years of touring experience under his belt, his career has crossed with Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, The Everly Brothers, all the while maintaining his own artistry with 15 albums under his own name. His Music Man signature guitar is […]
Aug 07, 2020
Episode #20: Zane Carney
Zane Carney has toured with John Mayer, collaborated with Avril Lavigne, played in “Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark,” on Broadway, and is the most prolific and talented guitarist, vocalist, writer on Twitch with a fan base that is growing at tremendous rates through his 5 day weekly streaming schedule. 
Aug 02, 2020
Episode #19: Adrian Quesada
Adrian Quesada is 1/2 of The Black Pumas. They are a Grammy Nominated Psych. Soul group based out of Austin. Adrian produces the music, and plays the guitar in the group. Their debut release with ATO Records has landed them raving reviews from Pitchfork, Billboard, Rolling Stone, NPR, The Fader, and all Late Night shows […]
Jul 29, 2020
Episode #18: Scott DeCarlo
Scott DeCarlo served on the East Rutherford Police Force for over 20 years. We met years ago when he was transitioning into a career based in music in Nashville. We were fast friends because of our native NJ kinship. He was kind enough to come onto the podcast to talk about his experience, perspective, and […]
Jul 18, 2020
Episode #17: Dan Smalley
Dan Smalley is one of my favorite up and coming country artists. During quarantine, he released, through Big Machine Label Group, his EP “If I’m Being Honest.” He tells the truth, writes the truth, and sings the truth. The Alaska native who came of age in Shreveport, Louisiana, sings his confessional, soul-baring songs with deep […]
Jul 09, 2020
Episode #16: Yvette Young
Yvette Young is a musician and visual artist with 9 releases, all through her band Covet or through her solo guitar and solo piano work. Covet just released their second full length effort ‘Technicolor,’ with great appraise from their international fanbase spanning from the home state of California all of the way to Japan.
Jul 01, 2020
Episode #15: Peter Anspach (Goose)
Peter Anspach is from the emerging jam band Goose, a band we’ll all be talking about for years to come. They just released their first live effort titled ‘Alive and Well,’ to great acclaim from their ever-growing and loyal fanbase that they independently have built through a diligent touring schedule. Most of which is fully […]
Jun 19, 2020
Episode #14: Molly Tuttle
Molly Tuttle blends Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, and Indie music all into mesmerizing style. She’s collaborated with Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, and is the winner of AMA and IBMA awards, as well. Her guitar style and realized songwriting has gained her an international fanbase that allows her to sell out shows in any country […]
Jun 13, 2020
Episode #13: Ariel Posen
Ariel Posen is a Winnipeg born bonafide guitar hero. And it is because he can do much more than just craft his own timeless style on the guitar. It is because his execution of talent has crafted a community that loves his work online and on the stage on a worldwide scale.Ariel Posen is a […]
May 25, 2020
Episode #12: Sam Blakelock
Sam Blakelock is the founder of Pickup Music, the wildly successful Instagram based community. He single handedly curated a signature sound and culture that every Guitarist on the platform digs and interacts with on a daily basis. They feature artists, create viral videos, and produce instruction based content. He reaches millions of people weekly with […]
May 12, 2020
Episode #11: Bill Miller
Bill Miller owns and operates 7 businesses within Nashville that are instrumental to the development of the culture boom it has seen in the past 5 years. He has over 300 employees, and he knows nearly all of them by name. He worked closely with Johnny Cash for 35 years, hence his founding of The […]
Apr 26, 2020
Episode #10: Orville Peck
Orville Peck is your new favorite country artist. Between selling out tours and expanding the possibility of a “genre-less” landscape, and releasing a debut LP that critics and fans all love instantly, Orville and I discuss the story of how he came to find strength in being purely himself, living and creating in truth, as […]
Apr 12, 2020
Episode #9: Steve Poltz
Steve Poltz has released 13 albums, written songs that have sold 15 million copies (Jewel’s “You Were Meant For Me”) and has developed a style of performance that incorporates iPhones, folk acoustic stylings, with comedy, satire, and personal truth that are told through both song and sketch based dialogue. He performs hundreds of times annually, […]
Mar 23, 2020
Episode #8: Kenneth Pattengale
Kenneth Pattengale, of The Milk Carton Kids, is a Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist,Producer, and Engineer. Being the welcomed hosts of the Americana Music Awards annually, his duo has released 6 albums, all of which are immensely dense and fraught with concepts that paint landscapes of Western philosophy with permanently poetic imagery of relatable angles of […]
Mar 08, 2020
Episode #7: Mark Agnesi
Mark Agnesi is the Director of Brand Experience for Gibson Brands. Known for his concept of “Guitar of the Day,” YouTube series, he is a supremely large part of guitar culture. His understanding of content, creativity, imagination, and action, is one that I find to be supremely insightful to any creative or partner in an […]
Feb 12, 2020
Episode #6: Garry Tallent
Although a household name to any Rock N’ Roll enthusiast, Garry Tallent is largely a behind the scenes entity, and he likes it that way. This interview is currently the only long form audio dialogue of Tallent’s initial foray into music and love for Rock N’ Roll. The longest running member of the E Street […]
Dec 07, 2019
Episode #5: Joe Robinson
Joe Robinson is a fingerstyle guitarist, singer, writer, producer, and entrepreneur. He is also Australian and wakes up at 4am when he doesn’t tour. He won Australia’s Got Talent at age 16. He then took the money, moved to the US, started making his own music independently, found mentorship from Tommy Emmanuel, and has been […]
Nov 22, 2019
Episode #4: Brent Cobb
Brent Cobb is an artist from Georgia, down I85. A songwriter, singer, father, thinker. Sounds of low volume vintage acoustics and down home southern imagery delivered through a molasses marinated vocal that unveils itself to you as one you’ve always needed and loved but didn’t know until the moment had came. His cousin, Dave Cobb, […]
Nov 11, 2019
Episode #3: Clay Cook
Clay Cook is a renaissance man. He’s also a southern gentleman from Georgia. This explains his uncanny musical talent and admirable 11 year tenure with The Zac Brown Band. I first heard of Clay through the a searching of the credits of the Room For Squares album, John Mayer’s debut LP. A brief YouTube search […]
Oct 25, 2019
Episode #2: Tyler Bryant
Tyler Bryant is a boss in the new wave of modern rock and roll. Especially as a guitarist, having acclaim from ZZ Top, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Blackberry Smoke, and more, he is a literal machine of music. Opening shows around the world that service fiery fans of 60,000+ in size to headlining venues that […]
Oct 05, 2019
Episode #1: John Osborne
Sep 17, 2019
Podcast – Garry Tallent!
Although a household name to any Rock N’ Roll enthusiast, Garry Tallent is largely a behind the scenes entity, and he likes it that way. The longest running member of the E Street Band, since its start in 1971, Tallent has kept his love for music strong and youthful and is releasing music coming in […]
Feb 12, 2019