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In this episode we talk to Lee Crumpton, the owner of Home Grown Music Network. Lee has been one of the most influential people in the southeastern music scene for the last 20 years. He talks about chasing down his passion for music by becoming a DJ--both the party and radio kind--at an early age and how that led him to forming a record label and working with some of the best bands in the nation.
We also talk about what it takes for bands to expand their reach beyond just a couple of states, as well as what he sees for the future of his company.
We listen to three songs:
"Damn!" by The Motet
"The Shadow" by The College Conservatory of Music featuring Fareed Haque and the music of Garage Mahal
"Roll River" by the first band Lee ever worked with, Purple School Bus
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