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April 11, 2022

Episode 109: A Conversation with Mike Hartsfield of Freewill/New Age Records/Outspoken

Episode 109: A Conversation with Mike Hartsfield of Freewill/New Age Records/Outspoken

In our 109th episode, we’re joined by Mike Hartsfield - Founder/Owner of New Age Records, Bassist of Freewill, Guitarist of Outspoken, and many other bands. We dive into Mike’s come up with music in the 80s, the formation of Freewill and the legend surrounding their debut album, how New Age Records gets started, some epic show stories from the 80s and 90s, and the full circle moment of Freewill still putting out music and playing shows in 2022. Come for the music nerdery and Cali scene stories, stick around to hear about the time Mike bought his own band’s test press for $20 at a local record shop in the late 90s.

Opening transition music: Freewill - “The Show”

Fade out music - Freewill - “Letting Go”

Both songs can be found on Freewill’s album “All This Time.”

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Check out Mike’s projects at:

Freewill: @freewillsocal (Instagram)

Freewill Bandcamp: www.freewillsocal.bandcamp.com

New Age Records: @newagerecords (Instagram and Twitter)

New Age Records Website: www.newagerecords.net

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