Music Spotlight San Diego

Hosted ByGary Lee

Lyrics, music and meaning with singers and songwriters


All Episodes

Episode 23|Christopher Dale, A Singer/Songwriter With Acoustic Soul

Christopher talks with Gary about his musical influences, his songwriting, and what it feels like to be nominated for a San Diego Music Award. He plays three original songs too.

Episode 22 | Josh Weinstein, From NY to California, With Some MTV and NPR Along The Way!

Gary talks with Josh about his move from New York to California, his association with MTV and recognition from NPR (National Public Radio). Josh performs three original songs as well.

Episode 21 | Heather Marie | From Opening For Frampton and Train To Finding Her Voice In San Diego

Heather Marie has been in several bands over the years, and once opened for Train, but her voice once she came to San Diego in 2003. Gary talks to Heather about her beginnings in the music business, writing songs, current projects, and more. She performs three original songs as...

Episode 20 | Mark Montijo | Long Break, Stronger Comeback

Mark talks with Gary about his return to music, being recognized for his songwriting, and much more. Mark is accompanied by dobro player, Lenny Bole. The two of them perform three of Mark’s original songs.

Ep 18 | Rosa’s Cantina | Inspirational Fusion, Unique Sound

Gary chats with Carissa Lynn Renner and Josh Renner, from Rosa’s Cantina, about their musical influences, songwriting, Carissa’s choice of instrument, and much more. They also perform three original songs.

Ep 17 | Charles Parisi | Co-Founder of Music Spotlight San Diego’s Sponsor, Songs For Shelter

Gary talks with Charles about how Songs For Shelter, a benefit concert for homeless youth, came about and what it and San Diego Youth Services are doing to help bring the youth homeless numbers down in San Diego.

Ep 16 | Ramona Ault | Singer-Songwriter and Local Bluegrass Band Member

Ramona talks with Gary about her beginnings as a music artist, what life’s been like during the pandemic and work with her bluegrass band, Prairie Sky. Ramona also performs three original songs.

Ep 15 | Michael Tiernan | Music Was Not His Original Higher Calling

Gary talks with Michael about how he got involved in music, who he listens to, his songwriting and so much more. And of course, Michael performs three original songs!

A Man of Many Talents – Shawn Rohlf is a Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer and Actor

Gary talks to Shawn about his musical influences, his songwriting process and past performances with Marvin Hamlisch and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. He also performs three original songs!