The Brad Weisman Show

Morgan Konopelski is... KONO NATION!

March 21, 2024 Brad Weisman, Realtor
The Brad Weisman Show
Morgan Konopelski is... KONO NATION!
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Morgan Konopalski's infectious laughter echoes through our studio as she recounts her  music career (so far).  This week on the show, we navigate the thrills and spills of her musical odyssey, starting with the heartwarming support of her family, which set the stage for her performing arts journey.  From her first audition's electrifying jitters to the robust applause of open mic nights that marked her ascent in the local music scene, Morgan's story resonates with anyone who's dared to follow their passion!

Strap in as we groove to the rhythm of Morgan's experiences, from serenading at birthday parties to sharing the spotlight with seasoned artists.  She shares her insights on the resilience necessary to thrive in the wake of the 2020 pandemic's upheaval of live entertainment and the critical role of adaptability for musicians navigating today's digital landscape. 

As we wrap up, Morgan—now known by her catchy stage name, KONO NATION—gives us a sneak peek into the world of music branding and promotion.  So, tune in, get inspired, and witness the making of a music sensation who's just as adept at crafting her image as she is at belting out a tune that hits home!  Plan to check out her band's busy performing schedule here at Kono Nation and tell her we said HI!

#kononation #bradweisman #coverband #livemusic #morgankonopelski 

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Credits - The music for my podcast was written and performed by Jeff Miller.

Speaker 2:

From real estate to real life and everything in between the Brad Wiseman show and now your host, brad Wiseman. All right, all right, we are back in the studio and, gosh, I just loved doing this show. It's so fun. We had a lot of different guests on, but we have never had this guest on. This is not a repeat. This is a first time guest and I'm super excited about announcing we have Morgan Kanapalski here in the studio. She has hello. How are you?

Speaker 1:

I'm so excited.

Speaker 2:

I'm glad you're excited. You can tell she's a performer right, you can tell. She actually is not excited, but she's acting like it.

Speaker 1:

That's what it is. I'm here, I'm ready.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

I've never done a podcast before.

Speaker 2:

Neither have I. It's my first time. Oh my God, yeah cool.

Speaker 1:

We'll get through it together.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, we'll do this together. That's right. So no, I. What's funny about how I know you is I know your father for many, many years, Pat, yeah, I mean I'm also. I mean he is guys too. He's got a great sense of humor.

Speaker 1:

He does, yes, I. I want to say I got my humor from him. I'm not that funny.

Speaker 2:

No, you're kind of a smart ass, but I can see it, yeah, but he is like the man.

Speaker 1:

Everyone loves my dad Like he's just the best.

Speaker 2:

He's fun. Yeah, he's fun.

Speaker 1:

That is the best way to describe it.

Speaker 2:

He's fun and your mom's cool too.

Speaker 1:

My mom is so cool, yes, people will go out and they'll be like well, where are your parents?

Speaker 2:

I'm like, oh, I'm not, you don't.

Speaker 1:

And they're like no, no, like where's Pat and Lisa?

Speaker 2:

I'm like okay well, I'm not the fun one. Is that what that means? I'm not the fun one?

Speaker 1:

No, oh, my goodness, they're always at a show and everyone's like no, your parents didn't come Like, why not Like they love?

Speaker 2:

And you're like, I'm here to entertain, I know, like I was, like I'm here for me to do something, but they no, they're the best. Yeah. So speaking of entertainment, I hear that's what you do.

Speaker 1:

I do. I do it a lot.

Speaker 2:

You do a lot.

Speaker 1:

Full time. It's my thing.

Speaker 2:

Cononation.

Speaker 1:

Cononation.

Speaker 2:

So tell me about Cononation Now. You've been singing since you're nine.

Speaker 1:

from what I've heard, yes, so not like I mean pretty young a long time, but not as why.

Speaker 2:

There was there a moment that you were like that's what I want to do. There was.

Speaker 1:

Awesome. Okay, so there wasn't a moment that I was like this is what I'm going to do, but there was a moment where I was like I'm really bad at everything else, so there has to be something that I'm good at like soccer gymnastics not so good at those things, all the things swimming. I was like no, no this is All right.

Speaker 2:

I would think you'd be good at swimming.

Speaker 1:

Bolly ball basketball. Didn't work, nothing, it was it was brutal, so we bailed on that and then I remember central Catholic was doing a musical, because I went to St Catherine's and then I switched over to public school, but for their music program. So audition for Joseph and the amazing technical.

Speaker 2:

Oh my God, I love that. I was in that show. It at Redding Civic Theater. I was in that show.

Speaker 1:

Like wait, I think we were in.

Speaker 2:

We had the same time, we might have been there. Yes.

Speaker 1:

Tyler Bell was the. Was the young, oh my god.

Speaker 2:

Yes, I think you're right. Okay, so, brad, we were in a show together. We were probably in a show together. Yeah, it was running some big theater. It was a great show. I love that show.

Speaker 1:

And I, and even that I was like well, I already did this one, so I'm like I'm ready yeah. But, but no, that was my first ever audition and I was like all right, I like it. I can do it, and then at 12,. So I started doing community theater. And then 12 we were doing there were auditions for the whiz.

Speaker 2:

Oh, another good show.

Speaker 1:

It was back then it was called Alpha Omega and I got. Dorothy and I remember like talking about my dad. He came to every single show. Both of my parents did.

Speaker 2:

They're very supportive, but so supportive yes.

Speaker 1:

And we can talk about that too. But they I remember after the show, my dad's like okay, I think she can sing, like this is something we should work with Yep. So how?

Speaker 2:

old were you then, was that?

Speaker 1:

I was 12?.

Speaker 2:

You were 12. Okay.

Speaker 1:

Seventh grade.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and that's when he was like, yeah, there's something here.

Speaker 1:

Okay, I think we should try and like pursue this a little more, like get her some lessons, really like hone in on it. So at that time I was like all about it. I was theater girl. I did a lot of you know, chorus choir. I did band in high school Like I just what instrument. The alto saxophone alto saxophone.

Speaker 2:

Can you still play? No, I couldn't really play it back then, so it was kind of like basketball.

Speaker 1:

It was like that yeah, I was like I'm doing it for the, for everything about it yeah, exactly yeah. But but no, it was great. So theater really took a, took a place in my life and from that I went to. I was like, okay, I want to pursue this professionally. And I went to DeSales University for theater and how'd that work out Not so, not so great.

Speaker 2:

The only reason I said that because I know where this ended.

Speaker 1:

Yes, yes, so that was a brief moment.

Speaker 2:

So you just tried it. I tried it. It was a DeSales trial period. Yes, it was.

Speaker 1:

I was dipping my feet in the water Got you. And I really did still love the theater aspect of everything and I still love, but I was, and even when I left you had to have like a meeting with your mentor and they would like hey, why are you leaving?

Speaker 1:

What are you doing? You know, et cetera. And I remember her saying, like, listen your voice, you should still pursue this. She's like, but the acting and the dancing, like go to New York take classes, workshops, you know really. So after the sales, that was the long career.

Speaker 2:

It's the long career. That's not uncommon though for a Musician, for somebody that has, because you knew what you wanted to do. You know, so to try to Mold yourself into a situation. It wasn't gonna work.

Speaker 1:

Well, and I just don't think I knew what I was getting myself into yeah like my family, we don't. I think my parents didn't even know what they were getting themselves into you know nobody's musical.

Speaker 2:

No, no, I can't sing, mom can't sing.

Speaker 1:

We don't know what I want them to say. Don't want them to, don't want to say my mom's the same way. Do not want her to sing maybe a sweet Caroline, you know, oh yeah, but that's but that song. The night takes that turn.

Speaker 2:

Not one of my favorite songs. Oh, when somebody yells that out, it's like hearing free bird. You know how many times, oh, do you do free bird.

Speaker 1:

We know a part of it. Yeah, just to get to shut somebody up, yeah and we'll be like when he, when he like, what's it like? Can I get some type of something?

Speaker 2:

here yeah, yeah.

Speaker 1:

But, um, but you know free birds like the top request, like, do you even like it?

Speaker 2:

I can't even. And it's long, right, it's long never.

Speaker 1:

We never do the full thing, or again, it's just like a little sniffing just to appease the person? Yeah, and then they'll wait, you actually know it.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and then they get happy and it's all about pleasing the crowd and then they're your customers if you look at that way.

Speaker 1:

We want them to have a good time, so it's always that. But so you?

Speaker 2:

go from to sales and then you decide, okay, I'm gonna do this. And then did you start working on just your craft of of performing?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so I am again. There were a lot of many firsts, but at the time we were again my parents like what do we do with this? So open mics were a big or a big thing around here and I started going to a few of them. Yeah and I remember Deb and Jeff rudder at chef Allen. Okay they knew I could sing and they were having a birthday party and they're like Morgan, would you perform at?

Speaker 2:

school.

Speaker 1:

And that was my first gig, my first.

Speaker 2:

Add in here and how old them you think.

Speaker 1:

I want to say I was 19, okay, I think yeah that's where it all gets cut. It's like I don't really know the years and the timing, because when you're out of school, then you're like well, how do I?

Speaker 2:

everything.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but then 2020 on is when I was like okay, I know this is yeah um, but yeah, so I I had Maybe like three weeks to kind of get it together. Wow and a show got my parent my dad called sweet water. I was like what do we need to get her?

Speaker 2:

Oh, sweet Water's the best. That's where all this stuff from. I love sweet water, holy grail right. Yes, yes for musicians.

Speaker 1:

And yeah, I did it, I swear.

Speaker 2:

I talked to your dad during these things because there was times where I would see him at the Lobster thing that he used to do and and and. Then there was times after, but he would be like he'd see me out at the different picnics or whatever and He'd be like so what do you think of this and what, what, what do he would ask for guidance because I, my parents, went through that and I went through and I was around the same age, I mean.

Speaker 1:

I was started.

Speaker 2:

I started young, very yeah, started 13 or 14 Um started singing out when I was 15.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and you don't know, Like, what to do you don't know. I feel like it's uh sorry.

Speaker 2:

Um, I'm getting tangled here, you know but my question's gonna, it's gonna all wrapped up Italian hands, I'm like um, but no, you just don't know what to do, and so we started doing.

Speaker 1:

You know the solo shows in around town. And then, um, um, eric koala of the uptown band I know he was looking for a sub and my dad same thing kind of took part in that new him and was like, hey, my daughter, do you want to see where things go? So after that I was hired full time, I was with Eric and I learned so much.

Speaker 2:

Oh, yeah, he's, he's, he's a master. Yeah, yeah, I'm related to him actually. Yeah, he's uh, second cousin, second or third cousin, second cousin, okay, yeah, yeah, absolutely yeah, we're. They didn't yep, we're cousins, oh my gosh Distance.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, oh, absolutely I see. Yeah, yeah, I see him.

Speaker 2:

From time to time we don't see him that much, but yeah, he's very. He is very good at the systems that it takes, he's good at the bookings, he's good at all that stuff and he's, he's he's done a great job, yeah.

Speaker 1:

I learned so much from him about the wedding scene the private party is how to entertain people you know, and even the music we played. I learned a lot of that classic stuff that people you know because I was 1920 at the time. So you're looking at it like, okay, 20 year old singing, I will survive or something You're like. Okay but I learned to really love that.

Speaker 2:

So it taught me a lot. What gives you passion for that type of music?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and then after that, I joined Joe Bachman. Yeah, another, you know.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, is that another like a bigger band type thing?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so Joe Bachman in the party. He um because again the cover scene. We didn't like Tony Mancuso, he was in Burnsiana.

Speaker 2:

Okay, oh, yeah, yeah, I knew.

Speaker 1:

Burnsiana absolutely. And, uh, my dad very close to him as well.

Speaker 2:

Wasn't Jeff Eberton at Burnsiana? Yeah, I think at one point, at one point.

Speaker 1:

Um, but yeah, Tony was like no, this is a thing, you can make money. Oh, absolutely Perform for people Like it's a, it's a.

Speaker 2:

It's a business. It's a business, it is actually a business.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so I was like all right cool. Um so I joined another band, party band, and then after and I had really cool experiences with that.

Speaker 2:

And now you're doing your own thing.

Speaker 1:

And now, finally, I um. After a year with Joe in 2019, I took over the band.

Speaker 2:

Okay.

Speaker 1:

And then our like coming out year in season was 2020.

Speaker 2:

Oh great, what a great time to go public. What a time Everybody loved being near each other. It was great you could sing through a mask.

Speaker 1:

Cars were going crazy with their, you know, high tops and and soles.

Speaker 2:

Oh my God, remember how we have distance. You could sit in this table, but you can't sit in this table. Oh, or, if you're sitting, you can take the mask off. If you stand up, you're going to COVID.

Speaker 1:

You're done.

Speaker 2:

You're done, and you felt almost so bad for the people for people watching you because you're like the entertainment business really hurt from that.

Speaker 1:

Oh, a hundred percent.

Speaker 2:

That was terrible.

Speaker 1:

It was like what do you?

Speaker 2:

what do you do? How do you?

Speaker 1:

how do you do that? You know and coming out and being like, oh hey, like I have a band now, please hire me, let me.

Speaker 2:

So did you do a gig before the March thing that?

Speaker 1:

happened. Yes, so actually. So it's secrets oh my gosh, you're talking about secrets a little bit.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's never busy there. That is, that's what you call a super spreader atmosphere.

Speaker 1:

It's, it's crazy, and I love it there. It's the best. It's one of my definitely favorite.

Speaker 2:

It's one of my favorite places to do it. Yes, how do you?

Speaker 1:

how do you it's? I mean, if you've never been to Jamaica USA.

Speaker 2:

I mean, come on, this is a commercial Jamaica USA, that's the place to go. Yes, Exactly.

Speaker 1:

So the whole day baby drinking and tonight's it's the best, yeah, um. But no, I love it there and you have to. You know, you have to kind of audition there, but you, you just go and you do a set, yeah, um, so they can see you, which honestly makes sense. Sure, because you know big music. Yeah absolutely. And um. Our audition was like the weekend before everything.

Speaker 2:

Oh my gosh.

Speaker 1:

So I was honestly so thankful, cause I'm like, well, great secret solace.

Speaker 2:

But then I'm like oh my God, the world is shutting down. It's shutting down, yeah.

Speaker 1:

So at that moment you're kind of like, well, it doesn't really matter at that point, but now our, our audition was right before everything closed down.

Speaker 2:

Amazing.

Speaker 1:

And um when did?

Speaker 2:

you start up again. Do you remember when you started up again? Was it yes?

Speaker 1:

And it's 2020, 2021. I mean it was actually the summer of 2020, because Dewey Beach You're not going to keep that place shut down? Yeah, I mean the people won't let you yeah.

Speaker 2:

And they drink so much. No virus can live there. It's. There's no way a virus is living in Dewey, do I just said? I just called it what I call it. Yeah, dewey Beach instead of Dewey Beach. That's what we used to call it.

Speaker 1:

Hey, I you know um, if you've never been to Dewey Beach, go it is a hidden, absolutely. Like small town, but it's the best it is. It's great vibe and um, I grew up going there, so it's very close to my heart.

Speaker 2:

Very near and dear yeah and um they.

Speaker 1:

They did everything in their power to keep musicians working.

Speaker 2:

Good for them. They keep open.

Speaker 1:

Good for them, and you know, cork jams looked a little different.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

I remember my first cork jam was again high tops.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

People are sitting and they're like what is this Meanwhile, I'm just excited to play there.

Speaker 2:

Because I've never been there before.

Speaker 1:

So I'm like oh my gosh. And I remember the one band they were like I'm so sorry. I was like why are you sorry?

Speaker 2:

Like.

Speaker 1:

I don't like this is great, like I'm performing, I'm working, you know, and they just said it was very different. And then, lo and behold, after the pandemic was over.

Speaker 2:

Things were back to normal. Now you're busy.

Speaker 1:

I did a first cork jam and I was like holy.

Speaker 2:

I saw pictures. I think of that. Yeah, that looks crazy.

Speaker 1:

It's crazy. It's one of the I have to.

Speaker 2:

honestly, I have to the cork jam is at the place called Bottle and Cork right. Bottle and Cork yes, and it's a big, and that's a big con, like a concert, little concert venue.

Speaker 1:

National acts will come in. Yeah, national acts come in there, and everything, yeah, and it's so cool, so you're a national.

Speaker 2:

You played in Key West, you played in California before, or something like that right.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, we do a lot of traveling. Yeah, we're shipping up to Boston. We do that at least twice a year. Two bars there just again really great spot. I hate that they're so far, but you know Boston it makes it worth. Have you been there?

Speaker 2:

I've never been to Boston and as a musician I've heard it's like a great place to go.

Speaker 1:

It really it's great Like minus the drive.

Speaker 2:

It's yeah, otherwise it's a great city.

Speaker 1:

But it really is a lot of fun.

Speaker 2:

So yeah, it's a lot of traveling. What about original music, you know, is that I know there was a song out, was it a couple of years ago? Yes it was.

Speaker 1:

Right.

Speaker 2:

What was it called?

Speaker 1:

Someone knew.

Speaker 2:

Yes, yes, yes, good song. I remember listening to it several times. I remember also it was on the radio it was. Was it on X Serious, xm or something or one of those things, because I remember it coming on.

Speaker 1:

We did kind of like a release of it radio and I have a video of me like sitting in my car listening.

Speaker 2:

Yes, and I saw that too.

Speaker 1:

So it was really cool. How?

Speaker 2:

does that feel?

Speaker 1:

It was such a surreal moment because you do the cover band, you perform and I would say my favorite part of what I do is the performing aspect. Absolutely absolutely, which you can relate to Absolutely. You know it's great.

Speaker 2:

Studio's fine, but performing it's where it's at. You have energy in front of people.

Speaker 1:

It's crazy, so the fact that I was trying to see what's next what else? Is there. The original music thing kind of came into play and a very talented musician, writer, producer, JJ Rupp, who he was in the music scene as well.

Speaker 2:

Okay.

Speaker 1:

Very again. Jj Rupp, go check him out. Do we beat?

Speaker 2:

Little plug, little plug.

Speaker 1:

But no, he's great, and we just thought we're like, hey, let's work together, let's do a song. And we did and I love it. It's been a minute, but we do actually have another song coming out. Yes.

Speaker 2:

I'm very excited about it. Wow, that's awesome and that'll be out in 2024?.

Speaker 1:

Yes, I'm hoping it's out, or by the time this airs it should be off by then.

Speaker 2:

Yes, awesome perfect.

Speaker 1:

Yes, I'm really excited, that's really cool.

Speaker 2:

You'll have to get that to us right away so we can share and get that out there. I love listening to new music. So let's, you were talking about a little bit about the support from your parents. You know you, probably it reminds me of my parents when I was going through the music scene. They were so supportive and to this day still, they still come to see me sing at their Airdy House every time I sing there and it helps and it's something that obviously you probably couldn't do without.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it's the best, they're the best.

Speaker 2:

Did they still follow you? Did they still?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, we're, you know, new Year's Eve there with me. This Saturday we're in AC and they're like all right, what's the plan?

Speaker 2:

I'm coming with and I'm like, yeah, like, please call.

Speaker 1:

You know, but they're great I saw you in Atlantic City.

Speaker 2:

You were at the the what's it called Hard Rock Hard Rock. But I was right at that bar when you first come in the Lobby Bar, which I love, the Lobby Bar she didn't recognize me, Hugo. I waved and then I cried and then I went to bed because she didn't know who I was. I was like, ah, this is just terrible. I'm just terrible. I should have her on a podcast. As she remembers, me.

Speaker 2:

Oh my gosh, yeah, I would when you're on stage like that, you're like I know I just I felt so bad because I put it to get cause I'm singing. I've been there, I understand.

Speaker 1:

Who knows what I'm singing at the time, right, but I'm like You're very good though, by the way.

Speaker 2:

I didn't even say that. Yet, hugo, she has a very good voice, thank you, you have a really good voice. I was listening to you I don't know if it's last night or this morning when I was kind of preparing for this and I was just listening to some of your songs and some of your demos and things like that, and, yeah, you have a very good voice, very nice voice, very versatile too. You can do a lot of different things.

Speaker 1:

I tried to. And again with the passive, Eric, and then Joe Bachman and even my original stuff. You know, I like being versatile If we're singing, man, I feel like a woman, or if we're singing it took me all night long you know it's people want to hear a little bit of everything, and that's what we try to do, so thank you.

Speaker 2:

So let's go back to the originals again real quick, cause that, to me, is it's really important, because obviously, if you want to, if you want to, you can do the cover stuff the rest of your life. You can make a good living. It's a lot of fun, you know it's not, there's nothing wrong with that. But you know, the original songs obviously is something that's obviously near and dear to your heart, because it's like it's like it's like it's your child, it's your baby. So how is that? Is that what you want to really pursue? You want to keep writing and doing that.

Speaker 1:

I do, I definitely do, I. You know you get to a point where the band can all. There's always improvement, there's always growth there and for that we want to get into more like the clubs. That's that's working. We definitely want to get into more private events weddings we've done weddings and I really like those as well. So I think as I get older, I'm getting a little more like okay, I would like to do more of these get into it Because it has a little like you see abroad or you see the first day, like you know, it's a different experience.

Speaker 1:

It's a different experience. So along with that, the original music again. It's just different, it's a lot more work a lot more time. It's you have to really, and especially this day and age with social media. It's it's like easier, but it's almost not because it's-.

Speaker 2:

Well, scotty and I were talking about that. You did. You heard that podcast. We talked about that where you know, is it easier or is it harder? You know what I mean. Like you can get yourself out there easier because you're not spending a ton of money to get it out there, but then again you have a lot more competition.

Speaker 1:

So many people.

Speaker 2:

That's doing the same thing you're doing. Yeah, so it's tough. I mean it's not an easy business to get into it really is not I don't care what you. You know it's really not easy, but you know, I think you should just keep trying, do it. You know, whatever you can do, do your thing, man, because that's for that would be nice if you could do that, you know.

Speaker 1:

If you can do both at the same time. And again, it's you know, talking to other people who have done it in the past, you know they say like you have to do it for you or it's not gonna work, you know it has to come from a special place or something relatable, because if not, then you're just gonna be, it's just not gonna work.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, you gotta write for purpose.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and you have to really be. It is your baby.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's your baby. You're like I care about this, I wanna pursue it, I wanna push it so. Very, very cool. So where do you see yourself in five years?

Speaker 1:

Oh my gosh, I get this question a lot and I still feel like I need to work on the answer. Well then, how about?

Speaker 2:

four and a half years, is that better?

Speaker 1:

so that way you can say you can get it Okay, a little bit. Four and a half years, a lot easier, very high fee.

Speaker 2:

That takes us six months.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I still want music to be in my life, in whatever capacity that is, whether it's a full-time wedding band or still doing the cover scene or definitely original music. I think that looking long-term for me is so hard because of family, children. There's so many things, so many different paths that it can take and I still feel like I got a lot of life left in me to pursue the originals and music.

Speaker 2:

Oh, absolutely, yeah, there's plenty of time.

Speaker 1:

So that's what they tell me.

Speaker 2:

Actually you do, because there's people that I mean look at Chris Stapleton, look at some of the people that are now coming out. I mean, if you write good songs, it doesn't matter how old you are. If you write good songs and also if you're in a cover band, it doesn't matter how old you are. I mean there's people that are I mean, look at old man, scotty Mann. I mean he's still doing it. He's gonna love that, right, he's gonna kill it. Scotty, I did not say that. Actually it was Morgan that said that earlier and then I just repeated it is what it was. No, but I think you have plenty of time. It's just like I said. It's about writing what's in your soul and doing that, and that's what's gonna make the difference.

Speaker 1:

Well, it does take time, but I definitely regret not putting more. Like you said, it's been a minute and it really has. So, from someone new to now, I look back and I'm like what was I doing? Like why wasn't I putting more effort into it? Or why wasn't I writing more or trying to? It takes. How many songs do you have to write till you get a good one?

Speaker 2:

I'm sure a bunch where everyone would be doing it, or it could be. You just write one and it's amazing.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you never know.

Speaker 2:

It's like anything, it's you don't know, and it's kind of has to come through you and it will be what it's gonna be.

Speaker 1:

So I hope for that I hope for whatever it is, it's good stuff and I have a good time.

Speaker 2:

Well, that's good. So where are you playing? Let me just put it this way what was your most favorite gig?

Speaker 1:

Oh, I do get this question and I love it. My God can.

Speaker 2:

I not answer no, no, no. What do you like with your pizza? What do you like on your?

Speaker 1:

pizza, never from a hog like Brad Wyzenau. So this is what makes it extra special. Well, also, I feel like I have so many different answers for what time like where I was at in my life.

Speaker 2:

Well, you don't wanna piss anybody off too?

Speaker 1:

Cause they'll be like.

Speaker 2:

I thought my gig was the favorite.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, like, don't ask me what my favorite venue is. Yeah, oh, geez, yeah. See, that's what I'm gonna ask next. I will plead the favor. I can't, no, no.

Speaker 2:

So favorite gig, like just everything was just going and that doesn't mean anything. It could be what was going on in your world.

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah.

Speaker 2:

Because I you know, as a performer, you can't bring your A-game every single night. There's times where you're sick, there's times where you're pissed off at something and not that you're gonna be grumpy on stage but there's nights and I just remember this that it just clicks and you're like this is what I love.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, well, there are definitely venues that have that. So, like talking venues aside, but a really cool experience and gig that we got to do was when I was with Joe Bachman in the party and we went to. We were doing like Bristol Tennessee.

Speaker 2:

Ooh, just fun state.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it was crazy, but the whole experience of it was just crazy. Like you got a little like a trailer and you were singing on a stage and it was for everyone who was at the. Like Bristol, Tennessee. Like NASCAR race.

Speaker 2:

Oh my God, yeah, bristol, yeah, that's a big one, that's a big one. It was many moons ago, so yeah, but it was NASCAR.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so we sang at that. And it was crazy, like I was just like, oh my God, I've never seen so many people in my life and you felt, you just felt like a superstar, like it was such a cool thing.

Speaker 2:

That's cool.

Speaker 1:

That I was like wow, I'm probably never gonna do this again, so I'll take it all in.

Speaker 2:

But that's awesome, that's really cool. So what do you like to do when you're time off? I know it's another question everybody else asks.

Speaker 1:

You know what? People don't ask me this.

Speaker 2:

See, look, I found one, found one, found one.

Speaker 1:

They don't ask me this because they're like do you have another? Like, do you have a life?

Speaker 2:

And I'm like not really.

Speaker 1:

But no friends, family, boyfriend, I just take whatever time I have off to you like to go somewhere warm?

Speaker 2:

I?

Speaker 1:

want Florida.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I figure I'm a big Florida, I can tell. Yeah, I was just like I'm gonna go back Key West. I love Key West.

Speaker 1:

Key West. I'm dying to go to Mexico.

Speaker 2:

Oh, mexico's great, Like I'm, like I'm on a beach somewhere, yep, yep, anywhere. Warm blue water, palm trees, those are all just good things, right?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you're never sad. You're never sad with a pina colada or a margarita, like you just never are.

Speaker 2:

Well, you're gonna have to let us know when this new song comes out, and then you're gonna let us share it on all the socials and things like that. And wow, what a great, great conversation. We talked for 25 minutes, believe it or not.

Speaker 1:

I have a lot to say.

Speaker 2:

Hugo, you didn't have any of the questions I hope, no, no, just inspire mesmerize.

Speaker 1:

Mesmerize, she's got a lot of energy, A lot of energy.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's good, that's good, awesome. Thanks for being here. Thank you so much for having me and you're very welcome. Thank you All. Right, there you have it. Morgan Kanapalski, you know. And then I can understand now why they went to Conno Nation, because the name Kanapalski is a little difficult to say.

Speaker 1:

It's too much. Yeah, a little bit, it doesn't fit. My dad always said he's like your name has to be in it, but it's gotta be small, it's gotta be too long, we gotta try that.

Speaker 2:

There you go. All right, come see us every Thursday 7 pm on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and everywhere else. All right, that's about it, See ya.

Speaker 1:

Thank you.

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