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Category: Entertainment Musicians

Todd Barrow ~ Sharing Music One Note At A Time

Todd Barrow ~ Sharing Music One Note At A Time

Todd Barrow’s passion is music and he wants to share it one note at a time.  He enjoys writing, producing, recording and releasing music for airplay. 

Barrow’s Music Background

Barrow began his music interest at a young age. The interest in music started with his mother encouraging and influencing him. The first instrument is learning the piano. His mother’s encouragement is important today. Encouragement leads him to love all aspects of music.

Born and raised in Texas the country music seems to be a natural. Barrow took an adventure around music genre before becoming a country music performer. He states, “I began in my younger years doing gospel then it was pop. I landed on country music because it paints the best picture I feel in music.” When listening to Barrow’s music you hear a blend of different genres with a center country music.

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Barrow’s Influences

Favorite musicians, who are true writers and performers. Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, and Ronnie Milsap. These musicians have a level of commitment to their craft are not afraid to be the change in country music!

The opportunity to work under the collaboration with close friends of Charlie Pride results in Live The Dream with TMG label in 2014. Many performers influence his goals and music.

Charlie Pride, he states,  “is a great man. He has stuck to his roots and this inspired me to get involved with country music. Mutual close friend Sonny Burgess has been tremendous influencing my career as well. He is about giving back to charities with our talents.”

Barrow’s Charity Work

The value of being involved with community and giving back is a strong belief for Barrow. He works with Cook Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House (RMHFW) in Fort Worth. 

These remarkable organization helps families in need while children are healing. RMHFW offers a supportive home for families dealing with seriously ill children. He collaborates to write and produce a song for RMHFW. The song, “The House That Love Built” helps raise awareness and funds for the organization.

Barrow’s Music

“Persistence is the keyword. I would also add an attitude of never giving up, he advises.” The music industry is many long hours on the road and sacrifices. 

Combining genres often heard in his music. He decides what
combinations will work with the story he is telling, from a quote by Willie Nelson, “it best all you need is three chords and the truth now you have a country song.”

Keeping this schedule up is motivated by the thrill of entertaining an audience keeps him going. A strong commitment to the vision of great music in today’s society.

Barrow’s Songs

The approach to his music is storytelling. The song is not just words but a story. Portraying every line, the stories, and the people with a sincerity that comes from the heart is in the music.  

A favorite song with 4Chion Lifestyle conveys being in the Bayou, Love in The Big Bayou,. Listening to the song you gain a visual of the Bayou and life. He says, “This was a great song for me to record. A visit to the Florida Keys and deep Louisiana sparked the interest to covey this story.”

The one song that the story just seems to connect to life not just for you but your listeners as well is he states, “I would say the one song is, Guadalupe River. A true story on a quick weekend trip to the crazy river in Texas. Everyone loves this tune!”

Barrow’s Family

His family is a blessing and he cherishes his three children, Joshua, Hannah, and Noah. He met his wife at a Christmas holiday event with Charlie Pride performing at Cook Children’s Hospital. 

Barrow’s Events 
  • Events- 9/22 Hulen Mall Ft. Worth, TX
  • 9/29 Ramseys Roadhouse Wills Point, TX
  • 10/13 Yucatan Taco Stand Ft. Worth, TX
  • 10/25 Love and War in Texas Lindale,TX 

Barrow is up and coming sharing one note at a time. 

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Stephanie Nauli ~ Look in The Mirror

Stephanie Nauli ~ Look in The Mirror

Stephanie Nauli, philanthropist, musician, and model, will be attending E-Feminista Freedom Tour by Crowned for Success in New York city. She brings with her talents, service, and inspiration to this event. Nauli motto is, “look in the mirror and know you can be anything.” Get a little insight to this amazing woman.

What is the one thing you do to start each day to be successful?

I thank God for all the opportunities at hand and read my Holy Bible devotionals to get my mind and heart right for the course of the day.

As a young child what was the one thing you wanted to be as an adult?

A star.

Being a single mother what is the one tip to scheduling and management of a busy life you use? 


Grant Cardone’s 10X Success Planner.

Thank you for your service in the military. How has being a member of the military benefited your current career in entertainment?

Being that I was the 1st Armored Division’s National Anthem Singer at Fort Bliss, Texas, with my face on a training site banner, I would say it was an honorable experience that better prepared me for the future.

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Key to your life is philanthropy what is the one area that you see we can get motivated to participate?

We can’t put full responsibility on the White House. They are doing their part as our nation’s leaders. But the people are the hands and feet of the changes we wish to see.

Health is wealth and doing everything we can to sustain and improve the health of our environment ensures that we ourselves can live healthier and more profitable lives, by saving money on medical bills and capitalizing on athletic endeavors, to name a few. Money does not flow without us and does not flow as productively if we are not at our optimal state of health. Our well-being is reflected by what we consume, and this includes the kind of air we breathe.

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has made such a lasting impact in my native country, Indonesia, who now have been all about going green, improving the overall health of their economy, and many others, to include the U.S. Definitely, support their work and progress.

You focus on empowering people to be the best most positive life. How did you gain 1 insight or tool for your book?

If you can dream it, you can achieve it. If you can see it, you can believe it. Before anything manifests into something, it begins with an idea. That idea requires a plan of action if you want to make it happen. That is why I included a visual planning exercise in the Master Life Assessment Tool in the back of my Amazon bestseller “Master Life: 7 Powers to Living At Your Highest Potential.

This way your dream goes from concept to reachable opportunity.

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Stephanie Nauli
E-Feminista is about creating a “laptop lifestyle” for women. How do you interpret that in your daily living? 

I am a Regional Vice President of Crowned for Success, LLC, a sisterhood of entrepreneurial women and online business owners who contribute a portion of our proceeds against domestic violence and children’s education. We are all about the remote living lifestyle because we as women of ambition, have lots we are passionate about doing that can’t all be done in a cubicle. As an influencer and marketer, my work is done 80% on my phone, 10% on a laptop or computer, and 10% in a recording studio or film set. This allows me to travel where I want, when I want, and with who, doing what I love.

What is the one moment in your life that you felt that you had made around the corner?

When I started my own production and marketing company, Millennial Entertainment, LLC, that was the decision to create my own opportunities instead of waiting in line.

Your Motto is “Look in the mirror and know you can be anything…” Do you feel you have achieved that to this time in life?

Absolutely, I always will be, because I believe in having a growth-mindset and continually learning things that better myself, my life, my performance, and my business. Every time I reach a goal, I will always want to take it to the next level. That’s just me. Complacency is a dangerous place to be.

One beauty tip you use to be the best you possible.

Staying hydrated prevents wrinkles and keeps the skin supple, and lips plush, with the help of a natural color lip enhancer by IT Cosmetics, Je Ne Sais Quoi nourishing lipstick. It’s my everyday lip magic.


What are your current and upcoming projects for film, modeling, or entertainment?

I have an action/drama screenplay in development, it’s almost like Mr. & Mrs. Smith meets the Goodfellas, and there are several distribution opportunities for that as well as for brands and investors. I’ve been blessed to receive brand ambassador opportunities that I’m considering, in athletic gear and makeup. I also landed a supporting role in a military drama feature film, Charlie Med, in pre-production, and I’m releasing my first EP on my 27th birthday, September 9th, that includes the cinematic pop-orchestra song, “You Can Be”, on all radio streams.

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The Event

E-Feminista Freedom Tour by Crowned for Success!
Sunday, Sept 16, 10a-4p
Jolie Studio, Brooklyn

The E-Feminista Freedom Tour is to teach you how to build a business with purpose, passion, and profits.


Nauli, Stephanie. Personal interview. 4 Sep. 2018

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Dreamer and Believer ~ Sara Siders 

Dreamer and Believer ~ Sara Siders 

Sitting in the local Champaign coffee shop, Cafe Kopi, with Sara Siders a musician, composer, and guitarist. She is a boundary pusher not only in her music but life. Sider’s is a transplant to the Champaign, Illinois music scene. Her strong sense of rock, blues, and funk to her performance and music.

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Sara Sider Mank and Sass Photo Credit John Moore

Sara Siders is the lead singer for Mank and Sass, she grew up around the music world. Her father, Bruce Hall, is the lead bass guitarist for Reo Speedwagon.  Siders states, “My father has lived his dream so you cannot tell me that dreams do not come true.” Seeing her father’s happiness she learned that you can make anything happen.

Enjoying her childhood, staying out of the limelight most of the time. Siders recalls, “going on stage with the ‘fambamfamily’ to sing “Roll With The Changes”  As a child, she enjoyed pushing the boundaries. She says, “The joke is sports or jail for me.”

She enjoyed playing softball. She earned a place on the practice team on the Olympic Women’s softball team at the age of 15 she states, “I could not even drive myself to practice.” She earned a scholarship to Purdue for softball. This was a great opportunity for her, but her junior year her dream to play softball ended because of 5 knee surgeries.

The day she found out she was no longer able to play sports. She locks herself in her room. She was not sure what she was going to do with her life at this point. “School was not my forte.”  Her roommate, Matt Zimmerman, threw her a guitar and told her to figure it out. That was the first time she had taken an interest in music. She did figure out the guitar and that she could sing.

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Sara Sider Mank and Sass Photo Credit John Moore

Sara Siders discusses how she has huge stage fright. She began singing with her back to the audience. To this day she still has stage fright. She is still trying to get over stage fright. She has recently made a choice to stop drinking and that has intensified the fear. Her approach now is singing with her eyes closed. Sometimes friends will come up to the stage and stand there for minutes before she realizes someone is there. The smaller intimate performances are much more frightening for Siders than the larger arenas. She states, “she feels like the intimate settings are more personal and come with expectations of more talking.” The expectation that she should tell her story about each song and the inspiration behind the music.

She has taken the challenge of facing a change in her dreams to figuring out a new passion and facing her own fears of performance to make her new dream come true.  She feels that the uncomfortably is present in her performance. She remembers even as a young child being coaxed to the stage to sing with her family. Her performances include music she composes as well as covers like My Neck My Back.

Sara Siders is also a music composer. The ability to hear the song and play songs, she believes is genetically inclined to her family. Siders is like her father in that there was no formal structural music training. She is able to write the lyrics and the music without the ability to read music. This gives her the believer and dreamer aspect of the world. She as a child was guided to believe in yourself and what you’re doing. Her dad lived out his musical dream. How can anyone tell her that a child of a dreamer it is not possible?

Strict playing is something she feels takes away from the art of music. She has a sultry raspy voice that is just intoxicating to listen too.  She has always tried to stray away from the structure. “Structured music scene is difficult when you enter a venue that is small or empty,” Siders feels. She goes on to discuss that when any musician is starting out they do to the various audience and by the time you have made the big house you have played to every kind of audience there is out there.  She wants to go with the flow. She never starts with a set list again there is no structure.

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Sara Sider Mank and Sass Photo Credit John Moore

Jared Manker, “Mank” of Mank and Sass, is classically trained in music. He has the strict background insight into music. He assists her with the theory and structure of the songs.  Mank has a strong structure in music and is learning to enjoy the improv with her personality. His schooling allows for Siders to see where she is with her music and how to find her personal style of music.

She met her wife in high school here in Champaign, even though she was living in California. Her family often visited family in Champaign. She met her at a high school party. She fell in love with Erin Siders right off the bat. It took a journey to get together.  Between college and military, they stayed connected.  Eventually, Siders moved from Indianapolis to Champaign where she reconnected with Erin on Valentines Day 2012. They married in 2015. Siders does not understand the confusion over love.

She knows that even walking down the street she is not the pretty straight girl. Her mother was concerned with her moving to the midwest. Having grown up in California the comfortably being gay was not found in Indianapolis. She says, “There were many times I felt like the only gay person walking in the state.” Her philosophy is if she is the only gay person someone meets she wants that will be a great encounter. Be good to people.”

Siders influences to keep going is that it makes her heart happy. The work she did before this time there was no connection. This just makes her happy. Her father is so happy with what he does was a great lesson she learned. She grew up around good timeless music. Her musical inspirations include:

  • Janice Joplin
    • She said, “you got to give it to a woman who looks like she is going to pass out every time she is singing on stage.”
  • Ella Fitzgerald
    • “A truly amazing talent,” she says.
  • David Bowie
    • “You got to love Bowie. You got to love someone who can be himself,” Siders states.
  • Tina Turner
    • She said, “She is strong and a great achiever.”

Mornings are her favorite time of the day. She is a very early riser and makes her bed every day. It is a challenge at this time her wife works the graveyard shift, but she makes the bed when Erin gets up in the afternoon. It is a closing to the night and a beginning to the day. Makes the room a lot better. She enjoys a morning of songwriting and coffee.  She drinks at least a cup of coffee every day. She really loves coffee, mornings, and writing. Recently wrote More Than Caffeine.

As we finish our coffees she discusses her family and wife. How much they bring to her life. She has embraced the struggles she faced, stayed true to herself and continues to believe and dream.

She is releasing an album June 16, 2018 album on iTunes or message them on Facebook for T-shirts and a CD.

You can catch Mank and Sass at:

Clark Bar Champaign IL. (Every other Wednesday)

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