Friday, December 14, 2018

Rudy and Garry From The Guess Who

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16471479" data-resource="episode_id=16471479" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="light" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Garry and Rudy from The Guess Who Release The Future Is What It Used To Be" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



The Guess Who is responsible for countless rock classics, which still retain a major presence on rock radio - “American Woman,” “No Time,” “These Eyes,” etc. The band is set to return on September 14th with their latest album, ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’, released via Cleopatra Records (available in CD, Vinyl, and Digital formats).

The band is Garry Peterson (Drums, Vocals), D# (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano), Will E. (Guitar, Harp, Vocals), Leonard Shaw (Keyboards, Flute, Sax, Vocals), and Rudy Sarzo (Bass, Vocals). The album’s first single, ‘Playin’ on the Radio’, will be released on July 17th. It can be heard on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services. Also featured on the album are several special guests including, Tommy Shaw (Styx) on vocals, Brent Fitz (Slash, Gene Simmons) percussion, Jim Kale (Guess Who founding member) and Michael Devin (Whitesnake) on bass guitar.

“The song is a celebration of the radio and what it meant to us all.”, explains D#. “Whenever a new great song hit the airwaves, the DJ would say a few words then off to the races! You’d tune in just to hear it over and over again. The character in the song could be any one of us as we move ahead in life. Great music has the innate power to transport you back to so many great memories in an instant. Music is healing. I see it AND feel it every single night in our audience.”

A music video for the track has been filmed (directed by Nigel Dick and shot in Las Vegas), and the song can be pre-ordered on iTunes. The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfCVd1c4XvA

"I love what I do, and I love trains and I love rock n' roll,” explains Nigel about the video. “So, I was honored to be asked to shoot The Guess Who. And when they told me they were available for a day in Vegas and by chance I stumbled on this wonderful rail-yard full of old engines just up the road from the strip - I was in heaven - and up to my axles in dust! It was a perfect day.”

And the band is pleased with the results. “My very first music video…who knew?!” says Garry. “Having the privilege of working with the legendary Nigel Dick, took me back to growing up in an era where music videos told a creative visual story that I always looked forward to seeing by my favorite artists,” adds Will. “This track was no exception, adding a colorful, action packed sequence to a great story.”

Garry Peterson: “I never dreamed that I would get a chance to record an album, after 40 years, in the same way, and with the same recording gear that we used in the 60s and 70s. This was truly a blessing for me and a humbling, cathartic experience for my musical soul. Thank you to all my bandmates, and everyone who helped make it a reality. I hope our fans enjoy it as much as I do.”

D#: “This all started when I wrote ‘Playing on the Radio’. Lyrically and musically, these songs are the soundtrack to my journey with The Guess Who over the last 10 years. This record was a joy and an honor to create. As version 3.0 of this iconic band, we had our work cut out for us. The challenge in this type of situation is always to be true to the heartroots of the original blueprint, as well as being able to journey onwards into an inspired future, incorporating the new energies that we bring to the experience, as you do in any family, generation after generation. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did.”

Will E: “I am honored to be a part of this chapter of The Guess Who. We specifically wrote and arranged the music to reflect what people have always loved about the band; great songs with big vocal driven choruses. We accomplished our own sound while maintaining the classic nature that makes The Guess Who an iconic band.”

Rudy Sarzo: “The Guess Who is part of the soundtrack of my life. It’s truly an honor to have performed on the new record. And I’m already looking forward to the next one.”

Leonard Shaw: “It has been quite the trip since I joined the Guess Who 25 years ago, but I am stoked about our new recording of original songs! These songs are fun to play live, and people are digging them!”

And soon, fans will be able to hear the latest work from this legendary band, upon the arrival of the rocking and inspired ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be.’

Judith Hill And Livi Zheng

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Judith Hill – a fan-favorite top finalist from NBC’s “The Voice” -- is a Grammy Award-winning vocalist who sang back-up for artists such as Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and she stars in the acclaimed documentary 20 Feet from Stardomwhich profiles the back-up singers behind the greatest musical legends of the 20th century.  When it came time to find a distinctive sound for her new album, she encountered Nyoman Wenten, an Indonesian composer whose style of Balinese music, known as gamelan, is fading in popularity from his home country.  The two decide to collaborate, blending classic funk with traditional gamelan and their partnership is profiled in the new movie Bali: Beats of Paradise

Tom Stephen

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You want a polite, modest, bland and bleach-y clean biography of a Canadian icon?
This is not it.
You want fist fights, groupies, drugs, drink and trashed hotel rooms (not unlike
the film Road House, in which the band starred), set to the soundtrack of a smoking
hot rock trio fronted by a once-in-a-lifetime guitarist and featuring an all-star
cast, including Bon Jovi, Bill Clinton and two Beatles? Did I mention the book
begins with a blind man driving a tour bus on an icy I-95? Then this is the book for
you.
That said, The Best Seat in the House: My Life in the Jeff Healey Band, by drummer/co-
manager Tom Stephen, is a respectful book. Despite recent acrimony with Healey’s
estate, Stephen clearly loves the man, the music and the memories, and is on an
evangelical mission to get the Toronto guitar god into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame.
Who was Jeff Healey? If you even need to ask, then you definitely need to read this
book. A towering, charismatic, blind guitarist who played a unique style of guitar, he
made his mark playing blues-based roadhouse rock, selling a combined three
million copies worldwide of his debut album, 1988’s See the Light and the 1989
soundtrack to Road House (in which Healey co-starred). His biggest hit single was
the John Hiatt ballad “Angel Eyes,” which barely scratched the surface of the depth
of his talent. As a Hendrixian guitarist—with all the virtuosity, curiosity and
eclecticism that comparison implies—he had no shortage of famous fans: Stevie
Ray Vaughn, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Dr. John, Slash, Jimmy
Iovine, Patrick Swayze, ZZ Top. “You’re a muthafucka,” Chuck Berry once told
Healey after the Toronto trio backed up the rock’n’roll originator. James Brown had
similarly profane praise: “Jeff, you’re one motherfucker of a guitar player and your
band’s cool, too.”
Jeff Healey knew he was brilliant. He wasn’t a modest Canadian, and he wasn’t a fool.
It can be argued, however, that it might be somewhat foolish to piss off rock gods
Keith Richards, Mark Knopfler, Bob Dylan, industry legend Ahmet Ertegun and
even George Harrison. They all encountered what could easily be construed as the
arrogance of the young Canadian hotshot, when really the strong-willed Healey just
thought he was doing what was best for him and the band. And despite everyone in
the biz telling Healey almost nightly to ditch his rhythm section—which happened
to feature his co-manager, Tom Stephen, on drums—the guitarist stayed true to the
trio who drove through blizzards with him and came to his instant defence in
more than one rowdy roadhouse brawl.
There were lots of fights on the way up. And the way down: physical altercations
with patrons, with record execs, with Stevie Ray Vaughn’s manager—but never with
each other. Tom Stephen was the pushy manager who dared to pull double duty
as a musician; an industry no-no, as everyone in the industry told him time and time

again. Maybe they were right: it’s hard to be the disciplinary enforcer in the band
when you were drinking until dawn with the rest of them on the night before the
morning after. (On one such rough morning, Stephen got a “tut-tut” from none other
than Ringo Starr.)
Stephen’s chutzpah in the mid-’80s led him to show up cold in New York City,
hoping to run into fellow Canadian Paul Shaffer and be introduced to someone who
could get Healey a record deal. Days later, he left NYC with a nine-album deal from
Clive Davis of Arista. Stephen had street smarts he learned growing up in Saint
John, New Brunswick, where many of his classmates ended up in a local jail where
the Jeff Healey Band played a gig years later. One of his classmates died in prison
after murdering four people, including two Hells Angels. Today, Stephen is no
tough guy, however; the wisdom of age allows him to fully admit when he was a
total asshole, and his memoir is remarkably candid and self-aware.
The Jeff Healey Band didn’t end well: they became estranged as Healey moved on
from rock’n’roll in the 2000s, and devoted himself to playing the kind of early jazz
that was always closest to his heart; he’d been collecting old 78-rpm records since
he was a kid. Things eventually got so bad between the original trio that Stephen
was disinvited from Healey’s funeral in 2008; Healey died of cancer at age 41.
Facing his own health concerns now, Stephen is worried that Jeff Healey’s musical
genius is in danger of being forgotten, and this warts-and-all, page-turner of a
portrait is destined to secure his legacy. The time for bitterness and bad blood is
over, and now the full story has been told by the man who had the Best Seat in the
House.
Michael Barclay is the author of The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie
and the Tragically Hip

Thursday, December 13, 2018

David Rasche

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16460722" data-resource="episode_id=16460722" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "David Rasche From Malibu Dan The Family Man Veep And More" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



David Rasche began at as a member of the cast of Chicago's Second City, and has worked frequently on Broadway, and Off-Broadway, most recently in Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" at Theater for a New Audience in Brooklyn, and in the musical of Little Miss Sunshine at Second Stage, directed by James Lapine.
Film credits include: Burn After Reading, United 93, In the Loop, Just Married, That Old Feeling, Men in Black III, Delirious and Manhattan. On TV, he played the title role in Sledge Hammer!, and has appeared in episodic shows from Miami Vice to Madame Secretary to, this season, Veep and Succession, both on HBO. He is scheduled soon to perform his one man cabaret show, Half an Evening with David Rasche.
David is currently starring in the series Malibu Dan ... The Family Man with Cheryl Ladd and David AR White (seen on Pure Flix streaming). He is starring in the upcoming film SWALLOW with Elizabeth Marvel.
But his best remembered role is the lead in the police comedy spoof series Sledge Hammer! which was used to guide police officers on how NOT to do their jobs.

Roger Earl

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16460321" data-resource="episode_id=16460321" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Roger Earl From Foghat And Roger And The Agitators" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Rock n’ Roll, Blues and a dash of Country are being served “Shaken & Stirred” in the latest release by the ‘Earl and the Agitators All Star Band’. “Shaken & Stirred” (a follow-up to their 2016 self-titled EP) will be released on Friday, October 26th, 2018. Earl & the Agitators is the brain child of Foghat founding member/drummer Roger Earl, singer/guitarist extraordinaire Scott Holt (former 10-year Buddy Guy alum) and Foghat lead/slide guitarist Bryan Bassett. Rounding out the line-up for the live bonus tracks are Foghat bassist Rodney O’Quinn, guitarist Tony Bullard and percussionist Mark Petrocelli.

 A pre-order and stream of the album is available here: http://smarturl.it/listenEATA

“This band was born out of a passion for American Music,” explains Roger. “Rock, Blues & Country. Scott Holt, who played with Buddy Guy, one of my musical heroes, for many years, channels this music with a joy and mastery of a seasoned pro. With his fireballing guitar and soulful vocals, we had a blast writing and recording!  And since we are all big Johnny Cash fans we also included a couple of his songs for fun. I love making music with Scott!”.

“So, you're in a band and you have some friends that are in another band,” adds Scott. “You get together and hang out, writing and recording music. You share a love for old rock n’ roll, blues and country, so you jam on a Tommy Tucker tune and even take a swing at a Johnny Cash cut from the Sun Records days. You're having so much fun that you give it a name and even take it onstage! The recipe is simple; take your Chess and Sun 45's, throw them in a blender with a dollop of thundering drums, thumping bass and searing electric guitars...I'm pretty sure that's the recipe for rock n’ roll!”

Bryan also realized that EATA were on to something special, straight away. “Over the years of playing professionally I have come to recognize and appreciate musical chemistry. When you meet someone that you just hit it off with, both as a friend and as a musical collaborator, special things happen. And so it was when I met Scott Holt. Our instant chemistry for writing songs and the way we just naturally blended as guitar players lead to us having many tracks recorded for no other reason than we loved writing, playing and recording together. Roger and I have been comrades in arms for many years and now we had all these songs recorded and ready to go. That left us with a conundrum...what do we do with them? Well what we did was come up with a *fun name, ‘Earl and the Agitators’ and we decided to put the songs out there so our friends and fans could listen, and I hope like what we've come up with. It certainly was a great musical experience for Rog, Scott and I and all our fellow collaborating ‘Earls’.”

Brian Tichy

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Tell it like it is.  When you love Christmas and the music that shapes so many memories you do all you can to participate with the celebration.  One of Rock's greatest drummers knows his way to the North Pole.  He takes Classic Rock fans and their families on a hard guitar sleigh ride through every atmosphere showcases.  Brian breaks down the songs while putting focus on the other sides of his creative life and style.

Albert Lin

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National Geographic’s critically acclaimed documentary series EXPLORER has returned with all new episodes every Monday night at 10/9c. Albert Lin is very literally a high-tech explorer and correspondent for National Geographic EXPLORER.  Having become part-man, part-machine due to the recent addition of a high-tech prosthetic leg, Lin explores what he calls the “human frontier.” 

We know that there would be no life on earth without plants … they provide food, clothing, shelter, medicine, fuels, air and water.  But what might surprise you is that new research has revealed trees can talk to each other. Correspondent Albert Lin has gone to great heights – in the wilds of British Columbia - to get to the root of this amazing phenomenon.


Getting to Mars will be hell on your body. In deep space, human muscles break down, brains swell, and there are limited protections against radiation bombardment. But if humans can take a cue from the fat-tailed dwarf lemur and hibernate for the nine-month journey, we’d not only survive long trips into deep space—we’d thrive. Explorer joins astronauts, medical researchers, and a colony of bug-eyed lemurs to unlock the human potential for deep space torpor.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tower Of Power



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Oakland, California music legends Tower of Power – the most dynamic and distinctive band of
survivors in Soul Music – is roaring into its unprecedented 50 th anniversary with a dynamic new disc of
all new material that finds them as energized and inspired as ever. A labor of love, definitively titled
Soul Side of Town, this package is charged with 14 filler-free songs. In the spirit of their enduring
theme song “Oakland Stroke” – the bookending intro and outro “East Bay” shine a light onelemental
instrumental ingredients within the band’s signature sound. This astounding and historical release
(available June 1, 2018 in digital, vinyl, streaming &amp; CD configurations) inaugurates Tower of Power’s
fresh affiliation with Mack Avenue Records/Artistry Music, a Detroit-based company renowned for its
award-winning dedication to top-tier Jazz that is now extending its support to Soul and Funk giants,
Tower of Power: a band so one-of-a-kind, it’s an institution.
As always, the songs on Tower of Power’s Soul Side of Town were primarily composed by the
hitmaking team of founding members Emilio Castillo (Detroit-born on 2 nd tenor sax) and Stephen
“Doc” Kupka (Los Angeles-born on baritone sax) who also hold down the world famous 5-man Tower
of Power Horns. For the special occasion of Tower of Power’s 50 th anniversary, leader Emilio Castillo
brought in a most-astute choice in co-producer, Joe Vannelli: an all-around
production/engineering/keyboard master best known for the jazz-tinged Soul-Rock Grammy®-winning
work he performed behind the scenes with his international superstar brother, Gino Vannelli. Also
insuring that the sound blasts powerful and clear from your speakers is the presence of mastering
engineer Bernie Grundman in the mix. Along with the legendary rhythm section drums and bass lock
of David Garibaldi and Francis Rocco Prestia, respectively, these decorated veterans have custom-
crafted a hair-raising audio experience that longtime fans, music connoisseurs and a new generation of
listeners will groove to for years to come.
In keeping with Tower of Power’s golden canon of classics, the new material picks up the torch in all of
the time-tested styles fans respect and love. In line with hiply intricate, cranial-crushing funk classics
such as “Down to the Nightclub” and “Soul Vaccination” are new jams “Do You Like That?” and “On the
Soul Side of Town.” In the tradition of heart-stopping balladry like their biggest chart hits “You’re Still a
Young Man” and “So Very Hard to Go” are new love songs like “Let it Go” (Bruno Mars will want to
cover this one) and “Can’t Stop Thinking About You.” Along the firing-on-all-cylinders line of
instrumental anomalies such as “Squib Cakes,” “Walking Up Hip Street” and “Ebony Jam” are burnin’
offerings “Butter Fried” and “After Hours.” Following up positivity primers such as “Knock Yourself Out,”
“You’ve Got to Funkifize” and “Credit” are new spirit lifters “Selah,” “Love Must Be Patient and Kind”
and “Do It With Soul,” along with T.O.P.’s singular approach to Pop-Rock on “When Love Takes
Control.”
Along with veteran members Castillo, Kupka, Garibaldi and Prestia, T.O.P. consists of guitarist Jerry
Cortez, Hammond B3 organist/keyboardist Roger Smith, 1 st tenor saxophonist Tom Politzer, and
trumpeters Adolfo Acosta and Sal Cracchiolo. Soul Side of Town is also blessed with not one but
two lead singers: outgoing Ray Greene (now in Santana) and incoming Marcus Scott (boldly
introduced on several selections, including “Hangin’ With My Baby”). The 10-piece Tower of Power
band is prepared to throw down next year with a celebratory tour that will include sweet spots around
the globe.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

John McFee From The Doobie Brothers

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THE DOOBIE BROTHERS have been delivering mind-blowing, roots- based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. They released their latest album, Southbound, in November 2014 on Arista Nashville. Southbound features new recordings of the band's biggest hits, with country music's biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world. Their No. 1 singles "Black Water" (1974) and "What a Fool Believes" (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include: "Listen to the Music," "China Grove," "Jesus Is Just All Right," "Rockin' Down the Highway," "Long Train Runnin'," "Take Me In Your Arms," Takin' it to the Streets," "Minute by Minute," "You Belong to Me," "The Doctor" and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 12 million copies - a rare "diamond record."

Dr Ian Smith



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Dr. Ian K. Smith lays out the basic concepts behind clean eating-reducing the amount of processed foods, added sugars, and unnecessary additives in the foods we eat, in order to give our bodies and minds the best fuel possible. "Clean eating is all about knowing what you're putting in your body," says Dr. Ian, "and the impact foods and beverages can `have on not just your health, but your mind and overall functioning."
THE CLEAN 20 begins with a list of The Clean 20 Foods that are packed with phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. These are powerful health-boosters--ranging from avocado to whole wheat pasta and everything in between-that readers can easily find, prepare, and incorporate into their diets over this 20 day program. Guidelines for adding additional clean foods are included, as well as lists of herbs and spices, so that anyone can add as much variety as they like. Flexibility is key--"if it's natural and not processed with artificial ingredients," Dr. Ian says, "feel free to go ahead and eat it."
The book includes a complete 20-day clean eating program with a flexible meal plan and important motivation for each day, as well as 60 recipes and substitutions, and a variety of 20-minute, easy-to-work-in workouts.
Dr. Ian knows what works: it's not eliminating food groups, but choosing foods within each group wisely to satisfy the palate and the body's nutritional demands. THE CLEAN 20 isn't just vegetables. Grains are in. And so is fruit, fat, meat and fish. When palate and nutrition are in sync, weight loss not only follows, it sticks. THE CLEAN 20 is a life and body changer.

Anthony Arya


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Unlike most 16-year-olds, Anthony likes to spend his time busking on the streets of San Francisco in front of local bars and cafes. His mother inspired this lifestyle by introducing him to music at a young age. Through his mother, Anthony met Harvey Mandel, who once played at Woodstock. Anthony has been performing with his band for the last several months. He also performs his original songs at local venues and plays jazz guitar in the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band.

Amara La Negra


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16441770" data-resource="episode_id=16441770" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="light" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Amara La Negra From VH1&#39;s Love And Hip Hop Miami" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


There is more to love on VH1 this winter. The cable network is expanding Monday's #1 cable franchise “Love & Hip Hop” to two nights a week kicking off with “Love & Hip Hop: Miami,” premiering in January, with “Love & Hip Hop: New York” also airing each week.

The “Love & Hip Hop” franchise holds four of the top five unscripted spots in cable with P18-49. “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” marks VH1’s highest rated reality launch since 2014 and features fan favorites and newcomers alike heating up the 305 this season.

This season’s newest additions ready to make their mark on Miami’s music scene include comedian and viral sensation Jessie Woo and underground rapper/song-writer Khaotic.

Returning for the new season is international entertainer, entrepreneur, and model Amara La Negra. Named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists You Need to Know,” Amara has been vocal being a proud Afro-Latina challenging the colorism she faces in the entertainment industry. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Jake Shimabukuro

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16411040" data-resource="episode_id=16411040" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" data-cover="https://d3wo5wojvuv7l.cloudfront.net/images.spreaker.com/original/30b936ef61a5359262e432dc65f3844a.jpg">Listen to "Jake Shimabukuro Releases The Greatest Day" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro, one of the most
exceptional and innovative ukulele players in the history of the instrument, will release
his newest record, The Greatest Day, on August 31, 2018 via Mailboat Records.
The album was recorded at Music City’s famed Ronnie’s Place studio with producer
R.S. Field – the same city, studio, and producer as 2016’s “adventurous and dazzling”
(Associated Press) Nashville Sessions. Returning as the ace rhythm section are bassist
Nolan Verner and drummer Evan Hutchings; the group added guitarist Dave Preston to
expand upon the sound they started creating two years ago.
“On the last record, it was pretty much the sound of a live trio, which sounded fresh, raw
and organic,” says Shimabukuro. “Now we’ve expanded to a quartet, which has added
more colors and variety to the overall production. Once we recorded the live takes, we
experimented with overdubs, and added horns, strings and keys, and other funky
sounds. There are even some vocals on a few cuts.”
The 12 studio tracks that comprise The Greatest Day feature some of Shimabukuro’s
most imaginative and adventuresome playing yet. Half of the album is devoted to
originals, on which the instrumentalist reaches new heights of compositional distinction.
And on the covers, Shimabukuro&#39;s prodigious skills allow him to transcend his material –
no mean feat considering some of the classics and standards he’s tackling.

Tyshawn

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16410198" data-resource="episode_id=16410198" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Tyshawn From NBC&#39;s The Voice" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Tyshawn is the eldest of 12 siblings and serves as the father figure to his family. Music has been a constant for Tyshawn through the many hardships his family has faced. After attending a performing arts high school, Tyshawn entered a Russian singing competition show in which he placed in the Top 10 and was broadcast all over Europe. Currently, Tyshawn lives with his family and runs his business, Pound for Sound, where he delivers pound cakes while singing.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Brian and Jennea Welch

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16402421" data-resource="episode_id=16402421" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Brian and Jennea Welch Release Loud Krazy Love" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Thunderous. Angry. Cathartic.
The sound Brian “Head” Welch helped pioneer with KoRn in the early ‘90s provided identity to a generation of misfits and made him a global rock star.
Famous, wealthy, and worshipped in the spotlight, an adolescent self-loathing relentlessly haunted him in the shadows – until the day a tiny miracle was born.
By the time he walked out on a $23M record deal in 2005, desperate to kick a devastating crystal meth habit, all he wanted was to become a good father.
The truly hard part had just begun.
Loud Krazy Love details the harrowing journey of Brian and his daughter Jennea growing up together with chaotic courage and unconventional faith.
Far beyond a rock doc, this fearless coming-of-age story grapples with teenage depression, the quest for identity, and the hope of a father willing to do anything for the one he loves.

Heather Morris

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16401485" data-resource="episode_id=16401485" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Heather Morris From All Styles" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



This fall, Shout! Factory invites movie viewers to get their groove on with actor and dance sensation Du-Shuant "Fik-Shun" Stegall (the Season 10 winner from So You Think You Can Dance) as he leads a dynamic and multi-talented ensemble cast of Keon Motakhaveri (13 Reasons Why), Tetona Jackson (Hulu's All Night), Erica Klein (Without the Lights), Hokuto Konishi (Honey 2), Taylor Pierce (The Rift), Raymond "Nasty Ray" Mora (Step Up 3D), James Moses Black (24: Legacy), and Heather Morris (Fox's Glee) in ALL STYLES. Directed by Angela Tucker and produced by Amy Mitchell-Smith and Christopher Scott, this uplifting and highly-entertaining family movie is fueled by exhilarating dance sequences, music, and romance. Featuring electrifying choreography by Christopher Scott (Step Up movies, Now You See Me 2) and Emilio Dosal (Step Up All In, Making Moves), ALL STYLES debuts on DVD, iTunes, and all leading Digital platforms

Andra Heritage


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16401318" data-resource="episode_id=16401318" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Andra Heritage Uncovers History On The Smithsonian Channel" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


New discoveries uncover the origin of the Biblical story “Jonah and the Whale” after ISIS destroys a 2,700-year-old sacred temple in Iraq.
• A mysterious tomb reveals the shocking force that caused the Viking Age to collapse and Viking corpses to disappear from their graves.
• A 3,000-year-old crime scene involving a lost Egyptian princess that would eventually lead to the fall of the Pharaohs.
• A site found in the remote Israeli desert that may contain the real mines of King Solomon.
Secrets Executive Producer Andra Heritagecan discuss these and other amazing stories from the upcoming season, and how advances in archaeology enable us to obtain new understanding behind previously unsolved mysteries.

Darren G Davis


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16401145" data-resource="episode_id=16401145" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Darren G Davis Talks Bon Jovi And Guns n Roses Comic Books" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


He's become a master at bringing the story forward in ways that no others has walked.  Darren G Davis and Tidal Wave  continue to share the stories of the world's biggest names in music by way of putting it in the shape of a comic book.  The latest to be released is Bon Jovi and Guns n Roses.   The moment he brought up the NJ based band I instantly had to ask if it included the bands days with Richie Sambora.  Absolutely he says.  Plus more.  Then we got onto the subject of how comic books in general have taken a huge hit in sales because who wants to pick up a book to get lost in if all we need are super hero movies.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Richie Etwaru

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16390336" data-resource="episode_id=16390336" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Richie Etwaru From #My31" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Richie Etwaru is an American business executive, author, global keynote speaker, adjunct professor and patent holder who specializes in the next era of commerce termed “Trusted Commerce”. With roles at Fortune 500 companies for two decades, he serves as advisor to venture capitalists, startups, governments, academia, and large organizations on transitioning to Trust Companies. Richie’s 2017 book Blockchain Trust Companies, Every Company is at Risk of Being Disrupted by a Trusted Version of Itself is used by universities, consulting organizations, and governments, and his TEDx talk Blockchain Massively Simplified has been viewed almost 1 million times.

Hu-manity.co is the world’s first and only organization developing human rights and corollary sovereign laws in a decentralized manner on blockchains. The world’s first and only decentralized human rights App built on blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, will enable humans globally to claim a new human right, establishing legal ownership of our inherent human data as our property.

Steve Memmolo

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16390233" data-resource="episode_id=16390233" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Steve Memmolo From NBC&#39;s The Voice" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Steve has always been an entertainer, even as a young kid. His father put the musical bug in his ear by playing Frank Sinatra. Sadly, when Steve was 20 his father was killed in a tragic accident. His dad was always supportive of his music, and in order to heal, Steve started a band. He now owns and operates his own party band in Boston called Classic Yellow, which plays at weddings and corporate events. In addition to music, Steve also does improv comedy once a week. He feels at home wherever he can entertain and knows his dad would be proud.

Mike Rowe


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16390443" data-resource="episode_id=16390443" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Mike Rowe From Returning The Favor On FaceBook" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Returning the Favor is a weekly celebration of an outstanding human. Hosted by Mike Rowe, the show is the ultimate dose of inspiration coupled with humor and surprise. In each episode, Mike Rowe selects one individual nominated by the Returning the Favor Facebook community, to tell their story and chronicle the set-up of their surprise reward (with all the funny and dramatic ups and downs) building up to an exciting reveal. Returning the Favor is produced by Hudsun Media and mikeroweWorks.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Amanda And Shag Iron Resurrection

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16381626" data-resource="episode_id=16381626" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Amanda and Shag From Iron Resurrection" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


No matter the type - busted bikes or rusted out roadsters - every vehicle deserves a second chance to shine. Outside Austin, Texas mechanical master Joe Martin (the winner of Discovery Channel's Biker Build-Off, his wife Amanda, his best friend Jayson "Shag" Arrington and their team at Martin Bros Customs are breathing life back into vehicles of all kinds, shapes and sizes on the Velocity original series Iron Resurrection. Each episode finds Shag and Amanda scouring the Texas countryside for hidden, unpolished mechanical gems to bring back to the shop for Joe and his crew. Amanda keeps the jobs rolling out and the dollars rolling in with her uncanny knowledge of every backwoods shed and car lot in the state, while Shag uses his gift for gab and marketing skills to get the best deals possible.  Once they secure a vehicle it goes back to the shop where Joe and his small but hugely talented team use their customization, fabrication, mechanical and painting skills to make Joe’s automotive vision into reality. Raising the dead is never easy, but together this Texas team of gearheads can restore any rusted pile of metal into the hottest cars and craziest choppers in the world.

Marshall Charloff


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16381461" data-resource="episode_id=16381461" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Marshall Charloff The Purple Xperience" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Prince was by far one of the most creative musical geniuses of this generation.  His vaults are still full of music we may never get to here.  What we are getting to see are the artists that were once close to Purple Royalty.  Marshall Charloff is the creator of the Purple Xperience.  His performance isn't someone trying to pull off Prince but rather a head shaking living in the moment presentation that you'll carry beyond the moment.

Lorrie Morgan


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16381259" data-resource="episode_id=16381259" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Lorrie Morgan Stays True To Country" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Lorrie Morgan, daughter of country music singer George Morgan, charted her first single in
1978 and has since had more than 25 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles &amp;
Tracks charts; with more than 15 studio albums under her belt, Lorrie has sold over 6 million
records worldwide. In a career spanning almost 40 years, Pam Tillis, whose father is country
music singer Mel Tillis, has released 17 albums, including 2007’s Just in Time for Christmas, as
well as 36 singles. Pam has won a Grammy Award, a Country Music Association Award, two
Recorded Event of the Year Awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and was
inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2000. In 2013, Lorrie and Pam teamed for a duet album,
Dos Divas.

For King And Country

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16381095" data-resource="episode_id=16381095" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "For King and Country Release Burn The Ships" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Two-time GRAMMY award-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY makes a powerful statement with their much-anticipated third album, Burn the Ships, an epic, sweeping musical landscape that explores themes of new beginnings, forgiveness, hope, and love. The album's soaring debut single, "joy," which features a 100-person choir and a hypnotic wave of rhythm and electronic sounds, hit No. 1 and has been streamed more than 12 million times. The lyrics cut through the cacophony of societal noise to remind us about what is important: "Oh, hear my prayer tonight. 'Cause this is do or die. The time has come to make a choice. I choose joy."
The inspiring pop masterpiece also represents the exciting adventure into unchartered territory for brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, who were propelled into superstardom with the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., which debuted at No. 1 on iTunes and was certified gold. In addition to winning two GRAMMYs and four Dove Awards, the duo performed internationally on a hugely successful 60-date arena tour. They have garnered four No. 1s ("joy," "Priceless," "Fix My Eyes," and "Shoulders"), nine Top 10 hits, and had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football and many other high-profile events, including performances on The Tonight Show, Today and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
But as they reveal in Burn the Ships, there is no looking back, no resting on their laurels. There is much more to explore and explain, especially during this time of great unrest when answers don't seem immediately apparent. With a new level of vulnerability and honesty, they wrote every song on this project, which they also co-produced with longtime collaborators Aqualung, Tedd T. and Seth Mosely. "It isn't perfect - far from it - but there is a sense of truthfulness and a heart and a personality and an ideology behind this record," Joel says. "It feels like the most mature version of for KING & COUNTRY."
The title track was inspired by a 1500s Spanish explorer who boldly landed his ships on enemy shores without any knowledge of what awaited his arrival. To ensure that the men were committed to their mission, he proclaimed, "Burn the ships!" The only way to go was onward; retreat was not an option.
"That is the big statement that this collection of songs is making," says Luke. "We don't want to live in the past; we want to move forward. There are things in everybody's pasts that you have to get rid of-in some cases physically burn and in other cases you just need to get rid of them however you can emotionally. For us, that is the name that represents this collection of art and work best."
These songs fit in perfectly with today's pop music arena, where artists ranging from Kesha to Drake are exploring themes of religion, prayer and God. The Smallbones' words are a soothing salve for a hurting nation in need of healing.
"People are hungry for truth and hope," Luke says. "I don't think they want something that is false. So when it comes to people seeking out God, they are receptive because they are trying to figure out what is true and real. I think that is a good thing. I hope our music can play a role in that, but ultimately people have to figure it out for themselves."
Burn the Ships may be the duo's most personal work to date because the songs are about some of the most meaningful and terrifying moments of their lives. For instance, "Need You More" was inspired by the near-death of Luke's infant son, Leo. His wife Courtney found Leo in his crib, blue from not breathing. She began CPR while praying over their son, who soon came back to life. While driving to the hospital, the words, "I need you more/more than ever before," came to Luke, who hit record on his phone. That original recording, including sounds from the car, was included in the final mix.
"My hope is that if I have gone through some form of suffering, maybe there is someone else who has gone through something similar who can take a bit of hope that there was someone else just like them," Luke says. "I feel like God has given me these struggles to share those stories."
"joy." was inspired by Luke's late-night marathon scrolling through social media. "I couldn't articulate in that moment why I was sad, but it sent me on a pilgrimage, and that is where 'joy' came from." I realized I needed to do something if I want to have joy. I can't just scroll and find it."
While "Fight On, Fighter" continues the duo's focus on a woman's worth, it is first and foremost a musical letter of support to their wives.
Joel and Luke, who have become American citizens, learned about hope, love and support from their tight-knit family. Their parents raised seven children in Sydney, Australia, before moving to Nashville in 1991. Music became the family business. Their charismatic father was a music promoter and sister Rebecca St. James became a successful Christian music artist, so the duo's teen years were spent working as part of her road crew.
When Luke was 19 and Joel was 21, they formed a band and began writing and recording the body of work that would become for KING & COUNTRY. They released their debut album, Crave, in 2012 and won New Artist of the Year at the 2013 Dove Awards, where they received six nominations.
In what has become a full-circle moment, they wrote "Never Give Up" with sister Rebecca for the new album. Once novices, they are now their sister's peers and have a shared understanding of the difficulties of being frequently away from home. "We learned the craft of music and fell in love with it on the road with Rebecca, " Joel says. "In some ways, for KING & COUNTRY is a legacy band of Rebecca's. It's a real special moment to be able to have that creative collaboration after all of these years with her."
The album's theme of adventure and exploration ends poetically with "Pioneers," a lush song about the romance and realities of long-term commitment. Fittingly, wives Moriah and Courtney join them on the final track. "In a time where commitment can be hard to come by-the through-thick-and-thin/death-do-us-part kind of commitment-it's a song that celebrates that kind of love," Joel says.
Perhaps it's no surprise that the duo felt compelled to embark on this musical pilgrimage because they have been two of our most prescient storytellers in recent years, addressing issues even before they became part of the national conversation. It's as if they know what we need to hear exactly when we need to hear it. For instance, their 2016 No. 1 hit "Priceless", which also inspired the Smallbones' human-trafficking themed movie by the same name, celebrates a woman's worth. Several years before the #MeToo phenomenon, the Smallbones sparked a movement highlighting a woman's value that continues to grow and evolve today.
They began writing and recording songs about hope and love several years ago for Burn The Ships, messages that are vital during these tumultuous times. Their music provides answers, comfort and affirmation, while offering a constant reminder that we aren't alone, even in our darkest times. "We never want to be a voice of critique or criticism, but a voice of, 'Maybe if we shifted our perspective, what would we see?' That is the beauty of music," Joel says. "We ask the questions of ourselves: 'I want to have joy. I want to find a way. When I am faced with despair, struggle or hardship, what can I do?'"
Luke adds, " The thing I am most proud of with this album is that when I look at all 10 songs, they all have a special place in my heart and there is a real significant story with each one. This album is about those songs in our hearts being exposed to others, and hopefully others will expose their hearts too."

Monday, December 3, 2018

Mark Slaughter

<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16375048" data-resource="episode_id=16375048" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Mark Slaughter Rockin Around Christmas" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



In 2017 The Northern Lights Orchestra poured on the power when bringing Rocker Mark Slaughter in for a candy hard edge to their sound.  The singer/songwriter/Metal Monster has spent the year on the road while continue to promote his most recent solo project.  Being the studio always comes with brilliant behind scenes stories.  Mark has always been about relating with his fans and followers, bringing us lyrics and riffs that fit perfectly into each moment.  On this podcast he breaks down the songs constructed while letting us in on who he invited to the celebration of sound.   A brilliant storyteller that totally gets how important it is to share the story or someone will write it for him.

Amanda Giese


<a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16374386" data-resource="episode_id=16374386" data-width="100%" data-height="350px" data-theme="dark" data-playlist="show" data-playlist-continuous="true" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="true" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" >Listen to "Amanda Giese From Amanda To The Rescue" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>

In every story in Animal Planet's Amanda to the Rescue, Amanda Giese provides a second chance to animals that she says are “differently abled,” getting them rehabilitated and ready for adoption, focusing primarily on dogs that others have given up on. She strongly believes that just because an animal isn’t perfect doesn’t mean that they are not the perfect pet.

Where others see animals with no hope, Amanda sees an animal full of love who needs her help. With joy and passion, Amanda and her two kids, Jade and Beast, and her partner, Gary, care for seemingly hopeless animals in need and help them get the second chances and loving forever homes they deserve, all from their Washington State home.

Throughout the season, Amanda will launch large scale rescue missions across the country to save dozens of animals with major medical or special needs, from being euthanized. She'll journey to crowded California shelters that are overrun with displaced and injured animals from deadly wildfires. Amanda will also fly to Puerto Rico to help a dog rescue operation that needs assistance in their recovery efforts after hurricane Maria, and to Hawaii after the eruption of Kilauea to lend a helping hand by relieving the shelters of their overcrowdings and helps bring dogs in need to safety.

With her shaved head and raucous sense of humor, Amanda is out to prove that kindness is cool. And while there are ups, downs and unexpected turns on their journey, Amanda and her family remain advocates for all animals and a much-needed voice for animals in need. Amanda's goal and the mission of her foundation, Panda Paws Rescue, is to end the homelessness, abuse and neglect of all animals. She strives to focus on quality over quantity and taking in those that are major medical or special needs.

Jorma Kaukonen

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As a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen has achieved incredible success. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy recipient, Kaukonen has played with many well-known and historic musicians, including his contemporaries Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan. For the first time, he is sharing his story in BEEN SO LONG: My Life and Music. The book will also include an exclusive five track companion album. The tracks include live recordings of "Been So Long," "Song for the High Mountain," "Broken Highway," "River of Time," and "In My Dreams."
With a foreword by Grace Slick and an afterword by bandmate Jack Casady, BEEN SO LONG is an intimate portrait of an artist who was at the forefront of Psychedelic Rock and has since become one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana. Kaukonen's memoir reveals the stories behind the songs, lessons from a life in the music industry, and his reflections on a remarkable decades-long career.
BEEN SO LONG charts not only Jorma's association with the bands that made him famous but goes into never-before-told details about his addiction and recovery, his troubled first marriage and still-thriving second, the creation of the Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp, which he operates with his wife, Vanessa, and more. Interspersed with diary entries, personal correspondence, and song lyrics, this memoir is as unforgettable and inspiring as Jorma's music itself.
"A modern parable." -from the foreword by Grace Slick
"Kaukonen's ingenuity, his creativity, his desire to follow a story wherever it takes him, and his crisp writing permeate his new autobiography Been So Long: My Life and Music; his writing is as smooth and intricate as his fingerstyle blues, and he's a rattling good raconteur, drawing us in with tales of his days in the Airplane and Hot Tuna, and always candid about his own battles with alcoholism and drug use and his failed first marriage.... Kaukonen's illuminating stories and lilting prose warm us with this glow, too, and the book carries us on a lyrical journey through the hills and valleys of a man who is one of the five best guitarists playing today." -No Depression journal
"Amiable and informative... An honest personal portrait." -Kirkus Reviews
"Jorma comes across as a real guy ...saying what he really did ...and how he actually feels ....kind of what you'd expect if you knew him ...but very unusual for a book ...they are seldom this honest or this good." -David Crosby

"Jorma Kaukonen has produced an enduring body of original music, and devoted a lifetime to introducing a broad audience to blues, roots and Americana. Been So Long is an important read for anyone who loves music. It is thoughtful, insightful and downright fun. In Japan, artists who have made the greatest contributions are designated as Living National Treasures. For many reasons, Jorma is a truly Living National Treasure. I learned a lot from Been So Long, and I highly recommend it."-Jesse Finkelstein, Blues Radio International

Angela Himsel

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How does a woman who grew up in rural Indiana as a fundamentalist Christian end up a practicing Jew in New York? Angela Himsel's seemingly impossible road from childhood cult to a committed Jewish life is traced in and around the major events of the 1970s and 80s with warmth, humor, and a multitude of religious and philosophical insights. A River Could Be a Tree: A Memoir is a fascinating story of struggle, doubt, and finally, personal fulfillment.

Kirk Jay


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Kirk grew up in Alabama extremely poor and remembers times when there was no electricity, water or even food. At five years old, Kirk started playing drums at church and singing in the choir. In 2014, Kirk met a music manager who brought him to perform for Teddy Gentry, the bass player for the band Alabama. In 2015, Kirk started doing open mics and shocked the audience with his country sound. Word spread and bar owners started booking him. Currently, he travels the South with his band, Kirk Jay & Kuntry Funk.

Chef Nathan Lyon


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Being part of the service world is a difficult place to digest the process of upper management with their way of determining what's acceptable in the world of attitude, "We're only paying $7.25 an hour and have learned to expect that nothing will ever be perfect." By choice, I'm a very positive person. Until the paths of chance put me face to face with someone allowed to carry their negative energy forward. Hey! They make $7.25 an hour. Boss man on campus says, "Accept the reality." On this podcast I dive into the subject with a deeper purpose to help uncover who, what, where, why and when? The mirrored image of what's projected beyond the bathroom or rear view mirror isn't always the person we think we are. I'm not afraid to talk about how religious people always seems so happy and filled with spirit upon our arrival within the four walls of preaching. Show me who you are when the bills are due and the kids won't take out the trash. How can anyone be grateful in a world that expects perfection at a very low cost and or price? I once had an OM that sharply told me, "I'm not interested in solutions. Fix the problem before you take the time to speak to me." Can you imagine using that statement while looking at your tired eyes in the mirror? Fix the problem before you take the time to speak to me. But wait! I make $7.25 an hour! So many paths of disconnection and yet each dried river is to be met with expectation. For most of us our shoulders hurt from shrugging off a bad performance. I laugh out loud while having dinner with a decision maker that complains about how the wait staff at a restaurant can't seem to get their act together. The wrong food is brought to the table. The water glass is empty. The bill is wrong. Yeah! Welcome to the vision of how your business is also run. Those outside your next decision see things your company has elected to ignore. Leaders that can't pay a better wage and accept poor performance should walk into every day expecting nothing more than below average. If any employee has a difficult time filling their gas tank, those that hired them should be wearing the same face of shame. Bad service isn't the person. They've been trained to accept poor wages as part of the process. In two hours they'll be working at their fifth part time job. God is no different. Who, what, what, where, when and how are you receiving and do you arrive with the attitude of not needing a solution, you attempted to fix the problem before arriving in his place of grace?