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Journey to the Stage with Bryan Frazier

Journey to the Stage with Bryan Frazier

Every artist has a story. Every story has a beginning. 

Journey to the Stage explores the winding pathways traveled by musicians, artists and songwriters, to gain insight into the music that has shaped who they are and the music they make. We highlight current projects by artists across genres, but always start our journey at the beginning.

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Ep. 44: Blue Water Highway

May 29, 2023

Blue Water Highway stands at the top of the list of bands I have come across in the last several years, so it was a real honor for me to sit down with founding members Zack Kibodeaux (primary vocalist and multi-instrumentali…

Ep. 43: Stephen McCarthy: Multi-instrumentalist, Songwriter, Vocalist.

May 15, 2023

Stephen McCarthy has been at the leading edge of genre creation, a claim few can make. With the founding of The Long Ryders in the early 80s, the band was helping lay the foundation for what would eventually be called "Ameri…

Ep. 42: Trapper Schoepp- Americana Singer/Songwriter

May 1, 2023

Trapper Schoepp is a musical force to be reckoned with. His brand new album, "Siren Songs," is his strongest effort to date, and was recorded in the Cash Cabin, a retreat and private recording studio built by the legendary M…

Ep. 41: Glen Phillips (part 2)- Toad the Wet Sprocket, solo artist

April 17, 2023

This is part two of a very in depth and open conversation I had with Glen Phillips. In this portion of our chat, Glen shares what led to the demise of Toad the Wet Sprocket and how those relational patterns have changed in a…

Ep. 40: Jon Shabaglian- Singer/Songwriter, Founder of Psalmist Mission

April 3, 2023

Jon Shabaglian is an award winning singer, songwriter and recording artist, with a growing catalog of soul stirring albums. For decades Jon has been writing, performing and recording music that reflects and reveals the heart…

Ep. 39 Dan Murphy of The Scarlet Goodbye, Soul Asylum

March 27, 2023

As a founding member of multi-platinum selling Soul Asylum, and super group, The Golden Smog, which features  members of Wilco, The Jayhawks, Big Star and Run Westy, Run, Grammy Award-winning Dan Murphy has spent decades cre…

Ep.38 Glen Phillips (part 1)- Toad the Wet Sprocket, solo artist

March 20, 2023

It was an honor to connect with one of my favorite vocalist, songwriters and lyricists, Glen Phillips. Glen is the voice and principal songwriter for Toad the Wet Sprocket, a band he helped form when he was just 15. This "Up…

Ep. 37: Sir, Please

March 6, 2023

"Sir, Please" is a brilliant band whose days of making a splash on the musical scene are just getting started. In a Journey to the Stage first, I was joined by the entire band, which includes twins Shane (vocals) and Josh (b…

Ep. 36: Mike Stand of the Altar Boys and Altar Billies

Feb. 20, 2023

Singer, songwriter and guitarist, Mike Stand has been making music for over four decades. When the Altar Boys brought their anthemic brand of righteous punk to the So. Cal. music scene in the early 80s, their fans knew they …

Episode 35: Thundermother (Founder, Guitarist Filippa Nässil)

Feb. 6, 2023

I had the pleasure of catching up with Thundermother's founder and guitarist, Filippa Nässil, as she sat in a Swedish pub, fresh from returning from the road, where her and her band toured the United States with Rock legends…

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Journey to the Stage ranks in the TOP 10% of podcasts!!!

THANK YOU to everyone who has tuned in and told their friends about Journey to the Stage. We are fortunate enough to rank in the top 10% of all podcasts around the world in terms of popularity. That's pretty incredible and humbling. 

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Booking guests for a fairly new podcast is something that takes a great deal of persistence, hutzpah, and thick skin. I am not afraid to ask ANYONE on to my podcast. In fact, most people would laugh if they were to read the list of crossed out names…