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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.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…

Episode 34: Michael Lockwood- Producer, Guitarist, Songwriter.

Jan. 30, 2023

Michael Lockwood has had a long and fascinating musical career. He has worked with artists like the late (and former spouse) Lisa Marie Presley, Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple, Carly Simon, Susanna Hoffs and many more, as a songwri…

Episode 33: Ben Balmer- Americana Singer/Songwriter

Jan. 16, 2023

Ben Balmer and I had such an enjoyable chat, and I hope you thoroughly enjoy it. Ben is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist of great talent. His harmonica playing drips with great emotive resonance and brings a u…

Episode 32: Wayne Kirkpatrick- Multi-Grammy, and Tony Award winning Songwriter, Producer, Playwriter.

Jan. 2, 2023

With several decades in the music industry, Wayne Kirkpatrick has had a monumental career that shows no signs of slowing down. In the early 80s, Wayne formed partnerships and friendships with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith a…

Episode 31: Wayne Everett- The Lassie Foundation, Prayer Chain, solo artist

Dec. 19, 2022

Wayne Everett is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter with a musical history that spans decades. He has been an integral part of bands like The Prayer Chain, Starflyer59, The Lassie Foundation and CUSH- a…

Episode 30: Christmas with the Smithereens album preview (Drummer Dennis Diken)

Dec. 6, 2022

I was overjoyed to welcome back to the artists throne the one and only Dennis Diken! Dennis and I chat about the rerelease of the wonderful album, "Christmas with the Smithereens." Dennis takes us back in time and shares sto…

Episode 29: Ryvoli- Modern Folk Duo

Nov. 18, 2022

I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with the lovely and talented Jenn Whiteman and Samantha Ayers of the modern Folk duo, RYVOLI. These friends and musical partners have created a melodically stunning new album titled, "…

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