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March 20, 2023

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

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 …

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March 6, 2023

Ep. 37: Sir, Please

"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 …

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Feb. 20, 2023

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

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 had …

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Feb. 6, 2023

Episode 35: Thundermother (Founder, Guitarist Filippa Nässil)

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, The …

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Jan. 30, 2023

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

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 songwriter, producer, touring …

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Jan. 16, 2023

Episode 33: Ben Balmer- Americana Singer/Songwriter

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 unique feel to …

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Jan. 2, 2023

Episode 32: Wayne Kirkpatrick- Multi-Grammy, and Tony Award winning S…

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 and would go …

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Dec. 19, 2022

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

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- all bands that have made in...

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Dec. 6, 2022

Episode 30: Christmas with the Smithereens album preview (Drummer Den…

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 stories …

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Nov. 18, 2022

Episode 29: Ryvoli- Modern Folk Duo

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, "Not in a Bad …

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Nov. 4, 2022

Episode 28: Ron Hicklin- Legendary Vocalist

You might not know the name Ron Hicklin, but you certainly know his voice. Ron and his singing group, "The Ron Hicklin Singers," sang on over 100 #1 hit songs with artists like Sinatra, Elvis, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond, Barbara …

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Oct. 19, 2022

Episode 27: Rescuing 70s Elvis with John Jackson

The Elvis Presley of the 1970s long ago achieved caricature status. The Elvis impersonators and the Pop Culture icon of the true Elvis have little in common. In this Special Edition of Journey to the Stage, Rock n Roll historian, …

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Oct. 11, 2022

Episode 26: The Smithereens (Drummer Dennis Diken)

As a 35 year fan of the music of The Smithereens, it was a genuine pleasure to chat with founding member and drummer, Dennis Diken. We discuss the path the band has traveled, navigating the heights of success and the …

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Sept. 22, 2022

Episode 25: Trevor Kowalski- Composer

Trevor Kowalski is a composer, pianist and arranger of immense talent, and it was an honor to have this most memorable conversation as the coda of Season 1 of my podcast. Trevor's music has been streamed over one hundred million …

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Sept. 13, 2022

Episode 24: Rain Perry- Singer/Songwriter

Rain Perry and I sat for delightful chat about her brand new album, "A White Album." This album is a wonderful collection of songs filled with powerful storytelling and melodic beauty. We play two songs from the album and spend …

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Aug. 26, 2022

Episode 23: May Erlewine- Singer/Songwriter

May Erlewine graced the artist's throne for a delightful chat about her brand new album, "Tiny Beautiful Things." May is songwriter that has many colors on her pallet ranging from Soul to Folk to Singer-Songwriter and much in between. Those …

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Aug. 3, 2022

Episode 22: Chris Taylor- Singer/Songwriter, Visual Artist

Chris Taylor is a San Antonio based musical and visual artist of exceptional talent. With a vast catalogue that starts in the early 90's, Chris is the hardest working man in Rock n Roll. Chris is a friend and I …

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July 25, 2022

Episode 21: M Ross Perkins- Singer/Songwriter

M Ross Perkins is a multi-instrumentalist, and singer/songwriter, who draws the best of psychedelic rock sound into the modern age. His song crafting has been compared to that of Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney and Harry Nilsson. With an incredible sens...

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July 18, 2022

Episode 20: Graeme James- Singer/Songwriter

New Zealand singer/songwriter, Graeme James and I sat for a chat about his lovely new album titled, "Seasons." Graeme (pronounced gray-um) really is a brilliantly gifted songwriter and performer. There is a heart and soul to his music that I …

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July 8, 2022

Episode 19: Sally Stevens- Iconic vocalist, actress and songwriter.

This is a MUST listen episode if there ever has been one. Sally Stevens has a voice you know, has worked on films you have seen, and can be heard in TV shows you have seen. She has recorded and/or …

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June 15, 2022

Episode 18: Caitlin Rushing- Singer/Songwriter

Caitlin Rushing was a delight to chat with. She is a singer-songwriter with a story to tell. We PREMIERE her BRAND NEW single "Why You Gotta," a first for Journey to the Stage. We dig into how Caitlin has sold …

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June 7, 2022

Episode 17: Slow Crush (Vocalist/Bassist Isa Holliday)

I was thrilled to be joined by Isa Holliday, lead vocalist and bassist for Belgian shoegaze band, Slow Crush. In a matter of a few years, Slow Crush has developed a solid international following with their dreamlike, swirling, sound. Isa …

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May 24, 2022

Episode 16: The Whitmore Sisters (Bonnie & Eleanor)- Americana Rock a…

Sisters Eleanor and Bonnie Whitmore are accomplished musicians, singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and artist apart from each other. Eleanor and her husband Chris Masterson comprise the harmony rich group, The Mastersons, and Bonnie has forged he...

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May 19, 2022

Episode 15: John Elefante- Multi-Grammy winning solo artist, former K…

John Elefante, former lead vocalist for Kansas, has done it all in music. His brand new solo album, "The Amazing Grace" is out NOW and can be found on John has four Grammys to his name and has produced …

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