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May 29, 2023

Ep. 44: Blue Water Highway

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 …

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May 15, 2023

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

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 …

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May 1, 2023

Ep. 42: Trapper Schoepp- Americana Singer/Songwriter

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 Man …

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April 17, 2023

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

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 …

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April 3, 2023

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

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 of God. With a voice …

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March 27, 2023

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

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 creating a catalog of great …

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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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