Backstage Pass Radio

Backstage Pass Radio

A podcast created to showcase local/national/ and world-renowned musicians, resellers, and manufacturers on what is new and exciting as it relates to past and current projects. A podcast by the artist...for the artists!

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S6: E9: Bill Brown (Houston Astros Hall of Fame Broadcaster - Voices of the Game
May 29 2024
S6: E9: Bill Brown (Houston Astros Hall of Fame Broadcaster - Voices of the Game
Date: May 29, 2024 Name of podcast: Backstage Pass Radio Episode title and number: S6: E9: Bill Brown (Houston Astros Hall of Fame Broadcaster - Voices of the GameSHOW SUMMARY:My neighbor and Hall of Fame sportscaster Bill Brown, "Brownie," steps up to the mic, not for play-by-play, but for a heart-to-heart on his 30-year love affair with sports broadcasting and the Houston Astros. As we peel back the curtain on the meticulous world of commentating, from gripping hockey games to the narrative-laden pastime of baseball, Brownie opens the vault of his personal and professional highs, including his cherished induction into the Astros' Hall of Fame. But it's not just about the roar of the crowd; we swing into his life's other passions—golf, photography, and the community ties that root us all, inspired by figures like my own father.  With Brownie's storytelling, we're carried through the rhythms of a broadcaster's game day—an early rise, pre-game prep through the final call, and the post-game wrap-up. Discover the unseen challenges, the dedication to craft, and the importance of staying nimble on your feet, especially when the unexpected rain delay throws you a curveball. Then, we step into the bittersweet reality for local broadcasters during the postseason, where the deep-seated connections to their team are put on pause, and the airwaves are commanded by national voices—a stark contrast to the familiar cadence they provide all season.  But wait, there's more than just calls and commentary. Brownie guides us through the world of sports memorabilia, sharing a poignant tale involving Nolan Ryan, and the complexities of baseball's unwritten rules, from retaliation tactics to when to hang up the headset for family time. In a reflective swing, we return to the broadcast booth after retirement, diving into Brownie's passion for writing and the controversial MLB sign-stealing scandal he experienced firsthand. Lastly, we capture the essence of life's richness as Brownie illustrates his journey into photography, threading it with the joy of golf, and the powerful act of giving back within our community, leaving us inspired to find those intersections in our own lives. Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COM Backstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/bill.brown.7921 Call to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer.   Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass Radio  Your Host, Randy Hulsey  Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COM Backstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web PageWeb - www.adamhood.com&nb
S6: E8: Dayna Steele (Radio DJ - 101 KLOL) Amplifying Life with the Voice of Rock
May 8 2024
S6: E8: Dayna Steele (Radio DJ - 101 KLOL) Amplifying Life with the Voice of Rock
Date: April 24, 2024 Name of podcast: Backstage Pass Radio Episode title and number: S6 : E8: Dayna Steele (Radio DJ - 101 KLOL) Amplifying Life with the Voice of RockBIO:Dayna Steele electrifies our latest episode, sharing the raw and untamed journey of her life in rock radio and beyond. The airwaves buzz with her stories of scaling the heights from an ambitious teen to a revered rock radio icon at KLOL, and how her unmistakable, raspy voice became her trademark. Dayna's relentless drive and the support of her 'Wonder Husband' demonstrate that with the right mix of grit and grace, you can transform your career into a symphony of success and influence.  The conversation takes a deeper turn as we explore Dayna's commitment to advocacy and her candid reflections on the radio industry's evolution. She unpacks the power of unique traits, the art of commanding attention and respect by stating your needs, and the importance of clear communication. Whether it's her activism for Alzheimer's or her ventures into the political realm, Dayna's narrative reinforces the significance of carving your own path and the unexpected twists and turns that life may present.  Get ready for an insider's tour of the music radio world with anecdotes of Dayna's encounters with rock legends and the spontaneity of pre-corporate radio days. This episode is a thrilling backstage pass, revealing the camaraderie and chaos of the industry, the hustle needed to break through, and the surprising ways opportunities can appear. Join us for a ride through a life lived at full volume, where giving back, seizing the moment, and honoring the power of your voice create a legacy that resonates far beyond the final note. Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COM Backstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web PageWeb - https://www.facebook.com/daynasteele/ Call to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer.   Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass Radio  Your Host, Randy Hulsey  Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COM Backstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web PageWeb - www.adamhood.com Call to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer.   Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass Radio  Your Host, Randy Hulsey
S6: E7: Adam Hood - From Opelika to the Opry
Apr 24 2024
S6: E7: Adam Hood - From Opelika to the Opry
Date: April 24, 2024 Name of podcast: Backstage Pass Radio Episode title and number: S6 : E7: Adam Hood - From Opelika to the Opry BIO:Stepping onto the Grand Ole Opry stage is a dream etched deep in the heart of any country musician, and in our latest heart-to-heart with the incomparable Adam Hood, that moment comes to life. As we sit down with the Alabama native, we unwrap the layers of his journey from an athletic kid in Opelika to a revered name in country music. We're not just talking tunes here—we're talking about the life behind the lyrics, the struggle between the stage lights and bedtime stories, and those indelible connections within the music community that hold artists together through the highs and lows of this whirlwind industry.  There's a sweet resonance when Adam reminisces about the first strum of his guitar, the influence of country music legends, and the rush of sharing his sound with the world. It's like being invited into an old friend's living room, where stories and songs are traded in equal measure. And if you've ever wondered about the alchemy of musical collaboration, Adam's tales from the studio with Travis Tritt and the making of "Different Groove" will have you hooked. Our conversation is more than a behind-the-scenes glance—it's a testament to the transformative power of music and the shared pride within the Texas music community for those who've made their mark on the Opry's storied stage.  Through the backdrop of Adam's narrative, we touch on the evolving landscape of the music industry, from the impact of social media to the nitty-gritty of streaming economies. This episode is more than a peek behind the curtain—it's an insider's guide to navigating the ever-changing tides of a musician's world, underscored by a celebration of the deep connections music weaves into our lives. So tune in, and let the soul-stirring stories of Adam Hood inspire you to find your own rhythm amid the noise. Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COM Backstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web PageWeb - www.adamhood.com Call to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer.   Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass Radio  Your Host, Randy Hulsey
S6 : E6: Dan Smalley - Ballads of the Bayou
Apr 12 2024
S6 : E6: Dan Smalley - Ballads of the Bayou
Date: April 12,, 2024 Name of podcast: Backstage Pass Radio Episode title and number: S6 : E6: Dan Smalley - Ballads of the Bayou BIO:Dan Smalley may just now be making a name for himself, but he already sings with the voice of experience. And he’s got the bullet scars to prove it. The Alaska native who came of age in Shreveport, Louisiana, sings his confessional, soul-baring songs with deep conviction. Smalley expresses a fresh take on Country music that knows tradition, inspired by the greats of the genre and infused with the swampy sounds of his roots, the Gospel of hardwood church pews and the impassioned delivery of R&B. Artists like Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Al Green and Willie Nelson provided a musical roadmap for Smalley to follow, and the against-the-grain success of Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson drew him to Nashville. There, he began working with producer Keith Stegall, known for his award-winning work with the likes of Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band. Ashley McBryde and Dillon Carmichael already have picked up on  Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COM Backstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web PageWeb - www.dansmalleyofficial.com Call to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer.   Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass Radio  Your Host, Randy Hulsey
S6: E5: Con Delo (Hindley Street Country Club) - From Adelaide's Alleys to Global Stages
Mar 27 2024
S6: E5: Con Delo (Hindley Street Country Club) - From Adelaide's Alleys to Global Stages
Joining me on the airwaves of Backstage Pass Radio is none other than the remarkable Con Delo, founder and maestro bassist of the Hindley Street Country Club. We wade through the melodic waters of Con's past, where a fusion of Macedonian and Greek influences concocted a profound love for the soulful rhythms of Motown and American classics. His tale is one of musical alchemy, from pillow-stuffed drum kits to stirring the hearts of millions online with his band's cover hits—a journey not to be missed by anyone with even a whisper of a tune in their heart.As we peel back the layers of HSCC's serendipitous rise to YouTube fame, it's clear that the road to viral success is paved with both intention and chance. Our conversation unearths the dynamics of their weekly musical odyssey—where Adelaide's finest musicians unite for the love of the craft, polishing and perfecting each note to resonant perfection. It's a testament to the band's dedication that artistry trumps predictability, ensuring that each performance is infused with an authenticity that listeners across the globe have come to cherish.The sonic journey doesn't stop there; we traverse the intricacies of setlist creation and the thrills of taking our sound on tour. I open up about the subtle art of song selection—a dance of personal vision and collective input—and the excitement of bringing our music to life on stages around the world. Whether it's discussing brand endorsements that fine-tune our presence or musing over the universal language of music that captivates both young and old, this episode is an anthem for the power of timeless tunes and the unbreakable bonds they forge. So plug in, tune-up, and let's hit the play button on an episode that's all heart and all soul.
S6: E4: Ned Evett - The Multidimensional World of a Guitarist
Mar 13 2024
S6: E4: Ned Evett - The Multidimensional World of a Guitarist
Date: March 13, 2024 Name of podcast: Backstage Pass Radio Episode title and number: S6: E4: Ned Evett -  The Multidimensional World of a Guitarist  The return of Ned Evett, the fretless guitar maestro, marks a special moment as we travel through his recent move to the West Coast and the tales from his experience at Joe Satriani's G4 guitar camp. This episode isn't just an exploration of the captivating sounds of the fretless guitar, it's a journey into the heart of an artist’s evolution, with personal anecdotes from Ned about the places and people that have shaped his music and life. Nashville's musical melting pot has been a part of my own narrative, and I open up about how the city's growth has intertwined with my family's history, providing a poignant backdrop for discussing the broadening horizons of the Music City.  Tuning in, you'll discover the interconnectedness of art forms, as I reveal how my creative outlets extend beyond guitar riffs into the realms of sculpting, painting, and animation. It's a conversation that dives into the life of a musician beyond the stage, showcasing the symbiotic relationship between different mediums of expression. We also share guidance for upcoming artists, balancing the excitement and caution needed to navigate the music industry, and I peel back the curtain on the intriguing process of crafting bespoke instruments for legends like John Frusciante.  Ned and I wrap up with an introspective look at the personal growth that comes from creating music and the joy of interacting with other musicians, peeling layers off the challenges of adopting new tuning methods, and the invention of the clamp slide for fretless guitars. Our chat moves between discussions about the durability and tonal clarity of glass fingerboards, to stories of European tours and the gratification found in working alongside guitar giants. So, strap in for an episode that strikes every chord, from the tactile to the emotional, examining the threads that weave through the life of an innovative musician. Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COM Backstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles: Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusic Instagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusic Twitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusic Website - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.com Artist(s) Web PageWeb - www.nedevett.comInstagram - @nedevettFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Nedevett Call to action We ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer.   Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass Radio  Your Host, Randy Hulsey
S6: E3: Susan Hickman: An Odyssey of Sound and Soul
Feb 7 2024
S6: E3: Susan Hickman: An Odyssey of Sound and Soul
When the strings of Susan Hickman's guitar resonate, they tell a story deeper than the melodies they create. Join us as we sit down with the adept singer-songwriter at Crystal Vision studio, where Susan unfolds the narrative of her life in music, from her initial steps guided by a mother's old guitar to the mastery of the Nashville number system. Her journey is one that transcends the personal; it becomes a beacon for those who dream and those who dare to pursue the dreams music plants in their hearts.The path to musical acumen is seldom walked alone, and Susan's tale is rich with the support of her parents and the shared experiences with siblings that carved her into the artist she is today. We examine the bedrock of her proactive nature as a young musician—the makeshift stages, the church choirs—and how an early admiration for Leanne Rimes sparked a flame that burns fiercely to this day. Susan's chronicle serves not only as an affirmation of parental support's pivotal role but also as a testament to the grit required to stand firm in the music business, particularly for women who must often navigate a labyrinth of industry pressures.Wrapping up the session, Susan offers a glimpse into the horizon, teasing the treasury of upcoming tours and music that awaits her fans. Our conversation is a celebration, a recognition of the symbiotic relationships within the music community, and a nod to the future. It's about the joy of discovering new talent, the impact of mentorship, and the importance of nurturing the connections that make music a communal triumph. Tune in for an odyssey of sound and soul with Susan Hickman, where every chord strikes a chord with the dreamer in each of us.
S6: E2: Jesse Roach - Strings of the Soul
Jan 17 2024
S6: E2: Jesse Roach - Strings of the Soul
Date: January 17, 2024Name of podcast: Backstage Pass RadioEpisode title and number: S6: E2: Jesse Roach - Strings of the SoulI had the pleasure of sitting down with the fiercely talented Jesse Roach, a singer-songwriter whose Texas roots and vibrant energy captivate from the first chord. As we shared stories, she brought the studio to life with "Girls from the South," a track that packs a punch with its bold Southern charm. Our conversation was a journey in itself, tracing the lines of Jesse's transformation from a young rebel to a seasoned artist, and diving into the heart of her songwriting struggles and ambitions. Her honesty about the creative process and the daunting task of living up to songwriting legends will resonate with anyone who's ever faced a blank page and a racing mind.  It's a wonder how the world of a 'military brat' can shape the soul of a musician. Jesse and I explored the nomadic lifestyle's impact on her youth and the tight radius of local gigs that mark the territory of her musical growth. From Huntsville's intimate venues to the grand stage of American Idol, we peeled back the curtain to reveal the less-than-glittery truths of talent shows. My own tale weaves into this tapestry, recounting the Cypress days and the crossroads of choosing between passion or a more trodden path. Jesse's story is a poignant reminder that while the guitar may intimidate, a voice with conviction can soar above the strings.  The episode wraps with the stirring narrative of "Angel Wings," a song that pays homage to a beloved local figure whose spirit lingers in the Cypress bar scene. Our discussion of this melancholic masterpiece opens up a wider conversation on the profound impact such music can have. It turns out, that sometimes a somber tune can be a comfort, an echo of shared human experience. Jesse Roach's stories, insights, and acoustic serenade offer a rare glimpse into the soul of a true artist, and this episode is an invitation to feel the full spectrum of emotions that only music can deliver.Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COMBackstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web PageInstagram - @jesseroachtexas_musicCall to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer. Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass RadioYour Host,Randy Hulsey
S6: E1: Shane Smith ( Shane Smith & The Saints) From Texas Roots to 'Yellowstone' Fame
Jan 3 2024
S6: E1: Shane Smith ( Shane Smith & The Saints) From Texas Roots to 'Yellowstone' Fame
As the tour bus rolled into Tacoma, we grabbed a moment with Shane Smith, frontman of Shane Smith & the Saints, amidst the backdrop of a bustling tour schedule. Shane unpacks the journey of their musical grind, from the humbling beginnings in Terrell, Texas, to the moment their tunes echoed through the scenes of "Yellowstone," sparking a wildfire of fandom. His reflections on touring alongside the indomitable Whiskey Myers bring to light the tenacity and grit it takes to carve out a space in the music industry's vast landscape.Strap in for a ride through the evolution of a songwriter, where passion collides with purpose, and the allure of the road meets the solace of home. Shane Smith's candid tales of shifting from the pursuit of education to chasing the echo of his own music encapsulate the transformation from an eager student to a seasoned artist. Our discussion meanders through the veins of genre-defying creativity, as Shane shares his refusal to be boxed into a single musical identity, all while savoring the thrill of a live show that promises to be as dynamic as their sound.The episode crescendos with the recounting of an extraordinary acoustic performance, born from the chaos of a weather-stricken gig on the Mexican border. As we tip our hats to the freshly released single "The Graze," we also cast a spotlight on the band's highly anticipated local show in Houston's White Oak Music Hall. Shane Smith & the Saints are a testament to the unwavering spirit of musicians who turn every stone and every storm into a step towards triumph.
S5: E14: Sam Banks - (Craig Morgan) Local Gigs to Legendary Stages
Dec 27 2023
S5: E14: Sam Banks - (Craig Morgan) Local Gigs to Legendary Stages
Date: December 27, 2023Name of podcast: Backstage Pass RadioEpisode title and number: S5: E14: Sam Banks - (Craig Morgan) Local Gigs to Legendary StagesBIO:From a local club in Grain Valley to the neon glow of Nashville, Sam's guitar has strummed the chords of an incredible journey. As he sits down with us, his tale unfolds, revealing the grit behind the glamour of the music industry. Sam's narrative bridges his early days jamming with family to the thrill of sharing the stage with country stars like Craig Morgan. He brings us along for the ride, from selling merch to mastering his six-string on some of the most legendary stages, like the Grand Ole Opry.  Nashville's evolution over the past decade takes center stage, as Sam peels back the curtain on the city's transformation through a musician's eyes. He reminisces about the intimate connection forged in venues like the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe, where the walls are steeped in history and the birth of iconic songs. Our conversation with Sam turns to the art of songwriting, the intricate dance of lyrics and melody, and the anticipation that bubbles up when new music is ready to be unveiled to the world.  The resonance of a beloved guitar transcends its strings as Sam shares his passion for the instrument, including the poignant story of how a surprise payment plan from his then-girlfriend led to acquiring his prized guitar. We explore the influences that have shaped his unique sound, including guitar greats like Jerry Reed, and the importance of both lyrics and melody in crafting songs that capture the heart. Join us as we step into Sam's shoes and experience the life of a musician intimately woven into the fabric of Nashville's storied music community.Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COMBackstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web PageInstagram - @SamBanksMusicCall to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer. Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass RadioYour Host,Randy Hulsey
S5: E13: Ted Poley (Danger Danger, Tokyo Motor Fist) - Melodies & Animal Rights Mission
Dec 19 2023
S5: E13: Ted Poley (Danger Danger, Tokyo Motor Fist) - Melodies & Animal Rights Mission
Date: December 20, 2023Name of podcast: Backstage Pass RadioEpisode title and number: S5: E13: Ted Poley (Danger Danger, Tokyo Motor Fist) - Melodies & Animal Rights MissionBIO:Have you ever wondered about the journey of a musician who reinvents himself, not just in his craft but in his mission? Ted Poley, acclaimed for his versatile musical talent and devotion to animal rights, takes center stage in this episode. His tale, spanning from his musical roots in New Jersey to his current role as an animal welfare advocate, promises to be as captivating as his soulful renditions. We dig deep into his early influences, his instrumental metamorphosis in a cover band, and the launch of his unique acoustic van tour.Ted's narrative takes us on a wild ride through the world of cover bands, highlighting the art of mastering an instrument and the hurdles one encounters while transitioning from one instrument to another. He walks us through his time in the grunge music scene in the late 80s and early 90s, sharing his collaborative efforts with former band members of Trickster, Ted Nugent, and Billy Joel. Despite the success and the bonds formed, every band has its expiry, and we delve into the aftermath of their disbandment.However, the spotlight truly shines on Ted's passion for animal rights and how he has incorporated this into his acoustic van tour. He opens up about his love for animals, his plans to traverse the country performing and meeting fans, and his unwavering support for local no-kill animal shelters. As we draw a curtain on this episode, we leave you with a call to action: join Ted's fight, champion animal welfare, and support your local animal shelters. This episode is not just a tale of music and passion; it's about finding a purpose and making a difference. Do join us on this inspiring journey!Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COMBackstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web Pagewww.ted-poley.comCall to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer. Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass RadioYour Host,Randy Hulsey
S5: E11: Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns & Roses, Asia, Art of Anarchy, Sons of Apollo, Whom Gods Destroy) - Tremolos & Thimbles - PART 2
Dec 8 2023
S5: E11: Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns & Roses, Asia, Art of Anarchy, Sons of Apollo, Whom Gods Destroy) - Tremolos & Thimbles - PART 2
Date: December 8, 2023Name of podcast: Backstage Pass RadioEpisode title and number: S5: E11: Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns & Roses, Asia, Art of Anarchy, Sons of Apollo, Whom Gods Destroy) - Tremolos & Thimbles - PART 2BIO:Step into the world of Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, revered guitar virtuoso, and journey with us through his illustrious music career. From touring with legendary bands like Guns N’ Roses and Lita Ford, to his current venture, Art of Anarchy, discover the grit and determination that catapulted him into the stratosphere. Hear firsthand stories of his shift from the hustle of New York to the music scene of New Jersey, his collaborations with icons such as Nancy Sinatra, and the unforgettable experience of learning 15 songs in two days for a surprise tour.In our candid conversation, we traverse the ups and downs of Art of Anarchy, tracing its evolution from inception to the present day. We explore the challenges the band faced, including shake-ups with lead singers and periods of hiatus. Find out how inspiration struck from an unexpected source – the movie Joker – and sparked a musical resurgence. Learn about their partnership with Jeff Scott Soto from Sons of Apollo, who stepped in as the band's third lead singer, and their passionate work on their third album.Lastly, let’s break the stigma surrounding mental health. Hear how mental illness impacts individuals and society, and how it has shaped Ron's music, specifically the single "Vilified". Discover the importance of seeking help and using talk therapy. Switching gears, we also dive into the world of guitar playing and building, discussing Ron's signature double-neck guitar and his endorsement with Vigier. So, buckle up for an enlightening journey into the musical universe of Bumblefoot, filled with passion, resilience, and the sweet sound of guitar strings.Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COMBackstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web Pagewww.bumblefoot.comCall to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer. Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass RadioYour Host,Randy Hulsey
S5: E11: Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns & Roses, Asia, Art of Anarchy, Sons of Apollo, Whom Gods Destroy) - Tremolos & Thimbles - PART 1
Nov 29 2023
S5: E11: Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns & Roses, Asia, Art of Anarchy, Sons of Apollo, Whom Gods Destroy) - Tremolos & Thimbles - PART 1
Date: November 29, 2023Name of podcast: Backstage Pass RadioEpisode title and number: S5: E11: Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns & Roses, Asia, Art of Anarchy, Sons of Apollo, Whom Gods Destroy) - Tremolos & Thimbles - PART 1BIO:Step into the world of Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, revered guitar virtuoso, and journey with us through his illustrious music career. From touring with legendary bands like Guns N’ Roses and Lita Ford, to his current venture, Art of Anarchy, discover the grit and determination that catapulted him into the stratosphere. Hear firsthand stories of his shift from the hustle of New York to the music scene of New Jersey, his collaborations with icons such as Nancy Sinatra, and the unforgettable experience of learning 15 songs in two days for a surprise tour.In our candid conversation, we traverse the ups and downs of Art of Anarchy, tracing its evolution from inception to the present day. We explore the challenges the band faced, including shake-ups with lead singers and periods of hiatus. Find out how inspiration struck from an unexpected source – the movie Joker – and sparked a musical resurgence. Learn about their partnership with Jeff Scott Soto from Sons of Apollo, who stepped in as the band's third lead singer, and their passionate work on their third album.Lastly, let’s break the stigma surrounding mental health. Hear how mental illness impacts individuals and society, and how it has shaped Ron's music, specifically the single "Vilified". Discover the importance of seeking help and using talk therapy. Switching gears, we also dive into the world of guitar playing and building, discussing Ron's signature double-neck guitar and his endorsement with Vigier. So, buckle up for an enlightening journey into the musical universe of Bumblefoot, filled with passion, resilience, and the sweet sound of guitar strings.Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COMBackstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web Pagewww.bumblefoot.comCall to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer. Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass RadioYour Host,Randy Hulsey
S5: E10: Scot "Little" Bihlman - An Anthology of Musical Triumphs
Nov 8 2023
S5: E10: Scot "Little" Bihlman - An Anthology of Musical Triumphs
Date: November 8, 2023Name of podcast: Backstage Pass RadioEpisode title and number: S5: E10: Scot "Little" Bihlman - An Anthology of Musical TriumphsBIO:From the glitz of Las Vegas to the hallowed halls of the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, we take you on a sonic journey with the multi-talented, four-time Emmy Award winner, Scot "Little" Bihlman. Voted most likely to riff at any given moment, Scott treats us to a sneak peek of his track “Tooth and Nail”, while discussing the making of his record “Legend of Hipster Billings”. We danced through the landscape of his career, touching on his collaborations with music giants like Ted Nugent, Dug Pinnick, and John Fogerty, and share some stories that would make even the most seasoned music aficionado's jaw drop.You'll feel like the proverbial fly on the wall as Scot spins tales from his time at the Musician's Institute, where he rubbed shoulders with music luminaries such as Billy Ward and Steve Smith. He opens up about the most intense year of his life, the highs and lows, and his serendipitous connection with Dug Pinnick that led to a whirlwind signing to Megaforce Records. Buckle up as we dive into Scot's creative process, discussing the collaborative effort that birthed the quirky song, “Who Wants a Spankin?"We end our sonic tour with Scot reflecting on the ever-evolving music industry landscape. From the days of record sales and radio royalties to the new era of streaming, Scot provides a unique perspective on how artists adapt and thrive. We also explore the role of endorsements in his career and get a sneak peek into his upcoming projects. So, tune in, drop the beat and get ready for a journey through music, creativity, and resilience with Scot "Little" Bihlman. You won't want to miss it!Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COMBackstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web Pagewww.scotbihlman.comCall to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer. Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass RadioYour Host,Randy Hulsey
S5: E9: Faith Lee - Reaching For The Stars
Oct 25 2023
S5: E9: Faith Lee - Reaching For The Stars
Date: October 25, 2023Name of podcast: Backstage Pass RadioEpisode title and number:  S5: E9 - Faith Lee - Reaching For The StarsBIO:Faith Lee is a singer songwriter from Sugar Land, TX. Faith has been performing as a singer since the age of five and she has accomplished much despite her young age.At the age of seven, she was the youngest to perform in the Children’s Chorus of Houston Grand Opera’s The Little Prince. She has since performed in two other operas (Faust and La Boheme). At age ten, she was the youngest finalist in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Rodeo Rockstar competition where she won second place. At age eleven, she sang the National Anthem at a Houston Astros game and she was selected to participate in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Intermediate to Advanced songwriting camp in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a National finalist in the Houston Celebration of Music Talent contest (https://celebrationofmusic.com/) and was featured in the national finals of Celebration of Music by singing “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman and in a group performing “New York State of Mind” led by Ethan Bortnik. The Celebration of Music finals will be televised on PBS in 2022. Faith opened up for the Will Carter Band at the Firehouse Saloon and the Dosey Doe. She also won the Josie Award, the largest independent recording artist award, as Junior Vocalist of the Year and she was nominated in 2021 at the Josie Music Award for The Young Adult Vocalist of the Year and the Songwriting Achievement Award (Personal Composition) which is an adult category. She also was chosen to participate in the Josie Music Awards Vocal competition.In addition to singing and acting, Faith has received training in ballet, guitar, piano, songwriting, and ukulele. She enjoys swimming, basketball, and traveling with her family. Faith’s long-term desire is to be a professional recording artist.Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COMBackstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web Pagewww.faithleemusic.comCall to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer. Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass RadioYour Host,Randy Hulsey
S5: E8 - Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakum, John Mellencamp, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins) - The Legacy Lives On
Oct 11 2023
S5: E8 - Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakum, John Mellencamp, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins) - The Legacy Lives On
Date: October 11, 2023Name of podcast: Backstage Pass RadioEpisode title and number:  S5: E8 - Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakum, John Mellencamp, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins) - The Legacy Lives OnBIO:Born David Roe Rorick, bassist/vocalist/songwriter Dave Roe grew up in Hawaii and started playing bass in funk and R&B bands in the late ’60s and ’70s. After moving to Nashville in the early ’80s, he joined Jerry Reed’s band.  Over the next several years Dave toured the world with several country artists including Mel Tillis, Vern Gosdin, Charlie Louvin, Dottie West, Chet Atkins, Vince Gill, and others.In the early ’90s,  Johnny Cash hired Dave to play in his band the Tennessee Three.  Dave has said ‘That started my love affair with the upright bass, and slap bass in particular, that lingers till this day.’  Dave worked with Cash for eleven years, and toward the end, he played bass on most of the American Recordings sessions produced by Rick Rubin.After Cash passed away,  Dave toured and recorded for five years with Dwight Yoakam. He got off the road after that, since his recording session work had picked up substantially. Coinciding with this, he was a member of the Don Kelley Band for 13 years, considered one of America’s best honky-tonk bands.With over 500 album credits, including numerous platinum, gold, and Grammy-winning records, over the years Dave has worked with such diverse artists as John Mellencamp, Sturgill Simpson, Chrissie Hynde, Taj Majal, Loretta Lynn,  Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Ian Hunter, Brian Setzer, Dan Auerbach, CeeLo Green, Kurt Vile, Yola, John Anderson, Carrie Underwood, Marcus King, Malcolm Holcombe, Brandy Clark, Joe Ely, Gretchen Peters, Ray LaMontagne, Jake Bugg, Richard Lloyd, Don Schlitz, Faith Hill, Duane Eddy, Kathy Mattea, Rodney Crowell and others.These days, Dave continues to work sessions and play live regionally with a few artists.  He has his own band, the SloBeats, formed with guitar great from Marty Stuart’s band Kenny Vaughan, and drummer Pete Abbott from the Average White Band. Dave also regularly books sessions in his own studio, Seven Deadly Sins, located right outside Nashville in Goodlettsville, TN. He is a life member of AFM Local 257 in Nashville, TN.Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COMBackstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web Pagewww.daveroe.comCall to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer. Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass RadioYour Host,Randy Hulsey
S5: E7: Christopher Anton  - (Information Society, Mr. Wonderful) - Wonderful Society Modes
Sep 20 2023
S5: E7: Christopher Anton - (Information Society, Mr. Wonderful) - Wonderful Society Modes
Date: September 20, 2023Name of podcast: Backstage Pass RadioEpisode title and number:  S5: E7 - Christopher Anton (Information Society, Mr. Wonderful) - Wonderful Society ModesBIO:Genesis of Sound II, Available Sept. 17thInternational synthpop artist christopher ANTON announces Genesis of Sound II. The new fully remastered singles collection is slated for release on September 17th. Genesis of Sound II will be available in digital and physical CD formats at bandcamp.com and other online retailers.Pre-sales of Genesis of Sound II will begin on July 30th at:https://christopheranton.bandcamp.com/Genesis of Sound II includes classic Anton tracks, and cover songs, including Blinding Lights (The Weeknd), Send Me an Angel (Real Life), and Circles (Post Malone). Anton has teamed up with producer and songwriter Nick James of The Voice and the Snake, as well as songwriters Richard Broadhead of Mesh, and Peter Rainman of People Theatre, with remixes by Ricardo Autobahn, RE:Active, and Skyler D. White (Scyia) for the release.All tracks have been remastered for Genesis of Sound II by Skyler D. White.christopher ANTON is the former lead singer of the synth-pop band Information Society. christopher ANTON began in 2008 from a love of synthpop and synthwave music. Anton, with bassist/vocalist/keyboardist/percussionist Donna Jean, has shared the stage with many notable artists such as A Flock of Seagulls, Berlin, Missing Persons, Alan Wilder/Recoil (Depeche Mode), Goo Goo Dolls, Alphaville, Wang Chung, Thomas Dolby, Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), ABC, Vapors, When in Rome UK, Boys Don't Cry, Escape Club, The Flirts, Trans X, Stevie B., Timmy T., Gene Loves Jezebel, Cutting Crew, The Romantics, Dramarama, Animotion.Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COMBackstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web Pagewww.christopherantonmusic.comCall to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer. Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass RadioYour Host,Randy Hulsey
S5: E5: Qwynn - Nothing But Time
Aug 30 2023
S5: E5: Qwynn - Nothing But Time
Date: August 30, 2023Name of podcast: Backstage Pass RadioEpisode title and number:  S5: E5 - Qwynn - Nothing But TimeBIO:Qwynn is a Nashville-based artist, singer/songwriter originally from Cleveland Ohio. Growing up, she was a competitive figure skater until a knee injury forced her to stop competing at age 10. Turning defeat into victory, Qwynn took her love of performing from the ice to the stage, discovering her talents in singing and acting.Qwynn has since performed live at fundraising events for the Dare2Dream Foundation, Relay For Life, performed the National Anthem at the Indians vs. Tigers game, and most recently hosted and sang at the finish line celebration at the Autism Speaks LA Walk at the Dodger’s Stadium. After a quick two-month trip to record in Nashville (that turned into a six-month trip,) Qwynn moved from Los Angeles to chase her musical dreams in Tennessee.During this transition, Qwynn has been in the studio co-writing with music producer/songwriter Matt Wilder, who began as a protégé and signed artist with producer/composer Dan Hartman (James Brown, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Paul Young) who penned “I Can Dream About You,” “Free Ride” and “Living In America” and songwriter Brian Maher who co-penned Justin Moore’s #1 songs “Small Town USA and “Til My Last Day” and has landed cuts by artists such as Taylor Swift, Lonestar, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.Qwynn also currently works with 2x Grammy Award Winner Rebecca Lynn Howard and American Music Award winner Moe Loughran from Nashville Creative House as her vocal coaches.Qwynn enjoys practicing yoga, playing piano, ukulele, and guitar, cooking, and spending time with her family. She is extremely passionate about the special needs community and has helped her family start a 501c3 non-profit called “Connor’s Hope” in honor of her brother Connor who is on the autism spectrum.Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COMBackstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Web Pagewww.qwynnmusic.comCall to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer. Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass RadioYour Host,Randy Hulsey
S5: E4 - Paul Noyola - East Texas Pickin and Patroling
Aug 23 2023
S5: E4 - Paul Noyola - East Texas Pickin and Patroling
Date: August 23, 2023Name of podcast: Backstage Pass RadioEpisode title and number:  S5: E4 - Paul Noyola  - East Texas Pickin and PatrolingBIO:Around 13 years old, I taught myself to play guitar - singing my favorite tunes comforted me during a tumultuous time in my life. Within a year, I began writing songs and performing at events around East Texas. In 1995, I was 15 and was hired by a local country club to perform for 4 hours every Friday night for several years. I also formed & fronted The Tailor Made Band beginning in 1995, touring regionally, playing old country, western swing tunes, and several songs that I had written. During those early teenage years, I headlined local festivals & performed at events with Leann Rimes, Mark Chesnutt, Wayne Toups, and Johnny Gimble, and was mentored in songwriting by Grammy Award winner Don Rollins.When I turned 20, I felt the need to get into a career and became a police officer, which I devoted all my attention to for about 5 years until I had the urge to perform music again.The freedom and power of rock music were a big influence on me from an early age - with some of my favorites being the Beatles, Led Zepplin, and 90's grunge. I had always wanted to do a rock project, so in 2005 I fronted a 4 piece rock band called Demagogue and for the next two years, we wrote and performed our music around Texas and Louisiana, releasing the EP Passage To Repute and album Fight The Fate. The bassist for the band was Matt Sebastian, who is currently performing around the Houston area. The drummer for Demagogue is now a well-known session drummer and studio owner in the Nashville area, Grady Saxman with Saxman Studios.A few years later, I fronted another rock project called Noyola and during its 3-year run, we released the album Sow Tomorrow and regionally toured the Texas and Louisiana area. After the band Noyola dissolved around 2012, I got busy with life - working on my businesses, traveling, and getting married.In 2022, I got back to recording and writing, with the release of a new single called Holding On To Hope in March 2023 and Claim To Be in June 2023. The music I create now has mellowed and matured a bit - all of the genres that I love and have performed over the years have melded together to style the new songs I'm writing and performing - but I do still love performing some of the rock songs I wrote years ago.Sponsor Link:WWW.ECOTRIC.COMWWW.SIGNAD.COMWWW.RUNWAYAUDIO.COMBackstage Pass Radio Social Media Handles:Facebook - @backstagepassradiopodcast @randyhulseymusicInstagram - @Backstagepassradio @randyhulseymusicTwitter - @backstagepassPC @rhulseymusicWebsite - backstagepassradio.com and randyhulsey.comArtist(s) Social Media:http://www.paulnoyola.comCall to actionWe ask our listeners to like, share, and subscribe to the show and the artist's social media pages. This enables us to continue pushing great content to the consumer. Thank you for being a part of Backstage Pass RadioYour Host,Randy Hulsey