I had a nice chat via Skype with award-winning violinist and conductor of the State Orchestra of Uzbekistan Tigran Shiganyan. If you visit his YouTube page you can watch him in action (spoiler alert: you're going to like it)
Had a great time chatting with my old friend guitarist Steve Pinckney. Steve has played with a lot of people including the great Chuck Berry and has some awesome stories to tell. If you get the chance you can watch and hear Steve play on WKAR's Backstage Pass TV show. Please click the subscribe button. It helps....
I had a fun conversation with Dick Rosemont. Dick owns a used record store in Santa Fe. We chatted about many things but mostly classical rock in the midwest. Dick knows more about this than anyone I know. If you would like to know more about this or would like to do a little business with Dick please visit The Originals Project.
I felt very fortunate to spend time with Anthony Glise and get to know him a bit. He's very smart and very talented as a guitarist, composer, and educator. During our conversation he mentions that he is giving away his latest CD "Dream Scenes" through his website AnthonyGlise.com. I downloaded it easily and it's wonderful. I also urge you to go to his YouTube Channel and listen to his larger compositions.
Jane is an award winning film maker and photographer. I've had the pleasure of knowing her for over forty years and I think I've enjoyed every conversation we've ever had. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. You can find out more about her and her work at janerosemont.com.
Legendary guitarist and Guitar Player Magazine's "Superstar of the Year 2011" Mark Kroos took time out from his busy schedule to chat online. Mark is intelligent and charming as his gives insight to life as a touring artist. Mark has legions of fans throughout the United States and abroad. If you visit his website markkroos.com or his YouTube channel you'll understand why.
A fun first meeting with Australian guitarist Ken Cooke. Our businesses are so similar that it makes one realize just how much we are all connected. Gigs, wedding stories, students, etc. Oh - and a lot of laughing too.
Hanging out online with former student classical guitarist Kirk Redman discussing his efforts in beginning his professional career and just talking shop in general. The Skype gremlins were feeling pretty frisky so the sound quality is a bit shaky, but it's still a very interesting episode. You can learn more about Kirk and hear him play at: kirkredman.com.
In this episode I Skype with singer/songwriter Mary McGuire. We had a lovely time trading stories (she's got some great ones) and just catching up. If you would like to hear her sing or watch her perform just head on over to her website www.marymcguiremusic.com. You'll be glad you did.
In this episode I'm talking with piano teacher Tanya Ulsh about the change to online lessons due to social distancing. Although we're "talking shop" this is a good episode to listen to for anyone who takes lessons or expect to take lessons in the future. We were talking via Skype and the internet gremlins were a little frisky so please be patient. If you would like to know more about Tanya I urge you to visit her website www.tanyaspianostudio
I was lucky to be born into a pretty artistic family. In this episode I'm talking with my niece Holly Ross who is the next generation. Holly is gaining a national reputation as a talented ceremic artist. In this episode we talk about the difficulties of getting started, our shared passion for teaching, and a variety of other things. Please take a moment to visit her website www.holly-ross.com to see some examples of her art and to learn more about my terrific niece.
It's a real treat for me to have Christopher Showerman as a guest. He is a successful, working actor, writer, and producer in Hollywood. But more important to me, I get to call him a friend. You can find out more about him by visiting www.christophershowerman.com or imdb.com/christophershowerman. We had a great chat and I think you'll enjoy listening in.
A nice leisurely conversation with Melissa Nott Schmitz in my Lansing studio. We've been friends for a long time, but rarely get to sit and chat anymore. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Please take a moment to share this with your friends.
Sande is a self-published poet with books and booklets to her credit. We had a great time, as always, just chatting away. If you would like to read some of her short poems just go to her Facebook page SandeBackesFoster Author.
Mark is a successful composer and producer in Nashville. He took time out from his busy schedule to chat for a while. If you would like to know more about Mark and his various projects please go to: www.omgnashville.com and www.themusicofnashville.com