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Back of the Trax Podcast

Back of the Trax Podcast

By Ron Valenzia
We will take a look inside the creative process of songwriting, recording and the music business through the eyes of independent musicians. We will cover such topics such as; Inspiration, lyric meaning, writing process, stories from the studio to the road, and more. Each episode will feature a new song(s) and we will have many independent artists to share their own stories and secrets as we dig behind the tracks to find out about the mysterious lives of musicians and this music!
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Short Stories, Long outtakes, and Big Numbers with Kurt Froberg Part 2
This episode is Part 2 with songwriter and performer Kurt Froberg. This episode focuses on Miracle in Disguise and Everything Changes from the Letter Box project.  I have also included a few of our podcast interview outtakes.    Miracle in Disguise  Everything Changes  Back of the Trax
23:27
September 11, 2019
Brendan Abernathy: Hope You Have
This episode features an interview and music from the talented and charismatic Brendan Abernathy.  Brendan discusses his music and the inspiration behind songwriting.  We even discus other major artist such as Taylor Swift, Run DMC, and Jimmy Buffett.  Highlights from this episode. 2:15 - Run DMC 11:20 - The Rat Race 14:15 - Fruit Loops 17:20 Taylor Swift Please check out the latest from Brendan!   Brendan Abernathy - Independent Singer-Songwriter Performing Artist babernathy.com instagram.com/brendanabernathy YouTube Photo with Brendan and I   Back of the Trax on Facebook
21:15
August 31, 2019
Lauren Gehle interview from the DIY Musican Conference in Austin, Texas.
This weeks podcast features Lauren Gehle. This is a live recording from the DIY Music Conference in Austin, Texas.  #diymusician #cdbaby   Lauren is a singer songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas. Her music is a "sticky melodic evolving pop style." She has a pop core but ventures freely into other styles.     Times are approximate  2:30 - Who is Lauren Gehle?  6:00 - The North Pole Express PHOTOS HERE  10:00 - Guitar Center  11:15 - Through With You - original song clip by Lauren Gehle  14:50 - Made for Two - original song clip by Lauren Gehle  18:30 - Isn't it Funny - original song clip by Lauren Gehle  23:35 - Will Hunt - spacewayproductions.com  24:50 Last Tear - original song clip by Lauren Gehle  28:00 Lauren's FIRST SONG!  ------------------------------------  Lauren Gehle Website  https://laurengehle.com/  YouTube  Spotify  Apple Music  ------------------------------------  Check out the latest on the Back of the Trax Facebook Page  Message me (Ron Valenzia) on Facebook Messenger   Also, follow my friends from the DIY Music Conference 2019 Spotify Playlist!
30:41
August 22, 2019
Mayday with Kurt Froberg
This episode features Singer Songwriter and musician Kurt Froberg as we discuss the moody rock ballad Mayday.  We will also take a look at Kurt's career and how he got started.  You will hear early performances (including She's Got a Way" - Billy Joel) from Kurt and deep discussions about the writing process.       Mayday was written by Kurt and Ron in 1993-94.  This was a project called Letter Box with Mary Croom on Vocals, Ricky Jewer on Guitar, Jimmy Knoud on Bass and produced by Frank Starchak. We also had the associate producer Miles Croom. Mayday on Apple Music  Mayday on Spotify  Mayday on Youtube 6:00 Minutes Ramsey Lewis 8:28 Billy Joel "She's Got A Way" sung by Kurt in 1990. 11:25 The Great Train Robbery and stories. 22:45 Mayday 27:00 Mary Croom & David Dixon 28:45 Ricky Jewer 31:30 Behind the keyboard with Kurt 42:10 Darling Niki - Prince (Parady) 42:20 Hold On To Her Tights (Parady) of Hold On To The Nights - Richard Marx Are you interested to join us? Contact Ron Valenzia at rbiz5150@gmail.com
46:31
August 14, 2019
What is the Back of the Trax Podcast
This episode is just a short snippet about what is Back of the Trax and what the future episodes will be about. Please leave a rating or feedback so we can improve our podcast.  ronvalenzia.com
03:17
August 13, 2019
Of Breakable Things with Aileen Stauffer
BACK OF THE TRAX (music podcast) Of Breakable Things - Breaking 12.   The BACK OF THE TRAX music podcast is an inside look into the creative process of songwriting and recording. We will cover such topics such as (Inspiration, lyric meaning, writing process, stories in the studio, and more) Each episode will feature a new song and we will have many independent artists share their stories and secrets as we did behind the tracks to find out about the mysterious lives of musicians and this music! Here are the full song links (OF BREAKABLE THINGS) YouTube  Spotify  Apple Music 
06:24
August 13, 2019
Until We Get It Right
In this episode, Ron Valenzia digs in deep to his own song Until We Get It Right by discussing the story behind the song.  Who is the girl that needs to "get it right?" Ron will also talk about the writing style and even some technical info about the recording process. Here are the full song links YouTube Spotify Apple Music 
03:60
August 13, 2019
Innocence
In this episode, digs in deep to his own song Innocence by discussing the story behind the song.  Ron will also talk about the writing style and even some technical info. Here are the full song links YouTube     Spotify     Apple Music   
05:03
August 13, 2019
Breaking Midnight with Aileen Stauffer
Ron Valenzia and Aileen Stauffer discuss the story behind the song Breaking Midnight. The BACK OF THE TRAX music podcast is an inside look into the creative process of songwriting and recording. We will cover such topics such as; inspiration, lyric meaning, writing process, stories in the studio, and more. This episode will feature Vocalist Aileen Stauffer discuss one of the most popular songs on their first CD, Breaking Midnight.   Here are the full song links (BREAKING MIDNIGHT) YouTube  Spotify  Apple Music 
06:27
August 13, 2019