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RJ Comer is a classically trained singer and composer gone terribly wrong. Now he’s the banjo-wielding frontman and primary songwriter of the roots rock show band, Dance Hall Pimps (Lakeshore Records), and is branching out with an acoustic Americana solo project. As a signed recording artist, singer, songwriter, and lyricist, RJ’s music is fueled by a strong belief that there will always be an audience for good songs in the great Mid-Twentieth Century American musical genres as well as for contemporary songs inspired by that material. He stops by to chat about his successful career on Wednesday, January 23, at 8:30pm EST.
RJ’s a city boy with swamp water in his veins, a profound disappointment to his parents, and the banjo-wielding front man of the blues rock show band Dance Hall Pimps. RJ’s Americana solo project fuses moody dark troubadour, classic smoky jazz, blues, and rock—taking him back to the days of playing music in bad places and sometimes fighting his way out of there. His unconventional use of plectrum banjo caught the attention of Deering Banjo Company, which included him among Deering’s sponsored artists.In 2009, RJ launched his first band the Dance Hall Pimps, who were quickly approached by two record labels. In 2012, the Dance Hall Pimps released their debut LP, Beast for Love, on Lakeshore Records. RJ and the Dance Hall Pimps recently released their second LP The Dead Don’t Walk—which dropped November 5, 2013 (Growling Moon Records).John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard) asked RJ to write the title track to his horror/comedy “SMOTHERED”. Six Dance Hall Pimps tracks are also on the soundtrack.RJ is currently working on his solo album, due out in 2014. There’s talk of him going to New Orleans to make the record.
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RJ Comer is a classically trained singer and composer . Now he’s the banjo-wielding front man and primary songwriter of the roots rock show band, Dance Hall Pimps , & is branching out with an acoustic Americana solo project "Porch Songs".. As a signed recording artist, singer, songwriter, and lyricist RJ’s music is fueled by a strong belief that there will always be an audience for good songs in the great Mid-Twentieth Century American musical genres as well as for contemporary songs inspired by that material. In 2009, RJ launched his first band the Dance Hall Pimps. In 2012, the Dance Hall Pimps released their debut LP, Beast for Love. RJ wrote & co-wrote 8 of the 10 original songs on the debut LP, including the rockabilly single “Mommy Was A Zombie” and the big band/New Orleans throw-back and title cut “Beast For Love”. RJ’s fusion of classic Dixieland jazz, bluegrass, and rock & roll styles on plectrum banjo caught the attention of Deering Banjo Company who have included him among Deering’s sponsored artists. RJ and the Dance Hall Pimps are currently recording their follow-up to Beast For Love.With the Dance Hall Pimps, RJ is a physical showman and singer, belting out their songs above the band’s drums, guitars, organ, and horn section. But RJ gets to explore his a quieter side on his solo Porch Songs project an acoustic mash-up of New Orleans jazz, country, soft ballads, Americana, swamp, blues, and acoustic rock. With the Porch Songs project, RJ shows his softer side on acoustic Americana ballads .In addition to the recently-released first installment of six Porch Songs, RJ will go back in the studio and record traditional blues, country, acoustic rock & some covers for the next set of Porch Songs. RJ will again return to his family’s music on a forthcoming jazz collaboration with DHP saxophonist, Steve Carr.
Three months after a fire ripped through Cove Creek Assisted Living Facility, repairs are complete, but even as Reverend G and her cat, Gabriel move back into their apartment, the retired pastor realizes life just isn’t the same. She continues to minister to her fellow residents — the widower who reads the same book over and over and the woman who waits by the front door for the family who never arrives. Even Gabriel is back at work, making his rounds and forecasting death. But while Reverend G is able to find the words to conduct a funeral service, anticipates the birth of her first grandchild and plans her future with her beloved, Chris, she battles her worsening Alzheimer’s symptoms — memory loss, paranoia, anger and fear. Now, her worst nightmare seems to be coming true. God hasn’t spoken to her in weeks. Has Reverend G lost her connection with God?
RJ Thesman has been a writer since she flipped open her Red Chief tablet and scribbled her first story. After writing 4 non-fiction books and almost 500 articles, she woke up one day with a novel in her head. That novel became "The Unraveling of Reverend G."
Thesman enjoys teaching writing workshops and helping writers birth their words. She is a certified life coach, works as a writing coach and as a coach for women who are Starting Over Single.
Thesman is the mother of an adult son, and she enjoys reading, gardening and cooking - especially anything with blueberries. Thesman lives in the heart of Kansas with her son and an elderly cat.
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Tonight's Special Guest Star: RJ Tolson! Celebrated author, musician, businessman, philanthropist and COLLEGE SENIOR!?!? It's true! Hear RJ's inspiring story of pursuing his dreams and creating the reality he wants in the world!
Call in to ask RJ a question at 323 657-1493!
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When RJ Banks was a young lad, he was fortunate to work for his Dad and push the recording button to hear the noted legend, Earl Nightingale. RJ thought it would be great to incorporate a recording directly into his show, The Power of I AM... It's a great show and worth the listen.
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Join us in the Subtle Energy Salon as EME Wisdom Council member contemplative RJ Palmer in this introduction to his Spiritual Integration Initiative. This beautiful online program of global prayer and healing offers Sundays dedicated to creating:
A place for those requesting healing to offer their names (spiritual names or other handles are acceptable). A birth date and location may also be helpful).
A place for healers to add their presence and any time frames of commitment if appropriate,
A place for attendees who are using this time for personal development and/or as an offering of support to the field of intention.
A space for results to be reported
Even if the term spirit may carry some baggage, the healers already well know its association with energy as a life force or soul force is historically accurate - and as understood through thousands of years of tradition in over 60 cultures around the world.Join RJ as he reveals his vision and invites you to participate.
Your host is Cristina Smith of the Subtle Energy Center.
This show is dedicated to finding and educating Ephraim. Who is Ephraim but the ten lost tribes as described in the Tanach. The question you must answer is: Are you Ephraim? Join us as we speak with Prophet Tom Deckard as he gives us key information about Ephraim today.
The Kyote Ugly Show returns tonight with one of the biggest shows in our short history. We'll have a full lineup of guests tonight for a jam-packed 60 minutes of fun.
First up will be professional fighter George "Bonesaw" Comer, who will face Joe Lile in the co-main event this Saturday at Coveted Fighting Championship 3. Comer will discuss his bout and either confirm or deny that Kyle was able to take him down in practice.
Then MMA ring girl Elise Nichole will join us to discuss life outside of the fences. She's a looker, and should liven up the show with David and Kyle's faces for radio.
Also joining us will be veteran fighter Chris Horodecki, who has competed all over the world in some of the largest organizations. The IFL, Bellator, and WEC veteran will discuss his fighting future and past in a can't-miss interview.
And rounding out tonight's lineup will be Coveted Fights promoter Dave Sweeney. A former fighter, Sweeney promoted 2 events in North Carolina last year and is looking to throw a wrench in the Ohio MMA scene.
The fun starts at 10 p.m. ET!
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Christina and Scotty Comer are founding members of the contemporary Christian band, International Highway 14:6, inspired by John 14:6. The band's main focus is to share God's love and forgiveness with everyone. Christina and her husband also write original songs for this band. They incorporate original pieces with other cover songs that speak to the heart.
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