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  • 00:30

    Tony DeBlois: Journey of the Heart

    in Motivation

    Our Host: 


    Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, Speaker, Consultant, and  Community Advocate. www.svetlanakim.com


    Our Guest: 


    Tony DeBlois was born weighing 1 lb., ¾ oz.  But that was only the first obstacle that he had to overcome.  Tony is also blind and autistic, with Savant Syndrome. 


    This 41-year-old pianist from Randolph, MA, who has been playing piano since age two, was the subject of a movie inspired by actual events in Tony’s life.  “Journey of the Heart,” with Cybil Shepard, was a 1997 CBS made-for-TV movie of the week.  Additionally, he has appeared on 2 Catholic Global Showcase Specials (2001) and The Learning Channel’s “Uncommon Genius,” Strange Science “Unusual People,” and “Understanding the Mysteries of Memory.” 


    Tony graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music.  In addition to piano and organ, he plays harmonica, guitar, harpsichord, English hand bells, violin, banjo, drums, saxophone, clarinet, ukulele, mandolin, flute and trumpet. His extensive repertoire includes jazz, classical, pop, rock and show tunes. Tony’s favorite phrase seems to be, “I haven’t learned that yet.”  He is on Facebook and has a website,   www.tonydeblois.com.


     

  • 00:24

    Vocalion Records Lester McFarland and Robert A. Gardner

    in Country Music

    Playing Forgotten Music on 78 RPM Records by Curt Hahn


    Vocalion Records Lester McFarland & Robert A. Gardner


    Lester McFarland & Robert A. Gardner WHEN I WAS SINGLE


    SARAH JANE


    The Bright Sherman Valley


    The East Bound Train


    Lay My Head Beneath the Rose


    Sweet Allalee


    All credit due to the artist, musicians and Record Companies  


    No profit or income derived from this podcast.


    Have a historic 78 RPM and story you want to share with my listeners?  Contact me at: Www.facebook.com/s3productions2 or oscssw@juno.com


    Vocalion was founded in 1916 by the Aeolian Piano Company of New York City, which introduced a retail line of phonographs at the same time. The name was derived from one of their corporate divisions, the Vocalion Organ Co. 


    WHEN I WAS SINGLE


    Vocalion 5122 


    SARAH JANE


    Vocalion 5122 / E3933


    Lester McFarland & Robert A. Gardner The Bright Sherman Valley / the East Bound Train


    Vocalion 5174  


     Year: 1927


    A: The Bright Sherman Valley


    Vocal Duet with Harmonica, Mandolin and Guitar


    B: The East Bound Train


    Vocal Duet with Mandolin and Guitar


    AKA Mac & Bob, &as the Miller Brothers.


    http://somelocalloser.blogspot.com/2011/04/lester-mcfarland-and-robert-gardner.html


    Lay My Head Beneath the Rose / Sweet Allalee


    Chip near edge of the record


    Vocalion 5199


    Manufactured By the Brunswick Balke Collender Company


    Both are Vocal Duet with Harmonica, Mandolin and Guitar


    A: Lay My Head Beneath the Rose


    B: Sweet Allalee


    Lester McFarland and Robert Gardner were heard on WLS from 1931 to 1950.


    "Mac and Bob," our sweet harmony singers, are Lester McFarland and Robert Gardner, 

  • 00:25

    Interview with Domino

    in Music

    With three Alberta Country Music Association Group of the Year nominations to their name, along with nominations for Fans' Choice, Song of the Year and Album of the Year, Alberta's DOMINO is on their way to even bigger success in country music.


    Coming from various backgrounds in music, the group consists of:


    Kent Nixon on lead guitar and vocals – One will most likely find Kent at rodeos, having bbq parties (mixes a mean martini) and spending time with family. He also has his sights on getting his pilot's license!


    Luanne Carl on bass and vocals – When not songwriting and performing you can find Luanne watching horror movies or in the mountains, hiking and camping with family.


    Scott McKnight drummer and vocals – Scott is an avid hockey player, loves to golf and travel. You might even catch him honing some guitar playing skills!


    Russ Carl on guitar, mandolin and vocals – Russ enjoys reading, painting and a good round of golf as well as camping with the family. No soggy chips or warm beer for this guy!


    Other singles they have released include; “One Day At A Time”, “In A Small Town” and the ACMA nominated song “All We Need Tonight”. A video for “One Day At A Time” from the album “Scrapbook” was recorded by the town’s local high school video & film students.


    Domino has established a brand of their own that shines through on their forthcoming album called Ghost to be released in June 2015. It features the first single out at country radio now called One More Kiss.


     

  • 02:01

    PMP: Bran Cerddorion and the Four Branches of the Welsh Mabinogion

    in Spirituality

    While KaliSara is presenting at Heartland Pagan Festival this weekend, RevKess will be chatting with new Pagan musician Bran Cerddorion about his debut album, "Four Branches: Tales of the Mabinogi in Song"


    Bran is a bard at heart, inspired by the realms in which myth, Nature, and dream come together. As a practitioner of Druidry and the Bardic arts, he focuses the creative flow of the Awen into writing songs that promote peace, a reverence for the world around us, and the stories we tell each other, but  not without a touch of humor. He began playing music around 2007-08 when his brother taught him to play the mandolin, and together they wrote and played many a song. He shortly picked up the guitar as he developed an interest in the Paganism, Druidry, and Bardistry, and continues to craft his music in a Celtic-inspired folk tradition.


    His upcoming freshman album, "Four Branches: Tales of the Mabinogi in Song," tells the tales of the Welsh Mabinogion, and is scheduled to be released in summer 2015.


    Bran can be found on Facebook and his website.

  • 00:12

    Short Show of Sunday Night Thoughts

    in Podcasting

    “Forgotten music on 78 records" by Curt Hahn


    Short Show of Sunday Night Thoughts


    Podcast link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/techstoryteller/2015/04/20/short-show-of-sunday-night-thoughts


    For information on the background of the songs, Requests or contacting Curt Hahn, write to www.Facebook.com/s3productions1 or Forgotten Music on 78 records or oscssw@juno.com


    ALL credit is due to the Artists, Companies, locations and everyone else.


    Shellac 10” 78 RPM


    Capitol records Karl and Harty


    Written by Karl Davis and Harty Taylor


    Album 415 (1778) Vocal Duet with Guitar and Mandolin  


    That Pretty Little Face


    The Bible


    Album 415 (1777) Vocal Duet with Guitar and Mandolin  


    Karl Victor Davis and Connecticut 'Harty' Taylor were both born in Mount Vernon, Kentucky in 1905. In 1929, Doc Hopkins enlisted Davis and Taylor for the Krazy Kats, a string band that featured folk songs and pop tunes in their repertoire. Following a year with WHAS in Louisville, Davis and Taylor moved to WLS in Chicago where they became part of the Cumberland Ridge Runners on the 'National Barn Dance' radio show. Davis and Taylor were originally known as the Renfro Valley Boys and they recorded under that name for Paramount in 1932. It was because of their radio work that they became known as Karl & Harty. In 1934 the team began recording for the American Record Corporation labels. I'm just here To Get My Baby out Of Jail was their first hit. Later hits were The Prisoner's Dream and Davis's song Kentucky which was covered by The Everly Brothers and The Osborne Brothers and others


    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?51711-Karl-and-Hart

  • 01:01

    Steps of Doe, Crimson Calamity: two bands, four women, much fun.

    in Music

    Steps of Doe is the rootsy, LA-based Americana duo of Keena Batti and Molly Falck, who lead a full band replete with lush harmonies and electrified banjo, dulcimer and mandolin. Their music has a sense of humor while it echoes iconic 70’s-style artists like Led Zepplin and Fleetwood Mac, as well as current artists Sufjan Stevens and Elliot Smith. Their debut album,“On Returning” is due out March 24, 2014 on iTunes and the CD will be released at the Hotel Cafe on March 8..


    Alternative Country duo Crimson Calamity,  Lauren Harding and past Music FridayLive! guest Mallory Trunnell are no strangers to intricate songwriting and the bright lights of the stage on their own, but together, they deliver firecracker lyrics and glistening harmonies.Crimson Calamity was born from an initial songwriting experiment that turned out the hard hitting single, “Line ‘em Up and Shoot ‘em Down.” which became the catalyst that inspired them to take their collaborative style to the next level.  Their debut EP, “All in the Cards” is built on  country-rock with a little blues for color.

  • 00:21

    Country Music artists Denim and Lace

    in Radio

    Rockin' guitars and a powerful feminine vocal fit like Denim & Lace. The band’s blend of traditional and hot country – class...ic, alternative and southern rock – packs the stage with Jim's drum kit; Jim’s Les Paul; Corky’s Fender Stratocaster and acoustic; Brad’s mandolin, keyboard, electric bass and stand-up bass; Susan’s acoustic guitar, traditional fiddle, piano, dobro and banjo. D&


    Susan Cannon, acoustic guitar, piano, banjo, fiddle, vox
    Brad Condra, bass guitar, piano, mandolin, vox
    Jim Cook, lead guitar, vox
    Corky Ash, lead guitar, vox
    Jim Beshears, drums, vox


    L covers tunes from Patsy Cline to Incubus. It’s all about the love of great live music. Camdenton, MO


     

  • 00:30

    Carol Stratton,Lake Surrender

    in Books

    In my first novel, Lake Surrender, I use my love of Michigan lakes to tell a story of a woman struggling with abrupt change and difficult circumstances to see a greater hand at work.

    With slices of humor, I write of hardships many face as a single mom, a parent of a disabled child, a displaced employee, a lonely widow and a once homeless young man.

    My characters, flawed, live through unnerving stress, like a barefoot water-skier hanging on to the boat connected with one strand of yarn to life. While hanging onto the boat for dear life they find the unwavering patience of God in the most unusual places.

    Using my degree in Recreational Therapy I have worked with autistic children, In this novel I wanted a story that would lift their value in the world while at the same time highlight the difficulty raising such a special child.

    My first book, Changing Zip Codes: Finding Community Wherever You're Transplanted is a devotional for movers, anecdotes pulled from 22 moves. I have a passion to help families move reminding them they will have a life and community at the other end.


    A foot loose and fancy-free freelancer for fourteen years I've now settled down to a regular gig as a reporter for the Mooresville Weekly in Davidson, North Carolina.

    Words define me....I love to speak to women's groups such as MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and at national writers' conferences.

    Family defines me more. I have a great husband, four grown children and five grandchildren. As far as hobbies I love music and favor bluegrass. If prodded, I will produce a mandolin.

    My secret dream was to become a lounge singer. But realizing that dream is a little late to happen, I've found great contentment writing stories to encourage and inspire women. So actually I've chosen the better path.

  • 01:00

    GRAMMY Awards Recap with Humming House

    in Entertainment

    Nashville makes a huge presence at The GRAMMYs, not just in the Country category, but Rock, Americana and Alternative as well, plus several of the major categories. Matt and Shawn discuss the awards and performances and highlight our Nashville presence at music's biggest night!


    And this week's #NUArtist is Humming House! The spotlight on Nashville, with its musical values and timeless traditions, is currently bright.  And no band embodies what’s right about 21st century Nashville more completely than this quintet. It’s the way they weave together threads of Music City’s folk, soul, and bluegrass legacies. It’s in the inspirational and revealing songwriting. It’s in their acoustic instrumentation, presenting mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar and bass in fresh roles. It’s in the pleasant tension between rousing energy and nuanced arrangements. And it’s in the voices, with two complimentary stylists up front and backed by the full band’s rapturous harmonies.

  • 00:58

    Interview with Jamie Warren

    in Music

    Country artist JAMIE WARREN lives in Kitchener-Waterloo, but was raised in Hanover Ontario, where he pursued an adolescent dream of playing hockey professionally in the NHL, with music as a background distraction. When he realized that his natural abilities for singing and playing guitar might make it easier to attract the attention of girls, he hung up his blades. It was a logical progression for a sensitive guy who wrote poetry and short stories throughout his high school years.


    His interest in music was likely genetic, since his mother sang and played piano, and his father played guitar and mandolin. Jamie had piano lessons at age 5 and guitar lessons at age 8, and by the time he was 10 years old, it was traditional for the Warrens to entertain after Saturday night euchre games in their smoke-filled basement. His earliest influences were whatever his parents listened to on the radio, and the only thing his parents radio seemed to play was country music. To this day, he’s still a huge fan of Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette and Patsy Cline. 


    Eventually, he began an association with producer J. Richard Hutt, who produced “Right Here Right Now” and all of Jamie’s previous recordings, but who initially engaged Jamie as a singer for jingles he produced out of his Kitchener-based CedarTree Studios. “I didn’t have a clue what I was doing” says Jamie, “but Rick had a lot of patience”. In 1993, Jamie was convinced that both radio and Nashville might have relaxed enough to make room for him again, and he released “Fallen Angel” on River North/Mercury Records, which yielded an enduring fan favourite and radio hit, “One Step Back”. There were many more hits to follow for this talented Canadian artist.


    Tune in for stories & songs from Jamie on this episode of In The Country.

  • 01:00

    A Kind Voice on Music

    in Lifestyle

    This episode of A Kind Voice on Music features The Big Cheese. The Big Cheese is a family band plus one. Larry Rice (Father), the musical mastermind, plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, vocals and banjo if need be. Shannon Rice (Daughter) is on drums, keyboards and percussion, and Lea Rice (Other Daughter) plays guitar, keyboards, banjo and sings. Shannon is away for a two-year stint in San Diego as Lieutenant Shannon Rice, Naval Medical officer. Larry and Lea anxiously await her return. They are joined by Julie Greene on mandolin, tenor guitar, and autoharp.


    The group plays a mix of traditional music as well as more modern tunes as Poker Face by Lady Gaga and even some favorite Gospel tunes! The Big Cheese is working on releasing a live album "Live Culture" which will feature a performance from earlier in 2014 as well as four studio recorded tracks. Host Mitch Ruth will discuss the naming of the group, what happens when your keyboard/percussionist joins the military, and which cheese goes best with traditional music gouda or swiss?


    Host Mitch Ruth


    Kickstarter Project Page http://kck.st/1zaH4Pm


    Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TheBigCheeseMusic


     

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