In this episode of Tunemate's podcast, join Ray and Marc as they countdown their favorite disco songs of all time. Celebrate the music of The Bee Gees, Abba, Donna Summer, Barry White, The Village People, Michael Jackson, Anita Ward, Blondie, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Trammps, and so many others that made this genre special. Listen to see if your favorite 1970s dance sensation made the list.
In this episode, discover the folk-rock Americana band Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs. Listen to an exclusive interview with Lena, one of the group's lead vocalists, as she talks about their new album, Through The Smoke. It is described as a personal transformation with the concept of letting things go, processing past and current situations, and moving forward.
Are you looking for a new party game? Discover the origins of Sentune, a contest of making sentences from song titles. Listen to Ray and Marc as they describe how to duel while keeping the tournament of music fun. Then learn how they transformed the game to written form in which the goal is to take five song titles from an artist and make a sentence from them. Try to write a Sentune Jr. from three titles if five titles are too much.
Listen to folk-rock musician, author, and performer John McEuen from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band discuss his new album The Nashville Sessions. Discover how this Banjo Hall of Famer was inspired to create this effort and the significance behind the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 1972 album Will The Circle Be Unbroken. John details how The Circle album is by Rolling Stone as the most important record to come out of Nashville and his friendship with Steve Martin. Stream the latest episode of Tunesmate with your hosts Ray and Marc.
Join Ray and Marc as they interview singer and songwriter Luke LeBlanc. Listen to how Luke created his new album Only Human during the pandemic. Find out what inspires him to write music in a unique folk-rock throwback style.
In this episode, join Ray and Marc as they break down the 2021 Rock Hall class inductees. The performers include Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Gos, JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, and Todd Rundgren. This year's early influencers include Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, and Gil Scott-Heron while the Musical Excellence Award goes to LL Cool J, Billy Preston, and Randy Rhoads. Last but not least, the Ahmet Ertegun Award goes to poetic jazz pioneer Clarence Avant. Listen to this week’s podcast to find out the cultural impact this The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame class had on the world of music.
Join Ray and Marc as they welcome a friend of the show Ty to discuss the significance of Muppet Music. What is your favorite musical memory of Jim Henson's creation? Perhaps you saw the beginnings of Kermit on the Ed Sullivan Show or, you grew up with Gonzo, Animal, Fozzy The Bear, Miss Piggy, and Kermit on their 1970s variety show? Whatever era is your favorite, join the Tunesmate crew to reminisce back on the music of the Muppets and how it continues to impact pop culture.
In episode #40 of the Tunesmate podcast, join Ray, Tyler, and Marc as they discuss Hal Walker, a singer-songwriter from Kent, Ohio, and his unique approach to playing music. Listen to Hal play an instrument called the khaen, which has gained him a significant following on TikTok. Discover how he also plays the guitar, piano, harmonica, concertina, and Banakula in a different modern way. Come along on a musical journey and find out what inspires this social media musical star.
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Join Ray and Marc as they walk down memory lane and reminisce the glory of cassettes in the latest edition of the Tunesmate podcast. As many of us who grew up in the 1980s remember, the cassette tape was for a while the most dominant medium for purchasing, listening to, and recording music. Even after cassettes faded with the rise of the CD, they remained an inescapable part of the music lexicon, perhaps most notably with the concept of the “mixtape,” which remains with us today.
Join Ray and Marc as they interview Rhythm & Blues musician Bill Toms. Listen to how Bill created his new album with his band Hard Rain entitled Keep Movin' On during the pandemic. Find out how working with Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Bruce Springsteen allowed him to find his unique style.