May 14, 2021
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 makes inspires this social media musical star.
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April 19, 2021
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.
April 1, 2021
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.
March 21, 2021
Join Ray & Marc as they countdown the top instrumentals of all-time that charted on Billboard's Hot 100. What tune might be at the top? Discover if some of your favorite music from the last several decades made the countdown and what might stand the test of time.
February 28, 2021
Join Ray & Marc as they uncover the unique poetic rock music of Brian Lisik hailing from Akron, Ohio. Find out Brian's creative process and how he approaches his work. Then discover the story behind Brian's latest album Gudbye Stoopid Whirled and what he has been working on lately. Thanks to Mike Farley for the connection and make sure to check out more about this unique artist on this website https://www.brianlisik.com/.
February 6, 2021
Join Ray and Marc as they countdown the best samples of all-time. Find out what songs top the list. Which original songs were made stronger taking a part of it to make a new classic? Discover how tunes from Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, The Notorious B.I.G., Warren G and Nate Dogg, Eminem, and Will Smith revolutionized the music industry.
January 23, 2021
Breakdancing peaked in popularity during the 1980s, but just like Vinyl, it has seen a resurgence in the last few years. Listen to the incredible story from Todd Bertsch aka "The Windmill Wizard", owner of Evolve Marketing, about how he got into Breakdancing and the impact on his life. Discover the music of Run-D.M.C., Nucleus, Herbie Hancock, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Flash, Sugarhill Gang, and Kurtis Blow which represented this dance style. Find out a quick history of Breakdancing and where it could go in the future.
December 31, 2020
Join Ray and Marc as they countdown the best tunes from 2020. What made your top ten song list from this year? Taylor Swift, Dojo Cat, Tones & I, Bruce Springsteen, Harry Styles, The Weeknd, Richard Marx, Wolfgang Van Halen, BTS, Dua Lipa, AC/DC, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, and Coheed and Cambria all made an impact. Reflect back on the year in music and what will be remembered with Tunesmate.
December 21, 2020
Listen to Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, the drummer from Weird Al's band, discuss his new book "Black & White & Weird All Over - The Lost Photographs of 'Weird Al' Yankovic '83-'86". This unique collection of photographs are a cool look behind the scenes of Weird Al's early days taken directly by Jon. Take a walk down memory lane and listen to Jon discuss photos from the set of "I Love Rocky Road", "Ricky", "Eat It" and "Living With A Hernia" music videos. Then stick around for commentary on today's podcast episode from Ray & Marc.
November 24, 2020
Join Ray and Marc as they reminisce about the 20th anniversary of U2's album All That You Can't Leave Behind and the 40th anniversary of the album Boy. Find out why this alternative pop-punk band out of Dublin, Ireland ranks as one of the top rock bands of all-time and why their music will stand the test of time.