Join Ray and Marc as they reminisce about their college radio days, music from the 1990s, and the day that changed their lives. When Ray decided to go to WFAL's radio night, Marc followed along which lead him to ultimately meet DJ Dude. Together Dude and Marc along with DJ Cris formed the WFAL Soundsystem and embarked into mobile DJing. Listen to an interview with Dude about how it all started and some interesting stories from Bowling Green State University days past.
Join Ray & Marc, as they interview Noush Skaugen, British actress, and rock artist, on her return to music. Find out the inspiration behind Noush's album "Hey Sicko" and the ups and downs during a ten-year journey back. Discover how this classically trained musician's continuous passion lead to creating new music and storytelling during these changing times.
In this episode, join Ray and Marc as they breakdown the 2020 Rock Hall class inductees. This year Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, Irving Azoff, and Jon Landau made it. However, Dave Matthews Band, Pat Benetar, Judas Preist, and countless others didn't make the cut. Listen to this week's podcast to discover the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame voting process and what goes into making a great class.
Join Ray and Marc, as they interview Ralph Solonitz, an artist and illustrator, who recounts his experience from the May 4th Kent State University event that changed the world 50 years ago. Discover not only how the event impacted Ralph, but how the day inspired the artists and the music culture of the 1970s.
The experience of playing music with a physical medium like a record, cassette, or CD is a ritual that requires the listener to become deeply engaged with it. Join Jose, Ray, and Marc, as the Tunesmate writers discuss why collecting vinyl records, made a comeback. Whether you are just starting out as an album collector or you're a seasoned pro looking to upgrade your sound system, find out how vinyl has taken the world by storm.
Join Ray and Marc as they catch up with legendary melodic guitar instrumentalist Neil Zaza. Just like many artists during this time, Neil has been busy writing new music. Find out what albums represent his best eras, how he composes new tunes, and why he has international appeal. Listen to the discussion and discover what's next for this world-renowned guitarist!
Join Ray & Marc as they interview performing arts innovator, technologist, speaker, and musician Thomas Mulready, creator of CoolCleveland, IngenuityFest, and This Analog World. Find out how digging deeper and understanding what's behind the music can lead to a deeper appreciation of an artist. During this up-close and personal interview, discover how music can inspire, give hope during these challenging times, and bring people together.
Join Ray & Marc as they catch-up with Jim Brickman and his Executive Producer Bob. Find out how this Grammy-nominated, world-renowned celebrity, piano sensation, radio talkshow host, and composer finds inspiration to create new music. Get the behind the scenes story about the hit he wrote for Michael W. Smith "Love Of My Life". Discover how Jim deeply connects with his audience and what projects are next up his sleeve.
Listen to an intriguing interview with singer, songwriter, photographer, and musician Holly Knight, whose compositions are revered by fans worldwide and span many music genres from rock to pop. As an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, she co-wrote the hit songs "Rag Doll" by Aerosmith, "Obsession" by Animotion, "Love Is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar, "The Best" by Tina Turner, "Never" by Heart, "Just Between You and Me" by Lou Gramm from Foreigner, "The Warrior" by Scandal, "Change" by John Waite and many more. Join Ray and Marc as they discuss how Holly's contributions shaped the last few decades of music and continue to inspire the next generation of songwriters.
Cruise on over and join Ray and Marc in this episode of Tunesmate's Podcast as they explore the world of Yacht Rock. Discover what constitutes a Yacht Rock song. Is this category just about being smooth and soulful? Discover the music of Christopher Cross, Dan Fogelberg, Toto, Peter Frampton, and many others. Find out if music from other decades can cross over and join this elegant category.