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Tunesmate Podcast Episode 61 - Thriller’s 40th Anniversary

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 61 - Thriller’s 40th Anniversary

December 4, 2022

In this episode, join Ray and Marc as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson's album Thriller. Listen as they break down each song on this international best-seller which propelled The King of Pop to the top. The album includes "Beat It", "Billie Jean", "The Girl Is Mine", "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)", Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", and the title track "Thriller".

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 60 - Luke LeBlanc

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 60 - Luke LeBlanc

November 24, 2022

Discover Minneapolis folk-rock singer and songwriter Luke LeBlanc and how he created his latest album Fugue State. Listen to how he tried new sounds and collaborated with musicians to produce a unique sound. During the interview, he tells the story behind the tracks "Slide On Over", "Walking Days", and "When I Walk With You". 

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 59 - Rock Hall Class of 2022

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 59 - Rock Hall Class of 2022

November 12, 2022

In this episode, join Ray and Marc as they break down the 2022 Rock Hall class inductees. This year’s performers include Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon; along with Judas Priest and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for Musical Excellence; and Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotten for Early Influence; and Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine, and Sylvia Robinson for the Ahmet Ertegun Award. 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.

https://www.rockhall.com/2022inductees

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 58 – Joel Whitburn

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 58 – Joel Whitburn

October 30, 2022

Join Ray and Marc as they reminisce about the significance of author and music historian, Joel Whitburn. In this episode, learn how Joel's company, Record Research, established the way we track and follow the popularity of music. Without his books like Top Pop Singles, Tunesmate may have never existed, so we honor and thank his contributions.

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 57 - The Barlow

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 57 - The Barlow

August 19, 2022

Join Tunesmate as they interview Shea Boynton from The Barlow. Listen to how Shea and his band created their latest album New Year, Old Me. Discover a rugged, four-piece band brewing its own mountain-high version of Colorado country. In this episode, find out what it is like to be out on the road and how the music keeps them inspired. 

https://www.thebarlowband.com/

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 56 - Jason Lee McKinney Band

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 56 - Jason Lee McKinney Band

June 25, 2022

Join Ray and Marc as they interview award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician Jason Lee McKinney. Listen to how Jason and his band created their latest gospel-infused album One Last Thing. Jason describes his band's music as "high-energy catchy thinking man's soul" and the songs take you on a funky spiritual journey that tears the rearview mirror off with no looking back. Find out what makes this artist tick and inspires them to create music.

https://jasonleemckinneyband.com/

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 55 - Stew Cutler

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 55 - Stew Cutler

May 7, 2022

Join Ray and Marc as they interview jazz/blues/gospel guitarist/composer Stew Cutler. Listen to how Stew created his fifth album Blues From Another Angle. Discover how working with blues legend Z.Z. Hil inspired his playing and why this New York City-raised musician wrote a unique blues-inspired collection of songs.

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 54 – Fool Songs

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 54 – Fool Songs

April 30, 2022

In this episode of Tunemate’s podcast, join Ray and Marc as they countdown their top five fool songs.  Whatever decade you embrace, you will be sure to find a song to add to your playlist. Listen to see if your favorite song made the list.

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 53 - Jon Bon Jovi Top Songs

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 53 - Jon Bon Jovi Top Songs

March 18, 2022

In this episode of Tunemate's podcast, join Ray and Marc as they countdown their top five Jon Bon Jovi songs.  Celebrate the music of this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist on their 60th birthday. Listen to see if your favorite song made the list.

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 52 – Chris Haddox

Tunesmate Podcast Episode 52 – Chris Haddox

February 15, 2022

Join Ray and Marc as they interview Appalachian musician Chris Haddox. Listen to how Chris created his debut album and followed his dreams of finding a recording career. Discover how this West Virginia-born (Logan) and based (Morgantown) musician writes and sings his unique Blue Grass & Folk-inspired collection of songs.

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