Musicians And Beyond
By Musicians And Beyond
Musicians And Beyond Mar 25, 2023
Part 10 - "Under The Covers" with Ernie Cefalu Episode 60
Our final "Under The Covers" episode part, but surely not the last time M&B will be working with the legendary Ernie Cefalu. In this episode, we chat with the Godfather of Album covers about future news in the making! Ernie has the largest Original album art collection and numerous art pieces. We walk through the recent past as he paints a picture of recent Art museum shows including Forest Lawn, The Smithsonian Rock and Soul, Gallery 13 and The Disciple. Part 10n tells a great story! This history explored here should and will last for ever. Although Ernie constantly showed his appreciation to Musicians And Beyond (and others) for keeping his story alive and getting it out to the world, MnB will forever be grateful to been entrusted to do this. We are fortunate to be able to call Ernie a friend. "Thank you for being our Friend".
#erniecefalu #graphicdesigner #albumcover #rollingstones #alicecooper #cheechandchong #Beegees #friendsforever #newfriends #grateful
Derek Randall Episode 58
All it took was singing along to Garth Brooks in his mothers station wagon for Derek Randall to find his direction in life. M&B really enjoyed chatting with Derek who currently splits his time between Nashville and Grand Rapids. Derek credits the different make up of each individual band member for the success and sound of his band. They are currently experiencing the transition towards the big time. 500,000 downloads of a recently released album is testament to the stories, music and talents of this well oiled group. Listen in and hear some stories, songs, inspirations and even some of the many desirable places to play. Derek and his "TEAM" are truly professionals and a great bunch of people. Support this artist by buying some swag, downloading music and supporting their social media. www.DerekRandallMusic.com
#derekrandall #Rock #country #music #singer #songwriter #garthbrooks #nashville #grandrapids #risingstars
Harmoni Kelley of Kenny Chesney Episode 57
M&B got to chat with the humble, grateful and talented Harmoni Kelley. Harmoni, a self taught musician has fought her way up the musical ladder and is now in her 8th year playing bass and touring with Kenny Chesney. Listen in to hear in her own words about the not so graceful day auditioning for her current position. Harmoni is inspired by many and is an inspiration herself to the future of music especially woman in music. Her move to Nashville allowed her to network and prove her talents. Hank Williams Jr, Bonnie Bishop and Louise Mandrell are only a couple names that she has shared the stage with. Please follow her on all her social media and at www.harmonikelley.com This episode is sure to have your attention. Buckle up!! Thank You Harmoni for your inspirations and stories
Part 9 - Under The Covers with Ernie Cefalu
Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll! We hit them all in our enlightening conversations with the renowned graphic artist, Ernie Cefalu. Ernie is the founder of Pacific Eye And Ear, he takes us down the road of his his new career in the marijuana and CBD industry. Ernie is part owner of a very successful facility that grows and sells a variety of products. If its's "Grand Daddy Purp", "Love", or even the "Medusa" strain, Ernie's creativity has brought him to master the packaging and branding for his and other companies. Ernie also proclaims that he often "samples" these products prior to design sessions to increase his creativity. He tells us about the recreational and medicinal properties of these products and how easy it is to help brand products that you believe in.
Ernie, best known for his album cover designs and corporate advertising work, is the single largest owner of original album art in the word! Listen in to hear his plan and find out how you can own one of these original pieces. #ErnieCefalu #lawhorneandsurabian #UndertheCovers #musicpodcast #graphicarts #graphicartist #albumcovers
Episode 55 - WHENZDAZE
It doesn't matter what day of the week it is for this group of talented musicians. Everyday is WHENZDAZE! This Green Day inspired music is sure to get you up on your feet and dancing around and maybe even crowd surf! Members came in studio and shared great inspirational words for musicians to be. They peel back the layers of a couple songs and tell us about their songwriting process. These guys are not only rising stars, but more importantly great guys and wonderful storytellers. Listen in to find out about where some of these songs came from... it is a big twist with great meaning and emotion. Buckle up everyday, but especially if it is WHENZDAZE! Keep your eye out for a new album dropping soon at https://www.facebook.com/whenzdaze/ #whenzdaze #rock #greenday #inspirational #followyourdreams #fbomb #songwriter #newalbumcomingsoon
EPISODE 54 SOLDIER SONGS & VOICES
THANK YOU TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL PAST AND PRESENT. SOLDIER SONGS AND VOICES IS A NATIONALLY ACCESSIBLE ORGANIZATION THAT WILL PROVIDE ANY VETERAN WITH AN INSTRUMENT, LESSONS AS WELL AS SONGWRITING CLASSES. THE ABILITIES ARE VAST, BUT THE CAMARADERIE , FRIENDSHIPS AND BONDING ARE TOP HITS. IF THERE IS NOT A CHAPTER TO JOIN IN YOUR AREA, YOU CAN START YOUR OWN. GO TO WWW.SOLDIERSONGANDVOICES.COM FOR MOR INFORMATION. PERSONAL TIME, MONETARY AND INSTRUMENT DONATIONS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED. LISTEN IN AS 2 US VETERANS EXPLAIN THE POGRAM, THE GOAL AND THE EXPLANATION OF THE POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR THE SCARRED SERVICE MEMBERS. WHAT A WONDERFUL & HEARTFELT EPISODE WITH THESE INTERESTING AND TALENTED GENTLEMAN.
#MUSIC #SOLDIER #ARMY #NAVY #AIRFORCE #MARINES #THERAPY #SINGERS #SONGWRITERS #DONATIONS @SOLDIERSONGSANDVOICES
Episode 53 Kirstie Kraus
Part 8 - Episode 52 Under the Covers with Ernie Cefalu
Believe it or not, Ernie gets deep "Under The Covers" in this part of our multipart series. Ernie Cefalu, a renowned graphic designer has had success in both the corporate advertising world and in the crazy world of rock n' roll music. He tell us about wrestling control of the album cover industry from the hands of the record labels. He talks about the artist vision vs. the client's vision and restraints the labels put on the artists creativity. The "godfather of album covers" has over 50 years experience and gives fantastic advise to existing and up and coming artists regarding legal issues. You just never know what Ernie or the M&B hosts will say. Buckle Up and enjoy! #Erniecefalu #artist #historymaker #albumart #musiciansandbeyond #coveryourears #buckleup #lawhorneandsurabian #underthecovers
Episode 50 Brendan Ahern
Part 7 - Ernie Cefalu "Under The Covers" with Ernie Cefalu
Not only are there 1000's of corporate pieces and 250 Album artwork that were used, there were quite a few great iconic art and lettering that were not used for various reasons.
Episode 49 Colm Gavin
Zoomin in from Ireland, Colm Gavin was a "Brilliant" guest to have on and hear his stories. Gavin brings us into his life as a child and reveals that he remembers listening to his moms favorite artist, Elton John as a child. These memories have created inspiration to hopefully share the stage with Sir Elton at some point in Colms lifetime. Colms knowledge of the actual workings of music is truly eyeopening and he lets us listen in on some of his hit songs. Colm has appeared on many music charts, not only in Ireland but the US Billboard charts and numerous other countries. May it be alone, with a full band or an outside collaborator , the music reaches audiences of all ages as well as genre preferences. Listen in to this great journey with our new Irish friend.
#colmgavin #singer #songwriter #billboard #awardwining #podcast #musiciansandbeyond #ireland #brilliant #irish #friend
Episode 48 19th Nervous Breakdown-Rolling Stones Tribute
Mark and John dont get starstruck often. Imagine Mick Jagger coming into the studios of Musicians And Beyond? Well, he didnt but the next best thing did. The guys of the ultimate Rolling Stones tribute band, 19th Nervous Breakdown came in studio and played some songs and told stories and jokes. It was great having these energetic and talented guys in. Be sure to check out their social media and in person appearances. #rollingstones #19thnervousbreakdown #tribute #livemusic #musicians #musiciansandbeyond
Episode 47 Lauren Mahoney
Dont let her age fool you. 18 year old Lauren Mahoney came into the studio and just totally floored us with her talents and knowledge of music. She is a singer, performer, musician and now can call herself a songwriter. Lauren was bubbly and grateful for the opportunity to use Musicians And Beyond Podcast to debut he hot off the press song. Her genres are vast and future is extremely bright. We promise that you will know and love this young lady and her talents. Listen in and hear an original and 2 cover songs as she hits some glass breaking notes while she sings and plays the keys. Please share this episode and follow her on social media so you dont miss any news.
#laurenmahoney #prodigy #young #singer #songwriter #musician #futureisbright
Part 6 - Episode 46 Under The Covers with Ernie Cefalu
And the journey continues with the legendary & iconic Ernie Cefalu when we go "Under The Covers". In this part of our multipart series, Ernie reveals how his creative process is only a small part to his success. Ernie credits many around him for their contributions to his pieces and how together, they have created some of the most recognizable album cover art in the World. His album covers are many,.... 249 to be exact ! Some of the most notable ones include Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, The Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Jesus Christ Super Star, Cheech and Chong, Grand Funk Railroad, Burton Cummings, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly and The Doors and so many more. Listen in to hear the crazy but true antics and stories Ernie tells us about what went into some of the covers he created at his Pacific Eye And Ear facility. His stories are endless and are truly iconic. You will be on the edge of your seat wanting more. Not to worry,... follow our Under The Covers series and hear it right from the creator himself.
Episode 45 Natalja Sticco
Episode 44 Gina Teschke
Thank you for joining M&B as we follow the journey of the Multi Talented Gina Teschke. Gina is a 21 year old Musical Theatre singer & actress from New Jersey. She has landed major roles in numerous productions such as Annie, Wizard Of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, and Beauty And The Beast to name a few. Her social media platforms have blown up with her "Watch Me Attempt This" series. Gina will find a challenging song performed by well known artists and recreate it ! Included in the 1000's of viewers, it is not uncommon for the original artist to interact with her rendition. Gina was joined in the studio with friend Zachary Newbould that had quite a bit of success on NBCs THE VOICE. Zach & Gina have plans on collaborating to create their own project in the near future. Gina digs deep and tells us all about her inspirations, role models as well as future plans. Listen in and get prepared to be blown away by Ginas voice when she surprises us with a live version of one of her favorite songs to sing. The future is bright for this bubbly young lady . She is pursuing her dreams to be a major Broadway Actress and a role model for the younger generation of future stars.
#ginateschke #Singer #actress #musical #theatre #tictok #youtube #star #viral #zacharynewbould #nbc #thevoice #musiciansandbeyond #broadway
Episode 43 - Kevin Alexander Herrera
Kevin Alexander "Guitarzan" Herrera joined us and became a new friend. Kevin enthusiastically told us about his past, present and future musical plans. Kevin is currently touring internationally with "Foreigners Journey" and playing with "The Long Run." At the young age of 15, Kevin found himself playing as a professional musician in iconic LA clubs like "The Whiskey" and "The Roxy". Nicknamed “Guitarzan” by his classmates at The Musician’s Institute, his dynamic stage presence and amazing versatility shines through in projects of different styles and genres. His musical curiosity helped him master many: metal, rock, alternative, country, until settling on a distinctive jazz/blues/rock feel that came naturally to him. He has since built a catalog of original material and penned dozens of songs.
Breaking news: We were honored to be the first to share with the world Kevin's soon to be released single "Heartache." Kevin is wildly successful in the music world and he has an incredible resume from his days as a young actor. He has be seen on Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Nickelodeon, The Steve Harvey Show, Ricky Lake, TLC and so many more. Enjoy the episode, follow Musicians And Beyond and follow Kevin Alexander Herrera. #kevinalexanderherrera #foreignersjourney #foreigner #journey #singer #songwriter #newfriend #kind #humble #music #lawhorne #surabian #musiciansandbeyond. #guitar #actor #theroxy #Thewhiskey #la #sunsetstrip
Part 5 - Under The Covers with Ernie Cefalu - Episode 46
In our special multi part series "Under The Covers" with Ernie Cefalu, Ernie chats with Mark and John all about how the idea of his business, Pacific Eye And Ear was born. This small business quickly became the "go to" designer for corporate work as well as iconic music album covers. Ernie reveals some "never been told stories" as he recalls his 50 years in the industry. Ernie and the crew of Pacific Eye And Ear had the reputation of being extremely disruptive, which brought them attention across the globe. Alice Cooper has even made it public knowledge that he loved working with Pacific Ee And Ear because "they are crazier than we were" and "you never know what they are going to come up with". You just never know what controversial stunt would be cleverly executed by these fearless and creative business people. Ernie's wild ideas resulted in unprecedented attention for the client and business for the client. Whether it was a gorilla costume, a giant eyeball and ear at the Grammy awards or shameless brief nudity, Pacific Eye And Ear was always the topic of conversation. After 50 years, Ernie is still going strong and has no plan to slow down the passion and creativity. #grammys #awards #erniecefalu #pacificeyeandear #surabian #lawhorne #underthecovers #musiciansandbeyond #rollingstones #alicecooper #naked #lawhorneandsurabian
Episode 41 - Chloe Caroline
Musicians And Beyond chatted with the multi-talented and bubbly Chloe Caroline. Chloe takes us on an adventure and tells us how her being born into a musically talented family was just the launch pad for her successful career. With hundreds of original songs written, Chloe finds herself as a favorite act to watch when she is out playing. Chloes talents go way beyond singing and songwriting. She can be seen and heard on numerous major TV spots as well as some big name commercials. If you are a podcast lover, you don't want to miss her as co-host of "Unwritten". Chloe is positive and inspirational on so many levels of life. It was at age 11 when Chloe was blindsided by an unexpected serious medical condition which somewhat isolated her from the world. At this time, she turned the negative into positive and learned how to play the guitar. Listen in as she shares "Twin Flame" with us and takes us deep to the meaning and inspirations.
#chloecaroline #singer #songwriter #inspirational #positive #music #musician #musiciansandbeyond #actress #podcast #california
Episode 40 - Seabrook Idol Final Night
Congratulations to ALL the contestants and thank you for sharing your talents.
#Idol #thevoice #billboard #michellebrooksthompson #zachnewbould #77 #raybourque #redskitchen #johndrevis #francoixsimard #patbadger #extreme #podcast #youhearditfirst
Part 4 - "Under The Covers" with Ernie Cefalu Episode 39
Part 3 - Under The Covers with Ernie Cefalu, The New York & Corporate Years - Episode 38
Lets go "Under The Covers" with Ernie Cefalu. As expected, this is an action packed behind the scenes look to some of the many iconic corporate pieces in Ernies portfolio. His freelance & corporate work is only a piece to the whole puzzle of Ernies life. Scholastic books, The Garden Of Eden, Jazz On Grass, New York Life, Waring Mixers, Omega watches and Ralston Purina are just a handful of his works. Find out never been heard stories from the man himself as John and Mark join him in his story telling adventures. Buckle up,.......... This is one wild ride he is taking us on. We dont even need a ticket!!!!
#erniecefalu #rollingstones #tongue #designer #graphics #corporate #gentleman #freelance #scholasticbooks #jazzongrass #gardenofeden #newyorklife #waring #omegawatches #Ralston #purina #podcast #lawhorne #surabian
Episode 37 - Seabrook Idol Semi-Finals
Starting with over 50 applicants, this episode highlights the incredible 8 last standing artists. We listen in and chat with each contestant. There are some celebrity guest appearances through out this podcast. You can find out who moves on to the finals that only consists of 3 of these incredible artists. Listen in and support the great local and greater artists. Chrystal Marie, Lee Biddle (The Best Name In Music), Kerrin Mullen. Rich Amorim, Gabriel Moreanga (With a tongue roll), Lauren Mahoney, Nicole Burns and Kaitlyn Silva (The Singing Server).
Celebrity Judges: Drew Mollholand, Karen Nascembeni & Justin Guage
Special appearances by Francoix Simard, Yamica & Sierra Peterson, Mike Caputo and a rising star, Carly Underwood.
Episode 36 - Yamica Peterson
Born in Portsmouth, NH to a musically inclined family, Yamica found herself giving her first performance at the young age of 3. This was just the start to the success of this witty, knowledgeable and talented singer/songwriter. Mica credits her family for her love for music and her band mates for the smooth and dynamic sounds. Mica often shares the stage with one of her inspirations, her father. She also shares these special family bonds when her daughter shares the stage with her or when her whole family sits around the house and belts out songs. Mica has numerous projects from the past, the present and more to come in the future. Mica and her bandmates are sure to blow you away with their talents and touching songs derived from real life happenings. #mica #yamica #singer #songwriter #humble #kind #talented #womeninmusic #pianist #podcast #musiciansandbeyond #lawhorne #surabian
Episode 35 - Jennifer Alverado
Jennifer Alverado is a vibrant and multi-talented singer/songwriter. She calls home North Carolina but, hangs her hat up and down the establishments on Broadway in Nashville. Her songs are written from the heart about real life events and experiences. “Filthy Water” has hit over 1/2 million streams! Jennifer gives us insight on projects past, current and future. Her story telling comes with passion, gratitude and enthusiasm. Check out her episode and catch her playing live at one of her scheduled appearances.
Episode 34 - "Breaking News" with Goldmine Magazine's Ivor Levene & Ernie Cefalu
We interrupt this program... M&B sat in on an unscripted conversation with the super talented writer for GOLDMINE MAGAZINE, Ivor Levene and the iconic history maker Ernie Cefalu. We chat about the newly released Goldmine Magazine issue that consists of an unprecedented 20 page feature article, written by, Ivor Levene. The article consists of an annotated story on the history of California based ad agency Pacific Eye And Ear's Ernie Cefalu. Ernie is credited with thousands of corporate pieces as well as 250 music album covers including those of Alice Cooper, Cheech and Chong, The Bee Gees, Aerosmith and also credited with designing the original Rolling Stones Tongue. The article paints an incredible picture and gives the reader backed up facts that makes the article super interesting and easy to follow. This history and story must be preserved and told so future generations know the real backstories behind all of these works. This limited edition is a must have for your collection. The conversation even foreshadows big things to come. Listen to Musicians And Beyond Podcast's special multi-part series "Under The Covers" and hear the chronological documentary on Ernie's life, his works and the history he has made. These stories are told right from the man himself. Buckle up and enjoy this ride with the colorful Ernie Cefalu. #erniecefalu #erniescorner #goldmine #magazine #rollingstones #aerosmith #cheechchong #pacificeyeandear #ivorlevene #musiciansandbeyond #lawhornesurabian #art #cover #story
Episode 33 - Matthew Aucoin, from Springsteen stage to Brilliant Disguise!
Have you ever wondered what it is like to get called up on stage with the biggest in the business? Well, our guest Matthew Aucoin tells us how his day going to a concert with his father turned him into an instant sensation. You have seen him on Good Morning America, The Today Show and so many other platforms. Buckle up for a wild ride and get the info on his original music and inspirations. This talented gentleman was such a pleasure to chat with and we are excited to see what the future brings for him.
#mattheraucoin #brucespringsteen #singer #songwriter #rightplacerighttime #instantsuccess #youtube #viral #greatguy
Episode 32 - "Under The Covers" Part 2 with Ernie Cefalu
Part 2 "Under The Covers" with the iconic history maker Ernie Cefalu. The excitement builds in this episode when Ernie brings us back to his college years and his big move to New York and how "Dolls Alive" came to life. A time when his fuse was lit and his album cover design work was about to blow up. You will never believe the story behind how the successful Pacific Eye And Ear came about; it's possible that mind altering substances played a part. Listen into another action packed, storytelling extravaganza you won't want to miss.
*"Love You Crazy" courtesy of Batson Haines Music Nashville TN
Episode 31- Seabrook Idol at Red’s Kitchen + Tavern
Who is going to be the next Seabrook Idol winner? Mn’B sits down with the 15 contestants and chats post performance. As the weeks go by and contestants are eliminated, Mn’B will be chronicling the performances, the judges decision and the musician‘s journeys. Francoix Simard, along with Bruins legend Ray Bourque and the Drivas family, hosted Season 1 at Reds Kitchen + Tavern In Seabrook, NH. What is on the line… the winner receives $1000, a professional music video, their own dedicated podcast with Musicians And Beyond. Congratulations to all contestants who were chosen from nearly 50 entries. We cant wait to watch the journey of each and everyone of you! @jordynnorbrega @luafernandesmusic @samm_p @nicoleb207 @leebiddlemusic @crystalmariesings @rich.amorim @uhdridri @laurenmahoney_13 @singerbabek #seabrookidol #lawhorneandsurabian
Episode 30 - "Under The Covers" Part 1 with the legendary Ernie Cefalu
Buckle up for for this journey! M&B takes you through a multipart series “Under The Covers” with Ernie Cefalu. We document all of Ernie’s life, artwork and career. Ernie is a true history maker and is responsible for over 250 album cover deigns, including Alice Cooper, Cheech and Chong, Aerosmith and is even the original designer of the iconic Rolling Stones Tongue Logo. His portfolio also includes 1000s of pieces of art for corporate work. This is a fascinating story of a legendary career. Join Mark, John and the storyteller himself.
Episode 29 -Soulitude Duo (Andi Hall & Dave Lieb)
Episode 28 - Ernie Cefalu - The man behind The Rolling Stones Tongue Logo and over 250 more Album covers
Ernie Cefalu began his career as an advertising executive in the late 1960s and quickly drew himself into music history. They say timing is everything and for Ernie he swears by it, a lucky break put him in the right place at the right time. This encounter led him to influencing the design of one of the most iconic album covers ever. His higher ups recognized his talent and so did those who were their clients.
Within a short period of time, Ernie became well known for his artistic design sense and ability to manage projects. After attaining his life long dream of working on Madison Avenue in New York, Ernie returned home and started "Pacific Eye & Ear" as his own shop. He and his team quickly became the pre-eminent album cover design firms in the country.
Cefalu has received three Grammy nominations and ten Music Hall of Fame Awards for his album cover work. The accolades are many and yet, Cefalu consistently points to lucky timing and his teams for his achieving so many successes. His could talk a dog of a meat wagon and fills this episode with so many stories and lessons learned from his years of moving and shaking in the ad world.
Stay tuned and be ready for an an amazing series of conversations where, along with Ernie, we explore his career, influence and impact on society.
Trailer - Episode 27 with Jordan Quinn
Check out Jordan's debut single to be released 1/1/2023. You can pre-order now at Apple Music, https://music.apple.com/us/album/dream-world-single/1654365214. You can also listen to the the entire Episode 27 at www.musiciansandbeyond.com or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast.
Episode 27 - Jordan Quinn
What an episode! The quick witted and extremely talented Jordan Quinn spent the afternoon in person at our studio. She spills the beans about some up and coming projects and collaborations. We were honored to be the first to debut her 1st single "DreamWorld" that will be available on all major platforms January 1st. Be sure to follow her @itsjordanquinn and download her incredible music. Jordan entertained us with originals as well as cover songs as well as some fun stories. Her inspirations range from her dad, Queen, the Jackson 5 and others. She has performed over 300 shows in the past year and is working her tail off entertaining the masses. She finished 3rd place in last year’s Seabrook Idol in NH at Red’s Kitchen + Tavern. There is so much to look forward to with this artist as she has a very bright future. We are so excited to follow her journey. "Thank you for being our friend "
#jordanquinn #queen #jackson5 #michaeljackson #piano #singer #songwriter #musiciansandbeyond #podcast #seabrookidol #redskitchen+tavern #musicpodcast
Episode 26 - James Norkawich
James Norkawich joined Mark and John and took them his journey through life and music. James is a pianist, composer, arranger as well as a producer. He has performs his own genre of music that he refers to "Classical Crossover." He blends songs of the past with a twist of modernity to create and craft a beautifully, unique arrangement. James is enthusiastic, energetic and grateful for his talents and absolutely loves sharing his creations with the world. A recent project with vocalist Ellen Williams helped the people of the Ukraine efforts when they released a campaign featuring a heart felt version of "Hallelujah." James released of the "Artist Compilation Series" featuring the music of Queen, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow and Johnny Mathis that was composed in his Classical Crossover style. And what is it with Spirogyra? You will have to listen in and find out. You can find out more at WWW.JAMESANORKAWICH.COM and download his variety of music including a great Holiday selection including a newly released collaboration with the talented Michelle Brooks Thompson.
#jamesanorkawich #piano #Pianist #arranger #composer #producer #adamlambert #Queen #spirogyra #barrymanilow #Billyjoel #johnnymathis #michellebrooksthompson #podcast #music #lawhorne #surabian #musiciansandbeyond
Episode 25 - Christine Elise
From Boston to Beverly Hills and from Jazz to Blues, Christine Elise is a triple threat singer, songwriter and musician. Born in New England as the granddaughter to the famed Italian opera singer Luigi Vena, Christine carries on the family's musical legacy. She is very proud of her grandfather's history, he was tasked to sing at the wedding, as well as the funeral of President John F. Kennedy. Christine currently has an album available and is working on her second that is promising and creative LP. Listen in as she plays the keyboard and debuts a new song, not yet heard by the public. She also closes the show with a favorite from her first album. Often compared to Olivia Newton John, Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush, Christine is in a category of her own! Please follow and share Musicians And Beyond, as well as all the social media platforms of the vibrant and talented Christine Elise.
#christineelise #singer #songwriter #olivianewtonjohn #jonimitchell #katebush #music #jfk #jfkjr #johnfkennedy #italian #opera #luigivena #musiciansandbeyond
Episode 24 - Michelle Brooks Thompson
The amazing and multi-talented Michelle Brooks Thompson joins John and Mark for episode 24. Michelle has had a Billboard's gospel chart #1 hit. Her appearance on Season 3 of NBC's "THE VOICE" showcased her vocal range and stage presence. Michelle tells us all about her organization that she pioneered with her husband that helps afford kids the ability to be part of sports and music. She tells her story of serenading Derek Jeter at Fenway Park and having a memorable moment shared with the world. What would your worse fear be when singing in front of 75,000 people? Mine would be loosing power to my microphone. Well, Michelle had this happen and her professionalism at the time made this incident a nationwide memorable rendition of The National Anthem. The conversation Michelle shared is a good one!
Episode 23 - Richard Willis w/ Special Co-Host Johnny Pizzi
Our guest Richard Willis has a resume longer than the receipts at CVS. He is a director, producer, writer, singer, actor and so much more. He is currently working on his Broadway caliber show, "Their Songs Live On." It will take you down memory lane with songs from Elvis, Whitney Houston, Prince, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye to name a few. Richie shares stories from his journey with his band, North Shore Acapella all the way through his days in L.A. hanging out with Chaz Palminteri, to now where he is putting on shows at the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham, MA. He has worked his way through the entertainment industry and has amassed a tremendous body of work. Listen in and we hope you will enjoy the show.
We were also joined in studio with a co-host for the day by Americas Funnyman, Johnny Pizzi. Johnny has entertained hundreds of thousands of people in his 40 year career performing as a comedian, magician, and now adds singer and actor to his resume. #RichardWillis #JohnnyPizzi #LawhorneandSurabian #MusiciansandBeyondpodcast #music #podcast #ChazPalminteri #GreaterBostonStageCompany #Stoneham #NorthShoreAcapella #ThierSongsLiveON #Broadway #DaysofDooWop #Broadway #Musicals
Episode 22 - Zachary Newbould, NBC's "The Voice"
Episode 21 - Morgan Myles
Buckle up and watch this Star as she shoots across the sky. Morgan Myles joins us from Nashville Tennessee and shares her ins-and-outs of the music industry. Morgan in currently experiencing a whirlwind of fame on NBC's "The Voice." The dramatic "four chair turn" following her opening performance has many speculating that she is the one to beat! Listen in and find out how you can win a private concert from Morgan at your very own home. She has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the music industry and mentored many on their journey to climb the ladder. Morgan started performing at a very young age and has blossomed into a dynamic and well rounded musician. It is not uncommon to catch her participating and fundraising for numerous charities and causes. Her humbleness, wit, grace, generosity are just a few of the positive qualities that makes her so well respected. Check your local TV listings for local times to watch "The Voice" and join Morgan in her journey. Please share this podcast with the world... they wont want to miss it. www.Morganmyleslive.com
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Episode 20 - Paige Davis
Get ready Nashville… she is coming for you! Paige Davis is only 22 years old but has already accomplished so much. At the age of 12, Paige participated in her first open mic night. Paige told us, “That night I came home and knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I knew I wanted to play music and put smiles on peoples faces.” She was off and running, by the age of 15, Paige headlined a show and started getting overnight national attention. Soon enough she was opening the show for the likes of Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young, Josh Turner, Morgan Evans, Michael Ray, Frankie Ballard and William Michael Morgan to name a few. She comes from a very supportive and musical family that has inspired and helped her along this journey. Her qualities as an artist and a person are endless. She is very humble singer, musician and songwriter. These qualities are the perfect recipe for success. She for sure is one to watch. We loved having her visit in studio just before she chases her dreams in Nashville TN. We are rooting for you Paige, Go get ‘em!
Episode 19 - Joey "Voices" Noone, Master Impressionist
Sit back and enjoy this wild and crazy ride with Joey "Voices" Noone. As a young boy Joey used to entertain his friends and family with talents far beyond those of other Malden kids. Joey has honed in on his talent blessings and today has made it a career. His talents include being a master celebrity impressionist, singer, songwriter and even an author of an extremely successful book "Good Things Are Supposed To Happen To You." Joey has filled venues across the country entertaining crowds with his take on Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Cher (thong and all), Neil Diamond, Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and so many more. It's a show not to miss.
Joey has written and recorded songs mostly revolving around the country music genre. He is preparing to launch on one of the most incredible songs we have heard "Send Pictures Of America" which is a tribute to all of those that keep us Americans safe every day. Stay tuned because you or your loved ones can be part of the interactive song launch and tribute to our soldiers. The limits are endless with Joey Voices! Be sure to check him out on all social media platforms and at his website www.joeyvoices.com, which is designed and hosted by our very own Mark Lawhorne.
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Episode 18 - Taylor Bloom
Listen up and take a ride with Manhattan based actor and musician Taylor Bloom. Taylor has accomplished so much at a young age. His talents, creativity and positivity are endless. Taylor takes us on his journey from a young age, in the backseat of the car where his mom and dad where influencing with the sounds of Cat Stevens, Dan Fogelberg, and James Taylor.
Taylor's musical and acting path led him to the stage doing both acting and singing. He auditioned for and took on the role of Paul Simon in the production of The Simon and Garfunkel Story. Taylor learned a lot preparing for this role including how to play the guitar in the same style as Simon. He spent year's on the road performing this role and has now moved on to other artistic endeavors.
Taylor grew up idolizing Jackson Browne and covers These Days live during this episode. You can hear Browne's influence in Taylor's performance and in the way he writes his original songs. Check out his version of The Load Out on YouTube. Taylor says, "On the last day of our studio session in San Diego for my album Heading to Ohio, we decided we ought to setup and play live together. The Load Out was the perfect way to say goodbye to our time in the tracking room and to say Thanks to all of you for listening."
His album Heading to Ohio was released in 2021 and has 10 original tracks (and includes the bonus track The Load Out). After spending so much time on the road with the Simon and Garfunkel Story, he and the show's band decided to collaborate together on the album's production. You can find this album and his other My Father Before Me on most digital platforms.
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Episode 17 - Valerie Giglio
Valerie sang with the legendary AL Vega, her first CD release "Songbook" is a collection of her favorite standards backed by the Al Vega Trio. Her second CD release "The Italian Project" is an Italian language CD celebrating the music from the era of La Dolce Vita as well as Italian contemporary songs and Italian versions of classic American hits.
At 42 years old, Valerie was succeeding as a lawyer and flourishing as a vocalist. Her world was turned upside down when she suffered a brain stem stroke which left her paralyzed on her entire left side. Confined to a wheel chair and having to endure endless rehabilitation in order to regain control of her body, Valerie was faced with a very dark reality... she had lost her singing voice.
With fierce determination, the support of her husband Mark and family and her healthcare team Valerie overcame all hurdles. "Many amazing friends and family members stood by me during the tough times. They visited me in the hospital the week or so I was there, they came by or called or texted when I was home again. Even acquaintances became wonderful friends."
One year later Valerie took to the stage in her second act. With members of her rehab team and a reporter from the Boston Globe in the room, Valerie took to the stage at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant and Lounge in Somerville. She was the featured singer on the bill for Chick Singer Night. In June, 2021 she released her debut Electro Swing release "Starlite Ballroom" with an upcoming album to follow.
What we learned during our interview with Valerie is that she is a determined fighter that doesn't give up! As part of her fight back she wrote a memoir, Singing In My Own Key, it details her triumph over stroke and it is a great read. She is also on the about to start appearing with a new duo project Starlight Vibes with fellow musician Samuel Cerra.
For more about Valerie, her career, story and upcoming events visit www.valeriegiglio.com.
Episode 16 - Shanna Jackman
The emotional roller coaster that Shanna went through during our interview was hard for John and Mark to watch. Shanna was very close to Paul Monti a Gold Star Father. Paul passed away at the age of 76 just days before we sat down. If you don't know the story, here you go... Massachusetts native, US Army Sergeant First Class Jared Monti, died while serving in Afghanistan in 2006. Jared was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2009. Jared's father, Paul, has driven Jared’s truck since his death as a way to remember and feel connected to him. Paul’s story inspired the 2013 #1 Country Song recorded by Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck” written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Jimmy Yeary. The truck, a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 became a symbol of a father's love and a place would take friends for rides and tell the story of Jared's life. Shanna was fortunate to be able to spend time riding in the truck with Paul. Shanna and Paul became friends through their shared experiences supporting The Gold Star Families and all military memorial organizations.
Shanna Jackman, while known for her many performances of the National Anthem (for the Boston Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics, Revolution and many other numerous charity, Military and sporting events), is also a Nashville recording artist having released her first self titled EP in 2013. Shanna has had the opportunity to be featured with artists such as Ronnie Dunn, Blake Shelton, Sara Evans, Gretchen Wilson, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Darryl Worley, Lee Brice, Little Big Town, Collin Raye, Jo-Dee Messina, and Steve Azar. Check out "In My Truck" and hear a true story about her Ford F150 and how this girl left her ex in a cloud of dust!
Listen in to Episode 16 and hear some great stories from Shanna and hear some advice for aspiring artists.
Find more about Shanna at shannajackman.com/home. Also on socials:
We were also very fortunate to have been invited to record the podcast at Featherglass Studio, home of Ellen and John Sharpe. Ellen is the designer responsible for this showcase home and it definitely has the wow factor. You can find Featherglass on Instagram. Thank you for hosting us John and Ellen.
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Episode 15 - Kai Wilson Singer Songwriter
Seatbelts and airbags!!! Kai Wilson comes to visit in the studio and tells us the inspirations that make him who he is today. He is a genuine soul with a lot of appreciation for life. Kai grew up in Westchester County, NY, moved to Boston and lived in Colorado for a while before returning back to Boston. HIs dad, James, is also a musician and obviously had a tremendously positive impact on this young man. You can catch James playing shows around their hometown and occasionally find Kai joining him on stage.
When asked what genre Kai fits into, Kai sprinkles the infield with a little Folk, Indie, Country... he is a mixed bag! He mentions a few artists as inspirations, but one that stood out was Zach Bryan. Kai has a new single "If I Was Your Man" being released September 9th.
Kai has some shows coming up:
* Cambridge - The Middle East Club - Sept 14 Doors open at 7:00 pm along with Earl on Earth.
* Cambridge (Sofar) September 10. 7:30 pm. (Location released on Sofarsounds.com 36 hours before the show.)
* Nashville - Sept 21 at the 5 Spot from 6-8 pm. Kai is performing along with James Freeborn.
Kai's Links:IG: https://www.instagram.com/kaiwilson_official/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf8UrG0WWTC9dwdh5C-bdxA/featured Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kai-wilson-music
There are a lot of laughs, inspiration, gratitude and love in this episode. Kai is one to watch for sure... be sure to check him out!!
Episode 14 Sadam Seguya From Uganda Africa
Episode 13 - Mike Valeras
In studio with the multi talented Mike Valeras. Mike gives us insights and advice on the best way to make it in the music business. His experience, knowledge and talents inspire musicians at all levels. We were honored to have him and his wife Jacy (our co-host for the day) come in studio on their trip from Nashville. You don't want to miss this trip down memory lane on his journey from Lowell with a stop teaching at Malden Catholic and finally Nashville.. Buckle up and hold on tight, the" Mingus Fa Dingus" train is leaving the station.
Episode 12 - Jacy Dawn Valeras
M&B had "The Music City Mentor" herself in studio. Jacy Dawn Valeras shares wonderful stories about her road to success in the Nashville Music scene. Jacy is a Singer, songwriter, podcaster, YouTube creator, media marketing guru (owner Platinum Circle Media) and so much more. Candy O'Terry & Jacy's podcast "Country Music Success Stories" has blown up into a playlist favorite for many. It is believed that the last live interview with Naimoi Judd was with Jacy and Candy. Jacy and her husband Mike (co-host for the day), tell us what it takes to make it in music city and are in such demand for advice that a YouTube channel "Music City Mentor" was created. Tune in to this episode and let Jacy inspire you!
Episode 11 - Joe Pessia of Steelheart, Dark Desert Eagles, Tantric and Drama Gods
Episode 10 - Vanessa Salvucci-Saggese
Episode 9 - Martin Lesch
His talents are endless! Martin Lesch zooms in from South Carolina and tells us so much. He is a singer, songwriter, multi instrument musician, composer, teacher and youth inspiration. Listen in to hear his stories of how old he was when he knew when he wanted to be a renowned pianist. He plays all over the globe and inspires everyone in his path. His endless efforts with the www.juniorjazzfoundation.org helps youth fulfill their dreams of owning an instrument and increasing their musical talents. Martin is humble and explains that there is always more to learn. Oh, and Martin is a incredible cook as well. He specializes in Asian cuisine. Buckle up and enjoy this "Journey Through Jazz" with the inspirational Martin Lesch at the wheel.
Episode 8 - Michael Pace
You have seen him on TV and heard him blowing up the air waves. What a pleasure to have singer/songwriter Michael Pace and drummer Matt Zall join us in studio recording from one of the coolest spots ever. We were graciously hosted, wined and dined by Dustin and Julie Whitney in their incredible 1860's barn. Michael tells us his connection with Boston Bruin's Brad Marchand & Kevan Miller and how he was brought into their March and Mill Co. project. Michael tells a funny story how he got into music, as well as talking about his inspirations when writing and performing. He also gives us the low down on his favorites spots for eats in Nashville. So much fun packed into one episode. This guy is one to watch for sure as he takes off becoming a household name all over the USA. Check out his website WWW.MICHAELPACEMUSIC.COM and grab some merchandise and find out his national tour schedule. Buckle Up and enjoy the ride!
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Episode 7 - Tony Puleo Of Carly Simon, The Blueman Group, Electric Temple and so much more
Episode 6 - Grammy Nominated Jeff Batson
M&B had Nashville based Singer/Songwriter Jeff Batson ZOOMed into our studio this week. We learned of some great behind the scenes info on his inspirations and techniques for his successful songwriting. He shared his thoughts on his most intimate song "Found My Way To You" which is a tribute to his Mom via adoption. It is a very touching song which he gave to his Mom for a birthday present; it also tugs at the heart strings to learn he sang it at her funeral.
You will be surprised who he listens to as he drives around town and up and down Broadway. He has opened for some pretty big names and shared the stage with some greats! He offers some advice to new artists and some insight to how songs get "plugged" in the industry.
Buckle up and enjoy the ride with this Grammy nominated artist!
Episode 5 - Rachel Sumner
The multi talented Rachel Sumner gives us the great insights into her song writing. Rachel has gained critical acclaim and national attention for winning "The Lennon Award." Awarded as part of a contest for song writing on behalf of John Lennon by Yoko Ono Lennon and judged by the biggest names in the industry. Check her out and pre order her new incredible album today at https://rachelsumnermusic.com and make sure you follow her on all her socials!
With songs as sweet and biting as the nectar and venom in her voice, Rachel Sumner has been captivating audiences throughout the northeast with her exciting new band Traveling Light. While their instrumentation and textures show roots deep in bluegrass and traditional folk music, Sumner's lyric-forward writing and penchant for snaking chord progressions demand something beyond folk conventions, highlighting the acrobatic range of her brilliant bandmates Kat Wallace (fiddle/harmonies), Ira Klein (acoustic guitar), and Mike Siegel (upright bass).
Sumner is no stranger to the stage. She spent her early career on the bluegrass circuit, singing and writing with the genre-bending Boston group Twisted Pine. Since setting out on her own, Sumner's songs have been critically acclaimed, winning the Lennon Award in the folk category of the 2021 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her song "Radium Girls (Curie Eleison);" earning her a spot in the Kerrville New Folk Competition; and being chosen two consecutive years by WBUR/NPR as one of the top Massachusetts entries in the Tiny Desk Competition.
Originally a classical flutist from the dusty Mojave desert, Sumner relocated from California to Boston a decade ago intending to study Composition and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music. While at school, she found herself in the orbit of roots musicians like Molly Tuttle, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, and John Mailander who introduced her to a trove of traditional music, started her off with a few chords on the guitar, and encouraged her to write her own songs. In the short time since, Rachel has become one of the most vital voices in Boston's thriving roots music scene. Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light will release their debut LP in the summer of 2022.
Episode 4 - Michael Gray of Lee Brice
It just keeps getting better! The legendary Michael Gray, percussions, drums vocals for Lee Brice put aside his golf clubs and drum sticks to give us some great insights on music, tours and the success of the band. Listen to his crazy story of how he actually got an audition with Lee. Its an action packed, fun filled episode with lots of laughs and stories. Seatbelts mandatory.... Buckle Up
Mentions: Dawne Gray, Garth Brooks, Eric Haines, Jeff Batson, Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Madison Square Garden, Joes Bar (Chicago), Luke Bryan, Francoix Simard, McDonalds, The Bull 101.7, Grand Olde Opry, Ryman Theater, Garth Brooks, John Caron, Fenway Johnnies, West End Johnnies, Fenway Park, Extreme, Aerosmith, Indy 500, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld
Episode 3 - Francoix Simard
Seatbelts are mandatory for this one! We were able to enjoy an in studio sit down with the multi-talented and quick witted Francoix Simard. His enthusiasm and passion emanates in his stories of songwriting and playing at thousands of venues . He reveals some interesting and impressive trivia including he has played for the Prime Minister of France. It is one action packed, quick paced interview with great info and funny stories. Enjoy!
Mentions: Justin Hawkins, The Darkness Band, Gary Cherone, Pavarotti, Sting, Elton John, Steven Tyler, John Butcher, Eric Haines, Xavier Rod, Freddie Mercury, Steve Perry, Reds Kitchen & Tavern, Dark Dessert Eagles, Extreme, Pat Badger, Reds Group, Drew Mulholland, Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins, Sony, BMI, Universal, Prime Minister Of France, Justin Peterson & Ed Sheeran, Lawhorne & Surabian.
Episode 2 - Erica Mantone, Singer/Songwriter
Mark and John had a great chat with Erica Mantone. We talked about her upcoming album release and what it took to accomplish this from start to finish. Her energetic and witty persona made it such a wonderful experience to share studio time. She is multi award nominated artist that was vital in resuscitating a Hollywood style Rock Opera staring some of the biggest names in the music world. She is extremely humble about all her notable accomplishments and isn't shy to give everyone credit along the way. "It takes a village to make an Erica," she selflessly proclaims. Her LP titled "I May Have Asked For This" is available on all major download platforms. www.EricaMantone.com for more information
Mentions: Debbie Catalano, Gerry Devillis, Just Another Sunday Podcast, Boston Rock Opera, Linda Vienes, Gary Cherone, Mark Cherone, David Bowie, Boston Music Awards, Lisa Fisher, Eric Haines, Nate Leavitte, Dan Nicklin, Buffalo Tom Band, Will Dailey, Pearlables, Wooly Mammoth Studio, Q Division Studios, Blue Tone, Alison Krous, Apple, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon Music, iTunes, Pandora, Danny & Susan Cantino, Meghan Tracy, Emily Grogan, Robert Plant, Brandi Carlisle, Yola, Caroline Whiddon, Ronald Bruanstein, Me/2 Orchestra, Jenny Bergman Photography, Secret Bureau of Art and Design, Bernie Brown, Other Brother Daryl, Dan Nicklin and the late Dave Mirabella
Episode 1 - Eric Haines, Nashville based Singer/Songwriter
We chat with our friend musician, singer & songwriter Eric Haines from his Nashville based studio. He shares stories from his musical journey, songwriting and inspirations that has shaped who is he. We talk about our last visit to Nashville where we saw his show at the Bluebird Cafe and where we were fortunate to sit down for dinner with Eric and his duo partner Jeff Batson. Buckle up it’s going to be a fun ride!