March 3, 2022
In episode 12, we get a glimpse into the world of classical music and the inner workings of an orchestra.
Joseph Morag is a virtuoso violinist and wonderful conductor. He is also an accomplished coder and programmer. He has combined all of these things in his successful career.
We will learn about Jospeh’s pathway to success as he shares his story with us. This is an area I have always been fascinated with. I truly enjoyed this interview and learning about this world. I think you will enjoy it too.
January 28, 2022
Another lifelong friend and part of the Valentine history. We will learn of Drew’s long career as an agent and talent buyer in the live concert industry. We will also hear about Drew’s book - The Story Goes Like This. Drew as worked with so many top artists through the years. We will learn about his great journey. Prince, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Van Halen are just a few. #talentbuyer #agent #booking #concertpromoter #thestorygoeslikethis
November 30, 2021
In this episode I talk with one of my favorite guitar players of all time. He also happens to be one of my oldest childhood friends. Jon and I go all the way back to our guitar beginnings in the 5 Towns of Long Island. Two kids with cool charvels! His story of success through the music business and the guitar community is an incredible tale. We will learn about his early LI days, recording and touring with Doro, and of course what it's like being the guitar player in Dokken for over 20 years. A great guy and great player. #badass #guitarplayer #dokken #lynch #georgelynch #doropesch #guitarplayer #guitarworld #longisland #charvel #guitarsolo #guitarlove #rocknroll #80sguitars #shredguitar #adamholland
September 17, 2021
Legendary Engineer/Producer Bob St. John shares his incredible musical life story with me. Although this is our first meeting, you will hear how our lives have been connected for decades. Bob has won three Grammy awards and has received multiple grammy nominations. He has worked with Extreme, Duran Duran, Collective Soul, Missing Persons, Hootie and The Blowfish and many many more. Collectively the artists he has worked have sold well over 50 million albums! Sit back and listen as we learn how he started in Hudson, MA and went on to become a Grammy award winning producer.
July 23, 2021
At the corner of preparation and opportunity, we find Matthew Shad. Matthew is the perfect Band Forever man. He has worked with, and crossed paths with some of the biggest names in the in industry. In this episode we learn how he has successfully pushed forward in this crazy business. We will also get a inside look (and listen) at the making of his new Shad Ep. 5ive that was produced by the legendary Bob St. John.
June 25, 2021
Tora Tora guitar player Keith Douglas takes us from Elementary School, High School, The Band House to the Warehouse - Come hear the amazing stories of Keith’s incredible journey through the Memphis music scene up through Tora Tora’s success. Keith has worked with, and played with, so many amazing musicians. He shares all of those stories with me. After a 14 year break, the band has been back in full force since the mid 2000s. Its a great Rock n’Roll, Bandforever story!
June 3, 2021
This episode is extra special to me. In addition to his incredible journey through the music business, Rob is also a dear childhood friend.
He has held on tightly on his rock and roll, roller coaster ride through the music industry. He is not only an incredible guitar player but also a top notch manager. We will learn about his start at Berklee School of Music on through managing some of the best guitarist players in rock. Rob currently plays in the top Journey Tribute - Voyage and manages some of rock’s elite performers.
May 14, 2021
Episode 4. Patience Pays Off with Michael Staertow
Get ready for some amazing and hysterical Rock n’ Roll stories as we learn about Michael’s long road to success. Michael’s story of patience and perseverance pays off in the end as he tours the world with Foreigner lead singer, Lou Gramm. We also learn of his time in the Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp and with Slaughter. He has met and played with so many music legends on his road to success. Michael tells us all of the details!
April 23, 2021
Episode 3. Fast Times at Heaven’s Edge High with Reggie Wu
You will laugh, cry and gasp as you listen to the incredible life story of Heaven’s Edge guitarist Reggie Wu. This rock and roll version of Fast Times at Ridgemont High takes you through the trials and tribulations of Reggie’s life long musician adventures. We’ll take you from suburban Philadelphia to Columbia Records, all the way to Nottingham England. Enjoy the ride!