Touring rock musicians need to keep in shape for their grueling touring schedules. Coming to their rescue is Physiotherapist Anna Achimowicz with her professional skill sets to help musicians keep their bodies in great shape. The Trout interviews Anna and discovers that she's not only a physiotherapist she's also a bass guitarist in a metal band, rock choreographer, and physical front woman of Rock Dance Theatre. Anna speaks 5 languages which she needs as travels the world providing her expertise.
Dr. Nick Hartell is a research scientist, professor and knowledgeable in diseases such as alzheimer's and opioid addiction. He's spent decades of helping the scientific community with his research until his job was eliminated during the Covid pandemic. What's does a scientist do after that? Well, you start building custom electric guitars for guitarists all over the world. Nick shares his love of building guitars and his life story with The Trout during this fascinating interview.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the Hit Music Capital of America. With its small town southern charm, Muscle Shoals has been the final destination for some of the biggest names in music to record their #1 hits. The Trout interviews local Muscle Shoals music historian and tour guide, Johnny Belew. Johnny takes us on a musical journey with his second to none knowledge about how and where some of the biggest hits in musical history were recorded. Johnny's inside knowledge of all things musical of Muscle Shoals is fantastic and extremely entertaining. Take a walk down the history of commentary music with Johnny and The Trout.
Julia Doherty, Australian singer and songwriter, talks about composing and recording her tune "Be the Change". Julia has been writing and performing in Australia for years and her mission in her newest song is important for all us that wish to make a change in our communities and beyond. Because it all starts with each of us doing our part and stepping up to assist in making positive changes on the planet we all live reside on. Imagine writing a song only using a ukulele as your main instrument to compose with - that's exactly what Julia does. Her skills and professionalism shine through on her song "Be the Change".
Dendy Jarrett, Executive Director Gibson Cares, visits with The Trout about how Gibson Cares has been helping thousands of needy musicians and nonprofits with new guitars and their business expertise. For over 125 years Gibson has been shaping, contributing, and supporting sound through their guitars…across many generations and genres of music. In 2002 the Gibson Foundation was officially established (as a 501(c)3) and has since provided thousands of guitars and related value-in-kind and donations in excess of $30m. Organizations such as Guitars 4 Vets have been provided free guitars to veterans suffering with physical injuries, PTSD, and other emotional distress. Unlike many non-profits, 100% of donations go towards giving the gift of music. Learn about all of the promising and wonderful programs that Gibson Gives have assisted with to grow musical awareness in non-profit organizations across the USA and beyond.
The Trout interviews Bhopal, India musician, producer, songwriter and recording engineer, Pratyush Upadhyay about his career in music and how he doesn't produce typical Bollywood music. Upadhyay is founder and owner of 432hz Music Studio that provides a myriad of services to his clients including -'Music Composing, Arrangement, Music Direction, Lyricist, Guitarist, Producer, Vocalist, Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, Vocal Tuning, Orchestration, Drum Programming and more. The Trout once again proves music is what makes the world go around and touches our hearts and souls.
Movie Composer, Kevin Besignano, spent time visiting with The Trout about composing the music for "As They Made Us" and what it takes to be a movie composer. Kevin Besignano has been known in the music world for the last 2 decades as a touring musician and musical artist. He's toured the world playing in bands such as Unwritten Law, Bullets and Octane and his own band, True Rivals. Having attended Berklee College of Music, Besignano has always been intrigued by jazz, classical, and the art of composing. Kevin's film composing work can be heard alongside artists such as Neko Case and Frankie Lane in As They Made Us. The film is written and directed by actress Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) and stars Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergman, Simon Helberg and Dianna Agron.
The Trout interviews Nadine Page, Clinical Director and Founder, of The Creative Well. The Creative Well is an international organization that supports the mental health and well-being of musicians and all other allied professionals working within the music industry, inclusive of students striving towards a career. We are a safe space where full self-expression is encouraged. They are are uniquely able to support the mental health and well-being of those creating music and executing music tours.
Alex from Kyiv, Ukraine visits with The Trout about what it's like to be a music creator while attempting to stay safe during an invasion. Alex (not his real name) is a creator of electronic music in the Ukraine. For the last several years he has composed several electronic music pieces that have been used in the gaming industry. Alex has had to move away from Kyiv (Kiev) to a safer area of his country and unfortunately, writing and producing music has taken a back burner as the war continues around him. A self taught music and music producer, Alex's music is unique and very moving. Alex visits with the Trout and conveys his concern for his country, his and his family's safety and prays that one day he can return to doing what he does best - writing music. Alex shares what it's like to wake up at 4am to sirens warning him to take shelter and the chaos and confusion of life during this difficult times.
The Trout interviews Bobby Owsinski who is best known as author of over 27 books in the field of music, music recording and social media, and for audio engineering, especially in surround mixing with credits including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Pantera, Weird Al Yankovic, Willie Nelson, Elvis, Neil Young, Iron Maiden, The Ramones, and Chicago. Bobby has worked on projects as an engineer, producer, writer or arranger including music, commercials, television and motion pictures. Bobby is senior contributor to Forbes writing on the big picture trends in the new music business, and he has appeared on CNN and ABC News as a music branding and audio expert. The Trout gets the lowdown on the recording industry and how to improve recordings whether in your home studio or in a professional studio.
What do you do when you're Lynne Jackaman, British firecracker soul singer, but your love of your favorite music is based in America thousands of miles away from your London home? You record at the most iconic recording studio in America, Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals Alabama, USA and produce your first solo project and release it to the world. Lynne Jackaman visits with The Trout and talks about her love of southern soul and rock music and how she grew up loving to sing. Jackaman's debut album, One Shot, was released to critical acclaim because of her outstanding vocal and songwriting talents. Jackaman opens up about her experience as the lead vocalist for the UK popular band, Saint Jude and why she decided to pursue a solo career. With her magnetic and effervescence personality it's no wonder why her fans adore her music and the artist herself.
Moved by the fact the second leading cause of death for teens is committing suicides, award winning singer, songwriter and producer, Michael Anthony Curtis, talks with KT and The Trout about his song "Live" and his goal to bring awareness of teen suicides to America. Curtis, along with other professional musicians and organizations, is bringing teen suicide awareness through his "Don't Die For a Lie" website and his partnership with Silent Witness, Inc. Curtis provides an in depth view of how he is helping to develop grass roots campaigns across America to heighten awareness in communities across the USA about the tragedy of youth committed suicides. "If it helps stop one teen suicide it's well worth it", Curtis said during his interview with KT and The Trout.
So you think you've got what it takes to become a famous actor or musician? KT and The Trout interview Heather Besignano, CEO of Icon Public Relations and she provides great insight about the very competitive entertainment business. With offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and Dallas, Heather is an expert in promoting some of best talent in several different facets of the entertainment business. Heather, a Texas native, brings her southern charm to the table when working with celebrities from actors to songwriters to authors. It's a tough business to breakthrough in and Heather is an expert in discovering new talent and promoting a cadre of "A" list clients. Watch and learn from one of the best in the public relations field in America.
Through interviews with Dave Stanley, recording engineer and producer extraordinaire from Alchemistic Records, discover the back story and how the Ultimate James Bond Medley of all 25 James Movies was conceived, organized, recorded in both audio and video for this very popular YouTube video.
Dave provides details of his efforts to locate 60 professional musicians to perform in his Nottingham, U.K. studio to complete this enormous project undertaking. From when the project was started to when the video was uploaded on YouTube, Dave provides insight to how he became a very talented recording engineer, producer and arranger. With KT and The Trout.
KT and The Trout interview Deno Taglioli founder of Emerald City Band the premier event & live entertainment cover band — based in Dallas – Fort Worth TX, and performing all over the U.S. and the world. Deno shares stories of roots of growing up in Detroit in the shadow of Motown and how this 1st generation Italian-America was mentored by classically trained musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Emerald City has performed from coast to coast and even for two United States Presidents.
Bob Corritore is considered among the top traditional blues harmonica players on the scene today. Additionally, he is the owner of the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, the radio show host of “Those Lowdown Blues” on KJZZ, the founder of Southwest Musical Arts Foundation, the editor and main writer of the Bob Corritore Blues Newsletter, an official endorser of Hohner harmonicas, a Keeping The Blues Alive award recipient, a Grammy nominated harmonica player and producer.
The Trout talks with Bob about growing up in Chicago and performing with some of the great artists that came out of the Chicago Blues scene. Enjoy the Blues? You'll enjoy this wonderful interview with one of America's great Blues harmonicas players.
Episode 8 features Randy James on air talent for Lonestar 92.5 FM - Dallas, Texas. Randy is on with Bo and Jim weekdays from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Check him out - https://lonestar925.iheart.com/featured/bo-and-jim/
Episode 9 KT and The Trout visit with Jeff Michnal of Performance DFW who tells us about his life as a producer/developer of three top notch tribute bands.
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