The Legends & Lifestyles Podcast is a unique twist merging two worlds of Live Entertainment and Holistic Health. Giving you backstage access to some of the most Iconic Rockstars and Experts in their fields.
With James “Winky’” Fairorth’s background in The Live Entertainment Industry and his wife Candice's journey with sobriety and wellness, they are diving deep and discussing what it takes to thrive and succeed in this human experience that we call life.
Getting vulnerable about the dynamic journeys of each guest and how they evolved with the highs and lows they faced along the way. With guests including; Leroy Bennett, Lisa Fischer, Malcolm Weldon, Norman Lear, David Korins, Randy Berswick, Dr. Lekkos, Dr. Harley Liker,
Josh Altman, Kevin Lilly and many more! Welcome to Legends & Lifestyles
Makin a Deal with Live Nation’s Tres Thomas
Our guest today is Tres Thomas. Tres is the Senior Vice President of Operations and the Global Director of Touring for Live Nation. Tres has been working in the concert business since his college days managing ticketing for the student body. He was the ticket guy back then, and we are pretty sure some things never change! He takes us through his journey from business management / tour accounting to ending up in the Live Nation family. He married his his high school sweetheart and they are still happily married. He speaks to the crazy touring life and how he managed to be present for his kids while they were growing up as well as both the perks and sacrifice that come along with this unique business. We learn a lot about revenue streams and the 360 deals that became famous with such stars as Madonna , U2 & Jay-Z. We speak about the future of venues after the pandemic and the biz in general. We hear the favorites of his long career and maybe a few mentions of the others..... Its a deep dive into a wonderful career full of passion and expertise. Sit back and enjoy !
Mother Nature with Adina Diaz
Today's guest is Adina Diaz. Adina has been working in the field of esthetics for over a decade and has decided to challenge the status quo and redefine our society's standards of beauty and care by offering an luxurious and energetic spa experience that is eco friendly and fully inspired by Mother Nature. Adina is passionate about helping her clients develop a consistent and nourishing skin care routine as well as creating a community that values the wellness of a sustainable lifestyle in the world. She is the founder of Natural Feeling Spa and serves clients from Atlanta to Los Angeles. She refuses to compromise on quality, substance or services and offers focus on ancient healing and therapeutic practices consisting of alignment, grounding, and the rejuvination of mind body and spirit. We believe that Adina epitomizes the wellness scene here in LA and after getting off her table, Candice immediately declared legendary status! Enjoy the conversation and we hope you are fortunate enough to one day be on her table also !
Living the Rock & Roll Dream with Curry Grant
Our guest today is Curry Grant. Curry has been in the entertainment industry since there was one! He is currently the Vice President of Concert Touring for PRG but Curry started his career 3 credits shy of graduating college. He shares his stories and fun facts from the early road days with Fleetwood Mac and other iconic bands. We speak in depth about that particular era of music and how groundbreaking everything was compared to the scene of today. We learn how and why he pivoted his career as a lighting designer into the corporate world of lighting with Vari-Lite. Vari-Lite was at the cutting edge of technology in the industry and PRG eventually acquired Vari-Lite and Curry has been able to keep on doing his thing. We get sentimental about what his next chapter of touring will look like and what it will all mean to both the fans and the people who work the shows. This is a very special and fun episode with a guy who has been lucky enough to live the rock and roll dream !
A Message of Hope with Dr Raymond Douglas
Today’s guest is Dr Raymond Douglas. Dr Douglas is an Oculoplastic Surgeon & Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) expert. We discuss his journey through medical school that ultimately led him to his current highly specialized field. He tells us why he wouldn’t accept that nothing can be done about autoimmune & TED specifically. We also go into detail about all the treatments for TED from holistic lifestyle changes, to surgery and of course his pioneered drug Tepezza.
Dr Douglas also enlightens us with his incredible knowledge of the immune system & the importance a whole plant based diet. He also shares what he thinks to be the key factors in long lasting health & his message of hope for anyone currently struggling with thyroid eye disease. His intelligence and passion as well as his lovely bedside manner makes for easy enlightening conversation. He’s a real legend !
Taking a Men's Journey with Dan Doty
Dan Doty is an executive coach and an experiential retreat facilitator who brings men together to learn, explore and exercise their emotions so they can lead more fulfilling lives and understand what it takes to be better Dads. Dan has specialized in wilderness retreats which captures the essence of nature while getting rid of all of life's distractions to focus on what's important. Dan has most recently pivoted on focusing the role of men in parenting and has created an online workshop and platform called the Embodied Dad. We also speak about Somatic Meditation and how it cultivates the way you feel inside your body, as feeling is healing!
Dan was also one of the original founders of Evryman, which gets mens groups together all across the country. The goal being to teach men to feel ok with vulnerability and to enhance openness and communication. Dan is passionate about his mission and you can feel that passion in the way he speaks to us. There is a lot to unpack in this episode and we very grateful for Dan to join us. Enjoy!
Rocking Cargo with David Bernstein
Today’s guest is David Bernstein. David is one of the original founders of Rock It Cargo. David takes us on his journey from a young kid carrying a guitar for Crosby Stills Nash and Young to pioneering the largest freight company catering to the entertainment industry. David's entrepenurial spirit resonates throughout our discussion and he has had several opportunities in the industry along the ride. Some successful, and some not so ....
David's affinity for storytelling along with his sense of humor makes for some easy listening!