Listen to Iowa country artist Royce Johns' podcast Fortunes &Tellings, where he explores the wisdom of a variation of people from all over. Free jokes included in every episode!
#005 - Marcus McIntosh
Marcus was born in Chicago and raised in St. Paul. After working at stations on the east and west coasts, he's happy to be working in the Midwest.
"I want to raise my children in the Midwest where they will have a quality of life you just can't get anywhere else," Marcus said. "This also puts us closer to family."
Marcus and his wife have three sons and one daughter.
The big Minnesota Vikings fan has worked at television stations in Monroe, La., Madison, Wisc., Bend, Ore. and Springfield, Mass. His resume also includes a year as a tour guide at Universal Studios in Hollywood, Calif.
#004 - Red Rooster Creative
Zach Van Dorn & Andrew Laing of Red Rooster Creative are two of the most hardworking talented people in Iowa. They're creating film, graphic, photos, and designs that are one of a kind. They've done a ton of my video, photo, and graphics. They recently shot Sammy Kershaw's new music video "My Friend Fred" in Tama, Iowa.
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#003 - Carson King
Carson's story speaks for itself. Beyond that he's a wonderful and interesting person with much to share and much to give. Sit back, crack a midwest legend, and enjoy the show.
What started out as a funny sign asking for beer money turned into a life changing event for Carson King, 24, of Altoona, Iowa. During ESPN College Game Day coverage of the Iowa State University football game, Carson's sign (pictured) soon caught national attention.
After the first few hundred dollars worth of contributions came through, Carson decided to donate the total amount to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital after setting aside $18.00 to purchase one case of Busch Light.
Quickly word spread of Carson's intentions and the story went viral, gaining the attention of Anheuser Busch and Venmo who committed to matching King's donation. Contributions continued to pour in, eventually climbing to over $3 Million from more than 35,000 donors.
#002 - Ted Hawley
Ted Hawley is co-founder/owner of Beer Can Alley (formerly People's on Court Ave.) and The Exchange. He's spent the last decade in the bar & live music industry, hiring acts from Granger Smith, Dustin Lynch, Walker McGuire, and even myself at his Beer Can Alley location in Des Moines, Iowa.
Teddy is a wealth of knowledge and experience in his industry, and continues to build on his Beer Can Alley brand in Omaha and now Sioux City.
#001 - Robert Deitch
Robert Deitch is one of those rare talented Songwriters, who happens to have a “holds-his-own-with-the-best-of-them” singing voice. His music has been described as “vivid storytelling” delivered in a “powerful blend of country, soul and blues”. Currently a staff songwriter with Dan Hodges Music Publishing in Nashville, Deitch has earned the praise of some of Country Music Industry Elites. Hall of Fame Singer/Artist, Bobby Bare, proclaims Deitch as “one hell of a songwriter and singer." Robert has also received praise from the likes of Hall of Fame Songwriters Hugh Prestwood (“A Song Remembers When”) and Roger Murrah (“Don’t Rock The Jukebox”). Prestwood describes Deitch as “a gifted songwriter who mixes compelling storytelling with a powerful, soulful delivery,” while Murrah proclaimed Deitch to be “one of Nashville ’s best kept secrets…but not for long….”
Robert grew up in a Three Church, Two Tavern town in southeastern Iowa, and now splits his time between Nashville, Tennessee and his home state.
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I missed my debut. Old Roy will make me famous yet.