Since I am an author I will be discussing my books. I will also load up the shows with other authors, artists, and a menagerie of characters. Because of who I am one will never know what the show will bring. It keeps the suspense alive.
You see I am not only an author, I am a person of action, whether it is an injustice that needs righting, education of the masses, or other off the chain subjects. I believe in discourse, but I do not believe in bashing. So all shows will be with respect - but off the chain.
We Go Off The Chain With The Show's Youngest Guest!
Winifred “Winnie” or “Freddie” Bush was born in North Dakota and is now a 6 ¾ year old who lives in Michigan. She has been writing stories for two years. Her first work in progress, a comic book, was a story that she lost and forgot what it was about. Her second work in progress, a short story, is about a girl named Glacier where the parents question if she is really their daughter because she is “different” from them. Winifred currently spends her days watching YouTube, drawing, writing, and eating ice when the snow comes outside. Winifred was a special cohost on a past episode, but now is our youngest special guest!
You can catch Winifred live on Off The Chain on 22 November 2022 at 8 pm EST to hear her thoughts on questions submitted by other indie artists and friends of the family. Tune in and listen to the perspective of a future creative indie child!
Miss Freddye Returns To Off The Chain!
Miss Freddye began singing in church at a young age. The influences of church and her mother's love of blues music gave Miss Freddye the foundation to venture in the world of blues music in 1996. She joined BMW(Blues Music Works) under the direction Of "Big" Al Leavitt.
In 2002, Miss Freddye went on to form Blue Faze and several years later, Miss Freddye started two bands, Miss Freddye's Blues Band (electric blues) and Miss Freddye's Homecookin Band, (acoustic blues, classic rock, gospel.)Miss Freddye’s influences include Koko Taylor, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Big Mama Thornton, Bessie Smith, and "Big" Al Leavitt.
She has won past blues competitions; 2008 West Virginia Blues Society for Best Blues and 2012 Blues Society Of Western PA Best Duo/Solo Act. Additionally, Miss Freddye was awarded the 2014 Star Award from the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center for her work with veterans. She was awarded the 2015 Freedom From Silence Award from the Center For Victims. Sge has won in the Iron City Rocks Awards for Best Blues Band in 2016, 2017, and 2019. Her self-released CD, "Lady Of The Blues" won for Best Album in 2017.
In 2018, Miss Freddye was nominated for two Blues Foundation Awards, one for Best Emerging Artist CD and The Koko Taylor Traditional Blues Female.
Her latest single, “Something To Believe In” is from her forthcoming gospel/roots release, scheduled for 2022 release.
You can find her on: www.facebook.com/missfreddye, www.twitter.com/@missfreddye17, Instagram-missfreddyesblues, http://www.missfreddye.com.
A Special Guest Arrives To Celebrate Halloween!
The eldest of five children, our guest was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, they moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where they currently make their home. They are a licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Our guest has an Associates degree from Lanier Technical College in Criminal Justice and has been nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one's major. Our guest is a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and The Florida Writer's Association - Group Leader for St Lucie County. Our guest is the author of several novels, a motivational speaker, and has appeared in several Blog Talk Radio Shows, to include creating several of their own.
Joe Bogdan Visits Off The Chain For The First Time!
With more than 21 years of military service, Joseph “Joe” Bogdan has a wide array of leadership experience in the engineering, communications, and social services career fields and has employed his skills at multiple assignments across the globe. Driven by his passion to help others reach their professional and personal goals, he continues to be a mentor to hundreds and is a sought-after speaker and instructor on a variety of topics to include resilience, management, and leadership.
He holds instructional certifications in multiple courses to include Franklin Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Shipley Communications’ Four Lenses, and is a Master Resiliency Trainer certified at The University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified Leadership Coach, he holds an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences with a minor in Homeland Security from the University of Maryland University College and earned his graduate degree in Organizational Leadership at Brandman University where he is currently an adjunct professor of both undergraduate and graduate leadership studies.
Joe is also a co-founder of The Llama Leadership website and a host of the Llama Lounge podcast that explores topics on all things life, learning, and leadership. You can reach out to Joe at the Llama Leadership website at www.llamaleadership.com, on his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jybogdan/, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Music God" CJ Plain Comes To The Studio
The Music God CJ Plain the son of Trucker (who's in his 52nd year on the job) that became a truck driver himself before being forced to retire due to a Traumatic Brain Injury.
The moniker was given to him by a 7th grade music teacher after he ousted her in a game of musical trivia. He's collected music his entire life. His music collection now numbers over 2.5 million songs across 100+ genres, of which he can talk endlessly. He's currently working on his first book, a horror story that combines his love of horror, metal music, and truck stops.
He's been involved in the music business in some form for the past 37 years. He's been a musician, singer, songwriter, radio host, concert promotor, and now Youtube Music Reactor and Podcast host.
His youtube Channel, The Music God Reacts, has garnered over 12K subs and close to a million views in just the first 6 months. He reacts to music of all genres from across the world.
His Podcast, The Noize Report, is in it's 3rd year now and was recently converted from an audio format to a full video format. You can now not only HEAR the noize...but see it as well!
The Metropolitan Cowboy Rides Into Off The Chain!
Producer and Songwriter Michael Coleman has been creative practically his entire life. As the Artistic Director of See Your Shadow Songwriting, Michael has been the driving force behind all the company’s artistic works utilizing the extremely talented vocalists and musicians that make up the See Your Shadow Network of Stars. As a lyricist, Michael’s writing style is filled with imagery and emotion and his lyrics stand alone as pieces of literature earning Michael two nominations as Poet Laureate for the State of Ohio under then Governor John Kasich. Michael applies an innovative production style and is not afraid to take risks, go outside industry norms or be edgy. Michael was the first to combine hip hop and country and western for his recording “Like a Kid Again” featured in the motion picture H2indO and Michael produced the first ever Techno dance version of the baseball classic, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, featured at the NAGAA Softball World Series, as well as the edgy and controversial, over the top, LGBTQA themed dance track about oral sex, “Rug Burn”, which inspired a live action game show and board game. See Your Shadow Songwriting under The Metropolitan Cowboy has had five Number 1s on the iTunes Country Chart in South Africa, reached Number 2 on the iTunes Pop chart in South Africa with the female empowerment anthem, “I Know My Worth”, had a top 20 Christmas single on the iTunes Chart in Great Britain with the Fair Play Country Music Award Winner, “Christmas on Cellblock 9”, as well as a top 20 single on the Christian Radio Charts “I Will Tell Jesus You Said Hello”.
Michael is a member of The Country Music Association, The Americana Music Association, The International Singer-Songwriter’s Association, The Inspirational Country Music Association, The International Music Association and Nashville Songwriter’s Association International.