Podcast focusing on TALENT (duh) either residing in or coming to Albany's Capital Region by CMA award winning morning radio host Rhymin' Richie Phillips
PAUL BRAULT -TOP TEEN PIANIST
14 Year old pianist extraordinary PAUL BRAULT is my special guest on this episode. Not to be missed.Your definition of "great musician" may never be the same again...!
TALENTED BROADCASTERS: BOB CUDMORE
This was a particular thrill for me, having been interviewed on Bob Cudmore's hugely successful nite time radio show back in the early 80's on AM powerhouse, WGY radio in Schenectady, NY. (there's audio to prove it, as you will discover by listening.) So I figured -what better way to bring full closure, and shake things up in my gastrointestinal tract at the same time than to nervously attempt to interview the master!
Bob is a legendary columnist, author and broadcaster-turned-podcaster.. His interesting show, the HISTORIANS can be found at www.bobcudmore.com or on SOUNDCLOUD.com.
If you are a radio groupie as I am and remember hearing him back then, you will enjoy this talk. We discuss radio, some of his famous guests, his beginnings, college days and much more .
My website BTW is www.hirerichie.com
I'm on Facebook @richiephillips
Join my FB LIVE PIANO BARFLIES and it will let you know when the next live piano bar nite will take place. I play your favs, and also include some home made parody songs too...
(I wish my mom were here to hear this - she loved listening to Bob and nite time radio shows)
SEAN MCMASTER PT 2 -WITH CAST OF SEAN AND RICHIE SHOW
We continue the conversation and former cast members of the Sean and Richie morning show pop in to reminisce.
The morning show (mullti-award winning, I might add) was on WGNA radio in Albany NY from 1999-2016.
Please refer to part one's show notes for more detail.
SEAN MCMASTER-FORMERLY OF SEAN AND RICHIE SHOW PT 1
This episode is very very different in SO many ways. For one, it's become a 2 parter, because once we got going there was no stopping.
For the uninitiated, Sean was my partner for 17 years on radio station WGNA in Albany, NY, between 1999 and 2016. We were the SEAN AND RICHIE SHOW, and pretty much a #1 rated morning show for all that time -even winning a national CMA award!
Sean was in the "big chair", and I was cohost, sidekick, or however you want to categorize it.
But we had a big ensemble cast of characters along the way (back in radio's heyday when the business could afford such a thing), so my idea was to interview Sean and have these folks pop in as surprise guests.
If I listed all the things that went wrong here, your eyes would start to bleed from strain, so I will spare you. But through the magic of editing, I think I got it under control.
Here is part 1 - ENJOY! (which you DEFINITELY will if you were a listener, and I hope my explanations throughout are enough for if you were not... )
JOHN KING- TALENTED COUNTRY MUSIC ARTISTS
A quote from Apple Music best describes my next podcast guest
"Playing modern country music with an undercurrent of rock and roll energy and a commitment to entertaining the crowd"
His talent and business savvy has really propelled him as a singer songwriter in Nashville. He's written a number one hit for Randy Houser, co-written songs for Hootie and the Blowfish and others, and has several smash hits of his own - including the current hit. "Try Saying Goodbye",received an ASCAP Songwriting Award (no small accomplishment) and his song "Tonite Tonite" was the theme for NBC's Thurs Nite Football!
I had the privilege of meeting him back in the days during my co-hosting duties on the SEAN AND RICHIE SHOW on WGNA radio here in Albany NY . He let me accompany him on piano live on the air, and it's one of my best memories. I was very lucky to snag him for this podcast during the downtime he's experiencing along with the rest of us.
What keeps him busy? What was it like playing in those bars in Nashville waiting to be discovered? Who threw $100 in his tip cup one nite not knowing that it was a big country star who did it? How did he end up being represented by Reba's management company? These and more cool stories on this episode of TOP TALENT.
His website is www.johnkingcountry.com. His music is available on all streaming platforms and through his website . He's also on Facebook and Instagram at John King
Want to be part of a FACEBOOK LIVE PIANO BAR? Songs, parodies, trivia and more? Join my group--- RICHIE'S FB LIVE PIANO BARFLIES.... Will keep you posted on the next one!!
My website is www.hirerichie.com
I'm on Facebook @richiephillips and @rhyminrichiephillips
I'm on Twitter @rhyminrichie
AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST MADISON VANDENBURG RETURNS
I absolutely LOVE having her on. Amazing talent--a super nice, humble and appreciative person. We're lucky to have her here in the Capital Region of Upstate New York (although with her talent, she might not be here for too long! )
We talk music, the challenges of the business, and she debuts a new song that is DYNAMITE, and really personal - titled "18". It's available on all the streaming platforms and she also has a lyric video on YouTube -- link here https://youtu.be/l7tpFn9WLWc
We also surprised her with her number one fan....
I think you'll really enjoy this one...
Thanks to her manager Adrian for helping me set this all up..
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Love it! Worth listening to!
Richie is upbeat, entertaining and one of the BEST interviewers I've listened to. He knows exactly what questions to ask and you get to find out some great stuff from your most favorite stars!
Great podcast great songs
Awesome podcast! Just like listening to Richie back when he was on WGNA! Check it out you won’t be disappointed
Best podcast ever!!!!