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
ROCK VOICES WITH NATE ALTIMARI
Is it possible that there is a choir group that you can join with no experience and no need to even audition? Yes! It’s called ROCK VOICES! Plus you get to sing awesome music… Nate Altimari is my TOP TALENTED guest-Director of the Capital Region chapter.
This is such a great community service. I think you’ll enjoy the conversation..
If you’d like more information about the group.. Nate@rockvoices.com
BTW.. At the end of this podcast I also include a little ditty that was written 20 years ago… It’s called Dog Shampoo…TRUE STORY! And I did this live on the air as part of my crazy job on WGNA ALBANY as part of the SEAN AND RICHIE show. Just a little bit of nostalgia….
My website btw is http://www.hirerichie.com. There’s old show photos, shots with some of the artists I had the pleasure of meeting and services I can provide for your next event …plus testimonials…… See ya next time…
Mark Pierre -Randy Travis Show Performer
Mark Pierre has always had at least one foot firmly planted in the country music genre for all the years I've known him (we used to be neighbors!) . Successful Investment adviser by day/ country singer and songwriter by nite! He has played for countless audiences in our area here in Upstate NY.
Mark has been chosen by show producer Kevin Richards, along with talented singer Jenna Sue and yours truly to perform at the "UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL RANDY TRAVIS SHOW" here at the Charles Woods Theatre in Glens Falls on 9/11/22. We are performing Randy's hits right in front of the man himself, as he is unable to for medical reasons. You are probably listening to this after the fact, but I wanted to have a talk with him as I have already done with Jenna and Kevin. (those episodes are right below this one) .
We talk Randy, music in general, and a very interesting story how he actually pounded the pavement himself in Nashville and got VERY CLOSE to having one of his songs released.!
JENNA SUE - TOP VOCAL TALENT
Jenna Sue is one of the artists, along with Mark Pierre and yours truly performing at a show we are doing honoring the great Randy Travis here in Glens Falls New York on 9/11. This was recorded right after a practice for our version of “I Told You So”…
KEVIN RICHARDS AND RANDY TRAVIS SHOW IN GLENS FALLS NY
My talk with Capital Region country radio legend KEVIN RICHARDS and his new venture …an UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL concert with RANDY TRAVIS and other famous 80’s and 90’s country artists to be named. I also have an exciting role in this show… playing and his hits right in front of him! Gulp….
TOP TALENT NEWS ANCHOR/JOURNALIST JOHN GRAY
Not often do I get to interview an INTERVIEWER,EMMY AWARD-WINNING newscaster, journalist and author JOHN GRAY.
John is a veteran news anchor here in Albany NY on NEWS 10 ABC. When he's not covering the pressing events of the day, he's burning the midnite oil writing newspaper columns and books!
His Book CHASING CHRISTMAS in fact has been picked up to become a made for TV movie in fact.
All his books are available on Amazon.
And in his spare time (lol) he does charity work and works with his wife Courtney working with organizations to rescue (and sometimes adopt as their own) stray animals. Both are my guests actually on the podcast.
(I also surprised him with a song rhyming his resume--)
Please enjoy this episode!
BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE ARTIST JOHN COZOLINO
Interesting discussion with another traveling tribute troubadour…His name is JOHN COZOLINO, and he fronts a BILLY JOEL tribute band called THE RIVER OF DREAMS TRIBUTE SHOW. He is coming to our Capital Region area on April 1st, 2022. You most certainly will be hearing this later…Big shoes to fill..or to pay tribute to.. to say the least.
What is his background? How did he learn all of those incredible piano riffs? And more importantly, does he have the same amount of motorcycles? (Joke).
Copyright restrictions prevent me from playing any clips, but you can get his schedule and hear them on YouTube or at https://www.riverofdreamstribute.com › ...SHOWS | River of Dreams Billy Joel Tribute
Loved the show with Sangah Noona
It's to bad the show didn't last an hour, instead of only thirty minutes, as the podcast barely scratched the surface of this amazing woman's gifts. A born-again Christian, her passion really shines when she plays what are known as "praise" or "faith" songs, which unfortunately there was no time to address. I really enjoyed the sampling of her original works and wish there had been more time to explore that. I hope that people who have been unfamiliar with Sangah, but who listen to Top Talent regularly, take the time to explore her work on YouTube because they will be blown away by her talent and by her personality
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