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A chat show where we aim to question, challenge and explore the rather wonderfully complex, and often slippery subject of mental health. Join us as we all laugh and cry together over honest frank discussion, true stories and music. Delivered by hosts and guests alike that are prepared to share their stories and are not afraid to show their vulnerability. Your 4 hosts are, Brandon Block: DJ, stress management, goal mapping coach. Chesney Hawkes: Singer, Songwriter, Musician Lynn Ferguson: Wri ...
 
P&L (Priorities and Lifestyle) Podcast with Rob Schulz is a show for business owners. Join us as host and financial planner Rob Schulz connects with business owners and experts to talk about business building, life, money — and the all-important transition out of the business, which is a challenge and an opportunity for everyone who steps on this path. See our disclosures here - https://www.schulzwealth.com/
 
Brandon T. Adams is a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Inventor, Author, Motivational Speaker, Crowdfunding Expert, and T.V. Host & Executive Producer.The goal of Live To Grind is to help and inspire YOU to become successful in life and business. Brandon (a.k.a. BTA) shares tips and tactics that are working for him as well as insights from the most successful entrepreneurs and inspirational people in the world like Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington, Forbes Riley, John Lee Dumas, Jake Paul, Jay Baer, Dona ...
 
To be an effective founder, you need to prioritize and relentlessly focus on getting the right things done...while juggling everything else life throws at you. I interview successful founders to uncover how they navigated these challenges and how you can learn from their successes and mistakes. We cut through the noise to help you build a successful business on your own terms.
 
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With Lynn Ferguson, Chesney Hawkes, Neil Harrington This week our topic is consumerism. How do those big brands make us part with our cash and spend , spend , spend ? Writer & Advertising copywriter Paul Burke is our guest and he explains some of the tricks of the trade and how different sections of society are tempted to spend in different ways. Y…
 
With Lynn Ferguson, Chesney Hawkes, Neil Harrington This week we delve into the meaning of that well known phrase so many of us utter all the time, “I just want to be Normal”. So what exactly is “normal” ? Comedian Jeena Bloom is our guest this week and she shares with us her own version of “normal” and how she uses standup to document the sometime…
 
Shawn Broussard is the CEO of Service First Mortgage, a full-service mortgage lending company established in 1997 to serve clients in Texas and Arizona. The Service First Mortgage team prides itself on being a preferred partner of the real estate community, with clients using their services for fast underwriting turnaround and shorter-than-average …
 
With Lynn Ferguson, Chesney Hawkes, Neil Harrington This weeks episode is on the subject of "Solutions". In such uncertain times what tools can we turn to to help us navigate and find our way ? Shamanic Healer & Akashic reader Pamela Beaty is our guest this week and she is absolutely fascinating ! You can find out more about Pamela here http://www.…
 
With Lynn Ferguson, Chesney Hawkes, Neil Harrington Our August Edinburgh Fringe run in conjunction with The Gilded Balloon Comes to an end. We finish off with the adorable & hilarious Standup and Presenter Zoe Lyons. Our topic is “Comfort" so we hope our chat with Zoe makes you feel all cosy & warm inside. You can find out more about Zoe's gigs her…
 
The Verona Quartet — Diffusion (Azica) “I found a special bond. I felt as though I was meant to be the voice that glued everybody together, highly influential, but behind the scenes. I loved that. I even wrote my college entrance essay about wanting to play in a string quartet. Of course, at the time, I had no idea what that really meant,” said vio…
 
James Sellers is the Founder and CEO of the Sellmark Corporation, a company dedicated to building “Brands That Sell” in the shooting and outdoor industry by developing, acquiring, manufacturing, marketing, and distributing products in various outdoor categories (such as night vision, laser sights, tactical scopes, camping kits, and first aid kits.)…
 
With Lynn Ferguson, Chesney Hawkes, Neil Harrington Week 3 of our 4 week August Edinburgh Fringe run in conjunction with The Gilded Balloon sees us joined by Actor, Writer, Producer Jack Docherty. Our topic is “Resilience" and Jack's long successful varied career make him the perfect guest. You can find out more about Jack's hilarious Mockumentary …
 
Isata Kanneh-Mason — Summertime (Decca) Isata Kanneh-Mason is the oldest of seven incredibly talented musical siblings. They’ve all studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and Kanneh-Mason received an Elton John Scholarship. “I've never really been to a pop concert and to be on stage in that setting is so different from what I'm used to. It…
 
With Lynn Ferguson, Chesney Hawkes, Neil Harrington, Brandon Block Week 2 of our 4 week August Edinburgh Fringe run in conjunction with The Gilded Balloon sees us joined by movie star Alfred Molina. Our topic is “Identity” and Fred's life experiences & long successful varied carrier make him the perfect guest. You can find out more about Fred here …
 
JoAnn Falletta & the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra — The Four Seasons / The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Beau Fleuve) When the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra took the stage for their season opening concert last September, there was no audience in the hall due to the pandemic. Their loyal fans were watching the concert online. Conductor JoAnn Fall…
 
Brandon Jones is a shareholder at Winstead PC, a national corporate law firm with offices in North Carolina, New York, and Texas. Their 300+ attorneys serve as legal advisors to clients in various industries including aviation, financial services, healthcare, investment management, and sports. Brandon has over 20 years of experience working with cl…
 
With Lynn Ferguson, Chesney Hawkes, Neil Harrington, Brandon Block We kick off our 4 week August Edinburgh Fringe run in conjunction with The Gilded Balloon Edinburgh. Joining us this week will be the 1st of our fabulous Fringe themed guests, Kate Copstick. Kate’s career and list of talents is endless, Actor, Presenter, Writer, Critic, Director, Pr…
 
Emanuel Ax & Yo-Yo Ma — Hope Amid Tears: Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas (Sony) “Yo-Yo and I, back in the fall, we're able to do some concerts on the back of a truck. We did 20-minute concerts in various places in parking lots for nurses, teachers and UPS delivery people,“ said pianist Emanuel Ax about performing during the pandemic. “I hope that brought…
 
With Lynn Ferguson, Chesney Hawkes, Neil Harrington, Brandon Block We launch our 2nd series joined by Dr Wendy Suzuki. Wendy is a Professor of Neural Science and psychology at New York University. Most recently her work has focused on understanding how aerobic exercise can be used to improve learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities in humans…
 
Randall Goosby — Roots (Decca) “I see it as a stroke of luck. I certainly didn't believe that I was capable of whatever level of playing I thought was necessary to be accepted into his program,” reflects violinist Randall Goosby about Itzhak Perlman’s intensive summer music program in 2011. “I was very fortunate to be accepted. It was a turning poi…
 
We are back with our 2nd series folks ! This time we will be releasing on Thursdays with Episode 1 launching this week, Thursday 26th July. Expect laughs, sadness, honesty & controversy and hopefully a few nuggets of wisdom along the way. What could possibly go wrong.... We are also delighted to announce that for the month of August we will be runn…
 
Inbal Segev – 20 Pieces for 2020 (Avie) When the global pandemic shut down concert halls and live performances last year, cellist Inbal Segev knew she couldn’t just sit at home and do nothing. That’s when she and her husband drafted a plan to commission 20 composers to write 20 new works for cello in 2020. The first recording in this four-volume pr…
 
Lisa Harrington is a Vistage Chair, Brand Strategist, and Strategy Coach. She is the Founder & CEO of Abiding Strategy, a leadership coaching business. She specializes in strategy coaching, culture shift, vision mapping, management consulting, and brand strategy among others. She has over 35 years’ experience with coaching clients in executive posi…
 
Andrew Von Oeyen — Bach — Beethoven (Warner Classics) “The first question was not, ‘What should I play?’ It was, ‘Should I even practice?’” said pianist Andrew von Oeyen when the global pandemic shut everything down in 2020. “Do I even want to practice? Because, the whole thing was such a shock to all of us.” Then he, who lives both in Paris and in…
 
JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra — Florent Schmitt: La Tragedie de Salome/Musique sur l’eau/Oriane et le Prince d’Amour/Légende (Naxos) “It was like a treasure box of music that I didn’t know at all,” said conductor JoAnn Falletta after scholar Phillip Nones introduced her to the musical scores of Florent Schmitt. “A true color…
 
Most recently Randall released a collaborative project called The Marfa Tapes with Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram. Marfa, Texas is a particularly special place for these writers, allowing them to decompress and write vulnerably together, a perfect example being their ACM Song of the Year “Tin Man.” This record is a collection of songs the trio wro…
 
Jeff Craig is the former President of Blaylock Gasket & Packing, a third-generation industrial gasket manufacturing company founded in 1983. They produce products like gaskets, extrusions, pads, and mechanical packing using a variety of materials like rubber, foam, non-asbestos paper, fiber, and felt. Serving a wide range of clients in the oil, foo…
 
Jeni Slotchiver — American Heritage (ZOHO) “Many people thought that this was the right time to do this,” said pianist Jeni Slotchiver on her new album, American Heritage. “I did it before, but the music was relevant then as it is now. My African American students had long wanted me to record this music. I was concerned with how they are going to t…
 
Alex Kline is one of Nashville's newest hitmakers but is one of the few women to sit in the producer's chair. Originally from Minneapolis, moving to the Bay area, to eventually making her way to Boston at Berkely. It was a spring break trip and Nashville chord chart that would eventually change the course of her life. With her first and only experi…
 
Most stories start one way for country music artists but for others like Raleigh Keegan. It's a story of redemption, joy, and sacrifice. Keegan was born in jail to a brave, selfless single mother and placed for adoption. He shares the power of forgiveness and the joy that was shared once he reunited with his mother. Even though this context might s…
 
Barthold Kuijken & Immanuel Davis — La Magnifique: Flute Music for the Court of Louis XIV (Naxos) When asked what flutist Immanuel Davis discovered about himself during the pandemic he said, “That my love of the flute and my love of music has to be from within and I also learned how much my students propel me. I really came face to face with how mu…
 
Proud Texan, Jim Beavers sits across a computer screen with host Brandon Harrington to talk about his journey from disbanded Son's Of The Desert frontman to the hit songwriter that he is today. Jim confesses that he's always been a songwriter but running a record label was the vocation of choice. It's hard to imagine that the pen behind hit songs l…
 
Dan Phillips is the Owner and Head Accountant at SIMDA Services Corporation, a family-run accounting and bookkeeping company dedicated to serving clients who want their small businesses to thrive in an ever-changing market climate. He has over 37 years of experience in business operations and financial accounting and held controller and management …
 
Pacifica Quartet — Contemporary Voices (Cedille) “I can relate so much to these three pieces after going through this pandemic,” said violist Mark Holloway reflecting on, Contemporary Voices, the most recent release from Pacifica Quartet. “Each one has something quite unique to say.” The recording features three contemporary pieces commissioned by …
 
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc — Bonfrost (NFB Records) “There's just always been a lot of fiddle players in Shetland,” said Scottish fiddler Kevin Henderson and member of the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. “My grandfather was a huge fan of fiddle music. That's how I got the bug.” Shetland is a small community with a rich fiddling tradition that goes back hundred…
 
Brad Purifoy is an Investment Banking Professional at Corporate Finance Associates Worldwide. He has over 30 years of executive experience in the industry, including Fortune 500 corporate finance and Big 4 public accounting. He is a recognized expert in many transactions such as full company sales, recapitalizations, senior lending, stock sales, an…
 
This week on New Classical Tracks, in celebration of Black Music Appreciation Month we revisit violist Paul Laraia of Catalyst Quartet discussing the joys and privileges of honoring composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor in the ensemble's first recording in a series commemorating Black composers.By American Public Media
 
It's a podcast crossover with hit songwriter Marty Dodson from the SongTown on Songwriting Podcast. The songwriter behind Kenny Chesney's “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven”, Billy Currington's “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and “Let Me Down Easy” talks about redemption and even the path of his songs from the writing room to the top of the charts. M…
 
After a successful run of America's Got Talent, Robert Finley thinks that it's time for people to know the sharecropper's son. Robert sits with Brandon to talk about 'Sharecropper's Son' produced by Dan Auerbach, as he reflects on his time with America's Got Talent, his childhood, and how after 67 years Robert feels that you are never too young to …
 
Mat Kearney ("Hey Mama", "Closer To Love", "Nothing Left To Lose", "Breathe In Breathe Out") pops up on a computer screen to talk about his newest album, 'January Flower' that is releasing on May 21st and shares some of the origins of the deep cuts from the record. Mat also talks about some of his early album cycles and writing patterns, the beauty…
 
The guy's of Southerland jump on the show to talk about what has happened for them up to their latest debut EP, 'Boot Up' that will be releasing on May 28th. Chris and Matt share everything from getting noticed in Key West, scams, past jobs, writing from a place of authenticity, and even if the swag of country hero's can be replicated today.…
 
Earnest and vulnerability mixed with a stream of conscious and intentional lyrics are an interesting balance for a pop track. For John-Robert's music, it's about where his intent lies for the perfect balance of all things artistic. John and Brandon talk about extremes and the balances in music, their relationship with obsessive thought loops and sl…
 
Nathalie Stutzmann/Orfeo 55 — Contralto (Warner Classics/Erato) “Oh là là! I’m actually living my dream,” said conductor and contralto Nathalie Stutzmann. “My two biggest goals in life were to be a singer and a conductor, and I am just living my dream.” Nathalie Stutzmann believes that every dream can come true and she’s living proof. It was a chal…
 
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