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If you ever wondered, “what’s the story behind that story” then Backstory Sessions is for you. We showcase fascinating people, from all walks of life. Each episode takes a behind the scenes look at their work and spotlights guests who have their own stories to tell.
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Hello Backstory Fans! Jump into the world of performing arts with today's incredible guest, Broadway star Tamra Hayden. Experience a mix of humor, inspiration and passion as Tamra reflects on her evolutionary journey from holding her first guitar to gracing the acting stage. In this episode, you'll get a rare glimpse into the compelling world of mu…
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Hello Backstory fans! Join us for an exciting episode, as we delve into the love story of country music artists, Bobby Tomberlin and Tess Frizzell, who discuss their respective musical journeys filled with shared experiences, challenges, triumphs, and how their paths crossed in Nashville. Amid their professional struggles, they highlight the import…
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Hello Backstory fans! In this sweet episode, we explore the remarkable love journey of John and Robin Berry. From a chance meeting in a small Georgia club to a strong and enduring marriage of almost 36 years, this episode unveils their extraordinary love story. Recalling their earlier years,, John, a quiet country singer, and Robin, a vibrant healt…
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Hello Backstory fans! Relive the unforgettable love stories of Backstory Sessions in this engaging Valentine's Month episode. The episode takes a deep dive into the complex narrative of love, offering some Valentine's Day trivia and an interesting backstory of the oldest known Valentine The episode continues with a captivating journey into a charmi…
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Hello Backstory Fans! We are back with the start of Season 11! In this episode, we welcome back the iconic drummer and musician, Artimus Pyle, in a long discussion about his journey, filled with unexpected turns and intriguing stories. From surviving plane crashes and recording his exciting new project, "Anthems", to be released on Feb 2nd, to the …
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Merry Christmas Eve Backstory fans! This episode marks the end of a long season 10 for us. .It is also our 150th episode. We look back at the year, and talk about a few of the highlights, and look ahead to the coming year in this episode. We also talk with our friend Mikey, who has been on the podcast previously. He catches us up on everything he h…
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Hello Backstory Fans!..In this episode we bring you a wide ranging conversation with singer/songwriter Will Wesley. Will has been performing for a long time, touring with his band, and recording. He takes on the Brenda Lee Chistmas classic “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree”, putting his own spin on it. Find out why he chose this song, and all abou…
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Hello Backstory fans! In this episode we talk to actor Gene Farber. Gene has appeared on tv, in movies and does voice over for video games. Born in Belarus, and moving to the US as a young man, he almost always is cast as the villain, and enjoys playing that role. Find out why in the episode, along with many other interesting things about our great…
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Hello Backstory Fans! Join us for this episode where we chat with the amazing Lacy J Dalton. Lacy talks with us about her career, and the work involved with being in the music business as an independent artist. She also talks about some of her charity work, her love for animals, "16th Avenue" some of her influences, and the subject of her recent Ch…
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Hello Backstory Fans! In this episode we first reveal some of the things that have been happening recently that we mentioned on our last episode. A few surprises for us in this busy time of year. We also sit down with singer/songwriter Savannah Dean Reeves, and chat about her path from singing in the car with her mom, to playing at the Hard Rock in…
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Hello Backstory fans! Its almost that time of year again and we are getting set to enjoy Thanksgiving here in the US. Immediately after is Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, 2 of the biggest shopping days of the year, so we put together a list of gift ideas to help you out with your post turkey holiday shopping. We searched for some fun and interestin…
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Hello Backstory Fans! In this episode we talk with Chase Carson of Unity Allies. Chase offers his vision and motivation for starting this venture, and what he hopes to achieve in the future. An interesting episode with an equally interesting young man. IAbout Unity Allies - We are a nonprofit organization. Unity Allies mission is to educate, promot…
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Hello Backstory fans! Happy Halloween! In this episode we talk with Abbey Smith, who works at the St. Augustine Lighthouse in Florida. Abbey tells us about the many spirits that inhabit the lighthouse and grounds, and some of the strange things that have happened there. From things flying off walls to people getting backrubs, the lighthouse has its…
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Hello Backstory Fans! In this episode we talk with songwriter Jennifer Adan. Jennifer has been writing songs since 5th grade, and that has led to a long career in Nashville, writing for artists such as Blake Shelton. we chat with her about her beginnings, and trace the path through today, find out her songwriting process, what it’s like to work wit…
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Hello Backstory Fans! In this episode we bring you a great story about actress, comedienne, and singer Rose Marie. Perhaps best known for her role as Sally on the Dick Van Dyke Show, and a regular on the classic game show The Hollywood Squares, Rose Marie had a long and varied career in show business. Her daughter, Georgiana Guy- Rodrigues, aka "No…
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Hello Backstory fans!..In this episode we chat with actor/musician Courtney Gains!..Courtney returns to share details about his new EP called "Safe Haven", just released. We chat about the making of this project, his love for music, and whether he considers music a hobby, or a second career. He also gives updates on what he has been up to recently …
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Hello Backstory Fans! Join us for another fun episode about Mystery Meets. Cat started this business as a traveling mystery dinner theater venture. In this episode we talk about writing, and how much of what is written is based on the writer. We also talk to Kim Miller, one of the actresses in Mystery Meets, and Brooke Stansbury, who is also an act…
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Hello Backstory Fans! In this interesting episode, we chat with author Stephen Jarchow, who co-wrote a new book about Artificial Intelligence. AI has been around for quite awhile, and we talk about its origins, and some of the more recent events related to its evolution. The story is really fascinating, and there is so much promise in the developme…
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Hello Backstory Fans! In this episode we take a look at the path of Jonathan Cilia Faro, who grew up as an orphan in Italy, and made his way to America. He transformed his love for opera into a music career of his own, and is combining his talent for singing with his love for cooking.. His new album, Romantico, traces his path around the world over…
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Hello Backstory Fans! Join us for an interesting look at the life at baseball player Rickey Hill. From Rickey’s Bio: All Rickey Hill ever wanted to do was play professional baseball. That Hill was born with a degenerative spine disorder that had doctors doubting he'd ever walk normally was just an obstacle in his mind. Hill, who was signed in 1975 …
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Hello Backstory Fans!..in this episode we talk with actor, writer, producer and director, Vince Lozano. Vince has a really interesting backstory of how he excelled in sports, was lured to California, started street dancing, and ended up in film, and on tv. Vince is a man who believed in himself, and that he could do whatever he set his mind to, and…
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Hello Backstory Fans!..in this episode we sit down with JP Pennington from the band Exile. JP was on his way to Nashville to play at the Opry, and chatted with us on the way there during this interview. We talk about the 60th anniversary of Exile, their new album, “A Million Miles Later” and the single, “Rough Around the Edges”. We talk about the O…
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Hello Again Backstory fans ! We are back, and welcome you to Season 10! We are happy to return, and have missed doing the weekly episodes for you, although it's nice to take time off now and then..In this episode we talk about a few things we have been up to, and Cat talks about Mystery Meets, and the business she started.. We also talk about conce…
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Hello Backstory fans!.. welcome to the final episode of Season 9..We have had some great guests this past season, and tonight is no different. We chat with singer and songwriter Risha Allen. Risha has a pretty unique story of being a teacher for many years, and then a move to a new state gave her a chance to teach music, work with kids, further her…
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Hello Backstory fans!. This episode starts with a discussion about Cat’s new venture: The Tri-County Mystery Meets…this is a new mobile dinner theater concept she has been hard at work on recently.. The first of 2 shows is going to be held on July 29th at the Pennington, in Corbin Kentucky. We chat about how the idea has evolved, Cat’s vision for i…
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Hello again Backstory Fans...In this interesting episode we chat with singer and songwriter Byan Ruby. Bryan has a great story about how he went from playing baseball to playing guitar and writing songs. He has a new single out with Ty Herndon titled The Standouts, and gives us the story behind the song, and it's origins. We also talk baseball, the…
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Hello Backstory Fans! In this episode we have a chat with Sean O’Reilly. Sean has a long history writing comic books, and owns an animation studio. He has written, directed, and produced many animated movies, as well as worked in tv and the video game genres. His love of crafting stories and direction is apparent, and his excitement for what he’s w…
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Hello Backstory fans! In this interesting episode, we chat with actor, director, producer, and writer Jared Cohn. In addition to his filmmaking career, Jared has also written a book about his experiences, and lessons learned in making over 50 movies. We chat with him about his beginnings, some of his movies, and the differences between making a mov…
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Hello Backstory family!. In this episode we talk a bit about writing songs, and then have a long chat with singer/ songwriter Kent Blaze. Kent has had a long and amazing career writing and working with many of the most recognizable names in Country music. He has written many songs with Garth Brooks, and has connections with a whole host of artists …
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Hello Backstory fans! In this episode we chat with actor Kevin Spirtas. Kevin is a multi Emmy winning actor, who has appeared on stage, film, and television, as well as different web series. He is probably best known for his work on various soap operas. He also co created and starred in the acclaimed web series “After Forever”. This is a fun look a…
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Happy Memorial Day weekend Backstory fans!..Join us for another great episode with Film maker Sudeshna Sen. From her bio: "Her first feature film "Anu" is an adaptation of Anjali Banerjee's novel "Looking For Bapu". Sudeshna describes herself as a filmmaker of quiet moments, interludes of meaning and emotion that are unforgettable to those immersed…
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Hello again Backstory fans! In this episode we chat with Charlotte Stewart, who is an actress with a long career in film and tv. She is probably best known for her role as school teacher Miss Beadle, on the well loved tv show “Little House on the Prarie”. We talk a bit about Teacher Appreciation week, and some of the gifts Cat received over the yea…
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Hello Backstory Fans, and especially all the moms out there! We want to wish all of these special ladies a Happy Mothers Day! In this episode we get to sit down with the ladies from Chapel Hart, who happen to have a new album coming out on May 19th. They are gaining a huge following and their appearance on America's Got Talent has pushed them furth…
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Hello Backstory family! Welcome to Season 9! In this episode, we chat a bit about a variety of topics ranging from intro music, what constitutes music being classified as an “oldie”, cover bands and impersonators, and more. (You will notice we talk about changing our intro music, but had a technical glitch that prevented us from doing that for this…
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Hello Backstory Fans! Tonight marks the end of Season 8! We hope you’ve enjoyed our guests this season as much as we have enjoyed talking to them and bringing them to you. In this episode we present Singer/songwriter, author, and Producer, Kelly Lang. Kelly has a new audiobook available, titled “I’m Not Going Anywhere”. In it Kelly relays many of t…
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Hello Backstory fans! In this great episode we sit down with country artist, singer/songwriter Makenzie Phipps. Makenzie is a powerhouse vocalist who’s latest single called “A Little of Both” is currently available for streaming, along with some great other songs she was recorded. From covers to originals, Mackenzie’s voice does them all justice. I…
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Hello Backstory fans! In this episode, we talk with director April Wright. April had previously produced a movie chronicling the rise and fall of the drive in movie theater. In it she examined the history as well as the current state (as of 2013) of this iconic American pastime. She visited almost every state, and many of the drive-ins in each. Her…
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Hello Backstory fans! In this episode we sit down with actor, writer, and producer Mike Manning. He got his start in acting in high school productions, and later was cast for a spot on the MTV series The Real World: DC. This would lead to other roles in a Disney movie, tv series roles, and many other acting opportunities, his recurring roll on the …
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Hello Backstory fans! Join us for this great episode when we sit down with author Mitali Perkins. Mitali has written numerous Young Adult books, and her book, Rickshaw Girl, has been recently made into a movie. She relays the story behind the book, and how the movie came about, her thoughts about the premiere of the movie, and how it felt to walk t…
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Hello again Backstory fans! In this episode we bring you a second actress from the series "Three Pines",and chat with Sarah Booth. Sarah talks about getting her start in acting, working as a stunt woman at Universal Studios, and what it's like working with her husband on various film projects, along with much more. There are some great stories in t…
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Hello BackStory fans! In this episode, after we talk a bit about crime dramas, famous Canadians, and Columbo, we sit down with the amazing actress Anna Tierney. She is an interesting person with an equally interesting backstory, who we thoroughly enjoyed chatting with. A few eclectic topics discussed: renovating houseboats, roller derby, accents, a…
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Hello Backstory fans! It's our Post Valentines Day episode with our friends Corri Ramey, and Johnathan Stephens. Both are previous guests who talked to us about what it was like teaching during the pandemic a couple years ago, and returned later to give us updates on what they were up to a year or so later. In this episode we catch up again with ea…
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Hello Backstory family! In this special pre Valentine's Day episode, we talk with our friends Monica Justice, and CW Graham. This couple met when both were least expecting to meet anyone. Monica had all but given up at finding love again after the death of her spouse, and CW had been through a few bad relationships. Yet, somehow, they found each ot…
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Hello Backstory fans! In this episode we talk with author Jeff Rasley about his book “72 Wisdoms” Jeff is a previous guest, and has written an interesting book showcasing 72 different quotes, or sayings, some which will be familiar, and others maybe lesser known. He discusses the origins of each, the people they are attributed to, and some of his i…
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Hello Backstory fans! In this great episode we welcome actress, author, and stand up comedian, Alison Arngrim, who played the somewhat mean spirited and snobbish "Nellie Oleson" on the popular tv show "Little House on the Prairie". Alison chats with us about her time on the show of course, and what it was like to play a character that people loved …
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Hello again Backstory fans! In this special episode we are honored to talk with 4 time Emmy award winning actress, Michael Learned. Michael played Olivia Walton, mother of the Walton clan on the series of the same name for 9 years. She has appeared in many films, tv movies, series, and soap operas over the course of her long career, and currently p…
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Welcome back Backstory fans! In this episode we present the second part of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. Our guest this week is Britt Lightning. Britt is the musical director for the Fantasy Camp, and also the guitarist for the band Vixen. Britt is also participating in the upcoming all female Fantasy Camp, along side such great artists as Wynona, Vi…
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Welcome Backstory fans!.. This episode begins Season 8 and we are excited to share our conversation with David Fishof, the creator of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. This is the first of 2 episodes about the camp. ‘David began his musical career, and shortly after, stopped performing. At the urging of his father, he started booking various musical and …
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Welcome Backstory fans, and Merry Christmas! This episode marks rhe end of season 7 for us, and the beginning of our Holiday break, but don't worry. We will be back in early January with another great run of episodes we know you will enjoy. We want to wish you all a Happy New Year, and hope that the coming year is amazing for you all. In this episo…
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