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When he was young, James Raymond knew he had a special gift for music, yet he somehow felt that this natural ability stemmed beyond what his adoptive parents and his education seemed to provide.  At the age of 30, he began the arduous task of f
Luis Conte is one of the most heralded percussionists in the music industry, but had it not been for the encouragement of his parents and a three week window of time, his massive career performing for and touring with some of the biggest artist
Hailing from San Francisco and finding his musical roots in Texas, Mark Lettieri is no stranger to diversity when it comes to how he approaches the guitar. Throughout his career, he’s released six solo albums, has been involved in countless rec
For the last 25 years, a veteran songwriter’s album has been sitting on a shelf, waiting to see the light of day. Throughout Terry Sampson’s career in the music industry, the songs he’s written have been performed by Al Jarreau, Kenny Rogers, C
At some point you’ve heard Arnold McCuller’s rich, distinctive vocals. Perhaps as a long-time, featured vocalist with James Taylor, Phil Collins or for a number of A-list musicians. Once you’ve heard his voice, you know why many well-respected
Born in Scotland and raised in Canada, Lawrence Gowan carved a path to a very successful solo career, having released six albums and selling millions of records and collecting two Juno awards over a 13 year span.  However, in 1997 his musical p
We first spoke to Coen Molenaar back in 2015 when his band Tristan  released “2nd Phase”, and again in 2019 when they released “The Spice of Five”. This past year, Tristan faced a challenge in finding a new lead vocalist, after Evelyn Kallansee
In 2005, Laurence Elder released his debut album “Surrounded” that incorporated a unique blend of jazz, pop, and a touch of blues.  Nearly 16 years later, he returns with his forthcoming album titled “Walk Another Mile”, which will be released
On this episode of Inside MusiCast, we welcome a second-generation guitar player who just happens to be a multi-Grammy-winning songwriter and producer.  Nashville-based Gordon Kennedy is literally following in his father’s footsteps, and the si
Martin Page had a tough career choice to make. As a semi-pro football player, he could choose soccer and try his luck at the professional level, or as a talented musician with a budding career, he could choose the musical path. Of course, he ch
You seldom catch Marcus Miller without his signature fedora hat. He wears them at every gig and on every stage. But, the symbolism is telling, as his long career has also allowed him to wear many musical hats – not only as a premier, first-call
For the past 15 years, we’ve been fortunate to have Steve Lukather as a recurring guest on Inside MusiCast.  And today, he’s back to talk to us about his brand new solo album dropping this Friday, February 26 titled “I Found The Sun Again”.We’r
With over 20 albums under his belt, saxophonist Richard Elliot has delivered jazz music that has landed on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz charts over the past four decades. Early on, he played with Tower of Power and even the Yellowjackets, but it’s b
The heart of Russell Ferrante’s career has been spent as keyboardist for the legendary jazz group, Yellowjackets.  In fact, he’s the only member who’s been in the group since its inception in 1980.  Outside of his Yellowjackets tenure, Ferrante
2020 was a difficult year for everyone, but for Christopher Cross it was life changing. Chris caught the COVID-19 virus early and it progressed into an even more challenging scenario when he was diagnosed with Guillain Barré Syndrome. He spent
As one of the most influential drummers of all time, Steve Gadd set a new standard in contemporary drumming techniques and performance, and for years everyone has tried to play like him. His work is unavoidably recognizable, from the military,
During the explosion of the British invasion in the 60’s, a 16 year-old boy from Manchester became the lead singer of the band Herman's Hermits and found himself in the middle of all the musical madness. Imagine traveling with your bandmates fr
David Foster was drawn to the piano. In fact, as the story goes, his mother was dusting off the family piano and struck one of the keys.  She was amazed when her young son correctly identified the note as an “E”. She quickly found that David ha
Three years after Tomi Malm’s critically acclaimed debut "Walkin' On Air", the talented Finnish songwriter, producer, and arranger returns with another great project titled “Coming Home” on the Contante and Sonante label. This new collaboration
On this episode of Inside MusiCast, we welcome back the one and only, Bill Champlin. While the pandemic has put the brakes on much of the activity in the music industry, it hasn’t stopped the creativity of this legendary singer/songwriter. Bill
On this episode of Inside MusiCast, we welcome journalist and author Robyn Flans to discuss her soon-to-be-released book titled "It’s About Time: Jeff Porcaro – The Man and His Music", which is being released through Hudson Music. This in-depth
On this episode of Inside MusiCast, we’re pleased to welcome two Grammy winning musicians that have joined forces to create a brand new album titled “Double Dealin’”, which will be released on Shanachie Records in mid September - Randy Brecker
Rock, pop, fusion, jazz, Latin, soul, funk, Flamenco. These are just a few of the styles of drumming Joey Heredia has mastered over the course of his career. Like most of the musicians we interview, music was in Joey’s blood from a very early a
Randy Goodrum is at it again. Making great music, that is. The singer/songwriter/instrumentalist/producer has just released RED EYE, his first original solo album in decades, and we’ve found that it was worth the wait. He co-wrote the album wit
Randy Goodrum is at it again. Making great music, that is. The singer/songwriter/instrumentalist/producer has just released RED EYE, his first original solo album in decades, and we’ve found that it was worth the wait. He co-wrote the album wit
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