About a year ago, I asked Joe Augustin (local music impresario) if he could connect me with local musicians to come on my show. One of the musicians that reached out to me, Tyler Michael Walton, unfortunately got lost in Facebook abyss…so I’m happy to announce that he will finally be a guest this Sunday night at 7PM.
Tyler is a multi-genre singer/songwriter based out of Eaton, Ohio. It appears he has a lot of fans waiting to to listen to him..so I’m expecting the WECI Arbitron ratings to go through the roof..
About ten years ago, I attended an author’s gathering in NYC. It was in the Mechanics and Tradesman’s building. I was intent on selling copies of my new book and thus making a name for myself. At this gathering, I ran into an author/illustrator who had an entirely different intent;he was giving away copies of his book! Years later I ran into him at the Brooklyn Book Festival-he was excited that he had given away about 1,000 books! He made his money on odd jobs-many times helping on movie sets-and then invested it in books.
Goodloe Byron is a true original. Since that time, he has illustrated many books, perhaps written several more, been in a movie and developed an artistic style-a painting voice that is unique.
Of course, no talk of Goodloe is complete without a discussion of the real power behind him, Pugloe. Pugloe (and Goodloe) even have a small role in the novel I am working on. So tune in for a discussion on artistry, illustrating, creating and how to keep the spirit of creativity alive in a world that often seems to want to stifle it.
Ever since I have been at WECI, I have wanted to do a phone interview..and tonight I’m going to give it a go (with the help of Graham Pines)..phone interviews allow me to expand my reach to the Leave it to Cleaver community outside of Richmond, Indiana…
So, tonight, Im reaching out to NYC and the music of Thurston Ray. Thurston has a new CD, EMBRACE. You can access his website at :http://www.thurstonray.com.
My plan is to have him call in at 7:15 and find out a little more about how he got started, who inspires him and give listeners a chance to hear his music. Here’s a taste of his new CD: