Growing up in Dallas, John Thomasson found the bass guitar the same way many did – a friend started a band and no one else played bass. He attended the Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and then the University of North Texas, where he studied music. After that, he was part of a band called
Since earning her degree in Theater from Calvin College, Emily Diener has been working onstage and off, in numerous community theater productions over the last ten years. Some of her favorite roles include Ursula in The Little Mermaid (Grand Rapids Civic Theatre), Katherine in Freaky Friday (Circle Theatre), Cathy in The Last Five Years (University Wits) and Mother in Ragtime
Episode 2 is up! Chris Diener is a Nashville-based sound engineer and production manager, who’s been touring the last 12 years across the U.S. as well as Canada, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. He has worked as monitor engineer, FOH engineer, and/or production manager with artists like Brooks and Dunn, Chris Cagle, Joe Nichols, Little Big Town, Sheryl Crow,
Hey kids, I’m about to launch a fun new venture – “Beyond the Spotlight”! It’s a podcast where I pull back the curtain and interview folks working in the trenches of the music and theatre worlds, who never really get their chance to shine. We all know about the ‘stars’ who get the attention and accolades. But what about those
Benefit shows. If you’ve been a musician for more than about 30 minutes, chances are you’ve been asked to play at least one. If you’ve been gigging regularly for over 35 years, like me, you’ve probably given up trying to count the number of requests you’ve received. Now, let me point out right up front that I’m not against benefit shows. I
May 13, 2011 – Detroit, MI WYCD-FM Downtown Hoedown View the full image gallery here.