Some Talented folks visit Nashville

Happy New Year Nashville!  It’s a cold one out there, but there are some amazingly talented people around to help keep your spirits warm.

First up, my friend, Don Winston, author and Nashville ex-pat extraordinaire has a creepy new thriller out.  It’s set in San Francisco and gives a very different look a the City By The Bay.  Check out my interview with the always entertaining Don Winston and then run, don’t walk, to download his book!  

MM 2012 (3)One of my very favorite performers is the incomparable Melissa Manchester. This prolific performer has endured and thrived for decades, enjoying success in music, TV, film and on Broadway.  Her collaborations and influences read like a “Who’s Who” in American music.  And, she’s coming to town for a very special one-night only performance.  January 18th she’ll be at Third & Lindsley for a benefit concert for West End Synagogue.  It’s part of the synagogue’s Annual Concert & Cultural Series and it is not to be missed.  No matter what age you are, or what your musical taste, Melissa Manchester has something for literally everyone!  Check out my interview with her and then go online to get tickets (they’re going fast) at www.westendsyn.org  

Well, that’s it for now.  Stay warm Nashville!

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Journey Returns to Music City

This week, I had the opportunity to talk to a member of one of my fave bands!  Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of decades, they’re probably one of yours too.  I’m talking about none other than Journey and my interview with keyboardist Jonathan Cain was a blast!  And the best part is, we can all hear them in person right here in Nashville!  The group is performing on the 24th at the TPAC auditorium, a pretty intimate venue for them.  Jonathan is such a down-to-earth guy and a very devoted husband and dad.  Listen to him and then make sure to get tickets!  I’ll see y’all there!  

I also had a chance to interview a fantastic children’s author.  Jane O’Connor, of the “Fancy Nancy” series, talked with me about what inspires her, her collaboration with her friend and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser and what it means to be really “fancy”.  Check it out!  

Well, that’s it for this week.  Just remember, there are so many great things to do and experience in Middle Tennessee.  So whether it’s a fundraiser, film premiere, book signing or great food, go out and just do it!  Have a great week everyone!  Ciao!

It’s a Great New Year!

Happy 2012 Everyone!  I hope you’re all enjoying our mild winter, I know I am.  

This year is going to rock, I can feel it already.  This past week, I had so much fun interviewing some really amazing women.  Each one creative, smart, engaging and dynamic.  First up, Neshama Carlebach.  Neshama is a performer who will be appearing in Nashville on January 14th at 3rd & Lindsley (a really fun music venue).  She is touring and performing with the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir from New York and their collaboration is something you’re not going to want to miss.  Neshama is the daughter of famous Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, who revolutionized Jewish music.  Neshama is carrying on his work, but gives it all her own unique spin.  She really appeals to all audiences.  Listen to her interview.  Tickets are still available, but are going fast.  Call West End Synagogue for reservations: 615-269-4592.  

If you want to see a preview of Neshama and the Choir, watch this!  You won’t want to miss this concert!

My second interview this week was with my dear friend, Margit Crane.  Margit’s new book “How To Train Your Parents in 61/2 Days” is the Bible for raising teens.  It’s funny, direct, warm and will help you and your teen navigate these often-times confusing years.  Listen to Margit and then get a copy of her book for your teen and one for yourself!  It is a “must-read”!  

That’s about it for now, folks.  Have a great weekend and be listening and reading.  I’ve got some great interviews coming your way.  Ciao darlings!