PJ Olsson is a Grammy Nominated Singer, Songwriter, Recording Engineer, Studio Owner, Entrepreneur and Lead singer with the Alan Parsons band. PJ has worked with hundreds of artists and producers over his long career and has really lived the life of ups and downs of the music business. His story is so great and interesting that we ended up recording this episode for two hours. I did not want to cut out anything so I decided to split it up into two parts.
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Tom Brooks is a Grammy winning Producer, Arranger, Audio Engineer, Keyboardist, Conductor and College Professor who has had a very long and interesting career starting in St Louis MO and now in California. Tom has worked with many artists including Alan Parsons, Chance The Rapper and Marcos Vidal. He is the creator of Hossana Music Praise & Worship Series, best selling worship music ever.
In this interview Tom tells the story of his long career starting when he was just 14 when he was in great demand in the local music scene and even booked on pro recording sessions before he could even drive a car.
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Danny Thompson is the drummer for Alan Parsons live shows and is currently working on Alan’s new Album. Danny was the drummer for Scott Weiland’s solo career up until Scotts’s demise.
Danny really tells a great story of the struggles of a hard working musician in todays world. I really think you will enjoy hearing Danny’s story. Please give it a listen and remember to subscribe to the Rossaround Backstage Podcast. Please comment to let us know how much you have enjoyed this story.
Jeff Weber is an iconic record producer who has recorded some of the best jazz records of all time. He has made many “Direct To Disk” and “Direct to Two Track” recordings during his long career. Jeff has won 2 Grammys and has been nominated 7 times for his works.
Over Jeff’s career he had produced 185 albums including 17 “Top Ten” records and 2 #1’s.
Jeff’s credits include: Nancy Wilson, David Benoit, Steve Lukather, The Utah Symphony, Jackson Browne, Marcus Miller, Michael McDonald, Bill Champlin and Gerald Albright to name a few.
I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff several times in the recording studio and now I have had the pleasure of interviewing Jeff in his home. This is an interview that spans his amazing career and includes many of his insights into the recording business and other projects he has been working on.
Jeff is also an Event Planner, Music Supervisor, Voice Over Talent, Music Video Producer, Music Journalist and was the name and brains behind “Weber Wire”.
Kiki Ebsen is a wonderful singer/songwriter who has had a very interesting career. Her first professional gig was working for Chicago as an off stage keyboard player/ singer and synth programmer. Her career has taken her all over the world playing for Christopher Cross, Boz Scaggs, Al Jarreau, Tracy Chapman, and many more great artists. Kiki graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Vocal Performance.. She currently tours doing three different types of shows; one show showcases Kiki’s original music, another show is a tribute to Joni Mitchell and another show featuring a tribute to her father, the famous actor, Buddy Ebsen. kiki ebsen.com, thehealingequineranch.com
Episode 3. Interview with Clark Germain. Grammy Award winning and Emmy nominated Mixing Engineer. His credits include: Wayne Shorter, U2, Simply Red, Counting Crows, Lionel Richie, Julio Iglesias, Brian Wilson, Days Of New, Fishbone, Suzanna Hoffs, and Eliade Ochoa.
Episode 2. Interview with Ed Simeone. Ed is an Audio Engineer, Tech, Production Manager and brought TC Electronic to the USA. He has worked with many artists including Toto, Journey, ELO, Michael McDonald, Boz Skaggs and many others.