The Bar Star Podcast
BS with Tom Knight

BS with Tom Knight

March 28, 2019

The voice you hear every week at the beginning of the show belongs to none other than Tom Knight. This week, I had a chance to have a conversation (one of thousands) with Tom and we have a cool, laid back chat. Tom and I have been friends for many years and he was one of my drum instructors at AIM that helped me become a better player and through that, we forged a friendship.

Tom has had many successes throughout his career and we talk about many of them, including how he got started on drums, his early playing influences and how they changed, all the way up to him touring with TLC in the late 90s. Tom is currently a Voice Over (VO) Artist and has even won an Emmy for his work. He’s an awesome dude and this hang was long overdue and I know this episode will become a fast favorite! You can find Tom below…

facebook.com/TomLeighKnight

instagram.com/tomleighknight

twitter.com/TomKnightVoice

tomknightvoice.com

Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE at barstarpodcast.com and grab a t-shirt to help out the show. Also, when you are using Amazon, make sure you get there through my website as another way to support the show!

You can find me at facebook.com/oreillydrumsbarstar to leave any thoughts, comments, nastygrams or opinions. You can also email me at barstarpodcast@gmail.com. I want to hear your thoughts and feedback.

The Bar Star Podcast is officially brought to you by Louisville Music Studios. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LouisvillemusicStudios/

The Bar Star Podcast is also proudly sponsored by Prophecy Ink. Check them out at facebook.com/prophecyink and prophecyink.com

Thanx for listening and enjoy the show!!!

BS with Steve Owens

BS with Steve Owens

March 21, 2019

This week on the show I have my very first Skype hang! Technology… I might figure it out one day. Today, I hang with my buddy, Steve Owens who is the host of Fascination Street Podcast. Steve lives in San Antonio and has had much success with his podcast as he gets great people to interview for his show. He has had several actors, comedians, musicians and even a couple of lawyers! We talk about his love podcasts, how he got his start, the direction of the show and where he gets his guests from. We also go all over the map with Squirrel Nut Moments but we had some fun and this was a great conversation. You can find Steve at the links below.

facebook.com/FascinationStreetPodcast

instagram.com/fascinationstreetpod

twitter.com/FascinationStPd

fascinationstreetpod.com/

Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE at barstarpodcast.com and grab a t-shirt to help out the show. Also, when you are using Amazon, make sure you get there through my website as another way to support the show!

You can find me at facebook.com/oreillydrumsbarstar to leave any thoughts, comments, nastygrams or opinions. You can also email me at barstarpodcast@gmail.com. I want to hear your thoughts and feedback.

The Bar Star Podcast is officially brought to you by Louisville Music Studios. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LouisvillemusicStudios/

The Bar Star Podcast is also proudly sponsored by Prophecy Ink. Check them out at facebook.com/prophecyink and prophecyink.com

Thanx for listening and enjoy the show!!!

BS with Jimmy Lee King

BS with Jimmy Lee King

March 7, 2019

This week, I get to reveal some stuff I’ve been covered up with during my conversation with Jimmy Lee King. Jimmy is one of the founding members and the bass player for the band Naked Karate Girls. I was fortunate enough to be hired to be a substitute drummer for the band and what a blast! Jimmy and I talk about the idea for the band, it’s origins and the concept of franchising themselves (which is genius in my opinion). NKG is a band based out of Cincinnati, OH and they are the ultimate party band. They have been together for almost 11 years and Jimmy talks bout some wacky things that have happened including a bedroom shredder and a leaf blower incident that lead to a court case.

This episode was a lot of fun and it’s nice to finally be able to talk about some of the music stuff I’ve been keeping quiet. Jimmy and NKG have done some cool things so you’re going to want to follow them…

facebook.com/nkgpartyforce/

nakedkarategirls.com

instagram.com/nakedkarategirls

Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE at barstarpodcast.com and grab a t-shirt to help out the show. Also, when you are using Amazon, make sure you get there through my website as another way to support the show!

You can find me at facebook.com/oreillydrumsbarstar to leave any thoughts, comments, nastygrams or opinions. You can also email me at barstarpodcast@gmail.com. I want to hear your thoughts and feedback.

The Bar Star Podcast is officially brought to you by Louisville Music Studios. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LouisvillemusicStudios/

The Bar Star Podcast is also proudly sponsored by Prophecy Ink. Check them out at facebook.com/prophecyink and prophecyink.com

Thanx for listening and enjoy the show!!!

BS About (Nashville’s) Splintered Mind

BS About (Nashville’s) Splintered Mind

February 28, 2019

This week on the show, I talk a little about my trip to Nashville and why it felt different this time. But, the real reason for today’s show is all about my buddy, Carl Stuck and his awesome new project, Splintered Mind. I give a little history about the band, how it started and where it’s headed. Oh, and I play the first release of many more to come and I do it a day early!! Check it out, give the tune a listen!

You can find Carl and company below…  

splinteredmindmusic.com

facebook.com/splinteredmindmusic 

Instagram: @splinteredmind

Pre-save link: https://show.co/3Qxv7mT

Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE at barstarpodcast.com and grab a t-shirt to help out the show. Also, when you are using Amazon, make sure you get there through my website as another way to support the show!

You can find me at facebook.com/oreillydrumsbarstar to leave any thoughts, comments, nastygrams or opinions. You can also email me at barstarpodcast@gmail.com. I want to hear your thoughts and feedback.

The Bar Star Podcast is officially brought to you by Louisville Music Studios. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LouisvillemusicStudios/

The Bar Star Podcast is also proudly sponsored by Prophecy Ink. Check them out at facebook.com/prophecyink and prophecyink.com

Thanx for listening and enjoy the show!!!

BS with Lorn C. Fountain

BS with Lorn C. Fountain

February 21, 2019

This week on the show, I hang with a fine guitarist/pedal steel guitarist named Lorn C. Fountain. Like me, Lorn was born in Syracuse, NY, which is awesome. We chat about many things, mostly music and his story including his living in Austin from 1986-2001. He played in a few bands including Street Legal, Slingblade, The Buzzards and The Moment. He also worked as a stage hand at Stubbs BBQ for SXSW in 1997 and 1998. Lorn moved to Louisville in 2001 and has played with several great players around town. Make sure you hang until the end because Lorn turns the tables on me…

You can find Lorn below.

facebook.com/lorn.fountain

www.y2ndfb.com

MoonDawgHall.com

facebook.com/AllenLaneBand/

Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE at barstarpodcast.com and grab a t-shirt to help out the show. Also, when you are using Amazon, make sure you get there through my website as another way to support the show!

You can find me at facebook.com/oreillydrumsbarstar to leave any thoughts, comments, nastygrams or opinions. You can also email me at barstarpodcast@gmail.com. I want to hear your thoughts and feedback.

The Bar Star Podcast is officially brought to you by Louisville Music Studios. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LouisvillemusicStudios/

The Bar Star Podcast is also proudly sponsored by Prophecy Ink. Check them out at facebook.com/prophecyink and prophecyink.com

Thanx for listening and enjoy the show!!!

BS with Bo Swanger

BS with Bo Swanger

February 14, 2019

On this episode of the show, I have a cool conversation with my buddy, Bo Swanger. Bo lives in Seattle, Washington but he goes to NAMM every year and this year, we were in California together so we sat down to chat. Bo has been playing drums for a long time and he might be a bigger gear head than me; he definitely has a thing for snare drums. We talk about his music history, professional career, being a new dad and how he cured a concussion from falling off stage.

You can find Bo here…    facebook.com/boswanger    or    boswanger.com

 

Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE at barstarpodcast.com and grab a t-shirt to help out the show. Also, when you are using Amazon, make sure you get there through my website as another way to support the show!

You can find me at facebook.com/oreillydrumsbarstar to leave any thoughts, comments, nastygrams or opinions. You can also email me at barstarpodcast@gmail.com. I want to hear your thoughts and feedback.

The Bar Star Podcast is officially brought to you by Louisville Music Studios. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LouisvillemusicStudios/

The Bar Star Podcast is also proudly sponsored by Prophecy Ink. Check them out at facebook.com/prophecyink and prophecyink.com

Thanx for listening and enjoy the show!!!

BS with Andrew Loggins

BS with Andrew Loggins

February 7, 2019

Today on the show I get to hang with my buddy Andrew Loggins. Andrew was very instrumental in my early teaching career. Him and his wife, Melissa, own Music Authority in Cumming, GA. We sat down in front of Starbucks in the Hilton hotel during the Anaheim NAMM Convention a couple weeks ago. We talk about a few things but mostly his outlook on teaching and what it takes to have a successful music lesson program and I learned a lot more about him. Andrew is an awesome dude and it was awesome to hang with him and Melissa.

You can find Andrew at musicauthorityinc.com. Also on facebook and Instagram using @musicauthority.

 

Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE at barstarpodcast.com and grab a t-shirt to help support the show.

You can find me at facebook.com/oreillydrumsbarstar to leave any thoughts, comments, nastygrams or opinions. You can also email me at barstarpodcast@gmail.com. I want to hear your thoughts and feedback.

The Bar Star Podcast is officially brought to you by Louisville Music Studios. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LouisvillemusicStudios/

The Bar Star Podcast is also proudly sponsored by Prophecy Ink. Check them out at facebook.com/prophecyink and prophecyink.com

Thanx for listening and enjoy the show!!!!

BS Goes To NAMM

BS Goes To NAMM

January 31, 2019

This week’s episode is all about NAMM. Staci and I went to Anaheim, California for the 2019 NAMM show and it was awesome. We saw so many things we figured we’d talk about it together and give our perspective on it. NAMM was a lot of fun and this episode was a lot of fun! We talk about the gear, the people, the parties and the whole vibe of NAMM, including too much Jazz Cabbage.

 

Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE at barstarpodcast.com and grab a t-shirt to help support the show!

You can find me at facebook.com/oreillydrumsbarstar to leave any thoughts, comments, nastygrams or opinions. You can also email me at barstarpodcast@gmail.com. I want to hear your thoughts and feedback.

The Bar Star Podcast is officially brought to you by Louisville Music Studios. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LouisvillemusicStudios/

The Bar Star Podcast is also proudly sponsored by Prophecy Ink. Check them out at facebook.com/prophecyink and prophecyink.com

 

Thanx for listening and enjoy the show!!!!

BS Episode 9

BS Episode 9

January 24, 2019

Today on the show, I have something I think is pretty cool. In my hands are real booklets from the 30s, 40s & 50s that were the regulations for the Kentucky Musicians Union or The American Federation Of Musicians. It’s pretty interesting, at least to me, so I wanted to share with you guys. I read through some of the pay rates, rules and some of the old venues that used to be in Louisville. A lot of it is common sense and most of it, other than the pay, can still be applied to today’s gigs.

Social Media Issues – Use more words sometimes.

Stories From The Stage – Impress me bro.

What Am I Listening To? Panic! At The Disco  

Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE at barstarpodcast.com and you can find me at facebook.com/oreillydrumsbarstar to leave any thoughts, comments, nastygrams or opinions. You can also email me at barstarpodcast@gmail.com.

The Bar Star Podcast is officially brought to you by Louisville Music Studios!! Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LouisvillemusicStudios/

The Bar Star Podcast is proudly sponsored by Prophecy Ink. Check them out at facebook.com/prophecyink and prophecyink.com

I want to hear your thoughts and feedback.

Thanx for listening and enjoy the show!!!!

BS with Luca Bianconcini

BS with Luca Bianconcini

January 11, 2019

HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO THE BAR STAR PODCAST!!!!

That’s right, today, Friday Jan. 11 2019 marks one year since I started this podcast. Thank you guys so much for the continued support!!

Today on the show, I hang with my buddy Luca Bianconcini – say that last name 3 times fast – who is the drummer for the band Radiotronic in Louisville. Luca is a great drummer and a great human! We had a lot to talk about because we haven’t known each other too long so this episode was fun to do. We touch on his childhood, his last name and how he is “late to the game” of music. Check it out and check out the links below to a great charity that Luca is involved with!!

Social Media Issues – Luca is a voyeur, or some such weirdness.

Stories From The Stage – Panic buttons and fancy fired letters.

What Are You Listening To? Classically calmed in a soundtrack.

Apron Inc. was an idea Luca had over 10 years ago. It helps take care of people who work in our local restaurants (service industry) if they are put out of work or face any hardship that is out of their control. They pay their bills up to $1500.00 to get them back on their feet. So far, they have given over $200,000 in the last 6 or so years. Apron Inc. Check them out using the link below and find them on Facebook, also.

www.aproninc.org

You can find Luca here. https://www.facebook.com/luca.bianconcini.3

 

Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE at barstarpodcast.com and you can find me at facebook.com/oreillydrumsbarstar to leave any thoughts, comments, nastygrams or opinions. You can also email me at barstarpodcast@gmail.com.

The Bar Star Podcast is officially brought to you by Louisville Music Studios!! Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LouisvillemusicStudios/

The Bar Star Podcast is proudly sponsored by Prophecy Ink. Check them out at facebook.com/prophecyink and prophecyink.com

I want to hear your thoughts and feedback.

Thanx for listening and enjoy the show!!!!