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Conversations with local and legendary Hudson Valley musicians.

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November 20, 2021

Tim Wilkie

Rick interviews mythic Hudson Valley songwriter Timothy Wilkie. They reminisce about their time together playing music and discuss Tim's foray into the world of art and novel writing. 

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November 11, 2021

Ray Wilson

Manager, concert producer, and much more, Ray Wilson has worked with the likes of such notable legends as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Sting, and Don Mclean. He is also responsible for presenting some of New York's best concert series. Ray's humor and zeal are matched only by his sheer enthusiasm for music itself. 

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October 22, 2021

Dr. Bruce Milner

Who says dentists can't rock? Dr. Bruce Milner, keyboardist for late 60's pop sensation Every Mother's Son, entertains with his singing and songs. Bruce discusses his short but memorable career in music and his long career as popular dentist in Woodstock, NY. 

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August 17, 2021

Peter O’Brien

Peter O'Brien has earned a reputation as one of the premier drummers in the Hudson Valley. His impeccable technique and versatility has scored him the drum set with legendary local band Orleans, as well as with the regions best jazz and funk bands.

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If you think "Bermuda" Schwartz is a funny name, consider the man that bestowed it upon him, his boss, "Weird Al" Yankovic. Jon discusses his 40+ years as drummer for "Weird Al" as well as his personal collection of photos of the iconic artist recently published in his new book Black & White & Weird All Over. 

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If you think "Bermuda" Schwartz is a funny name, consider the man that bestowed it upon him, his boss, "Weird Al" Yankovic. Jon discusses his 40+ years as drummer for "Weird Al" as well as his personal collection of photos of the iconic artist recently published in his new book Black & White & Weird All Over. 

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July 5, 2021

Jack DePietro

Singer, songwriter, and author, Jack DePietro, discusses his long career as a musician and recording artist. His intriguing new book, Life Behind Bars, details his experiences with musical luminaries, and much more.

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June 4, 2021

Bethany Beardslee

Singer Bethany Beardslee walks that fine line between classical and jazz, and traditional and experimental. Ms. Beardslee has performed in some of the country's most prestigious venues, singing works by such preeminent composers as Milton Babbitt and Gunther Schuller. At 95 years old, she has recently released her memoirs, I Sang the Unsingable. Rick plays a couple of her best known pieces, and chats with her about her fascinating career. 

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May 16, 2021

Matt Donohue

Hudson Valley Drummer Matt Donohue sits down with Rick Z to discuss his over 3 decades of musical memories. Matt’s passion and prowess have earned him a place among the area’s best musicians. Currently drumming for the inventive band IS, he forges ahead into local music history.

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March 23, 2021

Tom Brislin

Tom Brislin is not only a killer on the keys, but has been a member of such emblematic classic rock acts as Kansas and Yes and frontman for his own band Spiraling. His pure voice and heart rendering songs make him a favorite on The Rick Z Show.

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