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Music podcast spotlighting unknown legends as well as discussions with various musicians from the Hudson Valley in New York

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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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The King Is Back! King of the jingle that is. Steve Karmen discusses the many pitfalls faced by creative people in the music business. He recounts his own experiences in the biz and lends his keen insight on the Rick Z Show.

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The King Is Back! King of the jingle that is. Steve Karmen discusses the many pitfalls faced by creative people in the music business. He recounts his own experiences in the biz and lends his keen insight on the Rick Z Show.

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February 12, 2021

Angelo Badalamenti

If you want excellence, look no further. Angelo Badalamenti is a world class composer, who has worked in the medium of both film and television. In 1990, he received a Grammy for best pop instrumental performance for composing the theme to David Lynch's Twin Peaks series. Included among his other accolades is ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award and a prestigious lifetime achievement prize from the World Soundtrack Awards. His credits include scores for innovative films such as Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story, and Mulholland Drive. 

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January 27, 2021

Michael Berkowitz Part 2

Multi-faceted Michael Berkowitz is a talented drummer, band leader, conductor and much more. He has picked up sticks for the likes of such pop stars as Helen Reddy and Liza Minnelli. Michael has also worked with iconic acts like the Gene Krupa Orchestra and Nelson Riddle. Mike discusses the many aspects of his impressive career.

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January 21, 2021

Michael Berkowitz Part 1

Multi-faceted Michael Berkowitz is a talented drummer, band leader, conductor and much more. He has picked up sticks for the likes of such pop stars as Helen Reddy and Liza Minnelli. Michael has also worked with iconic acts like the Gene Krupa Orchestra and Nelson Riddle. Mike discusses the many aspects of his impressive career.

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October 22, 2020

Rusty Johnson

The Rick Z Show is off the hook as its producer takes leave of his post to be the show's musical guest.

Author, musician, wildlife expert, and former star of his own national TV series. Multifaceted Rusty Johnson has more in his arsenal than you would expect. He recounts his surprising career then picks up a guitar and jams. No sidekick, he is a force of his own and rocks The Rick Z Show.

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October 14, 2020

Stillfire Bellows

Former Hudson Valley musician Dan Flanagan joins forces with fellow songwriter Jacob Harrison together they are Stillfire Bellows.  Their new EP Prophets and Postcards is a unique blend of acoustic punk and genuine harmonic vocals. 

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If while just passing through you happen to hear random jags of solo music wafting overhead you may be in the presence of a Hudson Valley street musician. Independent, self-contained, and often misunderstood, this rare breed is as elusive as the Hudson Valley black bear. Street musician Scott Tumblety steps off the streets of Rhinebeck New York to toot his own horn on the Rick Z Show.

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September 30, 2020

Tim Hermann

Drummer Tim Hermann recalls his many musical experiences from studying with preeminent drummer Sonny Igoe to his stint with the Sammy Kaye Orchestra.  Tim ranks with some of the areas best drummers.

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