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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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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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September 24, 2020

Liberty DeVitto - Part 2

Renowned rock and roll drummer Liberty DeVitto joins Rick for a discussion about his incredible career from his many years with legendary rock icon Billy Joel through authoring his exciting new book Liberty, Life, Billy, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Soulful, down to earth, and absolutely Rocking he is Liberty DeVitto and he's on the Rick Z Show.

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September 16, 2020

Liberty DeVitto

Renowned rock and roll drummer Liberty DeVitto joins Rick for a discussion about his incredible career from his many years with legendary rock icon Billy Joel through authoring his exciting new book Liberty, Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness. Soulful, down to earth, and absolutely Rocking he is Liberty DeVitto and he's on the Rick Z Show.

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September 9, 2020

QueenTown

If you combine the sizable talents of Donna Lewis and Pamela Sue Mann then mix in a little David Baron magic then you've got QueenTown.  Lewis and Mann illuminate the Rick Z Show with there light-hearted banter and loving rapport. If you think that sounds fun wait till you hear the intriguing songs and sounds on their debut EP Post Apocalyptic Lullaby.  

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September 3, 2020

Donna Lewis Part 2

Donna Lewis on the Rick Z Show. Think you know Donna Lewis?  Think again.  With one of the biggest hits of the last 25 years "I Love You Always Forever" it would be easy to misperceive Donna as merely a Pop Princess, but there is so much more to this multidimensional artist.  Penning nearly half a dozen diverse albums and side projects.  This angelic voiced singer influenced the likes of Taylor Swift though she was born in Cartiff, Wales.  She is the Hudson Valley's own Donna Lewis.

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August 28, 2020

Donna Lewis

Donna Lewis on the Rick Z Show. Think you know Donna Lewis?  Think again.  With one of the biggest hits of the last 25 years "I Love You Always Forever" it would be easy to misperceive Donna as merely a Pop Princess, but there is so much more to this multidimensional artist.  Penning nearly half a dozen diverse albums and side projects.  This angelic voiced singer influenced the likes of Taylor Swift though she was born in Cartiff, Wales.  She is the Hudson Valley's own Donna Lewis.

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August 19, 2020

Gerry Leonard Part 2

Veritable guitar magician Gerry Leonard weaves his magic on The Rick Z Show. With stints a musical director of both David Bowie and Susan Vega's bands, Gerry Leonard discusses his musical development in Dublin through his successful collaborations with notable artists. His original work with Spooky Ghost, his unique sound, and ancillary skills as writer and producer, Gerry is a valuable asset to the Hudson Valley music scene and beyond.

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