Errol Cooney- A Large Amount of Fear and a Big Smile (Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera)


Guitarist, Errol Cooney, talks about what it’s like to work with Janet Jackson. He talks about writing songs with Stevie Wonder and his crazy experience getting the gig. He tells the story of his audition for Christina Aguilera and others. Errol talks about his relationship with musical director Rickey Minor and how he has influenced his career. He reveals his secret to auditions and how to smile through fear. He discusses the importance of reading and some of the high pressure tv experiences he’s had in front of charts. He also talks about the joys of playing with his friends in the band Legally Blynd.

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Episode 19 · 3 days ago

Eugene Edwards- “Amazing Musician, Phenomenal Player” (Dwight Yoakam, Sha Na Na)

Guitar player and vocalist, Eugene Edwards, talks about growing up in a small town and his road to Berklee College of Music. He tells the story of getting his current gig with Dwight Yoakam and his approach to the playing. He discusses his second record which he just released yet recorded years ago and he takes us through the writing of some of the songs. Eugene also talks about his time with the world famous band, Sha Na Na.

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Episode 18 · 1 week ago

August Zadra- Try To Be More Of A Musician Than A Guitarist (Dennis DeYoung, Waiting For Monday)

Guitarist and vocalist, August Zadra, shares his story of YouTube discovery which lead to him playing guitar and singing with founding member of the band Styx, Dennis DeYoung. He explains how he got from his small town in Alaska to the big city of Los Angeles. He talks about the formation of his current project, Waiting For Monday, and how he started his weekly Facebook Live performances. August also talks about the profound influence Eddie Van Halen had on him and his playing.

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Episode 17 · 2 weeks ago

Noriko Olling- Find Your Musical Soulmate (Chaka Khan, Tina Marie, Rick James)

Keyboardist, Noriko Olling, explains how she came to the U.S. from Japan and became a top call keyboard player in Los Angeles. She talks about the joys of living in a recording studio and reveals where the inspiration came from for her newest album, “My Path”. She shares some of her experiences as a woman in an industry dominated by men and what it’s been like working for legendary artists. Noriko also shares some tips on making great charts.

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Episode 16 · 3 weeks ago

George Shelby- Never Sight Read...Ever (Phil Collins, The Voice)

George Shelby plays saxophone, clarinets, flutes, penny whistle, vocoder and many other random wind instruments. He explains that this is the plight of the modern day saxophonist. He also shares his insight into the Los Angeles session player world and talks about the modern horn section studio experience. He talks about being on the road with pop legend, Phil Collins. He reveals his secret to being a great reader and tells his story of meeting Barack and Michelle Obama.

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