Steve Martin started Ignition Music in 2012. Since then, he has filled many lives with some of the best live music going. He’s doing this in one of the best venue’s in the USA and it’s right here in little old Goshen, IN. If you have any interest in music, this is the podcast you should hear.

Check out Ignition Music’s website:

Ignition Music Garage

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I had listened to and liked a couple Shiny Shiny Black tunes before I started the podcast. I became a super-fan after seeing them live at Ignition Music in Goshen. Their nusic is about real stuff, real feelings, and real concern for the world. Amber & Nate Butler were wonderful to talk to and I hope we can get back together when I have full batteries in my recorder.

Check out Shiny Shiny Black on their website:

Shiny Shiny Black

Pre-order their new EP here:

Pledge Music

…and here’s their Facebook page:

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Paul Erdman & Trey Gray are two of the most talented musicians in the Michiana area. We talked about how they met, being tall, & Russell Crowe. Yep, Russell Crowe. Check this out, it’s a great ride!

Check out Paul’s website here:

Paul Erdman Band

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Jess & Jake love making music and their harmonies are second to none. It’s great to hear a group with two songwriters and hear the different perspectives. This was an engaging interview. Hope you like it! You can get their new album “Light Will Travel” today! Check out the link below and give it a listen:

Light Will Travel

Follow StarHeart’s Facebook page to know when you can see them live:

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In this episode, I talk to President & CEO of MapleTronics Computers, Wes Herschberger. Wes an I talked about the changing needs and priorities regarding IT in the companies we serve. We also talked about MapleTronic’s Apprenticeship program which is doing great things for us and the technical people we bring into the program.

You can find out more about MapleTronics here:

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I had a wonderful talk with Grant Carlile. He has been involved with Michiana First since he was in his robotics team at Penn High School. Michiana First is dedicated to supporting and creating competitions for area school robotics teams. They help students gain critical thinking and leadership skills that they take into adulthood. Grant is also the founder of Run For Phil which connects philanthropic running with the right tools, all in one place. Grant was a real pleasure to have as a guest and great guy to talk with. Make sure to connect with Michiana First and Run For Phil through the links below:

Run For Phil Website

Run For Phil Twitter

Run For Phil Facebook

Michiana First Twitter

Michiana First Facebook

I was fortunate to have Dave approach me to be on the podcast. Dave was a teacher in the South Bend School system for 15 years and is now an administrator. Dave is also an accomplished musician and has written some beautiful music. His live rendition of “143 Means I Love You” just about had me in tears! We talked about his music, teaching, today’s kids, & why his 105 year old grandmother declined an invitation for induction into the Daughters of the American Revolution. Don’t shut down your podcast app after the interview. There is a bonus track of his ode to Evel Knievel. This interview is a real gem!