This was originally episode 24. I did a “Special Double Upload” with Starheart as the first interview and Paul Erdman as the second. Because Paul Erdman was the last up, it got a lot more downloads than Starheart. It’s been bugging me and I want to make sure Jake & Jess get the exposure they deserve. This was a great interview and Jess & Jake played a beautiful song too! If you missed it, give it a listen. If you liked it, give it another listen.

Linsay Kelly & Rus Stanford make up the musical duo Linsay & Russell John. We find out how they met and how Rus was steadfast in his efforts to get them to make beautiful music together. We also learn that they are not married to each other! Rus is happily married and Linsay is happily single. Keep listening for an exclusive rendition of “Every Now and Then” at the end of the episode.

Jenni Miller is a great local artist, band manager, art curator, and has many other important jobs in the South Bend community. We talked about all those along with her growing as a person and all the people who have touched her life. We also learned some great things about Langlab in South Bend. That is an inspiring story by itself.

Jenni is the first artist to be featured on my “Hang Some Art On My Wall” effort. details about the picture currently hanging in my studio are below.

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“Miss Lady Bird”

Mixed media collage with paper & acrylic

19”x22”x1”

Price = $250

Check out Jenni’s Facebook Page:

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And her Instagram:

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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

Follow Ignition Music’s Facebook page

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It was great to talk with Nat & Joel from Spaceships. I had been listening to “Dry Bones”, the teaser track from there new LP “Son of Man” and really liked it. We talked about the work involved in releasing an LP, music genres, and Millennials.

Check out the Spaceships Facebook page here:

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Preorder the “Son of Man” LP or digital download here:

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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

Follow Paul on Facebook:

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I’ve known Joe Feingold for many years. He’s the best guitar player I’ve ever seen….ever. We had a great talk about his guitar influences, the difficulties of trying to survive as a full-time musician, & his mom & dad. Joe is really a great guy and a great friend. Check out his band pages below:

Dark Trilogy

Forever Gypsy

Joe Feingold Project

And, check out Midwest Musicians Co-op if you’re looking for guitar lessons from Joe:

Midwest Musicians Co-op

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!