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.

Steve Sult and a group of fellow graduates of John Adams High School are in the habit of helping the community. They do this through an annual variety show called Everybody Has a Story. This is an inspiring episode about a group of people who decided to make a difference instead of taking it easy. This year’s show proceeds will benefit Madison Primary School in the South Bend School system. You’ll hear why they are a deserving benefactor and about the people who make Everybody Has A Story work.

If you visit the Everybody Has A Story site, you can see & hear footage of previous shows, learn about his year’s players, and get tickets for the show. Check it out here:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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

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Letters From Earth is a local indie rock band consisting of Amy VanDyke, Joe Archer, Nathaniel Fredrick, & Kyle Ray. I had a great experience talking to them about the origins of the band, their songwriting process, and the artwork for their “Planet Nine” EP. This is an awesome band with multi-talented musicians who don’t let ego get in the way of making music. Make sure to listen to their live performance of “Near” right after the interview.

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Listen to their “Planet Nine” EP (and buy it) by clicking the picture below:

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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!