KT and the Trout

KT and the Trout

KT and the Trout podcast Episode 1. Stay weird, world.

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June 15, 2022 39 min

"The Analogues decided to start a mission to perform all six of these albums in their entirety. Did the world need another tribute band? Probably not. But The Analogues are anything but a typical tribute band. Their mission: to play those iconic, never-performed Beatles albums live - after all. Integral, one by one. No wigs, no costumes, but an obsessive attention to authentic musical details, using the same vintage instruments...

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"Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music. He is one of the most influential artists in the field today. Rising from the grassroots of North America, he is a songwriter of the people. Critics have dubbed him as the Native versions of both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. NDN Kars (Indian cars), his most popular song is considered the contemporary Native American anthem, achieving legendary status and earning him ...

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800,000 U.S. veterans struggle with physical injuries, PTSD and other emotional distress. Guitars For Vets believes guitars can help with the healing process. The Trout speaks with Bernie Kampf, Guitars For Vets Chicago-IL Chapter Coordinator, about how Guitars for Vets has helped by providing guitar lessons and free guitars to thousands of veterans across America. With the help guitar instructors at 120 chapters, research has indi...

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Beth Slusher, CEO of Give a Note Foundation, speaks with The Trout about Where you live shouldn’t determine what you learn. No school is whole without the sound of students learning the greatness of their own voices. Music is primary in education and we are keeping it in schools because #MusicEdMatters. Give A Note Foundation’s Music Education Innovator Award is granted to school music programs led by creative music educators utili...

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Touring rock musicians need to keep in shape for their grueling touring schedules. Coming to their rescue is Physiotherapist Anna Achimowicz with her professional skill sets to help musicians keep their bodies in great shape. The Trout interviews Anna and discovers that she's not only a physiotherapist she's also a bass guitarist in a metal band, rock choreographer, and physical front woman of Rock Dance Theatre. Anna speak...

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Dr. Nick Hartell is a research scientist, professor and knowledgeable in diseases such as alzheimer's and opioid addiction. He's spent decades of helping the scientific community with his research until his job was eliminated during the Covid pandemic. What's does a scientist do after that? Well, you start building custom electric guitars for guitarists all over the world. Nick shares his love of building guitars and hi...

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the Hit Music Capital of America. With its small town southern charm, Muscle Shoals has been the final destination for some of the biggest names in music to record their #1 hits. The Trout interviews local Muscle Shoals music historian and tour guide, Johnny Belew. Johnny takes us on a musical journey with his second to none knowledge about how and where some of the biggest hits in musical history were rec...

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Julia Doherty, Australian singer and songwriter, talks about composing and recording her tune "Be the Change". Julia has been writing and performing in Australia for years and her mission in her newest song is important for all us that wish to make a change in our communities and beyond. Because it all starts with each of us doing our part and stepping up to assist in making positive changes on the planet we all live reside...

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Dendy Jarrett, Executive Director Gibson Cares, visits with The Trout about how Gibson Cares has been helping thousands of needy musicians and nonprofits with new guitars and their business expertise. For over 125 years Gibson has been shaping, contributing, and supporting sound through their guitars…across many generations and genres of music.  In 2002 the Gibson Foundation was officially established (as a 501(c)3) and has since p...

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The Trout interviews Bhopal, India musician, producer, songwriter and recording engineer, Pratyush Upadhyay about his career in music and how he doesn't produce typical Bollywood music. Upadhyay is founder and owner of 432hz Music Studio that provides a myriad of services to his clients including -'Music Composing, Arrangement, Music Direction, Lyricist, Guitarist, Producer, Vocalist, Recording Engineer, Sound Designer,  Vo...

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Movie Composer, Kevin Besignano, spent time visiting with The Trout about composing the music for "As They Made Us" and what it takes to be a movie composer. Kevin Besignano has been known in the music world for the last 2 decades as a touring musician and musical artist. He's toured the world playing in bands such as Unwritten Law, Bullets and Octane and his own band, True Rivals. Having attended Berklee College of Mus...

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The Trout interviews Nadine Page, Clinical Director and Founder, of The Creative Well. The Creative Well is an international organization that supports the mental health and well-being of musicians and all other allied professionals working within the music industry, inclusive of students striving towards a career. We are a safe space where full self-expression is encouraged. They are are uniquely able to support the mental health ...

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Alex from Kyiv, Ukraine visits with The Trout about what it's like to be a music creator while attempting to stay safe during an invasion.  Alex (not his real name) is a creator of electronic music in the Ukraine. For the last several years he has composed several electronic music pieces that have been used in the gaming industry. Alex has had to move away from Kyiv (Kiev) to a safer area of his country and unfortunately, writi...

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The Trout interviews Bobby Owsinski who is best known as author of over 27 books in the field of music, music recording and social media, and for audio engineering, especially in surround mixing with credits including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Pantera, Weird Al Yankovic, Willie Nelson, Elvis, Neil Young, Iron Maiden, The Ramones, and Chicago. Bobby has worked on projects as an engineer, producer, writer or arranger including music, co...

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KT and The Trout discovered that more people are listening to old music other than new music and discuss why they think that is. Statistics now show that older music is more prevalent than the newly released music on music streaming services. KT and The Trout delve into the details behind what's driving people's music tastes. Is it just blimp of change in the music industry or is this wave of the future? Why are older artis...

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What do you do when you're Lynne Jackaman, British firecracker soul singer, but your love of your favorite music is based in America thousands of miles away from your London home? You record at the most iconic recording studio in America, Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA and produce your first solo project and release it to the world. Lynne Jackaman visits with The Trout and talks about her love of southern soul and ...

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December 31, 2021 25 min

KT and The Trout share their final thoughts on the first year as Podcast and YouTube creators. Check out our special major announcement for 2022.

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Moved by the fact the second leading cause of death for teens is  committing suicides, award winning singer, songwriter and producer, Michael Anthony Curtis, talks with KT and The Trout about his song "Live" and his goal to bring awareness of teen suicides to America. Curtis, along with other professional musicians and organizations, is bringing teen suicide awareness through his "Don't Die For a Lie" website an...

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Through interviews with Dave Stanley, recording engineer and producer extraordinaire from Alchemistic Records, discover the back story and how the Ultimate James Bond Medley of all 25 James Movies was conceived, organized, recorded in both audio and video for this very popular YouTube video. Dave provides details of his efforts to locate 60 professional musicians to perform in his Nottingham, U.K. studio to complete this enormous p...

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So You think you've got what it takes to become a famous actor or musician? KT and The Trout interview Heather Besignano, CEO of Icon Public Relations and she provides great insight about the very competitive entertainment business. With offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and Dallas, Heather is an expert in promoting some of best talent in several different facets of the entertainment business. Heather, a Texas native,...

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