The Path Taken (A Musician's Story)

The Path Taken (A Musician's Story)

It's a Story about Songwriters. It's a Story about Musicians and Vocalists. It's a Story about Audio Engineering and Producing. It's a Story of Creativity, Collaborations, and Technology spanning five decades. The podcast series - "The Path Taken (A Musician's Story)" - features the stories and special moments from Tom's fifty years of songwriting, music, recording, production, engineering and education through conversations, stories, and sessions with the friends and colleagues that have both influenced and collaborated with Tom in the studio and on stage...with personal reflections on their career in music both before and after the "intersection" of the paths they have taken as individuals. Episodes of "The Path Taken" will be available on this page, on Simplecast, and from your favorite podcast platforms (links below) for fans and friends to enjoy at any time.

Episodes

August 17, 2022 84 min
Get to know one of the best guitarists in Southeast Virginia...his history...his recordings...his engineering: Barry Shumate.
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Join Tom Farley and Alton Riddick as they share the players, performances, and engineering of the finest live album to come out of Southeast Virginia. A marvelous collaboration with musical and personal friends. Over 300 collective years of stage performance and studio experience performing for this one and only time on stage. A fantastic audience of friends, family, and fans. One great evening together… The High Energy Acoust...
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A personal and emotional conversation with Tom and Alton on the songwriting, recording sessions, players, production and reflections surrounding the sixth album in the Tom Farley Music Catalog: "By the Fence in the Sun" CD (2016)
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For all producers, songwriters, and engineers...who have experienced (or hope to experience) the creative and technical production of the first album from your own home studio, this podcast episode is for you. 2005...After a long dry spell, the joy of songwriting and producing returned. With the ability to engineer and produce at home, the timing was perfect. With Tania and Steve Gallagher (as Recording Engineer) at my side, how ...
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The story of the creation, the studio process, the songs, and the players: "Songsmyth" - the first album by Tom Farley.
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December 2, 2021 67 min
A personal and musical story of Tom's studio and stage collaborations with mujsician Greg Wikle, one of the finest musicians in Southeast Virginia.
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A great podcast episode celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of the most successful albums ever produced in Southeast Virginia. Tom and Alton share an intelligent, personal, and enjoyable conversation covering the history, the production, the studio players, Bob Smith and Earworks, and the songs from "The Calm Before the Storm"(1991). Episode Seven from "The Path Taken" Podcast Series https://www.farleymusicanda...
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Good friends since our college days at Virginia Tech. Bonded by music and family. Guitarist. Builder. Rock Instrument and Gear Collector. Electrical Engineer. Audio Engineer. And part of my musical history for over 40 years. Take a minute to get to get to know an exceptional man…Todd Gallagher…on “The Path Taken (A Musician’s Story)” Podcast Series – Episode Six – playing on these podcast platforms: The Path Taken Website ht...
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The podcast series "The Path Taken (A Musician's Story)" shares a great conversation and song collection with violist Joanna Binford. Touching on her family, musical training and collaborations, and her Suzuki Method teaching career, Joanna gives us a wonderful picture of the meaningful and fun journey that is her life.
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Peter Shonerd has been a mainstay of my stage performances and studio recordings for over 40 years. Built on a solid foundation of creativity, professionalism, unique stylings, and a genuine love for his instruments, he has distinguished himself as a premier percussionist in our generation of players. His part in our collaborations…in all of their diversity…brings an energy and atmosphere and fun that only his experience can prov...
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Hear the story of over fifty years of friendship, collaboration, experimentation, education, and engineering that is still creating some of the best songwriting and studio recordings from Southeast Virginia. Join Alton Riddick and Tom Farley as they explore the ongoing musical evolution of an exceptional man: Steve Gallagher.
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August 25, 2021 100 min
An intimate and personal conversation with Tania Farley...the life, music, friends, family, and the stage and studio career of one of Southeast Virginia's finest recording and performing artists.
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August 25, 2021 85 min
Host: Alton Riddick A conversation with Tom Farley focusing on the history of his musical career - both studio and stage - and the important friends, family, and collaborators that were a part of his artistic evolution.
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