Richie Furay

It was an honor to speak with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Richie Furay about his first solo album in eight years, “Hand In Hand.”  We had a great conversation about singing and songwriting and how his approach to music has evolved over the years.  True fact:  The first song I ever played on the radio was Poco’s “Call It Love,” back in 1989.

“Hand In Hand” is out now on Entertainment One Music.  It’s a fantastic record, and Richie’s vocals blew me away, as did the title track, which is a follow up to the Buffalo Springfield classic “Kind Woman.”

 

Jake Robinson from “American Odyssey”

Jake Robinson stars as political activist Harrison Walters in NBC’s new drama “American Odyssey,” which premieres Sunday night, April 5, at 9 on NBC-5 Chicago.   We talked about the concept of the show and where his character fits in, how he prepared to set himself in the world of political intrigue and conspiracy theories, and what we can expect on the season premiere.  I was filled with tension just listening to him describe it!

“Lebanon” Levi Stoltzfus from “Amish Mafia”

“Lebanon” Levi Stoltzfus is featured in Discovery Channel’s #1 hit series “Amish Mafia.”  His new book is “Amish Confidential.”  We talked about when he knew he wanted to write the book, what misconceptions about the Amish community he hopes to clear up, and why it’s important to him that the Amish be portrayed honestly and fairly, with both positive and negative sides represented.