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On Tales of the Road Warriors, Hal in Philly explores the world through conversations with entertainers and musicians … guitarists, bass players, keyboardists, managers, roadies, recording engineers and people who spend a lot of time traveling to and from gigs.

On Tales of the Road Warriors, Hal in Philly explores the world through conversations with entertainers and musicians … guitarists, bass players, keyboardists, managers, roadies, recording engineers and people who spend a lot of time traveling to and from gigs.


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On Tales of the Road Warriors, Hal in Philly explores the world through conversations with entertainers and musicians … guitarists, bass players, keyboardists, managers, roadies, recording engineers and people who spend a lot of time traveling to and from gigs.






Ben Vaughn Part 1

Ben Vaughn, rock and roll star and DJ.. known throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware Tri-state area and parts of New York. A fixture around these parts for a very long time. Listeners of NPR radio stations across the country can listen to his show, The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn” Musical influences include Kenn Kweder and Jerry Blavat aka The Geeter with the Heater, the Big Boss with the Hot Sauce.


Dave Kanyan

Hal in Philly talks with truck driver and podcaster, Dave Kanyan, host of Dumbing it Down With Dave, about driving a truck, podcasting at 85 mph, milk, comedy and some music. Episode Links and Resources Dave's Podcast Dumbing it Down With Dave Stream or Download - I'm Going For A Drive Tales of the Road Warriors Coffee Mug I'm Goin' For A Drive Travel Mug


Henry Phillips

Hal in Philly interviews Henry Phillips on Tales of the Road Warriors. He is a comedic singer/songwriter, actor and filmmaker. He has released comedy albums of his music, and has produced several series including The Loner for IFC, a cooking show on Patreon called Henry's Kitchen. Also on Patreon for 2020, a comedy series, The Highway Man. ---------------------------- Talking Points Sorry, wrong number Discovering Henry - Music reviewer Jonathan Widran Chimneysweep Jerry’s Deli Stories...


Kendal Conrad

Kendal Conrad is a country singer/songwriter/recording artist from outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania.She has shared the stage and opened for the likes of Blake Shelton, Charlie Daniels Band, Chris Lane, Trace Adkins, Phil Vassar and many others and even sang a duet live onstage with Keith Urban. READ MORE


Andrea Nardello

Philly's Andrea Nardello has been compared to Melissa Etheridge, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlisle. Influences in folk, rock & pop. Nardello recently won a contest and sang with Brandi Carlile at Carlile’s all women’s festival in Mexico. Also won Philadelphia Songwriter's Project Contest and the Tri-State Indie's "Acoustic Artist Of The Year." She has toured extensively opening for Colbie Caillat, Brandi Carlile, Gabe Dixon, Emerson Hart of Tonic Fame, Toby Lightman, Tim...


Toby Lightman Pt 1

Today is the first of three episodes in a row featuring Women Road Warriors in honor of International Women’s Month on Tales of the Road Warriors. My guest is Toby Lightman. In our brief talk we touched on another problem men never experience, the struggle to have a child. Though a man can share some of the emotional weight of this struggle, we can never know the physical and internal anguish that a woman experiences. Toby recently captured this in her song ‘Begin Again”. I had no idea what...


George Bunnell

Talking Points Band history and foundation of Strawberry Alarm Clock How they arrived at the name. Oingo Boingo connection Venice Beach Writers of Incense and Peppermints getting “jacked” Bad practices in the music businesses by music biz types. More personnel swaps and other Alarm Clock stories Similarity to the Doors. Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger. Comparisons with other bands. Other songs - Curse of the Witches and World on Fire The Unjust Drug Bust Ontario Motor Speedway...


Cowboy Mach Bell

This is the first full-length interview of 2020 and my guest is Cowboy Mach Bell. Since this is a longish episode, I’ll just give you a brief rundown about who I’m talking to, and the rest, you’ll discover during our conversation. Full Show Notes: https://talesoftheroadwarriors.com/cowboy-mach-bell/


Tales of the Road Warriors - Best of 2019

Best excerpts from Tales of the Road Warriors podcast episodes from January through December of 2019. Guests include: Chad Watson, James Lee Stanley, Chad Watson, Liz Miller, Kenn Kweder, Jon Michaels, Jay David, Dan May, Lee Totten and Laura Cheadle,



Hal Aaron Cohen aka Hal in Philly recalls the time he discovered the album Man Who Sold The World by an unknown recording artist named David Bowie in the 99 cent bin of a record store i Center City Philladelphia in the early '70s


Dan Navarro

Dan Navarro best known for being in the super duo Lowen and Navarro - writers of We Belong, the mega hit for Pat Benetar. It has since been recorded by several others and featured in many movies, tv shows and including Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Pitch Perfect 2, Deadpool 2, and the season one finale of Dynasty and In the season 3 Finale of Santa Clarita Diet and just recently in a new Pepsi commercial. Unfortunately, we lost Eric Lowen in 2012 to ALS otherwise known as Lou...


Steve Schalchlin Part 2

In Part Two, Steve Talks about his miraculous recovery. Then, going on to write his internet diary, Living in the Bonus Round - and then, his award winning, long-running Off Broadway play, The Last Session. Later, he learns how to compose and write a Mass under the tutelage of Mark Janas, plays John Lennon's "Imagine" piano and then, shares a secret to attaining true success. Full show notes and transcripts here


Steve Schalchlin Pt 1

Steve Schalchlin is a singer/songwriter, a playwright, composer, a survivor of one of the worst epidemics to hit mankind since the plague... AIDS. Steve went on write the music and lyrics to the multi-award winning musical ,The Last Session with his lifetime partner and husband,Jim Brochu with additional lyrics by John Bettis and Marie Cain. The musical is about a singer/songwriter who has decided to commit suicide to end his battle with AIDS, but only after one last recording session in...


Ronstadt Brothers

Talking Points $40,000 dollar bow Aunt Linda Ronstadt Sound of My Voice Documentary Ronstadt Generations Growing up in the Ronstadt Family Travelling with a cello Tales of the Road Songwriting What's next? Current Projects Links to Ronstadt Brothers Websites Official Ronstadt Brothers Facebook Page Michael Ronstadt Website PD (Peter Dalton) Ronstadt The Foolish Fox Video


Lyra Project

Rick and Deb - Zero Emissions Musicians [caption id="attachment_768" align="alignright" width="248"] Debra Lee and Rick Denzien of Lyra Project[/caption] Lyra Project is a music duo fronted by Debra Lee with husband and music partner Rick Denzien, since 2001. They have collaborated together and with others, create & perform music with a universal humanitarian and spiritual message of compassion, peace, forgiveness, tolerance and inner transformation. Themes have expanded to include social...


James Lee Stanley

This was recorded just days before James was scheduled to have a Squamous Cell Carcinoma removed from the base of his tongue along with some surrounding nodes. He's resting uncomfortably and trying to sleep sitting up with a tube down his throat according to a recent post he wrote on his Facebook page. You can help him out by purchasing James Lee Stanley CDs and merch. Links are below to his website. Full Show Notes Links James Lee Stanley Website - News, Links, News, The Man, The Music,...


Brett Perkins

Brett is an energetic, outwardly bubbly, positive guy who has a Paul McCarneyish vibe and his songs run the gamut of styles and emotions. He plays as a solo, as a duet with his lovely french lady named Magali Michaut, or his band the Pawnshop Preachers. He’s also often joined on stage by his daughter, 10-year-old Liva. ------------Read More Here-------------- Full Show Notes_________


Jodi Krangle

The intro was recorded by today’s guest, voice actor Jodi Krangle Jodi is a different kid of road warrior and I know her from traveling an entirely different kind of road… the Information Super Highway. Cyberspace, The Internet… Jodi Krangle, like me was an early adapter and like me, created and published one of the earlier online resources for songwriters. Full show notes and live links at: https://www.talesoftheroadwarriors.com/jodi-krangle


Reflections and Don Rickles

A Don Rickles Encounter I often talk about how musicians invented the gig economy. The word GIG used to apply pretty much to musicians and comics or others in the entertainment biz. But the word gig is used for uber driving, pet sitting, food delivery. Even some professional contractors refer to a job as a gig these days. As a musician I’ve worked quite a variety of gigs. I was working an interesting side hustle when I had one of my many celebrity encounters… Full Episode show...


Philly Podfest

Dan May, Lizanne Knott, and Ciara Grace Live at the Tattoed Mom at 535 South Street in Philadelphia Welcome to TotRW live - presented by the Philadelphia podcast Festival at the Tattooed Mom on South Street in Philadelphia PA Guests Dan May, Lizanne Knott and her daughter Ciara Grace. Congratulations to Lizanne who just released her brand new album “Bones and Gravity” and it’s already getting stellar reviews. Daughter Ciara is working on her debut album and the buzz is crazy good....