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Episode 149 Give Me A Break Radio Hour ~ With Host Bobby Pizazz ~ John Heinrich
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February 19, 2015 04:24 AM PST
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John Heinrich was born on October 26, 1951, in Poughkeepsie New York. He moved to Lexington Kentucky in 1957 with his Parents. In 1964, John got his first Guitar and soon after was playing in bands with friends around his neighborhood.

In 1970, John went to the University of Kentucky to major in stand-up Bass but soon realized that he was thinking in terms of Melody, "I knew that if I was going to work I needed to find a melody instrument." John Had already begun playing the Lap Steel in addition to bass guitar so the move to pedal steel seemed logical. John practiced day and night, brought his guitar home every night from a job, and listened to as much steel as possible. "

Some of his early influences were Don Helms, Buddy Charlton and of course the master at being commercial Mr. Pete Drake."

John played throughout the United States and Canada with many Groups including his own "Second Hand Rose," which played at the DJ Convention in 1974 at the "Peavey Room, King of the road hotel," and also the group had a spot on the "Grand Ole Opry 50th Anniversary" radio show. Earlier in 74 John played for an audition to be one of the first Steel players at Opryland, John passed the audition but decided to work with his own group on his own music projects. In March 1979 John left for Brussels, Belgium to play & tour with various groups that he had made contact with.

In 1980 John moved to Germany, and in 1981 moved to West Berlin where he played with the group "Western Union." WU Released 3 albums and 7 singles and were two time winners of the prestigious Marlboro Competition for West Germany, John toured through out Europe with the group. In 1983, John was the featured Steel Guitarist for Germany's first "Steel Guitar Seminar." While in Europe John started to play the Flute and Saxophone.

In 1985 John returned back to the USA and immediately went to Nashville. Here John worked at the World Famous Stockyard/Bullpen Lounge from April of 86 till November of 95. While there many artists would come by to sit in with the band, those included Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beach Boys, Reba McEntire, The Everly Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, The Kentucky Headhunters, Rick Astley, Steppenwolf's John Kay, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, and many others. In 1991 John took a three month leave of absence from the Bullpen lounge to work with "Hank Williams Jr.." In 1999, John recorded saxophone at the famous "Fame Studio's," in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with "Wayne Jackson," the Trumpet/leader of the "Memphis Horns," on a session for the famous country group "ALABAMA," with producer "Rick Hall". This studio is where all the "Stax Records" songs such as, "Knock On Wood," "Dock Of The Bay" and "Soul Man" were recorded and produced.

Today, John is a studio musician in Nashville, his talents on the Steel Guitar, Saxophone, Dobro and Flute, have made him in demand. John is the staff Steel Guitarist for the renown "Gene Breeden Studios," on Music Row. John says "I have many friends around the world today thanks to the Steel Guitar and music," Heiko Aehle is a friend of John's that lives in Germany. John says, "I was trying to contact the North Tennessee Steel Guitar Assoc. on my computer and when I typed in the address and clicked on 'go,"

Heiko's Home page came up and after e-mailing with him, found out that he lives in the same area of Germany that my family the HEINRICH's came out of in the Eighteen Hundreds"! "Heiko and I probably would have known each other long ago or played in the same bands if my family had never immigrated."

John recently was presented a custom EXCEL Steel Guitar built by Mitsuo Fujii, President and Owner of the "Fuzzy Steel Guitar Products Company," in Tokyo Japan. John considers it a great honor to be presented this beautiful guitar and Full Endorsement! from the makers of such a high quality instrument. Hank Williams, Jr., "Lone Wolf Tour-Tenor-Alto-Soprano Sax. Taped segment for the "NFL Monday Night Football" national TV spot Stockyard/Bullpen Lounge, Nashville, Tennessee-featured house vocalist/instrumentalist.

Performed with artists: Jerry Lee Lewis, Beach Boys, Reba McEntire, Martin Mull, Everly Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, Frankie Avalon, Hank Jr., John Mellencamp, Rick Astley, Stepponwolf's John Kay, Travis Tritt, Kentucky Headhunters, Rap Group-The Fat Boys, Sylvia, Toby Keith, and many other artists. Western Union Band,West Berlin Steel Guitar/Saxophonist, two time winner of prestigious Marlboro Competition in West Germany, toured with Waylon Jennings and the Belamy Brothers for the Marlboro Tours.

Released 7 singles and 3 albums for Hansa Records. Entered Top Ten singles with the song " Ich Mocht' So Gerne Mal Nach' Nashville," (Translation= I would Like to Go to Nashville). Toured in West Germany, Poland, Holland, Belgium, Tangiers-Africa, Switzerland Austria, Prague, Czech Republic. Backed up "Gunter Gabriel," "Peter Petrel," "Peter Alexander." Worked in various studios in West Berlin ie. Hansa by the Wall,(used by David Bowie), West Germany and Brussels, Belgium.

Featured Instructor- at the 1st German Steel Guitar Seminar, Germerode, West Germany August, 1983. Summer Festival- in Bonn W. Germany- played with "Unser Gnaden," for Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. Toots Theilsman- played Steel Guitar with the Malibu and backed up "TooTs" on stage in Dusselldorf, West Germany. Plastic Bertrand- French Pop Star- played Steel Guitar. Second Hand Rose- country rock band- Band Leader, vocalist/musician. Performed at the Grand Ole Opry's 50th anniversary at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Performed at the "King of the road"Hotel, in the "Peavy Room" for the Nashville DJ Convention. Toured throughout the U.S.,Canada and "Gitmo" Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. BUFFALO BOMBERS- Played the Bass Guitar in first real working band, middle to late 60's Lexington Kentucky Television and Movie appearence's: Tnn New Country, Easter Seals Telethon (3 years), Channel 4 Nashville. TNN Lorrie Morgan's "Something In Red", Album Debut filmed at the original Grand Ole Opry Ryman Auditorium. "Following Her Heart" a movie starring "Ann Margaret, George Segal, and Sandra Reeves

Music Industry Quotes

Harold Shedd: President of Polygram/Mercury Nashville, Producer of the groups Alabama and The Kentucky Headhunters. "Great music!! Modern theme with an individualistic style and delivery, I really liked it. John has his own distinct style on Saxophone as well as Steel Guitar and Dobro, nobody plays these instruments like he does" ??

Steve Popavitch: Signed artist Meatloaf to record label, Cleveland International, NY...also signed Michael Jackson to his first solo contract. "A Very musically able person utilizing melody, energy and rhythm to project his instrumental prowess." ??

TG Sheppard: "It's not often that we in this business have the chance to work with the total musician. Every chance I can I welcome the opportunity to work along side one of industry's greats. It's always a pleasure to share the studio and concert stage with such an incredible talent."

Barry Beckett: "Mr. Heinrich is one of the few Sax players that has a unique and readily noticeable style, his natural sense of melody is astonishing"

Buddy Killen: "John adds class as well as his musical talents to any group or situation that he finds himself in"

Charlie Rich: "A truly exceptional multi instrumentalist, I want him in my band"

Denny Diante: Producer/ "What a talent! He is one of my key Nashville musicians. A joy to work with, he flat delivers"??

Wayne Jackson: Memphis Horns: "Since I've met John I've been impressed by his musicianship and great diversity, If I can sing it he can play it and he is also a nice guy, which is important" ??

Jim Varney: of Ernest fame, Know what I mean Vern? "I've known John for a long time and have seen him grow for a basement musician to a musician in the major leagues, I'm honored to know him" ??

DJ Fontana: Drummer for Elvis, "Captured the South Louisiana Blues sound on my CD project, something that Elvis would have loved, in fact I would have advised Elvis to hire John for his show"

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Episode 148 Give Me A Break Radio Hour ~ With Host Bobby Pizazz ~ Rocket Scientists ~ Erik Norlander
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February 05, 2015 06:12 AM PST
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California prog rockers release their 7th studio masterwork Looking forward!  The enduring trio of Erik Norlander (keyboards), Mark McCrite (guitars and vocals) and Don Schiff (Sticks and strings) are delighted to release their 7th studio album, Refuel.

The full-length album combines both vocal and instrumental songs with the band's signature songwriting, performance and production style in 12 unforgettable tracks.

Refuel also features stellar performances by guest musicians Gregg Bissonette (drums), vocalists Lana Lane and Kelly Keeling along with others including the brass players from the band's previous release, Supernatural Highways... and Norlander's Hommage Symphonique album which also featured Schiff and McCrite.

Rocket Scientists released a 30-minute all-instrumental EP, Supernatural Highways, earlier in 2014 to mark the 20th anniversary of their first album.

Refuel contains the balance of those 20-year anniversary recordings and is a more traditional album mixing vocal and instrumental tracks in the style that so identifies the group. Produced by Erik Norlander. Mastered by Maor Appelbaum.

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Give Me A Break Radio Hour  Host Bobby Pizazz 

All materials presented on the GMAB radio program are royalty free as agreed to by the owners thereof, and the programming is presented for educational and informational purposes as no artist, writer of publisher are paid for their appearance

Hi Folks I’m Bobby Pizazz and I am a Singer/Songwriter Performing Artist, Host and Producer of GIVE ME A BREAK Radio Show, and I’m very honored to share the stage with some of the Greatest Artist, Singer/Songwriters and Industry leaders on the Planet and with some of the best Up-Coming Artists and Songwriters in the world” We feature Artists / Songwriters who share their in and outs of the Business of Music and the Art of Songwriting. We Discuss New Music Business Models in use today. A place were Artists and Songwriters can safely have an opportunity to share their Music, Insights and Life Stories, Current events and topics which will be discussed, openly, bluntly and truthfully!!!

Give Me A Break Radio Proudly Announces our New Sponsors 

Walk In Dental Clinics Dr. Bertrand DDS

Dr Archie Bertrand DDS
Walk-In Dental Clinics
4928 Edmondson Pike
Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 837-2004

 

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“In this house you’re never alone because music makes this house its home.” NASHVILLE SIDE STREETS: This live show is to exploit the raw talent that is hidden on the streets of Nashville and beyond, and to give people hope that there is still good music “JUST WAITING TO BE HEARD”.

Indie Artist Radio

Indie Artist Radio “Whether you are an Independent musician looking to get your music heard by listeners around the world or wanting to take your music to the next level or just a music lover who enjoys hearing great music without all the commercials, we welcome you to the Indie Artist Radio Family! We want to thank our artists and listeners for making us the best and look forward to helping each of our Indie artists achieve their dreams.” TMC – Co-Founder – Indie Artist Radio formerly New Artist Radio

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615 Entertainment Agency 

Welcome to 615 Entertainment Agency where our staff of experienced professionals provides the finest in progressive live entertainment. Whether you need assistance for one concert, a festival, casino, Performing Arts Center, private party, corporate party, rodeo, a concert series or an entire tour, 615 Entertainment Agency is your answer. 615 Entertainment Agency began in 1978 as Southland Concerts (under the guidance of the Jim Halsey Agency and Billy Deaton) booking many of the greatest named artists and providing quality entertainment for hundreds of venues across the USA.


Episode 146 Give Me A Break Radio Hour ~ With Host Bobby Pizazz ~ Thom Bresh
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January 23, 2015 08:45 AM PST
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My name is Thomas Charles Bresh and I am a creator. My educators were among the very best. My father was a musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. His name was Merle Travis. My dad was a photographer and his name was Bud Bresh. Mom played the piano and her name was Ruth. I was raised on the most photographed movie ranch of its time. Most of my friends were entertainers, musicians, actors or stunt people. My life has been filled with many different influences. Because the influences were all part of the “Arts”, they felt natural to me and I embraced them. I have played music for as long as I can remember, which made me a lover of sound and the art of recording it. Helping my dad in the darkroom and being raised on movie sets, gave me the love of film and light and the experts were always teaching if you listened. I have created a lot of “stuff” in my day. I would like to share some of this “Bresh Stuff” with you. Thom Bresh "The Breshman" Thom Bresh Bio Bresh, the son of legendary player Merle Travis, and Jones, who is known as the greatest country player since Jerry Reed, have put together the ultimate "pickers record". The late great Chet Atkins is quoted on the CD jacket as saying "I think Thom Bresh & Buster B Jones individually are great players. But there is nothing like hearing them play together...it can NOT be duplicated". Review "There is nothing like hearing them play together, It can not be duplicated". -- Chet Atkins ...."Chops galore, great ideas and an encylopedic reservoir of guitaristic influences" -- Guitar Player Magazine Available on Amazon ...  Thom Bresh & Buster B Jones Thom Bresh & Buster B Jones

All materials presented on the GMAB radio program are royalty free as agreed to by the owners thereof, and the programming is presented for educational and informational purposes as no artist, writer of publisher are paid for their appearance. ”Give Me A Break” Radio Hour Podcast is supported by donations from listeners like you! … Please Click the PayPal Donate button  to help keep great programming free for all to enjoy.

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Give Me A Break Radio Hour  Host Bobby Pizazz 

All materials presented on the GMAB radio program are royalty free as agreed to by the owners thereof, and the programming is presented for educational and informational purposes as no artist, writer of publisher are paid for their appearance

Hi Folks I’m Bobby Pizazz and I am a Singer/Songwriter Performing Artist, Host and Producer of GIVE ME A BREAK Radio Show, and I’m very honored to share the stage with some of the Greatest Artist, Singer/Songwriters and Industry leaders on the Planet and with some of the best Up-Coming Artists and Songwriters in the world” We feature Artists / Songwriters who share their in and outs of the Business of Music and the Art of Songwriting. We Discuss New Music Business Models in use today. A place were Artists and Songwriters can safely have an opportunity to share their Music, Insights and Life Stories, Current events and topics which will be discussed, openly, bluntly and truthfully!!!

Give Me A Break Radio Proudly Announces our New Sponsors 

Walk In Dental Clinics Dr. Bertrand DDS

Dr Archie Bertrand DDS
Walk-In Dental Clinics
4928 Edmondson Pike
Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 837-2004

 

Give Me A Break Radio is also Carried on 

Nashville Side Streets

“In this house you’re never alone because music makes this house its home.” NASHVILLE SIDE STREETS: This live show is to exploit the raw talent that is hidden on the streets of Nashville and beyond, and to give people hope that there is still good music “JUST WAITING TO BE HEARD”.

Indie Artist Radio

Indie Artist Radio “Whether you are an Independent musician looking to get your music heard by listeners around the world or wanting to take your music to the next level or just a music lover who enjoys hearing great music without all the commercials, we welcome you to the Indie Artist Radio Family! We want to thank our artists and listeners for making us the best and look forward to helping each of our Indie artists achieve their dreams.” TMC – Co-Founder – Indie Artist Radio formerly New Artist Radio

The Bill Rainey Show

Bill Rainey Show


KSBT Radio Mike Hammond

 

 

615 Entertainment Agency 

Welcome to 615 Entertainment Agency where our staff of experienced professionals provides the finest in progressive live entertainment. Whether you need assistance for one concert, a festival, casino, Performing Arts Center, private party, corporate party, rodeo, a concert series or an entire tour, 615 Entertainment Agency is your answer. 615 Entertainment Agency began in 1978 as Southland Concerts (under the guidance of the Jim Halsey Agency and Billy Deaton) booking many of the greatest named artists and providing quality entertainment for hundreds of venues across the USA.

 

Episode 145 Give Me A Break Radio Hour ~ With Host Bobby Pizazz ~ Ed Beaver
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January 16, 2015 07:41 AM PST
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Ed Beaver is an amazing talent, singer songwriter and luthier here in Nashville Tennessee...

Originally from Texas, Ed Beaver has settled in Nashville, TN of late. It was a circuitous trail from Dallas through New Mexico, New Jersey and New York before finally making his home there. He has since been writing independent music which, although not a particular genre, seems to attract people to his shows. He performs with a trio, “The 3 B’s” including renowned recording artist and Thumbpickers Hall of Fame member, Thom Bresh and award winning Bobby Keel. He has also shared the stage with other known writers, Lisa Carver, Pam Belford, Jonmark Stone and Robert K Wolf. All close friends, strong songwriters and mutual admirers. Ed has chosen his path of his own musical integrity and the results have been a relief from the canned productions so prevalent today.

Ed Beaver is a songwriter/performer on unique yet common ground with his peers. As a performer, he has been lauded as a “person to hear”. His performances come from the heart and he seldom does a song that does not seem appropriate for the moment. His songs do not conform to the models of formula writing so prevalent in our industry. Yet, his audiences appreciate his work and ask for more. As a result, he has had publishing by Buckhorn Music and later as a co-writer with Famous Music. “Maggie’s Coming Home” and “You’re Memory Won’t Mind” are earlier songs while “I never Should Have Walked Out”, and “Who Needs Her” are more requested current writes. Catching an Ed Beaver performance is something that may or may not become a magic moment for you. It is always one for him. Ed has been drawn to music and performances since he was eight years old, clutching an Elvis Presley record in hopes of appearing in a talent show in Gallup, New Mexico. His musical career took him to Dallas, Texas for many years as well as the”Beach Cities” of California. He managed to carry something with him form all the experiences and recasts them into his music.

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Ed Beaver does not care to be the most popular, just the most faithful to his muse.

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Ed Beaver was dubbed "The Guitar Whisperer", by world class guitarist Thom Bresh. The title seems to have been accepted by others as Ed seems to find the right fix for many issues with guitars.

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This shop is a Warranty Center for Gibson, Level A, Martin Guitars and Kirk Sand Guitars. We also provide warranty services for Takamine, Ovation and Alvarez Instruments.My policy is simple. Do the best I can as quickly as possible to have your instrument in your hands.

Ed Beaver, known as the "Guitar Whisperer", has repaired instruments for over 30 years. Ask Ed whose instruments he has worked on and he will probably avoid answering the question. Ed has relationships with instruments, not the owners. Owners seem to appreciate it, as they have relationships with the instruments as well. Ed loves what he does. He used to operate out of Soundcheck before, during and after the flood. He has moved to World Music Nashville to make himself available for repairs while he pursues building instruments.

World Music Nashville 7069 US 70S, Nashville, Tennessee 37221  |   (615) 519-9182

All materials presented on the GMAB radio program are royalty free as agreed to by the owners thereof, and the programming is presented for educational and informational purposes as no artist, writer of publisher are paid for their appearance. ”Give Me A Break” Radio Hour Podcast is supported by donations from listeners like you! … Please Click the PayPal Donate button  to help keep great programming free for all to enjoy. Donate to GIVE ME A BREAK Radio 

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