Category: Musicians

120 – Rock & Roll Redemption: Frank Castro

120 – Rock & Roll Redemption: Frank Castro

January 15, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Frank Castro spent time in prison where he helped start an inmate-run music program. The power of music helped to change his life around by giving him something to care about, and other positive events soon followed.  Soon after he gets clean, earns an AA degree, and becomes a drug and alcohol counsellor. Frank is […]

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119 – HeWhoCannotBeNamed

119 – HeWhoCannotBeNamed

October 31, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

He Who Cannot Be Named has been playing punk rock for over 25 years, most of that time with the punk rock band “Dwarves”. An original member of this San Francisco based combo, he wrote or cowrote many of their songs, was voted guitarist of the year by Flipside Magazine in 1991, but he is […]

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118 – The Blusiest Woman: Tia Carroll

118 – The Blusiest Woman: Tia Carroll

October 2, 2016 | By | 1 Comment

Tia Carroll is a singer from Richmond, California, and has been performing the blues, R&B, and soul music for many years. She has often been compared to legendary female singers Tina Turner, Koko Taylor, and Aretha Franklin but she still has her own unique style and sound. She can often be found playing festivals and […]

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117 – Slackbone: Chris Korp

117 – Slackbone: Chris Korp

June 20, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Chris Korp sits down with Music Life Radio’s Erik Core to discuss the “legend” of the band Slackbone. Slackbone was a Bay Area punk rock band formed by a group of baggage handlers, after purchasing instruments from their local music shop who was holding a going out of business sale. The first incarnation featured Wayner (lead vocals),  […]

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116 – Ben Goes to China

116 – Ben Goes to China

April 30, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Ben Bongers (an opera tenor featured in Opera Stories: Ben Bongers – MLR 051) returns to Music Life Radio and speaks with Erik Core about his adventures while performing in China. The winner of Chinese Idol (yes, the Chinese version of American Idol) had heard Ben singing in San Francisco and wanted him to come to […]

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115 – Timekode: Deni

115 – Timekode: Deni

February 27, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Timekode is the solo project of a maverick of a woman called DENI. Deni is a Producer, songwriter, composer, arranger, video artist, record company owner & author. Deni received a bass guitar from Marc Bolan (T.Rex) as a kid, and started off playing bass and singing in more traditional bands (Wildfire, the Lulu Boys, Mistress), […]

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114 – Step Into My Parlor: Stephen Carter-Hicks (2/2)

114 – Step Into My Parlor: Stephen Carter-Hicks (2/2)

January 27, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Stephen Carter-Hicks is a classically trained singer who found his calling in the world of cabaret.  Starting his career in show business through his talents as a wig and hair master, he worked on Broadway productions such as Tommy but soon found himself on the stage in performances like Cats.  He found his passion in cabaret performance […]

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