The Blue Collar Gospel Hour
w/ John Dorsey

w/ John Dorsey

September 9, 2021

John Dorsey is a poet and screenwriter that lived in Toledo for many years. He has traveled extensively around the U.S. and other countries reading his poetry. He is one of the most prolific, and widely published poets of our generations. His latest books include 'The Prettiest Girl at the Dance" (Blue Horse Press, 2019) and Which Way to the River: Selected Poems 2016 -2020 (OAC Books, 2020) John has been nominated for, and received many awards, including Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. He is a former poet laureate of Belle, MO

 

John can be reached at archerevans@yahoo.com 

 

recorded in Not a Duck in Any Row Studios, LLC

 

intro music recorded and produced by our friends at InSession Productions. Visit their work at www.beatstars.com/InSessionProductions

 

the BCGH is a proud member of the Labor Radio and Podcasting Network 

w/Curtis Deeter

w/Curtis Deeter

August 31, 2021

Curtis Deeter is a teamster, and works in a government Auditor's office. He is also the founder and editor of www.ofrustandglass.com an online magazine for midwestern creatives. (pro tip, I have an interview in their most recent edition.) Curtis is also an accomplished, and widely published author. His novel 'Morning Blood in Mio' is available most places you can order books. Same for his short story collection, 'Catching Lighning.' 

 

Curtis and I spend more than hour talking about what it's like to be a part of a community art scene, the struggle of being creative after working full-time jobs for the man, and he shares with us a little about his creative process. Give it a listen. If you like it, tell your friends. 

 

stay up to date with Curtis' work at www.curtisdeeter.com 

 

recorded, engineered, and produced in Not a Duck in Any Row Studios

 

intro music recorded, engineered, and produced by our good friends at InSession Productions. Check out their work at www.beatstars.com/InSessionProductions

 

proud member of the #LaborRadioPod

w/Sal Soriano, InSession Productions, Press Play & Zak Nevers

w/Sal Soriano, InSession Productions, Press Play & Zak Nevers

August 23, 2021

Sal Soriano (stage name SS) is a Chicago area hip hop artist. He dropped in the Not A Duck In Any Row Studios with InSession Productions, Press Play, and Zak Nevers. We talked extensively with Sal about his new album 'Midwest Connections' and his process for creating art. 

 

Like all the previous times I've got to hang out with the InSession Productions crew, we let loose are ideas on art, good writing, ghost stories, spiritual theories about the afterlife, and philosophy. My two year old grandson, MJ,  makes a cameo towards the end, too. Give it a listen, and go check out SS' new album. 

 

listen to Midwest Connection here:  https://open.spotify.com/album/7K5AJsbfaRE9C9ReX23wkI?si=5wDoiHU5TLOsbcdYtE5GzQ&dl_branch=1

 

intro music is the first track on Midwest Connection, a song titled "Who Knew" the song is by Sal Soriano (SS) and produced by our friends at InSession Productions 

 

Check out Insession's work at   www.beatstars.com/InSessionProductions

 

the Blue Collar Gospel Hour is a proud member of the #LaborRadioPod

w/A. Razor

w/A. Razor

August 19, 2021

A. Razor is a writer, publisher and artist from the Los Angeles area. He has been performing, and writing poetry for over four decades, and has traveled extensively hustling his poetry, and chasing life experiences. On Jan 13, 2012, Razor and Iris Berry co-founded Punk Hostage Press. 

 

Razor takes us on a 2 and a half hour journey, recounting his life, his stories, and most importantly, he shares his life lessons with us along the way.

 

Razor's books available from Punk Hostage include: Better Than a Gun in a Knife Fight, Drawn Blood: Collected Works on D.B.P., Ltd. 1985-1995, Small Catastrophes in a Big World, Beaten Up Beaten Down, Half-Century Status, Days of Xmas Poems, and Puro Purismo. 

https://punkhostagepress.com/puro-purismo/

https://www.amazon.com/A-Razor/e/B008DZGD1O/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

 

Intro Music produced, recorded and engineered by our friends at InSession Productions. Check out their work at www.beatstars/InSessionProduction

 

w/Todd Elson

w/Todd Elson

August 10, 2021

Todd Elson is a singer/songwriter from Bowling Green, OH. He is a guitarist, and lead singer of Groove Canoe, and their EP Hold on Steady is available on all platforms. 

 

Todd released his debut solo album, Songs Midwest, earlier this year, available everywhere, too. Todd and I talked about his album, our friends and their successes, and what it's like to release a big project during a pandemic. 

 

follow Todd on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/toddelsonmusic/

 

follow Twin Owls Media   https://www.instagram.com/twinowlsmedia/

 

episode recorded in Not a Duck in Any Row Studios

 

intro music recorded, produced and engineered by our friends at www.beatstars/InSessionProductions

 

 

w/Ed Werstein

w/Ed Werstein

July 12, 2021

Ed Werstein is a good friend, and incredible poet. Ed is a retired union worker, activist, member of the board of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, and the author of a new collection of poetry Communique: Poems from the Headlines, out now at www.watersedgepress.com

 

check out the legendary, non-profit Woodland Pattern Bookstore in Milwaukeehttps://woodlandpattern.org

 

episode recorded virtually at www.noduckstudios.com

 

intro music engineered and produced by our friends at www.beatstars.com/InSessionProductions

 

member of the Labor Radio and Podcasting Network

 

w/J.I.B.

w/J.I.B.

July 3, 2021

J.I.B. is a writer from Portsmouth, OH. His new book of poetry, Test Swan, is out now on EMP Press. You can get that, and a copy of his first chapbook, Route 23 to Golgoltha, at www.empbooks.com or as an more ethical way than most online book sellers, look for his book at www.bookshop.org

 

You can follow J.I.B. under his given name, Ian Bush, on Facebook. 

 

This episode was recorded virtually from Not a Duck in Any Row Studios. Visit our website at www.noduckstudios.com

 

Our intro music was recorded, engineered, and produced by our friends at InSessionProductions. Check out their work at www.beatstars.com/InSessionProductions

 

w/InSessionProductions, Zak Nevers & Press Play

w/InSessionProductions, Zak Nevers & Press Play

June 18, 2021

We spent an afternoon in the studio with our favorite producer InSession Productions. Cory was here to update us on the new system he's using to sell beats to artists. Check that out a www.beatstars.com and search for InSession Productions. 

 

Zak Nevers has a new EP Yokai that drops on platforms everywhere on July 4th. 

 

Press Play dropped a new album Posthumously Yours, and it is now available everywhere. Follow Press Play at his new website www.pressplay999.com  (Hint: scope the merch)

 

as always this episode was recorded at www.noduckstudios.com

 

intro music engineered and produced at www.youtube.com/InSessionProductions

w/Ben Stalets

w/Ben Stalets

June 12, 2021

Ben Stalets is a singer/songwriter from Toledo. His new album "Everybody's Laughing" is due out everywhere music is played on 8/27/21. 

 

We talk about life, love and the pursuit of being good writers, and Ben shares some songs from his new album with us. 

 

Stay in touch with what Ben has going on at www.benstalets.net

 

Visit the studio website at www.noduckstudios.com

 

Our intro music was recorded, engineered and produced by our good friends at InSession Productions. Check out their work at www.youtube.com/InSessionProductions

and now at https://www.beatstars.com/search?type=tracks&q=InSession%20Productions

 

 

w/Sue Blaustein

w/Sue Blaustein

May 26, 2021

Sue Blaustein is a retired food safety inspector, and former union rep and organizer. She is also a poet, and author the the book "In the Field: Autobiography of an Inspector."

 

Stay up to date on Sue's work at www.sueblaustein.com

 

Sue mentions the Subtle Forces podcast. It's available on most listening platforms. Check them out and subscribe. 

 

Sue writes a blog and works with www.exfabula.org

 

recorded and produced at www.noduckstudios.com

 

intro music recorded and engineered by our friends at www.youtube.com/InSessionProductions

 

member of Labor, Radio and Podcasting Network

 

 

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