Episode #16 w/ Brian Kohatsu

Episode #16 is up- This week Matt sits down with Brian Kohatsu, a Phoenix based standup comedian.

0008Brian says he didn’t get the performing bug until a little later in life when he was asked to co-host a radio show in Phoenix, AZ.

Listen in as he tells us about growing up around the family farm, marrying his high school sweetheart, raising a family, and starting a successful video production company, all before hitting the stage for the very first time.

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This episode was recorded at Anzio’s Italian Restaurant, one of Brian’s high school hangouts, a few hours before he took the stage at his home club, The Comedy Spot in Scottsdale.

Sit back & enjoy our conversation with Brian Kohatsu.

Episode #15 w/Chris Hussey of The Wild Hussey Show

Episode #15 is up- This week Matt sits down with Chris Hussey- the Man Behind the Hammer at The Flooring Shack is also the Man Behind the Mic at The Wild Hussey Show.Chris HusseyWild

As a high school kid in Prescott, AZ, Chris couldn’t wait to hit the road, so he joined up with the Navy & saw the world.

But his Hometown roots & memories of community work with his grandfather pulled this Prescottonian back home where he raised a family, started a thriving business, and now has taken to the airwaves with his own Talk Radio Morning Show.

Listen in as Chris explains why giving back and paying forward is so important to him, why he himself will never run for public office, and why in his studio he’s the BOSS.Chris_Hussey

This week’s sponsor is Brick and Bones Moonshine Bar & Grill who roll out a brand new menu this week- so check out the grub, try the shine, & stay for the music.

 

 

 

 

 

Episode #14 w/Don Cheek of The Cheek Tones

Episode #14 is up- This week Matt sits down with Don Cheek, the driving force behind The Cheek Tones.

CheekTones_1503_007As a former educator turned full time musician & front man for one of Arizona’s Americana Bands, Cheek & The Cheek Tones have a loyal following throughout the state as they play and promote tunes from their new release “Second Chance at a First Impression”.CheekTones_1503_012

 

 

 

Listen in as Cheek talks about his early days visiting Prescott, why he chose to retire here, and how career No. 2- bandleader & promoter of the local music scene- has put him in the role as a sort of Elder Statesman for the local music scene.150215_BB_003



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This week’s episode was recorded at Brick & Bones Moonshine Bar– follow Brick & Bones on line, FaceBook, & Twitter for upcoming shows, promos, and chances to win gift certificates.150215_BB_010

Episode #13 with David Portolano

Episode #13 is up- This week Matt sits down with David “The Lone Monk” Portolano, a Prescott AZ musician & poet originally from NYC.150309_mhs_dp_002

David talks about his early musical & poetic influences, his early trips to the Big Apple to hear and then play music in some of the city’s famed Rock & Roll night spots like CBGB’s, and how visiting Jim Morrison’s final resting spot while visiting Paris at 16 was a pivotal moment in his life.150309_mhs_dp_006

This week’s Mile High Show is brought to you by The Bird Cage, one of the best places on Prescott’s Whiskey Row to see & hear live music and experience firsthand Arizona’s thriving artistic scene.

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Our Intro & Outro music this week is from“Barrel of Monkey” by the Vicious Hippies, an 80’s CA band that came up in our conversation.   150309_mhs_dp_004

Episode #12 with Jim Sobo, musician

Episode #12 is up- This week Matt sits down with Jim Sobo, local musician and force behind The Howling Coyote Tour.

gdmst 008This summer Jim & his fellow Howlers will hit the road for the 10th anniversary of the tour that brings Arizona singer-songwriters to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Listen in as Jim tells how a SoCal skate rat picked up the guitar and took a ride from Hollywood to the Bay before landing on Whiskey Row.

This week’s episode was recorded at The Raven, a fantastic venue to check out local artists & musicians while enjoying some great local cuisine, micro brews, and wines.