Past, Present, Future, Live!
Past, Present, Future, Live!
Osiris Media
A weekly show that tells the story of an artist’s musical journey in four parts. Past, Present, Future, Live! is a conversation between artist and audience—intimate stories about early inspirations, the creative process and what they’ve learned along the way. From their first music lesson to the first paid gig, we discover the unique journey of each guest. Every episode closes with a live, original performance of the songs that made the artist who they are today. Presented by Osiris Media.
MC Taylor
I wasn't doing it to make money. Money would have been nice, but that was nowhere close to my priority list. What I was trying to do was get inside the way that the music that I love works.  - MC Taylor This week, we bring you an interview with MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. MC tells RJ about the transformation he underwent when he was writing music in North Carolina and forming his band, Hiss Golden Messenger. The two talk about writing for his kids, which you’ll hear reflected in the tunes he plays after the interview, and why one of his biggest releases to date was initially a disappointment. After the interview, you’ll hear MC perform Drum, Biloxi, and Happy Birthday, Baby.  You'll find music from all the artists mentioned in this interview on our Past, Present, Future, Live! Spotify playlist.    If you like what you hear, please give us a review on Apple Podcasts.    Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing, and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Show logo by Liz Bee Art & Design. To discover more podcasts that help you connect more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com.  
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Nov 17
58 min
Nicole Atkins
“I feel like I’m kind of a collector, you know? I kind of go about my life and pick up all the things I like and then when the box becomes full, I combine all of those things in the box and make that my thing.” - Nicole Atkins Throughout her career, Nicole Atkins’ musical approach has combined 50s-style crooning with psychedelia, soul, and 80’s punk, all of which help to create her truly unique sound. In this episode, she tells us about her writing process, the evolution of her sound, and what happened when Rick Rubin altered the course of her debut album, Neptune City. Nicole tells RJ about a life-altering moment when she ended up on stage with Donny and Marie, and explains why her latest album, Italian Ice, is an ode to summertime in New Jersey boardwalk towns.  At the end of the episode, you’ll hear Nicole perform stunning versions of her songs Forever, Captain and Mind Eraser.  Listeners of this show know that you can see performances videos from all of our Past, Present, Future, Live guests—but Nicole’s videos are gorgeous. You can watch the performance from the episode on the Osiris YouTube page and on the Osiris website. You'll find music from all the artists mentioned in this interview on our Past, Present, Future, Live! Spotify playlist.    If you like what you hear, please give us a review on Apple Podcasts.    Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing, and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Show logo by Liz Bee Art & Design. To discover more podcasts that help you connect more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com. 
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Nov 10
59 min
Alex Skolnick
This week, RJ talks with Alex Skolnick, who at age 16 joined the band Testament, which would become one of the bands that defined the thrash metal scene of the late 1980s.  Alex talks about studying with Joe Satriani, touring the world with some of the leading metal bands, and changing his life completely by moving to New York, studying jazz, and forming the Alex Skolnick Trio, which is still playing jazz today. We also discussed his new podcast, Moods & Modes, which is now part of the Osiris family.  After the interview, you’ll hear Alex play Unbound, Gymnopedie, and Beth by KISS. You can see the videos of Alex’s performances on our show page, and a Spotify playlist based on this episode. Sunset Lake CBD! Go to sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the promo code PPFL15 for 15% off your order.  Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing, and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Show logo by Liz Bee Art & Design.    
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Oct 27
59 min
John Oates
Season Two kicks off with an interview and performance by special guest John Oates. John is best known for his legendary career with Daryl Hall and John Oates, and the variety of solo records he’s made since then, which combine to create one of the most successful music careers of our time. Oates’ brand new album “Live in Nashville” is a road trip through his earliest influences in blues and roots music that he’s tapped into since moving to Music City and forming The Good Road Band.     In the interview John describes the influence that Philadelphia music and radio had on him growing up, and how that led to him and Daryl first plugging in together. John also explains how he left music behind and moved to Colorado to start a new chapter, and what led him to Nashville to form a new band and breathe new life into some of America’s classics.    At the end of the episode, you’ll hear John play “Creole Bell/Spike Driver Blues Medley” by Mississippi John Hurt, “Had I Known You Better Then” by Daryl Hall and John Oates, and “Please Send Me Someone to Love” by Percy Mayfield. You can see video of this performances on the show page.   You'll find music from all the artists mentioned in this interview on our Past, Present, Future, Live! Spotify playlist.    If you like what you hear, please give us a review on Apple Podcasts.    Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing, and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Show logo by Liz Bee Art & Design. To discover more podcasts that help you connect more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com. 
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Oct 20
59 min
Season Two Trailer
Here's a trailer for Season Two. The season will premiere on Tuesday, October 20, featuring John Oates. Season Two also features interviews with, and live performances from, Nicole Atkins, Calexico, MC Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger), Larkin Poe, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver) and many other amazing musicians. Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts and share with your friends. We appreciate your support. Each week, listeners hear about a new artist’s journey—from their first musical memory to the first paid gig, from the moment they realized a life in music was their path, to the obstacles they overcame along the way. Each guest shares stories from their journey, unveiling their creative process and what's driving them towards the future. Episodes close with an exclusive live set featuring songs curated by the guest, inspired by the journey they’re on.   Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing, and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Show logo by Liz Bee Art & Design.   
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Oct 14
1 min
Episode 12: The Band of Heathens
On this episode, the final of season one, RJ talks with Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist, of The Band of Heathens. They have a new record coming out on September 25, Stranger, which is their 7th studio album.  Since forming 15 years ago in Austin, partially by accident, The Band of Heathens have made creative rock and Americana music that gained them accolades like the Best New Band in 2007 in Austin and a spot on the TV show Austin City Limits. We talked about their belief in live music, their unlikely friendship with Kid Rock, and most importantly, how their music has evolved over the past 15 years.   After the interview, you’ll hear Ed and Gordy perform “One More Trip,” “South by Somewhere” and “Black Cat.” You can watch their performance, and all of our videos for this show, at our YouTube Channel. And please check out our Spotify playlist for this episode.  JamBase video archive! Please check out the newly launched JamBase video archive for close to 100,000 live videos from bands you love, organized by song, year, venue, duration, and a lot more. Sunset Lake CBD! Go to sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the promo code PPFL15 for 15% off your order.  Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing, and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Show logo by Liz Bee Art & Design.   
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Sep 1
59 min
Episode 11: Shannon LaBrie
This week, RJ sits down with Shannon LaBrie, who has a new album, Building, coming out September 25. Shannon is a great singer, songwriter and musician who made her way from Nebraska to Nashville, with a lot of stops in between. Her unique voice has led to comparisons to Norah Jones, Jeff Buckley, and many others. Her songwriting style has evolved, and her current album, which was all recorded live to tape, has themes of emerging from struggle to a new place of redemption and clarity.  After the interview, you’ll hear Shannon perform “Raining Hallelujah,” “Alcohol,” and “Firewalker.” You can watch her performance at the Osiris YouTube Channel. Mentioned in the episode—Shannon’s THE BUILDING PROJECT.  Nugs.net! Our listeners can get a free 30 day subscription by visiting nugs.net/ppfl. And one listener who signs up for the trial will get a free annual subscription.  Sunset Lake CBD! Go to sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the promo code PPFL15 for 15% off your order.  Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing, and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Show logo by Liz Bee Art & Design.   
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Aug 25
52 min
Episode 10: Nick Perri
In this episode of Past, Present, Future, Live!, RJ sits down with Nick Perri, a musician who hit it big at age 16 and ended up on tour with some of his heroes, like Van Halen and Motley Crue. We discussed that journey, how it ended quickly, and how the subsequent years of musical evolution and struggle led to his new release, Sun Via, which is out now (LP and merch info here). After the interview, Nick performs “I Want You”, “Everybody Wants One”, and “Feeling Good." You can watch this performance on the Osiris YouTube Channel. And please spin our Spotify playlist for this episode.  Two things mentioned in the conversation: Nick’s Songbook video from Gibson, and the video for Feeling Good. Nugs.net! Our listeners can get a free 30 day subscription by visiting nugs.net/ppfl. And one listener who signs up for the trial will get a free annual subscription. Go to nugs.net/ppfl and get your 30 day trial now.  Sunset Lake CBD! Get yourself some of their great CBD products by going to sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the promo code PPFL15 for 15% off your order.  Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing, and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Show logo by Liz Bee Art & Design.   
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Aug 18
54 min
Episode 9: Brontë Fall
In this episode of Past, Present, Future, Live! RJ sits down with Teri Bracken, singer and multi-instrumentalist behind the group Brontë Fall. Classically trained on violin and piano, Bracken began playing guitar and writing Americana songs while studying classical music at Berklee. She formed Brontë Fall in 2015 and brought her new material to life, inspired by the Brontë sisters and their legacy of fighting for gender equality in the arts.   Teri describes when and how she found her songwriting voice, and how it gave new energy to her lifelong calling as a musician. From Chicago to Boston to Nashville, Teri shares the personal stories behind Brontë Fall’s new album, Finishing School, which comes out August 21st and is marked by themes of female empowerment, independence, and self-affirmation.   You’ll find music from all the artists mentioned in the interview on this episode’s Spotify playlist. You can also find videos of Teri performing her original songs “Live in the Good”, “Grand Marnier”, and “Six Years” on the Osiris YouTube Channel.   Nugs.net! Our listeners can get a free 30 day subscription by visiting nugs.net/ppfl. And one listener who signs up for the trial will get a free annual subscription. Go to nugs.net/ppfl and get your 30 day trial now.  Sunset Lake CBD! Get yourself some of their great CBD products by going to sunsetlakecbd.com and enter the promo code PPFL15 for 15% off your order.  Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing, and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Show logo by Liz Bee Art & Design.    
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Aug 11
52 min
Episode 8: Allman Betts Band
On this episode, RJ talks with Devon Allman and Duane Betts of the Allman Betts Band about family history, musical chemistry, and their new record "Bless Your Heart" which comes out on August 28th.   After meeting as teenagers on the Allman Brothers Band anniversary tour in 1989, Devon and Duane went on to separately play in a range of bands spanning blues, roots, metal, and folk for almost 20 years. They reunited in 2017 and toured on a shared bill, which quickly evolved into writing songs together and the birth of a new group, the Allman Betts Band. Their sound, both live and on record, pays homage to Devon and Duane's musical roots while adding their own distinct style to the family tree.   After the interview you'll hear Devon and Duane perform Shinin, Norwegian Wood, and Magnolia Road. You can see videos of these and all other Past, Present, Future, Live! performances on the Osiris Media YouTube Channel.  You'll find music from all the artists mentioned in this interview on our Past, Present, Future, Live! Spotify playlist.  Please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts.  Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing, and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Show logo by Liz Bee Art & Design. To discover more podcasts that help you connect more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com.  
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Aug 4
54 min
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