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Being a worship leader is hard. There’s an ongoing spiritual and musical responsibility that is not to be taken on by the faint of heart. The purpose behind this podcast is to empower, equip, and journey with worship leaders and musicians by uncovering the heart behind worship and how to best serve the local church. In these weekly episodes, we’ll discover new ideas, tips, and ways to encourage your team to be the best.
 
No Shirt. No Shoes. No Topic. A funny, random, stream-of-consciousness podcast hosted by Emily Steele and Ender Bowen – entertainers who live in Nashville, TN. The show – which started in January of 2011 – features no-holds-barred conversations that leave no one safe (including the hosts), and includes irreverent insight into pop culture and society… and it’s all right from the top of their heads!
 
Twenty-five years ago, Tom Forst sold his soul to the devil and became a corporate executive. At the height of his career, nine years ago, he reclaimed his soul and quit it all to play the blues. Tom "The Suit" Forst was born. Chasing the Blues Podcast began in 2019 with 50 weekly episodes of Season One - sharing interesting stories of the original bluesmen, the pioneers of the art form, as told through personal interviews with players from around the world: some famous in their own right, r ...
 
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The show starts off with more clarity on the Beatles discussion from last week. We try to figure out each other's favorite 3 Bands of all time. Also, who are bands you like but are embarrassed to admit? David got a text from listener Adam, who wants to know if having a daughter has changed the three hosts political views? The new Becky Warren album…
 
Bluesman Albert Castiglia joins Tom Forst on On Chasing the Blues Podcast, Season 2, Episode 27, being interviewed by special guest Dana Somayaji, winner of a contest run by Blues Festival Guide Magazine. Dana goes deep in the interview prompting Albert to talk about his days touring with Junior Wells, then discovers how he went from AC DC and Bruc…
 
Has God ever felt distant to you? Has there ever been a time where no matter how hard you’ve pursued Him, you just can’t seem to sense His nearness? In today’s episode, we talk with Kari Jobe about the Dark Night of the Soul and what it looks like to go through seasons of life where God feels distant. If you have walked through this before or are c…
 
Over the past few years, Cherie has been a regular contributor to multiple major music business publications, including Forbes, Billboard, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, and many more. While she still has her own column on music and tech for Music Business Worldwide, in early 2019, Cherie also started Water & Music, her own membership community where sh…
 
David had a busy week. His daughter had surgery, he celebrated a wedding anniversary, and he voted early! Lee read Todd Snyder's book, "I Never Met A Story I Didn't Like" and highly recommends it. The guys are excited for the new Becky Warren album. This leads into talk about the Beatles and who is everyone's favorite Beatle. John's kid had a probl…
 
Grammy nominee Sugaray Rayford joins Tom Forst on On Chasing the Blues Podcast, Season 2, Episode 27, being interviewed by special guest Cristy Benvenutti, winner of a contest run by Blues Festival Guide Magazine. Cristi asks questions about music from deep in Sugarray's catalogue, which leads to an insightful conversation about his unique creative…
 
Have you have ever prayed for something that didn’t come to pass? Or maybe believed for a miracle that didn’t come to fulfillment? These are some of the most difficult and confusing things to walk through in life. So how do miracles work? Why do some people get healed and others don’t? These are questions that this week’s guest is asked constantly.…
 
Over the past few years, Cherie has been a regular contributor to multiple major music business publications, including Forbes, Billboard, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, and many more. While she still has her own column on music and tech for Music Business Worldwide, in early 2019, Cherie also started Water & Music, her own membership community where sh…
 
Sophie Chivanova is a consultant for Korean concert promotion company MyMusicTaste, where she was formerly the Head of Europe & the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, i.e., nine Eurasian countries with Russian as their official language). Founded in 2013 with offices in Korea, Los Angeles, and Moscow, MyMusicTaste has organized concerts for G…
 
The show starts off with some somber news. Writer, Adam Cox, passed away this week and the hosts take some time to reflect on how tragic it was. He will be missed. After recapping their weeks, which included John's trip to Georgia, the boys jump straight into the weird week of Trump. From being infected by COVID to leaving the hospital and claiming…
 
Tom The Suit Forst chats with Tom Burger, a blues guitarist who plays in a "Blues Revival" band titled the Creature Collective, on Chasing the Blues 2/ episode 26. Burger calls the music a unique mix of blues, rock, roots, jam and psychedelic. As such, we would say he and his group are on the forefront of young musicians taking the blues in new dir…
 
What if your life’s heading towards destruction and it’s all because of your mindset? The choices we make and everything about who we are all stems from belief. What if what you believe about life is fueling actions that are destroying it? Hope Darst is a dear friend of the show and has decades of experience with this very thing. Her story is one o…
 
Sophie Chivanova is a consultant for Korean concert promotion company MyMusicTaste, where she was formerly the Head of Europe & the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, i.e., nine Eurasian countries with Russian as their official language). Founded in 2013 with offices in Korea, Los Angeles, and Moscow, MyMusicTaste has organized concerts for G…
 
Gulf Coast Recorded recording artist Mark May calls into the show to chat with Tom about his new album "Deep Dark Demon" which went to #6 on the Billboard Living Blues chart. Mark talks about how he and Tom Forst's bass player Dave Stoltz auditioned for the Allman Brothers Band together, and later both performed with the Dicke Betts solo band. Mark…
 
The show starts off with more OnlyFans talk and Lee's discovery of a certain feature on the website. It is wild talk! David saw the movie Rattled, starring Elisabeth Donaldson and gives it some high praise. Go check it out at the Nashville Film Festival for only $10. The boys talk about the band Bush and decide if they are cool or not in the world …
 
One of the craziest things about our relationship with God is we have direct access to His voice. God loves using his children to speak into people’s lives & carry out His agenda. Words like “prophecy” & “prophetic” can feel intimidating & even seem lofty. “Hearing the voice of God & moving His will forward.” This can seem like an absolutely crazy …
 
The show starts off with John wishing his sister a happy birthday and sharing a good dad moment. Lee talks about buying a new car and David tried to put a desk together. Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away and the guys talk about her legacy. They also ask, is it ok to punch a Nazi? The answers might surprise you from each host. Fox News had to apologiz…
 
Ruf Records recording artist Whitney Shay calls into Chasing the Blues Season 2/Episode 24, to chat with Tom about her Billboard Blues chart topping album "Stand Up!" She is a four-time San Diego Music Award winner (including 2019 Artist of the Year) and 2019 Blues Music Award nominee. Shay’s latest release on Ruf Records Stand Up! debuted at #1 on…
 
Writing for corporate worship can feel like a daunting task because ultimately, you’re finding a new way to say what’s already been said. Our job as writers is to re-present ancient truths of who God is. How you go about doing that in a fresh way is the battle. Great worship songwriting helps people find the words they’ve been looking for to say to…
 
Bernie Cho is a music executive with more than 21 years of culture creation in the Asian music, television, and pop culture industries. As President of DFSB Kollective, a Seoul-based independent artist and label services agency that specializes in providing digital media, marketing, and distribution solutions to 600+ Korean Pop music artists, DFSB …
 
The show starts off with talk about OnlyFans and what that scene is all about. This leads into talk about the sex industry and thoughts on strippers, porn stars, and OnlyFan accounts. David has a solution for the men paying the OnlyFan sites and it involves Cobra Kai. They also talk about the importance of supporting the artists you love! David's d…
 
John Oates of Hall and Oates joins Tom The suit Forst on Episode 23 of Chasing the Blues Podcast Season 2. Known for writing some of the most well known and classic pop songs of all time, John is also a massive blues fan, which Tom finds out in this insightful interview, as John gets into his love of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Don Gibso…
 
When was the last time you sat down to have a meal with someone that didn’t look like you or that you didn't agree with? What if saving the world starts by gathering around the table with people who are different than you? The essence of the table of Christ is that there is a seat for everyone, no matter what they identify with or where they stand …
 
Bernie Cho is a music executive with more than 21 years of culture creation in the Asian music, television, and pop culture industries. As President of DFSB Kollective, a Seoul-based independent artist & label services agency that specializes in providing digital media, marketing, and distribution solutions to 600+ Korean Pop music artists, DFSB co…
 
Nearly two-thirds of UK musicians polled say they are considering leaving the music business ... and they aren't the only ones. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.ly/2R…
 
It is finally happening: Verizon has decided to discontinue ringback tones on mobile devices. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.ly/2RyOdua Learn more about the service…
 
Jeremiah Johnson of Ruf Records checks in with Tom The Suit Forst on Chasing the Blues 2/Ep 22, discussing his upcoming album release on October 30, 2020 titled "Unemployed Highly Annoyed." This interview is the very first time the album has been unveiled to the media, which is a great honor to Chasing the Blues. Jeremiah reveals that the work is a…
 
The guys talk about last week's Death Nut Challenge and how it impacted their lives! David is back in college and has gripes about his Intro to Cinema class. This leads into talk about the education system in America and how it isn't working. This also leads into talk about Lee and David's childhood. John is watching Black Mirror, Lee is excited fo…
 
A musician in New York has filed a lawsuit against the state of New York over its recent ban on ticketed live music events. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.ly/2RyOdu…
 
Life sucks sometimes & is filled with unexpected setbacks, tragedies, & suffering. Obviously, no one enjoys these experiences, so we create beliefs and even theologies that help us explain away & avoid walking through suffering. Suffering is an inevitable part of the human experience. Even when you look at scripture, you cannot separate suffering f…
 
In this episode, Andrew discusses many facets of "Wise Effort"-- the sixth factor of the eightfold path. He talks about the importance of "resolve" and having a strong commitment to spiritual practice. He also details the nuance of developing a "gentle approach" to investigating mind states during meditation, and the difference between discernment …
 
Vinyl sales are way up during the pandemic ... and a lot of artists won't like Wade's theory about why it is happening. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.ly/2RyOdua Le…
 
A listener asks whether independent music awards have any real impact on an artist's career. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.ly/2RyOdua Learn more about the services…
 
The boys are back and they are bringing the heat with The Death Nut Challenge! The Death Nut Challenge 2.0 is a collection of peanuts encased in some of the world's hottest peppers to create a challenge that's for true spice warriors only. It is pure stupidity and that's what you love about the show. While participating in the challenge, the guys t…
 
Sir Rod Patterson of Sir Rod and the Blues Doctors, joins Tom The Suit Forst on Chasing the Blues 2, Ep 21, for a sit down to talk about the band's debut blues album "Come Together." The band features percussion and "lead harmonica" by Adam Gussow. Gussow is best known for being part of "Satan and Adam, a blues duo consisting of Sterling Magee, kno…
 
Have you ever experienced that feeling of going after something, but knowing it isn’t right? For Hollyn, it was in going after a career in the Contemporary Christian Music world. In this episode we hear what that journey of discovery was like for Hollyn & what she’s learned on the other side. Major transitions are painful and scary, but also so exc…
 
A listener has a question about a pay-for-playlist pitch he received in an e-mail. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.ly/2RyOdua Learn more about the services we provid…
 
The success one well-known artist has had monetizing live streams could be a blueprint for many independent artists to do the same. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.l…
 
While it is true that Britain is finally getting back to having indoor live music, there are still plenty of restrictions in place. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.l…
 
A discussion with a client leads to Wade dishing out some advice for musicians preparing to meet with a record label. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.ly/2RyOdua Lear…
 
Some musicians trying to find work during the pandemic are running into an unexpected problem when trying to get hired. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.ly/2RyOdua Le…
 
This bonus content was taken from Episode 200, the 24 hour stream, around the 4 AM mark! It features David, Lee, and John talking about a number of things. Those include Black Lives Matter, the best places in the world, the unchecked craze of men kissing women in the 60's and 70's, and a lot more! It's a funny and unfiltered look at the chaos of th…
 
Cleopatra Records recording artist Kirk Fletcher joins Tom The Suit Forst in Episode 70 of Chasing the Blues Podcast Season 2. Fletcher discusses his new album "Hold On," coming September 21, 2020, as well as his experiences performing on stage with Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa, as well as his time playing with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. The seasoned…
 
Musicians have a lot to keep up on when it comes to constant changes involving unemployment compensation. Here is the latest you need to know. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - ht…
 
You cannot separate the life of the believer from the call to innovate. From landscapes, to plants, to animals, creation proves all throughout the universe that God has something unique for every geographical location. It's a messy process that takes a lot of work and a lot of risk. But the beauty it brings to those it’s created for is worth every …
 
A new survey shows only a third of respondents are in favor of struggling music venues receiving federal aid. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.ly/2RyOdua Learn more a…
 
A live entertainment event Sunday night showed a new way to amp up energy and audience participation while watching live streams. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.ly/…
 
A respected music industry expert says Instagram's answer to TikTok is dead on arrival. AMAZON SHOPPERS! Support this show by shopping on Amazon using our partnership link (we get a cut of everything you spend!): https://amzn.to/32srZhP VIRTUAL TIP JAR: PayPal - http://bit.ly/3d7vBui Venmo - https://bit.ly/2RyOdua Article: https://bit.ly/3gUczcC Le…
 
We were joined by Trina and Jess, 2/3 of The Champagne Way Podcast during our 24 hour stream for Episode 200. The ladies brought champagne, gummy bears, and chips and we loved them instantly! The podcast named of the 3 Best Podcasts in Nashville by the readers of The Nashville Scene join BYB and there is a lot to discuss! How to win a contest, how …
 
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