Three Song Stories Three Song Stories is an exploration of the power music has to connect us to times, places, people, and emotions from our lives. The show bring out the guests' personalities, and personal histories, by mining the connections music has made during their lifetimes. It's also a chance to sit back and listen to the eclectic mix of songs the guests have chosen for their ultimate musical memory short list.
Three Song Stories

Three Song Stories

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Three Song Stories is an exploration of the power music has to connect us to times, places, people, and emotions from our lives. The show bring out the guests' personalities, and personal histories, by mining the connections music has made during their lifetimes. It's also a chance to sit back and listen to the eclectic mix of songs the guests have chosen for their ultimate musical memory short list.

Most Recent Episodes

046 - Bill Metts

Our guest today is musician Bill Metts. Bill started playing finger-style guitar during the Country Blues revival of the 1960s when he fell in love with the music of Taj Mahal, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson and others of that ilk. He says just about everything that he's done since then has been in that down home finger-picking style, which he is a master of I assure you. Bill says he began to understand the power inherent in music while playing at senior centers and nursing homes in

045 - Rob Preston

Rob's an airline pilot, with more than 25 years of experience in the sky. Predictably, he's always on the move. I feel like every time I see him, he's getting back from Chile, and on the way to Munich, or something like that. Also predictably, he makes the most of his time at home spending it with his family - that's his wife Amy, and their kids Zach, Sydney, Noah, and Ava. He's got one of the friendliest families I'm fortunate enough to know, and I'd understand if I only ever saw Rob in passing

044 - Charlie Whitehead

Charlie Whitehead was born in Ohio, but raised in Tennessee and Kentucky with three siblings and what he describes as first-class parents. He went to college in Kentucky and South Dakota, playing football and basketball. He never graduated, but says he knows a lot of uneducated folks who did. Charlie worked in the ag business in northern Colorado for a few years – everything from truck-driving to equipment operator to working the pickle docks.

043 - Leila Mesdaghi

Leila's an Iranian-Colombian who was born in New York City, but raised in Tehran, Iran, before moving back to the U.S. after graduating from Tehran's Islamic Azad University Law School in 2000. After moving to Florida in 2005 and practicing real estate for 9 years, she took a break from her business to take art classes, where she met artist and professor Dana Roes, and decided to academically pursue her long-time passion for the arts. In 2017, Leila joined the Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva

042 - Matt Keller

Matt Keller is mostly known as the lead pastor of Next Level Church, but he's also a writer, podcaster, leadership coach. Like a lot of people in southwest florida - matt was born in the midwest - indiana to be specific. He moved here in 2002 when he founded the church - they started in a cafe and then a movie theater - now there are 3 locations here in town. Matt lives with his wife Sarah, sons Will and Drew, and he's in the exclusive club of people who were on the original guest list of the

041 - Charles Runnells

Charles Runnells is reporter who covers arts and entertainment for The News-Press. If you look around at a local arts event in Ft. Myers, you can probably find him sitting in a corner scribbling notes for a review or standing near the stage shooting photos with his trusty Nikon. Charles was born in Alabama, but he grew up all over the place thanks to his Army father. He has a journalism degree from Auburn University and started working at The News-Press in 1998. He's obsessive about music

040 - Eric Riemenschneider

Eric Riemenschneider is an artist who makes large-scale oil paintings and mixed media digital designs. His works have been exhibited in the Robert Rauschenberg Gallery, Space 39, Tincture Gallery, Selby Gallery, Alliance for the Arts, Big Arts, Howl Gallery, Franklin Gallery, Yabo, Cru, and a solo show at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

039 - Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn is host and producer of the public radio show and podcast Bullseye. Listen to it if you haven't yet. He's also host of the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of the podcast Judge John Hodgman. He's also the proprietor of the podcast production outfit MaximumFun.org, which currently produces and distributes 39 podcasts if Wikipedia is up to date. From the number of times I've already used the word podcast you can probably tell Jesse might be the closest thing we

038 - Karen Feldman

Karen Feldman grew up in the Jersey suburbs of Philly. After getting her bachelor's in English from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she headed to Manhattan and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she earned her master's degree, and came to the realization that northern winters were not for her.

037 - LIVE Show at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference

We were invited to do our show live on stage at the super awesome Sanibel Island Writers Conference with three renowned poets. Our guestS Major Jackson, January Gill O'Neil, and Annemarie Ní Churreáin.

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