Today’s guest on HOUSTON is non-other than world renown guitarist…Travis Larson. The namesake of the Travis Larson Band, Travis is the guitarist and frontman of this powerhouse three-piece instrumental rock band. With seven studio albums…three full-length performance DVDs…recordings with artists such as Steve Lukather, Victor Wooten, Dave LaRue, Vinx…years of touring with the likes of Ted Nugent, UFO, Steve Morse, The Aristocrats, Dixie Dreggs, Andy Timmons, Tony MacAlpine…endorsements by Ernie Ball, Electro-Voice, Digitech, Markbass and Sabian Travis has had a very successful career.
Comprised of Travis Larson (guitar), Jennifer Young (bass), and Dale Moon (drums), TLB’s complicated phrasing, impossible timing, and seamless flow cause some to suspect that the band must surely operate from only one, albeit enormous, brain.
Our guest on Episode #17 is none other than Pacific Northwest comedian, television and radio personality…AN ICON…Pat Cashman. After graduating from college, Pat began working in radio. He then switched to television where he worked on commercials and also directed “Peculiar Playhouse” (a local comedy show that aired after SNL).
…this is of particular interest as he now has his own podcast called Peculiar Podcast with Lisa Foster, which we’ll get to later.
In 1980, Pat moved to Seattle working for KING-TV where he worked on commercials again, to include spots for the Seattle Mariners. He was also a regular cast member of the long-running comedy show, Almost Live alongside John Keister as well as being the announcer for Bill Nye the Science Guy. Pat was also the host of The Pat Cashman show that aired on several different Seattle Radio Stations.
In January 2013, Pat returned to Seattle TV with a new regional comedy show called The 206, along with his son Chris and former Almost Live! costar John Keister. In 2015, a revamped version of the show, Up Late Northwest, began airing…a program that is hosted by both Pat and Chris Cashman.
IF that all isn’t amazing enough? Pat is featured on one of the world’s most popular video games on WII…SUPER SMASH BROS BRAWL, as the announcer…Master Hand and Crazy Hand.
Welcome to HOUSTON Pat! We are honored that you are spending some time with us today.
[ Houston Episode #16 is somewhat longer than our normal length podcast but well worth every minute of your listening enjoyment. Pause it if you need to, just don’t miss the ending! Or, anywhere in-between! ]
Geoffrey Castle is a pioneer on the electric six-string violin.
Introduced to the instrument at the age of eight, Castle has never looked back. From street musician in New York and Paris to performer in a Tony Award-winning Broadway production, this virtuoso has released 12 albums on his own record label, and (in collaboration with T.F. Barrett) invented a six-string electric violin.
Geoffrey’s songs included in this episode (in order) are:
1. Streets of Inwood
2. Spencil Hill
4. Calway Girl
5. Up Town Maggie
Join Geoffrey Castle for his 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations show at the Kirkland Performance Center. Castle’s show is guaranteed to get you clapping your hands, singing along, and celebrating all things Irish in an environment that is perfect for all ages (even teenagers). Legendary electric violinist Geoffrey Castle brings the party to Kirkland with a “jaw-dropping” live show that features the All-Star Celtic Night band, Irish Tenor Dan Connolly, and the Seattle Irish Dance Company. Rocking, rowdy, fun and dazzling, this show is the best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, whether you’re from Dublin, or Downtown Kirkland.
Geoffrey's St. Patrick's Day Celebration was canceled due to the Corvid-19 outbreak.