Matt Roper’s Hour of Variety
British entertainer Matt Roper profiles performers of the variety stage in a new series for Radio Vaudeville, starting with the legendary Welsh-born comedy star, actress and musician Tessie O’Shea (1913-1995).
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Bill Bowers – Mime Artist
Mime artist Bill Bowers talks about his life on the road and the show that he created to show it to an audience. Primarily a mime artist but one that speaks and mixes talk with mime brilliantly.
This podcast is called Stories from the Pitch for a reason, and this particular interview exemplifies this title more than most because Johnny Fox is a natural when it comes to telling stories. His life and his career have been filled with so many chapters, in fact, the stories came fast and furious.
The striking thing about Johnny’s stories is that they mix his experience with those from his mentors in a way that weaves a greater picture of how this Storyteller, Magician, Sword Swallower evolved into a well-established entertainer who’s been on the circuit since the 70’s.
Guy Collins sat down with Johnny in his 1957 GMC vintage bus at the 2015 Maryland Renaissance Festival to discuss how he got started, who he was taught by and to touch on the sometimes uncomfortable topic of material that’s been appropriated from him over the years. The names, places, and events all helping to capture a slice of history from the Busking World.
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the Radio Show program
The exciting conclusion, featuring such instant classics as “Faith in Filicide,” “My Stomach is in Pittsburgh,” and “The Story of a Woman and a Horse,” plus the first epic installment of MEGA TIGER, and other ridiculous adventures!
Credits: Written and produced by Noah Diamond and Amanda Sisk. Starring Ellie Dvorkin, Matt Roper, Seth Shelden, Matt Walters, C.L. Weatherstone, Noah Diamond, and Amanda Sisk. Kevin McCleod, Arthur Fordsworthy, Alpha Hydrae, Gioachino Rossini, Jelly Roll Morton, and Shorthopper.
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Silent Film Music Podcast
Find out what goes on inside the mind of Ben Model before, during and after playing for a silent movie. Hear insider info, live performance recordings, reflections on gigs and films, learn about how a film accompanist prepares…and more, from one of USA’s leading silent film accompanists.
Episode 23 – April 20, 2017