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Listen Tuesday nights, starting at 9 Eastern. Musical Conversations is a conversational radio show, centering on music. Quite often there are guests, whether they be in house or phone interviews, they're talking music. From local and regional bands from around the Charlotte, North Carolina area, to national and international musicians, promoters, managers and those of influence in the music industry, all are welcome on Musical Conversations and at one point have been guests.

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Charlotte Live Limelight is an article written by Stan Cocheo and published in Crowd Surfer arts and entertainment magazine , which is free and available all around the Charlotte, NC region. This is an archive of those articles. Charlotte Live Limelight is commentary and observations about the music scene, primarily, yet not limited to the Charlotte, NC, region.

As Lions

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      Musical Conversations with As Lions - Stan

The first band performing at the Carolina Rebellion 2017, was “As Lions”. That’s Austin Dickinson on vocals. He’s Bruce Dickinson’s son, and yes he of Iron Maiden. Also in for the interview was Will Homer. As I found out, they’ve been friends for years. I found Austin to be an amazing interviewee, after I found him to be an amazing performer. Not often do I get to talk with a band after seeing them perform and as they were on as early as they were, there was no chance to talk with them prior. Listen to the interview, they’re new at this, yet having fun! A gentleman and a scholar, is it too cliche to say he’d make his father proud?

OH! And listen to the music. As Lions have a great sound and their style of composing the songs truly shines through – listen to the interview to see what I mean.

Tarotunes 1 – January 2017

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Evolving from Musical Conversations, with Heather Gaffney-Darnell as the guest, reading tarot cards as a way to look to where we are at, here at the beginning of 2017, as well as what we’ve got in store for us throughout the year.

The Conversation turned, as Musical Conversations tends to do, into a playing of music that matches and expresses the concepts being explored through the cards. This will be a regular feature on Musical Conversations and we’re calling it Tarotunes.

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Musical Conversations 170 – with Billy Sherwood of Yes, Circa, Lodgic and his own solo projects (among many others as well).

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I had the extreme pleasure of having Musical Conversations with Billy Sherwood, the current bass player in Yes, though he is so much more than that! His album, “Citizen” was released and we discussed it and his other projects, plus we talked depth about the band Yes… including the future of the band.

This is episode 170 of Musical Conversations on Plaza Midwood Community Radio. It’s a shortened version without most of the songs.


Musical Conversations 142 – with the Slambovian Circus of Dreams

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Joziah Longo and Tink Lloyd talked with Stan about their album “A Box Of Everything” and many, many other topics.