Backstory Sessions

If you ever wondered, “what’s the story behind that story” then Backstory Sessions is for you. We showcase fascinating people, from all walks of life. Each episode takes a behind the scenes look at their work and spotlights guests who have their own stories to tell.

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Guests On Backstory Sessions

We've been honored to tell so many fabulous backstories. Check out just a few of our guests.

 

Actors: Loretta Swit,  Michael Learned, Rick Cosnett, Max Casella and Vernon Wells

Singers: Rhonda Vincent, Artimus Pyle, Bev Bevin, Tess Frizell and Jeanie Seely

Songwriters: Steve Dorff, Bobby Tomberlin and Alex Miller

 

Episodes

Plan A: Vince Lozano

Sunday Sep 03, 2023

Sunday Sep 03, 2023

Hello Backstory Fans!..in this episode we talk with actor, writer, producer and director, Vince Lozano. Vince has a really interesting backstory of how he excelled in sports, was lured to California, started street dancing, and ended up in film, and on tv. Vince is a man who believed in himself, and that he could do whatever he set his mind to, and then did it. He has appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean, and numerous other projects. We chat with him about Pirates, one of his newer projects: Trauma Therapy: Psychosis, the importance of having a plan B (or not), along with other topics. We also chat about how to pronounce Caribbean, our own thoughts on having a plan B, and more. We hope you enjoy this great episode with our interesting guest, Vince Lozano.

A Million Miles Later

Sunday Aug 27, 2023

Sunday Aug 27, 2023

Hello Backstory Fans!..in this episode we sit down with JP Pennington from the band Exile. JP was on his way to Nashville to play at the Opry, and chatted with us on the way there during this interview. We talk about the 60th anniversary of Exile, their new album, “A Million Miles Later” and the single, “Rough Around the Edges”. We talk about the Opry, a little about the new album, and get some backstory about the band through the years, and JP’s thoughts on playing “Kiss You All Over” all these years later. It’s always a pleasure to talk to JP, and hear updates on Exile, and what’s happening with their long and amazing career.

Season 10: Hello Again

Sunday Aug 20, 2023

Sunday Aug 20, 2023

Hello Again Backstory fans ! We are back, and welcome you to Season 10! We are happy to return, and have missed doing the weekly episodes for you, although it's nice to take time off now and then..In this episode we talk about a few things we have been up to, and Cat talks about Mystery Meets, and the business she started..
We also talk about concerts, India, and weight loss, along with a few other topics. We also talk about things we have planned for Season 10! We hope you enjoy this episode and look forward to bringing you more great backstories in the weeks ahead!

Risha

Sunday Jul 23, 2023

Sunday Jul 23, 2023

Hello Backstory fans!.. welcome to the final episode of Season 9..We have had some great guests this past season, and tonight is no different. We chat with singer and songwriter Risha Allen. Risha has a pretty unique story of being a teacher for many years, and then a move to a new state gave her a chance to teach music, work with kids, further her love of writing her own songs, and going viral on social media. It’s a great episode you won’t want to miss with this amazing woman. We hope you enjoy it, and we will see you all in a few weeks with more great backstories!

Mystery Meets..

Sunday Jul 09, 2023

Sunday Jul 09, 2023

 
Hello Backstory fans!. This episode starts with a discussion about Cat’s new venture: The Tri-County Mystery Meets…this is a new mobile dinner theater concept she has been hard at work on recently.. The first of 2 shows is going to be held on July 29th at the Pennington, in Corbin Kentucky. We chat about how the idea has evolved, Cat’s vision for it, how the script entitled “The Reveal” was developed, and the controversy that happened after the script was released. We also chat with the owner of the Pennington, about it’s storied history, and chat with couple of the actors involved in this fun new show. Find out what will be revealed in this interesting look at what it takes to put a show like this together, and what has motivated people to get involved in it. 
This is the link to purchase tickets for July 29th
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mystery-meets-dinner-theatre-presents-the-reveal-tickets-663343216417
This is the link to purchase tickets to the August 6th show
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mystery-dinner-theatre-experience-tickets-667258346677
 

The Standouts

Sunday Jul 02, 2023

Sunday Jul 02, 2023

Hello again Backstory Fans...In this interesting episode we chat with singer and songwriter Byan Ruby. Bryan has a great story about how he went from playing baseball to playing guitar and writing songs. He has a new single out with Ty Herndon titled The Standouts, and gives us the story behind the song, and it's origins. We also talk baseball, the need for a plan B, and a range of other fun topics (even hot dog eating contests.) We hope you enjoy this episode with another great guest, Bryan Ruby!

Heroes of the Golden Masks

Sunday Jun 25, 2023

Sunday Jun 25, 2023

Hello Backstory Fans! In this episode we have a chat with Sean O’Reilly. Sean has a long history writing comic books, and owns an animation studio. He has written, directed, and produced many animated movies, as well as worked in tv and the video game genres. His love of crafting stories and direction is apparent, and his excitement for what he’s working on is evident in our conversation with him. We talk a bit about comics, and the roots of his career. It’s a pretty interesting journey we hope you will enjoy hearing about, including his new movie, Heroes of the Golden Masks. 

50 Lessons..

Sunday Jun 18, 2023

Sunday Jun 18, 2023

Hello Backstory fans! In this interesting episode, we chat with actor, director, producer, and writer Jared Cohn. In addition to his filmmaking career, Jared has also written a book about his experiences, and lessons learned in making over 50 movies. We chat with him about his beginnings, some of his movies, and the differences between making a movie vs writing a book. We also discovered we have a connection of sorts with Jared, and Artimus Pyle. Jared wrote and directed the Street Survivors movie about events centered around the infamous plane crash.  We hope you enjoy this fun episode.

Sunday Jun 11, 2023

Hello Backstory family!. In this episode we talk a bit about writing songs, and then have a long chat with singer/ songwriter Kent Blaze. Kent has had a long and amazing career writing and working with many of the most recognizable names in Country music. He has written many songs with Garth Brooks, and has connections with a whole host of artists too numerous to mention here, along with 7 number one hits. Kent talks about his early days, his love for rock music, many of his influences, and his approach to writing hit records. Kent also has a new album in which he explores some of the influences he has had over the years, and gives us i view into making this record. It’s a fascinating look at the career of an equally uinteresting artist. 

After Forever

Sunday Jun 04, 2023

Sunday Jun 04, 2023

Hello Backstory fans! In this episode we chat with actor Kevin Spirtas. Kevin is a multi Emmy winning actor, who has appeared on stage, film, and television, as well as different web series. He is probably best known for his work on various soap operas. He also co created and starred in the acclaimed web series “After Forever”.  This is a fun look at Kevin’s long career, and what drives him. We hope you enjoy this intriguing episode. Cat also talks alittle about an exciting upcoming project she is working on. 

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