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My name is Steve Owens and I meet a lot of people; sometime in my travels, sometimes in my own home town. Several times (quite by accident), I have stumbled into what I consider to be fascinating stories. So after way too many got away, I decided to start recording them. Some of these conversations will be fascinating ONLY to me. Some will be fascinating to you too. In the end, I guess this podcast is just an excuse for me to get to travel, meet, and talk to more people. So if you are so inclined…
Walk with me, down Fascination Street!
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actor David Starzyk. David has over 120 acting credits in film & television and you may know him from: CSI, NYPD Blue, Melissa & Joey, Hot In Cleveland, or Veronica Mars. In this episode David and I chat about where he grew up and what let him to acting. We also talk about some meaningful advice he received shortly after he got to L.A., and David shares stories about working with: Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, James Spader, and Tim Allen. Don’t forget to catch the newest season of Veronica Mars on Hulu!
Follow David on social media:
FB: David Starzyk
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know James Dumont. James is an actor who has almost 200 credits in television and film. His recent projects include: Jurassic World, Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day, Stranger Things, and The Menendez Murders; and he can currently be seen in HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones; and soon, the Netflix film Wonderland. In this episode we chat about where he grew up, what got him into acting, and we touch on some of his projects. We also have a hearty conversation about deep dish vs NY style pizza; and finally, James gives some tips to up and coming actors. Enjoy!
Follow James on social media:
FB: James DuMont
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Carl Anthony Stuck. Carl is a lifelong musician and guitarist in and around the Louisville, Ky. and Indiana area. Having been a working & touring musician for the better part of the last 30 or so years; Carl has some fascinating stories and some unique insights about the music business. In this episode we chat about all sorts of music related stuff, and he lets me play the newest single from his Splintered Mind project.
Special thanks to Steven O’Reilly of The Bar Star Podcast for helping make this happen. Thanks Steven.
Follow Carl on social media:
Twit: @CarlStuck and @MindSplintered
Insta: @CarlAnthonyStuck and @SplinteredMindMusic
FB: Carl Anthony Stuck and Splintered Mind
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I chat once again with Vinnie Tortorich. As you may already know; Vinnie is a celebrity fitness trainer, fitness book author, podcaster, and now DOCUMENTARIAN. In this episode we catch up on what Vinnie has been up to since he was last on the show. We talk about him getting to meet Steve Miller, and what that was like. We talk about Vinnie climbing two of the tallest mountains in the world, and of course we talk about the highly anticipated release of his first film titled: FAT: A Documentary.
Follow Vinnie on social media:
FB: Vinnie Tortorich
Podcast: Fitness Confidential
Watch the film: https://amzn.to/2MMIfF8
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Jeremy Asbrock. In addition to being married to the lovely (and previous guest) Hannah Fairlight; Jeremy is a lifetime rock and roll guitar player. Jeremy has been playing guitar in bands for decades, and is currently the touring guitar player for BOTH Gene Simmons AND Ace Frehley when they tour their solo projects. In this episode we chat about what got Jeremy into music, and how it came to be that he gets to tour with these ICONS of rock. We also chat about some of the off stage experiences of hanging with these guys, as well as Jeremy’s band The Rock N Roll Residency. Jeremy does let me play one of their songs! Enjoy…
Photo by: Words Cant Explain Creations (Somonauk, Illinois)
Follow Jeremy on social media:
FB: Jeremy Asbrock
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Malcolm Brickhouse. Malcolm is the guitar player and singer / songwriter for the band Unlocking The Truth. In this episode we chat about how Malcolm got into music at a VERY young age and formed a band with his best friend before they were 10 years old. We touch on some of the band’s success: becoming a viral sensation on You Tube, being the youngest band to play at The Van’s Warped Tour and Coachella in 2014, playing with some of the biggest bands in the world, and even the book & the documentary about the band. PLUS, Malcolm lets me play a couple of their songs! Get ready for some face melting fun!
Follow Malcolm on social media:
and : @UnlockingTheTruth
FB: Unlocking The Truth
Visit the website: UnlockingTheTruthBand.com
Their album CHAOS: https://amzn.to/2KmDAHR
The Documentary: https://amzn.to/2YSmqpc
The Book: https://amzn.to/2YO5osA
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know automotive journalist JP Emerson. JO and I met tangentially as mutual fans of a few automotive related podcasts; and JP was kind enough to chat with me for a bit about what he does and why he does it. In this episode JP and I chat about what got him into cars, what got him into writing about cars, and I put out a request for all of you STREETWALKERS to send him your stories. We also touch on some cars that would be really nice to have, and what makes car stories so precious. Enjoy!
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Check out his website: jpemerson.com
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know actor and Texas boy Jay Pennington. I was very excited to find out that Jay lives in the same small town as I do, just outside of San Antonio. This is the first episode of Fascination Street recorded in person AT MY HOUSE! It was a lot of fun and I hope you streetwalkers enjoy it too.
In this episode Jay and I chat about his career before he got into acting, (its quite historic actually). We also talk about how he discovered acting and what led him to it. Of course we discuss some of his past and future projects, and along the way Jay gives some advice and a few tips for those who may be just getting started in the acting business. Enjoy!
Follow Jay on social media:
Face Book: Jay Pennington
IMDB: Jay Pennington
This past week, I had the opportunity (for the third time) to fly to Chillicothe, Oh. to see the extraordinary outdoor drama TECUMSEH! Each time my wife and I go, the CEO / producer Brandon Smith is kind enough to gather a few of the actors and let me interview them for my show. This year the episode participants are:
Brandon A. Smith: CEO / Producer
Richard Neal: Simon Kenton
James Cunha: Red Horse
Lance Mendoza: Chiksika & White Loon
CeVonn Williams: Spemica-Lawba
As always; I had so much fun chatting with these actors and am super grateful to them and Brandon for their time and their fun spirits!
GET TICKETS: TecumsehDrama.com
Follow them on social media:
Brandon on FB: Brandon A. Smith
Richard on Insta: @RichWitchIsWhich
James on Insta: @The_CunhaMatata
Lance on FB: Lance Mendoza. Twit: @LanceDamnet
On YouTube: Lance’s Logic
CeVonn Williams on FB: CeVonn Williams
Follow their show everywhere: TecumsehOutdoorDrama
Take a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Pete Evick. Pete is the guitar player for The Bret Michaels Band. In this episode we chat about when and how he got into music, how he ended up playing with Bret Michaels, and some of the cool shows, and places they have played. We also talk about Pete’s book: THE MOMENTS THAT MAKE US, and his candle company SHINING SOL. We talk a little bit about how time seems to fly faster the older you get, and we close the show talking about why we should all be nicer to each other…plus I play ‘This Ain’t The Life’ by his own band Evick. ENJOY!
Follow Pete on social media:
Insta: @Pete_Evick & @ShiningSolCandle
FB: Official Pete Evick & Shining Sol Candle Company
Buy the book: https://amzn.to/2k3WngA
Visit the candle store: www.shiningsol.com
Catch Pete on tour with Bret Michaels Band: BretMichaels.com