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Peace, Love and Harmony with “High South” on Backstage Hall Pass

It’s All About Peace, Love, and Harmony in this episode of “Backstage Hall Pass”. Join your host Scott Hall as he has some dialogue with Kevin, Jamey and Phoenix from High South!

The media world was captivated by the emotional debut album “Now” by American musicians, High South. Their sound is evocative of sunshine, freedom and the southern United States, and certainly reminiscent of their heroes – harmony vocal groups like THE EAGLES, THE BYRDS and CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG. The magic that lies within this musical decade and in the timeless songs that were never crushed by fads or trends and HIGH SOUTH seems to be exactly the band that will deliver the spirit of this music in the future…

Shortly after the release of the band’s first CD in Summer 2013, High South charted Top 10 in several countries in Europe. Directly on the heels of countless live shows, including radio and television performances in Europe and the very successful debut CD, these creative musicians and songwriters started writing and recording their second album, which has the same name as the band itself – HIGH SOUTH. “We wanted an album title with a statement”, says Jamey Garner, “because we feel like we’ve discovered our voice both as artists and as a band.”

The band’s very personal follow-up CD, which was recorded almost entirely in a “live studio situation” was co-produced by band Manager, Christian Knoll – who has remained a constant and influential part of the High South story from the very beginning – and legendary Nashville Engineer/Producer and Grammy Award winner Chuck Ainlay.

High South has most recently joined forces with Nashville producer songwriter and guitar legend, Josh
Leo. Together they are finishing their third Studio CD in Nashville Tennessee.

High South band mates – Kevin Campos, Jamey Garner and Phoenix Mendoza – three gifted “lead singer-songwriters” delivering one undeniable voice. In this episode of Backstage Hall Pass we explore the bands influences, history, tour dates, songwriting and musical memories!

“Their harmonies are so perfect and I smile as it takes me back to the first time I heard CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNG…” – Kim Carnes, Music Artist.

A Look Inside JD Ledgends on Backstage Hall Pass

It’s a total “Entertainment Complex”… That’s what people say about JD Legends located in Franklin, Ohio. This unique and one of a kind venue has it all.  Backstage Hall Pass Host, Scott Hall takes you inside this home for Live Music, National Concert Acts, Volleyball, Bowling, Fine Dining, Outdoor Beach Parties and so much more. JD Legends owner Wasfi Samaan along with Skip Mattan and Charlie Samaan join Scott as guests for some discussion on the venues history, food and upcoming concert events!  The next big national act to take the stage will be on September 16th where JD Legends Concerts will bring you “The Prince Experience”. Gabriel Sanchez who fronts this dynamic tribute to the artist Prince will also join us for an interview to talk about his act and the show on Saturday. JD Legends can be found at 65 Millard Drive | Franklin, Oh 45005 and located just west from Exit 38 off I-75. You can call them for tickets or info @ (937) 746-4950. Take a listen to the guys having some fun talking about this great entertainment venue and get a sneak peek of the new “live studio audience” podcast called “Musical Mayhem” that is a partnership between Hallaroundtownradio.com and JD Legends!! Don’t forget to visit our home page and subscribe to all of our podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Android, Stitcher, Tunein etc… Along with that you can click on our social media links to Like and Follow!

Florida Fishing Report – August #3 on Hall’Em In Fishin’

Hall’Em In Fishin’ brings you our bi-weekly “Florida Fishing Report”… Sponsored in part by C&B Custom Jigs… featuring our team of Fishing Captains and Contributors from all over the Sunshine State including Captains: Jack Carlson, Alex Dolinski, Neil Eisner, Domenik Hixon, and Andrew Stansell. As an added bonus to the Florida Fishing Report we are featuring a freshwater fishing report from outdoor writer, blogger and women’s fishing advocate, Debbie Hanson.

Our professional guides will share their tips about bait, tackle and what species are “eating” in their region. Join Hall’Em In Fishin’ Host, Caprtain Scott Hall, as he takes you across the State of Florida for some exciting fishing talk and tricks of the trade brought to you by C&B Custom Jigs!  NEW AFFILIATE DISCOUNT(Just for our listeners you can click HERE for a link to receive a 10% discount on your order from their web site)

In this episode host Captain Scott will talk everything from tuna to tackle, taking you across the state for some fishing reports, tips and advice from out team of Captains! African Pompano, Redfish, Trout, Snook, Swordfish, Snapper and Freshwater Largemouth Bass are also on the line this week as our guides provide you with insider info on bait, tackle and time of day to get that catch of a lifetime! As an added feature, in our “Two Minutes on Maintenance” Segment, Captain Alex will provide some great info on routine “100 hour” servicing of your boats engine(s)!

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Hall’Em In Fishin Goes To Class “Ditch Fishing 101” & Features The Grouper Grapple Charity Offshore Tourney!

Hall’Em In Fishin’ host Captain Scott, takes you to the canals, ponds and “ditches” of South Florida and talks “Ditch Fishing 101” with Travis Palmer! Ditch Fishing 101 on Facebook is geared to teaching the fishing community about the basic techniques of in-shore freshwater angling on a budget.  It is the mission of Travis Palmer to pass his passion and experience on to the next generation of anglers. In this episode he will share tips, tricks and tackle secrets for fishing the “ditches”. It’s all about traveling around your neighborhood, pulling up to an area of water, grabbing your gear out the back of a vehicle and FISHING!
The Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament.

Additionally on todays program, Scott features some outstanding “on location” interviews from the Annual Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament at Fish-Tale Marina in Fort Myers Beach Florida. The Grouper Grapple was founded by Brian Peachey in 2013 as a means to give back to the community and show support to Combat Wounded Veterans that have served our country. By teaming with Freedom Alliance the tournament has been able to turn the event into an actual vehicle that provides much needed therapy for combat wounded veterans returning from service. Grouper Grapple and Freedom Alliance provide the veterans with transportation to and from the event, hotel accommodations, breakfast, lunch and dinner Thursday – Sunday, Back Bay fishing trips, commemorative plaques, entry into the tournament and tournament events tournament, specialized apparel and a chance to join their brothers in arms in an atmosphere designed just for them!
Charities.


In addition to the Freedom Alliance the Grouper Grapple has also added a beneficiary to our event for 2017. The Jeff Sommer Memorial Scholarship Fund, honoring the memory of Coach Jeff Sommer of Estero High School and the positive impact that he had on hundreds of young people and adults. Brian Peachey, the founder of the Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament was an all-star athlete who ran cross country and track for Coach Sommer from 1989-1993. Along with his fellow athletes, Coach Sommer pushed them to be their best taking them to the State meet where they were Runner up in 1991 and State Champions in 1992. Peachey was recognized as All Southwest Florida Cross Country Runner of the year during his time with Coach at Estero HS and has stayed close with Coach Sommer and his family throughout the years.


“Coach Jeff Sommer always told his cross country runners that pain is temporary and pride is for ever he instilled in us that nothing hurts compared to what it feels like to quit. He was a builder of leaders and people who would and could, quite literally, go the extra mile. He also taught me how to give. That’s why we want to give back. ” -Brian Peachey  Listen to this episode and witness how the fishing community in Southwest Florida is giving back.

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