Asher Laub: Critically Acclaimed Electric Violinist / Composer / Producer (PBS, NBC, CNN)

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Asher LaubJoin us on The Jay Franze Show for an electrifying episode featuring Asher Laub, the maestro of the electric violin. From his early classical training at age 2 to performing at renowned venues like Madison Square Garden, Asher’s musical journey is nothing short of extraordinary.

But Asher’s story takes a remarkable turn when he faced health challenges that tested his resilience. Refusing to surrender to adversity, he emerged as a dancing violinist, seamlessly blending genres and breakdancing into his performances. His indomitable spirit shines through in every note he plays.

We delve into Asher’s inspiring journey, discussing his mission to redefine musical performance and break down societal barriers. Plus, get a sneak peek into his latest high-octane hit, “Atlantis,” and hear about his upcoming original album.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Asher Laub
  • Recorded:¬†October 2, 2023

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Charles Judge: Award-Winning Piano / Keyboard Player (Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift)

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Charles JudgeOn this episode we are joined by the incredibly talented session keyboard and piano player Charles Judge. Hailing from the Nashville, Tennessee, music scene, Charles brings a lifetime of experience and a captivating journey story to the show.

With a resume that reads like a who’s who of the music industry, Charles has left his indelible mark on the world of music. He’s been the musical backbone for some of the biggest names in the business, including Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and countless others.

Charles shares his insights into crafting unforgettable melodies, working with superstar artists, and the art of adapting to diverse musical styles. He’ll take us behind the scenes of his most memorable collaborations, offering a glimpse into what it’s like to play a pivotal role in shaping chart-topping hits.

Charles also opens up about the challenges and triumphs of his career, the secrets of his creative process, and the invaluable lessons he’s learned along the way. From Nashville’s renowned recording studios to the biggest stages around the globe, his story is a testament to the dedication, passion, and sheer talent required to thrive in the music industry.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Charles Judge
  • Recorded: September 4, 2023

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Jim Cristaldi: Critically Acclaimed Producer / Engineer / Musician / Recording Artist (Matty McRee, Tristin Burke, Alan Layman)

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Jim CristaldiGet ready to dive into the heart of Nashville’s music scene as we welcome a true maestro of sound, Jim Cristaldi, to The Jay Franze Show! In this electrifying episode, we sit down with the multi-talented producer/engineer, singer/songwriter who’s been setting the music industry abuzz with his expertise and passion.

As the owner of Cristaldi Music, one of Nashville’s most renowned production companies, Jim Cristaldi has been instrumental in shaping the sonic landscape of countless hit songs. Join us as he shares his insights into transforming a simple musical idea into a full-fledged hit song. We’ll explore his creative process, from the initial inspiration to the final notes that make your heart sing.

What goes on behind the scenes in the recording studio? Jim Cristaldi lifts the curtain and journeys through his experiences working with some of Nashville’s finest musicians. From the exhilarating highs to the challenges of bringing musical visions to life, you’ll get an insider’s look at the magic within those four walls.

Jim’s magic touch isn’t limited to established stars. He’s significantly impacted the careers of independent artists from across the country. Discover the stories of rising talents whose dreams turned into reality with Jim’s guidance. We’ll explore how he turns raw potential into polished, professional recordings that capture the essence of each artist’s unique voice.

Beyond his role as a producer and engineer, Jim Cristaldi is a singer/songwriter in his own right. We’ll explore how his musical journey influences his work behind the scenes. His commitment to authenticity shines through in every project he touches, creating a harmonious blend of technical expertise and heartfelt emotion.

Join us for an episode filled with insightful anecdotes, behind-the-scenes stories, and a deep dive into the world of music production and songwriting. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, a budding artist, or simply curious about the creative process, this conversation with Jim Cristaldi will surely strike a chord.

Tune in to The Jay Franze Show as we sit down with Jim Cristaldi to explore the intersections of melody, technique, and the power of music to touch our souls. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and immersed in the magic of sound!

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Jim Cristaldi
  • Recorded: August 21, 2023

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