On today's episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we go in depth with actor, boxer, musician, and teacher Tony Danza. The two talk about his recent performances of music from the American songbook. The 71 year old singer is touring all across the country and bringing joy everywhere he goes reviving the songs of the early 20th century. Tony even describes how working on the Emmy award winning show Taxi led to his interest in performing music on stage.The Italian boxer explained how his boxing career actually landed him the role for Taxi after he came into the audition all banged up from a bout he had the night before. The native New Yorker gives his thoughts on the recent youtuber boxing matches that have been blowing up everywhere and if they belong in the sport. Tony gives his take on the recent defunding of the police movement because of his involvement in the police athletic league. Danza talks with gentry about all of his famous co-stars, civil rights, the state of boxing today and so much more, all on today's episode of The Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes releasing.
On today's episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we listen to author and director Kevin Smokler. The two talk about Smokler's new documentary 'Vinyl Nation' which looks into the new resurgence over the past decade of vinyl records. The documentary is available to watch on YouTube, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime. They also touch on the coming up vinyl record day which is August 12th where you celebrate by going out and supporting a local record store. The director discusses his obsession with 80s movies and how he always wanted to live in Hill Valley California with Marty McFly after stating he has watched ‘Back to the Future’ more than anyone ever. The two also speak on how the production of vinyl records have changed and how large companies have reduced the quality of the records they sell to make a quick buck. Gentry and Kevin chat it up about records, music, new technology , 80s movies, and so much more on today's podcast. Make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.