Bobby Pallotta is the eye behind the camera, capturing “The Story” from every still shot to video for his clientele for over 25 years.

He started in the industry at the age of 14 in the production of audio recording which grew throughout the years having worked with Twisted Sister, George Clinton, Dream Theater, Three Doors Down, Village People & many others. The audio recording business gave him the opportunity to expand into video & photography production which led him to work in the entertainment and broadcast industry and found his passion. Clients say that “the experience of working with Bobby P.” is the reason they continue coming back to Bobby P. Media.

Capturing “The Story” is Bobby’s passion.

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Insiders might know Tom as “The Rock & Roll Accountant”, but his talents lie far beyond crunching numbers. Tom is a talented songwriter, performer, businessman and philanthropist that has been a champion for great causes in Music Education and the fulfillment of honoring those great musicians of Oregon before him.

We’ve been friends many years, and every moment I spend with Tom leaves me reassured that good people DO exist in this world! He and his bride Char have influenced many fellow Oregonians with their generosity and kindness, and I’m excited to share some of those great humane qualities.

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ROCK ROYALTY continues on All Access Live! Legends Stevie Salas, Dave Abbruzzese and Melvin Brannon, together again. When they recorded the Colorcode album Alter Native, they made history, and we’ll make history again when we get down and dirty with some of the most remarkable players in the business.

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Wow… we hit it all – Randy Rhoads, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Dio and SO MUCH MORE, and THEN…. Tawny Kitaen jumped in to chat with us! This is the most fun you’re going to have online! My heart and thanks go out to Rudy and Tawny both. What a blast! Come revisit today’s live chat and discover what rock’s royalty find in establishing a legacy.

This is NO April Fool’s Joke! All Access Live with Kevin Rankin brings you quite possibly THE most iconic bassist from the 80s hard rock era! Rudy Sarzo has amassed an INCREDIBLE pedigree, having been a member of Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Manic Eden, Dio, Blue Öyster Cult, Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche, Devil City Angels and currently The Guess Who.

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Tawny Kitaen burst onto television screens when MTV still showed music videos, many of which she appeared in, including Whitesnake’s hits “Here We Go Again” and “Is This Love”. Now, Kitaen showcases her acting skills in the award winning film, Come Simi. In the role of Dee-Dee, the aging porn actress, Kitaen shines, breaking through her previously typecast parts and emerging as an actor who stretches beyond the stereotypes, and showcases skills that are wide-ranging and on point. To play Dee-Dee, Kitaen relied on her uncanny ability to deconstruct everything in life, in this case, the film’s character, which is based on a real person, and subsequently bring to life a narcissistic yet inherently kind and slightly crazy character. In Come Simi, Tawny turns in her most evocative and emotive performance to date.

Born Julie Kitaen and renaming herself Tawny at the age of 12, Kitaen began her teen years more independently than most. Left to her own devices with little to no parental supervision for most of this time, Kitaen dropped out of high school, a decision that she not only regretted but rectified by returning to school, attending college, and happily completing her studies in Political Science during the infamous WGA strike. In her late teens, she successfully pursued a modeling career while her sights were set on acting. The mid ‘80’s were filled with activity on all fronts for Kitaen: Tawny appeared in several glam rock videos, even gracing the album covers of some of the genres best, Ratt and Whitesnake; her acting career took off as she starred in Witchboard and opposite Tom Hanks in Bachelor Party; she married Whitesnake’s David Coverdale who she subsequently divorced two years later. Throughout this period, Kitaen continued to pursue one of the things she is most passionate about – acting.

The ‘90 brought Kitaen continued success as an actress. She co-hosted America’s Funniest People alongside Dave Coulier and nearly simultaneously co-starred in The New WKRP in Cincinnati. She also began to appear in many long-running comedies and dramas including episodes of Seinfeld and Married With Children. This decade also ushered in a new role for Kitaen- motherhood. During this time, she gave birth to two daughters, moved to Orange County, CA., with her then-husband, professional baseball player, Chuck Finley and focused on raising her children deciding to put her acting aside for the time being.

The dawn of the new millennium rang in Kitaen’s revitalized pursuit of acting with new roles in hit dramas like CSI. She also starred in two short films, Happy Hour and Here We Go Again. Throughout her career, Tawny has appeared in over 15 films and countless television shows. Today, Kitaen looks ahead to doing more of what she truly loves- acting. With her return to the screen playing the role of DeeDee in the award-winning film Come Simi, Kitaen has shown that through the years she has continued to hone her skills subsequently turning in an outstanding performance as one of the three women starring in the film. The future unfolds for Tawny Kitaen as she looks for roles in which she can continue to showcase her acting skills, breaking free from preconceived notions and stereotypical roles.

We’ll be hanging out live & welcome you to chat with us on All Access Live: www.youtube.com/allaccesslivewithkevinrankin

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Alan Keown is a noted percussionist and teacher in the Pacific Northwest. As a performer he has worked with the Smothers Brothers, Suzanne Sommers, Sharri Lewis, the Britt Festival orchestra and numerous symphony orchestras including the renowned Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra. As a drum set artist he has performed in concerts and nightclubs throughout the Northwest, as well as recording studio dates for albums, jingles, and video projects.

Alan is a clinician for Yamaha Drums, Sabian, Vic Firth drumsticks, and Remo as well as the marching percussion specialist for various Oregon High Schools. He is also the founder of the Alan Keown Marching Percussion Camp, currently held in Oregon. Mr. Keown publishes marching band music with Matrix Publishing Company and concert percussion literature with Alfred Publishing.

Matthew Keown is one of the top university-level percussionists in the country. He was a snare drummer with the 2009 and 2010 Blue Devils and became section leader and center snare in 2011. As a former percussion major at the University of Oregon, Matt now studies percussion at Yale in New haven, CT. Matt is a featured clinician for Remo Inc. and former staff of the Oregon Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps.

Get inspired by these remarkably talented educators and percussionists as we chat live on All Access Live: www.youtube.com/allaccesslivewithkevinrankin

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Powerhouse Singer-Songwriter, Lynn Frances Anderson is BACK – and better than ever! Anderson has been away from us for awhile, but, the transformation is profound. Anderson’s all new Songwriter Series brings together songwriters who are not typically sharing a stage because they each have their own projects. Anderson’s new band is like nothing she’s ever done before!

Lynn has recorded four albums since her music career began in the late 80s. Lynn’s first studio recording, was released in 1997, titled, “My Famous Friend”. This would prove to be a bit of a premonition. The musicians Anderson would come to work with are indeed, her “famous friends”. Anderson has performed with renowned and legendary musicians including Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Scarlet Rivera (Bob Dylan), Joe Craven (David Grisman, Gerry Garcia), Tony “TC” Coleman (BB King, Bobby Blue Bland, Jamey Johnson), All The King’s Men – the men who made up BB King’s band. Anderson’s latest album is “One Fine Day” and features Jennifer, TC, Scarlet Rivera and Portland’s beloved guitarist, Tim Ellis.

Anderson’s career began to soar in the early 2000s. Her appearances ranged from headlining large Pride festivals with her stellar band, to concert halls across the country. After her headlining appearance with the band at Atlanta Pride, Anderson performed solo for the Savannah, GA Folk Society in a beautiful concert hall packed with members. She also performed as an acoustic duo with guitarist, Mary Curtis, at the New York Museum of Modern Art. She had international airplay and is featured in Girls Rock!: Fifty Years of Women Making Music. An unexpected turn of events caused an unplanned hiatus, but, Anderson’s musical family encouraged her back to her life purpose. Her muse returning, Anderson is now in a very exciting resurgence. Her music has taken on a new vibration, she has a Tele-Style guitar in her hands alongside her master class acoustics. Lynn has transformed, as has her music.

With three projects in the works, you can find her performing solo and hosting the all new LFA Songwriter Series, launching a Pretenders Tribute concert series, and performing with her all new band featuring fresh arrangements of select covers. The new style is a twist on Anderson’s existing material, incorporating songs like “The River” and “Road to New Orleans” and adding both covers and new material in a Country-Americana-Roots Rock-Blues-style. (Think Eagles meeting Brad Paisley meets Lone Justice, meets Creedence meets CSNY meets Allison Krause meets Dinah Washington.)

Anderson was appointed as a Commissioner with the Beaverton Arts Commission in 2020, where a new 550-seat performing arts center is under construction.
Lynn and I share an empath wave, and we’ll share it with you on All Access Live: www.youtube.com/allaccesslivewithkevinrankin

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DIANE FRANKLIN is an American actress, who is best known for her performances as a teen ingenue in films and television, during the 1980s. Starting at age ten, Diane began her professional career as a model, then worked in commercials, a soap opera and theater. Her first film role was the lead in CANNON FILMS, teen comedy, THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN (1982). It was in this film, Diane’s dark, curly hair was introduced to audiences, and took root as an American hair fashion, kick-starting the perm trend of the 80s.

Diane’s next role was playing the troubled daughter, Patricia Montelli, in Dino DeLaurentis’ horror classic, AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION (1982.) Following this film, Diane starred in television movies; DEADLY LESSONS (ABC) and SUMMERGIRL (CBS.)

Diane also had guest-starring roles on several TV series such as CHARLES IN CHARGE, MURDER SHE WROTE, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, MATLOCK and FREDDY’s NIGHTMARES.

In 1985, Diane won her most BELOVED ROLE, the spirited French-exchange student, Monique Junot, in the cult comedy, BETTER OFF DEAD (1985.) She continued her film career , starring in the cult parody, TERRORVISION (1987), and 20TH Century Fox comedy, HOW I GOT INTO COLLEGE (1989).Diane’s WORLD-WIDE recognition came from her performance as the medieval babe, Princess Elizabeth, in the time-traveling comedy BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989).​

Diane’s MOST RECENT film work can be seen in AMITYVILLE MURDERS (Hulu/Starz), WALLY GOT WASTED (Amazon,) SKIN (Amazon), THE FINAL INTERVIEW (Blu-Ray) and OFF CANNY on TikTok. Upcoming films are WAKING NIGHTMARE, CLAY ZOMBIES and UNTITLED THRILLER (TBA.)

Diane is the author of two autobiographies: DIANE FRANKLIN: The Excellent ADVENTURES of the Last American, French-Exchange Babe of the 80s (Amazon/Kindle,) and DIANE FRANKLIN: The Excellent CURLS of the Last American, French-Exchange Babe of the 80s (Amazon), and is presently working on a third book, a tribute to the comedy film BETTER OFF DEAD. She also sang the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium in 2004.

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Mark Lettieri is a guitarist, composer, producer, and instructor based in Fort Worth, TX. Proficient in a multitude of styles, he records and performs in virtually every genre of popular music with both independent and major-label artists. He also composes and produces original instrumental music under his own name.

Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lettieri came to Texas via Texas Christian University (TCU), studying advertising and public relations, and competing in track and field. A passionate guitarist since middle school, he began his music career in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area upon graduating from TCU.

Playing in the vibrant Metroplex gospel and R&B scene led Lettieri to join jazz/world group Snarky Puppy in 2008, where he contributes as guitarist, as well as arranger and composer. His work with group has resulted in four GRAMMY Awards: Best R&B Performance for “Something” feat. Lalah Hathaway in 2014, and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (Sylva in 2016, Culcha Vulcha in 2017, and Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2021). Snarky Puppy tours constantly, having performed on every continent except Antarctica.

Outside of Snarky Puppy, Lettieri has released five albums as a leader: Knows (2011), Futurefun (2013), Spark and Echo (2016, #2 on iTunes Jazz and #11 on Billboard Jazz) Deep: The Baritone Sessions in (2019, #21 on Billboard Jazz), and most recently, Things of That Nature (2019, #1 on iTunes Jazz). Due in large part to Lettieri’s vibrant social media presence, these records have created a sizable buzz among fans of instrumental music worldwide. He performs this music live with the Mark Lettieri Trio, featuring Wes Stephenson (Funky Knuckles) on bass and Jason “JT” Thomas (Snarky Puppy, Forq) on drums.

In 2018, Lettieri joined up with Vulpeck-produced group The Fearless Flyers, featuring Cory Wong and Joe Dart of Vulfpeck on guitar and bass respectively, and drummer Nate Smith (Chris Potter, Pat Metheny). The quartet has released two EPs, The Fearless Flyers in 2018, and The Fearless Flyers II in 2019.

As an in-demand session guitarist and touring sideman, Lettieri has logged miles with neo-soul icon Erykah Badu, gospel singer Anthony Evans, and American Idol: Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. He’s also performed with a myriad of other artists, including Nelly, Anthony Evans, Chrisette Michele, Myron Butler, N’dambi, Bilal, and even comedians Dave Chappelle and Harry Shearer.

Recent recording work includes David Crosby, 50 Cent, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Tori Kelly, Ledisi, Tamela Mann, Eric Roberson, Lecrae, Lupe Fiasco, Keyshia Cole, Xzibit, as well as numerous radio and television jingles. Lettieri is also a member of SKP, a production collective led by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Symbolyc One (Kanye West, Beyonce).

He can also be seen on television, in the house band for the Marcus & Joni Show, a Christian morning talk/variety show broadcast in over 200 countries Daystar Television Network.

Lettieri teamed up with Paul Reed Smith Guitars to create his signature model electric guitar, the Fiore, released virtually during Winter NAMM 2021.

He resides with his wife, daughter, and two cats.

What an incredible deep dive into Deen’s career, struggles and triumphs! The first half of this interview featured Deen discussing his new project “The Rise Above”, his tenure in Hardline, Bad English, Paul Rodgers, Ozzy Osbourne, Journey, Revolution Saints and the Dead Daisies. He offered sage advice about the keys to recovery from substances, and the legacy that he wants to leave.

We were then joined by the iconic guitarist JENNIFER BATTEN, where she discussed her Guitar Cloud Symposium’s “Deep Dive” sessions happening tomorrow, March 20th. She’s been offering monthly programs with a variety of world-class artists to give an intensive set of skills in order to “Get the Good Gigs”!

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