Zia McCabe is a keyboard player, percussionist and bass guitarist, and member of American alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols. She is also a solo DJ (DJ Rescue), and part of a six-piece country music band called Brush Prairie. She graduated from Battle Ground High School in Battle Ground, Washington in 1993. In 1995, with hardly any prior musical experience, Zia joined The Dandy Warhols.

Fast-forward to today, her tenure with the Dandys has been sprinkled with advocacy (last time I saw Zia, she was leading Bernie Sanders onstage at Portland’s Moda Center for the 2016 Presidential Campaign), a burgeoning real estate career, multiple original projects & raising chickens!

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Note: Sorry about the audio issues here. If you can get past them, you’ll enjoy Jeff’s personality and hilarious stories!

When you see a legendary band like Starship, it’s tough not to focus on Mickey Thomas’ inimitable vocal range, or the engaging presence of female lead Stephanie Calvert… until you see what an entertainer Jeff Adams is. On his own, Jeff fronts a stellar band in Memphis, Tennessee, and when he’s onstage with Starship, it’s remarkable to hear this guy play bass, sing his ass off, and bring a stage presence that would leave insecure lead singers envious.

I really enjoy Jeff’s energy offstage, too. We’ve been all over the world together, and this was a fun share “backstage”.

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Partnering with Five Star Guitars, All Access Live is honored to share the air with the legendary right-hand man to guitar god Eddie Van Halen, Mr. Tom Weber. Geoff Metts will co-host this event, and will be discussing the forthcoming in-store appearance by Mr. Weber.

Tom’s reflection upon Eddie’s passing: “Above all else, he was a force that changed the world. He brought us inspiration to be better today than we were yesterday, to strive for perfection and a sense of pride & accomplishment in ourselves as players and as people.”

Tom has seen the glory and hardships of what this industry can bring. Aside from sharing stories and anecdotes about those experiences, he champions Eddie’s mantra to “just play.” We play, we teach, we pick up the torch and light the spark, no matter how brightly our fire can shine.

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From his days playing drums for Powerman 5000 and Dope to the international touring as a tech with The Cult and Danzig, Adrian Ost has seen a lot of rock & roll – both good & bad. Now he calls a creekside getaway in the woods “home”, trading the chaos and debauchery from the rock world for the serenity of rural Washington.

Having amassed a lifetime of stories in his years, those experiences are shared live, as you come backstage with us!

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Sara and Renee chat about Crone Queen; a collective they launched on Int’l Women’s Day to bring together women and celebrate the act of aging. Both dynamic ladies are Chief Executives of Tech companies and badass women getting stronger and smarter as they age. Want some inspiration? This’ll bring it!

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The infectious grooves and million-dollar smile of drummer Dave Kendall has graced more stages in the Pacific Northwest than almost anyone.

Dave’ll bring that smile and brilliant conversation to All Access Live to discuss the earliest metal days and his beloved band “Gargoyle”, to today’s contemporary country group “Night Rose”.

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For more than a decade, the Jeremy Wilson Foundation 501(c)3 (JWF) has been dedicated to improving the overall well-being of local musicians and their families during times of medical crisis.

Singer-songwriter Jeremy Wilson, a lifelong working musician whose bands include the Dharma Bums and Pilot, was inspired to launch the JWF in June 2010 after being diagnosed with a serious congenital heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White. This experience quickly exposed the harsh reality of navigating the healthcare system as an artist and independent contractor, and the need for better access to healthcare in the musical community.

Jeremy was also struck by the incredible outpouring of goodwill and support he received from the friends, fans and family that helped him through four heart surgeries. Jeremy formed the JWF in hopes of replicating this model: uniting fellow musicians and music lovers to help provide critical support to individual musicians and their families when medical crises occur.

This resulted in the JWF’s Musicians’ Emergency Healthcare Program (MEHP), which has provided both financial assistance for qualified recipients and critical consultative support through the JWF volunteer social services team. This social services component, led by a Licensed Master Social Worker, enables JWF to connect those we serve with additional local, state, or federal aid and help them navigate the complex healthcare system. This program has recently been re-launched as the Musician Health & Services Program, allowing us to expand our grants and services under a single holistic point-of-entry and ultimately help more people access the support they need more quickly.

Jeremy and I will discuss his bands, commitment to assisting his musical community, and ways that he sees us all making a difference.

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Oregon-based non-profit Music Workshop provides an innovative online K-8 music education program that any school can access and teach regardless of their means, location or teacher expertise. The program is predicated on the ‘open education’ concept: a global movement that brings high quality online education to schools and students everywhere, free-of-charge.

By providing educational materials directly to schools/students, Music Workshop gives teachers the necessary music education resources to enhance their own curriculum.

As the Founder/Executive Director of Music Workshop, Amy has taught over 800 Music Workshop classes for students K-8th grade throughout.

Amy’s vision to supplement music education in schools worldwide is a tested and proven model to expand the knowledge and interest in music by today’s youth. Share that vision with us “backstage”!

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Ramble On is Portland, Oregon’s most popular Led Zeppelin tribute.

Lead singer Rich Ray nailed the high tenor vocals made famous by Robert Plant, with all the power and soul one would expect from seeing Led Zeppelin their prime.

Virtuoso axe man Steve Adams plays the part of Jimmy Page to perfection..complete with the double-neck guitars, violin bows, and ripping solos.

Chael Emmett was heroic on bass and keys, a la John Paul Jones, while drummer Merrill Hale anchored the rhythm section with master chops and an authentic set of Ludwig Vistalites to boot.

As one of the most remarkable bands honoring perhaps the greatest rock & roll band on the planet, Ramble On have done just that (rambled on), but we are going to catch up with the guys on their current situations, funny stories from those days of tribute, and other shenanigans. Come join us!

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Joel’s career started in 1977 when he wrote and produced a song that became a top five record in Canada and Europe. Following this major break, Mr. Wertman made the move to Los Angeles where he joined Mushroom Records as a staff producer and writer. There he recorded and remixed for artists including Heart, Doucette and Ian Matthews. Mr. Wertman got his first taste for television as a writer with Hart to Hart and Taxi and a songwriter/producer for Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi.

Later in his career, Mr. Wertman held executive roles with multiple record labels including president of Eureka/EMI, Eureka/BMG, Eureka Records and Sire/Discovery Records. During his tenure, Mr. Wertman was instrumental in the careers of many artists including The Goo Goo Dolls, Heart, KISS, No Doubt, Bush, Young MC, and Tiffany, among others, officials said.

Additionally, Mr. Wertman develops and produces television programming for children.

Today, Wertman is far from Hollywood but very much involved in a media company with its hand in music and a focus on a visual future fueled by 5G just as much as ATSC 3.0.

Wertman is the President of Reach High Media Group, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based company that is the successor to Luken Communications.

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