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Everything BUT The Show

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A weekly podcast about touring, road stories, and life behind-the-scenes of the music industry. Hosted by Eric Kilby and Mike Jay.

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A weekly podcast about touring, road stories, and life behind-the-scenes of the music industry. Hosted by Eric Kilby and Mike Jay.

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Everything BUT The Show

Latest release on Nov 24, 2020

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Rank #1: Season 1 Finale

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Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they wrap up season 1 in style! Joining them on the show this week is the entire team that works tirelessly behind the scenes, rolling out a new episode week after week. Daniel Myers, Aidan McKernan, and Becca Brewer help bring this phenomenal season to a close for the holidays with so much laughter and some intriguing conversation that you don't want to miss.

Some moments you don't want to miss in this episode include:

  • "I've had that queso 6 out of the last 7 days...I'm not sorry about it!"
  • The team discusses Christmas music
  • Each team member pulls out their favorite highlight from season 1
  • Rapid fire questions that uncover some intriguing details
  • "I'd go with Bohemian Rhapsody..."
  • Thankful hearts and holiday plans
  • We need to make shirts that say "I'm grateful for you!"


We will announce more information and what to expect as we continue making plans for season 2 in early 2021! Stay tuned to our website, socials and this podcast platform for updates! We want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a very, Merry Christmas!


Be sure to check out our show website at:
https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com

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Nov 24 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: Jenn Manning - Road Manager

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Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they have some great conversation with longtime music industry veteran Jenn Manning. Having worked behind the scenes for over 25 years, she has worked as a road manager among other roles for artists such as Switchfoot, Third Day, Amy Grant, Casting Crowns, and more. Her perspective and mentality is such a gift in this industry which makes this episode one you do not want to miss.

Some highlights, topics, and quotes you don't want to miss in this episode include:

  • "I had to go back and find out if he needed anything..."
  • Jenn recalls the first time she met host Mike Jay on the road
  • How her career started as a promoter
  • A story behind the real meaning of "Promoter Profit"
  • All expense paid trip to Red Rocks for a farewell concert
  • "I just have to do the next right thing..."
  • A story of $2,000 missing from road float
  • Jenn talks about being a female on the road in a leadership role
  • The warning signs, results, and pitfalls of burnout on the road


Jenn shares some practical tips that will definitely impact your career in this week's Road Map for Life.


Be sure to check out our show website at:
https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com

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Nov 17 2020

53mins

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Rank #3: Al Andrews - Counselor to Artists

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Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week for an encouraging and very special episode with their dear friend Al Andrews. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Porter's Call, a non-profit organization that specializes in counseling, free of charge, specifically to recording artists: "A place to be real. A guide who understands. A story to be told." Al has worked with artists in multiple genres such as Christian, Country, Pop, Gospel, and Goth to mention a few. He is a trusted friend to so many in the entertainment industry and we are so thankful to spend some quality time with him.

Some highlights, topics, and quotes you don't want to miss in this episode include:

  • "You don't have to be on TMZ doing something stupid!"
  • Too much fame, not enough fame. Too much money, not enough money.
  • Artists being courageous on stage...it can be a very lonely place.
  • The background and story behind Porter's Call
  • "I thought anyone who had a CD had plenty of money!"
  • Co-writes don't happen here
  • The current mental state in our country as a result of COVID
  • "Everybody makes money from me..." and then I said "...well I don't!"


Make sure you listen to this week's Road Map for Life where Al shares some truth that will definitely impact your life.


Be sure to check out our show website at:
https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com

You can find more information about Porter's Call online at:
https://www.porterscall.com

You can find more information about Music Health Alliance online at:
https://www.musichealthalliance.com

You can find more information about MusiCares online at:
https://www.grammy.com/musicares

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Nov 03 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: Melanie Henkes - Venue Manager

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Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they visit with the General Manager of Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME, Melanie Henkes. She has spent most of her professional career working tirelessly behind the scenes of events in large venues. Some of the names she has worked alongside of include Beyonce', Eric Church, Prince, WWE, the Secret Service, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Drake, Bruno Mars, and countless other artists, tours, sports teams, and so much more.

Some highlights, topics, and quotes you don't want to miss in this episode include:

  • "Do you have a refrigerator for 600 lbs of tiger meat?"
  • Overstepping boundaries in new roles
  • Over 300 people working behind the scenes of one show
  • How close is the nearest Chick-Fil-A?
  • Relationships are crucial no matter what department they're in
  • "You can scoop up poo, but if you have fun people to do it with..."
  • Melanie talks about her career path from college to being a General Manager in the corporate world
  • "...I guarantee you I can outwork them every day of the week and twice on Sunday!"


Make sure you listen to Melanie share some priceless truth that will never fail you in this week's Road Map for Life.

Be sure to check out our show website at:
https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com.

You can find more information about Melanie's venue, Cross Insurance Arena online at:
http://www.crossarenaportland.com

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Oct 27 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: Scott Moore - Production Manager & Designer

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Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they sit down with Scott Moore. Having more than 40 years of experience, he has worked on some of the biggest events in history. His experience ranges from playing drums for Bob Hope to working alongside of Oprah Winfrey. Scott has tremendous experience as a Production Manager, Show Designer, and is an incredible Show Director and Producer as well. Whether it's award shows or arena shows, indoor or outdoor, Scott has done them all at a high level with immense success.

Some unforgettable moments (and quotes) you don't want to miss in this episode include:

  • "People see better in the dark in Minnesota than I do?"
  • Talking about a quote that you should NEVER use
  • Family being a priority when touring
  • "You don't have a mic'd up elephant!"
  • What it's like going to the hospital with a crew member on tour
  • "It was so sad, everyone was wearing black!"
  • Scott shares some practical advice in this week's 'Road Map for Life'


Be sure to check out our show website at:
https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com.

You can find Scott online at:
https://www.goliveproductions.com
https://edgelightrgb.com

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Oct 20 2020

58mins

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Rank #6: Eric Tellefsen - Security Director

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Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they go backstage to talk with someone who is rarely visible at shows; a security director. The guys had the privilege to visit with Eric Tellefsen, a 35-year veteran in law enforcement. During his career, he spent more than 20 years being a part of the SWAT team as well as 7 years coordinating his state's fugitive team. Once he started doing entertainment, Eric has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry as well as very large arena level tours. As you listen to this episode, you will certainly learn that he has a heart to serve and protect while making a positive impact on those around him.

Some highlights and moments you don't want to miss in this episode are:

  • "The secret service doesn't make mistakes..."
  • What a security advance consists of
  • "When you see me running one way, you should run the other way!"
  • Working with every US President and/or Vice President since Ronald Reagan
  • What goes through the mind of a security director
  • The importance of his physical fitness 
  • Eric shares some unforgettable insight in this week's 'Road Map for Life'


Be sure to check out our show website at:
https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com

You can find Eric online at:
http://www.watershedministries.org

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Oct 13 2020

54mins

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Rank #7: Bex Reiff - Merchandise Manager

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In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay sit down with Bex Reiff who has spent many years perfecting her role as a merchandise manager. Many start in this role and transition to something else that is more of their forte. However, after exploring many other positions in the music industry, she discovered her passion in this very essential role. Some of the clients she has worked alongside of include Amy Grant, Mercy Me, Michael W. Smith, Colbie Caillet, TobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, CMA Fest, K-Love Fan Awards, Winter Jam, and so many more! Not only has she sold merch on the road, Bex has overseen the concourse and all vendors on extremely large tours. She has also helped develop branding and logistics of merch behind the scenes as well as being a fantastic VIP coordinator for many one-of-a-kind backstage experiences.

Some highlights and moments you don't want to miss in this episode are:

  • A man intentionally running through a glass door
  • Continually trying until you get a 'yes'
  • The two people that helped her find her passion and calling
  • How doing events in college led to her career
  • Fire Marshal's with a tape measure
  • Dealing with burnout in this industry
  • Venue staff in a bloody fight on the concourse
  • Bex shares such great truth in this week's 'Road Map for Life'


Be sure to check out our show website at:
https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com.

You can find Bex on Instagram at:
@bextrax

You can find Bex on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/Bextrax

You can find The Wyatt Company online at:
https://www.thewyattcompany.com

You can find The Wyatt Company on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/wyatt.co.candles/

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Oct 06 2020

57mins

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Rank #8: Russ Hall - Live TV Director

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Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they sit down with one of the best Live TV Director's in the business, Russ Hall. Having 35 years of experience, he has worked behind the scenes on some of the biggest live shows and TV productions you can imagine. Some of the events he has directed include live concerts, award shows, hockey games, Presidential interviews and specials, as well as benefit concerts featuring Lady Gaga, Alabama, Lee Greenwood, Lyle Lovett, and 5 living presidents of the United States. Russ also had the honor and privilege of directing Billy Graham's memorial service.

Some highlights and moments you don't want to miss in this episode are:

  • Looking at a wall of 120 TV monitors at one time
  • A quick breakdown of what roles are in the TV production truck
  • Listening to a clip of Russ directing an actual performance from the truck
  • Talking about the benefits of making mistakes on your journey
  • Starting at age 19 and talking as fast as you can
  • How an Associate Director can really set you up for success
  • "TV yelling" vs. "I'm really mad at you" yelling
  • "You've gotta be able to fix that in post editing"
  • Russ shares a valuable lesson in this week's 'Road Map for Life'


Be sure to check out our show website at:
https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com.

You can find Russ online at:
https://www.russellhall.tv

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Sep 29 2020

52mins

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Rank #9: Chris Lisle - Production Designer

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In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with longtime music industry veteran Chris Lisle. For nearly 30 years, he has worked behind the scenes on some of the biggest live shows in multiple roles such as Lighting Designer, Production Manager, and Show Producer. However, his expertise as a Production Designer is second to none. Some of Chris' clients, both past and present, include: Robert Plant, Alice Cooper, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, One Republic, Dave Koz, Danny Gokey, Sugarland, Peter Frampton, Nick Carter, Babyface, Chris Young, Sara Evans, Keith Urban, The Recording Academy (Grammy's) and many others. Chris is also a member of the CMA as well as the ACM.

Some highlights and moments you don't want to miss in this episode are:

  • What his very first gig looked like
  • An unforgettable experience in catering with Robert Plant
  • The steps involved in designing a set for a show
  • Some amazing wisdom about personal and mental health
  • Creating intimacy during a performance for the audience
  • Some logistics and conversation behind Nashville's Fourth of July Celebration
  • How to "enhance but not distract" when creating a performance
  • Chris shares an acronym to help navigate your career in this week's 'Road Map for Life'


Be sure to check out our show website at:
https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com.

You can find Chris online at:
https://www.clldllc.com

You can find Chris on Instagram at:
@clisle

Be sure to visit Touring Career Workshop online at:
https://www.touringcareerworkshop.com

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Sep 22 2020

56mins

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Rank #10: Chad Jeffers - Multi-Instrumentalist

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In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with musical genius and multi-instrumentalist Chad Jeffers. For the last 13 years, he has been an essential member of country superstar Carrie Underwood's band. He also spent many years touring with guitar sensation Keith Urban, the legandary Kenny Loggins, and so many more. While his specialty instruments are guitar, dobro, and pedal steel, Chad can pretty much play anything with strings on it (not to mention other instruments like saxophone and harmonica). He has performed around the world for live audiences including USO shows, award shows, live TV, and countless others. He is also a speaker, author, and an educator.

Some highlights and moments you don't want to miss in this episode are:

  • How coins on a train track helped launched his career
  • Landing on an aircraft carrier
  • Having to learn new instruments for a tour/show
  • Days off during international travel
  • A former student yelling his name at the CMA awards
  • Walking "the monorail" in the dark with a spotlight on you while playing
  • Chad shares a great reminder in this week's 'Road Map for Life'


Be sure to check out our show website at:
https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com.

You can find Chad online at:
https://www.chadjeffers.com

You can find Chad on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/chad.jeffers

You can find Chad on Instagram at:
@chadjeffers

You can find Chad's podcast online at:
https://www.chadjeffers.com/podcast/

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Sep 15 2020

48mins

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