The Sound Off Podcast Network announces the debut of “Backstage Stories: Crew Are People Too”, hosted by Ted Bird. Life on the road as part of a concert tour crew can be glamour or grind, sometimes both. From the intensity of loading in and loading out, setting up and tearing down, to the anxious, white line drudgery of highway travel in the middle of the night to get to the next city on time, it’s a roller coaster ride of sacrifice and reward.
Backstage Stories: Crew Are People Too is dedicated to the unsung ranks who toil in the shadows of the live entertainment industry. Without their passion and dedication, there would be no show. These are their stories – from backstage, from the road, and from the heart.
Ted Bird, morning show host at Lite 106.7 in Hudson, QC, takes us on a road trip of stories from the load out, to the next stop and beyond. You’ll hear from the people you know as technicians, stagehands, crew, and roadies, as well as artists, performers, managers and the people who surround them.
“Big trucks and music are two lifelong passions for me, so when serendipity brought me together with Truck ‘N Roll, a podcast seemed like a natural fit – especially with the live touring industry in restart mode after spending the past year-and-a-half in pandemic shutdown. I’m excited about helping to get the word out about the touring industry getting back online, and how that’s creating opportunities for people cut out for the lifestyle.”
The opening episode features Ghislain Arsenault, who was running a modest provincial trucking company out of Montreal when Celine Dion’s husband and manager, Rene Angelil, approached him in 1996 about providing transportation for Celine’s North American tour. Sensing something big was in the offering, he overcame his own self-doubt and took the job with three rented trucks and three used trailers. The gamble paid off. In 1997, the movie Titanic spawned Celine’s breakthrough signature song, My Heart Will Go On, and Arsenault went from three diesel-belching beaters to a state of the art fleet of trucks that’s become a concert tour backbone for some of the biggest recording artists in the world.
Backstage Stories is available everywhere you would expect to find a podcast, and at http://soundoff.network.
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