Life Changes Show, October 24, 2022
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy
Time to Fully Embrace Our Unity with Nature – Ep708
Featuring Interview Guest, Educator, Author, and One of the Founders of Oxfam America, Earth Train Foundation, the Mamoní Valley Preserve, Fundación Geoversity, and Geoversity, Nathan Gray; and Performance Guest, Singer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Called “a keyboard wizard” by The New Yorker, Bob Malone, on The LIFE CHANGES Show, Episode 708, Titled, Time to Fully Embrace Our Unity with Nature”
Interview Guest: NATHAN GRAY; and Performance Guest: BOB MALONE
Nathan has over 40 years of experience in the fields of international development and education. He is one of the staff founders of Oxfam America supporting emerging community development leadership in low-income countries and has been a pioneer in socially positive investment.
Nathan started the youth leadership organization Earth Train Foundation in 1991 and, in 2001, led the establishment of its international base in Panama where he co-founded the Mamoní Valley Preserve with Colin Wiel & family, and founded Fundación Earth Train, now Fundación Geoversity.
Together with Verne Harnish, he directed the launch of the Geoversity ecosystem with its annual The Nature of Business executive events, as well as Geoversity’s “Designing with Nature” and “Life Changer” initiatives. He was a contributing author of Disaster and Development (Fred Cuny) published in 1989 by Oxford University Press and a contributing author of Change Not Charity – Essays on Oxfam America’s First 40 Years, published in 2010.
Educational background: BA in International Relations from the University of California, San Francisco. Completed special studies in literature at the Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico; Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain; and Université de Toulouse en Pau, France.
Called a “keyboard wizard” by The New Yorker, BOB MALONE has amassed a loyal international fan-base through twenty-five years of touring and nine critically acclaimed album releases. He’s played keyboards for John Fogerty since 2011, and has been a session player for Ringo Starr and Avril Lavigne.
His recording of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” was the theme in the 2018 Illumination/Universal movie trailers for The Grinch. MusicRiot UK says “His solo work pulls in elements from classical, soul, blues, rock, funk and jazz into a glorious fusion that’s pure Bob Malone.”
Solo and with his band, Bob has played Umbria Jazz Festival (ITALY), Glastonbury Music Festival (UK), Long Beach Bayou Festival (US), Blue Mountains Music Festival (AU), Cincy Blues Festival (US), Umbria Jazz Week (CHINA), plus headlining shows at Iridium (NYC), Garry Marshall Theatre (L.A.), 606 Club (LONDON), Dazzle Jazz & Blues (DENVER), and Clay Center For The Arts (CHARLESTON, WV).
Bob has been featured twice at WWOZ Piano Night in New Orleans. As a member of John Fogerty’s band, he’s played New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Radio City Music Hall, and The Hollywood Bowl and is featured on the 2019 concert album/DVD “50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks” and the 2013 release “Wrote A Song For Everyone.”
Bob’s 2021 release, Good People, went to #11 Rock, #1 Soft Rock, and #1 New Jersey on the Roots Music Report radio charts and debuted at #15 on the IBBA UK charts. Nearly a year after its release, “Oh Well” is still on the SiriusXM Bluesville top-50 Most Heard list. Elmore Magazine wrote: “Bob Malone is a soulful songwriter, passionate singer, exuberant piano player and ecstatic performer whose astounding, abounding talents are immediately evident throughout 11 inspired and inspiring songs on his
glorious ninth album, Good People.”
In its review of the album, American Songwriter said: “From complex turbo-charged polyrhythmic soul-jazz excursions to the most fundamental folk-rock anthems, Malone knows how to light it on fire.”
His songs and his playing have been heard on NCSI New Orleans, Entertainment Tonight, Lucifer, and The Hallmark Channel.
“A Keyboard Wizard.” ~ THE NEW YORKER
“A soulful songwriter, passionate singer, exuberant piano player and ecstatic performer.” ~ ELMORE MAGAZINE
“[Malone’s] take on Bob Dylan’s ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ breathed new life and energy into it, but the one that blew me away was ‘Oh Well’ by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.” ~ BANGOR DAILY NEWS
“Wondering why nobody writes songs like your old favorites anymore? Bob Malone is the kind of guy that could make you weep.” ~ PALM BEACH POST
“If he could find a way to throw that Steinway grand over his shoulder the way a hot-dog guitar player does, I think he would.” ~ NOLA DEFENDER
“Keyboardist Bob Malone may have been the best musician on the stage outside of Mr. Fogerty himself.”
~ PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
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A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.