Episode theme: People whose musical success enhances the lives of everyone that hear it.
For many years, Kenny White was a fixture in the NY studio scene, writing and producing literally hundreds of commercials for TV and radio. In this capacity, he worked with artists like Gladys Knight, Linda Ronstadt, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs, Kim Carnes, Felix Cavaliere, Dobie Gray and Aaron Neville. After being hailed by reviewers from the NY Times to the SF Chronicle for his thrilling and unique piano playing, White chose to devote himself to making his first album and subsequently, “hitting the road.” Since 2001, he has released six albums and toured worldwide.
Website: Kenny White
Marco d’Ambrosio has scored numerous award winning films, documentaries, and live theatre projects. Marco is also responsible for creating much of the dynamic sound and music heard in the acclaimed Lucasfilm THX trailers. In 2005, he was one of six accomplished composers awarded a fellowship from the Sundance Institute.