Episode Two

Host Peter Doell interviews CJ Vanston and Al Schmitt.
  • CJ Vanston is a music producer, film composer, songwriter and musician extraordinaire.
  • Al Schmitt is a world renown recording engineer and music producer who has over 20 Grammy Award wins and countless nominations.



cj vanstonCJ Vanston is a multi Grammy-nominated producer, film composer, session keyboard player and songwriter. As a keyboardist and arranger, CJ has worked on over 200 albums with artists such as Prince, Spinal Tap, Celine Dion, Joe Cocker, Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr, Dolly Parton, Jann Arden, Chris Botti, Kenny Loggins, Chaka Khan, ‘NSync and many more.

He is currently producing a new studio album for the band TOTO and finishing up a solo project with Jeff "Skunk" Baxter due early 2015.

And of course CJ is one of the 3 surviving members of The Beyman Bros!

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al schmittAl Schmitt is a legendary recording engineer and producer with a career spanning over four decades. He has won over 20 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most decorated recipients in Grammy history. Al's skills are showcased on over 150 gold and platinum albums. Al’s credits are incredibly vast and include the likes of Barbra Streisand, Neil Young, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, and Paul McCartney… His list at Allmusic contains over 1100 entries, so these names only scratch the surface.

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