Life Changes Show
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
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.
Guest, Billy Kent
Billy is a singer-songwriter born in and raised in Northeast Los Angeles (Highland Park), his songs encapsulate the many cultures and sounds of L.A. and California.
In his own words:
Music truly has saved my life; from an early age of 5, I danced in rhythm by eight singing in the school choir. After my parents’ divorce around age 10, life became a lot harder falling into poverty, age 12 getting arrested. At 13, my mom and sister got me my first guitar, and that put me on the path; it gave me an interest that turned to a passion for music more powerful than I knew.
My music education was the songs and artists that moved me. On the radio, I heard Ottis Redding sing “Try A Little Tenderness.” Artists like Marvin Gaye; I gravitated to prolific singer-songwriters besides Marvin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Jackson Brown, so many to mention; inspiration. I put my feeling to paper and strummed my guitar for the next ten years.
Around age 26, the light clicked on and realized I was a Singer-Songwriter. Almost 40 years of song crafting, I have the same energy to create that melody, that groove, bringing joy to the listeners, sometimes even a tear to those connecting with the lyric.
Yes, music saves lives; it saved mine.
2019 Pieces of a Lifetime
“Vol One” Produced by Billy Kent & Marshall Thompson.
2008 Soul Soft
Produced by Gregory “Gee Mack” Lawrence.
2015 ¡Oye Frank! SOnata Latina Tribute Orchestra
Billy was the lead singer on “Oye Frank”, the 100th Birthday Anniversary tribute CD featuring ten classic songs Frank Sinatra recorded.
Tower of Power
Billy wrote “Baby’s Got the Power” with Greg Adams, Tower of Power’s long-time horn arranger. He later wrote the lyrics for three more Tower of Power songs: “Someone New,” “It All Comes Back,” and “Quiet Scream.”
In more recent years recorded “Hope,” Music Greg Adams- Lyrics Billy Kent. Greg has a more recent CD released in 2018 called “Conversation” with a re-recorded version of “Quiet Scream.”