Kaya Stewart has been writing and recording songs since she was 13 years old. Sure Dave Stewart of Eurythmics is her Dad but that doesn't guarantee talent or success and she knows that.

After a song she wrote and recorded blew up on Soundcloud, records labels started knocking on her door. 

Soon she found herself on Warner Brothers Records and out on the Vans Warped Tour but it wasn't all dreamy.

Kaya decided to start over and do things her way. During the Pandemic she was diagnosed with OCD which was the catalyst to write the collection of songs that make up her new album IF THINGS GO SOUTH which was co-written and co-produced by Dave Stewart.

The record comes out Sept 30th and will be available on all streaming platforms.

Kaya has an incredible voice and is a great songwriter and I really dig some of the songs on her new album.

I think you guys are really gonna dig this episode.

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Today on Let There Be Talk I go solo and dive into all kinds of 

stuff like  - 

The unveiling of the beautiful Brody Stevens Mural

Metallica's Garage Days Re-Revisited turning 35 years old

Touring in the 70's with no WiFi

and staying motivated in Life.

Thanks for tuning in and make sure you

have a fantastic week out there.



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Today we go to another level on the show with my ultimate dream guest Mr Gene Simmons of KISS.

11 years ago when I started this show I made a list of Dream Guest and Gene was at the top.

This man completely changed my life in 1977 and is 100 percent the reason I pursued a life in the Arts.

Over 660 episodes of Let There Be Talk and 80 percent of them all said Kiss is the reason they started playing music.

To quote my good friend Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta KISS is The Gateway into Rock n Roll and he could not be more correct.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it.

Keep the candles lit my friends


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Today my friend Marcus King stops by the show to talk all about his new album Young Blood coming out Aug 26th on American Recordings.

I have loved this mans music from the first day I heard him and can not stop telling people about him.

Marcus and I dive into whats been going on with him over the last couple of years including working with Dan Auerbach again in the studio, co-writing with Desmond Child and our Rock and Comedy tour that is about to start in Sept.


King has been an outlier from the very beginning. A fourth generation musician from Greenville, SC, who learned guitar at age 3 from his blues rock musician father Marvin King. He navigated troublesome school years to quickly become known as one of the most promising young artists of our time. He followed breakout success with The Marcus King Band, with his Auerbach produced 2020 solo album debut, El Dorado. It garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album” and critical praise from The New York Times to NPR’s Weekend Edition. With unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show, King has sold out historic venues from The Beacon to The Filmore. He has opened for Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet and Nathaniel Rateliff and graced the bills of Stagecoach, Fuji Rock, Rock Werchter and more. He also recently launched his own custom Gibson guitar and signature Orange guitar amplifier, the MK Ultra, which sold out before it even hit the stores.
King recently announced a massive headline US tour, with dates through September and October 2022 supporting the release of his forthcoming solo album, Young Blood. He will be taking his stadium sized sound to esteemed venues across the U.S, including two nights at venues such as New York’s Beacon Theatre and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Neal Francis and Ashland Craft support select dates, and the tour features comedy by Dean Del Ray. Tickets on sale now.

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Today my friend Robby Staebler of All Them Witches returns to the show to fill me in on what ATW is up to.

The band has been dropping a new song a month for their new project called The Bakers Dozen and they are also about to start a European tour next month.

All Them Witches has been one of my favorite new bands over the last 5 years and I can't recommend them enough.

Do yourself a favor and dive into their incredible records and definitely see this band live.

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