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The Sound Off Podcast Network has launched Backstage Stories: Crew Are People Too, hosted by Ted Bird. Life on the road as part of a concert tour crew can be glamour or grind, sometimes both.
Backstage Stories: Crew Are People Too is dedicated to the unsung ranks who toil in the shadows of the live entertainment industry. Without their passion and dedication, there would be no show. These are their stories - from backstage, from the road, and from the heart.
Ted Bird, morning show host at Lite 106.7 in Hudson, QC, takes us on a road trip of stories from the load out, to the next stop and beyond. You’ll hear from the people you know as technicians, stagehands, crew, and roadies, as well as artists, performers, managers and the people who surround them.
The opening episode features Ghislain Arsenault, who was running a modest provincial trucking company out of Montreal when Celine Dion’s husband and manager, Rene Angelil, approached him in 1996 about providing transportation for Celine’s North American tour.