The Bar Star Podcast
By Steven O'Reilly
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Steven O'Reilly has been a musician for 30 years and he, along with his friends, have some great stories. Listen every Thursday to stories that are full of opinions, heavy sarcasm and a lot of truth; you can't make this sh*t up! If you want a look into the lives of working musicians, The Bar Star Podcast is the show for you... Lit'trally.
||ExplicitBS with Lorn C. Fountain||This week on the show, I hang with a fine guitarist/pedal steel guitarist named Lorn C. Fountain. Like me, Lorn was born in Syracuse, NY, which is awesome. We chat about many things, mostly music and his story including his living in Austin from 1986-20||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Bo Swanger||On this episode of the show, I have a cool conversation with my buddy, Bo Swanger. Bo lives in Seattle, Washington but he goes to NAMM every year and this year, we were in California together so we sat down to chat. Bo has been playing drums for a long||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Andrew Loggins||Today on the show I get to hang with my buddy Andrew Loggins. Andrew was very instrumental in my early teaching career. Him and his wife, Melissa, own Music Authority in Cumming, GA. We sat down in front of Starbucks in the Hilton hotel during the Anahe||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS Goes To NAMM||This week’s episode is all about NAMM. Staci and I went to Anaheim, California for the 2019 NAMM show and it was awesome. We saw so many things we figured we’d talk about it together and give our perspective on it. NAMM was a lot of fun and this epi||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS Episode 9||Today on the show, I have something I think is pretty cool. In my hands are real booklets from the 30s, 40s & 50s that were the regulations for the Kentucky Musicians Union or The American Federation Of Musicians. It’s pretty interesting, at least to||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Luca Bianconcini||HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO THE BAR STAR PODCAST!!!! That’s right, today, Friday Jan. 11 2019 marks one year since I started this podcast. Thank you guys so much for the continued support!! Today on the show, I hang with my buddy Luca Bianconcini||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS Episode 8||Today’s show is super short with a simple message... Thank You. Make sure you stay tuned, check out the website, subscribe, rate and review the show wherever & whenever you can! You guys are awesome!!! Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Kevin Hale||Today on the show I hang out with my buddy Kevin Hale. Kevin hosts a podcast in Louisville called Shooting From The Lip and we break down how he got into podcasting, what his show is about and why he got started. Kevin has some cool stories about choosi||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus BS||No description. Just listen... Make sure you check out the BRAND NEW WEBSITE at barstarpodcast.com and you can find me at facebook.com/oreillydrumsbarstar to leave any thoughts, comments, nastygrams or opinions. You can also email me at barstarpodcast@g||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Sydney Magers||On today’s episode, I get to hang out with my awesome new musical sister, Sydney Magers, who is a phenomenal singer and one half of the two lead vocalists of The Juice Box Heroes. Sydney was awesome hang and has many greats stories including not only||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Aalics Bronson||This week on the show I hang with my buddy Aalics Bronson. Aalics is a monster bass player and we talk about all kinds of behind the scenes music business-y type stuff. We all also discuss his weird circle hand movements while he plays, his bouncing bac||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Frank Green||Today on the show, I hang out with my buddy, Frank Green. Frank and I don’t know each other very well, but we had a lot of stuff to talk about. So much in fact, we never got to Social Media Issues, Stories From The Stage or What Are You Listening To.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Mitch Kirkpatrick||This week I sit down with a former student who is now a good friend, Mitch Kirkpatrick. I met Mitch several years ago when he was teenage drummer looking to become better at his craft. He was like a power plant of energy behind the drums but had no focu||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with David Payne||Jamie Bruce Harris. December 13, 1972 - October 25, 2018. Rest easy, my friend. Today on the show, I have a very long, detailed and sarcastic conversation with David Payne. David owns Louisville Music Studios and we talk about how he started it and why.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS With Todd Blankenship||On today’s episode, I hang with my buddy, Todd Blankenship. We talk about a few different things, like how we met seeing as I don't really remember, but mostly his passion and the work he does for the film industry. Todd is from Louisville but moved t||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS Episode 7||FINALLY!! THE BAR STAR PODCAST HAS A WEBSITE!! The address is below!! Today on the show, I give my opinion about the past because of a reconnection I had a couple weeks ago with a former band member. It started to make me think about the way I look at t||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS Episode 6||Welcome to another episode! This week I have a chat with me about coffee, documentaries, what I think is wrong with people and my sudden stuttering issue. I have a couple opinions about the current state of creativity and why I think it’s lacking. All||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Jason Gosine||This week on the show, I hang with buddy Jason Gosine from Charleston, SC. We went to music school together and he has had an interesting life trip so far. He’s seen a lot, done a lot, served our country and works in a very cool guitar shop in Charles||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Charles Funk||I’m excited about this week’s episode because I had a chance while on vacation to hang out with my buddy Charles Funk and we had a blast! Charles and I were in a band together called S-Tribe that ended almost 17 years ago and we haven’t seen each||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Tony Clark||Hey Friends! Today on the show I hang with the multi-talented, quick witted Tony Clark. Tony is currently the guitarist for the band Wax Factory but he is also a computer IT nerd, I mean person. We talk about Tony growing up with music, his dad being a||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Ronnie Watchmaker||I’m back from Charleston!! This week on The Bar Star Podcast I sit down with my buddy, Ronnie Watchmaker. We talk about all kinds of stuff as Ronnie has been a fixture in the Louisville Music Scene for more than 30 years so he’s seen a lot and done||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS goes to NYC||This week on the show, I sit down with my Beautiful Wife, Staci and we talk about her FINALLY going to New York City! Not only that, she fell in love with it and admitted that it’s an amazing place!! We talk a little about some of the things she liked||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Brian White||This week on the show I hang with my buddy Brian White who is a great guitarist! Brian and I haven’t known each other too long but we’ve played a few shows together after meeting each other on stage about a year ago. Brian has had an interesting lif||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Angela Lese||I’m back after a week off!! Today on the show, I sit down with the Tama Chick, Angela Lese! She’s a killer rock drummer who is touring regionally with two different bands. Taco Mouth and The Raelyn Nelson Band. Raelyn is the one and only Willie Nels||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with PJ Maxwell||Two weeks in a row I hang out with a former singer… Weird. This week I am hanging with someone I have not seen in person in roughly 17 years!! PJ Maxwell and I talk about our old lives and the band we were in called Warmouth, which was a heavy band ba||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Chuck Willis||This week on The Bar Star Podcast I hang out with the one and only Chuck Willis, former singer of Heaven Hill. You’ve heard from Chris Evans, now you get to hear from Chuck and we have some laughs as well as some serious side bar stories. We have the||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS at MOMs Music Drummer's Breakfast||I have something a little different this week on The Bar Star Podcast. A few days ago, MOMs Music in Louisville had a Drummer’s Breakfast so I went with my new gear and talked to a few guys. It was a lot of fun and it was very cool to see that many dr||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Greg Upchurch||This week on The Bar Star Podcast, I am excited to hang with none other than drummer Greg Upchurch from the band 3 Doors Down! Greg was in Louisville this past weekend to play drums with Borkar for a benifit show and he was kind enough to sit down with||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS Episode 5||Today on The Bar Star Podcast I’m flying solo for the first time in a while! I got some stuff to ramble about and something I think is cool concerning the book. I also have a couple of side stories because according to Staci, my brain is overrun with||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Scott Clark Part 2||Today on The Bar Star Podcast is Part 2 of my hang with Scott Clark and we get into some cool stories! We pick up right where we left off after Social Media Issues last week… Stories From The Stage/Booth – Total squirrel moments are happening here.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Scott Clark - Part 1||Today is Part 1 of my hang with Scott Clark and does he have some stories! Scott was the Director of Promotions for the now gone Fox radio station in Louisville. Scott has some great memories and cool stories about hanging with Nikki Sixx, Chad Kroeger||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Erik McEwen||Today on the show, I sit down with my buddy, Erik McEwen. Erik is a bass player for many projects as well a co-host of another podcast in Louisville. He’s been playing for 20 years but didn’t start playing until later in life. He has a great appreci||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Jesse Vest||This week on The Bar Star Podcast I’m hanging out with the one and only Jesse Vest. Jesse is the current bass player for the Louisville Crashers but he’s had an interesting music career. Jesse was a founding member of Days Of The New and they got a||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Ryan Murphy||The Bar Star Podcast and I have defeated #RMT and we’re stoked!! That’s right, I finally get to hang and record a conversation with my buddy, Ryan Murphy. We talk all kinds of stuff from having a stage in his garage, growing up working in music stor||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Ryan Preston||This episode of The Bar Star Podcast I’m hanging out with buddy, Ryan Preston. He’s done some pretty cool things musically, including some ventures over in Europe. He’s metal to the core, opinionated and a good dude. He’s a little outspoken at t||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Chuck Dearing||This week’s episode is all pretty and stuff because Chuck Dearing makes it pretty. He’s a bass player who has been active in the Louisville music scene for more than 20 years! He’s a good, family-oriented dude and we have a great conversation abou||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Todd O'Meara||This week on The Bar Star Podcast, I finally sit down with one of my best friends, Todd O’Meara. Instead of throwing him under the bus, we have a, well, sort of a conversation. We cover all kinds of things and we have severe squirrel moments. It gets||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Marvin Maxwell||Today on The Bar Star Podcast, I sit down with Marvin Maxwell, owner of MOM’s Music. He has seen it all and done it all and he is telling some great stories. This episode is a departure from any other show I’ve done. Marvin is full of life at 72 yea||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Robann Meyer||This week on The Bar Star Podcast, I sit down with the former MVP Bartender from the now gone Phoenix Hill Tavern, Robann Meyer. We have a great, and somewhat aggravated conversation about all things from a venue that stood for almost 40 years in Louisv||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Dave Moody||Today on The Bar Star Podcast, I have a great conversation with my buddy, Dave Moody. We talk about all kinds of different stuff, including his time playing with Billy Ray Cyrus, our time playing together in Jefferson Tarc Bus and his new band, Thunders||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Staci O'Reilly||This week on The Bar Star Podcast, I sit down with my beautiful wife, Staci. I wanted to hang with her because she has a real perspective of what it’s like to be in a relationship with a working musician. It takes a special person to be able to be wit||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS Episode 4||Today on the show I rant about what I call “elitist music snobs” and all that goes with people saying everything sucks. This episode may annoy some of you and that’s okay. It’s good to be rattled every now and then. Social Media Issues – Too m||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Jessica A||This week on The Bar Star Podcast I’m hanging with my friend, Jessica A. She’s a great singer with the band Wax Factory and she has an interesting musical history. Coming from theater to fronting a Pop Cover band was a new world for her. She made th||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Travis King||On today’s episode of The Bar Star Podcast I’m hanging with my buddy, my tattoo artist and owner of Prophecy Ink, Travis King. We talk about his art history and how he got into tattooing along with his influences. We also talk about how much of a wu||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Bryan Guess||This week on The Bar Star Podcast, I’m hanging with my buddy, Bryan Guess. In this fun episode we talk about how I feel Bryan is underrated as a player, how he started and the fact that he has a great memory. We get into some history of his band Plane||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Carl Stuck||This week on The Bar Star Podcast, I hang out with my buddy, Carl Stuck. We talk about his musical background, how guitar was not his first instrument, taking lessons and influential bands. We also discuss how we met and played together at the same time||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with Chris Evans||Today on The Bar Star Podcast I am hanging out with my buddy, Chris Evans. I decided the best way to tell the story of how I wound up in Louisville is with Chris because it’s all his fault. We talk in depth about the band that caused me to move to Lou||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS with David Hoback||On this episode of the Bar Star Podcast, I’m having some hang time with my buddy, David Hoback. We get into a little of his drumming background, how he left Louisville, moved to Los Angeles and then came back to "Loueytucky." We dig into some really c||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS Episode 3||Thanx for checking out another episode of The Bar Star Podcast! Today, I talk about some of my/our musical heroes that have died and what impact that's had. I recorded this show a few weeks ago and I know I left out a few people, so don't hold that ag||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS Episode 2||In this episode of The Bar Star Podcast, I give my thoughts on tattoos and the art form of it, or trashiness of it, depending on your point of view. I also look at how tattoos have gone through phases and my opinion of where it stands today. Social||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBS Episode 1||Here is the first episode of The Bar Star Podcast!! In this premier episode, I go through what the show will consist of, my opinion on the use of the word "success" and some real life examples to go along with my opinionated babbling. Social Media Iss||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Bar Star Podcast Intro 3||Here's the last intro... Full episodes coming very soon!!||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Bar Star Podcast Intro 2||Full episodes coming soon, but meanwhile check out another hype spot...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Bar Star Podcast Intro||Full episodes posting soon. In the mean time, check this out...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Super Fun and Insightful!
I found this show by accident, I heard it mentioned on another podcast and decided to check it out.
I AM HOOKED! Even though I dont live in Louisville, it doesnt matter. This guy has lots of stories, lots of friends, and has had a ton of great experiences! This show is great fun, super insightful, and introduces you to some really really amazing people. I highly recommend this podcast. You will thank me.
A drummer....who thinks he’s a musician....
As the intro states: “somebody gave a drummer a microphone...for his VOICE?!”
Seriously, Steven has a great podcast here. I’ve learned things I didn’t know about him. I’ve learned about people in the local scene whose names I’ve only seen on Facebook. And I’ve laughed once or twice. Ok.....I’ve laughed A LOT.
Keep the hits coming, O. The way my kid beats on things he’s either going to a fabricator or a drummer. If it’s the latter I’ll send him your way.
While going through AIM this was one of the most interesting and entertaining guys I’ve ever met. Take a listen to his podcast, you won’t regret it.