Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since his beginnings on radio at age seven as “The Littlest DJ” and later fronting indie-pop icons The Bongos, Barone has produced countless studio recordings and has collaborated with artists in every musical genre -- from Lou Reed and Moby to Liza Minnelli, Tiny Tim and most recently, Pete Seeger. As musical and theatrical director, he has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books. His most recent studio album,Glow (Bar/None Records), was produced by Tony Visconti. A deluxe CD/DVD set, “'cool blue halo' 25th Anniversary Concert” was released this winter on Digsin/RBM Records. Barone lives in Greenwich Village, New York City where he was recently appointed to the Board of Advisors for Anthology Film Archives and as a Professor at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
Ricky Byrd is a 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. He is founder/CEO of Ricky Byrd’s Clean Getaway Recovery Troubadour, Activist. Clean & Sober since Sept. 25, 1987. Ricky has performed, recorded and/or toured with Roger Daltrey, Ian Hunter, Southside Johnny, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Billy Squier, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, Brian Wilson, Steve Miller, Graham Nash, Don Felder, Alice Cooper, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zant, Mick Taylor, Dion, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Bramlett, Billie Joe Armstrong, Bill Medley, Paul Shaffer and many more.