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New episode: Election Anxiety SuperShow with Aaron Sayers and Katrina Coleman

Host J.D. Reager talks to returning guest Dr. Aaron Sayers, PhD Psychologist and practicing therapist, about techniques for dealing with the stress, anxiety and fear associated with the coming election and the ongoing pandemic and social unrest.  Then comedian Katrina Coleman (You Look Like, Memphis Comedy Festival) joins the show to talk about her election-related anxieties, why she’s voting for

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New episode: Glory Line with William Luke White (Snowglobe, The Coach and Four, Spiral Stairs)

Host J.D. Reager plays the new single, “Glory Line,” off of Memphis musician William Luke White‘s new self-titled solo EP before talking  to his old friend about the new record, collaborating with the late Clay Otis, his ongoing battle with cancer, touring with Pavement’s Spiral Stairs, the value of seeing a therapist and more.  Then William Luke White performs the

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New episode: Developing the Voice with Jared “Jay B” Boyd (WYXR, Daily Memphian, Beale St. Caravan) and Ben Crowell (Sheet Ghosts, Glassworks Coffee)

Host J.D. Reager talks to Jared “Jay B” Boyd about his high-profile gigs at WYXR 91.7 FM, the Daily Memphian and Beale St. Caravan, and the career journey that eventually brought him back to Memphis.  Then Chicago musician Ben Crowell joins the show to talk about his new project Sheet Ghosts and his small-batch coffee roasting operation, Glassworks Coffee. Also

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J.D. guests on the Tourror Stories podcast

Back to the Light founder J.D. Reager recently appeared on the Tourror Stories podcast to talk about some of his most memorable experiences on the road and more. It’s a fun talk between old friends with a shared history (Pezz), check it out!

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New episode: Mark Edgar Stuart on the Shangri-La Records Podcast

Unfortunately, due to to technical difficulties the Back to the Light podcast has been postponed this week. . . but fear not, the Shangri-La Records Podcast is here a few days early to save the day! Host and Shangri-La Records alum J.D. Reager talks to store co-owner John Miller about the most recent batch of Record Store Day drops and

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New episode: Hands Down with John Forbes (Mount Shasta, Tijuana Hercules)

Host J.D. Reager talks to his friend, neighbor and Chicago musician/artist John Forbes about his many musical projects, including Phantom 309, Dirt, Mount Shasta and Tijuana Hercules.  Along the way they discuss the lasting influence of growing up in the South, recording with Steve Albini and the challenges of releasing new music during a pandemic.  Then John plays a couple

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New podcasts: The Shangri-La Records Podcast and The Jack Alberson SongStory

Back to the Light is proud to be producing two NEW podcasts in addition to the flagship show, please welcome them to the family. Host and Shangri-La Records alum J.D. Reager presents monthly updates about the store, music recommendations from current Shangri-La staffers and exclusive live music performances from our favorite Memphis musicians. Memphis electronic musician Jack Alberson fiercely loves

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