Episode 3: Marla Calico
Justine and Bruce sit down with Marla Calico, President & CEO of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) on this edition of ‘Which Way Is Catering?’. Justine and Bruce serve up the conversation with Marla on the topic of craft beers, the Ozark Empire Fair, fun with The Judds, hospitality riders, an interesting evening with Ted Nugent, street entertainers, a Fair prank gone bad, and walking an elephant through a hotel convention center!
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Toby Keith Pt. 2
This week on ‘Which Way Is Catering?’, Justine and Bruce continue their conversation with Toby Keith. Toby shares with you his most memorable moments with his hero Merle Haggard, ‘Beer For My Horses’ with Willie Nelson, catering stories with the crew guys, touring with Brooks and Dunn, his two “craziest” cities, a brief wrestling career, and an interesting meet and greet massage invitation.
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Season 2 Episode 1 – Toby Keith Part 1
As they kick off Season Two of ‘Which Way Is Catering?’, Justine and Bruce ‘Should’ve Been A Cowboy’ when chatting with longtime friend of Variety Attractions, Toby Keith. Toby shares how important George Moffett meant to him, a memorable show in the pouring rain, talking about the days as a bar band, becoming a songwriter, being rejected by Capitol Records, the most played song in the 90’s, and the songs that meant the most to him.
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Trailer – Season 2 “Appe-Teaser”
Thanks for listening to Season 1! Justine and Bruce had such a great time with Season 1 of Which Way Is Catering? that they are putting together their wish list for Season 2! This fall you can expect to hear road stories from guests Toby Keith, Tony Levin, Nik Wallenda, Drake White and Tracy Byrd. Industry professionals join the party to chat about signing artists, managing acts, and their favorite craft beers.
Episode 10 – Rod Essig
Get your motor running as Justine and Bruce take a ride with Rod Essig from Creative Artists Agency (CAA) on this edition of “Which Way Is Catering?” Rod shares his love of motorcycles, Sturgis Bike Parade, working with Prince, singing back-up for Sonny and Cher, early days with Taylor Swift, working with Jim Croce, meet and greet with John Cougar Mellencamp, collaboration of Tim McGraw and Elton John, and growing up in a small town in Minnesota.
Episode 9 – Mallory Lewis & Lamb Chop
Justine and Bruce had an opportunity to talk with Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop on this episode of “Which Way Is Catering?” Mallory shared some great stories about being on the road with her mom Shari Lewis and the beginning of Lamb Chop, the first time Justine and Bruce met Lamb Chop, Lamb Chop skydiving, Lamb Chop the Doctor being sassy with Bruce, and times with David Copperfield in Las Vegas.
Episode 8 – Tony Conway (Part 2)
Today’s episode of “Which Way Is Catering? with Justine and Bruce,” Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group keeps the party going with stories from the road. The conversation starts with professional wrestling, his start in the business and joining Buddy Lee, Chili with Willie (Nelson), the beginning of Farm Aid, and a surprise request from the record label while putting the first Farm Aid lineup together.
Episode 7 – Tony Conway (Part 1)
Justine and Bruce come out of the gates swinging on today’s “Which Way Is Catering?” with Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group. Any podcast would love to start out with the story of The Great Zucchini, how Alice Cooper lost his snake at the airport, Wayne Newton sinking audience seating, show day with Robert Palmer, Ricky Van Shelton’s belt buckle, and Randy Owen of Alabama’s favorite football team.
Episode 6 – Bob Babisch
On this week’s episode of “Which Way Is Catering? with Justine and Bruce,” Bob Babisch stops by for a visit and shares some of his experiences from the world’s largest music festival™, Summerfest. Justine and Bruce ask Bob about his old credential on eBay, starting out as a runner for Sha Na Na, his first headliner contract, his office being robbed, an interesting Prince presentation, the Billie Eilish show, working with Aretha Franklin, and also how far would you go to get the act that you really want.
Episode 5 – Tracy Lawrence
It felt like a rooftop in Nashville when Justine and Bruce sat down with Tracy Lawrence during this episode of “Which Way Is Catering?” Tracy is very excited about his new album and celebrating 30 years as a musician. He also shares stories from the road during the 90’s, Neal McCoy naming his mullet, unusual autograph requests, tastes in music, embarrassing his kids, favorite music legends, and the song that made him stop dead in his tracks.
Episode 4 – Pam Matthews
Justine and Bruce sit down with the executive director of the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) on this episode of “Which Way Is Catering?” Pam shares her time out on the road with The Judds, growing up in Memphis in the same neighborhood as Elvis, touring with Kiss and Ozzy Osbourne, pre-show rituals, shows at the Ryman Auditorium, unusual rider requests, meet and greet nightmare, and of course drag queens.
Episode 3 – Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits (Part 2)
This week on “Which Way Is Catering?,” Justine and Bruce continue their conversation with Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits. Peter shares with you his collection of first editions, unusual gifts from his fans “The Noonatics,” sharing the stage with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, backstage with the Everly Brothers, showing up on the movie set to meet Elvis, and dealing with unruly fans.
Episode 2 – Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits (Part 1)
On this episode of “Which Way Is Catering?” Justine and Bruce have the pleasure of chatting with longtime friend Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits. Peter takes you on a journey of stories and experiences with The Hermits and how they came up with the name for the band, The Beatles at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, having a drink with John Lennon, living with his grandmother, on tour with The Who, and sharing the stage with the Rolling Stones.
Episode 1 – Trace Adkins
Everybody has a “Hillbilly Bone” when you share a few laughs as Justine and Bruce have the pleasure to sit down with Nashville icon, Trace Adkins. On this episode of “Which Way Is Catering?” Trace talks about his history with Variety Attraction, and its founder George Moffett, as well as life on the road, friendship with Blake Shelton, other legendary performers, his favorite shows, meet and greet experiences, Civil War history, and working on an oil rig. Trace really likes the title of our podcast!
Trailer – A Sneak Peek
Which Way Is Catering? with Justine and Bruce will take you on an “All Access” tour of what life on the road is like. This trailer gives you a quick peek into the kind of stories shared backstage, while we look forward to full episodes coming soon. Served up by Variety Attractions, celebrating 60 years of entertainment excellence!
Trailer – Introducing Which Way Is Catering?
Variety Attractions is celebrating 60 years in the entertainment industry with a podcast that is focused on the relationships formed over the years. “Which Way Is Catering” is a balance of wit and substance featuring exclusive conversations with touring artists and live concert industry professionals, produced in an “All Access” backstage atmosphere. Hosts Justine and Bruce can’t wait to put a smile on your face with stories from life on the road as you join them backstage when the conversation begins with “Which Way Is Catering?”