IX: The Stranger & the Road - Spencer Reese


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The Stranger & the Road - The day before Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to a quarter-million onlookers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the poet Spencer Reece was born. Spencer is the author of “The Clerk’s Tale” and “The Road to Emmaus.” The documentary “Voices Beyond the Wall” chronicles his experience teaching young girls to write poetry at their orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras – the murder capital of the world. His story tells not only what persistence can yield. His is a clear example that life is anything but over when one breaks free from the shackles of alcoholism. In fact, it’s met with unlimited and, sometimes, dreamlike possibilities. Hear Spencer’s story in this episode of The Path to Authenticity with host, Tom Gentry. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Infinite Content – Arcade Fire, Rolling Sea – Vetiver, Hot Burrito #1 – The Flying Burrito Brothers, To a Band that I Loved – Jason Isbell, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



XXVI: Old Enough to See Hank - Craig Havighurst


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cover photo by Ed Rode

 Old Enough to See Hank: If you move to Nashville to become something other than a musician, it’s to become Craig Havighurst. He’s a writer, a multi-media producer, the show journalist for Music City Roots, and the music news producer of WMOT Roots Radio 89.5, an NPR affiliate dedicated to Americana and the Nashville music scene. He’s the host of The String and the author of Air Castle of the South, WSM and the Making of Music City. In episode 26 of The Path to Authenticity, Craig talks about the origins of his love for music and recounts the progression of his career in music journalism. You’ll also hear his take on the new Ken Burns documentary on the history of country music as well as his next book.  To learn more about the Craig, click here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Infinite Content - Arcade Fire, I Won’t Be Home No More – Hank Williams, Hot Burrito #1 – The Flying Burrito Brothers, Freight Train – Elizabeth Cotten, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



X: Without Judgement - Brian Phillips


photo by Ian Kasnoff

photo by Ian Kasnoff

Without Judgement - After growing up in a small Ohio town, Brian Phillips found healing in his artistry and a home in Texas. In this episode, we hear how Brian came to use one man’s trash to create another man’s treasure. He talks about the roots of his career in design and screen printing. We hear what inspires his work and how grateful he is that the way he makes his living amounts to a de facto meditation practice. We touch on a range of topics, including depression, classic country music, and the unlikely place where Brian got his first break as a visual artist. Hear his conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode 11 of The Path to Authenticity. To Learn more about Brian, click here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Infinite Content - Arcade Fire, Why Baby Why – George Jones, Stay a Little Longer – Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Also Sprach Zarathustra – unknown, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



XXV: The Soul Assignment or Sealed Orders - Lauren Artress


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The Soul Assignment or Sealed Orders: Lauren Artress is the Author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice.  The burnout she experienced from her work at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, in the mid 1980’s, led her toward the path to becoming the foremost expert on the labyrinth in the Western world. She created Veriditas, a non-profit devoted to organizing pilgrimages to sacred sites and carrying the labyrinth message around the world. She sees the walking meditation the labyrinth offers as a tool to truly integrate mind, body, and spirit. Hear Lauren’s conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode 25 of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about the labyrinth, click here. Find the worldwide labyrinth locater here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Infinite Content – Arcade Fire, Take ‘Em Away –  Old Crow Medicine Show, Will the Circle Be Unbroken – Roy Acuff, rights obtained from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)



III: The Closest We Get to God - Jen Conway


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The Closest We Get to God: As an aspiring English teacher, Jen Conway’s love for reading led her to a book on unassisted childbirth. What began as curiosity evolved into passion. Now, in addition to being a mother of four, she is an accomplished doula and birth documentarian. This award-winning photographer captures images every bit as powerful as the moments they represent. In this episode she talks about her career path and offers insight as someone who has immersed herself in pregnancy and childbirth. Click here to learn more about Jen. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Infinite Content – Arcade Fire, If it Don't Come Easy –  Patti Griffin, Something to Love – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, rights obtained from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)



IV: The Outward Expression of the Soul - Mimie Langlois


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The Outward Expression of the Soul: From the moment she emerged from the womb, Mimie Langlois’s life has been a study in awareness. Her art epitomizes the close relationship between creativity and divinity. And, it hangs in public buildings around the globe. This episode tells the story of a woman whose charmed life took flight as she came to understand the true meaning of art. The conversation with this abstract expressionist painter unveils an enchanting life filled with love and peace, as well as surprises. Hear her conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode four of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about Mimie, and to see examples of her work, click here. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Cold Slope – Wilco, Chinese Apple  – Loose Fur, Good Night – The Beatles, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



I: The Wisdom of the Inner Child - Lucia Capacchione


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In this episode, upon release of the third edition of her book “The Power of Your other Hand,” Lucia Capacchione, Phd. talks about growing up in the creative atmosphere of Hollywood. She tells us how, more than once, her own inner child has brought her back from debilitating physical illness. She recounts the evolution of her career from artist, to school teacher, art therapist, psychologist, author, and consultant. Hear her conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode one of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about Lucia, click here. Click here for her Amazon page. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Cold Slope – Wilco, Well Respected Man – The Kinks, Tired of Livin’ – Buck Owens. performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



XIX: The Blues Chose Me - Mike Milligan


The Blues Chose Me: Music is as fundamental as family for Mike Milligan. For most of his life, the two have been intertwined. His band, Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel, has been at it for more than two decades, and is largely comprised of kin. In this episode of The Path to Authenticity, hear Mike talk about the how he defines success, the midwestern work ethic, and how the blues chose him. Listen closely and you can hear him in the background, noodling on his guitar. Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel are Shaun Milligan - bass, Robert “Tiny” Cook - drums and backing vocals, and Mike Milligan - lead vocals and guitar. To learn more about Mike, click here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Cold Slope – Wilco, Kokomo Blues – Mississippi Fred McDowell, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Meat &Three, Doin’ it Right – Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel, used with permission from the artist.



X: Without Judgement - Brian Phillips


photo by Ian Kasnoff

photo by Ian Kasnoff

After growing up in a small Ohio town, Brian Phillips found healing in his artistry and a home in Texas. In this episode, we hear how Brian came to use one man’s trash to create another man’s treasure. He talks about the roots of his career in design and screen printing. We hear what inspires his work and how grateful he is that the way he makes his living amounts to a de facto meditation practice. We touch on a range of topics, including depression, classic country music, and the unlikely place where Brian got his first break as a visual artist. Hear his conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode 11 of The Path to Authenticity. To Learn more about Brian, click here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Why Baby Why – George Jones, Stay a Little Longer – Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Also Sprach Zarathustra – unknown, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)



IV: The Outward Expression of the Soul - Mimie Langlois


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From the moment she emerged from the womb, Mimie Langlois’s life has been a study in awareness. Her art epitomizes the close relationship between creativity and divinity. And, it hangs in public buildings around the globe. This episode tells the story of a woman whose charmed life took flight as she came to understand the true meaning of art. The conversation with this abstract expressionist painter unveils an enchanting life filled with love and peace, as well as surprises. Hear her conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode four of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about Mimie, and to see examples of her work, click here. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.


II: Replacing the Radio Tower


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In this episode, the host, Tom Gentry, briefly introduces himself. He describes of some upcoming episodes and explains why the topic of this podcast is relevant to him. Episode two serves to orient the listener to the show. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.


I: The Wisdom of the Inner Child - Lucia Capacchione


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In this episode, upon release of the third edition of her book “The Power of Your other Hand,” Lucia Capacchione, Phd. talks about growing up in the creative atmosphere of Hollywood. She tells us how, more than once, her own inner child has brought her back from debilitating physical illness. She recounts the evolution of her career from artist, to school teacher, art therapist, psychologist, author, and consultant. Hear her conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode one of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about Lucia, click here. Click here for her Amazon page. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.