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On this edition of Beats and Eats Ty is joined by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Charlie Farren.  The music veteran shares his incredible stories from 40 years in the music industry.  Farren, a New England native, talks openly about what it was like to sing lead for the legendary Joe Perry Project in the early 80's.  Farren also shares great stories from the days when his band Farrenheit opened for rock icons Boston during their comeback tour in 1987.  Farrenheit was an MTV staple back then with their hit "Fool In Love." The two also chat about Farren's upcoming record this spring which will emphasize Charlie's amazing talents as a guitar player.  Ty and Charlie also manage to get in some New England sports talk.  Charlie is a big Celtics fan!  For more on Charlie check out his website  You can also fine Farren on Facebook at 

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The virtual lounge is open and we're talking all things music on this episode of Beats & Eats. Today, Ty is joined by Jon Lamoreaux, the host of The Hustle podcast.  The show explores the ups and downs of the music industry with some of the famous and not so famous names in the music industry.  During the episode, Jon discusses what inspired the podcast as well as his favorite guests.  He also recalls some of the shows best moments during it 167-episode run so far.  If you love music, particularly if you're a fan of the 80's this episode isn't to be missed.  For for more on Beats & Eats follow @beatneats or @coug88.  You can follow Jon at @thehustlepod and on Facebook at

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The virtual lounge is open for a somber edition of Beats & Eats.  On this episode, Ty and Nick discuss the media coverage surrounding the Parkland School shooting leaving 17 dead.  The examine the effectiveness of CNN's Town Hall as well as Trump's White House listening session.  The duo give their take on whether or not the recent protests by students will have any impact on gun legislation.  As always, Ty and Nick would love your thoughts on Twitter @beatneats @coug88 @clns_nick.  Also, the show sponsored by RX Bar made with 100% natural ingredients. For 25% off on your first order go to

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It's Super Bowl week so it's all football all the time in the virtual lounge.  On this edition of Beats and Eats Ty and Nick discuss the greatness of Tom Brady.   Is the Patriots quarterback the greatest athlete of all-time? Is Brady more dominant to his sport than Bulls legend Michael Jordan?  Is Brady the biggest celebrity ever in the history of Massachusetts? These are just some of the questions the duo attempt to answer.  Finally, the two discuss the state of the NFL's popularity. If you want to tweet Nick and Ty you can do so at @coug88, @clns_nick, and @beatneats.

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The virtual lounge is back open after a long absence and Ty and Nick are back on the mic. On this edition of Beats and Eats the duo discusses the rising tensions in the NBA between NBA players and referees.  The two examine the recent altercation between the Rockets and Clippers.  Plus, Ty looks back on the horrific fight between the Rockets and Lakers in 1977 that ended the career of Rudy Tomjanovich.  To follow the guys on Twitter @coug88, @clns_nick, and @beatneats.  You can also check them out at

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The virtual lounge is open and Ty is proud to welcome legendary actress Kelly Lynch to Beats & Eats.  Lynch talks about her role in the new family film "Kepler's Dream."  The movie is about the adventures of an 11-year-old girl who is sent away to live with her grandmother in New Mexico while her mother seeks cancer treatment.  The girl learns about herself as well as why her family is so fractured.  In addition to her new film, Lynch talks about her legendary roles in such movies as "Drugstore Cowboy" and the 1989 action flick "Roadhouse."  Plus, Lynch talks about high profile movie roles she turned down during her more than 30 years in Hollywood.  The episode concludes with Lynch talking about the recent sexual harassment scandals involving Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer.  Kelly talks openly about experiences in her younger years with now President Donald Trump and comedian Bill Cosby. For more on Kelly's new movie check out  You can follow Kelly on Twitter @kellylynch.  Follow Beats & Eats @beatneats and hosts Ty Ray and Nick Gelso @coug88 @clns_nick.

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The Virtual Lounge is now open and Nick Gelso welcomes in TWO celebrity chefs to start wetting your appetite.

Chef Kev Des Chenes of the Food Network and Chef Brian Duffy of Spike TV's Bar Rescue chill w/ Gelso in the "Virtual Kitchen."

The two celebrity chefs discuss upcoming events, including Chef Kevin's appearance on NBC's TODAY SHOW in December.

Duffy and Des Chenes are also very excited about the upcoming Lancaster (PA) TASTE Food and Wine Festival.

Lastly, the guys heavily endorsed Main Entree as their GO-TO online Steak Company. I've tried it. I agree. Check it out today and save here.

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The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside for a lively conversation about the recent protests by NFL teams of the national anthem.  Ty and Nick look at President Trump's possible motives for criticizing the protests.  Plus, Gelso tells us first hand how Boston Celtics players feel about the recent events.  Will the protests carry over into the NBA season? Nick and Ty discuss. Also, is it right for Trump to talk more about NFL player protests than the disaster following Hurrican Maria in Puerto Rico? The duo dissects those topics and more on this edition of Beats and Eats.  If you liked to tweet Nick and Ty you can do so at @coug88 @clns_nick and @beatneats.

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Ty and Nick take on a more serious tone on this edition of Beats and Eats.  The duo discusses cable news coverage of powerful Hurricane Irma. Ray and Gelso praise CNN for their wall to wall updates on Irma. They also continue their examination of the CNN mini-series "The 90's." Follow the guys on Twitter @coug88 @clns_nick @beatneats. You can check them out on the web too at

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Ty's talking all things food on this episode of Beats and Eats.  On today's show, he is joined by one Seattle's top food personalities-Stephanie Forrer. Forrer is a passionate food and travel writer and photographer and one of Seattle's most beloved social media personalities. She has spent the last four years eating and drinking her way through Seattle (and beyond!), and all the while photographing it, writing about it and sharing it with the world. Sharing food and experiences through her popular website, Eat, Drink, Travel, Y'all! and her social media is what Stephanie loves to do and you can feel her passion and enthusiasm in her writing. Stephanie also works as a freelance content creator and social media manager in Seattle where she specializes in working with clients within the restaurant industry. You'll almost always find Stephanie holed up at a coffee shop, restaurant or bar somewhere in Seattle when she's not off traveling the world. You can find Stephanie on Twitter @stephsforrer and on Instagram at @stephanieforrer.  For more on Beats & Eats follow Ty @coug88 and @beatneats.

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