Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Artist Spotlight Podcast Series: Bruce Johnston

James Riley and Beth Riley start a new podcast series of artist conversations.  There's no schedule for when these will be released but will happen as time permits.  First guest is Bruce Johnston!  You probably know him as a long time member of The Beach Boys which we discuss as well as many more fun topics including Surf music origins, Bill Yerkes' book Surfboards, Stratocastors, Striped Shirts (info on how to get a special discounted copy below), how he's spending his time during the virus quarantine, International Surf Day (June 20th...which is also Brian Wilson's birthday), possible 60th Anniversary of The Beach Boys and much more!

Hear interview here:

or on Mixcloud:


Balsa Bill Yerkes is giving readers and listeners of Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour a chance to get his incredible book at a special discount.  Here's instructions:

1. Go to, click on the link for the book and order the book for normal cost of $40
2.  Email Bill at and tell him you're a listener of the show or you frequent the site often.
3.  Bill will then refund $15 of your purchase so your cost of the book is only $25.

Bruce holding up the photo of him surfing in Balsa Bill's book

Bruce Johnston in Surfboards, Stratocastors, Striped Shirts

Read interview with Bruce Johnston from 2011 HERE
Read interview with Bill Yerkes from 2013 HERE