Tales of the Road Warriors

24 EpisodesProduced by Hal Aaron Cohen, musician, singer songwriter and podcasterWebsite

On Tales of the Road Warriors, Hal in Philly explores the world through conversations with entertainers and musicians … guitarists, bass players, keyboardists, managers, roadies, recording engineers and people who spend a lot of time traveling to and from gigs.

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Ghost of Marilyn Monroe

August 8th, 2019

Marilyn Monroe, Jamie Sheriff and Me

Hi, this is Hal Aaron Cohen and welcome to my podcast Tales of the Road Warriors

No guest, today. Just me, Hal …

Bob Malone

July 19th, 2019


Bob Malone. In case you don’t know the name, I am happy to be the one bringing this remarkable and talented keyboard wizard into your orbit…

Jay David

July 12th, 2019


Jay David Cover of the AARP and Other Stuff

Things we discuss in this episode:

My flooded basement apartment. Playing venues in Philadelphia…

Phil Leavitt

July 4th, 2019


Show Notes and Talking Points

Las Vegas roots.

Started out on piano, went immediately to drums.

Played in a lot of bands, including a cover band that …

Lisa Nemzo Pt 1

June 30th, 2019


During the 80’s, I bartended at a rock club called the Blue Lagune Saloon in Marina del Rey, California. I saw a lot of great bands during my time …

Jon Michaels

May 24th, 2019


Jon Michael Show Notes


Jon is originally from Los Angeles, Where I met him. Well, Encino to be exact. About 1980


He had just recently come off a tour with the New Christy Minstrels which… fuck! I totally forgot to …

Lee Totten

May 9th, 2019


Lee Totten has been performing and in several incarnations as solo acoustic act as well as with a full band. He’s one of the original contributors to …

Joe Walla

May 4th, 2019


While freelancing as webmaster for an adult website, and I met Joe Walla when I accompanied my boss to a gigantic adult video, toy and clothing …

Tzach Gefen

April 25th, 2019


I’m talking about Israel and music with Tzach Gefen - one half of the team that hosts the TBI Podcast aka Talkin’ Bout Israel and stuff with his co-host: Mike Leibsohn

Tzach and I talked mostly about music. His music. …

Johnny Koolrock

April 18th, 2019


And now, for something completely different… This past week, I accompanied the near-legendary James Lee Stanley to Teaneck New Jersey where he did a radio interview/live in-studio concert on WFDU with the host of the …

Andy Cahan

April 12th, 2019


This is episode number 14 in which Andy Cahan, aka The Most Famous Musician You Never Heard Of, talks about his upcoming autobiography by the same name in which he recounts his youth, his adventures in music and …

Tony Gamble

April 4th, 2019


Tony first became know for his chops on the guitar. He’s what was known as a shredder” - a guitarist with impeccable skills and playing speed. He taught guitar, wrote guitar instruction books and toured with rock bands …

Kenn Kweder

March 28th, 2019


During the late seventies, while I was working as a singing waiter in Los Angeles and cutting my own teeth as a performer, I was missing a phenomenon in my own home town of Philadelphia… a guy by the name of Kenn …

Johnny Roquemore

March 22nd, 2019


If you have been listening to some of previous  Tales of the Road Warriors podcast, then you already know that the GA or Great American Food and Beverage Company is  where I worked as a singing waiter in the 70’s. 

Earl Okin

March 15th, 2019


Earl Okin has done an extensive amount of traveling during his career as a working and touring musician. He is still best known as the only person to …

Peter Tork Tribute

March 7th, 2019


This is not just a recap of Peter Tork’s career with the Monkees. Or a history of Peter’s life. You can find a lot of great articles, interviews and music videos of his all over the internet. But Peter was the sum of …


February 28th, 2019


Hi this Hal Aaron Cohen and I want to welcome you to Tales of the Road Warriors.

Today’s episode is going to be relatively short because I was hoping to be dropping a Tribute to Peter Tork today. However, I got a little …

Rick Denzien

February 22nd, 2019


Live from bäh-fo Studio in Ambler, PA. a great little burb outside of Philly home to great music food and artsy little boutiques and street fairs and festivals.

Today, Rick Denzien talks to me about his parents, who …

Dan May

February 14th, 2019



I spoke with Dan May in December, shortly after he had celebrated his 60th birthday!  In this fascinating episode, Dan talks about the early days in Sandusky Ohio, working summers with the family at …


February 7th, 2019


Liz Miller

Today, Liz and I talked about – driving, listening to podcasts vs. terrestrial radio, sleep, being a nurse and a songwriter, growing up in a musical family which allows Liz to drop a few serious names: Bobby …

Chad Watson

January 31st, 2019


Chad Watson is a world class bass player, songwriter, sideman and sidekick (just ask his lovely wife, Pam Loe).

Artists he’s tour and /or records with include John York, Ronnie Milsap  and Charlie Rich, Freebo and …

Gary Michael Mazzola

January 24th, 2019


Gary Michael Mazzola

From, the bio on his website…

Laura Cheadle

January 17th, 2019


Today I’m talking to funkadelic singer/songwriter and Jersey Girl, Laura Cheadle, who has been kicking off the new year with several performances. As a matter of fact, tomorrow, Friday, January 18th she’ll be appearing …

Ep 1 - Introduction to Tales of the Road Warriors

January 13th, 2019


This is a pilot episode. This is where I introduce myself, Hal Aaron Cohen as host of the weekly podcast, Tales of the Road Warriors, exploring the world through the eyes of entertainers, musicians, singer/songwriters, …

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