Meet The Bandmembers


Randy Burns

Randy Burns first came to NYC during the Urban Folk Revival in Greenwich Village. Only eighteen he was hired as the permanent opening act at the legendary Gaslight Cafe, where he opened for folk music stars like John Hammond, Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, Eric Andersen, Spider John Koerner, Steve Gillette, Sonny and Brownie, Phil Ochs, Carolyn Hester and Washboard Sam and many, many others.

As the Folk Revival was fading, Randy Burns formed one of the earliest country folk rock bands. Within months Randy Burns and the Skydog Band’s first album was released on Mercury Records followed by two albums on Polydor Records.

Today, Randy is writing and gathering songs with a renewed ardor, he has two self-produced cds; The Simple Things and Hobos and Kings.

Rolling Stone Magazine said, ‘Nobody, but nobody, sings anything like Randy Burns.’

Billboard Magazine wrote that “Randy’s voice is so intrinsically right that it wraps the listener in a pool of contentment.”

Randy’s web site is


John O’Leary

Soon after joining The Morning John abandoned his academic career (studying ancient Greek and philosophy) to play full-time with the band. Following the band’s breakup John played in a dozen bands on the East and West Coast as a drummer, pianist, or guitarist and opened shows for Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Del Shannon, Bill Haley & His Comets, Procol Harum, Santana, NRBQ, and Tower of Power.

For the last 30 years John has been a management consultant and trainer, working with thought leaders such as Peter Senge, Werner Erhard, and Tom Peters. Clients have included Johnson & Johnson, Cisco Systems, AT&T, Deloitte & Touche, Tyler Equipment, Anglo American, Weyerhaeuser, Teck Resources, Lincoln Financial, Pfizer, DHL, Anthem/Wellpoint, Commerce Bank, Lockheed Martin, and the US Army.

John is the author of The Running Game—a humorous journal on politics and media, which was excerpted in Harper’s—and a forthcoming book, Business Lessons From Rock.  His blog, was chosen by HR World as two of the “top 100 management and leadership blogs.”


Mat Kastner - coming soon


Mark Pines - coming soon


Bruce Samuels - coming soon