Our Advisory Board, composed of nationally-recognized individuals in the arenas of music, entertainment, medicine, academia and business, continues to grow. They are helping us spread the word, and will participate in celebrity interviews, webcasts and other content compiled by the Golden Digital Network.
Chairman of the Advisory Board & Artistic Consultant - Legendary singer Louise Tobin grew up in Denton, Texas, in a large family that sang and played music together. She was the fourth youngest of eleven children and the only one to make music her profession. Her celebrated career began after she won a CBS Radio Talent Contest in 1932. In May 1935, Louise married the famous trumpet player Harry James, and they had to children, Harry and Tim. They divorced in 1943. In 1962 she met Peanuts Hucko, one of the greatest clarinetists of all time. They were married from 1967 until he passed away in 2003.
Louise was the number one singer in the land while singing with The Benny Goodman Band. Her biggest hit with Goodman was "There'll Be Some Changes Made," which was number two on the Hit Parade in 1938-40 for fifteen weeks. She had a long and successful career, and in 2008 she donated her extensive collection of original musical arrangements, press clippings, programs, recordings, playbills and photographs to create the Tobin-Hucko Jazz Collection at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Louise was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University in 2011.
Take a walk down memory lane with Louise Tobin at www.louisetobin.com
Emmy Award-Winning Entertainer, Actor, Singer and Radio Host - Peter Marshall is probably best known as the five-time Emmy Award-winning host of some 5,000 editions of the popular game show “Hollywood Squares” over a period of sixteen years. His television exposure has made him one of the most recognizable faces in America.
Peter starred in London with Chita Rivera in “Bye-Bye Birdie.” His first starring role on Broadway was with Julie Harris in “Skyscraper;” other musicals followed, such as “High Button Shoes,” “Anything Goes,” “Music Man,” “42nd Street,” and “La Cage Aux Folles.” Peter toured in the National Company of “La Cage Aux Folles” for a period of two years, and then went on to reprise his role as “Georges” at the Palace on Broadway for another year. This engagement brought Peter’s total number of performances in “La Cage” to well over 800. He then starred for two years in the national touring company of Neil Simon’s “Rumors.” Peter has guest-starred on all the major television series and appeared in several mini-series. He is proud of his performance in “HMS Pinafore” with the London Symphony Orchestra. Peter’s dearest love is singing, and now that he has the time, he performs with bands such as the Les Brown Band and the Harry James Band.
Peter’s career has demonstrated a versatility and flexibility that few entertainers or actors can show. He’s been a big band singer and part of a comedy team, performed in the legitimate theatre as well as on the concert and nightclub circuit, and appeared in movies and on television. He has, appropriately enough, been called the “complete entertainer.”
In addition to his very active daily schedule, Peter also hosts a radio show seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific Time (noon to 2 p.m. Eastern Time). His show is then repeated for the late night listeners from 9 p.m. until midnight Pacific Time (midnight ‘til 2 a.m. Eastern Time) at www.musicofyourlife.com.
Dr. John E. Galewaler, DO
Dr. John E. Galewaler has been practicing medicine for 48 years. He graduated from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences/ Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1966. He practices medicine in Whitesboro, Texas, and specializes in family medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital WNJ. He is published, and is a member of numerous professional associations affiliated with osteopathic medicine and family practice.
Since 1977, he has had an intense interest in music therapy, due to his eldest son’s traumatic brain injury and his own work as the director of several nursing homes. In his personal situation, music therapy has proven to be of great help and a major means of communication with patients. According to Dr. Galewaler, certain frequencies and tones have been known to be therapeutic and beneficial to those with brain injuries, and he believes that the Golden Digital Network will favorably contribute to the use of music therapy.
Dr. Kevin Mooney
Senior Lecturer, Musicology, Texas State University-San Marcos - Dr. Kevin Mooney is a senior lecturer in musicology at Texas State University. His articles and book reviews have been published in Journal for the Society of American Music; Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition; Handbook of Texas Music and Journal of Texas Music History, among other publications. He is currently working with Dr. Deborah Porter on a biography of jazz singer Dr. Louise Tobin (b. 1918), serves on the submissions review boards of South Central Music Bulletin and Journal of Texas Music History, and is an advisory board member of the Texas Music Museum, Austin, Texas.
Dr. Deborah Porter
Grant Writer and Touring Musician - Dr. Deborah Porter has over thirty years of experience as a successful writer and researcher. Her primary career focus has been on bringing resources to universities, schools and non-profits through development of grant projects resulting in over $170 million in grant funding awarded to institutions in twenty-three states. President of Access Grants, Inc., Dr. Porter is the author of Successful School Grants: Fulfilling the Promise of School Improvement. In addition to her creative work as a writer, she has been a touring musician since the 1970s and was responsible for bringing the Louise Tobin and Peanuts Hucko Jazz Collection to the Texas A&M University-Commerce. Though she is now retired from the university, she continues to work untiringly to bring attention and resources to the preservation of the music and life of Louise Tobin.
Leader Music City Swing - Karl Wingruber is a woodwind artist and music educator. His music career began in high school during a chance performance with legendary saxophonist Boots Randolph. He also toured with The Golden Sounds of Motortown, a Motown review show from North Carolina. After graduating from Western Carolina University with a degree in saxophone performance, Mr. Wingruber moved to Nashville to perform and teach. He cofounded the band program at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, where he taught jazz improvisation, rock band, and woodwind lessons for nine years.
Wingruber has performed and recorded with many great artists, including the Drifters, The Impressions, The Moonglows, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, Bonnie Raitt, Charles “Wigg” Walker, Jeff Coffin and Jerrod Niemann, and toured the country with The Dirty Dancing Review. A lifelong devotee of big band music, Mr. Wingruber now leads Music City Swing, a Nashville-based swing band specializing in the great swing music of the 1940s.