Step behind the scenes of music history as Paul Cowsill from The Cowsills shares untold stories and reflections on resilience, family, and the enduring power of music on Beyond the Mic with Sean Dillon.

Welcome Paul Cowsill:

We’re joined on the Starline by one of a singing family popular in the 70’s. The Cowsills have defined harmonies long before anyone else even thought of it. Their newest EP is “A Christmas Time offering from the Cowsills”. We welcome Paul Cowsill.

Paul, let’s go Beyond the Mic. The documentary “Family Band: The Cowsills Story” talks about your band’s rise and fall. There’s no need to bring up the emotional, mental and physical abuse you suffered at the hands of your father. I want to know if the holidays are such a special time for you and your family?

Talk about why “Christmastime (song for Marissa) is important for you?

What makes recording again invigorating to you?

You’ve been challenged again and again and you and your family keep bouncing back. How resilient has this family have to have been over these decades? This family just doesn’t give up.

You talk with Bob and Susan on “The Cowsills Podcast”. You’ve had John Stamos, Jay Osmond, and collection of stars… Why did that start and as you continued it, what did it allow you to do?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. After losing your brother to Hurricane Katrina, does you hurt when it storms?

2. Who is the one person you get a smile from when they call?

3. What chore do you hate doing?

4. What construction project you’ve ever completed?

5. Best memory from Helen Reddy?

6. Favorite Christmas present and who gave it to you?

7. Favorite moment from the “Happy Together” tour?

8. Who is more competitive: you, Bob or Susan?

The Back Half with:

Music went through the bubble gum, pitch perfect acapella phase, but what has been lost in music since the years of pop harmonies?

How has your fans still singing “Hair” at the top of their lung when you are on tour to this day make you feel?

I always say treat people the way you want on the way up, because you’ll surely meet them on the way down. Can you describe the passion this family has had for music and entertaining for over 60 years?

What’s the one thing that gives you hopes for the world?

Sneak in One More:

How has music soothed your soul after all these years?

So Paul, will we see “Cowsills the Next Generation” soon?

One Big Question:

If you could say one thing to your mother and father after seeing the success and the future of the Cowsills continuing, what would it be?

Where can people find you online?

The Wrap:

He jumped off sheds with a cape during hurricanes, remembers his 1st bike and can’t wait for you to hear the Cowsills new EP “A Christmas Offering from The Cowsills”. Paul Cowsill, thank you for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

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