EAST IDAHO NEWSMAKERS: Survivorman Les Stroud
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In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton speaks with Les Stroud – known by millions as Survivorman.
The award winning star recently visited east Idaho where he performed a series of original songs at Idaho State University.
Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. Survivorman is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, the Science Channel US and Discovery Channel US and remains the highest rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel.
Stroud has appeared in and/or produced numerous television specials including hosting the 20th Anniversary of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, I Shouldn’t Be Alive, The Science of Survival, Surviving Sharks, Expedition Everest, Surviving Urban Disasters and more.
A celebrated keynote speaker, musician and author, both his books Survive! – Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere–Alive! and Will to Live have made the New York Times bestseller list.
Musically, Stroud has shared the stage with the top in the business, including Slash, Journey, Jonny Lang, James Cotton, Steve Stevens, Alice Cooper, Steven Stills, Tommy Shaw, Robbie Krieger, Blues Traveler, Tesla, Jakob Dylan, Randy Bachman, Chicago, Montgomery Gentry, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Roots.
Revered worldwide for his iconic harmonica playing, Les’s songwriting style runs an eclectic gambit, from art-folk-roots rock to contemporary art rock. He has written all the theme songs for his TV series and scored several independent films.
Stroud spoke with Nate about his childhood, music career, some of the most memorable moments of Survivorman and so much more. Watch the video above to see the entire interview.