Friday November 27

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Show #256 - Peter Case (11/19/15)
Peter Case has had a long and diverse career, which began in the mid Seventies with his first band the Nerves.  They didn’t sell a lot of records, but ended up being very influential on many bands that came after.  Case fronted the Plimsouls through the mid-Eighties, scoring an MTV...
Show #255 - 2Ton Bridge (11/12/15)
2Ton Bridge is Alexander Wright, a hands-on troubadour with a voice of reason, digging deep into rich musical soil.  We reviewed the new music and said it has the ability to “take you out of your current surroundings.” Wright sings, and plays acoustic guitar & banjo, and he’s backed by...
Show #254 - Omar & the Howlers (11/5/15)
Guitar Player Magazine described Omar Dykes - “his guitar playing slices like a freight train pullin' a load of Texas tone, and his voice has the kind of delivery that could shatter a beer stein.” Dykes has been making music for over 50 years, and he’s showing no sign of...
Show #253 - Webb Wilder (11/2/15)
Webb Wilder has been described by 20th Century Guitar Magazine as “a master at scrambling the sounds, songs and threads of country, blues, British rock, rockabilly, and the freedom and emotion of soul music.” We talk to the Mississippi native about his first new record since 2009, and writing with...
Show #252 - Kinky Friedman (10/21/15)
In Texas, everything is larger than life, and that includes Kinky Friedman, the cigar-smoking, self-proclaimed Jewish cowboy, who first got noticed with his debut album, Sold American, from 1973.  He toured with Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review, and he’s even been on stage at the Grand Ole Opry.  He’s a songwriter,...
Show #251 - James Dean's Final Hours (book) (10/14/15)
It was 60 years ago that James Dean, his star just beginning to rise, died in an auto accident. The crash, and the events surrounding Dean’s death have long been shrouded in mystery.  Author Keith Elliot Greenberg attempts to put some of those pieces together in a new book, Too...

In Tony's Blog

Def Leppard, Foreigner, & Night Ranger (concert review)

Def Leppard, Foreigner, & Night Ranger - Value City Arena - Columbus, OH - 10/14/15

Good rock shows like this don’t come around that often anymore

At a time when many rockers are leaving the genre for the more lucrative country market, three bands showed that, pardon the pun, “You Can Still Rock in America.”


This Day in History

Friday, 27 November 1942
Born on this day...

jimi hendrixLegendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who would re-invent how that instrument could be played.  Although born in Seattle, he would first gain success in England, before electrifying the audience at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.  Hendrix would record just three studio albums in his brief career, before dying of an overdose in 1970.  Listen to Jimi Hendrix music on Itunes

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