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Show #266 - Makana (5/27/16)
Guitarist Makana plays in an interesting style native to his home of Hawaii - slack key guitar. It’s a dazzling method that sounds like 3 guitars are all playing at once: the bass, rhythm and melody.  He’s performed on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack to the Descendants, starring George...
Show #265 - BJ Thomas (4/26/16)
BJ Thomas is a 5-time Grammy winner who’s sold over 70 million records worldwide.  His hits endure to this day - songs like “Hooked on a Feeling,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Another Done Somebody Wrong Song,” and “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.”  He remains active, still recording...
Show #264 - Gary Lucas (4/1/16)
Gary Lucas wrote songs for Jeff Buckley and played guitar with Captain Beefheart.  His latest project is a pairing with acclaimed vocalist Jann Klose for a stripped-down, acoustic-based album called Stereopticon.  Lucas tells us how he got hooked up with Klose and the stories behind several songs on the new...
Show #263 - Carlos Calvo (3/25/16)
Carlos Calvo is known as "Hollywood's Guitar Teacher."  He's taught Maroon 5's Adam Levine, and actors David Duchovny (X-Files, Californication) and Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure) how to play.  Plus, he's worked as a guitar coach, teaching actors how to portray musicians on the big screen. Calvo also writes and records...
Show #262 - Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship) (3/3/16)
Craig Chaquico was the guitarist for Jefferson Starship during their Seventies' heyday, providing solos on such hits as "Count on Me," "Miracles" and "Find Your Way Back."  He's now trying to recover a guitar that he used to record many of those hit songs.  Originally thought to be lost during...
Show #261 - Zev Feldman - Resonance Records (2/18/16)
Resonance Records has just issued a pair of archival releases from legendary saxophonist Stan Getz, recorded at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco.  The first, Getz/Gilberto ’76, captures a rare performance between two giants of bossa nova, Getz and vocalist Joao Gilberto.  The second, Moments in Time, features Getz with...

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.”

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This Day in History

Thursday, 29 May 1997
Nightmare By the Sea

jeff buckleySinger Jeff Buckley disappears after going for a swim in the Mississippi River.  His body will be found by a tourist a week later.  Buckley's career was just starting to take off with his foreshadowing "Last Goodbye," and a ethereal cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."    He was the son of folk-singer Tim Buckley, who also died tragically young.


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