Tuesday October 06

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Show #250 - Jon Anderson (9/28/15)
Legendary vocalist Jon Anderson led the progressive rock band Yes for almost 40 years his soaring voice can be heard on such classic albums as Fragile, Close to the Edge and 90125.  The work he did with that band brought a level of sophistication seldom heard in popular music.  Anderson...
Show #249 - Johnny Mathis (9/17/15)
Johnny Mathis has spent 60 years singing and recording the music he loves.  He’s enjoyed unprecedented worldwide success and his hits have included “Chances Are,” “Wonderful Wonderful,” “Misty,” and “It’s Not For Me to Say.”  He’s also been a pioneer at the same time - in ways you might not...
Show #248 - Marshall Crenshaw (9/9/15)
Marshall Crenshaw first gained notoriety with his 1982 debut album which featured the MTV hit “Someday Someway.”  A few years back, he came up with a unique way to deliver music to his fans - he set up a subscription service where, beginning in early 2013, he delivered six EP’s...
Show #247 - Tommy Keene (9/3/15)
Tommy Keene first gained national attention with his 1983 EP Places That Are Gone, which was a college radio hit, and earned him accolades from the Village Voice, among others.  Since then, Tommy has churned out a catalog of excellent albums, collaborated with Rob Pollard of Guided By Voices, and...
Show #246 - Lloyd Price (8/31/15)
Lloyd Price recorded one of the first rock n' roll songs with "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" in 1952. That record sent shockwaves through black and white audiences alike, and started Price down some uncharted territory.  A successful black entertainer was hard to find in the early Fifties.  He met up against...
Show #245 - Jeff Healey tribute (Holger Peterson) (8/20/15)
We chat with Stony Plain head Holger Peterson about a new Jeff Healey compilation - The Best of the Stony Plain Years.  Healey was an amazingly talented musician, best known for his 1989 top five hit “Angel Eyes.”  He lost his sight at an early age, picked up the guitar...

In Tony's Blog

Devon Allman - Columbus, OH (review)

Devon Allman - Park Street Saloon - Columbus, OH - 9/25/15 (review)

A concert full of feeling is good for the soul

I had forgotten what is was like to experience a great rock n’ roll show;  it had been so long.  No electronic Tom Foolery, no Auto Tune, no JumboTron - just a no-frills, kick-ass concert.  Devon Allman delivered, and then some.


This Day in History

Saturday, 06 October 1951
Keep Pushin'

reo speedwagon - hi infidelityHappy Birthday to Kevin Cronin, lead singer of REO Speedwagon, who had hits with "Keep on Loving You," and "Take it on the Run," among others.  Read the Icon Fetch review of the new deluxe edition of their breakout Hi Infidelity album.

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john mellencamp - no better than this cd coverJohn Mellencamp – No Better Than This (Rounder) - CD review – John Mellencamp has scored ten Top 10 hits over his long career.  But, rather than try and compete with the Lady Gagas of the world, he’s chosen to go in the complete opposite direction,  and in doing so, he’s created a dream album.  Plenty of artists have attempted to go “back to their roots;” Springsteen did it for “Nebraska,” Elvis did it for his “Memphis” album, but no one has done it with as much authenticity as John Mellencamp.


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