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An Interview with Bill Leverty of FireHouse

I recently sat down with Bill to discuss, among other things, the history behind FireHouse, recording the band’s double platinum debut album, solo efforts, approach to songwriting, and his upcoming Stageit show.

An Interview with Michael Oakley

Meet Michael Oakley, one of the genre’s leaders on the UK scene, which is really where the action is anyway. Michael is as cool and down-to-earth as he is talented, and that is truly saying a lot.

An Interview with Dante White of Oozelles

Dante White from Oozelles is with us today. This is a fun one. We talk about the band’s debut record, Dante’s love for books during the pandemic, the band’s interesting array of deeply underground influences and their never-ending quest to finally not just learn, but master “Louie Louie.”

An Interview with Michael Kurtz of Record Store Day

Record Store Day is an interesting topic. Some love it and some choose to pass. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, it is undeniable that the vinyl resurgence and the emergence of Record Store Day walk hand-in-hand.

An Interview with Benny Benack

Benny Benack is a third generation Jazz-head. His grandfather and father (both also named Benny) were a couple of “OG’s” from the long-standing, and criminally-underrated Pittsburg Jazz scene.

An Interview with Fingers of WBAB

For as long as I’ve been alive, Fingers has been with WBAB, longer actually. I’ve never known the station without him. Many a long drives and afternoons stuck in traffic have been made that much more bearable with the help of Fingers and his Rock sets.

An Interview with Jerry Douglas

When you think of guitar, which artists do you think of? I suppose it’s all a matter of opinion, really. That said, Jerry Douglas is one of the top players out there today, and has been for 40 some odd years.

Music Lovers Series: Anthony Montalbano

In many online music groups, certain topics are immediately banned or considered taboo, such as discussing equipment, critiquing Record Store Day, supporting big box stores versus indie shops, and even choosing streaming services over physical media. This interview series serves to peel back those restrictions and instead offers a welcoming platform to hear each individual perspective.

An Interview with Spencer Drate

In the world of album deign, there aren’t many who have accomplished what Spender Drate and his partner Judith Salavetz have. Over 40 plus years, this legendary duo have designed albums for the likes of The Ramones, U2, Bon Jovi and Talking Heads.

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