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Regional Guitar Instrumentalist CHRIS BOLINT Stirs “EMBERS ” During In-Studio Visit


This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2015


GUEST:  Guitarist Chris Bolint


Fans of rock guitar heroes are well advised to tune in this evening for a real treat!

Live in-studio for this program was Northwest Indiana instrumental rock guitarist CHRIS BOLINT.    Chris paid a visit to spotlight songs from  his recently released debut solo album, “Embers Alive,”  chat about rock guitar, share things about his personal musical journey and making music without words.

Chris began playing guitar at a young age and has finely-honed his craft through consistent practice over the years; finding his inspiration mainly from classic rock bands, virtuoso guitar players, and classical music.

Chris has respect for the classic rock groups of the past whose music showcased notable guitar work; something he feels is desperately missing from mainstream music these days.   Not just a rocker and head-banger, Chris is also classically trained on the cello, has won statewide arts competitions for songs he has written, and attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music on scholarship.


Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.