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Tom Lounges' "Annual TOP 10 Regional Albums" of 2016

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This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

 

TUNE IN AND CELEBRATE THE REGION’S BEST!

TOPIC: “TOM LOUNGES’ TOP 10 REGIONAL ALBUMS OF 2016″

As has been a tradition for two decades, Tom Lounges publishes his annual “Tom’s Top 10 Regional Albums” list in The Times daily newspaper; this year’s picks appeared on January 26 in the newspaper’s “219” entertainment section.

On this radio program, Lounges counts down the albums from 10 to 1 and features a song from each of release, to give his Lakeshore Public Radio listeners a taste of each artist’s latest CD.

Among the artists who made the 2016 Top 10 list are — The Steepwater Band, The Pondhawks, Michael McDermott, Mike Gallemore, and Open Your Eyes.  Listen to this show to hear songs from those artists and the 5 other artists who made it to Lounges’ latest “best of year” list.

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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.