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JIM PETERIK Unleashes "LIONS" In-Studio with Live Audience

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This program originally aired on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

“MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” MUSICAL GUEST: JIM PETERIK -- Chicago musical icon, singer, songwriter, performer.

TOPIC: The new PRIDE OF LIONS album -- "Fearless."

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" program featured the welcome return of iconic Chicago songwriter/musician JIM PETERIK to the Lakeshore Radio Studio. The focus of the program was to spotlight the songs from the fifth and latest full length album ("FEARLESS") from Peterik's long-running melodic rock group, PRIDE OF LIONS, which also features Northwest Indiana-born and bred vocalist TOBY HITCHCOCK.   Three tracks from the new album are heard on this show.

Jim also spent his time chatting with host TOM LOUNGES about songwriting, being a brand new grandfather, his family, and some of his other musical projects -- past and present. Jim picked up his acoustic guitar and played a few classic Peterik-penned songs to the delight of a small audience of invited guests.

Formed in 2003, Pride of Lions takes the best elements of the great melodic rock era of the 80’s and updates it with modern production.  A musical renaissance man who keeps busy with a variety of outstanding projects, the very personable Peterik always brings along on his Lakeshore visits -- his guitar, his great sense of humor, colorful stories, and some pretty remarkable music for all to enjoy. More: www.jimpeterik.com.

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.