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Guitar Great STEVE HACKETT Sounds The Night Siren for International Guitar Month


This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired Tuesday, April 18, 2017


APRIL IS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH!  In honor of that, each week in APRIL "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" features a Guitar Guest.

This week's guitar-driven installment of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges," features guitar virtuoso and rock legend, STEVE HACKETT (formerly of Genesis).   Hackett has just released his latest solo album, "The Night Siren,via the InsideOut Music/Sony label. 

"The Night Siren" showcases Steve’s incredible guitar, along with musicians from several different countries, including singers from Israel and Palestine.  This collection of songs features a multiplicity of sounds, including the Indian sitar and Middle Eastern tar and oud, the Peruvian charango, and Celtic Uilleann pipes.  This is a case of prog-rock guitar god meets World Music and certainly not a show to miss!   

The "INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH" series hosted by Tom Lounges has already featured DAVE DAVIES (The Kinks), and COCO MONTOYA. Coming weeks feature MICHAEL SCHENKER (ex-UFO/Scorpions) and TED NUGENT.  


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.