One of the best and fastest rising new generation bluesmen, Alligator Recording artist, SELWYN BIRCHWOOD, has been catching fire and has fanned those flames into his incredible new 13-song 2021 album, "LIVING IN A BURNING HOUSE." On this afternoon's program, in addition to the interview, Lakeshore listeners will be treated to selections from this incredible new collection of original Birchwood songs, performed by one of the mightiest blues bands in the world today.
This edition of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY (1/26/21) on 89.1FM-LAKESHORE PUBLIC RADIO
GUEST: ARISTOTLE GALANOS of THE CLOSETS. The Closets are Northwest Indiana’s contribution to the post-Millennial music landscape. Headed by aspiring musician and Hammond native, ARISTOTLE GALANOS, who has been performing since age 14, the project is done in true indie-rock fashion. Galanos self-records his original compositions in a home studio often alone, but sometimes utilizing the help of friends. For this radio program, Galanos performed a pair of live in studio songs, with a pair of additional songs “These Cobwebs” and “Strings in a Swing,” being pulled from some of The Closets’ earlier recording projects.
Among the topics of conversation during this episode was The Closets’ debut vinyl album, “MONGREL IN THE COBWEBS,” released to regional record shops in late 2020. Galanos says that he takes inspiration from artists ranging from singer/songwriters John Prine and Randy Newman; to artists like Lou Reed, Kevin Morby and Nick Drake, who focus on social observations and self-reflection. Listeners should follow this young artist for one never knows what might come out of The Closets as Aristotle finds his footing in today’s ever-changing world of modern indie-rock.
JAMIE JAMES of the retro rock group, The Kingbees, talks about his long career in music and about being band leader for the late character actor HARRY DEAN STANTON's musical group, THE CHEAP DATES. James also serves as the musical director and band leader for DENNIS QUAID & THE SHARKS. Music from all three of those unique projects will be featured in between the conversation segments.