This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio on December 12, 2019.
GUEST: KIP WINGER of Winger
For this installment of the program, host Tom Lounges interviews the Nashville-based, musician/composer KIP WINGER, famous for his self-named band WINGER.
This chat certainly covers the MTV glory days of the rocker's early 1980s chart success, with songs like "Seventeen" and "Headed For A Heartbreak," where all over the radio and had teenage girls screaming.
This program also goes far beyond, to showcase in both dialog and musical selections, the incredible work this now mature music-maker has created in the decades since his pop heyday.
Tom Lounges does a nice job shining a bright spotlight on the very broad swath Kip Winger has musically painted since his early hair metal heart-throb days; revealing to listeners, the classical and theatrical side of this very talented rocker sure to surprise those who only know him for his '80s radio hits.
Kip Winger performs a mid-December pre-holiday solo concert at a popular Northwest Indiana venue called THE ROOM in Highland, IN on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th. Winger's set will include all of the band's hits, some fan favorites from his solo album,s and perhaps a few surprises.
Does this seasoned artist and stage performer still enjoy playing his lustful love song, "Seventeen," all these years later? Will there be a new WINGER band album or a new Kip solo album? Afterall, it has been years since either has done so, and it seems about time for something new.
"Tune in to discover the answer to those questions and much, much more. It was a great pleasure to have Kip on my program," said Lounges. "It had been over a decase sine I had the opportunity to chat with him and he was even more gracious and interesting than I remember him back in 2006."