On Catspaw, his 15th studio album, due out January 15, 2021 on Omnivore Recordings, Matthew Sweet cranks his vintage amplifiers and steps into a role previously played by some of his generation’s most unique and incendiary lead guitarists from Richard Lloyd (Television) to Robert Quine (Lou Reed) and Ivan Julian (Richard Hell & the Voidoids). Though Catspaw is absent of his famous collaborators, their presence is felt in the mark they left on Sweet’s guitar work. His solos are audacious, confrontational, and inspired. Tom Lounges chats with Mattew Sweet on this special edition of Midwest Beat!
Former guitarist, vocalist and songwriter of Grand Funk Railroad will with his longtime friend, show host Tom Lounges about his career with the band that he made famous, his post-GFR music projects, and his current group Mark Farner's American Band. Listeners will hear songs from various points in Mark's career, including a classic GFR tune performed live from the newly released, "From Chile with Love" concert DVD release.
Gunnar Nelson is a American singer-songwriter and musician who, with his twin brother Matthew Nelson, is a member of the multi-platinum-selling band Nelson, which had a #1 hit in 1990 with the single "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection". Tom Lounges chats with Gunnar about some upcoming projects right here on Midwest Beat!
Northern Irish musician and songwriter, and the lead singer with Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. He is also the frontman for the Scottish hard rock band The Almighty, with whom he achieved chart success in the UK throughout the 1990s, although the band is currently on hiatus. Warwick has released several solo albums and performed with a variety of other bands and artists, and also fronts his own band, The Fighting Hearts, to showcase his solo material.
Musical guest is TOTO vocalist JOSEPH WILLIAMS . Toto's evolution and Williams' star-studded solo album "Denizen Tenant" will be discussed as new songs get spotlighted. Check out his new music video here: http://youtube/tbI3zJ2qeb8