Versatile musician, guitarist, vocalist, composer, producer and arranger Steve Lukather was born in Los Angeles on October 21 in 1957. He has new music coming out with some big names and he dishes all right here on Midwest Beat!
The New Book by Danny Zelisko. Available on DZPLive.com, Amazon and Kindle, The long-awaited stories of legendary concert promoter Danny Zelisko have arrived! Four years in the making, he quipped, “this baby was screaming to come out after all this time!” Tom Lounges chats to the author on this special episode of Midwest Beat.
California-based husband-and-wife duo Andrew Stern and Laura Arias of 3 Pairs of Boots met through a “Singer Wanted” ad and were married within a year of their first encounter. The duo share a vast musical history as well as a talent for pairing catchy melodies with heartfelt messages. Their distinctive sound is an Americana-blending of folk, rock, and country Their brand new album is "Long Rider," and selections from it will be featured on this special episode of Midwest Beat.
This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY, MARCH 12 on
89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio MUSICAL GUEST: VINNY APPICE: Drummer for DIO & BLACK SABBATH Iconic metal/rock drummer -- VINNY APPICE -- of Black Sabbath, DIO and Heaven & Hell fame is the guest for this program. Vinny has been on the radio with host Tom Lounges a few times over the years and has some great stories that he is happy to share. For this program, the conversation covers how he came to work with Ronnie James Dio and the Black Sabbath guys, his teenage encounter with John Lennon, growing up with his famous older brother Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, etc.), the mystery of his mother's lasagna pan, and the 40th anniversary re-issuing of the Black Sabbath's landmark Dio-era albums, "Heaven And Hell" and "Mob Rules."
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!