Tom's musical guest is fast rising Pennsylvania-based blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Jeremy Edge. A red hot talent that has a strong buzz behind his debut album, will talk that release and his band, “The Jeremy Edge Project.” Songs from this buzz-worthy album will be featured for the first time on NPR for Lakeshore/"Midwest BEAT" listeners.
Formerly the frontman of well-known mid-90’s Chicago band LOUDMOUTH, Robert earned a gold album from the soundtrack for the film Varsity Blues, penning the hit song "Fly." His songs have also appeared in numerous movies, movie trailers and TV shows. He joins live in studio with Tom Lounges on Midwest Beat!
Joe Bouchard is a very successful recording artist, best known as one of the founding members of the band Blue Öyster Cult. The original band recorded classic albums for Columbia Records in the 70s and 80s. The band toured all over the world with shows in the US, Canada, Europe, the UK and Japan. From those days Joe earned nine gold and two platinum awards.
Special guest Steve Hackett joins by phone! Steve will be calling in live from England at 2pm Central to discuss his soon to be released live album "SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND & SPECTRAL MORNINGS: LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH", his new biography, "A Genesis In My Bed," and of course some of his amazing musical history. Selections from the forthcoming live album will be played, giving NPR listeners a sneak preview of this beautifully recorded collection of live performances.