Blues

photo by Alain Boucly

This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" was originally broadcast on August 7, 2018 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.                 

 

IN-STUDIO GUEST:   Chicago Bluesman WAYNE BAKER BROOKS

 

             WAYNE BAKER BROOKS (the youngest son of the late blues icon LONNIE BROOKS) will talk about his 20-plus year solo career and his blues legacy as the son of Lonnie; along with POTUS, songwriting, and his mission to keep the blues alive while helping the genre to evolve.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SPECIAL GUEST: ALEX DIXON  (Musician and Grandson of Willie Dixon

                    
Tonight's "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" program will be what we call a "Legacy Show," which means we are spotlighting one of the true giants in the music business.

photo by Connie Carrol

This program originally aired on TUESDAY,  JANUARY 16, 2018

Musical Guest:  

JOSEPH "Mojo" MORGANFIELD

Lakeshore's Sarah Opat talked with Chicago progressive jam band, Stampy "On the Radar" 89.1 FM.

Two of Stampy's band members, bassist Kevin Campbell and guitarist Ian Engels sat down in the radio studio with Opat. The progressive band describes their sound as bluesy meets jazz and soul.

"Stampy's original material travels many musical avenues. From soulful grooves to high energy dual guitar solos, Stampy brings a versatile set to the table that is sure to please a variety of palates," said Campbell.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Musical Guests:  

Radio Personality/Author: MITCH MICHAELS (Live In-Studio)

Author KEN CHURILLA (Live In-Studio)

Author/Bluesman : BENNY TURNER (2017 Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee)

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

 

MUSICAL GUEST:  COCO MONTOYA

APRIL IS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH!  In honor of that, each week in APRIL "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES" features a Guitar Guest.

Alligator Records

World-renowned blues harmonica master James Cotton, whom Rolling Stone called, “One of the greats of all time, burning with brilliant virtuosity,” died on March 16, 2017 of pneumonia at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He was 81. His overwhelmingly powerful harmonica playing was one of the iconic sounds of the blues. He toured worldwide for over 60 years.

SPECIAL BROADCAST of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges”

Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017

MUSICAL GUEST:     DONALD KINSEY: CAREER SPOTLIGHT — PART 1

 

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

 

 

TOPIC: “MUDDY WATERS: THE MUSIC, THE MAN, THE LEGACY”

IN-STUDIO GUEST: JOSEPH MORGANFIELD

 

 

                                        

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016

 

TOPIC: “MUDDY WATERS: THE MUSIC, THE MAN, THE LEGACY”

IN-STUDIO GUEST: JOSEPH MORGANFIELD

                                        

This edition of the “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” is a “Legacy” program focusing on the powerful musical impact of iconic Chicago bluesman, MUDDY WATERS.

 

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, September 9, 2016

IN STUDIO GUESTS:  LIZ MANDEVILLE

with Special Guests: DARIO LOMBARDO, ROCHELLE COBA & ANDY SUTTON

Chicago Blues Hall of Famer LIZ MANDEVILLE brought along a few musician friends to the Lakeshore Public Radio studio when she guested on the September 6th edition of the weekly “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” program.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

 

IN-STUDIO GUESTS:  BLUESMAN DARIO LOMBARDO (from Italy)

& Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee LIZ MANDEVILLE

with special guests:  BOB MANDARINO, RANDY JOHNSON & VINCENT L. ABRAMS

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUESTS: Bluesmen DOKTU RHUTE (aka Roy Hytower& BOB MANDARINO with surprise phone guest: BILLY SHELTON of The Spaniels

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST:   GEORGE THOROGOOD

For over 4 decades GEORGE THOROGOOD has been rocking and rolling around the world, logging over 8,000 live shows under his belt, while selling some 15 million albums worldwide.  

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FEBRUARY 9, 2016 

GUEST: JOE LOUIS WALKER & BILLY SHELTON with THE SPANIELS FOREVER 

 

Topic: “The Evolution of Blues: Acoustic to Electric “