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Rock n Roll Chicago Podcast
53 minutes | 3 days ago
Ep 87 Pino Farina Band feat. Pino Farina
Pino Farina is a singer-songwriter whose emotive performances are filled with songs of love, heartache, redemption and renewal. After touring the country extensively with his award-winning band Pun̈sapaya he stepped away for a time of rediscovery as an artist, songwriter and performer. In 2018, Pino released “Start Over Again” and has been enthusiastically welcomed back performing in different combinations with Pino Farina Band (solo, duo, or full).
48 minutes | 10 days ago
Ep 86 Ronnie Baker Brooks
He was born in Chicago, and started playing guitar around age six. At 19, he joined his father, who by then had influenced some of the most well-known bluesman of our history: Jimmy Reed, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Johnny Winter, and Junior Wells. For 12 years the two would tour together, putting Ronnie out front with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Koko Taylor. In 1998, when he was 32, his father told him to go solo.
48 minutes | 17 days ago
Ep 85 Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones
Rick Lindy has a voice as big as Texas. Performing Rock and Roll hits of the 1950's, 60's and 70's as well as Surf, Rock-a-billy, and original songs. You're sure to remember some of your favorites.
40 minutes | 24 days ago
Ep 84 Beyond the Blonde
BTB is Chicago-land's premier tribute to P!NK, Gwen Stefani, and Lady Gaga. The band showcases the energy and songs of the multi-platinum-selling, Grammy award-winning stars with other fierce female artists of pop and rock. BTB is led by vocalist Charity, who brings their energy and power vocals to the stage. Bobby on guitar, and Dan on drums. Together, they bring you a fun, energetic show that will keep you coming back!
40 minutes | a month ago
Ep 83 Jonny Ballgame - Cover 21 Ignite Chicago
Cover 21: Ignite Chicago is a feel good documentary/movie that delivers a message of positivity through the concertless summer of COVID-19, 2020. It stories a journey of one dude’s quest for his rock-n-roll therapy with the help of some of the best bands in Chicago. It gives the viewer some current up-close knowledge of their favorite Chicagoland artists while creating a new feeling of hope and excitement for the return and future of live music in Chicago. With some new original music along with a powerful cover of a classic hit, the film hopes to remind us all that dreams can came true no matter how big your dreams are.
46 minutes | a month ago
Ep 82 Way Cool Rhythm Fools
From back in the archives we meet up with the guys from Way Cool Rhythm Fools. No longer playing (but are they?) they have some great stories to tell.
47 minutes | a month ago
Ep 81 Hairbangers Ball
Whether you’re looking to bring back the memory of a favorite concert seen in 1985 or seeking a true-to-life representation of what a rock concert was like in the 80’s, Hairbanger’s Ball provides both the music and the mayhem for young and old alike, bundled together in a 6-piece, high octane lineup. Featuring powerful male and female lead vocals, some serious ax grinding and renditions of classic songs so much like the original you’d swear you’d gone back in time, Hairbanger’s Ball leaves nothing to be desired after seeing and listening to them live, which is why they’ve been named “Best Rock Band” in Chicago by their throngs of adoring fans.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 80 My Metal Heart
This week Paul and Ray get together with the boys from My Metal Heart. They're keeping the greatest hard-rockin' songs of the '80s alive!! Dressed to the nines and turned up to 10! You won't want to miss them.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 79 Semple Band
SEMPLE is a Chicago based band that prides itself on it's entertaining combination of musicianship and high energy stage performance. Fronted by one of the city’s most prominent lead singers and the band’s namesake, Keith Semple, every show is guaranteed to be a nonstop great time!
52 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 78 Kenny Cetera
This episode we bring you Kenny Cetera. Joining us, as cohost this week, is Ed Kammerer who was a bandmate of Kenny's in Freewheelin' (Ep 30). Kenny Cetera's CHICAGO EXPERIENCE will take you back to a time that made you look forward to living your life to its fullest....with inspirational songs that will make you smile and feel stronger every day. All you have to do is listen.
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 77 Worth The Risk
Worth The Risk! Five seasoned musicians playing music older than your kids, and younger than your parents. We got the band together to talk about how it all started and where it's going.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 76 Nate Venturelli
Northwest Indiana country singer/songwriter Nate Venturelli, a union welder by day, has been gaining popularity and support as a singer/songwriter from various unions around the country due to his original tune about blue collar workers titled, "Union Man," written about his grandfather. Check out what Nate has to say about this song, as well as his career.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 75 Ray Vanda of Christian Friday and Falcon Eddy
Going back a little this week, back to the late 70's and early 80's. This week we bring you Ray Vanda, guitarist with Christian Friday and Falcon Eddy. These two groups were very popular around town for many years. Check out Ray's story.
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 74 The Gingers
These chicks rock!” is the reaction you hear when The Gingers hit the stage! Their high-energy arsenal is filled with the greatest rock covers sprinkled with playful surprises. Their rough edge tackles traditionally testosterone-fueled tunes and is nicely bookended with plenty of layer-cake harmonies and melodic favorites that audiences know and love. Each of the front-line women of The Gingers, along with their rock solid “guy drummer”, have a road-tested performance history around the Chicago festival and club music scene. Their genuine love for fun is contagious! “The Gingers Rock!”
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 73 Frank Rossi
STRAIGHT OUT OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS, FRANK ROSSI HAS BEEN PERFORMING ALL AROUND THE CHICAGOLAND AREA FOR DECADES. HE PLAYS ACCORDION AND KEYS FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF EVENTS. FRANK IS AN ENTERTAINER FOR THE AGES, AND ONE FOR ALL AGES. WHETHER IT'S AT THE LOCAL JAZZ CLUB, A WEDDING, OR A BIRTHDAY PARTY, FRANK IS SEEN ALL OVER CHICAGO CHARMING AUDIENCES WHEREVER HE GOES.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 72 The Acoustiholics
For over twenty years Len and John have been entertaining in and around Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. From your local bar or festival, to your living room, backyard or Banquet Hall, The Acoustiholics are perfect for anyone who enjoys live music! They truly enjoy performing songs that everyone relates to, the songs you grew up to, to songs you dance to, and the songs you love to sing along to! From the 60's to today's current hits, The Acoustiholics have got you covered!
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 71 The Chicago Experience
The Chicago Experience is the nation's premiere tribute to the legendary band "Chicago." A tribute to Rock With Horns featuring: Steve Frost, Jim Massoth, Terry Viano, Brian Hemstock, Eric Caliendo, Ron Brandt, Tim Rutter, Paul Wood & Adam Cowger.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 70 Eddie Korosa Jr.
Changing things up a bit today, we talked with Eddie Korosa Jr. - Chicago's Polka King! Eddie's roots in music go way way back. All the way back to his dad, Eddie Korosa Sr. Eddie and his band have a spot in the history of Chicago music - POLKA!
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 69 2020 Year in Review
Paul and Ray reminice about all the great folks they talked with througout the year. From beginning to end. Also they feature some of their bloopers and outtakes.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 68 Heartache Tonight
From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling” a Heartache Tonight show is a true Eagles concert experience featuring all the timeless classic songs from one of the greatest rock bands of all time. With meticulous attention to every detail, Heartache Tonight brings together music from all eras and incarnations of this huge American rock powerhouse that produced hits over four decades.
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