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21 minutes | Apr 24, 2016
Prince Tribute On this week's special edition of the Keep Calm and Rock On Experience, Jamie and Michael look back and the life, career, and legacy of Prince, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 57. They share some of their favorite Prince moments and stories, and discuss where he fits into the history of pop culture and rock and roll.
78 minutes | Apr 17, 2016
Norm Harris On this week's episode, the KCRO crew is joined by Norm Harris of Norman's Rare Guitars. Norm has spent his life collecting, selling and playing vintage and rare instruments in southern California. Norm has the key's to the highway of rare and vintage instruments so jump in the passenger seat and cruise along as Norm shares stories of the artists, actors and projects he has sold and lent his collection out to over the years. You will also take a trip to Koehler's Corner where Michael joins up with Jamie and Angelo to share the story of one very special 1957 Gibson Les Paul that ended up in the hands of some of rock's greatest guitarists, only to be snatched away during a break in. Will the story have a happy ending? Stayed to find out the answer plus much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!
59 minutes | Apr 10, 2016
All In The Family
All In The Family On this week's show, Jamie and Angelo help to celebrate the newest addition to the KCRO family, welcoming The Killer Koehler's first born child, with an episode all about family dynamics in bands. While Michael is our on paternity leave, the guys also discuss some famous families in rock and roll. And what will be their choices for some of the best sibling rivalries in rock music in their newest Mt. Rushmore? Tune in to find out! All this and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!
74 minutes | Apr 3, 2016
Episode 30 - The First Cut Is The Deepest - The 1980s
Episode 30 - The First Cut Is The Deepest - The 1980s On this week's episode, Jamie, Angelo and Michael are back once again to continue their on going debate over the greatest debut albums of all time. They continue on from where they left off, having already discussed the 60s and 70s. This week is all about the 1980s! With so many different artists and genres to choose from in one of the most eclectic decades of rock and roll, how will the Power Trio of Podcasting agree on which artists put out the best debut albums of the decade? The gang will also be joined once again, by Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis to get his take on the topic. This week also brings the return of everyone's favorite segment, Das Boot where the KCRO team gives the boot to someone or something in rock and roll. All this and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!
31 minutes | Mar 27, 2016
KCRO Lite - Deep Blue Sea
KCRO Lite - Deep Blue Sea On this week's KCRO Lite, Michael takes the helm and steers the USS KCRO through dangerous waters as Angelo and Jamie travel the world in search of rock and roll greatness. Jamie will check in from the road to share his thoughts on party cover bands and what they've done to some of rock and roll beloved anthems. Michael digs deep in the murky waters of the Chesapeake Bay to uncover one of the lesser known rock stories from KCRO's hometown of Baltimore MD, telling the story of Blue Seas Recording Studio. This week's artist of the week King of Birds, travels across the Atlantic Ocean from Scotland to share their music. And as always, KCRO corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee returns for another installment of his "Beneath the Roots" saga, this time discussing the player piano. All this and much much on the Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!
75 minutes | Mar 20, 2016
Episode 29 - Reelin' In The Years: 1991
Episode 29 - Reelin' In The Years: 1991 On this week's episode, Michael, Angelo and Jamie return for the second installment of their series "Reelin' in the Years" where they highlight what they believe are some of the most important years in rock music. This week, they take a step back to their childhoods to feature none other than 1991! A year that saw the debut of a new music style and scene in the Pacific Northwest, the emergence of a heavy metal band who would bring their music to the masses, as well as other prominent rock bands who hit the peak of their success, 1991 would turn out to be the most impactful year in music of the 90s. What were those impacts and how have these artists continued to help mold the landscape of music as we know it today? Tune in to KCRO to find out! On this week's second segment of the show, Michael brings back his highly requested "Ride the Lightning Round" where fast paced questions, lead to long winded answers. All this and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!
19 minutes | Mar 13, 2016
KCRO Lite - George Martin Tribute
KCRO Lite - George Martin Tribute On this week's KCRO Lite, Michael, Jamie and Angelo each share their thoughts on one of the most important producers in the history of rock and roll, George Martin. Martin passed away this past week at the age of 90, but leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered and cherished for years to come. Join the power trio of podcasting as they celebrate the life, career, and legacy of George Martin, on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience.
62 minutes | Mar 6, 2016
Episode 28 - Dave Cobb
Episode 28 - Dave Cobb On this week's episode of the Keep Calm and Rock On Experience, Michael, Jamie and Angelo are joined by one of the hottest producers in country and rock, Dave Cobb. Fresh off wins for Best Country and Best Americana albums at this year's Grammy Awards, as well as a nomination for Producer of the Year, Dave has been working with some of the the most talented artist in Nashville including Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Rival Sons, and Sturgill Simpson. Dave joins the power trio of podcasting to discuss his brand new concept album "Southern Family" which comes out March 18th. He also discusses his upbringing in Georgia, his love of both rock and country, as well as his philosophies in the recording studio. All this and much much more on this week's KCRO Experience!
35 minutes | Feb 28, 2016
KCRO Lite - $ee You In Court
KCRO Lite - $ee You In Court On this week's KCRO Lite, the Power Trio of Podcasting return from their trip to E Street to bring their listeners up to speed on all of the news happening in rock and roll in the segment "Second Hand News." This week, they discuss the legal battle between pop star Kesha and producer Dr. Luke. They also comment on listener feedback in the segment titled "The Mail Never Stops!". This week's artist of the week, SuperEtte, hailing from Austin Texas, drops in to deliver their brand of punk rock. And no KCRO Lite would be complete without a visit from corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee for another installment of his "Beneath the Roots" segment, titled "You never give me your money." Join Michael, Angelo, and Jamie for this and much much more on this week' Keep Calm and Rock On Experience.
74 minutes | Feb 21, 2016
Episode 27 - Garry W. Tallent
Episode 27 - Garry W. Tallent On this week's episode of The Keep Calm and Rock On Experience, the power trio of podcast are joined by none other than Garry W. Tallent, bassist and one of the original members of Bruce Springsteen's legendary E. Street Band! Garry joins Michael, Jamie and Angelo from the road while on tour with Bruce and the band during their current tour backing the release of The River box set "The Ties That Bind." They discuss the current tour as well as Garry's upcoming debut solo record "Break Time" which will be available on March 4th. Garry shares a wealth of knowledge and stories about his time growing up playing music as a kid along the east coast eventually leading him to the E Street Band on the Jersey Shore. The group also discuss his bass technique, work as a session artist and producer in Nashville, and his over 45 year career as the foundation of the E Street Nation! All this and much much more on this week's interview with Garry W. Tallent on the Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!
47 minutes | Feb 14, 2016
KCRO Lite - The Vinyl Countdown
KCRO Lite - The Vinyl Countdown On this week's KCRO Lite, Jamie, Michael and Angelo return to discuss all of the trending news and topics in the rock and roll work this week including last week's halftime show, the up-coming Grammy awards, and the debut of the new HBO series Vinyl. The Power Trio of Podcast also review some listener feedback in the segment titled 'The Mail Never Stops'. You will also find out what happens when emo kids group up and get jazz degrees, as this week's artist of the week, Stop. Drop. Rewind. pay a visit to the KCRO Universe. And finally, no KCRO Lite would be complete with out another enthralling segment of "Beneath the Roots", where KCRO corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee returns toe expand on the recent full length episode detailing the music of 1968, with "Lessons from Greasy Lake." All this and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience.
70 minutes | Feb 7, 2016
Episode 26 - Rock 'n Jock
Episode 26 - Rock 'n Jock On this week's "Super" edition of the Keep Calm and Rock On Experience, Jamie, Angelo and Michael sit down during half time of the big game for a lighthearted discussion about the connections between rock music and sports. How did the the two worlds of sports and rock music become intertwined and what makes music and sporting events so important to the fans, the teams, and the audiences watching at home? The guys will also be joined by KCRO corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee for a very special "Beneath the Roots" all about sport's biggest song, The Star Spangled Banner. In today's second segment, the power trio of podcasting will once again climb to the top of Mt. Rushmore to determine the 4 most important sports related songs in music. All this and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!
44 minutes | Jan 31, 2016
KCRO Lite - The Heat Is On
KCRO Lite - The Heat Is On On this week's KCRO Lite, Jamie and Michael get together to reflect back on another week of rock roll news in the segment title "Second Hand News". They share their thoughts and stories about the career and legacy of Glenn Frey of The Eagles who passed away two weeks ago. In the listener feedback segment "The Mail Never Stops", they review some thoughts and comments from their most recent sit down interview with guitar entrepreneur Paul Reed Smith. This week's artist of the week is Nethan, who comes to the KCRO airwaves all the way from Minneapolis, Minnesota with their song "Red Godzilla". And finally, no KCRO lite would be complete with a visit from KCRO corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee, who returns for another installment of "Beneath the Roots", this time entitled "Obsession." All this and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience.
50 minutes | Jan 24, 2016
Episode 25 - Paul Reed Smith
Episode 25 - Paul Reed Smith On this week's show, Jamie, Angelo and Michael travel across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Stevensville, Maryland to sit down with guitar maker and entrepreneur, Paul Reed Smith. His company, PRS guitars has become the 3rd largest manufacturer of electric guitars in the United States and his instruments can be seen on stages all over the world, played by some of the greatest guitarists in the business. Paul sits down with the KCRO gang at his offices to chat about the 30 year history of PRS, the history of electric guitars, and his love of all things rock and roll. All this and much much more as the Keep Calm and Rock On Experience take a look into the mind of one of the greatest electric guitar makers over last 30 years!
30 minutes | Jan 17, 2016
KCRO Lite - David Bowie Tribute
KCRO Lite - David Bowie Tribute "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." -David Bowie On this week's special episode of KCRO Lite, Jamie, Michael and Angelo pay tribute to one of the greatest artist in the history or rock and pop music, David Bowie. After hearing of David Bowie's passing earlier this week, Michael, Angelo, and Jamie dedicated this week's episode to his memory. Join them as they reflect on the life and career of one of rock and roll's true originals, while also discussing his legacy now that he is gone.
73 minutes | Jan 10, 2016
Episode 24 - Reelin' In The Years: 1968
Episode 24 - Reelin' In The Years: 1968 In this week's full length episode of KCRO, Michael, Angelo and Jamie debut a brand new series entitled "Reelin' In The Years" highlighting what they believe are some of the classic years in the history of rock and roll. In this first installment, they will feature 1968, an historically significant year featuring some of the greatest music ever made. What made 1968 so important to the continued development of rock music and how did the landscape of the late 60s culture and politics impact the music? They will also debut a brand second segment called "Exile On Wall Street" where each member of the Power Trio of Podcasting will decide who's stocks will be on the rise in 2016, and which artist's stocks you should sell! All this and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!
33 minutes | Jan 3, 2016
KCRO Lite - An Unforgettable Ace
KCRO Lite - An Unforgettable Ace On this first KCRO Lite of 2016, Jamie, Angelo and Michael try and recover from the inaugural KCRO New Year Rockin' Eve party the night before. While Jamie has a little trouble getting into gear, Angelo and Michael settle in to review some of the rock and roll news that is already hitting the wire in 2016 in the segment "Second Hand News". They also review some listener feed back in "The Mail Never Stops." The first new artist of the week in 2016 comes all the way from Orange County, California, Alta Sky. And as always, KCRO Lite would not be complete with out another "Beneath The Roots" with KCRO corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee, this week, discussing the music we love and hate. All this and much much more on the Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!
66 minutes | Dec 27, 2015
2015 KCRO New Year's Rockin' Eve
2015 KCRO New Years Rockin' Eve You are cordially invited to the first annual KCRO New Year's Rockin' Eve party at the KCRO Compound in downtown Baltimore, MD. Join Michael, Angelo, and Jamie as their guest while they ring in 2016 and take a look back at some of the best moments in rock and roll, and the first year of The Keep Calm and Rock On podcast. You will hear highlights from some of their best interviews over the past 9 months including Al Kooper, Nils Lofgren, G.E. Smith, Jimmy Vivino and many more. The gang will hand out their 2016 Sammy Award winners and also chat with a very special guest who calls in to discuss the business side of rock music in 2015 and beyond. And what year end party would be complete without a blooper reel of some of the funniest moments of this year's shows. All this and much much more on the first annual KCRO New Year's Rockin' Eve special!
78 minutes | Dec 20, 2015
Episode 23 - The First Cut Is The Deepest - The 1970s
Episode 23 - The First Cut Is The Deepest - The 1970s Jamie, Angelo, and Michael are back for another full length edition of the Keep Calm and Rock On Experience. The Power Trio of Podcasting returns to the topic of greatest debut albums of all time. After starting the debate back in Episode 11 where they discussed the best debut albums of the 1960s, they move on today to the swinging 70s! They will discuss the climate of new music in the 1970s as well as the criteria for what does make a great debut album. There is no chance that all three will agree on the top spot is there? In the second half of the episode, Michael "The Killer" Koehler returns with another installment of is segment entitled "Ride The Lighting" where face paced questions are met with slow paced answers. All this and much much on The Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!
42 minutes | Dec 13, 2015
KCRO Lite - ExPeart Opinions and Centennial Celebrations
KCRO Lite - ExPeart Opinions and Centennial Celebrations On today's KCRO Lite, Jamie, Angelo and Michael bring you all of this week's top rock and roll news in the segment "Second Hand News", where they hear it first, and you hear it second! Today's topics include discussions about the end of one of Angelo's all time favorite bands, as well as found memories about a talented singer, gone too soon. They answer listener questions and feedback in "The Mail Never Stops" and are joined by this week's Artist of the Week, J. Rushwell from Boston. As always, KCRO Lite concludes with another rousing edition of "Beneath The Roots" with KCRO corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee, who rings in the holiday season with his segment entitled "Tough Guys Don't Sing Christmas Songs... Or Do They?" All this and much much more in the final KCRO Lite of 2015!
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