Wednesday, May 27, 2015

EPISODE 28 - The One MAJOR Mistake That's Costing You - Fans and MONEY!

Hosted by: Lou Lombardi aka Loudini & Kevin O'Connor
Title: The One MAJOR Mistake That's Costing YOU -  Fans and MONEY!
Time: 05/24/2015 08:00 PM EDT
Episode Notes: Do you have a list? If you asked ?What is a list?? then you need to listen to this podcast!
Also...Kevin and Lou discuss 14 Famous Guitars and their names. Birthday Shout outs to Bob Dylan, Rosanne Cash Lauryn Hill, and Pattie LaBelle
Plus great music by... Nightly Standard Dan Bubien The Hawykeyes Silk9 Charlie Wheeler Trio Highway 4 Rachel B

Highway 4 is a rock band out of Western Pennsylvania quickly rising to popularity. Eclectic personal favorites of the 70's music era have been the backbone to developing the unique but reminiscent classic sound.
Armed with the music from their full-length album, Up In Arms(6/21/14), and the music of their influences, Highway 4 possesses a professional quality and unmatchable energy. Their youthful, wild passion and raw talent are the unmistakeable components of every performance from this rising band.

"We're losing the human element in today's music. Perfection is impossible, and no one really wants that anyway." -Kelly Brown, Lead singer of Highway 4 

In February 2012, they competed in The X Winter Rock Showcase & placed 2nd Overall out of over 110 Bands. Then, in early March, they took 1st Place in the Next Big Thing Tour at Mr. Small's Theatre out of over 40 bands. In July 2013, they won a Grassy Award from 97.7 The Rock Station for their song "One Of These Days." They've shared the stage with musicians including The Clarks, Zepparella, Truth & Salvage Co., Blackberry Smoke, Jack Russell's Great White and Hot Action Cop. Production of their demo, "Rock N Roll Lives" wrapped in late July 2012, and full-length album, Up In Arms, was released June 21, 2014.

Each of the members were raised on, and still thrive on, what can only be classified as "classic rock." Favorites include: Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, AC/DC and,(newer artists)The Foo Fighters.
Members: Jay Wiley; Colin Bronnenkant; Brian Chalmers; Michael Grego
Genre: Rock and Roll
Hometown: Pittsburgh PA

Silk9 is a Pittsburgh PA based hard rock band that was founded in April of 2013 by Anthony 
Leone and Jamie Rohr.
The" vision" of Silk9 was to "embrace" the essence of the 90’s and add an original spin 
on today’s hard rock genre.
In May of 2014 the band released its first EP entitled “Exit the Pain.” Songs from the EP have 
been featured on 97.7 fm located in Butler PA, Adrenaline 101 internet radio, 105.9 fm the X, in 
Pittsburgh PA., 102.5 WDVE in Pittsburgh PA, ThePAROCKSHOW.COM, The EAgle 107.5 and recently featured on Lou Lombardi's, Rock n' Roll Circus.
We strive to keep our standards high by working with some of the top local bands in the area and national acts such as Lynch Mob, 
Adelitas Way, The Art of Dying, Hillbilly Herald, Drowning Pool, Crobot,Skid Row and on most recently Jake E Lee's Red Dragon's Cartel

Nightly Standard was founded in 2011 by singer/songwriter/guitarist Seth Dubin and provocateur/classical trumpeter Rocco Pacella. The two performed together as founding members of the once-venerable Pittsburgh-based group The Metropolitans, which stopped performing in 2009. An evolution in songwriting, line-up and musical approach occurred over the next few years, culminating in Nightly Standard’s formation. 

Seth and Rocco’s pressing priority was gathering the right musicians for the horn section – one musician immediately came to mind. A close friend and former member of The Metropolitans, Jason Munley navigates the intricate pathways and pitfalls of the alto saxophone with the blatant carelessness of a jazz mastermind. His contribution of musical theory to Nightly Standard was eventually matched by the likes of Joshua George, a laconic, skilled and stalwart embodiment of all that a classically trained tenor/baritone saxophonist should be. 

The need for a rhythm section was clear… after the horn section was contained. It was important for Seth to capture elements of rock, soul and pop that he had so often tried to mimic in his songwriting, but he also wanted a rhythm section whose sound could easily imbue certain features of standard jazz. The choice was obvious once David Fix auditioned in the brick-lined expanse of Nightly Standard's practice loft. Dave’s experience as a student at Berklee College of Music and in countless bands provided him with the repertoire of a seemingly endless variety of genres and bass-like tonalities. Alas! The group found themselves in need of a percussive foundation. Mike Smales was rescued while playing a tattered drumset in the backroom of a dilapidated laboratory marked "Special Projects" in Pittsburgh's Dilapidated Laboratory neighborhood. His origins are not completely known, but with an almost robotic precision, his mechanical "love" of all genres allows him to lock-in with all of Nightly Standard's musical elements. Last, but certainly not least, was the need for a strong, soulful female lead. After a gauntlet-like audition process, vocalist Laura Fredrickson emerged as Nightly Standard's frontwoman. With years of experience singing in numerous groups, Laura possesses a natural voice to match her unique style, and, of course, has a background playing the tuba. 

Once Nightly Standard’s line-up was set, the outfit decided to embark upon a rather rigorous practice and performance schedule, compiling a variety of both original and cover songs in the process. Since 2011, Nightly Standard has continuously played at venues such as Club Cafe, The Thunderbird Cafe, Howler's Coyote Cafe, Hambone's Pub and even at local weddings, restaurants and public events. And there it is – Nightly Standard's story.

Rachel B - Vocals, Keys, Percussion
Billy Castle - BG Vocals, Drums, Guitar.
Clayton - Bass, Vocals

Exuding a smoky undertone, sassy delivery, and catchy melodies, Singer-Songstress Rachel B is paving her way as an undefinable and timeless Entertainer. In 2014 she self-released her debut EP, “I’m The Boss” and headlined a 10 city national tour. In 2015 she independently released her second EP titled, "Break It Down." Whether she's singing about being Vicious, a Boss, or in La La Love, this sassy treat is sure to leave you with memorable hooks that empower and inspire.

Captivating audiences from an early age, Rachel's ability to inspire and connect with her fans has always come naturely, this up and coming starlete will reel you in and leave you wanting more. After studying Classical Voice at Interlochen Arts Academy, Rachel fell in love with songwriting and various genres of music from Motown to new and classic Pop. She then attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved to Los Angeles three years later. In Los Angeles she honed her artistry by performing on stages all around Southern California, in addition to writing music for film and television. She has had songs placed on ABC'S General Hospital and played at venues across the country such as Chicago Symphony Hall, Berklee Performance Center, and Traverse City Wine Festival. Rachel recently relocated to Pittsburgh where she is building her career as an independent artist and spreading her passion and sass by making stages all over the country her home.

“Her set was brimming with sass, playful energy, and unquestionable talent. One moment she was giggling about ripping pantyhose and teasing her guitar player, and the next belting out originals “I’m the Boss” and “Vicious.” I’m all about lady-power, so needless to say I was into the equally flirty and ferocious set." -Carnegie Mellon’s The Cut Magazine.

"If ever there was a time for females to finally, rightfully, and deservedly burst out of the shadows of others and prove they are just as powerful as anybody, it is today’s movement. Singer-songwriter Rachel B is not inching into the spotlight–she is lighting her own stage. Out of respect for this empowering songstress, she will not be classified."
- Buzz Artists

Dan Bubien is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.  With a career that spans over two decades, Dan is constantly refining and redefining his craft with a wide palette of tones and textures, sounds and styles, to express his songwriting through an open, honest and wide catalog of real songs.  Rooted in soul versed in styles from blues to funk, roots-rock to reggae, alt-country to singer/songwriter.
Dan began his career in his mid-teens by working the bar and club circuit in and around his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.  In 2004 Dan started the band that would carry him through the next decade.  Dan always had an appreciation for blues, soul and funk music, but it was a popular reggae band that inspired the signature sound of The Sun Kings.  Their unique flavor and approach to music was something new to the local scene and garnered them a significant following.  That reputation has established Dan as a fixture and has allowed him to branch out on his own and come back to his roots by exploring new and ever evolving influences.
In addition to Dan opening for the likes of Anthony Gomes, John Browns Body and 311, Dan has shared the same stage with Anna Popovich, Magic Slim, Bernard Allison, Tinsley Ellis, Shemekia Copeland, Debbie Davies, Guitar Shorty and Michael Burks.  The members of his band have performed at numerous festivals and have opened for or shared the stage with Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Jimmie Vaughan, Hubert Sumlin, G.E. Smith Band, Tab Benoit,  Savoy Brown,  Blind Boys of Alabama,  Eric Lindell, Carl Weathersby,  Tommy Castro, Coco Montoya, The Sean Carney Band, Otis Taylor, Sean Costello, Michael Hills Blues Mob and Kansas.
2014 festival appearances include the  Three Rivers Regatta in Pittsburgh, PA, Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival in Gahanna, OH, the Canal Winchester Blues Festival in Columbus, OH and the People’s Choice Festival in State College, PA.  Dan is currently writing and recording and working on a new release for 2015.

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