Awesome show tonight. WOW, what a show.
Begins with Sister Lip - Awesome music, I loved it. The band is on tour ALL the way from ARIZONA. WOW, I remember and loved them when I lived there and WOW they sound INCREDIBLE. VERY fun interview with the band and a drunk that we had to kick the F--K out.
Then, right into Sherman Ewing. HUGE HUGE NYC talent. And the players with his band are from _____ let me say you will know them. This singer songwriter is a legend. You MUST listen and then check out his upcoming gigs INCLUDING a soon to be played CD release show that I AM GOING TO!!!!
Next - GET THIS. Kool And The Gang long time member who stands out front on stage, Michael Ray. Check out his favorite Kool And The Gang track and a new track from his band Cosmic Krewe. His band is opening for Gladys Knight AND Van Halen, WOW!!!!
Sister Lip - Rock/Blues/The Spirit of Jazz
The Ladies of Sister Lip do hereby solemnly swear to adhere to the following: To not be dabbin' hard no mo'. To always play the newest song. To say NO to vodka and redbull. To give in and buy an electronic tuner (you're welcome). To never willingly disclose our age. To always blame it on the moon. To play the pickup, Play the pickup, And play the pickup again. To never assume one jacket will be enough, And to always, Always, ALWAYS play with the spirit of jazz,
Sherman Ewing - Jam Band/Folk Rock/Alt Rock
Sherman Ewing's music is his own unique mix, and suggests a maturity, despite his 40 young years, that come from developing a multi-dimensional sound. That sound can be traced back to his native Minnesota, a virtual rock and roll holy land of the midwest, home to wide ranging musical progeny, such as Bob Dylan, Prince, and Paul Westerberg. But his music also has traces of a New York street wise and weary artist, owing to the fact that he has called New York City and Brooklyn his home these past 17 years.
Michael Ray - Kool And The Gang - Cosmic Krewe - Pop/Soul/Acoustic
Michael Ray is also recognized as a member of the front line for Kool & the Gang, the top selling jazzy R&B group of the 1980's. Ray danced, sang, played trumpet and assisted with writing and producing seven platinum/gold albums and seven Top 10 hits for the group, winning dozens of awards and a Grammy nomination. Ray continues to perform with this solid group in both the U. S. and overseas.
Odd Cast - with Budd Zunga
Born in Nashville TN.,Budd Zunga is a versatile musician with skills that pull deep from the soul of Blues, Rock & Roll and Jazz,.He and his music are new to the Syracuse market and he is trying hard to have it take root. His aspirations lay in one day becoming a musical influence as did his hero Frank Zappa. His past has laid a foundation that creates his unique style. When asked about influences he says," The Beatles, Beck, Berry, Stravinsky and Mozart,these are just a few, I believe that the musical quality of the harmony of nature abounds and begs to be interpreted, this is my inspiration."
A third generation Native Arizonan, Perry spent his early DJ days spinning at a dozen of small clubs, sports bars, and odd ball gigs. It wasnt until 1998 when he became a regular at Club Rio spinning 2-3 nights a week for over a year. Even though the place is shut down now, it opened the door to radio since thats where he met his connections to his first AZ residence: Mega 104.3 and sister station Energy Az (later changed format to The Beat).
Al Walser - Al Walsers Weekly Top20
A new form of Rock'n Roll. Al can either be hard or HARDER. Grammy Nominated artist who takes the crowd by the balls and grips it there until it begs for submission. Al Walser expresses this by being an artist first,mirrored by his energy, passion, and style. He acts to make people react. Born to Perform!