Join The Rock Station’s Bob Cupp and Utah Burgess of Shady Lady Productions as they bring you all the latest and greatest in home-grown music. Each week they chat with local artists, share their latest songs, and discuss the local music scene.
We have a really cool episode coming at you tonight. If you've been participating with us in the Sos2020pgh Concert Series, then tonight you'll get to learn about the guy behind the live stream... Todd Kaczorowski of Tenband Productions. Todd is also a member of The Ten Band - A Tribute to Pearl Jam. We are going to get into how live streaming can help your event and what it means to the future of live music as well. Plus we'll get some perspectives on our scene from someone who has been in and out of it and has toured the country. Before we get to Todd though, we will be checking in with long time friend of the show Frank Vieira, who has recently dropped a brand new album titled "Limbo Lane". We'll feature a cut from that album as well as new music from Miss Freddye, The Borstal Boys, Royal Honey, Black Ridge, Domenic Fusca, The Shiners, and Cin Farina.
We are talking with Western PA "BIG RIFF" band Yigga Digga. They've just released their 3rd full length album "No Limiter" and are ramping up to hit the road again after being off for all of 2020. We'll recap the Sos2020pgh concert series to date and get you ready for the last episode of Season 2 coming April 28. We'll also feature music from Frank Russo Solo music, Brandon Payne - thatpaynefulmusic, Brian Genovesi and A Common Crown.
Tonight we catch up with long time friend of the show and local music veteran who is now garnering national attention, Justin Wade Kalcevic. He's dropped a new single called "Lonely Road" and has a brand new record sitting in the wings with the Justin Wade Band. What a fun interview this was. We'll also feature music from Megan Pennington, another long time friend of the show Frank Vieira. The Hawkeyes and Desolence.
Tonight's guest is co-host Utah Burgess along with Rob Keller as we discuss all things Shady Lady Productions, Noble Hops Music, Rock Done Right, 11th Frame Bar and Grille, Local Music Series, Sos2020pgh, Gatto Harley-Davidson, Three Rivers Harley-Davidson, the Big Butler Fair, The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival 2021, and more! But wait, that isn't all! This will be the first live in-studio performance since March 16 of last year (2020). You'll hear some brand new music from Noble Hops. But wait, there's more... we'll also catch up on Rob Keller’s road to recovery as well.
Happy Easter from the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show. Join us again tonight at 7pm as we catch up with Anthony Leone from th e band SILK9. They recently dropped their new single "Tear Me Down", as well as a brand new song called "I Won't Carry You", are building up their post-covid touring schedule, and feature a powerhouse lineup. You'll also get a one-time listen to a new song that they don't plan on dropping until later in the year. We'll also feature a brand new song from Robin and Bob, go back a few years to some Shawn Hartman, feature another brand new song from Dave Zaccari that features Chris Compton, and some Water Trash.
Join us at 7pm tonight as we talk with John Hayes of the Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle, a project of Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society. John will give our listeners and fellow songwriters a look into what the project does, as well as some deep insights into how he got involved in the project, and how you can be a part as well. We'll feature music from the group including John Hayes and his song Big Ocean, Fall Guys, @JD Little, and Sue Gartland. We'll also feature music from The Redlines, Brian Belonzi Music, Koz, and Mike Mo Nelson. 97.7fm on your radio dial or stream us live at www.977Rocks.com. Brought to you by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977
Join us tonight at 7p as we talk with Eric Rodger of the band Royal Honey, who also happens to be the same guy who set the Sos2020pgh in motion with his song SOS 2020. You'll hear all about his band, SOS PGH, and get some cool stories on the music scene from days gone by. We also chat with Mark Byars and Cheryl Rinovato about the upcoming Save Moondogs - Virtual Benefit Concert - Fundraiser. We'll also feature music from Justin Wade Band, Norman Nardini Music, Para Bellum, and Code Orange.
Tonight on 97.7fm catch the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show. We'll be talking with local troubadour Alyssa Hankey - Music. Alyssa plays extensively across the region and beyond and features a great collection of her own music as well as her original spin on some of her favorite classic songs. We'll also feature music from the Legendary Hucklebucks, Alayna, Royal Honey, and Sophie Lockhart.
It's coming up on 1 year since our last live in-studio performance by an artist, so we are taking tonight's show to feature just a small sample from all of the incredible artists we've been able to have live in our studio over the years. Our featured lineup tonight includes music from A.C. Jones, Brian Genovesi, Dan Stonerook - Music, Nameless in August, Jenifer Lynn Baker, Cathy Stewart with David Granati, Chris Jamison, Alex Matson Music, Frank Vieira, Robin and Bob, Ray Lanich, Chuck Moses, Cherylann Hawk, and Anger the Ant.
Tonight at 7pm we visit with long time scene veteran Frank Russo, who is finally getting around to recording some of his own music at our long time sponsors The Meatlocker Recording Studio. Tonight you will get to hear some of the music, and get a glimpse into the musical legacy of this family in the area. We will also feature music from Wicked Earth, Chip & The Charge Ups, Red Room Effect, and Black Flower Season.
Tonight we'll be talking with Sam Stucky, who just released a brand new album called "Joelle". And we'll feature some tunes from that album as well. We'll also feature music from Para Bellum, The Forty Nineteens, Klint Macro, and Jordan McLaughlin.
onight we visit with Beaver County Times Entertainment Editor and Columnist Scott Tady. Get the scoop from one of the most knowledgeable and passionate people who write about and feature our scene. Scott's been introducing us to a lot of new music as well, some we will feature tonight.
We are bringing you a bunch of music tonight as well as some light banter as an alternative to the big game. Join Bob and Utah at 7pm on The Rock Station 977 with featured artists Meathook, The Redlines, Sos2020pgh, Half Wheel, Domenic Fusca, Jordan Mclaughlin & AE Honick, Pleazer, REPO MAN, LambLion, Curt Ziggler, The Eldorado Band, and Gary Burk III.
It's Sunday and that means the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 is coming at you at 7pm. Tonight we visit with Megan Pennington for the first time. Pretty cool story, great music, tune in and check it out. We'll also feature music from Melinda and the Night Sky, Crushing Ground, Murder for Girls, and the GypsyCowboys. It's been a busy week for us as well, as we took part in the Sos2020pgh concert series, and kicked off the first Rock Done Right Tour Stop of 2021 with The Southern Fried Rock Show XV.
It's Sunday night, and that means at 7pm Bob and Utah are coming at you with all things local music. Tonight we talk with Susan Bicker and Tim Bazzone of The Rust Project. Typically a cover/tribute band, over the last year the group has been writing and recording their own music which we'll feature tonight, as well as get the scoop on the group. We'll also feature music from the Eastern part of the state with Buckskin Whiskey and their debut single, some Rebel Revolver, a brand new tune from Black Ridge, and taking things out with some Serpent Lord.
tonight at 7p on 97.7fm as we talk with Brian Seese and Tony Vinski of The Redlines on the heels of their brand new album release "Bones Under The Morning Sun". We'll get into the songwriting, the process, as well as the direction of the band and discuss how far they've come in almost the last decade. Of course you'll hear music from the new album as well as music from Curt Zieggler, Royal Honey, Shane Alexander, and Wicked Earth.
Tonight at 7pm we are joined by Mr. Rob Keller, who you've heard us talk about the last few months and is also a frequent guest and integral part of the local music scene. He's going to update us on how he is progressing since his motorcycle accident, and of course we'll talk music as well. Featured music tonight includes: Sos2020pgh, Wicked Earth, Noble Hops Music, Doppler Affect, Big House Pete, The Shiners, (kaj), and Brady Novotny.
Happy New Year! Join us tonight at 7pm for our first episode of 2021 and #443 (give or take a couple) since our inception on July 1, 2012. Tonight we are joined by veteran scene musician "Rocky" Anthony Lamonde a member of The Borstal Boys and producer of a new song and video that will be released on January 8 called "SOS 2020".
Tonight Bob and Utah take a look back at the oddest year in the history of our little show. It was a year that saw the live music performances get practically snuffed out of existence, a year that gave us so many new releases from local artists, and a year where we lost some good friends along the way. It was also a year that Utah did not get suspended, but Bob did! We should have seen the writing on the wall then.
Tonight it is our Christmas Spectacular Episode! One of our favorite shows to put together and listen to each year. Tune us in at 7pm tonight on 97.7fm or stream us at www.977Rocks.com
to hear Christmas classics and originals from Acoustic Fingers, Richard Lynch Band, Lenny Collini, Sophie Lockhart, The Meatlocker Recording Studio Christmas Collaboration, Christopher Buhler, James LeVier, Arte Tedesco, Yigga Digga, John Costa, A.C. Jones, Gary Burk III, B.E. Taylor, Billy Price, Rick Moses, and Skankin' Homer. Merry Christmas to you all from Bob and Utah and thank you for your support and for listening to our little show each week,
Tonight at 7pm on The Rock Station 97.7fm we'll catch up with Miss Freddye , who has a new single out titled "Wade In The Water". Miss Freddye has managed to keep herself busy this year but we'll let her tell you about that when you tune in. We'll also feature a brand new single from John Vento, plus music from Sam Stuckey AE Honick, and Rick Moses.
Tonight at 7pm we welcome to the interview lines Sean Nestor and Jazz Byers of Half Wheel . They've just released a brand new cd out of Rattle Clack Entertainment and the new single "Good Day" is already on fire. If you were at our last Band Jam you may recognize them from the band Homicide Black . Well this is a bit of departure from that! LOL. Anyways, get the scoop on the band, the scene, the new CD.
It's that time of year again folks... the Live Call In Show where Bob and Utah take your calls. We'd love to hear from you, let us know about your local scene, favorite bands, your band, make a request, and lets just talk local music.
On this episode we welcome back to the show Sophie Lockhart . She has a brand new single out and some new stuff in the wings that you'll get to hear. We'll also discuss the ongoing pandemic and it's effect on the scene, as well as the state and federal Save Our Stages efforts and what you can do to help. We have music from Joel Lindsey, Ben valasek and the growlers , the Highland Brothers Band , and Frank Vieira
Tonight at 7pm on The Rock Station 97.7 we'll catch up with The Mixus Brothers who have some new material out. Been a while since we've talked to them, but always great material from these guys. We'll also feature the debut single from Para Bellum , a new song from Meathook - Meatlocker Recording Studio , Domenic Fusca , and The Heavy Hive
Join us at 7pm tonight for another great interview with a good friend of the show, Rob Roush , aka Acoustic Fingers . He's got a brand new CD out and you'll get to hear some of it tonight and catch up on where he's at amidst all of this craziness. We'll also feature music from REPO MAN , Curtis and the SHAKERZ , John Vento, and King Elizabeth
We are going to talk Scare-O-Derma tonight along with Fostering Music and our next Rock Done Right Tour Stop coming up at Recon Brewing . Christy Stitt of Fostering Music will discuss the program and how your donations can help young kids with music, and Jenifer Lynn Baker will discuss the Scare-o-Derma event itself and the man who's honor it is being held for, Mr. Johnny "KATT" Henricks.
Our guest tonight is Karen Dunn, coordinator for Guitars For Vets - Butler, PA Chapter. She'll be discussing the upcoming Rock to Remember 2020 - Guitars for Vets - Butler, PA Chapter benefit event November 13 at the American Legion Post 778. The event will feature live performances from Guitars for Vets instructor Fred Dillaman, Tom Panei and Jason Anthony, Gary Burk III and Lions in America. Tickets are limited, so get your today. We'll also feature music from Matt Barranti Band, Chip & The Charge Ups, Chuck Moses and the Trash Bandits, and The Hawkeyes.
Tonight we talk with Wayne Webb of the NE Ohio based modern country band Broken Reins and spin some of their material. We'll also feature music from The Shiners , Dying Breed, SourMash, and Black Flower Season.
Tonight we will be speaking with Pittsburgh band Black Ridge front man Paul G. Black Ridge was a Grassy Nominated band this year with their song Celebration and they were also scheduled to make their debut appearance at The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival. We hope to have them back next year. We'll also feature music from Miss Freddye, Cathy Stewart, The Borstal Boys and Matt "Broke" Boland.
Join us tonight at 7pm as we discuss and feature local music again. Tonight we are going back up to Erie to visit with Tommy Link Inc. another singer/songwriter from the area that Utah met at Lavery Brewing Company . We'll play you some of his tunes as well as music from Noble Hops Music, Dinnerbell Road , 2020 Grassy Award winning band Juvenile Characteristics, and Rover.
Tonight we speak with Matt "Broke" Boland , and Erie area artist with some serious energy. We'll feature some of his songs and get his take on things in the scene. We will also talk with Speedfreak Motorsports Shop Night about their upcoming annual shop party. Featured music from King Elizabeth, AE Honick, The Clarks, and The Shiners
Join Bob and Utah tonight as we talk Shady Lady Studio Productions and Records 15th Anniversary and the upcoming Rock Done Right celebration September 19 at Missing Links Brewery. Get some stories, memories, background and hear some great music. We'll also be talking current music events as well and update you on our friend Rob Keller and his road to recovery and how you can help.
We talk with Jimmy Suvoy about his life on the road with music, his long time friendship with Rob Keller, and local music scenes. Jimmy has moved back to the area and is available for booking. We also featured music from The Shiners, The Commonheart, TC DAVIS, and Cherylann Hawk Music.
Bob talks with Domenic Fusca , a native of the Pittsburgh region who moved away and has since returned, so we'll get that perspective on music scenes as well learn about Domenic and his music. We'll also feature music from Stephen Rubinosky feat Nadine Draganac, Samantha Sears Music, Rick Moses, and Acoustic Fingers
Congratulations to Juvenile Characteristics for winning the 2020 Grassy Award.
Join us for our Band Jam Pity and Grassy Award announcement show tonight at 7pm on The Rock Station 977
Just put your dial at 97.7fm or stream us live at www.977Rocks.com. We are going to feature all of the past Grassy Award winning songs in addition to announcing this years winner. Mark your calendars for next year, August 27 and 28 and keep supporting local live music.
On tonight's show we talk with Maleena Dominick / Music By Maleena about her debut album Bruises To Prove It. We recently had her on the show with her bust out song "Don't Forget Me" and have also featured her along with her father Chip Dominick, as she is a member of Chip & The Charge Ups as well.
Join us tonight, August 9th as we get to know Black Flower Season. They have a great debut CD out that is connected with Cobblesound Recording Co. We've featured a couple of songs already from this great recording, and you can hear more tonight. We'll also feature music from Changing Tymz, brand new stuff from Acoustic Fingers and Maleena Dominick, and Michael Taco Evans.
Tonight's episode features a lot of music and some talk with your hosts. We'll feature music from The Shiners, Mary Lou Scherder, J Roger Davis, John Vento - Music, After The Fall, Rule Of Two, Dinnerbell Road, Frank Vieira, Black Flower Season, Jeff Fetterman, Greg Marra, and Bobby Thompson and the Groove.
Tonight at 7pm we are having a special episode dedicated to what you, fans of live music, can do to help Save Our Stages and keep the music playing. The music industry and everything associated with it has been one of the hardest hit during the recent Coronavirus pandemic. It's not only been the music though, the far reaching effects into all of our communities had been very painful. We'll talk with Brian Drusky and Adam Valen of Drusky Entertainment tonight about the Save Our Stages campaign, as well as NIVA... the National Independent Venue Association, and what they and what you can do to help this cause.
Tonight on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show we'll feature New Castle based band Rover, a young and very talented up and coming band. Get their story and listen to some of their music. We'll also feature music from Curtis and the SHAKERZ, Chuck Moses and The Trash Bandits, Domenic Fusca, and Brooke Annibale.
It's here... the long awaited Grassy Nomination show airs tonight at 7pm. Voting will commence July 1st and run through the month of July. After weeks of compiling lists and days of virtual arm-wrestling, we have our 12 nominees to present to you tonight. We think you'll find it to be a very diverse list. Eligibility is simple... 1) You must still be an active artist 2) The nominated song must be in regular rotation, and 3) You didn't win the year before. The nominees are not just Bob and Utah's choice either, the on-air radio personalities at the station play a key role in selecting who should make the cut as well, based on listener requests, feedback, and their own experience in the world of radio. Our great friend Linda creates a very unique award every year to present, which we will most likely do during our cancelled The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival weekend, August 22.
Join us at 7pm tonight for another epic episode of the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show. Tonight we'll check in with The Redlines and hear what they have been up to. We know for certain they have been very busy over the last few months and they'll fill you in on what to expect. We'll also feature music from The Lone Pines, TeraChain Sky, The Forty Nineteens, and Larry Antinozzi.
Tonight on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 we visit with Terry Diane McCabe from across the border... border of Ohio that is. Get the scoop on their brand of music as well as their Raven Faith Records. We'll also feature music from The Bail Jumpers, Tim Vitullo Band, Rippin' Cigs, and Montana Bob Sweitzer.
Join us tonight as we talk with Cathy Stewart and David Granati about Cathy's new music project. We'll feature some of the songs coming up from it as well as catch up with her, as she has been a past guest on our show. We'll also feature music from Black Flower Season, Justin Wade Band, Matt Westin, and Code Orange
Tonight on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show we feature guest and guitar virtuoso Brady Novotny Music. We'll also feature music from Curtis and the SHAKERZ, Trevolta, Ashley Mullens, and After The Fall.
Tonight at 7pm we welcome back to the show Samantha Sears Music. Samantha has been a frequent guest on the show going back several years and is a prominent Central and Western PA musician. We'll also feature some of her music as well as music from Alayna, Marty Zundel Music, Juvenile Characteristics, and Black Ridge.
Tonight we talk with Maleena Dominick, solo artist and member of Chip & The Charge Ups. Get some youth perspective on the music scene and hear about her new single dedicated to 2020 Seniors around the world.
Tonight on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show Bob will be catching up with Butler area native Greg Marra. Greg is kind enough to let us debut a brand new single that he did with Butler area drummer Chris Compton called "Colliding Consciousness". Greg also hosts his own podcast that you can find here: Iconoclast Music Podcast.
Tonight at 7pm on 97.7fm we'll be chatting with Matt Aquiline of The Dead End Streets. He'll do a couple of acoustic live takes as well as some recorded stuff from the band including their latest single "The Time Has Come".
Happy Easter. Tonight's guest will be Michael Stover of MTS Management Group/MTS Records. Get the ins and outs on what independent musicians can do, and take a listen to some of MTS's roster with music from Gary Burk III, Matt Westin, Ashley Puckett, and John Vento - Music / Nied's Hotel Band.
Tonight on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show we'll talk with Marty Zundel of Marty Zundel Music. Marty has been a past guest a couple of times, a living breathing encyclopedia of country music, and a great songwriter and performed. We've been waiting to have him on since his last album "Six Hundred Miles" dropped last fall. Although it would have been nice to have him perform in the studio, you'll still hear some great stories and history tonight. We'll also feature music from Wine and Spirit Band, Joe Thompson, Noble Hops Music, and Ben Valasek.
Tonight at 7pm we visit with rising country star A.C. Jones. She'll play some songs in the studio and we'll also feature her latest single "Castle". (NOTE: Our shows are pre-recorded. Please understand that she will not actually be in the studio tonight. We are taking all precautions for safety that have been recommended). We'll also feature music from The New Morning Sunrise, a brand new song from Justin Wade Band, Rover, and Elias Khouri.
Tonight on The Rock Station 97.7 at 7pm, we are back with another episode of local music. Tonight's guest is Dan Stonerook - Music... a unique blend of Americana and Folk Music and some damn good story telling. He'll play a couple of songs live in the studio and we'll feature a couple more of his new effort titled "Very Stable Genius".
Join us tonight as we celebrate our 400th episode of the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show at 7pm on The Rock Station 97.7 fm (stream live at www.977Rocks.com). We'll share a couple of memories and feature a bunch of music tonight including some live in-studio performances. Tonight's artists are: Chet Vincent and The Big Bend, FolkHammer, Alex Matson, Lyle Borger, Noble Hops Music, Miss Freddye's Home Cookin' Trio, Washboard Tony and Son, Castashadow, Cathy Stewart, Samantha Sears Music, Jonah Baybrook, and Rob Williams and The Bluesdrivers.
Join us tonight for a replay of our interview with Jim Donovan of Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors. We'll feature some of his songs as well as songs from Ashley Puckett, Chip & The Charge Ups (who were just announced as joining the bill on The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival 2020), The Forty Nineteens, and A Common Crown.
Tonight at 7 on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show, we'll talk with entertainment lawyer Rocco Cozza / Law Office of Rocco E. Cozza. He'll discuss some legal aspects of the music business as well as running yourself like a business, which we discuss often on our show. We'll also feature music from Tony Barge, The Shiners, Fire Gods, Justin Wade Band, Chuck Moses and the Trash Bandits, Cherylann Hawk, Donnie Iris and the Cruisers, and The Bail Jumpers.
Tonight we visit with long time friend of the show Frank Vieira, who just dropped his brand new single "Heart Broke". Tune in as we catch up with Frank and here some in-studio live performances as well. We'll also feature music from Mike Mo Nelson, A.C. Jones, The Hawkeyes, and Code Orange.
Tonight at 7pm we'll be talking with Jim Donovan of Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors. Great interview with some cool history and great jams. The Sun King Warriors have some cool shows coming up in 2020, so give them a LIKE and follow along, check out the tunes, catch the vibe. We'll also feature music from Ashley Puckett, Chip & The Charge Ups, The Forty Nineteens, and A Common Crown.
It's Super Bowl Sunday, a day of many Replays so we figured we'd do a Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 Replay ourselves. We had some "issues" a couple of weeks ago (which will be discussed tonight) and wanted to feature our interview with long time Pittsburgh music legend Arte Tedesco again. We'll also play music from Vit DeBacco Music, the Highland Brothers Band, The Fire Gods, and the Noble Hops Band.
Tonight on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show we are joined by Mr. Sam Stuckey, who just released a brand new EP titled "Euphonic Premier" (get it?). Anyways, it's a great fun CD and we'll be featuring some tracks from it as well as talking with Sam about all things music. We'll also feature songs from Doppler Affect, Harmony Hot Haus, The Bail Jumpers and Bobby Thompson and the Groove, who are currently on their way to Memphis to represent Pittsburgh in the International Blues Competition. We wish them luck!
Tonight at 7pm on The Rock Station 97.7fm we sit down with all 5 members of A Common Crown and discuss the intricacies of Amish bread making. We also talk about their brand new EP "The Reckoning" that has dropped and their upcoming CD release for it. You can hear the entire EP tonight but that is no reason not to get your own copy or go to the show. We'll also feature music from John Vento - Music, Chip & The Charge Ups, Joe Thompson, and the Honeyriders.
Tonight on the Grass Roots show we sit down and talk with Pittsburgh music icon Arte Tedesco. He just dropped a brand new CD, his first in many years, with a packed house at his CD release party. Catch up with Pittsburgh's "Dangerous Man" and listen to some of his new tunes. We'll also feature music from Black Ridge, Rockin' Ron Lantz, After The Fall, and Brian Genovesi, who also just released a new CD.
Tonight we kick off the new year talking with 2 time Grassy Award winning band Anger the Ant, who released a new CD back in November. Recorded at long time sponsor The Meatlocker Recording Studio, we get the inside scoop on their latest effort and current situation with the band. We'll also feature music from Rick Bruckner & The Brotherhood, FolkHammer, Brady Novotny Music, and Marty Zundel Music.