Franke Previte, the write of “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” and “Hungry Eyes” and the lead singer of Franke & The Knockouts, has written a Christmas song called “Merry Christmas Everybody” sung by Vivace & Mark Masri. He chats about the origin of the song, why Toys For Tots benefits from sales, and what makes for a timeless Christmas song.
Shaun Johnson of Tonic Sol-fa talks about the group’s upcoming new EP “All For One,” “The Nights Before Christmas Tour” (coming to Pablo Center At The Confluence on December 12th), and much more!
Marlon Hargis – keyboardist in Exile – talks about their new release “The Garage Tapes” and the material included, including how the arrangements changed before final recordings by the band and others (like Alabama), plus the music and writing of the band.
Jason Scheff (longtime bass player and singer in Chicago) talks about playing on the “It Was Fifty Years Ago Today” tour featuring the music of “The White Album” by The Beatles, his bass guitar influences, his cohorts on the tour (Todd Rundgren, Mickey Dolenz, Christopher Cross, and Badfinger’s Joey Molland), and his next music plans.
With Eddie Money’s passing on September 13, 2019, we bring you an interview Luc conducted with Money in November, 2013, before a concert of his in Eau Claire. Eddie talked about Wisconsin food, football, and did an album-by-album retrospective.
Steve Lukather of Toto talks about their “40 Trips Around The Sun” tour, their new live release “40 Tours Around The Sun,” his work with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, his appearance on the 2019 Ringo Starr album “What’s My Name,” his session work, the current state of pop music, and plenty more.
Tommy James talks about his new 2019 album "Alive," the adaptation of his book "Me, The Mob and The Music" into a movie, his performance in the summer of 2019 at the Apollo XI 50th Anniversary Gala with Buzz Aldrin, and his upcoming August 26th performance at the Minnesota State Fair with the Happy Together Tour 2019.
Glenn Tilbrook, singer and guitarist in Squeeze, talks about "The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019" tour by the band (with stops September 1st in Milwaukee & September 3rd in Minneapolis), including how he writes songs, how the band sounds today, his recommendations for those unfamiliar with the band's music, and much more.
Luc chats with Shaun Johnson; the Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience will be at Pablo Center At The Confluence on Saturday, August 24th. They chat about coming to Eau Claire (which Shaun has done many times with Tonic Sol-fa), as well as his new album, "Capitol."