Thursday, May 30, 201305/30/2013
Well, the Skagit River Bridge collapse has caused a couple of groups to request a rescheduling of their appearances. So this week it’s another hour of Pooner’s favorite Northwest recordings. Tune in and experience the wide range of talent that lives in your part of the world. Locals Only… an hour of Northwest music every Sunday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Classic Rock 92.9 KISM.
Tuesday, May 28, 201305/28/2013
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Tuesday, May 21, 201305/21/2013
He calls it HONKAHILLAROCKABILLY and that just about sums it up. Knut Bell is died in the wool, downhome Americana. He’s been a legend in the Skagit Valley for two decades and we’ll be catching up with Knut and checking out his hard driving music on this weeks Locals Only.
Friday, May 17, 201305/17/2013
Jeff Menteer is a guitarist with the Stacy Jones Band, one of the most popular blues bands in Seattle. After getting dropped by his high school band because he wouldn’t practice on his clarinet, Jeff picked up an old guitar and immediately fell in love with the instrument. While his children were young, Jeff put the guitar on the shelf and provided for his family. Now that the kids are grown, he’s picked up the guitar again, joined the Jones Band and has still found time to put together a solo collection of his original material. We’ll meet Jeff this weekend, listen to cuts from his The Nature of My Dreams CD, and find out more about this outstanding Seattle-area musician.
Wednesday, May 8, 201305/08/2013
Biagio Biondilillo has been on the programs a couple of times in the past. He’s a singer-songwriter who has performed mostly solo, but recently he’s put together a group and gone into a pro studio. We’ll here some cuts from his most recent recording and find out what’s been going on with Biagio on this week’s edition of Locals Only.
Tuesday, April 30, 201304/30/2013
Formed in Bellingham, Washington in March 2010, Polecat has quickly established itself in the Northwest, with two records and over 200 shows in two years. Their unique instrumentation is comprised of Karl Olson (drums), Jeremy Elliott (electric guitar and vocals), Aaron Guest (vocals and 12 string guitar), Cayley Schmid (fiddle), and Richard Reeves (upright bass). This enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, and world music into their sound. Meet the band and sample their music on this week’s edition of Locals Only.
Friday, April 19, 201304/19/2013
This week Fanny Alger returns for another insane visit. They’re one of my favorite guests and usually things get pretty crazy. Do they have any new material? Do they have anything to add to the Fanny Alger legacy? Who knows, but we’ll find out the answer the these any many other inconsequential questions on this week’s Locals Only.
Thursday, April 18, 201304/18/2013
Johnny Bulldog is John Tristao. John is the leader singer with Creedence Clearwater Revisited, a Creedence tribute band that features original band members Doug Clifford and Stu Cook. When he’s back home on Whidbey Island, Tristao teams up with one of my favorite Northwest drummers, Larry Mason, and guitarist Kevin Johnson. Johnny Bulldog features Tristao’s meaty vocals and some solid lyric writing that’s down-to-earth and real. A great Northwest collaboration.
Saturday, April 13, 201304/13/2013
February 14th – The Ames are drummer Michael Lanz, bassist Dan Swan and Sam Carlton, who contributes vocals, guitar, keys, banjo and an occasional kazoo part. The group makes music that is hard to pigeon hole. You’ll meet this loony band of brothers and hear their latest recordings on this week’s edition of Locals Only.
Wednesday, April 10, 201304/10/2013
RJ Knapp & Honey Robin is a raw and powerful original blues band from Bothell. The band’s members are RJ Knapp on lead guitar and vocals, Robin Mahaffey on lead and backup vocals, and Rob Baker on backup vocals and bass. They’ve recently released an album entitled Don’t Blame the Dynamite… if you can’t light the fuse. The band has received four nominations from the Washington Blues Society this year for their contributions to Northwest Blues.