The Grass Roots show
By The Rock Station
The Grass Roots showMay 31, 2020
Heffner and Hefner
It's the first Sunday of Fall, and like we do every Sunday night at 7p, we are giving you a chance to check out some of the best music around! Tonight's guest are the duo Heffner and Hefner. You want to hear some names get dropped, you'll be blown away by the people this duo has rubbed shoulders with. Great music coming at you and several shows slated in the area, including one through Shady Lady Productions at The Grill at River Forest Country Club on September 30.
We'll also feature a brand new song from The Rumble, recorded at our longest running sponsors studio. The Meatlocker Recording Studio. We've also got stuff from The Rust Project, Frank Russo, and James LeVier.
Dan Butch/Greg Marra
We have a jam packed show for you tonight, and it's all about that hard and heavy guitar driven rock and roll!
We'll be talking with Dan Butch of past Grassy Award winning band The Stage of Dreams, who are bringing the debut of their Heavy Metal Opera "The Duality Conflict" to the Freeport Event Center this Saturday, Sept 23. A Rock Done Right Tour Stop sponsored by Shady Lady Productions, The Rock Station 977, and Music From The 412.
We also welcome to the studio Butler native Greg Marra, who was in town to play The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival in August, and what a show they put on! Hey, Greg's in town, you gotta grab him and get him on the show! He'll be discussing all things from the past to the present, and also one of his latter endeavours, GJM Guitars. You can learn more about all of this at www.gregmarra.com.
So with all of this jammed into one night, we have some great music to throw at you as well including the brand new single from The Stage Of Dreams, "Pieces Of Her", debuting on radio tonight! We'll also spin some Homicide Black because they are BACK, as they will be opening the show on the 23rd for The Rock Opera Debut of "The Duality Conflict".
We've also got some great Greg Marra songs coming at you PLUS, a studio recording from our longest running sponsor The Meatlocker Recording Studio that featured Derek Reep on it with a couple of amazing young talents that appeared with Greg at The Band Jam. You don't want to miss this.
Plus songs from The Sun Champs and a mid 2000's song from For The Record.
Tonight we welcome back to the studio, Tom Metcalfe from Cooper's Lake Campground. He'll be discussing the upcoming 2nd Annual Homebrews 'N Blues festival Sept 22 and 23. Dozens of homebrewers from across the country, games and activities, vendors, the B.A.S.H. / Butler Area Society of Homebrewers and great blues music featuring the Band Together Pittsburgh performers, The Bail Jumpers, Bobby Thompson and the Groove, Jimmy Mac and The Attack, Lone Crow Rebellion, and Billy The Kid & The Regulators. We'll also feature music on tonight's show from The Redlines, Cindy Cooper, Dinnerbell Road, and The Mo Show.
Join us tonight as we talk with Steve Craven about the upcoming We The People / Waves Of Thunder weekend Fri Sep 8 and Sat Sep 9 at Kittanning River Front presented by Warriors Of Chaos VMC. This event is entering its 2nd year and is a celebration of the people. We'll feature music from Paging Doctor Moon, Wine and Spirit Band, Strung Over, Brian K Shaffer, Para Bellum, Noble Hops, A Common Crown, and Overload In Stereo.
7pm on your radio dial at 97.7 or stream live at www.977Rocks.com or on Spotify.
Brought to you by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977.
Band Jam Recap
A recap of Band Jam and Grassy Winners.
Band Jam Preview Part 2
Episode #2 of our preview of The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival coming this weekend, August 24, 25 amd 26 at Cooper's Lake Campground presented by Tony Angerett, FIC, WoodmenLife Financial Representative, Pennsylvania .
A big shout to all our sponsors this year... local McDonald's Restaurants, Four Wheeling For Less, K E I Dumpster Rental, Your CBD Store, Shenango Beverage, RAM Automotive INC., Speedfreak Motorsports, Music From The 412, Drusky Entertainment, and ScarFire Radio. And of course those who make it happen... Lematt Productions. Shady Lady Productions, and The Rock Station 977.
The B.A.S.H. / Butler Area Society of Homebrewers will be back again from 5 to 8 on Saturday serving up the best brews around. $10 donation gets you all that good beer and benefits Fostering Music
Band Jam Preview Part 1
Tonight, episode 1 of 2 of The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival preview. Featuring the artists you have been hearing all month on The Rock Station 97.7. Get your tickets now at www.thebandjam.com.
The Bridge Music Bar
Tonight we have the pleasure of speaking with Susan Coe, owner of The Bridge Music Bar, who are now 1 year old in bringing great music to the Pittsburgh / Western PA area. Hear about all of the good things they have going on down at The Bridge, as well as how they got their start and what they plan to continue to offer. We'll feature some bands that have played at The Bridge such as Jimmy Adler Blues Band, Victoria Fire, Dinnerbell Road, and a live cut from The Bridge with Noble Hops.
We are also featuring a song tonight from our longest running sponsor, The Meatlocker Recording Studio, and what is believed to be the last recording from our dear friend Derek Reep, which features Ashton and Brea Grant, Ben Mainhart, and Chris Compton alone with Derek on bass. A great cover of "Fooled Around and Fell In Love".
We also have music from Little Luna and Billy The Kid & The Regulators.
Tonight we welcome back to the studio long time friend of the show John Vento, on the heals of his latest release Brick By Brick, which benefits Band Together Pittsburgh. It'll be a fun night show of swapping tales, catching up, and listening to 4 tracks from his new album.
We'll also talk with Michael Salerno of Paradise Park PA about their upcoming HIgh 5 Fridays that run through August and kick off this coming Friday August 4. Visit www.paradiseparkpa.com for more information.
Tonight's music also includes Noble Hops, THE CASH OUT SHOW, BombChele & the Bangs, and Your Fractured Fairytale.
As a friendly reminder... just one day left to vote for the Grassy Award. Winner will be announced at The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival at Cooper's Lake Campground, presented by Tony Angerett, FIC, WoodmenLife Financial Representative, Pennsylvania.
The Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 can be found Sunday nights at 7p on 97.7fm, or online at www.977Rocks.com or Spotify. Brought to you by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977
It's a beautiful summer Sunday and there won't be any better way to cap it off tonight than to tune in to the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7. Our guest tonight is Katelyn Hemphill, and she'll be performing live for us in studio. We think you'll be struck from the depth of the songwriting from this very talented young lady.
We also talk with Megan Pennington about her upcoming Rockout To Knockout Cancer Benefit 2023, and her ScarFire Radio program.
We'll also feature music from Rebel Revolver, Brian Genovesi, Luke Weltz, and Jordan McLaughlin.
A HUGE shout to our sponsors: The Meatlocker Recording Studio, Cummings' Candy and Coffee House, Brose's Superette, Geibel Funeral Home, and Tony Angerett, FIC, WoodmenLife Financial Representative, Pennsylvania.
And as reminders... you have one week to vote for this years Grassy Award. Do so at www.977Rocks.com, and get your tickets for this years Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival at Cooper's Lake Campground by visiting www.TheBandJam.com.
The Grass Roots Show, brought to you by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977.
Preview of 2 upcoming events
It's another Sunday night and that means the place to be is in front of your speakers tonight at 7pm for the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show. Tonight we'll talk with Mathew Edwards about the upcoming 59th annual Zelienople Horse Trading Days coming next weekend, with vendors, activities, and live music.
We'll also talk with Matt Ferrante about the 24th annual Rock For Life Concert Series coming to Paradise Park PA this coming weekend as well. Stacked and packed with great local music.
Tonight's featured artists include: The Redlines, The Jaded Lips, NO BAD JUJU, The Low Kings, A Common Crown, Rock For LIfe Collaboration, Billy The Kid & The Regulators, and ROVER.
The Rust Project
Tonight!!! We welcome to the studio The Rust Project... Suzy and Tim are reppin' and we'll get a couple of songs performed live in studio as well as cuts from their new CD. Plus we'll get a good bit of stories.
We'll also feature music from The Shiners, Joe Patrick and Four on the Floor, Trevolta, and Massive Hawk.
2023 Grassy Nomination Show
Hard to believe it is already here again. Tonight it is our 2023 Grassy Nomination Show. We will play 12 songs that made it to the final nomination list, and then the voting is up to you, our listeners, to determine this years winner which will be announced at The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival, presented by Tony Angerett, FIC, WoodmenLife Financial Representative, Pennsylvania August 24 through 26 at Cooper's Lake Campground.
How do you vote? Beginning tomorrow, July 3, simply visit www.977Rocks.com and follow the Grassy Award link. There you will find each of the 12 songs and you can vote, once daily, for your favorite.
Nominations are determined by radio staff, listener requests and call ins, and of course Bob and Utah. The rules are simple...
1) Your song must be in regular rotation either on The Rock Station 97.7fm or WBUT 97.3fm or 1050 am
2) You must still be active as a band
3) You did not win the previous year, like the band shown in the picture, The Stage of Dreams, who were our 2022 winners.
So tune us in at 7p via 97.7fm in the air, online at www.977Rocks.com, or on Spotify. Brought to you by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977
Billy The Kid & The Regulators
Join us tonight (and every Sunday night) at 7pm as we talk all things local music. We welcome to the studio for this episode, Billy The Kid & The Regulators Billy Evanochko and John Bartholomy. Brand new music out from these high energy blues musicians and some great stories to go with it! Doesn't the blues always have great stories? We'll spin some of their latest tunes plus...
Music from Moonshine Jasmine, Chet Vincent, The Rust Project, and Little Luna.
And don't forget!!! Grassy Nomination show is next Sunday, so you still have a couple of days to get your nominations in. Let us know who your favorite artists and songs are. Make some noise, call the station, email them, hit them up on social media. And visit www.TheBandJam.com for tickets and info to the summers coolest local music festival.
Brought to you by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977.
Summer is right around the corner! Tune your dial to 97.7fm tonight at 7pm and turn it up (or stream live at www.977Rocks.com or on Spotify). Tonight we welcome to the studio Harry Lupinaci from the Pa. Band Initiative to discuss the groups mission and their upcoming event at The Beacon Hotel on June 24. A great organization looking to give up and coming bands an experience to perform on stage and also help them learn the logisitics of setting up and running shows. In conjunction with the upcoming show we'll feature music from Donnie Iris and the Cruisers, Santana, Rurally Bankrupt, and Royal Honey.
We'll also feature music from Rumble, Wine and Spirit, The Jaded Lips, and The Redlines
And don't forget... Grassy Nominations are right around the corner! Call the station, email them, hit their social media, make some noise for your favorite local band. And make sure you get your tickets for The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival at Cooper's Lake Campground, presented by Tony Angerett, FIC, WoodmenLife Financial Representative, Pennsylvania. That's where we will announce the 2023 Grassy Award winner!
Fostering Music's Summer Shindig
Tonight, we talk with Christy Stitt of Fostering Music about the upcoming Fostering Music's Summer Shindig at Paradise Park PA this coming weekend. A full weekend of great local music that supports putting musical instruments and lessons into the hands of kids in the foster system. We'll feature music from some of the performing bands, plus music from Paul Luc, Jake Parks, SourMash, and Rock For Life Concert Series.
It's Grass Roots Sunday again, 7pm tonight on The Rock Station 97.7fm (www.977Rocks.com). Tonight we'll be talking with Luke Weltz from the Latrobe area about his latest project, the Latrobe music scene, and a host of other topics. We'll feature some of his music, as well as feature music from Acoustic Fingers, John Vento, Steel Mill Rising, and AE Honick.
And don't forget, we are only a month away from announcing this years Grassy Award nominees, so make your voices heard for your favorite song and artist. Winner will be announced at The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival 2023, so get your tickets now.
The Grass Roots Show, presented by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977.
Tonight we have a jam packed show for you on the Memorial Day weekend. We welcome Brian and Tony from The Redlines back to the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 to discuss their latest release "Kick Out Tomorrow", the follow up to "Kick Out Today". We'll feature 4 songs from the new EP, but you can also get your own copy June 3 at Club Cafe for their release party.
We also talk with Mary Chitwood, founder and director of Robin's Home. They have an event coming up June 3 in downtown Butler which will be their inaugural Robin's Home First Annual Food and Truck Fest. The event is open to all, with raffles, 50/50, food trucks, and live music.
Additional featured music tonight from the Noble Hops and The Real Fugitives, both performing at the Robin's Home benefit. Also music from Draxxis, and we'll kick off tonight's show with some Joe Patrick and Four on the Floor and wrap it up with Kate Aderman of Para Bellum and Jazz Byers of Rattle Clack Entertainment.
Wine and Spirit Band
Tune in at 7pm tonight (and every Sunday night) for the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show. Tonight we are joined in the studio by Paul Joseph of the Wine and Spirit Band. We are going to catch up with the band because frankly, it's been too long and we somehow breezed by last years release of "Smiley Street". All is good though, as we'll get caught up and hear some of the songs from the new CD.
We'll also feature music from local legends from yesteryear, Frendz, past Grassy Award winners Half Wheel, a band called The Vulgar Parts, and country rockers Dinnerbell Road.
Easy listening instructions: grab a cold one (or two), put radio dial on 97.7fm (or stream live at www.977Rocks.com or Spotify), turn volume control up loud, and enjoy some of the best music available anywhere.
And don't forget those tickets for The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival 2023, presented again this year by WoodmenLife Chapter 8 Butler, PA, Tony Angerett, FIC, WoodmenLife Financial Representative, Pennsylvania.
Brought to you by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977.
Mother's Day Show
Happy Mother's Day to all the rockin' Mom's out there. We'll be doing a music and discussion episode for you tonight, so kick back and relax and enjoy this beautiful day to the sounds of our great local music scene. Tonight's featured artists include James LeVier, Technical Difficulties, the Rock For Life Concert Series collaboration The Warrior (download for donation), Chip & The Chargeups, Rumble, John Vento, Joe Patrick and Four on the Floor, Yigga Digga, Long Time Coming, Sunset Over Mars, Tarquinio-Smith, The Faintest Glow.
And get your tickets now for The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival 2023.
Tonight on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show we welcome to the studio LONG time local music scene contributor, Bill Domiano of Build the Scene Radio, the PA Rock Show, AK Music Scene, & Podcast Your Scene, Music From The 412, and countless other things we will let him tell you about. This is a good episode to catch if you are interested in learning about additional resources in the scene.
We'll feature music from the Ghost Hounds, Alayna, The Borstal Boys, The Existential Gentlemen, The Bail Jumpers, Skell, Jim Gallagher, and The Remedy.
Join us tonight on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 as we welcome back to the studio Lyle Borger to talk about this weekends 13th Annual Raggoo Festivoo Musical Festival. We'll also get the scoop on Lyle's band, Massive Hawk, and a whole bunch of other incredibly talented artists and collectives from the scene.
Tonight's featured artists include: Noble Hops feat. The Mo Show as they drop a brand a new single celebrating the late great Mo Nelson, new stuff from 68 - 72, Massive Hawk, Stationary Pebbles, Squiggle Squad (Fans of Brahctopus), HABATAT, Curt Ziggler, and the Changing Tymz.
Tonight we talk with long time friend of the show Rob Roush, aka Acoustic Fingers. He's got a brand new CD out, "I Hate To Rain On Your Parade", that is filled with some great stories and powerful messages. We'll get the scoop on some of these songs and the band Rob assembled to record this. It's always great talking with AF.
We'll also feature music from Technical Difficulty, castashadow, Rover, and Lacy Younger.
Rob Keller and Jenifer Lynn Baker
On tonights episode we are going to chat with Rob Keller and Jenifer Lynn Baker about all the crazy stuff they are into. Rob's band The Shiners has been back at it recently, stronger than ever, and growing as well (literally). Jenifer has been busy playing all throughout the area weekly. They'll talk local music scene, their perspective, and we'll also discuss a recent article about the local music scene that was in the City Paper recently.
We'll also feature music from Gary Burk III, AE Honick, Highland Brothers Band, Juvenile Characteristics, Music By Maleena, and Curt Ziggler as well as a song from The Shiners and Jenifer Lynn.
In our first episode of this year we spoke with Rocky Lamonde about a new video channel that had just started... Music From The 412. Tonight we are going to catch up with Rocky as they are entering season 2 of programming, and get the scoop on how big this has all become, new additions like an online radio station, new shows, and tons of videos from this incredible music scene we all call home. Available online at www.musicfromthe412.com, Roku, or Amazon FireTV. It's your online source for all things Western PA local music.
We'll also feature music from Billy The Kid & The Regulators, Tarquinio-Smith, Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors, Danny Gochnour, Dan Bubien & The Delta Struts, Brian Genovesi, Woodland Creatures, and Melissa Quinn Fox.
Put us on your dial at 97.7fm, or stream us at www.977Rocks.com, where you can get the free app, or on Spotify.
Tonight on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 we catch up with Maleena Dominick / Music By Maleena. You may know her as the stage owning bass player of Chip & The Chargeups, but she is quite a musical force in her own right. She is the midst of quite a creative run and is working on a new project she hopes to have out by Fall. But enough of my yacking, tune in and hear her tell you about it. Along with songs from Maleena we'll feature music from Massive Hawk, Billy Price, Harlot O'Scara, and The Cheats.
Tonight and every Sunday night on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 we talk local music. Tonight we are joined in the studio by musician Jim Hart of Jim Hart and the Blood Brothers. You'll get a live in studio performance as well as insights to Jim's career and music. We'll feature other local artists as well.
You can catch us in the air at 97.7fm, or online through Spotify or at www.977Rocks.com.
Brought to you by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977.
Bob and Utah Talk Local Music
Tonight on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 we are doing a little chatting and a bunch of music for you. Catch songs from Brian Genovesi, Craig Veltri, Lone Crow Rebellion, The Shiners, Little Luna Music, Melissa Quinn Fox, Donnie Iris and the Cruisers, Marty Zundel, Yigga Digga, Dinnerbell Road, Rurally Bankrupt, and Tiny Wars.
Tonight on The Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 Show... Jeff Betten of Misra Records. A local label with international reach, you'll get the scoop on what they have going on, and here a great sample of some of their artists including songs from The Ghost Club, Gabriella Salvucci, Chet Vincent, Anthonie Tonnon. We'll also feature music from Alyssa Hankey, SuperMonkey, Koz, and Moonshine Jamsine
Steel Mill Rising
Tonight's guests ar Matt Kamenicky and Jake Zang from the band Steel Mill Rising. Last years runner ups for the Grassy Award who are in the process of releasing their brand new album "Edge Of Innocence". Tune in to follow along with what band has been up to, and hear about their single releases leading up to the actual release. Once again, we are honored to get to debut a bands music, and in tonights case we will be debuting 4 singles from Steel Mill Rising. Be the first to hear them tonight.
We'll also feature music from The Shiners, Zachary Lee, Shag Dog Melon Head (seeing a Grassy pattern here???), and Dark Harvest.
Tonight we catch up with long time friend of the show Frank Vieira, who just dropped a brand new single on Friday called "Holy Smoke". One of the great rewards of this show is having followed Frank's career through our own history and seeing how much he has been able to accomplish. You can have access to this single and so much more at: https://frankvieira.hearnow.com/.
On top of Frank's music we'll also feature tunes from Paging Doctor Moon, Low Life Drifters, Grassy Award winning The Stage of Dreams, The Hawkeyes.
Back the Blue Event
Tonight at 7p on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show we welcome to the studio Ron Balla, Mogie Magill, and Dano Galie from Back the Blue to discuss their upcoming event Back The Blue AKV indoor Concert Event on February 25, as well as other events and activities throughout the year. The gentlemen and those who are a part of this organization perform vital fundraising and awareness activities for those on the frontline in our communities.
We'll feature music from artiss participating in some of these events such as A Common Crown, Big House Pete, Curtis and the SHAKERZ, and Miss Freddye. We'll also feature music from Dinnerbell Road, Juvenile Characteristics, Chip & The Charge Ups, and Bradley Scott Malone.
Tonight we are joined by Scott Tady of the Beaver County Times. A long time writer for the publication, Scott always brings a fresh and updated take on all things entertainment in the area, and has a been a big supporter of our show. It's one of those interviews where we just have a blast bs'ing about everything around us, and how good it is. He is also going to introduce us to some new music as well.
Featured artists tonight include: The Mo Show, Moonshine Jasmine, Tiny Wars, Old Neon, The Real Seal, The Ghost Club, Victoria Fire, and Billy Kilgore III.
Gary Burk III
Tonight we are joined on the show by local area musician turned Nashville recording artist Gary Burk III. Gary just dropped a new single of his rendition of the song "Amazed" on Friday. If you missed it, you can hear it here tonight along with some of his other music.
We'll also feature music from Acoustic Fingers, Jim Gallagher, James LeVier, and Lacy Younger.
Recap of Live In Studio Performances
Tonight at 7p we are bringing you a live in studio show, packed with great songs from Brian Genovesi, Cast A Shadow, Mary Lou Scherder, A.C. Jones, Aris Paul Band, Brian K Shaeffer, Charlie Barath, Homicide Black, Cherylann Hawk, Marty Zundel, Chuck Moses, and Wine and Spirit. So tune in, turn up, and get your tickets to The Band Jam... www.thebandjam.com
Brought to you by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977
Tune in tonight (and every Sunday night) at 7pm to The Rock Station 97.7fm for all things local music here in Western PA. Tonight's guest is long time veteran musician Donny Eozzo. We'll catch up with Donny on what's new in his scene, hear a couple of songs performed live in our studio, and discuss the Nightstalker night once again!
We'll also feature music from Black Ridge, Darren Lazzari, Chip & The Charge Ups, and Yigga Digga.
Thanks to our sponsors: The Meatlocker Recording Studio, Brose's Superette, Cummings' Candy and Coffee House, Geibel Funeral Home, US Air Force, and Speedfreak Motorsports.
The Grass Roots Show is brought to you by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977. And visit www.TheBandJam.com for ticket and camping information for this years The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival 2023.
Tonight as we enter the slog towards Spring following AfterFest, we welcome onto the show Megan Pennington of Moonshine Jasmine. She is going to treat us to a couple of songs live in the studio along with other new music. We've had Megan on the show in the past and she was one of our featured singer/songwriters in the round at last years The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival. @she also has ScarFire Radio and has recently started up ScarFire Booking.
We'll also feature music from Domenic Fusca, a brand new one from James LeVier along with Dave Franzi, Black Ridge, and Big House Pete.
Recap of 2022
Tonight on the show we do a recap of 2022. A lot happened. A lot of good, and a lot of sad. But we are now in 2023 so all we can do it move forward. Tune in at 7p to 97.7 or stream live at www.977Rocks.com or on Spotify. We'll feature a lot of gabbing and music from Shag Dog Melon Head, The Stage of Dreams, Mark Ferrari, SuperMonkey, James LeVier, The Mo Show, Izzy and Chris, Skell, WICKED EARTH, Para Bellum, Zach Rovito, and Little Luna Music. Thanks to our sponsors for another fantastic year and to The pretty shady lady and The Rock Station 977 for keeping this going 10 years and 500 episodes now. Oh, and tickets and camping reservations to The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival are on now.
Music from the 412
Happy New Year! The New Year is kicking off with a bang starting at 9p tonight with the new video music channel Music From The 412. You can tune in 24/7 starting then and catch all kinds of Pittsburgh area music scene footage, from live performances, interviews, and more. We'll be talking with the spearhead of the project Anthony Lamonde on Sunday night at 7, where you can get the dish on what this great new project is all about. You can also visit www.musicfromthe412.com to learn more as well. But why wait until then? Tune in tonight at 9p.
On Sunday's episode we'll feature music from Royal Honey, The Borstal Boys, Bill Toms & Hard Rain Fan Page, Adrian Niles, Norman Nardini, Billy Price, The Redlines, and Jay Wiley. The Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 show, brought to you every Sunday night at 7p by Shady Lady Productions and The Rock Station 977.
Local Christmas Music Spectacular
It's our annual Local Christmas Music Spectacular tonight on the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7 at 7p. An episode you can play back through the holidays and enjoy. Tonight's featured artists are:
East Coast Turnaround
The Forty Nineteens
The Fat Henry Band
The Flash Cats
Isaac Cole Music
The Meatlocker Recording Studio Collaboration
Johnny Angel & the Halos
And a special performance for Tj Klisavage
Join us tonight as we talk with Justin Sarra of N Stuff Music in Blawnox. More than a half century serving the music needs of many a musician. Get the scoop on the history and where they are at today with some other endeavors including a live music venue and a house dedicated to music instruction. We'll feature music from some of the employees that work there along with some new music from Tarquinio-Smith and Acoustic Fingers, plus a tune from Limousine Beach and Transcendance.
Tonight we are joined in the studio by Craig Veltri. Proclaimed as a "country/urban hybrid", he has a great story to tell, which often manifests itself into his music. We were lucky enough to witness that in the studio as he performed for us live and brought a lot of energy for so early in the morning. His brand new video for "Makin' Noise On Music Row" is out now. You can find it as well as all of his music at www.craigveltri.com.
We'll also feature a brand new songs from Chip & The Charge Ups and Melinda & The Night Sky, a trip back in time with Don Strange and the Doosh Bears, and tune from The Jaded Lips.
Annual Live Call In Show
It's our once a year live call in show. Bob and Utah taking your calls live in the studio. Give us a call and let's chat about the local music scene. 724.431.4489. We want to hear what you have to say... good or bad, but hopefully the former about this incredible music scene that we have.
On tonight's episode of Grass Roots we are joined by 3 of the 5 members of Dinnerbell Road for some fun conversation, in studio performances, new music, and a round of Pet Peeves. Tune in to catch up on what all is going on with the band these days and hear those new tunes. We'll also feature music from Black Ridge, who just dropped a brand new records, The Borstal Boys, who are taking a break to make a new record, past Grassy Award winning band Half Wheel, and Domenic Fusca, from his new effort that just dropped this past summer.
Lone Crow Rebellion
Bundle up tonight with the Grass Roots on The Rock Station 97.7... Bob and Utah brining you another episode on the Western PA music scene. Tonight we go a bit to the central part of the state as we welcome in John Samanka and Greg Long of the band Lone Crow Rebellion. The band just released a brand new single with more in the works and a back catalog that is well worth checking out. We'll feature their music tonight as well as music from Steel Mill Rising, multi Josie Award winning band SourMash, upcoming guest Craig Veltri, and Rebel Revolver.
What a great time at the Fourth Annual Scare-o-Derma last night, Bob and Utah and the whole Butler Music Scene were onsite! Tonight we discuss another benefit coming up... A Salute To Veterans. We sit down and talk with Terry Blair of the band Para Bellum, the organizer of the event and one of the performing musicians. The benefit is being held for Guitars For Vets - Butler, PA, a great organization we've discussed multiple times on the show. The event even features a special comedy appearance by Jenn Remone. On the show tonight you'll hear music from Alayna, Melissa Quinn Fox, The Wire Riots, Para Bellum, Mo Nelson, Dayshift, and The Redlines. We are also back with a very popular segment tonight, so you don't want to miss that.
Jenifer Lynn Baker
Tonight we talk with Jenifer Lynn Baker about the upcoming 4th Annual Johnny KaTT Memorial Show - Scare-O-Derma at Lyndora Hotel on Nov 5. Catch the back story and hear about the cause benefitting Fostering Music in KaTT's name. We'll feature music as part of the event from Lost Minds featuring Johnny KaTT on drums, a previously in-studio recorded performance from Jenifer, Zach Rovito, and Frank Russo. We'll also feature music from Miss Freddye, Jeff Trish, Donny Eozzo, and Koz.
Rachael Kathryn Bell
Join us tonight at 7pm on The Rock Station 97.7fm (online with Spotify or at www.977Rocks.com). We are joined in studio by Rachael Kathryn Bell aka Little Luna. Check out the incredible story of this young local native who has gone off an done big things for herself. We'll debut some of her new music and encourage you to check out her web page at: www.littlelunamusic.com.
We'll also feature music from Sydney Mack, Steel Mill Rising, ROVER, and James LeVier. We'll also remember local music icon Wally Wright with some brand new Skell featuring Wally on vocals.
Mars Mayor Gregg Hartung
Join us tonight as we talk with Mar's Mayor Gregg Hartung about some of the events that happen in Mar's as well as some recent issues with Brown Paper Tickets, a ticketing company that handles events. We are hopeful for a swift resolution and the continued success of both entities. We'll feature music from The Bail Jumpers, The Commonheart, Junkman's Widow, Dizzy Woosh, Bill Toms & Hard Rain Fan Page, Noble Hops, Jeff Fetterman Band, and Brooke Annibale.
Conversations with Chip... That's our theme for tonight as we welcome back one of our most regular guests, Chip Dominick of Chip & The Charge Ups. We are going to talk all things, well, #chipchat related in a way, and we'll just catch up and see what's new and in the works. Of course you'll hear some of his music along with Amber-Alexis, Paging Doctor Moon, Evan Brice, and Low Life Drifters. We'll also get caught up on some cool stuff that has gone down and cool stuff that is coming up.