Show #174 – Cris Winter

Pittsburgh radio personality Cris Winter returns to EMP to share more music stories and opinions from her decades in Pittsburgh radio, including her time with the ‘alternative rock’ station 100.7 WXXP and of course,102.5 WDVE. Cris also shares her thoughts on ‘Classic Rock’ as well as stories about Elton John, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Johnny Rotten and much, much more!

Show #169 – David August

Vocalist for North of Mason Dixon, David August, sat down with Eric in the Boogie Street Studio to discuss his story into music, influences, music labels and genres, technology’s weight upon the industry and much, much more! Fast moving, fun and drenched with rock and popular music from the 70’s to today! Join us!

Show #150 – Sir Freddy Kowalo

Sir Freddy Kowalo is in-studio talking about maneuvering through this unique year, the future of touring and rock and roll performance, adventures in telephone customer service, the continued hilarity of social media, McDonald’s and much more. Always a hilarious time with Sir Fred! Grab your favorite beverage and join us!

Show #131 – Julia Mulligan, Jerry Mulligan, Sir Freddy Kowalo

Eric sits down with Rock promoters Julia & Jerry Mulligan of Twist of Fate Production as well as Sir Freddy Kowalo. Topics include where Pittsburgh is today with Live music, challenges of the Pittsburgh music scene, marketing to chaning demographics and music genres, the importance of social media to individual bands and the entire industry and of course, more Kowalo stories from his upcoming book. All this and much more! Join us!

Show #98 – Sid Riggs

If you dig Rock & Roll, you’ll enjoy Sid Riggs!

Sitting down with Eric in the new pandemic, mult-suite Boogie Street Studio setup is Sig Riggs. Sid is a nationally touring and recording artist, drummer, producer, engineer and a survivor of the 80’s LA Metal Scene.

Sid shares his unique story from his time in LA with his band to his time on the creative team with Guns & Roses to his time in Rob Halford’s band to his journey into production and recording to his move to Pittsburgh and subsquent rennovation of a church building into his home, art studio and recording venue.

Sid shares stories about GnR, Tony Iommi and many other artists he worked with along the way.

Eric and Sid also discuss growing up with music, the changing landscapes in music consumption, genres and production. Sid also shares his thoughts on various rock drummers and legendary producers.

Show #95 – Julia Mulligan

Pittsburgh show promoter Julia Mulligan sits down in the Boogie Street Studio with Eric to discuss Pittsburgh’s Rock and Heavy Metal Scene. Julie’s firm, Twist of Fate Projections, promotes Rock and Heavy Metal shows in the region as well as works to enlarge and support the ‘metal community’ here in Pittsburgh.

Eric and Julia discuss Pittsburgh region show promoting, the state of ‘Live’ music in the town and the trials and tribulations not only in her work as a promoter but the obstacles young bands face today with self-promotion, creativity and more. A fast moving and fun discussion! Join us!

Show #82 – Freddy Kowalo

Fred’s back! Fresh off another tour. This time with TSO. And Fred is just back from NAMM! Sneaking backstage a Dimebash, a typical day on the road with TSO, trials and tribulations of the TSO ‘Tesla Machine’, spotlight madness, tour bus life, tour sobriety, Fred tries juicing, setting up a violin, boredom, chip reviews, big tours vs his early Black Label tours, trouble with grubhub, Zakk Wylde’s toxic sweat, studio wrestling on the bus with BLS, the worst tour bus in all of Europe, the tour bus driver labeled ‘Stinky Britches’ and much, much Kowalo madness! Join us!