Show #170 – Scott Tady

Entertainment writer Scott Tady joins Eric to discuss moments from his career covering music and entertainment for the Pittsburgh region. Scott also shares his thoughts on the state of live music and live events and what may lie ahead. And of course, lots of Rock and Roll, from the 70’s to today! Join us!

Show #166 – Brian Drusky

Pittsburgh Concert and Live Event promoter Brian Drusky with Drusky Entertainment sits down with Eric and Sir Freddy Kowalo to discuss the challenges live music is facing. As we enter 2021, Brian discusses his thougths on the industry’s recovery, the art of smart promotion and much more! Join us!

Show #163 – The Squad Episode #1 – Julia & Jerry Mulligan, Cassidy Bauer

Julia and Jerry Mulligan, Cassidy Bauer and Eric sit down to share some honest, fresh and authentic conversation, touching on random observations and life. The crew also share memories of growing up through the discovery of music, concert events and much, much more. Relaxed, comical and absolutely ‘real talk’ amongst friends. Join us!

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 #88 – Jed Simon

Over a 31 year old bottle of Single Malt, Rock Guitarist Jed Simon joined Sir Freddy Kowalo and Eric McKenna in the Boogie Street Studio for a rowdy and fun conversation!

Jed shared his journey into music from the humble beginnings in Western Canada. Influences, travels, tours, gear and – stories! Included are Jed and Freddy’s stories from the SYL and BLS Tours in Canada.

Guitar talk. Plenty of it. Washburn, Boogie Street, ESP, Jackson and – of course, Bernie Rico Jr. Amps. The good, the bad and the ones that got away.

The rigiuors of touring while getting older and raising a family.

Dimebag memroies. And all the influences – KISS, Aerosmith, Zep, Sabbath, RUSH, BTO, April Wine and many, many more. Jed even brings up Ritchie Sambuca!

Join us!

Show #3 – Sir Freddy Kowalo (Part 1)

Recorded April 1st, 2019, LIVE at the Boogie Street Studios, at the table with Eric is Sir Freddy Kowalo, Part 1. Fred is a Pittsburgh native who, for more than 20 years, has toured the world multiple times in the role of Guitar Technician for Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Shinedown, Alice in Chains, INXS, TSO and Medadeth. Fred shares plenty of road stories with artists he has worked directly for including Zakk Wylde, Dave Mustaine, Chris Broderick, Jasin Todd and many others. Fred also shares his experiences living and working ‘on the road; touring. The pitfalls of working and – eating – while in India. Having his ego shattered in an out of the way, Dublin bar. Bungee jumping in Vegas. Missed private plan opportunities. Working and appearing in the movie ‘Rockstar’. And much, much more. A relaxed and fun conversation with one of the Music Industry’s true gems, Sir Freddy!