Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summertime Storms

It's been a hot summer on The Acoustic Storm, with July highlighted by the All-American Storm and the travel edition of the show.

Here's how August is shaping up:

8/2-8/3: ROLLING STONES
8/9-8/10: MOODY BLUES 
8/16-8/17 JIMI HENDRIX & JANIS JOPLIN (Woodstock Acoustic Storm)
8/23-8/24: STEELY DAN 
8/30-8/31: JAMES TAYLOR 

Stay cool, and thanks for listening to The Acoustic Storm!
~Jeff Parets

Sunday, June 8, 2014

June Storms

The Beatles, Eric Clapton, and Neil Young highlight June's line-up of Eye of The Storm artists.
  
The Acoustic Storm will celebrate Father's Day 6/14-6/15 with some paternally-themed music sets in the second half of each hour of the show. Clapton will go into the Eye of The Storm, as he relates how fatherhood has affected his life.

The following weekend, The Storm will explore "Revolver" and "Rubber Soul," two legendary albums by The Beatles.

We'll focus on Canadian acoustic-rock June 28th and 29th with Neil Young in words and music.  Plus, you'll hear several other artists from the Great White North, including the Guess Who, Bryan Adams, The Band, Tom Cochrane, and Joni Mitchell.
  
Thanks for listening!


-Jeff Parets


6/7-8: STING UNPLUGS THE POLICE 
6/14-15: CLAPTON Fathers Day Acoustic Storm
6/21-22: BEATLES music from Revolver & Rubber Soul 
6/28-29: NEIL YOUNG  Canadian artists

Sunday, May 11, 2014

May Acoustic Storms


Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend will bring special theme shows to The Storm this month.  

The moms of the world take over for the second Storm of the month with the Jefferson Airplane musical family in the Eye, including the Airplane, Starship and Hot Tuna. 

For the weekend of 5/17-18, we'll focus on Led Zeppelin, and then Bruce Springsteen gets the spotlight the last weekend of May with The Acoustic Storm's Memorial Day Weekend show, featuring songs in honor of the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country.
   
Stay up-to-date on the Storm website, and feel free to contact me with your feedback.

Thanks for listening to The Acoustic Storm!

 ~Jeff Parets 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Showers on The Storm

April showers on The Storm will produce a green-themed show the weekend of 4/19-4/20 when we'll present the Earth Day Acoustic Storm. Mother Nature will take over the airwaves with environmentally-inspired music from the Beatles, Neil Young, Kansas, Joni Mitchell and many more, including the Eagles in the Eye of The Storm.

It will be raining Hall of Famers the first weekend of the month on The Storm, with artists that are enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, like the Stones, Zeppelin, Clapton, McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, Heart and many more.  We've also got acoustic-rock from the HOF class of 2014, with Kiss, Nirvana, Cat Stevens, and the E Street Band, among others. Plus, new Hall of Fame member Peter Gabriel will go into the Eye of The Storm, both solo and with Genesis.

Listen for acoustic versions from "Who's Next" 4/12-4/13 and then April wraps up with Simon & Garfunkel in The Eye 4/26-4/27.   

I hope you enjoy this month's Storms, and thanks for listening!

~Jeff Parets 

4/5-4/6:  PETER GABRIEL (Hall of Fame Acoustic Storm)
4/12-4/13: "WHO'S NEXT" ACOUSTIC
4/19-4/20:  EAGLES (Earth Day Acoustic Storm)
4/26-4/27: SIMON & GARFUNKEL

Saturday, March 1, 2014

A Van Kind of a Month

It's going to be a "Van" kind of month on The Acoustic  Storm, with Van Halen and Van Morrison in the Eye of The Storm on successive weekends. We'll unplug with Van Halen the weekend of March 8-9, featuring both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar. Van Morrison headlines the St. Patrick's Day Storm, March 15-16.

The Silver Screen Storm will salute the Academy Awards March 1-2, and then Spring Fever takes over the weekend of March 22-23 with some acoustic-rock to celebrate the season.

Besides the "Vans," this month's Eye of The Storm artists include the Doors, Stones and John Mellencamp.

I'm looking forward to bringing you these Storm shows, and thanks for listening!

~Jeff Parets 

So here's March Eye of The Storms in a nutshell…

3/1-3/2 DOORS (Acoustic Rock from the Movies)
3/8-3/9 VAN HALEN UNPLUGGED    
3/15-3/16 VAN MORRISON 
3/22-3/23 ROLLING STONES
3/29-3/30 JOHN MELLENCAMP 


Monday, February 3, 2014

February Storms

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there's no shortage of intriguing themes on The Acoustic Storm in the next 28 days.  

We'll celebrate the Beatles' 50th anniversary with the Fab Four in the Eye of The Storm the weekend of 2/1-2/2.  The three-hour version of The Acoustic Storm will include a bonus extended version of the Eye of The Storm for the Beatles show, with several acoustic demos from John, Paul, George and Ringo.

For the weekend of 2/8-2/9, we've got a whole lot of love for Valentine's Day with Ann & Nancy Wilson bringing Heart into the Eye of The Acoustic Storm.

Bruce Springsteen gets the spotlight 2/15-2/16, and then we'll celebrate Acoustic Storm #800 with David Bowie in words and music the weekend of 2/22-2/23. 

Share your acoustic feedback on The Acoustic Storm's Facebook page, and drop me a line by email with any comments about the show.  

Thanks for listening!
-Jeff Parets

2/1-2/2 BEATLES  50th anniversary
2/8-2/9  HEART  Valentine’s Storm
2/15-2/16 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
2/22-2/23 DAVID BOWIE (Acoustic Storm #800)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014: Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2014 and another year of acoustic-rock on The Acoustic Storm!
January Storms will feature a stellar line-up of artists.  We'll start the year in the Eye of The Storm with Bob Seger, followed by Pink Floyd.  For the third weekend of the month, we'll focus on Fleetwood Mac guitarists, including Lindsey Buckingham, Bob Welch and Peter Green.  Neil Young wraps up January with highlights from his 1970 solo concert at the Cellar Door in Washington, DC.
Here's wishing you a happy, healthy, and acoustic new year...and thanks for listening to The Acoustic Storm!
-Jeff Parets

January 2014 Eye of The Storm Artists:
1/4-5 BOB SEGER 
1/11-12 PINK FLOYD 
1/18-19  FLEETWOOD MAC GUITARISTS / BUCKINGHAM-WELCH-GREEN
1/25-26 NEIL YOUNG (from his new release "Live at the Cellar Door")