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") 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Acoustic Storm Christmas & More….

The holidays are here, and that means "An Acoustic Storm Christmas" will arrive the weekend of 12/21-22.  Enjoy acoustic-rock for the season with holiday tunes from artists like John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, The Pretenders and Jackson Browne, plus a special double-bill of Jethro Tull and ELP in the Eye of The Storm.
December's other artists in the Eye of The Storm include CCR, Carole King and Paul McCartney.
Just in time for holiday gift-giving, we've expanded the line of Storm Gear, including Acoustic Storm t-shirts, hoodies, and now coffee mugs, magnets, and more...and while you're at it, get something for yourself, too.  
Have a safe and happy holiday season, and as always, thanks for listening to The Acoustic Storm!
~Jeff Parets

December, 2013 Eye of The Storm line-up:

11/30-12/1:   JOHN FOGERTY & CCR (Theme sets about "Home")
12/7-12/8:    CAROLE KING (John Lennon tribute set) 
12/14-12/15: PAUL MCCARTNEY 
12/21-12/22 ACOUSTIC STORM CHRISTMAS with JETHRO TULL & ELP
12/28-12/29: STEVE MILLER

Friday, November 1, 2013

Thanksgiving Gratitude

We'll start November in the Eye of The Storm with Crosby Stills & Nash. The month will also highlight Eric Clapton unplugging his old band Derek & the Dominos, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Peter Frampton.  Our annual musical feast in honor of Thanksgiving continues with "Alice's Restaurant" from Arlo Guthrie the weekend of 11/23-11/24.
Your acoustic feedback is always appreciated, so email me and join us on Facebook.
With Thanksgiving in mind, I'd like to express my gratitude for your support of The Acoustic Storm!

~Jeff Parets 

November Artists in the Eye of The Acoustic Storm:

11/3  CROSBY STILLS & NASH
11/10  CLAPTON UNPLUGS DEREK & THE DOMINOS
11/17  TOM PETTY
11/24  PETER FRAMPTON

Friday, October 4, 2013

Acoustic Storm's 15th Anniversary


The Acoustic Storm is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month.  On October 25, 1998 the sound of thunder signified the debut of the show on 100.7 KSLX in Phoenix, Arizona. Thanks for helping to keep The Storm going strong for 15 years!

We'll commemorate The Acoustic Storm's milestone with theme sets consisting of "stormy" songs on the last weekend of October with rainy tracks from Zeppelin, James Taylor and CCR and Bob Dylan will go into The Eye of The Storm, including a live version of "Blowin' in the Wind." 

John Lennon, The Who and Billy Joel will also get the Storm spotlight this month.

It's always great to hear from you, so email me some acoustic feedback, and join us on Facebook

Thanks again for listening to The Acoustic Storm!

~Jeff Parets

EYE OF THE STORM SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER, 2013:

10/5-6 JOHN LENNON
10/12-13 THE WHO
10/19-20 BILLY JOEL   
10/26-27 BOB DYLAN (Acoustic Storm's 15th anniversary show)