Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Heading Towards An Acoustic Storm Christmas

The Acoustic Storm will bring holiday cheer to the airwaves the weekend of 12/19-12/20 with our annual presentation of "An Acoustic Storm Christmas." This special edition of the show will feature a double bill in the Eye of The Storm with Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, as you'll hear Christmas music and memories from Jon Anderson of Yes and Greg Lake of ELP.

We've also got traditional Christmas songs from Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie (with Bing Crosby), Marshall Tucker and Jeff Beck; plus acoustic-rock holiday classics from John Lennon, Elton John, the Eagles and Jethro Tull.

As an added treat, we'll head to the archives for those vintage Christmas messages from the Beatles to their fan club, which date back to the early '60s.

Here's the December line-up for featured artists in the Eye of The Storm:

CLAPTON Unplugged (12/5-6)

JACKSON BROWNE Solo & Acoustic (12/12-13)

YES and EMERSON LAKE & PALMER: Acoustic Storm Christmas (12/19-20)

THE BAND (12/26-27)

Happy Holidays from The Acoustic Storm!

Friday, October 30, 2009

November Featured Artists

Here's the line-up for November of artists that we'll focus on in the Eye of The Storm:

October 31 - Nov 1 BILLY JOEL
November 7-8 PINK FLOYD
November 14-15 FLEETWOOD MAC
November 21-22 SIMON & GARFUNKEL
November 28-29 CCR/JOHN FOGERTY

Friday, October 2, 2009

11 Years of Acoustic Rock

The Acoustic Storm will celebrate its 11th year on the air October 25.
The show debuted 10/25/98 on 100.7 KSLX in Phoenix as a two-hour program,
and the first song was "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles.

The weekend of October 24-25, we'll be featuring an entire theme show
with songs about storms (or at least titled that way).

Since Bob Dylan has some stormy tunes, he'll be featured in the Eye of The Storm.

Here's the line-up of featured Storm artists for October...


10/10-10/11 NEIL YOUNG (Solo and with CSN)

10/17-10/18 LED ZEPPELIN

10/24-10/25 BOB DYLAN (Acoustic Storm Anniversary Show)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Storm Listener Makes a Difference in Miami

Kudos to Mark Greenfield of Sunrise, Florida who brought The Acoustic Storm to the attention of Majic 102.7 in Miami. Mark had been tuning in to The Storm on-line, because the program was not available on the radio dial in the Miami area.

So Mark emailed and called his favorite Miami station, Majic 102.7, asking them to consider adding The Acoustic Storm. Program Director Bill Stedman and Assistant PD Mindy Lang asked me for a demo of the program, and within two weeks The Acoustic Storm was added to the Majic broadcast schedule and now airs every Sunday morning from 6-10.

Thanks Mark, for proving that listeners still have a lot of say when it comes to their local radio station!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spiffier Storm Web site

We've tweaked the design of the Acoustic Storm Web site, and hope you enjoy the subtle changes. Even this blog has a slightly different look.

Here's the line-up of featured artists for September in the Eye of The Acoustic Storm:

9/5-9/6: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Labor Day Weekend Songs and 9/11 Tribute Sets)

9/12-9/13: JAMES TAYLOR


9/26-9/27: ROD STEWART

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Acoustic Storm Returning to KSLX in Phoenix

I hope you're surviving the dog days of summer. Here’s the Eye of The Storm schedule for August, including our special Woodstock 40th anniversary celebration the weekend of the 15th and 16th:





8/29-30: THE WHO

We’ve got important news for Phoenix listeners of The Acoustic Storm:

On August 16th, The Storm will be returning to its original radio home in Phoenix on 100.7 KSLX. Now in its 11th year in the Valley, The Acoustic Storm will air Sunday evenings from 8-10 with the best variety of acoustic-rock.

Meanwhile, I’ll be producing a brand new radio program that will debut 8/16/09 on 98.7 The Peak in Phoenix.

Organic Tracks will feature acoustic and unplugged music from today's best artists, including John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Maroon 5, Norah Jones and Jack Johnson.
Hosted by Phoenix-based voice talent Zoe Moore, Organic Tracks will air Sunday mornings from 7-9 on The Peak.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this blog or by email, and if you’re in the Phoenix area, I hope you'll join us Sunday, August 16th at 7:00 am for the premiere of Organic Tracks on 98.7 The Peak.
By the way, both The Peak and KSLX stream their on-air signals, so if you're out of town, you can tune in to Organic Tracks and The Acoustic Storm online:
Thanks for your support!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

All-American Acoustic Storm

In celebration of the 4th of July holiday weekend, The Acoustic Storm will be featuring All-American acoustic rock. You'll hear artists that were "Born in the USA." Of course, that includes Bruce Springsteen, but you'll also hear the Eagles, Tom Petty, Doors, Dylan, Stevie Nicks, John Mellencamp, Allman Brothers and many more. Plus, we'll spotlight one of Michigan's favorite sons, as Bob Seger goes into the Eye of The Storm.

The line-up for July artists on The Acoustic Storm:

7/4-7/5 BOB SEGER (All-American Acoustic Storm)


7/18-7/19 KINKS (including a Storm set in tribute to the 1969 Moon Landing)

7/25-7/26 TRAVELING WILBURYS (Summer travel theme)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuning into June

We've got the annual Acoustic Storm Father's Day show on the third weekend of June, with some "paternal" acoustic-rock, featuring Eric Clapton in the Eye of The Storm as Clapton recalls his relationship with his father and his own fatherhood.

Here's the rest of the line-up of featured artists for the month:

6/6-6/7: PINK FLOYD

6/13-6/14: PAUL McCARTNEY (both solo and with The Beatles)

6/20-6/21: ERIC CLAPTON (Father's Day show)

6/27-6/28: JONI MITCHELL

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Month of May

Program highlights in May include the annual Acoustic Storm Mother's Day show, as we'll roll out some "maternal" acoustic-rock with Pink Floyd's "Mother," plus music from Dylan & The Band, Mott the Hoople and a couple of tunes from The Beatles' "White Album." 

On a personal note, the 5/9-5/10 Acoustic Storm is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Lynne T. Parets.  Her birthday (May 11th) often fell on Mother's Day. A lot of my musical inspiration comes from Mom and her side of the family.  My grandmother was an accomplished concert pianist and violinist, while Papa was a gifted opera singer. 

Here's a look at May's scheduled artists in the Eye of The Storm...



5/16-17: ROLLING STONES      

5/23-24: CROSBY STILLS & NASH      


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

J.D. Souther Interview & April Storm Artists

Check out The Acoustic Storm's exclusive interview with J.D. Souther on The Storm Web site.
Souther co-wrote several of the Eagles biggest hits, including "Best of My Love," "New Kid in Town," and "Heartache Tonight."  He also collaborated with Don Henley on "Heart of the Matter" and wrote several songs for Linda Ronstadt.
Larry Coffman spoke with J.D. about his songwriting,  as well as his first solo album in 25 years, "If the World Was You."
April is shaping up to be an excellent month for featured artists in The Eye of The Acoustic Storm.  Here's the line-up:
4/11-12 EAGLES
4/18-19 BOB DYLAN (Earth Day Acoustic Storm)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Artists Marching Into The Storm

Here's the line-up of featured artists for March in the Eye of The Storm:

2/28-3/1: BYRDS
3/7-3/8: THE WHO
3/14-3/15: VAN MORRISON (and other Irish artists for St. Patty's Day)
3/21-3/22: ELTON JOHN
3/28-3/29:  LYNYRD SKYNYRD

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

February Theme Shows

A couple of specially-themed shows are on tap this month on The Acoustic Storm. February 14th and 15th, we'll celebrate Valentine's Day weekend with acoustic rock from the heart with Ann and Nancy Wilson and Heart in the Eye of The Storm. The following weekend (2/21-22), we'll salute the Oscars with our annual Silver Screen Acoustic Storm, featuring acoustic-rock from the movies and The Beatles in the Eye of The Storm.

2/7-2/8: John Fogerty and CCR
2/14-2/15: Heart (Valentine's acoustic-rock)
2/21-2/22: Beatles (Silver Screen Acoustic Storm)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Stormin' into '09

We'll kick off 2009 with Bruce Springsteen in the Eye of The Storm. Bruce and the E Street Band are returning to the spotlight early in the year with a new album later this month, and a headlining performance at Super Bowl 43 February 1 in Tampa Bay.

Here's how the rest of January is shaping up for featured artists on The Acoustic Storm...

1/10-1/11: STEELY DAN
1/17-1/18: JOHN MELLENCAMP (including a theme set for MLK Day and Obama inauguration)
1/24-1/25: NEIL YOUNG

Happy New Year!