Friday, November 30, 2012

December Storms

The holidays are here, and that means "An Acoustic Storm Christmas" will arrive the weekend of 12/22-23.  We'll bring you acoustic rock for the season with holiday tunes from John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Jackson Browne, Pretenders and many more.  Plus, we've got 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 will include Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Carole King, and David Bowie.

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Have a safe and happy holiday season, and as always, thanks for listening to The Acoustic Storm!

~Jeff Parets

Eye of The Storm line-up for December, 2012:

12/1-12/2: PINK FLOYD
12/8-12/9: TOM PETTY
12/15-12/16: CAROLE KING 
12/29-12/30: DAVID BOWIE 

Monday, November 5, 2012

November Storms

The line-up of featured artists in the Eye of The Storm for November starts with Crosby Stills & Nash and includes a 20th anniversary celebration of Clapton "Unplugged" and Simon & Garfunkel (with excerpts from my recent interview with Art Garfunkel). Our month winds up with CCR over the long Thanksgiving weekend and some special theme sets about home.
The Acoustic Storm's annual tradition continues the weekend of 11/17-11/18, when we'll get serve up Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" in its entirety. 
With Thanksgiving in mind, I'd like to express my gratitude for your support of The Acoustic Storm!

11/3-/11/4: CROSBY STILLS & NASH
11/17-11/18: SIMON & GARFUNKEL

Friday, October 5, 2012

October 2012 on The Acoustic Storm

The Acoustic Storm will celebrate its 14th anniversary this month.  On October 25, 1998 we hit the airwaves for the first time on 100.7 KSLX in Phoenix, Arizona.  Thanks for listening all these years, and keeping The Storm going strong!
John Lennon would have been 72 on October 9, so we'll remember John in words and music, the weekend of 10/6-7.  The following weekend (10/13-14), Led Zeppelin will get the spotlight in the Eye of The Storm.
We'll commemorate The Storm's anniversary with theme sets in the second half of each hour of the 10/20-21 Acoustic Storm and feature Supertramp in The Eye. Another theme show will roll your way 10/27-28, as we'll get kind of spooky with the Halloween Acoustic Storm, and The Doors in the Eye of The Storm.

Here's the line-up for October in the Eye of The Storm:

10/13-14 LED ZEPPELIN 
10/20-21 SUPERTRAMP (Acoustic Storm 14th anniversary show)
10/27-28  DOORS (Halloween Acoustic Storm)

Monday, September 3, 2012

September Storms

For September, Acoustic Storm themes include some music for Labor Day and a 9/11 tribute. In fact, with five weekends, this month promises plenty of acoustic-rock as summer turns to fall.

The Labor Day weekend edition of The Storm has some music that "works" from The Stones, Van Morrison, Jackson Browne, and of course, Men at Work, among others.  We'll honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 the following weekend with theme sets in the second half of each hour.  

The month of September will feature James Taylor, Sting & The Police, The Allman Brothers, The Who and Heart (live and acoustic) as artists in the Eye of The Storm.

September 2012 Line-up in the Eye of The Storm:


9/8-9/9 POLICE (unplugged versions from Sting)


9/22-9/23 THE WHO

9/29-9/30 HEART (Acoustic Storm exclusive versions)

Friday, August 3, 2012

British Storm & Woodstock Anniversary in August

On consecutive weekends this month, we'll feature a couple of special Acoustic Storms to celebrate the Summer Olympics and the anniversary of Woodstock.
With London as the host city for a record third time since the Olympics began, we'll play all British artists the weekend of 8/11-12 on the "U.K. Storm."  The Rolling Stones will take the honors in the Eye of The Storm, as the Stones commemorate their 50th anniversary as a band.
For the weekend of 8/18-8/19, we'll remember Woodstock with Storm mini-sets consisting of artists who performed at that historic music festival at Yasgur's Farm in upstate New York in August, 1969.  A special double-bill of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin will top the bill in the Eye of The Storm. 
Here's the line-up for August:
8/4-8/5 BILLY JOEL
8/11-8/12 ROLLING STONES (U.K. Storm)
8/18-8/19 JIMI HENDRIX & JANIS JOPLIN (Woodstock Storm)
8/25-8/26 JACKSON BROWNE (Solo & Acoustic)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Storms and Themes

July will bring plenty of acoustic-rock, as we'll celebrate our independence and do some summertime traveling with a couple of theme shows this month on The Acoustic Storm.

The fireworks begin early with The All-American Acoustic Storm, airing the weekend of 6/30-7/1. Michigan's Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band will go into the Eye of The Storm, and we'll traverse the country with music from other U.S. artists like Bruce  Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, the Eagles, the Doors, John Mellencamp, Stevie Nicks, James Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and many more.  

We'll hit the road again later in the month for the summer travel edition of The Storm, with the all-star band, the Traveling Wilburys in words and music. That five-man band consisted of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne.

Here's the July line-up:

6/30-7/1 BOB SEGER 4th of July theme


7/14-7/15 KINKS 
7/21-7/22 TRAVELING WILBURYS (#665) Travel theme 
7/28-7/29 JETHRO TULL 

Friday, June 1, 2012

June on The Acoustic Storm

June is bustin' out all over on The Acoustic Storm with the best variety of acoustic-rock!

Paul McCartney turns 70 later this month, so we'll celebrate by featuring Sir Paul in the Eye of The Storm, both solo and with The Beatles the weekend of June 10-11.

Father's Day is June 17, so we'll feature special Storm sets for the dads that weekend.  Plus, Eric Clapton will go into the Eye of The Storm as we'll hear how "Old Slowhand" has dealt with fatherhood. 

Simon & Garfunkel grab the spotlight June 2-3, and we'll remember Levon Helm with 
The Band the weekend of June 23-24.

Here's the June Line-up:


6/9-6/10: PAUL MCCARTNEY (Paul's 70th Birthday celebration)

6/16-6/17: ERIC CLAPTON (Father's Day show)

6/23-6/24: LEVON HELM & THE BAND

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May Storms

The Acoustic Storm is warming up with the weather with Pink Floyd and Elton John in the Eye of The Storm this month. May Acoustic Storms will also bring you theme shows for Mothers Day and Memorial Day. Sir Elton gets the spotlight 5/5-5/6 in words and music. Then the moms of the world take over for the second May Storm with the Jefferson Airplane/Starship family in the Eye, including Hot Tuna. For the weekend of 5/19-5/20, the featured artist will be Pink Floyd with some previously-unreleased acoustic demos from "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall." Bruce Springsteen will help wrap up May with The Acoustic Storm's Memorial Day Weekend show, as we remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives to serve our country.

Here's the official schedule of artists in the Eye of The Storm for May:

5/5-5/6 ELTON JOHN 
5/12-5/13 JEFFERSON AIRPLANE FAMILY (Mothers Day theme)
5/19-5/20 PINK FLOYD
5/28-5/27 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Memorial Day Weekend theme)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Storms in April

April is here and that means the start of baseball season, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and Earth Day. With Stormy April showers and warmer temperatures, it's a great time of the year.

For the first weekend of the month, we'll throw out the first pitch with a unique version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" from Steve Goodman. You'll also hear a couple of April Fool's Day songs with Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane's "April Fool" and "The Joker" from Steve Miller. Fleetwood Mac will go into the Eye of The Storm on 4/1 (no joking!).

During the weekend of 4/7-4/8, we'll celebrate some of the artists that are getting the call into the Hall with Donovan in the Eye of The Storm, along with class of 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Small Faces and Laura Nyro. By the way, you can read the Acoustic Storm's exclusive interview with Donovan on the AS website.

Mother Nature takes over the weekend 4/21-4/22 for the Earth Day Acoustic Storm with environmentally-inspired music from The Beatles, Neil Young, Kansas, Joni Mitchell and many more, including Bob Dylan in the Eye of The Storm.

The Eagles (4/14-4/15) and Led Zeppelin (4/28-4/29) round out the month as featured artists on The Acoustic Storm.

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


4/7-4/8: DONOVAN (2012 Rock Hall of Fame Inductee)

4/14-4/15: EAGLES

4/21-4/22: BOB DYLAN (Earth Day theme)

4/28-4/29: LED ZEPPELIN

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Acoustic Storm #700

It's a bit hard for me to fathom, but this month The Acoustic Storm will be broadcasting its 700th show! For the weekend of 3/24-3/25, we'll celebrate that milestone by presenting the first-ever "UK Storm," with artists from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, as the Rolling Stones will get the honors in the Eye of The Storm.

Other March highlights include Neil Young: Solo, Live and Acoustic in the Eye of The Storm, and some songs for Spring during the third weekend of the month with the Doobie Brothers in words and music.

If you're on Facebook, feel free to post a comment about the show there (or here, for that matter). It's always great to connect with Storm listeners, and FB and this blog are both good opportunities to get interactive.

Here's the March schedule for artists in the Eye of The Storm:




3/24-3/25 ROLLING STONES (All British Storm)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Storms will bring some theme shows to the airwaves. For 2/11-2/12, we'll get the jump on Valentine's Day with an acoustic rock love-fest by featuring Heart in the Eye of The Storm. On the last weekend of the month, we'll celebrate the Academy Awards with a special "Silver Screen" edition of The Acoustic Storm with acoustic rock from the movies and the spotlight on The Doors.

Other February artists include Steve Miller (2/4-2/5) and George Harrison, both solo and with The Beatles (in honor of George's Feb. 25th birthday.

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Here's the line-up for February Storm artists:


2/11-2/12 HEART (Valentine's theme)


2/25-2/26 DOORS (Silver Screen Storm)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Leaping into 2012

Happy New Year from The Acoustic Storm!

2012 is a leap year, and The Storm jumps into it with Van Morrison, Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, The Who and America as our featured artists for January.

By the way, if you haven't seen "Last Play at Shea," it's worth checking out. As this music documentary/concert film makes clear, Billy Joel's career and the existence of New York's Shea Stadium have some interesting parallels. Of course, that comparison only goes so far, since Billy continues to play music, and Shea was replaced as the Mets' home and occasional concert venue by Citi Field in 2009.

Here's the Eye of The Storm line-up for January:

12/31-1/1 VAN MORRISON

1/7-1/8 BILLY JOEL


1/21-1/22 "WHO'S NEXT" (acoustic versions)

1/28-1/29 AMERICA

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