Friday, December 5, 2014

An Acoustic Storm Christmas & More...

t's hard to believe another year has come and (just about) gone, but the holidays are here.  That means "An Acoustic Storm Christmas" will arrive the weekend of 12/20-21.
Acoustic-rock for the season is lined up from John Lennon, Bob Dylan, the Who, Rod Stewart, Jackson Browne, Sting, Stevie Nicks, Jeff Beck, and many more, with a special double-bill of Jethro Tull and ELP in the Eye of The Storm.

December's other artists in the Eye include Neil Young, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.

Just in time for holiday gift-giving, we've expanded the line of Storm Gear, and added some fun items.  In the accessories section, you'll even find Acoustic Storm-inscribed golf balls! Get more info below about Storm Gear by clicking here.

Have a safe & happy holiday season, and thanks for listening to The Acoustic Storm.

~Jeff Parets

12/6-7    NEIL YOUNG :"Live at the Cellar Door"
12/13-14   DAVID BOWIE

Friday, October 31, 2014

November Storms

We'll start November with the Eagles in the Eye of The Storm. The month's featured artists also include Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Peter Frampton and John Fogerty.
Of course, November wouldn't be complete without our annual musical feast leading up to Thanksgiving with "Alice's Restaurant" from Arlo Guthrie (the weekend of 11/22-11/23). 
Your acoustic feedback is always appreciated, so email me and join us on Facebook.
With Thanksgiving coming up, I'd like to express my gratitude for your support of The Acoustic Storm!
~Jeff Parets 

11/1-11/2: EAGLES
11/22-11/23: PETER FRAMPTON
11/29-11/30: JOHN FOGERTY & CCR

Friday, October 3, 2014

Acoustic Storm Celebrates 16 Years

The Acoustic Storm will celebrate its 16th anniversary this month.  On October 25, 1998 the radio show 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!

We'll commemorate that milestone with theme sets in the second half of each hour of the 10/19-20 Acoustic Storm, with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in The Eye. Another theme show will roll your way 10/26-27, as we'll have some fun and get a bit spooky with the Halloween Acoustic Storm, featuring the Doors in the Eye of The Storm.

John Lennon would have been 74 on October 9, so we'll remember John in words and music, 10/4-10/5. The following weekend, Led Zeppelin will get the spotlight in the Eye of The Storm.

Cooler weather has arrived, so check out The Acoustic Storm's fall collection of long-sleeve t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts.  Click here for Storm Gear.

The line-up for October Eye of The Storm artists:

10/4-5: JOHN LENNON 
10/11-12:  LED ZEPPELIN               
10/18-19: TOM PETTY (Acoustic Storm 16th Anniversary show)
10/25-26: DOORS (Halloween Storm)

Friday, September 5, 2014

September Storms

Pink Floyd and Heart lead the way into September on The Acoustic Storm.

The first weekend of the month, we'll explore "The Dark Side of the Moon" with Floyd, and feature music from that ground-breaking 1973 release, including Roger Waters' acoustic demo for "Money."

Up next, it will be Heart with excerpts from The Storm's exclusive acoustic session with Ann and Nany Wilson.  Check out our interview with Heart's Ann Wilson.  

U2 and Jackson Browne will be September's other artists in the Eye of The Storm.

Thanks for listening to The Acoustic Storm!

 ~Jeff Parets

9/6-9/7: PINK FLOYD - Exploring "The Dark Side of the Moon" 
9/13-9/14: HEART - Acoustic Storm Exclusive Sessions
9/20-9/21: U2
9/27-9/28: JACKSON BROWNE  -Live & Acoustic

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:

8/9-8/10: 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

6/14-15: 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)
3/15-3/16 VAN MORRISON 

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
2/22-2/23 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 
1/25-26 NEIL YOUNG (from his new release "Live at the Cellar Door")