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Who was on Whiskey Before Breakfast?

June 24, 2020

WRCT’s Whiskey Before Breakfast often features interviews, live performances, and other special segments with a variety of folk artists. Did you know that since July 2019, those segments have been archived online?

This week, fiddler Vi Wickam joined the program for a fascinating discussion of the new record he and Paul Anastasio just released, Swingin’ at the Savoy. Along the way, his insights ranged from the hilarious to the profound! If you missed the conversation, you can find it posted here.

To hear other special folk music segments with artists local, national, and even international, go to Mandorichard’s Mixcloud page. Or better yet, make sure you are tuned in for Whiskey Before Breakfast every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. on 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, or streaming from this very website!


Guitarist Punky Meadows in Court on Thursday

June 15, 2020

Legendary Angel guitarist and songwriter Punky Meadows will be joining Eric Jackson Lurie on WRCT’s Court’s in Session, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18.

Punky will be talking about Angel, his classic 70’s hard rock band, reuniting this year, the band’s new album Risen, and his approach to classic song writing. Eric says that, “Angel’s new album Risen is my pick so far as the best album of 2020!”

Angel toured with the likes of Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and Roxy Music. They then went on to become a headlining act before disbanding in 1981. They were “discovered” by Gene Simmons of Kiss. Simmons thought they were so good that he gave an ultimatum to his record label (who also signed Angel) that Kiss would never play on the same stage with them. When Ace Frehley left Kiss, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons offered the spot to Punky Meadows, who infuriated them when he turned them down.

So tune in to Court’s in Session, Thursday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. for all the excitement! On 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, and streaming from this very website!


Buffalo Rose on WRCT! June 10

June 2, 2020

Pittsburgh-based Buffalo Rose released a new EP on May 29. We are thrilled that band members Bryce Rabideau and Shane McLaughlin will introduce the new release, Borrowed and Blue: Live around one microphone, to our listeners on WRCT’s Whiskey Before Breakfast on Wednesday June 3, at about 11:10 a.m.

Buffalo Rose have been part of the Pittsburgh music scene for the past four to five years, and, with this EP, they are starting to garner some well-deserved national attention. New adventures in acoustic music!

Tune in to hear some great music and learn about this energetic — and friendly — band! All part of the fun on WRCT’s Whiskey Before Breakfast, Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on 88.3 FM and streaming from this very website.

(If you miss Shane and Bryce’s interview, it will be posted at MandoRichard’s Mixcloud page Wednesday afternoon.)


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