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Kim Simmonds In Court on Thursday!

September 7, 2020

Thursday September 10, guitar legend Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown joins Eric Jackson Lurie on WRCT’s Court’s in Session. Hear music from Savoy Brown’s new album, Ain’t Done Yet, and listen to Kim talk about Savoy Brown’s long history in rockin’ the blues!

Catch the excitement Thursday, September 10, at 8:00 p.m. on 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, or streaming from this very website!


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 Did you know that since July 2019, those segments have been archived online?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!


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