Bass player Bill Bielby and his friends formed a band called The Newports when they were in 8th grade in the south suburbs of Chicago. Fast forward to an open mic at the Acorn theater in 2014: Bill called up some of the old members of the ban
Rodger Kelm and Kevin Mansfield are the drummer and bass player respectively for The Red Deluxe Band, a local favorite that continues to evolve. Both were introduced to music as kids growing up in the 50 and 60s and played in bands in high sch
Zev Russ is a yet to be discovered guitar player from Austin, Texas (and also my nephew). He is the lead guitarist for the band, "Wolfman's Brother". In this episode, we talk about Zev's writing style, his compositions, his view of the music
Bryan Lubeck is a Smooth Jazz guitarist and composer. He just released his album Midnight Sun in August 2021 which hit number 1 on Amazon's list of best sellers. He is also hosting the Open Mic at the Acorn on November 11. Don't miss it!
Randy and Bradley Rogers are members of the Bridgman, MI based Red Deluxe Band. The brothers have been playing music together since Bradley was 7 and Randy was 13 and we were fortunate enough to get them to play a couple of songs.
Benny Piazza (aka Benny Boomba) is a drummer, guitar player, music teacher, and pyrotechnics expert. He's the drummer for the Jack Whittle Trio, but loves playing with others. All those roles and he still has time to write his own songs. It
Chuck Prophet has been making music since he was 12 years old. Originally from Orange County, California, he got his start with the psychedelic/desert rock band Green on Red in the early 80s. In 1990, he put out his first solo album, Brother A
Blake Vissing is the lead vocalist, guitar player, and primary songwriter for the Modern Vultures (a Southwest Michigan based band that also includes Adam Conley, Dustin Lowe, and Matt Sypian). In this interview, we discuss their new album, "L
Randy Rodgers has been playing in bands in Harbor Country since he was 14. He is presently the lead singer and rhythm guitar player for The Red Deluxe Band from Bridgeman, Michigan. He and co-host Adam Conley are also members of the band Bone
Dan Navarro is a singer/songwriter, voice over artist, and board member of SAG-AFTRA, He played the first part of his career with his friend Eric Lowen in the band Lowen & Navarro. Dan is schedule to play at the Acorn Theater on August 27, 20
Episode 37 of Jonny's Secret Stash featuring Bill Bielby, bass player and founding member of the Newports. Bill and friends formed The Newports in 1961 while Bill was in 8th grade in the South Suburbs of Chicago. In 2014, after a long career
Episode 36 with Americana Singer/songwriter Chloe Kimes. Check out her show with the Way Down Wanderers on March 27. 2020 at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, MI. and her new single coming out on February 21.
Episode 35 with Mark Mullins from New Orleans based funk rock band Bonerama. Check them out at the Livery on February 21, 2020. Also, check out their latest single, "Empty World" with Michael McDonald; and their latest album, "Bonerama Plays
Josh Keller is the trumpet player from Who Hit John, a Kalamazoo, Michigan based band playing swing, bluegrass, and jug band type covers and original music. Check them out at Salt of the Earth Restaurant in Fennville, MI on January 12, 2020.