Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith - publishers of RantsRavesRockMagazine.com, along with guest cohost musician Michael Ely, for Big Blend Radio's RANTS, RAVES & ROCK show! Features Guests: - Makana - Internationally acclaimed Slack Key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist and one of Hawaii's cultural ambassadors to the world. He is considered the youngest authority on his art form and recognized as one of the top guitarists in the US (Guitar Player Magazine 2008). The NY Times calls him "A dynamic force within the style" of slack key and National Geographic Society says Makana is "Charting a new sonic frontier with deep ties to tradition". He has performed in venues worldwide ranging from Tianjin Opera House in China to The White House, toured nationwide with Jason Mraz, opened for Sting, Santana & Elvis Costello, and released 6 records to date. - John Garder - Budget & Appropriations Legislative Representative, National Parks Conservation Association - Requiem for the Dead - Vocalist Steven Juliano - former front man of Epitaph Records powerhouse group I Am Ghost, guitarists Bobby Burns & Ryan Heggum will discuss the group's new EP, "Memories."