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Tonight we will discuss a hot topic in the praise and worship scene: Are guitarists getting too materialistic? Are we buying excessive amounts of gear to serve God, or using God to justify our excess?
We will also look into Jet City amps and why they are a great value for P&W guitarists with a limited budget. We will also take your calls, prayer requests and discuss general topics.
In the third installment of the 10 Best Series, we break out the most competitive spot in the rock/metal band, the lead guitarist. It will also be very hard to come up with a top ten list, but dammit, we're going to do it! Special guest, Central Florida guitar wizard, Randy Chapman will join Will and Thunder to come up with the 10 best rock/metal lead guitarists!
IMPORTANT SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT:
Full length 2 hour shows returning in January with guests and alot more fun!
We have all of the regular segments you love, Weird News and Hot Topics. Special in-studio guests and the Game of The Month is back! Halloween Style!
We end Rock-tober with one of today’s premier shred metal guitarists, Xander Demos.
Xander's style ranges from the beautifully melodic to the jaw-droppingly insane. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, he currently fronts his own band, XDB and national tribute act, James Rivera’s Sabbath Judas Sabbath, as well as playing in Rivera’s solo band. Xander performs in excess of 100 times a year, and he is active in recording collaborations with artists all over the world. Xander plays guitars from Suhr, McNaught and Conklin, with whom he has endorsement deals. His endorsement from these guitar companies is a testament to his impressive skills and his deep commitment to playing the best guitars in the world.
The daughter of the founding keyboardist Kevin Toney of the legendary group The Blackbyrds, singer, songwriter, actress and dancer Dominique Toney is a multi-faceted performer. On August 12th, she releases her debut album, “A Love Like Ours” with special guests guitarists Ray Parker, Jr., and Rob Bacon, Labrese Black and her father, Kevin Toney.
"Jamie Meyer has an inviting and intriguing way about him. It may be the relaxed
groove of acoustic rock and country blending with his personality, but the venue is
alive and swaying along to his music. With distinguished notches on his belt,
Jamie’s music career is steadily improving. A lively presence on stage and inspiring
music makes the future that much easier for Jamie Meyer."
–Hotel Café review by: Adam Pompili, All Acces Magazine
"Hard rocking musicality and a tough but tender authenticity:
Jamie Meyer is the real deal -- a riveting live performer whose songs are
perfect anthems for a new decade. Highly recommended."
-Dan Kimpel, Music Connection Magazine
"Jamie is a natural. A passionate pop-radio voice and a super positive attitude.
So much talent waiting to explode."
-Phil Thornalley, Award winning songwriter/producer
Girl George & the Dragons Radio Show # 19..
5-11-14..Girl Geo.interviews Sleeper & Helios Creed Singer/songwriter/guitarists
Old friends from North Beach San Francisco..in the 1970's
This episode we will discuss playing guitar solos during worship sets. What type of solos do you play? Improv? Exactly Like the recording? We will also talk about how some guitarists prefer to approach soloing.
Also on the board, we will talk about online guitar lessons. Are they worth the monthly fee or is working with a guitar teacher one one best for you? As always prayer requests and general discussions.
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Since forming only a few short years ago in 2010, Los Angeles based Alternative Metal Band Gemini Syndrome has already made a major name for themselves in the music scene. The band is fronted by former OTEP band member, Aaron Nordstrom, who was given the name 'white wizard' as it symbolizes his white hair and goatee. The line-up of the band consists of Guitarists-Mike Salerno and Rich Juzwick, Bassist Alessandro Paveri and Drummer Brian Salerno Media. A unique and captivating sound comes from their heavy alternative metal style that is intertwined with industrial and country elements. The band has signed with Warner Bros. Records and released their their album, LUX, which is in stores now! For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit www.geminisyndrome.com.
Thinking back to his first concert experience, seeing none other than Jimi Hendrix live in Ottawa, Canada back in ’66, it’s no wonder that guitarist Pat Travers took the musical path that he did. Taking inspiration from some of the top players of the day, including said left-handed genius, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, Travers had already made a name for himself in his teens before joining ’50s rocker Ronnie Hawkins’ band and hitting the road. While this may have been enough for many guitarists, Travers left Hawkins’ band after only a year, ventured out into the unknown and created twenty-five plus years of memorable music along the way. (Dr. Matt Warnock, Guitar International)
Pat first performed with Todd on Saturday Night Live for the songs Healer and Time Heals. He recently performed with Todd again during the RR NYE 2013 event after starting the night with Pat Travers Band as support and then joining Todd onstage for a while.
Tonight we welcome back master guitarist Monte Pittman. After months on the road touring with Madonna, he headed back into the studio to record his next album The Power of Three with Flemming Rasmussen, who produced Metallica’s Master of Puppets. The album drops on January 21st, 2014 (pre-order here), under the Metal Blade Records label.
Monte has released two new singles off the album, "Before the Mourning Son" and "Dark Horse," and is garnering accolades from listeners and critics. This critic from Yell! is a new fan: "Pittman has also played with Prong and he’s about to release his third full-length solo album, The Power of Three. Honestly, I’ve never heard of the guy, since I don’t usually pay attention to pop guitarists — who does, right? But now that I have heard of him and heard him, I’m going to start paying attention to him. This guy is worth your time."
Guitarists, musician, songwriter representing London England is the talented BiBi Bellatrixx and she joins Da Black Top Radio to discuss her movement, her talents, the pressures of being labeled an overseas artist, and more. (Follow on Twitter/Instagram: @bibibellatrixxx)
Representing New York, she speaks her mind freely in regards to hip-hop and everyday life. Media personality Ms. LaBoss intorduces herself and hustle to Black Top Nation. (Follow on Twitter?Instagram: @LaBossBomb)
Hilarious comedian Brian "Moufpiece" Hannah joins us to speak on his hustle in the comedy game, sports, life, and hip-hop.
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After receiving an overwhelming response from her National Tour Kick-Off Concert and selling out in the World Café Live and the Prince Theaters in Philadelphia, Doreen Taylor headed to New York City in November for a one-night-only special sold-out unplugged performance with her acoustic guitarists and fusing soothing vocals.
Doreen began performing professionally at a very young age and was active in theater during her high school years. She continued her music education at Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, where she received vocal training and graduated with honors and a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance.
In addition to numerous leading operatic roles in many opera companies throughout the United States, Taylor has had lead roles in two Broadway national tour groups. A few of her musical theater company credits throughout the United States include "Christine" in The Phantom of the Opera, "Mother" in Ragtime, "Magnolia" in Show Boat, and "Laurie" in Oklahoma!. She released three albums before taking the jump into country music and actually wrote all the songs on the album “Magic”. Doreen’s music videos, “Last call (for Alcohol),” “Heartbeat” and “Summertime” landed on the ‘Top 100 Country Official Music Videos of the Week’ chart at the same time! A proud supporter of the troops, one of Doreen’s latest projects was her book and CD “Coming Home” consisting of covers and remakes of songs from the 20's, 30's and 40's. Proceeds benefited the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.