OPENS THE SHOW - It was January 2007 when Jeff Krantz turned in his business suit for a life of rock and roll. Within a year he was named as a finalist for Male Artist of the Year from the International Music Awards. Krantz then took a different road from the life of touring. Using the site SecondLife.com and the pseudonym Hep Shepherd, Krantz streamed 200 live performances from his NYC loft. Billboard Magazine took notice reporting that his virtual shows were ‘sold out’ and he broke attendance records for the site. Shortly after being honored as a Male Artist of the Year finalist, Krantz received a prestigious Billboard World Song Award. Krantz, assembled a band and dove into his debut studio effort, The Last One to Know, an 11-track LP. We’ll find out what Jeff has been doing since his CD dropped last November and what exactly is his plans for his Greenest Tour. A 10 country, 6 week zero carbon emissions.
STARTS AT THE 44:55 MARK - Then from the hills of Vermont comes The Chad Hollister Band and their brand of rock and roll. Since the late 90’s Chad (Vocals/Guitar/guitar percussion) and his band mates have been out building an audience throughout Vermont and beyond. The band, including Jeremy Goldsmith (Lead Guitar/vocals), Jared Johnson (Bass/vocals) and Drew McKeon (Drums) just returned from a 2-plus week tour of Colorado where their songs are getting airplay recently. Their latest release (fourth overall), the self-titled CHAD HOLLISTER, was produced by Anthony J. Resta produced by the amazing Anthony J. Resta (Collective Soul, Elton John, Shawn Mullins) was #1 at Indiemusic.com for 2 months straight and hit #55 on The Hot 100 Singles Chart. We’ll find out if Chad has any good tour stories from Colorado, how their recent deal with Timberland and earthkeepers.com went down and what the band plans are for the remainder of 2010 and beyond.