Ronnie Eades played Baritone Saxophone for the legendary Muscle Shoals Horns from 1967 to 1981. In that span of time, he appeared on over 400 recordings! He recorded with all of the greats who made albums at Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama from Lynyrd Skynyrd to James Brown to Aretha Franklin and Etta James. He toured with Elton John and was there when John Lennon showed up at Madison Square Garden! He was a personal friend to Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers. He has many stories to tell, and fortunately for us, he’s a great story teller! Our Saturday Night Blues Party host, Kevin Yazell, struck up a friendship with Ronnie and was my co-host for the hour we got to spend with him.
Had a great conversation with songwriter Hayes Carll about his new album Lovers and Leavers before his gig at June’s Waterfront Wednesday.
Andy McKee dropped by the WFPK studio ahead of his show at Zanzabar to talk with Kyle Meredith and play a couple tunes.
Dylan LeBlanc almost walked away from the music industry after a disappointing start but lucky for us he stuck with it. His new album called Cautionary Tale is getting great reviews and we got to have him for Waterfront Wednesday this June.
Celebrating their 50th year as pop and television icons plus a new album called Good Times!, we had Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees in our studio when they were here for a show at The Louisville Palace. Michael Nesmith phoned in during the broadcast and you could tell there is a genuine affection among the band still, after all of these years.
Kyle caught up with Tanya Donelly via phone to talk about her new solo release, Swan Song Series, as well as the newly reunited Belly.
The Tanya Donelly MegaMix
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