Inside Music Today March 23 Show

We are very busy planning new events for the upcoming spring and summer seasons, including a show with our 4 young bands.  Thank you to everyone who has contacted us about the show we are working on, which will feature Volt, Half Daze, If All Else Fails and No Commitment.  We love hearing from you, so please keep your support coming!

On to this week’s show.  We are featuring the artists from the Bucks County Open Mic Night at Pasquale’s.  Lou Kramer opened the show with Firecracker Betty as back-up.  We have a song from Daddy Long Legs and then John Kelly and Dan Robbins from Of the Sea performed as a duo.  Our friend John Monzo came out to this open mic so we could hear another one of his tunes.  After hearing the fantastic guitar solos from Barry Bennedetta and Messenger, I found out Barry has toured with Ozzy Osbourne for several years.  Barry, we must have you back for an informative interview!

The March 30th show will feature our producer Bill performing one of his originals from when he was gigging with Artisan.  Written several years ago, this song is very relevant today.  Bill, we always knew you were ahead of your time!

Mike and Flora return with another new Flora Newberry song taped a few weeks back at their Sunday Night Open Mic at Dr. Lou’s Place.  If you enjoy Daddy Long Legs on this week’s show, you will be happy that they are returning March 30th also.

IMT is presenting the premiere of the recently finished concept video from Nightspell 13, complete with Bill’s interview with Jimi Chanti, Nightspell 13‘s composer, guitarist & producer.  The editing talents of Bill & Rob are displayed on this really cool video!

We want to congratulate Dr. Lou for the bottling of his Original Sauce & Dressing.  If you’ve ever had Dr. Lou’s wings or cheese steaks, you know you need to buy this sauce!

We appreciate Dr. Lou for being our longest running sponsor and wish him much continued success with Dr. Lou’s Place and his new Original Sauce & Dressing. We also appreciate all the bands he has provided for us from his open stage.  Watch the March 30th show and learn more about how to purchase Dr. Lou’s delicious and fantastic condiment!

The planning of our first IMT In Concert Road Show at the Shamrock Pub is coming together.  We should have finalized information by next week.  Thanks to everyone for hanging in there while we pull this all together.  It certainly is not easy!

Thanks for watching Inside Music Today and enjoy the weekend! Remember to patronize our sponsors and thank them for supporting Inside Music Today!

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Inside Music Today March 16 Show

Everyone here at Inside Music Today had a much better week this week.  After a couple of tough weeks of bad weather, we are back on track.  We finally were able to tape our first complete evening of acts at Howard Durann’s  Bucks County Open Mic Night at Pasquale’s in Levittown, PA.  We had a fun night and enjoyed all the artists that performed.  A number of performers from that evening will be featured on the March 23rd show.

This week we feature the very talented young bands that we have had the pleasure of working with over this past year.  If you have not had the chance to catch Volt, Half Daze, If All Else Fails and No Commitment on any of our previous shows, please watch this week. You will find these extremely talented young artists have all the basics to go far in the music business.  IMT is happy to be one of the stepping stones along the way.

On to the March 23rd show, featuring 5 acts from our March 13 taping at Bucks County Open Mic Night.  Lou Kramer performs an original song, with Firecracker Betty as back-up.  We taped two songs from Daddy Long Legs, so you’ll see one on this show and another on a future show.  John Kelly & Dan Robbins from the band Of the Sea performed this evening as a duo.  In speaking with John afterwards, I found out he had been on Inside Music Today in the early years with another band.  It was great to see that he is still writing music and performing.

John Monzo has been on IMT previously and it was great to hear him once again.  Thanks John for coming out and being a part of this first taping at Pasquale’s!  We had a special treat from a touring guitarist, Barry Bennedetta and the band Messenger.  Barry has toured with Ozzy Osbourne and a number of other artists.  We are happy to welcome Barry to Inside Music Today!

We are still working on setting up the In Concert Road Shows.  So much work to do and so little time, but this will all come together in due time.

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Inside Music Today March 9 Show

IMT must be in the midst of the late-winter blues with these unfortunate happenings, the latest being the cancellation last Wednesday of our first full TV taping of Bucks County Open Mic Night at Pasquale’s in Levittown, PA.  The evening was cancelled due to the weather forecast.  But that weather never really did materialize.  We apologize to all who were looking forward to performing that evening.  But as far as I know, it is rescheduled for this coming Wednesday, March 13.  Hope everyone can make it out!

This week’s show, featuring The ‘Rents and Crazy Raymond and the Watchdogs, is a bit different due to the extended interview with Raymond Tabano.  But I think everyone will find the show very interesting and informative.

Next week we decided to give you all a sneak peek of one new idea for an upcoming In Concert Road Show.  We have combined in one show, four of our most talented young bands.  Volt, If All Else Fails, Half Daze and No Commitment.  Would you like to see all these bands in one concert?  We would like them to agree to be a part of a very special concert.  Let us know if you would come out to a concert featuring these talented young artists.  In order to choose the perfect venue for the concert, we need to know our audience.  So please, call us, e-mail us or go to our facebook page, and let us know if you would come to an event like this.  With input from our audience, you can help us make this a really great show!

We haven’t been in touch with No Commitment in awhile, and in going to their site I found out they have been very busy.  The lead singer Zach was actually on American Idol last month!  Congratulations, Zach!

Finally, on Sunday from 2 PM to 8 PM at Dr. Lou’s Place, the Good Doctor is hosting a fundraiser for the victims of a recent hotel fire in Pemberton.  Please come out to Dr. Lou’s Place on Sunday and support this great cause.  Dr. Lou has the biggest heart in the world.  Just in the short time we’ve known him, he has had many fundraisers to help those in need.  So please come out and enjoy some great music and wonderful food. IMT will be there also.  I know we’ll all have a real good time and help someone along the way.

All the other news will have to wait until next week.  It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend, so get out and enjoy!

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Inside Music Today March 2 Show

We are very sorry that IMT did not air this past Saturday.  The station has assured us that the show that should have aired February 23 will air this Saturday, March 2.  We do want to thank everyone who sent e-mails to WMCN.  We don’t think they have ever received so many e-mails about a program before.  We thank you for taking the time to let WMCN know how much our program means to our fans.  Thank you from all of us here at Inside Music Today!

We hope you will all tune in this week to enjoy the Flora Newberry song performed by Mike & Flora from Dr. Lou’s stage.  Also from the same evening we’re bringing you the relaxing devotional music sound of SiriOm Singh.

Then we cross the river to Center City and the Shamrock Pub for a Dr. Lou original.  On another evening we crossed the Burlington-Bristol Bridge to meet Howard Durann at Pasquale’s Bar & Restaurant and check out his Bucks County Open Mic Night.  That evening we recorded Mindless Hope and their unbelievable harmony guitar work and we have it right here for you on IMT!

On the March 9 show we’re presenting a song from our old friends The ‘Rents.  Then we travel back in time to an interview and performance from Crazy Raymond & the Watchdogs.  Don’t miss this fascinating interview from Raymond Tabano, who was a founding member of Aerosmith.  Listen and learn something about the music business.

This coming Wednesday evening, March 6, we will be back at Pasquale’s Bar & Restaurant, 9078 Mill Creek Rd., Levittown, PA with Howard Durann and his Bucks County Open Mic Night. Howard assures me he has a full night of entertainment set up.  So if you’re interested in getting out for an evening to enjoy some music and check out how we tape IMT, come on down!

We feel bad that we have made no forward progress on our first In Concert Road Show at the Shamrock Pub.  The week was spent negotiating with the TV station about the problem with the show not airing.  We will be back on track this week and have a finalized lineup and date by next week.

Again, a big thank you to all for your e-mails to WMCN.  We really appreciate the support given by all our artists, sponsors and fans.

Enjoy the weekend!

IMT’s failure to air on Saturday night 2/23

To All Artists, Fans and IMT Supporters,

We want to apologize that Inside Music Today failed to air last night.  This problem lies solely with the station that broadcasts our show, WMCN.  We spoke with our rep briefly this morning.  She will not have an explanation for this occurrence until she speaks with the techs sometime tomorrow.

We want to apologize to the artists who were featured on the program and the fans that watch faithfully.  With so many new opportunities that lie ahead for IMT, we feel this is only a temporary interruption.   

During the brief conversation I had this morning with our rep,  I’ve been told the station will make this up to us by giving us a makegood date.  When I have any further information, I will send it to everyone.

In the meantime, we’d like to ask you a huge favor.

Where do YOU watch Inside Music Today? Do you enjoy the show in the comfort of your own living room or head out with friends to watch together over some wings? (We know that many IMT fans are partial to the wings at Dr. Lou’s!)

Wherever you watch our show, we’re sure you were disappointed on Saturday night when WMCN did not air our show. We were as disappointed as you were—and just as surprised. At Room Two Productions, we take our responsibility to our bands and fans very seriously. We work hard to deliver our show to the station on time every week so that when Saturday night comes along, Inside Music Today airs at midnight.

Despite our hard work, our show did not air as scheduled on Saturday, February 23. That means that our fans at home did not get to watch, and neither did the many potential fans at Dr. Lou’s.

While we’re doing our best to make sure that this doesn’t happen again, we’d like to ask for a little help from our friends, fans and bands. Please contact WMCN and let them know that you’re disappointed that they did not air the show as scheduled.

We are aware that technical difficulties happen, and we hope that WMCN will do their best to make it right. But they won’t know how many people have been impacted unless our fans tell them. We urge you to send a quick email to WMCN telling them that you missed our show this weekend.

WMCN e-mail address is: contact@wmcn.tv

Thank you for any help you can give us!

Inside Music Today February 23 Show and More!

We’ve had a busy week at IMT securing venues for upcoming In Concert Road Shows.  We have one committed venue and two in negotiations.  This takes a lot of time and energy; Bill has put a lot of effort into creating these shows.  We are still in the planning stages, but it is such a great feeling that years of our dreams are coming together!

We are also lucky that Bucks County Open Mic has given us a date for our first full TV taping of their artists.  We will be at Pasquale’s Bar & Restaurant, 9078 Mill Creek Rd., Levittown, PA on Wednesday, March 6 at 8 PM.  More info on this and other new ventures will be coming up next week. Sign up for our weekly email blast to make sure you don’t miss an update!

On to this week’s show.  From the Sunday-night Open Stage at Dr. Lou’s Place, we’re bringing you a Flora Newberry song performed by Mike & Flora.  From the same evening we have SiriOm Singh performing devotional world music.  Our cameraman Rob was totally enveloped by this sound, as was the audience at Dr. Lou’s that evening.

We have a song from Dr. Lou from the evening he performed at the Shamrock Pub in Philly.  The Shamrock Pub has committed to be the venue for our 1st acoustic In Concert Road Show and we should have a definite date by next week.  Our final band on this show, Mindless Hope, is the band we taped at Pasquale’s the night we met Howard Durann and his Bucks County Open Mic.  Don’t think you’ll see any better guitar work than this talented band!

The March 2 show format is a bit of a throwback to the early IMT shows.  We have used archival footage of an act from Boston that was performing in our area.  The band’s name is Crazy Raymond and the Watchdogs.  I think everyone will enjoy this interview, as Raymond reveals he was a founding member of Aerosmith.  Artists, listen to this story and learn!

We round out this show with our old friends The ‘Rents.  Tim, give us a call and get in on these upcoming In Concert Road Shows!

More to tell you next week about Dr. Lou’s famously delicious and recently bottled wing sauce.  If you’ve ever eaten at Dr. Lou’s, you know how great this sauce is!  You’ll want to know where and how to purchase this delectable condiment!  Plus next week, I’m sure I’ll have links for Bucks County Open Mic info, Dr. Lou’s sauce info and hopefully dates for upcoming In Concert Road Shows!

Have a great weekend and enjoy IMT !

Inside Music Today February 16 Show

Great show this week along with new IMT opportunities!  Ian O’Grady has had to wait the longest of everyone from the 5-artist night at Dr. Lou’s Place, but his week has finally arrived.  Thank you for your patience.  Ian will also be performing another original on our very first In Concert Road Show.  We have secured the Shamrock Pub in Center City Philly as our venue for our very first show.  The remaining line-up and date will be announced after they are all locked in.

Speaking of the Shamrock Pub, this week’s show features Dr. Lou performing one of his originals at that venue.  We also have a second song from Cory Walters and If All Else Fails.  We recorded so much music that night at Dr. Lou’s!  Filling out the show, we have archival footage featuring George Spicer and Dream Catcher.  Another fantastic night of music from the IMT early years.

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The February 23rd show is quite a mixture of music.  Definitely something for everyone!  On Sunday we headed over to Dr. Lou’s Place to enjoy the open mic night with Mike & Flora.  They were happy to perform some original tunes written by Flora and we are featuring one of those songs on this show.  Then unexpectedly their friend, SiriOm Singh, just happened to drop in on their open mic.  He entertained us with one of his world music originals that we just had to record.

We’ve been crossing the river a lot lately.  From a Sunday when Dr. Lou and friends performed at the Shamrock Pub, we have another Dr. Lou song.  Then just this past Wednesday, we crossed the Bristol Bridge and visited Pasquale’s Sports Bar.  We were supposed to record Angel Casiano, but he had laryngitis.  Angel, we hope you feel better!  So we hung out and met Howard Durann who had brought his Bucks County Open Mic to Pasquale’s.  We met many IMT fans and several artists that have been featured on the show.  Then we enjoyed quite an evening of entertainment.  Since we were prepared to record, some of the artists have been captured on our video.  The band that will be featured on this show is Mindless Hope.  Unbelievable harmony guitar work.  We are so happy to showcase them to our IMT fans.

As I’ve been saying since the new year, Inside Music Today is on the path to offer many new opportunities to our artists.  Our new In Concert Road Show and the Bucks County Open Mic are just two possibilities of which artists can be a part.  We will have more info about them both in upcoming blasts.

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Inside Music Today February 9 Show

Snowed in this evening? All the more reason to tune into IMT’s first show featuring just one band for the entire show.  Half Daze put on a very good show for us the night we taped at Dr. Lou’s Place and this week’s show gives you a chance to check out their great sound.  Bill was quite impressed by their female bass player. It took him back to his days in Artisan when Rosemary was on bass and sang her heart out.  This young band is quite talented and ready for this crazy business of music.  Be sure to tune in!

In case you missed it, we’ve got the whole show ready to view anytime on our YouTube channel!

The February 16 show brings us again to that evening at Dr. Lou’s Place.  We have a song from Ian O’Grady, who has agreed to be one of the acts on our new In Concert Road Show (more info on that in upcoming weeks).

A band that premiered on IMT last week, If All Else Fails, is returning with another song.  Cory Walters is back also from that night at Dr. Lou’s.  What a line-up of music we had that evening!

We traveled over to The Shamrock in Philly to catch Dr. Lou performing and hosting a great evening of music.  Even our producer Bill was up on stage joining in with Lou’s guests!  But on IMT, we are featuring Dr. Lou with one of his original tunes.

Then from our archives we went back to a really cool night at O’Hara’s in the early IMT days.  Dream Catcher brought a whole bus load of friends from PA with them to their TV taping.  Great country band and what a great following they had.  They sure knew how to impress the club owner and look good on TV!

Like I’ve been saying in the last few blasts, Inside Music Today has lots of new things in the works and our In Concert Road Show is just the start.  The first show will be an acoustic show.  So any acoustic artists interested in performing, give us a call.  Be a part of something new and different and very Inside Music Today!

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Inside Music Today February 2 Show

On this week’s show, we are bringing you four acts we have taped at Dr. Lou’s Place and one concept video.  Our concept video features Jimi Chanti and Nightspell13 recorded right in the studio.  We taped 3 Noodle Stew about a year ago at Dr. Lou’s.  Then from our recent 5-act taping at Dr. Lou’s Place, we have a new song from Angel Casiano, which I’m sure will be included on his new CD.

That same evening, Angel Casiano brought along some friends from his open mic nights.  Cory Walters hung in there all night and was our last performer to record that evening.  Thank you, Cory, for your patience because you were definitely worth the wait!  We feature one song from Cory this week, with more to come in upcoming weeks.

Earlier in the evening we recorded If All Else Fails.  They are a very talented, young band and live only a few towns down Route 130 from Room Two Studios.  Thank you, Kevin, for calling us and requesting to be a part of IMT.

Next week IMT is straying from our normal path by featuring only one band for the entire show.  The band is Half Daze and we recorded them on that same evening.  This is another young band and they certainly know where they want to go.  They had enough confidence to ask if we could devote the entire show to feature their music.  Since it seemed a good time to try something new, we are honoring their request.  So the February 9 show will feature only music written and performed by Half Daze.

This one week format change is only one aspect of the new things coming from Inside Music Today.  Much more to come in the next few months.  All things come to those who wait, but can only be accomplished one step at a time.  So hang in there for some really cool things coming our way!

Enjoy the show and enjoy your weekend!

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Inside Music Today December 29 Show

Hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season!

On this week’s show, The Union has returned performing a Mike Riley song.  Mike owns Riley General Contracting (one of our sponsors) and has been helping support IMT for awhile now.  Thank you Mike for everything you do for us and the show!  Not only are you a gifted musician & songwriter, but a gifted carpentry artisan as well!

We also have a new song from Volt who we met at Hollystock this past summer.  We’ve had many requests for their return.  So here they are from a show taped just a week or so ago from our sponsor Dr. Lou’s Place.

Continuing this 2nd show from our Christmas trilogy, we’re featuring a Christmas song by Cathy Gulden from Delaware.  Thank you Rob for finding her for us!  And as a special Christmas treat, Blue Heather teams up with Dr. Lou & the Privileged Few for a rockin’ Christmas tune.

Next week we’ll bring you new songs from Nicki Sbaffoni and Kenn Kweder.  Then we’ll wrap up the Christmas trilogy with a couple of songs featuring Louise Mandrell.  Louise is the middle of the three Mandrell Sisters.  We were requested to tape the Rowan University Winter Concert, at which Louise was the special guest.  She is a wonderful entertainer and we are so very happy we were given permission to share part of her evening’s performance with you all.  Thank you Dr. Pastin, Rowan University and all the musicians and singers that made the concert such a wonderful experience that evening.

Well, enjoy the shows we’ve worked so hard to bring to you. And we couldn’t do it without the support of our wonderful sponsors–so make sure you thank them for keeping original music on TV in the Delaware Valley!

All of us at IMT wish everyone a wonderful, prosperous & Happy New Year!