Inside Music Today April 20 Show

All of us at IMT are excited.  We want to thank Mike Vagnoni from Out On The Town Entertainment Guide for featuring a very wonderful article about Inside Music Today in his April issue.  A big thank you to Dr. Lou for using his time and talents to write about our program.  We are very blessed to have Mike and Lou offering their assistance, so more talented artists will be aware of the opportunities IMT can offer.  Thank you so much!

We are featuring on this week’s show The Count Josephine Band.  John Carr has been a little under the weather, so I’m hoping his band being on IMT will make him feel a bit better.  We will be seeing John in the not too distant future, since he has agreed to be a part of our 19th anniversary show.  John, it will be so good to see you again!

We also have John Cantamessa back.  I know our media consultant, Barb, will be glad of that!  Dave Weber and his lovely wife, Donna Delany have returned, as have Box of Roxx.  This is a great line-up of talent!

Next week we have a concept video from Angel Casiano.  Then we feature some of the acts we taped just this week at the Bucks County Open Mic Night, this time from Dave & Buster’s.  John Monzo had a new song for us, as did Lou Kramer with back-up by Firecracker Betty.  Rounding out the show, a rap performance from Diverse Character.  Thank you to Howard Durann for inviting us to come out to Dave & Buster’s to capture some more new talent.  We’ll have more from that evening on the May 4th show.

If you’re making plans for Cinco de Mayo, please consider coming out to our first acoustic In Concert Road Show at the Shamrock Pub, 2nd & Reed St., Center City, Philly.  We’ve planned a fun night of music with some really cool surprises.  Come join in the fun Sunday, May 5 from 5pm to 9pm.

We’ve added some bands to the 19th Anniversary Concert.  Joining Volt, Half Daze, No Commitment and If All Else Fails on June 8 will be The Count Josephine Band, Dr. Lou and the Privileged Few and Liquid Island. It will be a great day at Croft Farm in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Plus you know if Bill is in charge, there will be even more surprises!  So save the date for this FREE concert!

I think this is everything to date.  Hope everyone has a chance to get out and enjoy this upcoming weekend and this week’s show!

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Upcoming Live Events

Mark your calendar for these opportunities to attend live events as they’re taped for future Inside Music Today airings.

On Wednesday, April 17thIMT will be taping for the show with Howard Durann’s Bucks County Open Mic Night, at Dave & Buster’s, 1995 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia.  The night will get started around 8PM.  Come on down and enjoy the evening, and if you would like to perform on Inside Music Today, sign up for future TV tapings.

On Sunday, May 5 we’ll host our first acoustic In Concert Road Show at the Shamrock Pub, Reed & 2nd Street in Center City, Philly.  How lucky were we to have the show there on Cinco de Mayo!  I hope our fans will make the effort to come out and support this first show featuring Mike & Flora, the acoustic version of If All Else FailsCory Walters and Angel Casiano.  We also have other surprises in store, so come out and join us for a really special event!

Our 19th Anniversary Concert is slated for Saturday, June 8!  The date, June 8, is exactly 19 years to the day of the first Inside Music Today broadcast!  This concert will feature 4 young and talented bands, No Commitment, If All Else Fails, Half Daze, Volt and more!

With the assistance of Mark Oberstaedt, one of the dads of the No Commitment band, we have secured Croft Farm in Cherry Hill, NJ for the venue for our 19th Anniversary Concert.  Thank you Mark for all your help.  This would not be a reality without you!

Don’t miss these great live events–come on out and bring a friend!

Inside Music Today March 30 Show

It has been a happy week here at IMT since the weather is getting slightly warmer, which indicates spring is coming!  But what makes us happier is all the positive responses we have received concerning the In Concert Road Shows that we have started to plan.  We are putting finishing touches on the acoustic show at the Shamrock Pub and just in the beginning stages of  planning the show for our young bands, No Commitment, Volt, If All Else Fails and Half Daze.

Please keep your e-mails coming, in support of any of these upcoming shows.  Negotiations are in progress!

This week’s show takes us back to the Sunday Night Open Mic at Dr. Lou’s Place from a few week’s ago.  We have Mike & Flora performing a Flora Newberry song from that evening.  Mike & Flora will be one of the acts performing at the Shamrock Pub In Concert Road Show.  Then we have an original song by our producer Bill, featuring him with Artisan from a few years back.

Daddy Long Legs returns with a second song from the evening with Bucks County Open Mic Night at Pasquale’s.  Then we have an interview with Jimi Chanti and the newly finished concept video from Jimi Chanti and Nightspell 13.  Check out this video that highlights the talents of Bill & Rob’s editing skills!

Musicians, think about recording concept videos.  Just one other way to showcase your talents!

Next week’s show will feature Dr. Lou, Nicki Sbaffoni and Mike Rocket, plus some info about all the new things Dr. Lou has been pulling together. He’ll tell you about his new Sauce & Dressing and his new second location for Dr. Lou cuisine and radio show.  We wish him all the best with his additional new ventures!

We are also happy to say we will be back at Dr. Lou’s Place in Roebling this Sunday evening, March 31, around 7pm.  We are lucky to be catching an act from England and they are stopping by Dr. Lou’s on their tour.  Should be a fun TV taping evening, so stop on by!

Again, thank you to everyone for all the support you are giving Inside Music Today.  We are trying our best to provide some exciting “live” events for our talented musicians and our audience.  Please keep in touch and let us know what you would like.

Thanks for watching and have a Happy Easter!

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!

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.

Thanks so much for watching Inside Music Today! If you like our show, please patronize our generous sponsors and let them know you heard about them on IMT!

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!

Thanks to everyone for watching IMT! Remember to thank and support our sponsors!

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!

December 22 Show: Inside Music Today

This week’s show reflects the Christmas season with performances by The Pine Barons Chorus and Bill’s past singing group, Been There Done That.

Blue Heather brings the Latin Christmas celebration to us performing with the trio Tieno, bringing together family & friends.  Artisan has a song with a reminder to be careful not to drink & drive this holiday season.  Dr. Lou & the Privileged Few perform at The Legendary Dobbs and we catch the interview with them from that evening.

If you missed the show or just want to see it again, check it out on YouTube!

Next week we have a song written by Mike Riley and performed by The Union on Dr. Lou‘s stage. The band Volt, who we recorded back in July at Hollystock, came out to Dr. Lou’s just last night.  One of the two songs recorded will be on this show.  Bill has been looking forward to more music from them since he edited their performance back in August.  Thanks guys for coming to Dr. Lou‘s and being a part of one of our holiday shows!

And as a special holiday treat, Blue Heather and Dr. Lou and The Privileged Few perform together.  This happy Christmas song is quite fun and entertaining!

Our December 15 show featured the talents of Mike Rocket and Nicki Sbaffoni from The Legendary Dobbs stage.  We have a song written by Sharis performed by The Union.  From that same evening of “Thanks” from Dr. Lou’s stage we have newcomer Frank Porter and the acapella talents of Blue Heather singing for our military at this time of the year when they all wish they could be here.  Thank you to all who serve to keep us safe.

It has been a wonderful year bringing all these artists and their original music to all of you.  I look back on this year and realize IMT has presented about 260 new original songs to our viewers.  We wish to thank each and every artist that has been a part of Inside Music Today.  We appreciate your performances and being a part of our IMT family.  We are so blessed to live in an area with such a multitude of talented musicians, singers and songwriters.

Artists please remember, IMT is planning many new experiences for the New Year.

Keep in touch if you would like to be included in all the new and exciting projects ahead.  We’re ready for a fun and prosperous New Year!

We wish everyone, artists and fans alike, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!  And I don’t want to forget our sponsors!  Thank you for keeping us on the air so all can enjoy our wonderful performers!

And I must not forget our fantastic crew!  We cannot put out this show without your talents!  Thank you Rob, Barb & Ro. Bill and I depend on you all much more than you realize.  Thank you for always being there for us.  And welcome to our new intern Mackenzie!  You’ve only been with us a short time, but you fit with us all so perfectly.  Hope you return on spring break or for the summer!

Thanks for all who watch IMT.  We try our best to bring you new original music each week and are looking forward to this new exciting year ahead.

Here’s to many new and wonderful experiences in 2013!

Inside Music Today September 29 Show

We’re wrapping up the month with a great mix of acts on our September 29 MIDNIGHT showThe Trump Boyz, Dr. Lou, RT Funk Band, Nytrous and Volt!

Tune in on October 6 for our MIDNIGHT show featuring Angel Casiano, Artisan with our producer, Bill O’Brien, Fat Larry Band Review and Paul Kurrey!

And mark your calendars: join us at The Legendary Dobbs as the Philadelphia Music Scene ROCKS for Paul Kurrey! Great music to support a great cause.

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Inside Music Today September 22 Show

Happy first day of autumn!  This week’s show is a wonderful line-up of talent from years gone by, but the performances are still as remarkable as those years ago.  Please enjoy these songs from the past, performed by these noteworthy artists.  While these performers were making it big, Bill and Blue Heather were learning their craft from listening to their great harmonies. So in addition to this fabulous list of entertainers, Blue Heather will be featured singing the song they recorded with SalSoul Orchestra years back.  Thank you to Billy & The Essentials, Danny & The Juniors,  The Dreamlovers, The Tymes, The Orlons and The Bluenotes for being a part of IMT and the inspiration to those who followed.

Next week the Trump Boyz are back along with Dr. Lou and RT Funk Band.  Due to some requests, we are bringing you encore performances from Nytrous and Volt.  These bands have lots of fans that want MORE!  Since they have not returned with new material as of this moment, here is what we have.  Fans, let them know they need to return to IMT!

Just a reminder.  October 15, The Legendary Dobbs, The Philadelphia Music Scene ROCKS for Paul Kurrey.   Check it out and I’m sure you will want to be a part of this awesome evening with some amazing bands!

Thanks for watching IMT and enjoy your weekend! Don’t miss a chance to support our wonderful sponsors who play such a big role in keeping local original music on TV!