Jeff here...Edgar Winter is a rock and blues icon. His latest project is a guest spot on William Shatner's new album "Ponder the Mystery". Edgar's keyboard wizardry can be heard on the song "Twilight". But that's not all Edgar Winter is up to these days...far from it. He's writing a book, working on a Broadway production, and promises a new rock album in the future. And of course, he'll never stop touring!!. So, here's my conversation with one of the most enthusiastic artists I've had the pleasure to talk to. Ladies and Gentlemen...Edgar Winter!!
HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN New documentary on HENDRIX showing TONITE (Monday) 7:30 pm at the Hollywood Theater. Previously unreleased footage including JIMI's last show in Germany, home movies taken by JIMI himself, interviews. Experience the EXPERIENCE for just $8
PEEK AT THE WEEK: Go Sox! & Go Blazers! Not a big sports fan, but I do get interested in baseball when it gets down to the World Series. Boston's my pick this year. And NBA being the one sport I'm into, can't wait for the season to start. Hope it's a good year for the home team.
BIRTHDAYS TO CELEBRATE:
Mon 10/28 - Microsoft founder and philanthropist BILL GATES
Tue 10/29 - Guitarist and cofounder of FLEETWOOD MAC - PETER GREEN; Guitar player in original MOODY BLUES & with PAUL McCARTNEY'S WINGS - DENNY LAINE & Voice of HOMER SIMPSON, DAN CASTELLANETA
Wed 10/30 - Bass player with EAGLES - TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT; GRACE SLICK of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE & STARSHIP; & THE FONZ - HENRY WINKLER
Sat 11/2 - Ex-QUARTERFLASH bassist RICH GOOCH; ELP's KEITH EMERSON
STUFF YOU CAN WIN THIS WEEK ON KGON: MORNING MUSIC MARATHON with JEFF MITCHELL - 7:15am Tickets to THE BABY's REUNION TOUR coming up at the Tonic Lounge MY 3 SONGS with IRIS - noon hour - Tickets to see TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA in Portland & a chance at the Grand Prize drawing of a trip for 2 with IRIS to Iowa for a few days to catch the TSO Full Dress Rehearsal before they head out on the road. CLASSIC ROCK TRIVIA with SHANNON - 3:45pm Tickets to JERRY SEINFELD
Have a great week and watch out for ghosts, goblins & vampires!
The $1,000 Cash Code Contest is back on KGON. Every weekday you get four chances to win. Listen to KGON at 6am,10am,1pm & 4pm to get the contest code word, then go to the entry form at KGON.com/Cash and fill it out. Good luck!
Peek @ the Week: Should be a good one. Lots of sunshine in the forecast and some good live music.A couple of the best guitar players out there will make a stop in Pdx-KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN play the Aladdin on Thurs; WARREN HAYNES & GOVT MULE at the Roseland on Sat. Up for a road trip? JOE SATRIANI's at the Elsinore in Salem Wed
KGON celebrates ROCKTOBER with music, money, concert tickets & a Grand Prize trip to see SANTANA at the House of Blues @ Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Other Stuff you can win
7:15AM - MORNING MUSIC MARATHON with JEFF MITCHELL New GOVT MULE 2 CD set "Shout"
plus Rocksmith 2014 Edition on XBOX 360
Nooner - MY 3 SONGS with IRIS Tickets to Warren Miller's ski/snowboarder film "Ticket to Ride"
3:45pm CLASSIC ROCK TRIVIA with SHANNON Tickets to Zappa Plays Zappa @ Roseland Jan 31
GET THE LED OUT Text to Win tickets to the 4 Horsemen Haunt @ Delta Park
Birthdays to Celebrate:
Mon 10/21 Blues-Rock guitarist ELVIN BISHOP; MANFRED MANN
Tues 10/22 LESLIE WEST; CURLY of the 3 STOOGES
Wed 10/23 WEIRD AL YANKOVIC; JOHNNY CARSON
Thur 10/24 BILL WYMAN, who officially left the ROLLING STONES IN 1993
Fri 10/25 Voice of BART SIMPSON - NANCY CARWRIGHT; MATTHIAS JABS of SCORPIONS; GLENN TIPTON of JUDAS PRIEST; JON ANDERSON of YES
Sat 10/26 HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Sun 10/27 KK DOWNING of JUDAS PRIEST
Enjoy your week and don't forget to ROCK!
Earl Thomas is a blues master, two time Grammy Award nominee, and a man on a mission! He's helping raise funds in support of The Blues Foundation's dream of opening a physical Blues Hall of Fame Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The Raise the Roof Concert Series is a result of Earl wanting to help get the job done. Word got out among Earl's musician friends, and their friends, and this idea has snowballed into a very cool tour.
The Raise the Roof Concert Series comes to Portland's Alberta Rose Theater on Sunday, October 27th featuring talents such as Duffy Bishop, China Forbes from Pink Martini, Karen Lovely, The Strange Tones, Liv Warfield, and many more.
I had the chance to talk to Earl about the show, how the whole thing started and more. He's a wonderful man with an amazing story of his own. I can't wait to see this show! Thanks to Joey Scruggs for giving us the opportunity to support this show. We believe in the cause, because if there wasn't the blues, there would be no rock and roll!
I'm the first to admit I'm not that into sports other than the NBA, so I surprised myself by spending a big part of the weekend as a couch potato and found I'm pretty good at it. Watched UO and OSU football games, Timbers/Sounders soccer and even MLB. Glad to see Boston pull out the win against Detroit. Bit of a nostalgia trip for me remembering my dorm room at Boston U that was on the 12th floor and overlooked Fenway Park. With a good pair of binoculars I could listen on the radio and watch from my desk. I hear PEARL JAM cut a deal with Fox to use their songs during the World Series, so it looks like I'll be watching more baseball this year.
CONCERTS THIS WEEK in Portland: JUKE BOX HEROES FOREIGNER tribute band plays the Doug Fir Lounge on Friday, and don't forget about the MOODY BLUES at the Keller Mon, 10/21.
Other Thing to Do: No shortage of Pumpkin Patches and Haunted Houses in the area. Take your pick.
SAMURAI exhibit at the Portland Art Museum & SHERLOCK HOLMES at OMSI
At the Movies: "Captain Phillips" with Tom Hanks is getting good reviews
Birthdays to Celebrate:
Mon 10/14 JUSTIN HAYWARD of MOODY BLUES, one week before they play Portland
Wed 10/16 BOB WEIR Cofounder of GRATEFUL DEAD
C F "FRED" TURNER bassist for BTO
Fri 10/18 CHUCK BERRY pioneer of rock and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer
Sat 10/19 PATRICK SIMMONS - DOOBIE BROTHERS
Sun 10/20 TOM PETTY Rock & Roll Hall of Famer
Stuff you can win on KGON: KGON celebrates Rocktober with the Artist of the Day. Every weekday this month you have a chance to win $100, concert tickets and a shot at that grand prize trip to Las Vegas to see SANTANA. KGON Morning Music Marathon with JEFF MITCHELL 7:15am - CLASH 2 CD set "Hits Back" My 3 Songs with IRIS - Noon hour - Tickets to ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA @ the Roseland in Jan, plus the new GOV'T MULE 2 CD set SHOUT This Day in Rock with SHANNON 3:45pm - Tickets to Warren Miller's "Ticket to Ride" movie.
Weather should be good most of the week, so enjoy.
The Moody Blues tour comes to Portland Rocktober 21st, playing the Keller Auditorium. Last Friday I had the chance to speak with drummer Graeme Edge about the tour, the upcoming Moody Blues Cruise, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and more. Here we go!
Quite a crowd arrived on planet earth on Oct 9th: JOHN LENNON and JOHN & YOKO's only son SEAN ONO LENNON; OZZY's wife and manager SHARON OSBOURNE; JACKSON BROWNE; & JOHN ENTWISTLE. So, rock hard for all of them on Wednesday. Other birthdays this week:
Mon: JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP & DINO VALENTI of Quicksilver Messenger Service - Dino also wrote the Youngbloods hippie anthem "Get Together"
Tues: Actor MATT DAMON & Comedian/Actor CHEVY CHASE
Thurs: DAVID LEE ROTH
Sat: JIM DEWAR - singer for ROBIN TROWER'S band
Sun: SAMMY HAGAR; PAUL SIMON & ROBERT LAMM of CHICAGO Live shows this week:
BONNIE RAITT/MARC COHN in town on Sat at the Schnitz. Should be a great one. BONNIE never disappoints!
JUKE BOX HEROES - Foreigner Tribute Band @ Doug Fir Friday. Stuff you can win this week on KGON: KGON celebrates ROCKTOBER with music, $$, concert tickets & a Grand Prize trip to see SANTANA @ the House of Blues in Las Vegas! Check KGON.com daily for the list. Morning Music Marathon Prize with JEFF MITCHELL - 7:15 am Weekdays TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA tickets Plus a chance at the Grand Prize Drawing for a trip for 2 to Council Bluffs, Iowa for full dress rehearsal, dinner with TSO,2 nights at Harrahs and some spending $$$. IRIS will go with you. My 3 Songs with IRIS during the noon hour, Tickets to JUKE BOX HEROES - FOREIGNER Tribute band this Friday at the Doug Fir Plus Tickets to the RAISING THE ROOF Benefit Concert for the BLUES HALL OF FAME MUSEUM Oct 27th @ Alberta Rose Theatre Classic Rock Trivia with SHANNON 3:45 pm. Tickets to the MOODY BLUES @ the Keller, plus a chance at the Grand Prize of a signed lithograph from the MOODY BLUES.
Have a great week!