Midwest Beat with Tom Lounges "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" is a weekly radio program all about music and the people who make it. The show's mission is to promote and expose regional and national artists of various styles and genres. Especially when they have roots in the Midwest/Chicagoland area, or will be performing in the Chicagoland region.
Midwest Beat with Tom Lounges

Midwest Beat with Tom Lounges

From Lakeshore Public Radio

"Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" is a weekly radio program all about music and the people who make it. The show's mission is to promote and expose regional and national artists of various styles and genres. Especially when they have roots in the Midwest/Chicagoland area, or will be performing in the Chicagoland region.

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Join us as we celebrate a holiday special apperance of Blackmore's Night vocalist, Candice Night! She has some new carols to show and we chat on this Christmas Edition of Midwest Beat!

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New York rocker Willie Nile returns to the program for another chat with longtime friend, show host Tom Lounges. This time, it's to spotlight songs from and chat about his latest, 11 song album, "The Day The Earth Stood Still." Willie is currently touring behind that album and will be stopping for a show this Saturday, October 16th at The Acorn Theater.

Midnight Rider Continues To Pay Tribute to The Allman Brothers

On Saturday, October 9 the Hobart Art Theater in downtown Hobart will present the national touring group, Midnight Rider, doing their spot on musical tribute to The Allman Brothers Band. Opening the show with a solo set will be Northwest Indiana's own Jeff Massey, the guitarist, vocalist and primary songwriter of The Steepwater Band. Jeff will be performing original songs, many of which eventually made it to some of Steepwater's internationally released albums. On today's edition of "MIDWEST

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October 9th the Hobart Art Theater presented the national touring group, Midnight Rider, doing their spot on musical tribute to The Allman Brothers Band. Opening the show with a solo set was Northwest Indiana's own Jeff Massey, the guitarist, vocalist and primary songwriter of The Steepwater Band. Jeff will be performing original songs, many of which eventually made it to some of Steepwater's internationally released albums.

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