Christmas Carols with Candice Night!

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!

Al Staehely Release New Collection "Post Spirit Vol. 1 (1974-1978)"

Acclaimed Texas based singer songwriter and musician Al Staehely (Spirit, The Staehely Brothers) has released "Post Spirit Vol. 1 (1974-1978)" a fourteen-track album of rare solo recordings written over 40 years ago during Staehely's days in Los Angeles in the 1970s. He talks to Tom Lounges about where life has brought him and how it landed him into unearthing these true gems from the past.

Patti Shaffner New Intimate Album "From The Left Side Of My Heart"

She has opened for the legendary Michael Smith, Dan Navarro and special consensus bluegrass band. Her songwriting has garnered numerous awards. Additionally she has been active in community theater for over 25 year and has awards for performance and been recognized for her directing and performance coaching. Patti has studied improvisational, singing with mistress of improv Rhiannon and Bobby McFerrin. Join Tom Lounges as he chats with Patti about her new album and her inspirations for

This Artist Has Most Likely Played On All Of Your Favorite Songs!

Leland Sklar veteran session bassist and member of the supergroup The Immediate Family. Songs from the new Immediate Family album, including their new single "Divorce," will be featured. Other members of the group are: Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel and Steve Postell.

Marc Myers, Acclaimed Rock Historian, Newest Book, "Rock Concert"

A lively, entertaining, wide-ranging oral history of the golden age of the rock concert based on over ninety interviews with musicians, promoters, stagehands, and others who contributed to the huge cultural phenomenon that is live rock. Author Marc Myers joins Tom Lounges on Midwest Beat to chat about his latest creation.

Bryan Lubeck Releases New Album "Midnight Sun"

Bryan Lubeck is a reknown guitarist and musician and he has a nice chat with Tom Lounges! His urban riffs, and pop vocals always gets people dancing and in awe at his performance prowess. He talks his new music and life now on this edition of Midwest Beat.

Stop.Drop.Rewind. Stop By To Talk New Music!

Garage Rock? Pop Punk? Nerd Core? Whatever you call them StopDropRewind has amazing energy with just as much talent to match. Join Tom Lounges as he talks with the bassists/singer Kris as he talks about the music industry now, technology, and new music!

Ally Venable Keeping True Blues Guitar Licks Alive

The Tuesday, October 26th program will find host Tom Lounges shining a light on the music and career of an artist coming to the Region for a performance in the Hard Rock Cafe at Hard Rock Casino (29th & Burr St.) in Gary, Indiana on October 29th. ALLY VENABLE, a gifted young Texas blues guitar-slinger who has been turning heads for a while now with her three earlier recordings and live shows. But it is Venable's latest album, "Heart of Fire" (on Ruf Records), that has finally landed this

Crown Point Concours Collector Car Show!

The 2nd Annual Crown Point Concours Collector Car Show will be held October 29-31st at the Industrial Building at Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, Indiana. This indoor exhibit of over 30 vehicles will feature both rare, curious and seldom seen autos from local collections AND cars belonging to local enthusiasts who want to display their pride and joy.

Hard Rock Casino Teams Up With Tom Lounges and The Humane Society of NWI Adopt-A-Thon

Come out and join these talented local artists while helping them help animals at our Hard Rock/Humane Society of NWI Adopt-A-Thon!

Hard Rock Casino Teams Up With Tom Lounges and The Humane Society of NWI Adopt-A-Thon

Willie Niles Career Remains Strong With New Album

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

Jeff Massey Of The Steepwater Band, Upcoming Show and Music Wisdom

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.

Mellencougar Celebrates John Mellencamp's 70th Birthday

Mellencougar has had many acolades and praises not only from the estate of John Mellencamp but from fans around the country. Join Tom Lounges as he celebrates Indiana's own John Mellencamp with what would've been his 70th birthday.

Eric and Char Live Chat About New Album "Beating The Odds"

Join Tom Lounges on Midwest Bet as he talks to the incredbly talented Eric Lambert about his latest release. "Beating the Odds" is a reflection on current society's mark on climate and humanity as well as uplifting in a world where hope is fleeting.

Dar Williams Speaks On New Album "I'll Meet You Here"

Dar Williams brings a new element to the singer/songwriter genre and adds watercolors to her music with her lyrics, rhythms, and soothing timbres. Join Tom Lounges as he chats with Dar Williams about her 12th studio album "I'll Meet You There"

Legendary Bassist Kasim Sulton New Album!

It's been quite a few years since Kas had been on the radio with MB host Tom Lounges. He has a new solo album coming out to chat about, and of course his incredible career working as a member of Joan Jett's Blackhearts, Todd Rundgren's Utopia and with Meatloaf.

Jimmy Henrich & Opry Party Band Live in Studio!

Nashville country music artist — once a native of Michigan City — comes in studio to play live and talk about his early career locally as a young artist, his move to Nashville to chase the dream, and his homecoming dates that weekend at Crown Point's Bulldog Park and Highland's Main Square Park.

Talking Blue Steel Blues Society with Ken Kinsey

The Kinsey Report is a Gary, Indiana based band, established in 1984 by the brothers Donald, Ralph, and Kenneth Kinsey, plus a family friend, Ron Prince. As Big Daddy Kinsey and the Kinsey Report, they effectively backed their father, Big Daddy Kinsey. Join Tom Lounges as he looks into Blues nonprofit Talking Blue Steel Blues Society on this special Midwest Beat!

The Buckinghams Vocalist, Carl Giamarrese Calls In!

When Chicago's Buckinghams hit the stage at 7:30pm on September 10 at the Hobart Art Theater (230 Main St.) in downtown Hobart, it will be the first time in a few years that the group declared America's number one rock band of the year 1967 will have played their songs live in Northwest Indiana. Info & Tickets: www.brickartlive.com . The Buckinghams landed five Top 20 radio hits that year with the songs "Kind Of A Drag," "Don't You Care," "Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)," "Susan," and

Shirley King, The Daughter of Blues, On Midwest Beat

The daughter of blues icon B.B. King — has a 2020 album to chat about, and also will be performing for the first time in Northwest Indiana in a few years, when she joins the Kinsey Report live on stage at Hobart Art Theater on Friday, September 17th. Along with being a respected and long time blues singer, Shirley is also a book author ("Love Is King: B.B.'s Daughter fights to Preserve Her Father's Legacy").