Musician Myles Coyne was obsessed with comic books when he was growing up in Escanaba, Michigan, feasting on the creativity of the images. Music came a little later, when Coyne and his family moved to Green Bay while in he was high school. He became friends with fellow students who were in a band and never looked back.
Canadian rock band The Trews play their first Summerfest gig tonight at 8pm on the Uline Stage. They joined Lake Effect's Bonnie North in the WUWM studio to give us a first listen to three of their new songs, including this one, Age of Miracles. We'll air the full interview at a later date.
Canadian rock band The Trews play their first Summerfest gig tonight at 8pm on the Uline Stage. They came in to talk with us beforehand and gave us a first listen to three of their new songs, including this one, Age of Miracles. We'll air the full interview at a later date.
Corky Morgan joins Rachel Owens in the WUWM studio. Jon Strelecki engineered the session.
Do you get nervous about public speaking? Well, if you think that’s nerve-wracking, try singing the national anthem at a Brewers' game. Despite a bad case of nerves, that’s exactly what Corky Morgan did, and did beautifully. More than that, he wants to do it again.
Donivan Berube recently took a swim in Lake Michigan. The water was 32 degrees. Of that experience he wrote, “like most things in life: it hurt real bad, but it was pretty much worth it.”
Having chosen to “disassociate” himself from the Jehovah Witnesses that he grew up with to date his musical partner and now wife, Jacquelyn Berube, Donivan knows about sacrifice, and the joy it can lead to in one’s life.
Portland, Maine is considered to be a rather conservative part of the country. Mike Furey, who grew up near Portland, was rebellious because he did one thing: learned how to play piano.
He recorded himself singing television show theme songs as a five-year old. Once he played it back, he stopped because he did not like what he heard. It was too high-pitched and out of tune. He became his hardest critic at a very young age.
Guitars have been around in one form or another for millennia, and there are as many styles as there are countries way they are played makes them unique. Spanish guitar music crossed the Atlantic ocean with the Conquistadors, and that influence can be heard in the guitar music throughout Latin America, including Puerto Rico.
The Currys, who live on the East Coast, consist of two brothers (Jimmy and Tommy) and a cousin (Galen) who got their start playing at oyster bars. They do not necessarily come from a musical family, but after teaching themselves how to play instruments, they wanted to go on tour.
They have been traveling around the country and have recently released a debut album, Follow.
Does your family have a stack of records that are not being played? Do any of those records at the rummage sale look intriguing? Many songs performed by the jump swing group, the King Comets, explored those records and now entertain swing dancers in Milwaukee from the songs they learned.
The King Comets are made up of Steve Braun, Michael Fricke, John Steffes, and Dennis Tomashek. They like the smaller number of musicians because they are more cohesive and they can hear each other better.