NOTES FROM AN ARTIST RADIO AVAILABLE FOR SYNDICATION: Target Demographic: 55 + (Boomer / Gen Jones / Gen X), college educated, strong interest in NPR, BBC, PBS, HBO style talkshows. Airs Monday evenings, 8:00 - 10:00 PM ET on www.CygnusRadio.com with corresponding Podcast, YouTube video page and social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Bassist, author, and educator David C. Gross and bassist, journalist Tom Semioli host Notes From An Artist: an insightful, intriguing, and informative two-hour talk / music presentation which brings listeners behind the scenes with individuals who have forged a profound impact on contemporary culture. Our program spans musical artists who traverse rock, jazz, funk, blues, folk, country, classical, experimental and permutations thereof; along with personalities who have made their mark in photography, technology, business, journalism, public relations, and education! Listen to stories and anecdotes hitherto untold by the people who were there. It’s the ongoing soundtrack of our lives. Celebrate the past, live in the present, and anticipate the future – take Notes From An Artist!
Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) Bob Gruen (Photographer), Steve Hackett (Genesis) Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention), Ron Carter (Miles Davis), Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), John Altman (Monty Python, Amy Winehouse, James Bond, George Michael), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Colin Blunstone (The Zombies, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Dave Swift (Later…with Jools Holland), Denny Seiwell (Paul McCartney & Wings, James Brown), Ellen Foley (Meatloaf, Ian Hunter, The Clash, Broadway), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Neil Jason (Bryan Ferry, Brecker Bros., Roxy Music, Diana Ross), Rick Wills (Peter Frampton, Foreigner, David Gilmour, Small Faces), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie, Labelle, Rod Stewart) Joe Bonamassa), Freebo (Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur), Larry Grenadier (Brad Meldau, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny), John Regan (Peter Frampton, Rolling Stones, Ace Frehley, David Bowie), Bruce Thomas (Elvis Costello, Suzanne Vega, The Pretenders), Michael Manring (Windham Hill Records), Jeff Berlin (Bruford), Benny Rietveld (Sheila E, Miles Davis, Santana), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osborne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake) George Porter Jr. (The Meters, Tori Amos, Dr. John, Robert Palmer), Gerry McAvoy (Rory Gallagher), Leo Lyons (Ten Years After), Jim Fielder (Blood Sweat & Tears, Tim Buckley, Frank Zappa), Harvey Brooks (Bob Dylan, Electric Flag, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors), Greg Chaisson (Badlands, Pat Travers), Jason Heath (Contrabass Conversations), Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Sparks, Cracker, Edward Rogers), Mitchell Cohen (Author, A&R Executive), Arno Hecht (Uptown Horns, Rolling Stones, J. Geils Band, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop), John Montagna (Alan Parsons Project, Mark Farner), Ben Neill (Universal, Verve Records, Astral Werks), Percy Jones (Eno, Brand X), Chris Parker (Stuff, Bob Dylan, Brecker Brothers), David Soldier (Thai Elephant Orchestra), Mark Andes (Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Firefall, Heart, Ian MacLagen’s Bump Band), Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Greg Antista (Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets),Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Lee Sklar (James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Billy Cobham), Kate Taylor (James Taylor, Peter Asher), Gene Wisniweski (“The Art of Looking At Art”), Tor Hansen & Glen Dicker (Yep Roc Records), Ioannis (album design artist Johnny Winter, Allman Bros, King Crimson, Uriah Heep), Alex Machurov (Fandiem), Jerry Jemmott (Aretha Franklin, BB King, Ray Charles), Tim Berne, Cisco Bradley ("The Williamsburg Avant Garde - Experimental Music and the Sound of the Brooklyn Waterfront), Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom, Leon Russell biographer), Teresa Knox (The Church Studios), Linus Coraggio, Jason Blake, Toby Amies (Director, King Crimson Documentary), Lips Kudlow, Robb Reiner and Director Sacha Gervasi of "The Story of Anvil" Jonas Hellborg (Mahavishnu Orchestra, PiL), Steve Swell (Avant Garde Trombonist), Alan Paul (Allman Brothers Band biographer), Matthew Shipp (Avant Garde Pianist), Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton, Tommy Bolin), Matt Lavalle (Avant Garde recording artist), David Torn (David Bowie, Madonna), Mark Plati (David Bowie, Robbie Williams), Todd Ehrlich (20 Greatest Moments in New York Sports History)
He’s a prolific author, bassist, recording artist, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Bill Wyman joins bassists / hosts David C. Gross and Tom Semioli to discuss his latest book Bill Wyman’s Chelsea: From Medieval Village to Cultural Capitol (Unicorn Publishing) and more.
Rock stardom can be a “real” pain in the ass! Anvil singer Steve "Lips" Kudlow along with bandmate / drummer Robb Reiner and “The Story of Anvil" director Sacha Gervasi discuss a deleted scene from their legendary documentary wherein Kudlow suffers a malady which affects many an aging rocker.
When punk rock emerged as the dominant force in British pop culture circa 1977, artists such as Genesis were relegated to dinosaur status! Guitarist Steve Hackett reveals how Genesis were ahead of the movement by way of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway album in ’74.
“I hear that you’re good…just don’t play too many notes!” Behind-the-scenes with bassist Tony Levin as he discusses his approach to working with John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Buddy Rich, and the first time he met David Bowie on a session. "Who the hell are you?!"
“We were taking coals to Newcastle!” Ian Anderson shares his insight on why Jethro Tull, despite their decidedly British posture, became a huge success in the United States.
It’s a series of revealing John Lennon stories hitherto untold – until now. In this riveting hour-long interview, attorney - author Jay Bergen recalls his time representing the former Beatle in 1975 in his case against Mafia-connected record mogul Morris Levy.