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photo: (Nick Bontempo) Arianna Kousouros
photo: (Nick Bontempo) Arianna Kousouros
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Meet Nick Bontempo – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Nick and I had never met before his interview and I thought he'd have to duck to get in the door, but once we got him in here we had a blast talking music, life and of course we didn't let him go without getting him to play a song!

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The Beatles with Ed Sullivan
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‘Meet The Beatles’ Again With Music Historian

I love The Beatles, and Sunday night, millions of us will be watching "The Beatles, The Night That Changed America, A Grammy Salute" on CBS, commemorating the Fab Four's first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. Earlier today, I interviewed music historian George Gimarc on Oldiez 96.1, who had some fascinating inside info about the lads first appearance on that show.

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photo: Taryn Jessen
photo: Taryn Jessen
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Meet Taryn Jessen – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

This totally unassuming but very mature girl is new to the Utica music scene but is already making a name for herself and landed her first radio interview ever as one of our 50 musicians in 50 days.

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photo: Scott Shepardson
photo: Scott Shepardson
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R.I.P. Scott Shepardson Of ‘Monday Night Special’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

The Utica musical community is still reeling from the loss of one friend last month and now another has unexpectedly left us. Monday Night Special has lost their guitar player, Scott Shepardson to a tragic solo car accident last night way, way before his time.

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photo: (Dave Borgia)
photo: (Dave Borgia)
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Meet Dave Borgia – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Dave Borgia is the guy next door, always smiling and has been on the local band scene radar for quite some time, once having the long hair to prove it!

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photo: (Ryan Quinn) Ashley Every
photo: (Ryan Quinn) Ashley Every
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Meet Ryan Quinn – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

If you haven't heard the name Ryan Quinn, well today's when all that's gonna change! I didn't know who he was until this past Christmas when he grabbed his guitar and opened his mouth and every other jaw in the place also hit the ground too!

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photo: (Dave Brown) Jack O. Bocchino
photo: (Dave Brown) Jack O. Bocchino
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Meet Dave Brown, Guitarist & Teacher – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

They say there's nothing like Southern hospitality and even though Dave Brown's from Syracuse, like most country musicians he is one of the nicest and accommodating guys you'll ever meet!

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Swedish Marines Star in Surprisingly Awesome ‘Greased Lightning’ Parody [VIDEO]

Quick -- what do you envision when you think about military stationed in Afghanistan.

We bet this doesn't come to mind.

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photo: (Mike Sales) Simpleprops
photo: (Mike Sales) Simpleprops
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Meet Mike Sales Of ‘Simpleprops’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Mike and I never really had the chance to sit down and have a conversation, much less play together but after this interview, both happened! He invited me to play while he sang a Billy Joel song

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Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images
Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images
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Estas Tonne Will Have You Locking Your Women Behind Soundproof Doors

Since when does Hugh Jackman play Flamenco guitar?? I mean not only is Estas Tonne a dead ringer for the Wolverine actor (with hair extensions) but he's also got the nails to match!!

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Ringo Starr On Stage
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Ringo Starr Shines At Turning Stone June 25th

As the world's biggest fan of The Beatles (just listen to my "Fab Four At 4" on Oldiez 96.1 to see what I mean), I'm thrilled to learn the big news. Ringo Starr and The All Starr Band are coming to Turning Stone Resort Casino June 25th! Wow, let me catch my breath. Check out the details.

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photo: (Brian Premo) Ramon Aiello
photo: (Brian Premo) Ramon Aiello
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Meet Brian Premo Of ‘The Archipelagos’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Brian and I had never met before he popped into the studio for his interview, but we hit it off right away and before we knew it, the minutes ticked by and we lost track of time!

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