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Lou Musa

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLou “Luigi” Musa was born and raised in Rockford, IL. At the age of five he began playing the guitar and was taught by his father, an accomplished guitar and accordion player from Ferentino, Italy. Lou began taking formal lessons at age seven and studied classical […]

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Long Shot

Rockford Originals – Long-Shot

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS  Many people say succeeding in music is a long shot. Well, that can be true if you don’t work hard and have a great product and talent. Two twin brothers, Brad and Dustin Long, created a three-piece acoustic band, and with a play on words […]

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Dave Timmcke

Rockford Originals – Dave Timmcke

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWho Is David Timmcke? David Timmcke has been playing bass throughout the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin region for over 40 years. His unique style along with his musicality make him one of the most sought after jazz performance, session and recording bassists. A look at […]

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La Historia

Rockford Originals – La Historia

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAfter months of writing songs in a small town hardware store, just outside of Rockford Illinois, La Historia began playing shows regionally and recording with Mike Hagler at Kingsize Sound Labs in Chicago. The band members have all played in a variety of bands, including The […]

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Emily Hurd

Rockford Originals – Emily Hurd

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSEmily Hurd is a prolific Chicago-based songwriter, singer, and pianist. She is known for her ability to embody several realms within the pop singing spectrum, from delicate country lilting to full fledged belting.  Hurd’s music is best described as a mix of rock piano, soul singing, folk […]

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Rockford Originals – Frank Calvagna

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSRegional Latin – Smooth Jazz guitarist, Frank Calvagna performs backed by a group of musicians ranging from solo to quartet (guitar, bass, percussion) With a repertoire consisting of Latin tinged contemporary instrumental music in the vein of groups like Acoustic Alchemy, the Rippingtons, and Gipsy Kings, […]

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Rockford Originals – Mike Williamson

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMike Williamson began his singing career with The Proud Americans. His friends, The Lettermen, inspired Mike to pursue a musical career and he has appeared many times with them on stage as a guest artist. Mike’s “Magic Monday” benefit for the American Cancer Society ran for 16 consecutive years and […]

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Rockford Originals – Law and Love

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of Rockford Originals, Vince interviews Bobby, David, Rick and Jim of the band Law and Love. At the end of the interview they play two songs live in the studio.

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Rockford Originals – Jodi Beach Trio

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIf you ask her mother when Jodi first began to sing, she will look at you with a very sincere face and ask, “When hasn’t she?” Truly from birth, Jodi has been warming people’s hearts with pure and beautiful vocal tones. At the age of five […]

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Rockford Originals – Ron Rawhoof

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSRon E. Rawhoof is an original singer songwriter who grew to musical maturity in Rockford, Illinois, a sprawling city with a storied industrial past, snug in the middle of three great Midwestern musical lights: Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison.  His music radiates this geography, blending as it […]

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