The Keep Calm and Rock On Experience

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo Music influences culture, inspires companionship, and creates tension. To love music is to eternally welcome it into your heart like a significant other. Often compelling, occasionally frustrating, yet forever entwined with your heart. The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast has launched to provide a roundtable-type platform to discuss the way rock and roll and popular music has moved people for the last 50 years. Through it's creators Angelo, Michael and Jamie, listeners will be led on musical exploration of all topics rock and roll, the familiar and the foreign. Every two weeks, Keep Calm and Rock On will release a new episode that will focus on a rarely explored avenue of rock and roll. KCRO - as the show is sometimes referred to - can be viewed as a metaphysical look into a genre that is normally explored from audio or literary perspectives. Each of the show's hosts is an adult blend of longtime musician and contemporary historian. Join Angelo, Michael and Jamie in their quest to explain the musically unexplainable and attain rock and roll unattainable...The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!
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Aug 31, 2015

Episode 15 - Snowy White


On this week's edition of the show, Jamie, Angelo and Michael welcome guitarist Snowy White joining them all the way from England. A blues guitarist and session musician in the last 60s and early 70s, Snowy would latch on as a touring member of Pink Floyd, a permanent member of Thin Lizzy, and spend 14 years on the road with Roger Waters over the course of his 40 year career. Snowy discusses his time on the road as as a touring musicians and the differences between that and fronting his own group. They discuss his love of the blues and his long term relationship with his 1957 Gibson Gold top Les Paul. Snowy also shares his secret to a long lasting career in rock and roll: a good night's sleep! All this, and much much more on this week's edition of the Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!

Aug 24, 2015

KCRO Lite - One Word, Rubbish


On today's episode, Michael, Jamie, and Angelo are back to answer listener emails in a segment titled "The Mail Never Stops" including one about a certain rock star who has been wearing shorts for the past 40 years! They hear from another new artist of the week and dive into the current rock and roll music trending topics in 'Second Hand News". The highlight of every KCRO Lite returns with another of Rockin' Bobby Gee's award winning segments from his "Beneath The Roots" saga, all about opening lines. All this and much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On!

Aug 17, 2015

Episode 14 - Fred Goodman on Allen Klein and the Business of Music


On this week's episode, Angelo, Jamie and Michael are joined by author and music business journalist Fred Goodman to discuss his recently released book "Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll". Fred discusses Allen Klein's life and his rise to fame as the world's most famous, and notorious music manager to artists like Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Fred helps to shed some light on the man behind the myths and legends. The group also talks about the business side of music including the state of music in 2015 and it's future. Fred's vast knowledge and passion for the business side of music makes for one of the best interviews on The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast yet!

Aug 10, 2015

KCRO Lite - Money For Suffrin' 'Cause The Hits Ain't Free


On this week's episode, Michael, Angelo and Jamie are joined by a very special guest in studio. They also refer back to their Dick Dale interview and play a clip that did not air during the initial episode where Dick discusses his health and his need to tour to keep himself alive. The KCRO team felt it was a very important topic that should be given it's on segment. The episode wraps up with another installment of "Beneath the Roots" with Rockin' Bobby Gee called "A.A. Meets at 10:00pm Sharp". All this and much much more on this week's episode of The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast.

Aug 3, 2015

Episode 13 - Innovations: The Electric Bass


On this week's episode, Angelo, Michael and Jamie introduce their newest series on innovations in rock and roll music, where they will discuss some of the lesser known and talked about innovations that have had a lasting impact on rock and roll music. The first installment deals with the invention of the electric bass guitar and how that one instrument made rock and roll music possible for so many artists in the 5os and 60s. With out the electric bass, there may not have been rock music as we know it! Later in the episode, they bring back one of their most talked about and beloved segments, "Das Boot" where each member of the group give the boot to someone or some aspect of rock music that needs to hit the road jack! All this and much much more on this week's episode of The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast.