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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Sep 28, 2015

Episode 17 - Al Kooper


On today's episode, Michael, Jamie, and Angelo are joined by the legendary Al Kooper. Al's career has spanned over 50 years and he has been a part of the making of hundreds of recordings, not only as a guitarist and organ player, but as a songwriter, singer, producer, and musical director. Al share's stories with the KCRO crew about his time with Bob Dylan, recording albums like "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Blonde on Blonde" as well as the now infamous Newport Folk Festival performance where Dylan first plugged in! Al discusses his relationship with Mike Bloomfield and his time in groups like The Blues Project and the formation of Blood Sweat and Tears. Al also dives into his time producing the first three Lynyrd Skynrd albums, and shares a great little secret with the guys about "Sweet Home Alabama"! These are just a small sampling of the amazing stories and conversations had in this weeks' interview. Tune in for all this, and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!

Sep 21, 2015

KCRO Lite - Tearjerkers and Canadian Cans


On today's edition of the show, it's the best of what's happening when Michael brings you the latest trending topics in rock and roll in the segment "Second Hand News". The guys also address listener feedback in the segment "The Mail Never Stops!". You'll hear from a new group from Austin, Texas called Acustyka, who bring a Latin feel to rock and roll. Finally, the guys are joined as always by KCRO's very own correspondent, Rockin' Bobby Gee who will present another edition of his "Beneath The Roots" Saga, this time paying tribute to the recently deceased producer, Bob Johnston. All this, and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!

Sep 14, 2015

Episode 16 - Bob Margolin


On today's episode, Mike, Jamie. and Angelo are joined by blues guitarist Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin! Over the course of 45 year career, Bob has played with the legendary Muddy Waters, embarked on a solo career and put out a multitude of albums on his own. Bob has also written a book entitled "Steady Rollin" where he covers his career, the history of blues and even some blues fiction writing as well. He talks to the guys about his years on the road, his career with Muddy Waters, some great stories that he has lived through as a blues musician. Bob chats about his new album, due out in January called "My Road" and what the future of blues music looks like. All this and much much more on today's Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!

Sep 7, 2015

KCRO Lite - When It's Done (It Will Come Out)


On this holiday weekend edition of the Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast, Angelo, Jamie and Michael return for another KCRO Lite. The gang will feature trending topics and whats happening now in the segment titled "Second Hand News" where we hear it first, and you hear it second! Also, they will answer listener feedback in "The Mail Never Stops!". We hear from Nashville rockers Zombie Garden Club who bring their fire to the KCRO Podcast with the song "Call It Love". KCRO Lite will wrap up as it does every week, with KCRO Corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee for another installment of his "Beneath The Roots" saga, this time, about the mothers of folk and country music. All this and a whole lot more, on the Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!