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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Apr 25, 2016

Prince Tribute


On this week's special edition of the Keep Calm and Rock On Experience, Jamie and Michael look back and the life, career, and legacy of Prince, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 57. They share some of their favorite Prince moments and stories, and discuss where he fits into the history of pop culture and rock and roll.

Apr 18, 2016

Norm Harris


On this week's episode, the KCRO crew is joined by Norm Harris of Norman's Rare Guitars. Norm has spent his life collecting, selling and playing vintage and rare instruments in southern California. Norm has the key's to the highway of rare and vintage instruments so jump in the passenger seat and cruise along as Norm shares stories of the artists, actors and projects he has sold and lent his collection out to over the years. You will also take a trip to Koehler's Corner where Michael joins up with Jamie and Angelo to share the story of one very special 1957 Gibson Les Paul that ended up in the hands of some of rock's greatest guitarists, only to be snatched away during a break in. Will the story have a happy ending? Stayed to find out the answer plus much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!

Apr 11, 2016

All In The Family


On this week's show, Jamie and Angelo help to celebrate the newest addition to the KCRO family, welcoming The Killer Koehler's first born child, with an episode all about family dynamics in bands. While Michael is our on paternity leave, the guys also discuss some famous families in rock and roll. And what will be their choices for some of the best sibling rivalries in rock music in their newest Mt. Rushmore? Tune in to find out! All this and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!

Apr 4, 2016

Episode 30 - The First Cut Is The Deepest - The 1980s


On this week's episode, Jamie, Angelo and Michael are back once again to continue their on going debate over the greatest debut albums of all time. They continue on from where they left off, having already discussed the 60s and 70s. This week is all about the 1980s! With so many different artists and genres to choose from in one of the most eclectic decades of rock and roll, how will the Power Trio of Podcasting agree on which artists put out the best debut albums of the decade? The gang will also be joined once again, by Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis to get his take on the topic. This week also brings the return of everyone's favorite segment, Das Boot where the KCRO team gives the boot to someone or something in rock and roll. All this and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!

Mar 28, 2016

KCRO Lite - Deep Blue Sea


On this week's KCRO Lite, Michael takes the helm and steers the USS KCRO through dangerous waters as Angelo and Jamie travel the world in search of rock and roll greatness. Jamie will check in from the road to share his thoughts on party cover bands and what they've done to some of rock and roll beloved anthems. Michael digs deep in the murky waters of the Chesapeake Bay to uncover one of the lesser known rock stories from KCRO's hometown of Baltimore MD, telling the story of Blue Seas Recording Studio. This week's artist of the week King of Birds, travels across the Atlantic Ocean from Scotland to share their music. And as always, KCRO corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee returns for another installment of his "Beneath the Roots" saga, this time discussing the player piano. All this and much much on the Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!

Mar 21, 2016

Episode 29 - Reelin' In The Years: 1991


On this week's episode, Michael, Angelo and Jamie return for the second installment of their series "Reelin' in the Years" where they highlight what they believe are some of the most important years in rock music. This week, they take a step back to their childhoods to feature none other than 1991! A year that saw the debut of a new music style and scene in the Pacific Northwest, the emergence of a heavy metal band who would bring their music to the masses, as well as other prominent rock bands who hit the peak of their success, 1991 would turn out to be the most impactful year in music of the 90s. What were those impacts and how have these artists continued to help mold the landscape of music as we know it today? Tune in to KCRO to find out! On this week's second segment of the show, Michael brings back his highly requested "Ride the Lightning Round" where fast paced questions, lead to long winded answers. All this and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!

Mar 14, 2016

KCRO Lite - George Martin Tribute


On this week's KCRO Lite, Michael, Jamie and Angelo each share their thoughts on one of the most important producers in the history of rock and roll, George Martin. Martin passed away this past week at the age of 90, but leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered and cherished for years to come. Join the power trio of podcasting as they celebrate the life, career, and legacy of George Martin, on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience.

Mar 7, 2016

Episode 28 - Dave Cobb


On this week's episode of the Keep Calm and Rock On Experience, Michael, Jamie and Angelo are joined by one of the hottest producers in country and rock, Dave Cobb. Fresh off wins for Best Country and Best Americana albums at this year's Grammy Awards, as well as a nomination for Producer of the Year, Dave has been working with some of the the most talented artist in Nashville including Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Rival Sons, and Sturgill Simpson. Dave joins the power trio of podcasting to discuss his brand new concept album "Southern Family" which comes out March 18th. He also discusses his upbringing in Georgia, his love of both rock and country, as well as his philosophies in the recording studio. All this and much much more on this week's KCRO Experience!

Feb 29, 2016

KCRO Lite - $ee You In Court


On this week's KCRO Lite, the Power Trio of Podcasting return from their trip to E Street to bring their listeners up to speed on all of the news happening in rock and roll in the segment "Second Hand News." This week, they discuss the legal battle between pop star Kesha and producer Dr. Luke. They also comment on listener feedback in the segment titled "The Mail Never Stops!". This week's artist of the week, SuperEtte, hailing from Austin Texas, drops in to deliver their brand of punk rock. And no KCRO Lite would be complete without a visit from corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee for another installment of his "Beneath the Roots" segment, titled "You never give me your money." Join Michael, Angelo, and Jamie for this and much much more on this week' Keep Calm and Rock On Experience.

Feb 22, 2016

Episode 27 - Garry W. Tallent


On this week's episode of The Keep Calm and Rock On Experience, the power trio of podcast are joined by none other than Garry W. Tallent, bassist and one of the original members of Bruce Springsteen's legendary E. Street Band! Garry joins Michael, Jamie and Angelo from the road while on tour with Bruce and the band during their current tour backing the release of The River box set "The Ties That Bind."  They discuss the current tour as well as Garry's upcoming debut solo record "Break Time" which will be available on March 4th. Garry shares a wealth of knowledge and stories about his time growing up playing music as a kid along the east coast eventually leading him to the E Street Band on the Jersey Shore. The group also discuss his bass technique, work as a session artist and producer in Nashville, and his over 45 year career as the foundation of the E Street Nation! All this and much much more on this week's interview with Garry W. Tallent on the Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!

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