101.5 KTKE Truckee Radio
Mighty Mike Schermer
"TEXAS HEAT MEETS CALIFORNIA COOL"
Mighty Mike Schermer was a fixture on the Bay Area blues scene for over 20 years when he relocated to Austin TX in 2009 and joined the touring band of piano legend Marcia Ball. He also became the “go to guy” sideman for such heavyweights as Elvin Bishop and Bonnie Raitt.
Mike wrote “Take My Hand” after playing in a club one night in Austin, TX. It was a place where everyone could come, switch partners and just dance!
Smokin’ hot Latin Guitar
Peter plays a unique and innovative mix of Latin and classic rock with world percussion beats. He grew up in Squaw Valley and started playing guitar at 8 years old
"Barcelona Nights" written by Ottmar Liebert
There’s a joyous sense of celebration evoked in the song, “Barcelona Nights”. This is music of and for the spirit, uplifting and inspiring. Barcelona Nights is definitely a crowd pleaser and one of Peter’s favorite songs to play..
Buddy Emmer and Matt Reardon
The acoustic duo of Buddy Emmer and Matt Reardon: They combine soulful blues, originals and easy listening classics.
“Consequences” Music and Lyrics by Matt Reardon featuring Buddy Emmer on Pedal Steel and Banjo
Matt was asked to write this song from a father's perspective to his daughter about leaving a better footprint for the next generation. It has won awards at various film festivals in the soundtrack category, such as Sundance.
First Take featuring Rick Metz:
Rick Metz (the sax-man) -sax
Jimmy Vermilion -keys, key bass,vocals
Bill Heise -drums
Rick Metz has been playing the saxophone since his early teens and is a staple in the local music scene around Tahoe, Truckee, and Northern Nevada
“L.O.V.E.” Music written by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler
This song was a big hit for Nat King Cole on his album of the same name, recorded in 1965.. The last album he did before he passed. Rick received his first FORTE award for best jazz group with this song, and chose it because he’s a huge Nat King Cole fan!
Jason King Roxas is a native Nevadan. He learned to play music at an early age and is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He crafts his songs from his extensive musical past with influences ranging from the Allman Brothers to Zeppelin, and everything in between.
“ Driftin’ ” makes reference to the flood of 1997
There were a series of storms at that time and the Truckee River was overflowing in downtown Reno, flooding a lot of businesses. There were all kinds of debris, including people, that were getting swept up in the rushing waters. There were also a lot of onlookers checking out what was happening.
The local news were there covering the disaster and panning back and forth between the rising river, affected businesses, and onlookers. There
were a lot of people helping out. But, it seemed like there were more gawkers who were just down there to spectate and "see what they can see."
Around the same time Jason was going through a pretty intense breakup with a girlfriend. He took all the hurt, frustration, and anger that he was feeling at that time and tied it in with that storm/flood, and wrote the song. Their relationship was drifting apart in this rushing river of hurt and anger, and there was nothing that either of them could do about it except but watch the destruction that the breakup left in its wake.
Richard Blair: Singer/Songwriter
Historical songs about the Truckee Tahoe area with Headlines pulled straight out of old newspapers
Stories about Boca, Lola Montez, the Donner Party, Jiboom St, Chief Trokay and other stories from the 1800’s.
This week’s featured song: “Old Hwy 40”
Dominic began playing the ukulele after visiting the island of Kauai` in 1999, where he discovered the "joy of such an unassuming instrument." Returning home to Northern California, he put his musical background to work, puzzling out how to capture the joy and nuances of the songs he'd heard on his trip. The results of his efforts are posted on his website, which features a myriad of Dominator-created tabs and transcriptions from a treasury of 'ukulele artists.
Dominator & Friends trio perform a variety of styles including pop, jazz, Hawaiian, classic rock and more.