Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Branches of Genesis - Anthony Phillips & Steve Hackett, Part 2

J. Hoskins & guest host, Christopher Rutty (aka "Dr Prog"), continue their unique in-depth examination of the solo careers of ex-Genesis guitarists, Anthony Phillips and Steve Hackett. 

The show picks up their parallel musical paths in the mid-1990s and traces their extensive studio album output to the present, closing the loop when Ant played on Steve's "Out of the Tunnel's Mouth" masterpiece. 

The distinctive paths of Phillips' and Hackett's post-Genesis musical journey clearly reflects, continues and expands on the original Genesis spirit they both helped forge. Moreover, as this special extended episode illustrates, their solo albums underscore a vital, yet sensitive, progressive music fearlessness that both of these guitar geniuses have maintained to this day. 

To keep up to date on all things Steve Hackett & Anthony Phillips, visit their websites.

Steve Hackett live in Rome, May 2011

Anthony Phillips in Steve's studio, June 2009

Saturday, October 1, 2011

4th Season Kick-Off!

In October we kick off our 4th season! Here's what we've got planned:

Oct 3rd: The Branches of Genesis: Part 2 (with co-host, Dr. Prog)
Featuring the words & music of former Genesis guitarists, Steve Hackett & Anthony Phillips.

Oct 9th: The Return Of The Roots Of Rock Show (with the return of Krafty)
Featuring: Black Country Communion, The Black Crowes, the Faces inspired tunes of Saint Jude, and a special tribute to the late great Gary Moore.

Oct 16th: The Progressive Choice Cuts Show
J & Chris (Dr. Prog) look at the discs that get their progressive juices humming and that have remained a fixture on their turntables for many, many years. Featuring: Riverside, FM, Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes and latter day King Crimson.

Oct 28th: The First Official Halloween Show (with singer/ songwriter Nikki Benton)
Featuring: the Top 5 of music that really scares you, plus a spooky retrospective of King Diamond, classics from Alice Cooper, a blast from the past from Cradle of Filth, horror movie theme music and lots more stuff to keep you awake at night.

Click to see our press release for more details