Interviews


Jon Spencer Interview

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 by The Professor

The incomparable Jon Spencer (see Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, etc…) has a new band together Jon Spencer & The HITmakers and they are back on the road after a minor delay due to some global pandemic or something… Our own Ben Ostrowski ’24 caught up with Jon in advance of his show this Saturday at The Ottobar. Give it a listen and find out more about the new album, the tour, Jon’s elevation of bluesman R. L. Burnside and much more. Then catch the show Saturday at The Ottobar for the rest of the story!



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Vakili Band Interview

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 by The Professor

Wooo! We are BACK! In studio with the Vakili Band during a stop on their way to their show in DC at The Runaway tonight. Ben Ostrowski ’24 hung out with the full band for our first in studio band visit since the dreaded closure of 2020… So glad to start having bands back in and they were a great one. The whole band hung and talked process, their new Walking Sideways album, recording vs live versions, and how well Gordon packs the van. A lot of fun and a great way to get back into live interviews. Can’t wait for them to come back in the spring for a show in Baltimore. Meanwhile check out their new album and listen to the interview in case you missed it live.



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Paul Joyce Interview

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 by The Professor

Paul Joyce WLOY DJ and Local Music Director Ben Ostrowski ’24 sat down with local musician Paul Joyce to discuss composition, teaching, jamming, raising a musical kid and more.

Paul’s compositions have been heard in original film scores and he is versed in everything from jazz to metal. In addition to film scoring, Paul is a part of many Baltimore bands, including Megazillion, Consumer Culture and F City. Lots of great music in a lot of different genres and now he’s also helping bands with gigs in Hampden…



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Charlie Musselwhite Interview (TVC)

Saturday, August 6th, 2022 by The Professor

Charlie Musselwhite Album Cover The Volcano Chronicles Host Daniel Jones sat down with the incredible, legendary blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite to talk about his new album and amazing career playing with virtually every major blues musician.

Moving from Mississippi to Chicago along with thousands of others chasing factory jobs, he wound up immersed in the musical scene of the south side of town. Its hard to overstate Charlie’s influence on the revival of Chicago Blues in the 1960’s and his ongoing influence on players today. A great time was had by all 🙂



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Bonham-Bullick Band Interview (TVC)

Thursday, July 14th, 2022 by The Professor

Daniel Jones, host of The Volcano Chronicles Wednesdays 7-9pm (Eastern and Hawaiian) sat down with Deborah Bonham and Peter Bullick of the Bonham-Bullick Band to talk about their new self-titled album, life on the road, famous relatives and doing it on your own. You may recognize her name from her lesser known sibling John. Rumor had it he played drums in some band once upon a time…

Deborah’s strong vocals have put her in the front of huge audiences with a ton of classic rock artists and Peter’s guitar work led to a world tour with Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, The Firm, Queen…).



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Zepparella Interview (TVC)

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 by The Professor

Daniel Jones, host of The Volcano Chronicles (Wednedays 7-9pm EST and HST) sat down for a chat with the amazing Clementine, drummer and founder of the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band Zepparella. They explored a lot of aspects of music, talent and managing a band as well as the life of a tribute band that does things a little differently. Clementine has a lot of thump as a drummer and trying to replicate the sounds of John Bonham is no small task! A great chat and a fantastic band. Definitely check them out after giving this one a listen! And check out their musical coaching channels for some cool insights.



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Fito de la Parra – Canned Heat Interview (TVC)

Sunday, June 19th, 2022 by The Professor

Daniel Jones of The Volcano Chronicles (Wednesdays 7-9pm Eastern & Hawaiian) sat down with legendary Canned Heat drummer Fito de la Parra for a great chat about the band, coming into the blues, and so much more. Check out the stories and the discussion here.



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Donnie Lewis Interview

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 by The Professor

DJ Mike the Psych, now green-thumbed alumna Mike Vuoto, has a (possibly unhealthy) thing for Peter Frampton’s album Frampton Comes Alive, and it’s led him to some cool stuff. Among the things it has led to are some great seats at shows and several great chats with Frampton’s longtime manager Donnie Lewis. Here is the one when they finally did it as an official interview!



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Staycation Compilation Interview

Friday, February 18th, 2022 by The Professor

(By Ben Ostrowski ’24)

On February 5th, I had the opportunity to interview James Richard Lane, creator of the Staycation Compilation. The Staycation Compilation is a music series that showcases a variety in sound while giving back to a greater cause, with the proceeds benefiting the Baltimore International Academy. The collection includes some great local artists who have also played live shows for WLOY (PLRLS, F City, Little Lungs…) and some newcomers bound for great things. It was a fantastic experience getting to hear James’ story working with musicians in the Baltimore area and beyond. (more…)



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Berry the Band Interview

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 by Ronnie Gruseck

Music Director, Anna Markulis ’23, gets to know Berry! The band comprised of guitarist/vocalist Joey Lemon, drummer Paul Goodenough, and bass player Shane Bordeau has been together for nearly 20 years now, and we cover how they came to be and their journey all over the country.

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Instagram: @BerrytheBand
Facebook: /BerrytheBand
Bandcamp: BerrytheBand
YouTube: BerrytheBand
Website: berrytheband.com



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