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Musical director for Trans-Siberian Orchestra talks about upcoming Atlanta show

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Musical director for Trans-Siberian Orchestra talks about upcoming Atlanta show

Kaedy and the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke to original member and guitarist/musical director for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Al Pitrelli, about their upcoming shows at the Infinite Energy Arena December 8, 2018. TSO is celebrating the 20th anniversary of touring with a bigger and better show than ever!

Tickets available at livenation.com.

For more Trans-Siberian Orchestra visit their official website.

Ric Ocasek of The Cars talks about his Atlanta abstract art presentation

Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek of The Cars talks about his Atlanta abstract art presentation

Kaedy and the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke with the Cars founder Ric Ocasek about his Atlanta art presentation at the Wentworth Gallery at Phipps Plaza from 6-8pm this Saturday, December 1, 2018. Click here to RSVP

Hear Ric talk with the girls about his artwork, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year with the Cars and his starting the band with the late Benjamin Orr back in the ‘70s in Boston.

“Art is a way to release tension and to organize my thoughts. It’s something I do while pondering an outcome. The drawings start with a shape and explode from there.” Ric Ocasek

Artwork at Wentworth Gallery is available for acquisition and all appearances are open to the public. Ric Ocasek will make a special appearance Saturday, December 1st, 2018 from 6-8 p.m., and admission for all registered guests is complimentary. RSVP’s are strongly suggested.

“The process of drawing is the same as writing a song. They both start with a blank page.” Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek is an artist, musician and writer, perhaps best known as guitarist and songwriter for The Cars and music producer for bands such as No Doubt, Nada Surf, Weezer, Suicide and Bad Brains.

Ocasek has been creating art since his youth and unwinds by making abstract drawings, spending much of his time creating pen and pencil drawings, photo collages, and mixed media paintings. “I’ve been drawing for most of my life. It’s like thinking on paper,” he says. For Ocasek, music and art go hand in hand, considering his art as a kind of visual music, produced through a similar creative process. He says, “The process of drawing is the same as writing a song. They both start with a blank page.”

Like music, Ocasek’s artwork encompasses elements of rhythm, harmony and dynamics. He creates art as an escape, each piece emerging as a “transient daydream” or diversion as he works in his studio, passes time on airplanes or simply sits in a quiet spot. Self-described as colorful, abstract and unconscious, the artwork is an extension of himself—a collection of “self-portraits.” 

“I do canvases with acrylics, but my main medium is drawing on paper, mostly with colored markers,” says Ocasek. “Art is a way to release tension and to organize my thoughts. It’s something I do while pondering an outcome. The drawings start with a shape and explode from there.”

Ocasek likes all kinds of art, but is particularly attracted to Pop Art, and has a deep passion for taking photographs. Like the music of his beloved rock band The Cars, his drawings are unabashedly pop—and yet unlike his music’s super sleek veneer, these works are a bit more raw and unedited, revealing meditative moments of a Zen-like drawing practice. Ocasek’s spontaneous, rhythmic mark-making is completely musical and explores repetition and patterns with psychedelic colors and sinuous lines. 

As for Ocasek’s own role in the art world, he says, “I’d make work, whether I showed it or not. I see art everywhere; it doesn’t have to be a museum or a gallery. Art is a frame of mind.”

Kaedy talks with founder of “Flying Change Equine Therapy”

Kaedy spoke with Lissa Corcoran, founder of Atlanta’s “Flying Change Equine Therapy”, about how rescued horses help people heal emotionally.

Find out how you can help this extraordinary charity and hear Lissa’s inspiring stories of healing and hope.

Moses Mo of Mother’s Finest talks about new music: “I needed an outlet”

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Moses Mo of Mother’s Finest talks about new music: “I needed an outlet”

Kaedy’s long-time friend Moses Mo, original guitarist for Mother’s Finest, has new music coming out.

Hear Mo talk with Kaedy about his forthcoming CD “Drive-In” from Moses Mo and the Real Cool Band (R.C.B.), the CD release party at Eddie’s Attic November 29th, and his holiday appearances with Mother’s Finest at the Buckhead Theatre this month!

See Mother’s Finest at the Buckhead Theatre on November 23 or 24! Tickets available at LiveNation.com 

Moses Mo and the R.C.B. will release new music at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. Tickets available at ticketfly.com.

For more from Moses Mo visit his official website.

Kaedy talks about Roy Orbison Hologram show coming to Atlanta

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Kaedy talks about Roy Orbison Hologram show coming to Atlanta

Kaedy and the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke to Marty Tudor, CEO of Base Entertainment, about In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour, his company’s show is coming to The Fox Theatre November 15. 

Listen to the full interview.

Tickets available at the FoxTheatre.org.

Chris Hillman talks ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ tour, relationship with Tom Petty

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Chris Hillman talks ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ tour, relationship with Tom Petty

Kaedy was thrilled to interview Chris Hillman, original member of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Chris will be in town Sunday, Oct. 21st to perform “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” in its entirety at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center with his former Byrds’ bandmate Roger McGuinn and Marty Stuart.

Chris also talks about his former bandmate on “Sweetheart…”, the late Gram Parsons, and about his relationship with Tom Petty.

Tickets available at Citysprings.com/events/.

Listen to the full interview.

Kaedy talks with former Atlanta Falcon Eric Beverly about his ‘Betting on a Cure’ fundraiser

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Kaedy talks with former Atlanta Falcon Eric Beverly about his ‘Betting on a Cure’ fundraiser

Kaedy spoke with former Atlanta Falcon Eric Beverly and his wife, breast cancer survivor, Danielle about Danielle’s cancer journey and “Betting on a Cure”, a fundraiser Sat., Oct. 27, 2018 at the Capital City Club. 

Kaedy is emceeing the evening for the Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation which helps lower-income breast cancer patients during their treatment. 

Learn more about helping support the charity and join Eric and Danielle with Kaedy for a fun casino night by purchasing tickets in advance at www.beverlyfamilyfoundation.org.

Listen to the full interview:

 

Listen: Interview with bassist Billy Greer of Kansas 

America’s preeminent progressive rock band will be in Atlanta this fall celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. To celebrate, for the first time in history, the band will be performing the album in its entirety. 

Kaedy spoke with her old pal bassist Billy Greer of Kansas about the band’s Point of Know Return tour coming to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center September 28, 2018.

Listen to the full interview:

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

For more information on KANSAS and the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour, please visit: KansasBand.com

Kaedy Kiely Talks With Former Black Crowes Member Rich Robinson

Former Black Crowes member Rich Robinson performs with his new band, The Magpie Salute, at The Buckhead Theatre September 24th in support of their new album High Water. Kaedy talks with Rich about his new music and what Rich has been up to in the 20 years since she’s last talked to him!

Kaedy Kiely Talks with Ann Wilson of Heart

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Kaedy Kiely Talks with Ann Wilson of Heart

Kaedy and the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke to one of the greatest rock singers, Ann Wilson of Heart, about her upcoming tour coming to Chastain August 22 with Paul Rogers and Jeff Beck. Ann also has a new solo album, Immortal” coming out in September – a tribute to musicians we have lost in recent years.

Former Atlanta Braves Andruw Jones Talks Golf Tournament Benefiting Alzheimer’s Research

The first “Andruw Jones Invitational Golf Tournament” is at East Lake Country Club August 14 to benefit Alzheimer’s research at Emory. Hear former Atlanta Braves Andruw talk about his tourney with celebrity players, his childhood dreams of playing baseball, and his incredible baseball career!

Learn more about Andruw’s Invitational Golf Tournament.

Listen: Neal Schon of Journey interview

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Listen: Neal Schon of Journey interview

Kaedy and Melissa Ruggieri from ajc.com spoke with Journey guitar-great Neal Schon about the band’s upcoming show with Def Leppard and the Pretenders at Sun Trust Park on July 1st!

Tickets available at ticketmaster.com

Listen: Rock N’ Roll Animals talk with Kaedy about their upcoming Atlanta show

Kaedy spoke with her longtime Atlanta musician friends Bruce Smith and Andrew Adler about the other Atlanta musicians they’ll be performing with for their tribute to Lou Reed, “Rock N Roll Animals”, coming to Smith’s Olde Bar June 23rd. 

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Listen: Kaedy interviews Jim McCarty of Yardbirds 

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Listen: Kaedy interviews Jim McCarty of Yardbirds 

The Yardbirds founding member Jim McCarty spoke with Kaedy recently about the upcoming Yardbirds show at City Winery June 19th. Hear what Jim has to say about playing with some of the greatest guitarists in rock history, his new solo CD “Walking in the Wild Land”, and what you can expect to hear at the upcoming show!

Video: Kaedy talks to Collective Soul’s Will Turpin

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Video: Kaedy talks to Collective Soul’s Will Turpin

Kaedy and the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke recently with Will Turpin of Collective Soul about his new solo release, Serengeti Drivers. Will will be performing at Eddie’s Attic June 6, and at Madlife Stage and Studios in Woodstock June 8th. See willturpin.com for tickets.

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Listen: Paul Stanley of KISS returns to Atlanta

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Listen: Paul Stanley of KISS returns to Atlanta

Legendary Kiss front-man, Paul Stanley, returns to Atlanta with his artwork for sale on Saturday, June 16th from 5 - 8 pm at Wentworth Gallery in Phipps Plaza. Hear what he has to say about his painting and about what Kiss has planned, as he recently spoke to Kaedy and the AJC’s music writer Melissa Ruggieri.

Listen to the full interview:

For more about Paul Stanley visit his official website.

Keyboardist Mike Garson talks ‘Celebrating David Bowie’

Celebrating David Bowie is coming to the Buckhead Theatre Sunday March 18, 2018, featuring David Bowie band members and special guest vocalists.

Kaedy spoke with Bowie’s on and off keyboardist since 1972, Mike Garson, who is also the band’s Musical Director. One of the special guest vocalists for the Atlanta date is actress Evan Rachel Wood

Listen to the full interview:

Tickets are available at The Buckhead Theatre.

Listen: A Tribute to The Beatles Interview

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles returns to The Fabulous Fox Theatre for ONE SHOW ONLY, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at 5 p.m.!

Don’t miss this amazing tribute celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of The Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

Hear Kaedy Kiely with Melissa Ruggieri from AJC.com talk with “Paul”, Paul Curatolo, about this must-see production!

Get ticket at foxtheatre.org.

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Listen: Kaedy’s interview with the real life Green Beret heroes

Exactly a week before the movie opens (Friday Jan. 19, 2018) Kaedy interviewed the real life Green Beret heroes behind the movie 12 Strong, Major Mark Nutsch (played by Chris Hemsworth) and Chief Warrant Officer Bob Pennington (played by Michael Shannon).

Hear part of the amazing story with Kaedy and two of the twelve U.S. men who were the first to infiltrate Taliban cells in Afghanistan after September 11th. It’s an incredible story, and Kaedy saw a preview of the movie and thought everyone should see it! Here’s a link to the trailer.

Listen to the full interview below. 

Listen: Drummer Tony Brock of The Babys talks with Kaedy about their return

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Listen: Drummer Tony Brock of The Babys talks with Kaedy about their return

The Babys, one of Kaedy’s favorite bands of the 70’s, will be performing at Eddie’s Attic on Jan. 4th.

Kaedy spoke with original drummer, Tony Brock, about why the band broke up at their peak and their re-launching a few years ago.

Listen to the full interview below:

Visit The Babys official website for more information.

The Babys, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan 4,  Eddies Attic, 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA.

Get tickets at Eddiesattic.com.

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Def Leppard’s Rick Allen brings veteran-inspired art to Atlanta

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Def Leppard’s Rick Allen brings veteran-inspired art to Atlanta

Kaedy and The AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke with Def Leppard drummer, Rick Allen, about his appearance and upcoming art exhibit coming Saturday, November 11th. Rick’s artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit his foundation to help support veterans.

Listen to the full interview:

Allen will make an appearance on Veterans Day 2017 honoring his 12 years of working with injured veterans at his “Rick Allen: Drums for Peace” art exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia at the Wentworth Gallery.

Rick Allen will be making two special appearance at Wentworth Galleries in Atlanta on Saturday, November 11th, 2017: Perimeter Mall from 1-3 pm and Phipps Plaza from 5-8 pm : RSVP’s are strongly suggested.

A portion of the proceeds from each and every sale during this extraordinary event will be donated back to Project Resiliency’s Warrior Resiliency Program, sponsored by his charity foundation the Raven Drum Foundation, and each purchaser will receive a limited edition hand-signed Commemorative Purple Heart piece.

“Music, Art and Photography have been passions of mine since I was a boy and now I am bringing these artistic expressions to life with paint and canvas. My life has been a journey of transformation and my art is a reflection of the many facets of dreams and perceptions that have shaped me to be the person I am today. Each piece has a story and a connection to my life from my roots in England, my life changing car accident, journey to America, travels around the globe and to my deep connection to Wounded Warriors and their struggle to heal.” - Rick Allen.

Listen: Todd Rundgren talks about Ringo’s All-Starr Band

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Listen: Todd Rundgren talks about Ringo’s All-Starr Band

Kaedy spoke to Todd Rundgren, who’s with Ringo’s All-Starr Band at The Fox Theatre Saturday, November 11th. Find out what’s new with one of Kaedy’s favorite artists!

Listen to the full interview:

Tickets available at the FoxTheatre.org.

Marshall Tucker Band lead singer Doug Gray talks about the band’s heritage, their upcoming show and more

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Marshall Tucker Band lead singer Doug Gray talks about the band’s heritage, their upcoming show and more

Kaedy and Melissa Ruggieri from AJC.com spoke with Doug Gray, singer and founding member of The Marshall Tucker Band, about the band’s Southern heritage and the upcoming show at The Variety Playhouse Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Listen to the full interview:

Tickets available at variety-playhouse.com.

Scott Sharrard of Gregg Allman Band talks about Laid Back Festival

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Scott Sharrard of Gregg Allman Band talks about Laid Back Festival

Kaedy and The AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke with Scott Sharrard, lead guitarist and Musical Director of The Gregg Allman Band, about the upcoming Laid Back Festival.

The big show will feature the band with Gregg’s son Devon Allman playing Gregg’s last album, Southern Blood, live in its entirety, and Lynyrd Skynyrd October 14, 2017 at Verizon Amphitheatre.

Listen to the full interview.

Tickets to Laid Back Festival are on sale now at LiveNation.com 

Heart’s Nancy Wilson Talks Roadcase Royale and Bob Seger Tour

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Heart’s Nancy Wilson Talks Roadcase Royale and Bob Seger Tour

Kaedy and The AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke to Heart’s Nancy Wilson about her new band, Roadcase Royale.

The band’s new album is out, and they are on tour now with Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band and will be performing with them at Infinite Energy Arena on October 7, 2017.

Listen to the full interview below.

Tickets are available for purchase at Infinite Energy Arena

Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night to  Rock Chastain 2017 benefit concert hosted by Kaedy Kiely

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Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night to Rock Chastain 2017 benefit concert hosted by Kaedy Kiely

Kaedy Kiely and the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke with Danny Hutton, singer and founder of Three Dog Night - the record-holders of the most consecutive Top 40 hits in history! 

Danny talks about the current line-up, and spins some great yarns about having THE Rock and Roll party house in Hollywood in the ‘70s! 

Kaedy will be hosting Three Dog Night at this year’s Rock Chastain with The Whiskey Gentry November 21, 2017 to benefit the Chastain Park Conservancy. 

Listen to the full  interview:

Tickets are available for purchase at Livenation.com

Don Barnes of .38 Special talks about his new solo album

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Don Barnes of .38 Special talks about his new solo album

Kaedy spoke to her friend Don Barnes of .38 Special, as his long-awaited “Ride the Storm” solo album is finally available wherever you buy music! .38 Special will be performing some of Don’s new/old songs when they play The Amphitheatre at Adamson Square in Carrollton on October 7, 2017.

 

Don Was talks about Gregg Allman’s last album

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Don Was talks about Gregg Allman’s last album

Kaedy spoke with Don Was who produced Gregg Allman’s last studio album, Southern Blood, released posthumously September 8, 2017. Hear about Don’s experience working with the Allman Brother during his last days – “He was making an extremely crafted farewell statement.”

Read the liner notes for the last Gregg Allman album written by Don Was below.

In Sept 2011, Gregg received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association. I was playing bass for him in Buddy Miller's house band and was totally blown away when he swaggered onstage for our afternoon soundcheck. Dressed in black jeans, t shirt and boots, covered in tats and jewelry, long blond hair askew, he was as cool as a motherfu*#er and manifested the essence of a natural born rock 'n roll star. His combination of charisma, soulful singing and poetic songwriting was not an 'act' that one studies and perfects over the years - it was a profound gift that only a handful of folks in each generation are lucky enough to be born with. Offstage, he radiated that same presence but you could quickly see that, at his core, he was utterly without pretension - a humble, shy, self-effacing and well-mannered southern gentleman. We struck up a friendship that night which ultimately led to my involvement in this - his farewell album.  He wasn't partial to aimless small talk and, outside of what he expressed in music, kept his feelings pretty much private. Although I became aware of his irreversibly failing health as we got into making the record, we never once got around to discussing the fact that he was living-out his final chapter. The choice of songs for this record said everything that needed to be said...it's the musical last testament of one of the greatest artists of our time. Everything you need to know about Gregg and how he felt at the end of his life is contained in the lyrics to these 10 songs and in the raw and expressive approach he brings to these last performances.   Like the hero in Bob's “Going Going Gone,” he found himself at the 'top of the end' - closing the book on the pages and text and urging those behind him to follow their hearts. His heart led him, in the words of Willie Dixon, to live the life he loved and to love the life he lived. In Gregg's autobiographical “My One True Friend,” he tells us how he'd spent his life on the road and was most alive and happy when he was onstage playing music. Like the truck driver in Little Feat's “Willin',” he'd been kicked by the wind and robbed by the sleet but was still willin' to stay on his bus and keep moving till the end. In Tim Buckley's “Once I Was,” he wonders if, just for a while, he will be remembered. Is he singing to an ex-lover? Is he singing to all of us and referring to the deep, indescribable bond between a performer and his fans?  The moment that gets to me every time is the ending of the last verse of Jackson's beautiful and haunting “Song For Adam.” Gregg always loved this song because it reminded him of his brother Duane. When he gets to the line "still it seems that he stopped singing in the middle of his song" you can hear him choke up and falter. We decided to stop for the day, and Gregg never got the chance to actually sing those next two lines. Leaving them open seemed like a poignant and poetic way for him to make his exit.  Gregg Allman cared deeply about this final album. He had very specific ideas about what he wanted to say and how he wanted to say it. He spent his final night listening to the latest mixes and closed his eyes for the last time knowing that his vision had been realized. Everyone involved in the making of this record hopes that it moves you and brings you great comfort in the years to come.  Viva Gregg!
Kaedy spoke with singer Jesse Colin Young ahead of City Winery concert

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Kaedy spoke with singer Jesse Colin Young ahead of City Winery concert

Kaedy spoke with lead singer of the band The Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young, who’s in town Saturday night, August 26th, at The City Winery.

Jesse talks about coming up in the music scene in NYC and Boston in the 60’s with some amazing peers, his battle with Lyme’s Disease, even his own brand of organic coffee!

Gregg Allman’s niece and manager talk about ‘Southern Blood’

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Gregg Allman’s niece and manager talk about ‘Southern Blood’

Kaedy Kiely and the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke to Gregg Allman’s niece (Duane’s daughter), Galadrielle Allman, and his long-time manager, Michael Lehman, about the September 8th release of Gregg’s last studio album, Southern Blood. They also discuss upcoming events in honor of the late Allman Brother’s legacy.

 

Judy Collins talks about new album and tour

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Judy Collins talks about new album and tour

Judy Collins and Stephen Stills are celebrating 50 years of friendship with a new CD and a tour that hits Symphony Hall on August 9, 2017. Kaedy and The AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri talked to Judy about her relationship with Stephen, their musical collaborations, and lots more!

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Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson talks about the band’s sold out 40th Anniversary show

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Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson talks about the band’s sold out 40th Anniversary show

Kaedy and the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke with Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson about the band’s sold out 40th Anniversary show at Chastain Saturday, July 27, 2017 with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s “Led Zeppelin Experience.” Jeff also talks about his late friend and bandmate, Ronnie James Dio, and about producing new music for Foreigner.

Listen to the full interview:

John Lodge talks about future plans for the Moody Blues and his own brand of wine

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John Lodge talks about future plans for the Moody Blues and his own brand of wine

The Moody Blues are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “Days of Future Passed” by playing it in its entirety Sunday night at Chastain Park

Kaedy and The AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri talked with John Lodge about the tour, future plans for the Moodys and John solo, and John’s own brand of wine!

Listen to the full interview:

Michelle Berting Brett Talks About Her Carpenters Tribute Concert at Chastain

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Michelle Berting Brett Talks About Her Carpenters Tribute Concert at Chastain

Kaedy and the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke with singer Michelle Berting Brett of “We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered,” performing a tribute concert at Chastain Saturday July 15.

The commemorative show not only recreates the sounds of the Carpenters, but also paints an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the most successful recording acts of all time by sharing stories from those who were close to the brother and sister duo.

Derek Trucks From The Tedeschi Trucks Band Interview

The Tedeschi Trucks Band performs at The Fox Theatre Saturday, July 15. Kaedy Kiely is pictured with Derek Trucks in the late 1980’s when Derek played on the concert stage with The Allman Brothers Band for the first time.

Kaedy and the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke to Derek recently about his return to The Fox Theatre stage with wife Susan for the first time since the celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton’s 70th birthday there earlier this year where Bruce passed away.

Peter Frampton talks about his friendship with Gregg Allman and more

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Peter Frampton talks about his friendship with Gregg Allman and more

Kaedy and the AJC’s music reporter Melissa Ruggieri recently spoke to Peter Frampton about his summer tour which hits Verizon Amphitheater July 16th for The River’s Rockin’ Birthday Bash with The Steve Miller Band! Hear him talk about his work on the rock ‘n roll movie classic, Almost Famous, and his friendship with Gregg Allman (who hadn’t passed yet at the time of this interview.)

Listen to the full interview.

John Oates on his new memoir and tour 

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John Oates on his new memoir and tour 

Kaedy talked to John Oates about his new memoir, Change of Seasons, and his tour with Daryl Hall, and Tears for Fears that comes to the Infinite Energy Center on Sunday, June 11.

You can meet John Oates at his book signing this Saturday at Taco Cowboy on June 10th!

Listen to the full interview.

Ann Wilson talks about her summer solo tour and Atlanta show

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Ann Wilson talks about her summer solo tour and Atlanta show

Kaedy and the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri interviewed Ann Wilson of Heart about her upcoming solo show at The Buckhead Theatre on Tuesday, June 6th.

Dennis DeYoung will be at the ‘Concert in the Quarry’ in Suwanee

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Dennis DeYoung will be at the ‘Concert in the Quarry’ in Suwanee

Kaedy spoke with Dennis DeYoung who is performing Saturday night for a benefit called “Concert in the Quarry” in Suwanee. 

There will also be performances by South Forsyth and Lambert High Schools' bands, and all proceeds benefit the schools. 

Enjoy a fireworks display and food from 13 of Atlanta's premier food trucks. 

Visit www.concertinthequarry.com for more information.

Listen to the full interview below.

Dan Baird formerly of the GA Satellites talks about RatAid 2017

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Dan Baird formerly of the GA Satellites talks about RatAid 2017

RatAid 2017 is an 18 and older show at Smith’s Olde Bar Saturday, May 20, 7:30pm, starring Dan Baird (former lead singer of The Georgia Satellites.) 

All the proceeds from the evening benefit MusiCares

Kaedy spoke with her old friend Dan about the show.

Get your tickets here.

Interview with legendary Carl Palmer

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Interview with legendary Carl Palmer

Kaedy spoke with legendary drummer and founding member of Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Asia, about his upcoming May 9th show at The City Winery

Hear about Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy band with their musical celebration of ELP called Emerson Lake and Palmer Lives On!

Listen to the full interview.

Get tickets at City Winery.

Palmer also recently launched his official ELP website: 

www.emersonlakeandpalmerworldwide.com

Michelle Malone talks about reuniting with her band

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Michelle Malone talks about reuniting with her band

Atlanta gem Michelle Malone is reuniting with her band from nearly 30 years ago, Michelle Malone and Drag the River, for a big show at The Vista Room this Saturday night, 4/15/17 .

Hear her catch up with Kaedy Kiely before they go on facebook live to finish the interview!

Tickets available at freshtix.com

Monti Carlo talks about her ‘Help My Yelp’ Food Network show

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Monti Carlo talks about her ‘Help My Yelp’ Food Network show

Kaedy and Monti Carlo are friends and were co-workers in Atlanta radio years ago. Monti has been making a name for herself on TV on some big food shows, and will now star in her own that debuts on The Food Network Monday night (4/10/17) at 10 p.m. The first Help My Yelp episode with Monti features Barbecue Street in Kennesaw!!

Hear Kaedy catch up with her old buddy below.

‘Help My Yelp’ airs Tuesdays at 4|3 c on The Food network.

The show is also available on Food Network’s YoutTube channel.

Kaedy Kiely’s Interview with Paul O’Neill

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Kaedy Kiely’s Interview with Paul O’Neill

Kaedy interviewed Paul O’ Neill from TSO a few years ago. Listen to the full interview below.

 

Michelle Malone and Drag The River Reunion Show

Michelle Malone’s and Drag The River are doing a reunion show. 

The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Michelle Malone will have her reunion show Saturday, April 15 at the new Atlanta venue The Vista Room, attached to Napoleon’s Grill on LaVista Road in Decatur. 

Tickets available at freshtix.com

Furkids 15th Annual Birthday Bash 

Join Kaedy Kiely at Furkids 15th Annual Birthday Bash this Saturday, 6:30p at Fernbank, with New York Times best-selling author, and host of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell, animal behaviorist Jackson Galaxy! Hear Kaedy’s interview with Furkids founder Samantha Shelton here, and purchase tickets for the event here 

Listen to the full interview below.

Interview with Cindy Wilson of B52s

Cindy Wilson of the B52s will be performing with her new project this Friday night, March 10, 2017, at Venkman’s before heading to SxSW in Texas next week. Kaedy spoke with Cindy about her new music and her history with the B52s. 

Tickets for her Atlanta show are available at www.venkmans.com.

Listen to the full interview below.

Interview with Ed Clark from Atlanta Motor Speedway 

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Interview with Ed Clark from Atlanta Motor Speedway 

The big race weekend returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway March 3-5 culminating with NASCAR’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday, March 5th.

Kaedy spoke with AMS President and General Manager, Ed Clark, about all the excitement planned for race weekend.

Details are at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

Listen to the interview below.

 
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