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Chillin In AJ's Garage

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AJ's Garage hosts Russ Clarke and Ocie Melanson in conversation with great guest musicians and entertainers. Each week features session and touring musicians who have shaped the sound of history through famous recordings and tours. In addition to regular features - "all things mancave" with Rev Mike and "Getting Wild" with Chef Donna. Something for everyone.

AJ's Garage hosts Russ Clarke and Ocie Melanson in conversation with great guest musicians and entertainers. Each week features session and touring musicians who have shaped the sound of history through famous recordings and tours. In addition to regular features - "all things mancave" with Rev Mike and "Getting Wild" with Chef Donna. Something for everyone.
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Annapolis, MD

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AJ's Garage hosts Russ Clarke and Ocie Melanson in conversation with great guest musicians and entertainers. Each week features session and touring musicians who have shaped the sound of history through famous recordings and tours. In addition to regular features - "all things mancave" with Rev Mike and "Getting Wild" with Chef Donna. Something for everyone.

Twitter:

@ajsgarage

Language:

English

Contact:

410-330-2667


Episodes

Slim Man - Jazz Artist Extraordinaire

7/18/2013
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We have an extra episode this week! Jazz artist, Slim Man will join me for a discussion that is guaranteed to be interesting. Not only is Slim Man a talented musician but he is a "Bonafide" (pun intended) Renaissance man. We talk a lot about music and cooking on this show and Slim does both! He was also host of the longtime favorite "Sunday Smooth Jazz" radio show on WLIF Baltimore. His knowledge of the music business is vast. Slim Man was five years old when he saw the movie The Five...

Duration:01:13:41

Chad Jeffers - Steel - Dobro - Guitar - Carrie Underwood

7/9/2013
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This week we welcome Chad Jeffers a very talented musician who plays Pedal Steel, Dobro, Guitar, Mandolin and currently tours with one of Nashville's favorite artists...Carrie Underwood! Chad Jeffers is not only a talented player but a smart guy when it comes to business, Chad has a double degree in Music Business and Marketing! That’s why Chad, a highly-respected guitarist, dobro and pedal steel player with worldwide tours and years of experience under his belt, has authored 25 Notes for...

Duration:01:35:43

Drummer Lee Pearson

7/2/2013
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We are excited to have with us Drummer - Lee Pearson Lee Pearson's singular percussive style has led him to the bandstand with some of the world's greatest pacesetters in Jazz and Hip Hop. In addition to touring with his own band, Beava's Atmosphere, Lee has also performed with Roy Ayers, Lonnie Listen Smith, Jean Carn, Bobbi Humphreys, Ronnie Laws, Jon Lucien, Wayne Henderson of the jazz crusaders, David Murray, John Hicks, Erykah Badu, R&B singer Bilal, Spyro Gyra, Jordan Hill and the...

Duration:00:03:09

Alan O'Day - Undercover Angel

5/28/2013
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When we first spoke with Alan O'day he shared with us the fact that he was a five time cancer survivor. If Alan hadn't shared this fact with us, you would never had known it. Alan was an incredible songwriter, fun performer and all around just a great guy. Unfortunately, two weeks ago, cancer finally took its toll on Alan and he passed away, becoming a member of Rock n Roll heaven. I want to thank Janis Liebhart for introducing Alan to me and my show, I am so fortunate to have been able to...

Duration:01:45:59

Mark Schulman - Drummer - Pink - Cher - Stevie Nicks

4/16/2013
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This is an encore presentation...We welcome Drummer, Writer and Producer Mark Schulman! Most recently, Mark has been the beatmaster for P!NK on her ‘I’m Not Dead’ and ‘Funhouse’ tours. Mark’s resume reads like a "Who's Who" of international Rock n' Roll royalty including acts such as SHERYL CROW, FOREIGNER, STEVIE NICKS, DESTINY'S CHILD, BILLY IDOL, CHER (‘Believe’ and ‘Farewell’) tours, two of the most-attended tours in music history) Finally contributors, Rev Mike from Chesapeake Cigar...

Duration:02:01:12

Bobby Wood - Keyboardist - The Memphis Boys - Elvis

4/9/2013
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We are extremely honored to have a musical studio legend joining us this week... Bobby Wood! There is not enough space here to write everything Bobby has achieved in the music business but here are a few highlights. As part of "The Memphis Boys" studio group at American Studios in Memphis, Bobby played on over 122 chart hits in a four year span. The name Bobby Wood has appeared on the credits of hundreds of records comprising a virtual "Who's Who" of Pop and Country artists. His keyboard...

Duration:01:34:38

Kajun Kelley - Guitarist - Deanna Bogart - Kajun Kelley Band

4/2/2013
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Our guest this week is not what you would call a household name, but this guy can play some serious guitar!! Kajun Kelley is a veteran of the Washington DC/Baltimore music scene, earning a reputation as a well-respected singer/songwriter and musician, but in particular for being one of the best guitarists around. In 1995, Kajun was approached by blues great Deanna Bogart. Bogart was putting together a new lineup, and asked if Kajun would be interested in joining her band. From 1995 - 2006...

Duration:01:59:49

Charlie Farren - New Release - Honors Brad Delp

3/26/2013
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We welcome back our friend Charlie Farren from Boston, MA. Charlie is releasing a new CD called "Tuesday" "Boston-area music legend Charlie Farren, (Joe Perry Project, Farrenheit, Farren-Butcher Inc.,) will be officially releasing his newest CD, Tuesday at a solo performance on Friday April 5, 2013 at The Center for Arts in Natick, MA.Tuesday is a collection of Farren’s latest works which includes the title track “Tuesday,” a song written, but never released, by the late Brad Delp, Farren’s...

Duration:01:35:47

Kevin Walker - Bassist - Justin Timberlake - Prince

3/12/2013
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We are proud to annouce renowned songwriter, bassist and producer Kevin Walker who has performed with some of music’s most popular artists will join us this week! Kevin started his professional career at 14 years old in 1984 touring with the legendary WILSON PICKET & the Midnight Movers. He has remained in the spotlight for the last twenty years performing with... Recording Artists; PRINCE , JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, PATTI LABELLE, KANYE WEST, T.I, WIILL.I.AM, TIMBERLAND, ANGELA BOFIL, CHUCK BROWN...

Duration:01:44:27

Robbie Wyckoff Singer - Roger Waters - The Wall Tour

2/5/2013
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We are excited to have Robbie Wyckoff joing us this week. Robbie is currently touring with Roger Waters on "The Wall" tour singing all the David Gilmour parts. Robbie is a highly sought-after Los Angeles based session vocalist and recording artist whose voice can be heard on numerous films, television shows, hit records and national jingles. Robbie has recorded and performed with an inimitable group of artists such as: Diana Ross, Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Clint Black,...

Duration:01:46:58

Chris Leuzinger - Guitarist - Garth Brooks - Crystal Gayle

1/29/2013
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Chris Leuzinger is a session guitarist in Nashville, TN who has worked in the studios for over 30 years. He is best known for playing electric guitar on all of Garth Brooks records and Cds as well as recording and touring with Crystal Gayle for 11 years. Finally our regular contributors, Rev Mike from Chesapeake Cigar will join us at 9:30 to discuss all things "Mancave" then at 9:45, my friend Chef Donna Desfor discussing Food and Wine

Duration:01:33:58

Charlie Farren - Joe Perry Project - Farrenheit

1/15/2013
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Charlie FARREN emerged onto the national scene in the early '80s as lead singer and guitarist with THE JOE PERRY PROJECT. In that band Charlie established himself as one of the hottest young singers to emerge from the Boston music scene, writing the hits 'Listen To The Rock' and 'East Coast, West Coast’ and 'I've Got The Rock And Rolls Again'. In 1986 Charlie, along with Dave Hull (Joe Perry Project) and John Muzzy, formed FARRENHEIT and released a self-titled debut album on Warner Brothers....

Duration:01:44:29

Alan O'Day - Undercover Angel & Angie Baby Singer Writer

1/8/2013
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Joining us this week is Alan O'Day. Alan is best known for the hit song "Undercover Angel" which he wrote and recorded, the song was a #1 hit in 1977 charting at #4 for the year. He also wrote the hit song "Angie Baby" recorded by Helen Reddy. Beyond that he has written hundreds of songs including songs for Jim Henson and National Geographic TV. Alan has had a long and prosperous career in the music industry, don't miss this interview if you are interested in learning more about the business...

Duration:01:46:15

Open Music Forum Support Local Baltimore Musicians

12/24/2012
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The holidays are upon us and since the next two Mondays are Christmas and New Years eve we are hosting a special show dedicated to local musicians in the Baltimore Washington DC area. The show will be open to anyone wanting to call in and promote their local music projects. We sincerely hope to hear from lots of musicians and groups in the region. Heck, any musician or group in the U.S.A. is welcome to call in and say hello and discuss their upcoming gigs! Finally our regular contributors,...

Duration:00:53:56

Janis Liebhart - Songwriter & Singer with Michael Bolton

12/18/2012
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We are excited to have with us this week, Janis Liebhart. You have heard her songs on "Muppet Babies", National Geographic's "Really Wild Animals" the movie "Undercover Brother" as well as many other shows.Her 25 plus year career as a singer found her writing while touring with big ticket artists such as The Moody Blues, Englebert Humperdink, The Righteous Brothers, Charlie Rich and a 19 year stretch with Michael Bolton! Finally our regular contributors, Rev Mike from Chesapeake Cigar will...

Duration:01:40:01

Barry Davis sr - Platters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Oak Ridge Boys

12/11/2012
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This week we welcome Barry Davis Sr. Barry has been in music for 50+ years. He was the conductor for Big El Shows & played for The Platters, priviledged to play with Oak Ridge Boys in churches in the south, on stage with Jerry Lee Lewis & many other National & Nashville Touring Acts. He played the Baltimore, MD country circuit for many years & played keys for just about everyone in Baltimore. This year Barry was nominate for induction into the 2013 International Musician Hall of Fame....

Duration:01:48:45

Micheal Bear Clair - Musician, Award Winning Film Director

12/4/2012
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Joining us this week is Michael "Bear" Clair. Michael is a Jack of all trades in Nasville. He has been a professional wrestler, musician, graphic artist and award winning film director. He also scored the 2007 Seattle film fest Award winning film "COST OF FREEDOM" Best Indie Documentary film. He also shares some great stories of Chet AtkinsMichael is a truly talented and well rounded guy and we are excited to have him join us. Finally our regular contributors, Rev Mike from Chesapeake Cigar...

Duration:01:29:52

Rob Fahey Guitarist Songwriter was Raised on the radio!

11/27/2012
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We welcome Guitarist, SongWriter Rob Fahey! Rob is the hardest working musician in the Baltimore area. Well know for his days as the front man for the Band "The Rayvns" who performed the hit song "Raised on the radio" from the soundtrack of Fast Times At Ridgemont High. With Rob, We will discuss the rock music scene in the 80's and what it has evolved to today. We will highlight many of the great songs from the Ravyns as well as Rob's solo work and recent Christmas CD. Rob is a great guy and...

Duration:01:43:53

Mark Schulman Drummer Cher Pink

11/20/2012
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We welcome Drummer, Writer and Producer Mark Schulman! Most recently, Mark has been the beatmaster for P!NK on her ‘I’m Not Dead’ and ‘Funhouse’ tours. Mark’s resume reads like a "Who's Who" of international Rock n' Roll royalty including acts such as SHERYL CROW, FOREIGNER, STEVIE NICKS, DESTINY'S CHILD, BILLY IDOL, CHER (‘Believe’ and ‘Farewell’) tours, two of the most-attended tours in music history) Finally contributors, Rev Mike from Chesapeake Cigar will join us at 9:30 to discuss all...

Duration:02:01:42

Mark Moree Country Guitarist

11/13/2012
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Special Musical Guest: Mark Moree! Mark is one of the top country guitarists in the Baltimore Washington DC area and we will be discussing some Nashville friends and touching on a great Tradional Country picking weekend we just shared. Finally contributors, Rev Mike from Chesapeake Cigar will join us at 9:30 to discuss all things "Mancave" then at 9:45, my friend Chef Donna Desfor from Fox TV Harrisburg is going to tantalize your taste buds with Food and Wine tips!

Duration:01:30:08