Ric Chetter - From Radioland

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February 4th, 2018    

Episode 208: The Superb Owl & Sean Bad Apple

Recorded and released during the big game, Ric has his thoughts about the NFL. They aren't very popular thoughts, or are they? In this episode, Ric talks about the absurdity of it all. Also Ric and Jeff sit down with one of the Beale Street staples, Mr. Sean "Bad" Apple to talk blues and other things. It is kind of rare to get him into the studio as he is one of the busiest musicians around. They talk a lot about the business of the blues and you'll hear a couple of his tunes as he performed live on the air.

NEXT WEEK: Vince Johnson & The Plantation Allstars.



January 28th, 2018    

Episode 207: An Old Young Man - Kyle Roberts

Ric was in public and in the ever increasing pressure for him to meet new and exciting people, he met a lovely couple while having brunch with Josephine (The Immigrant). An interesting conversation happened and Ric will tell you about that here. Also in this episode, Ric and Jeff sat down with Kyle Roberts. A young blues man with an old soul. A very charming and talented young man who moved to Memphis to get closer to the music scene, among other reasons. 

NEXT WEEK: The forbidden fruit of Sean Bad Apple.



January 21st, 2018    

Episode 206: Everybody Gets The Blues with Goodson & Taylor

The 34th International Blues Challenge is behind us. Leading up to this great event, Ric and Jeff sat down with Tyler Goodson and Jimmy Taylor who were representing Memphis in the Solo/Duo category. Recorded before their appearance at the IBC, they talk about their music, songwriting, owning a cover and more. Included in this show is several live performances and a cut from their Tennissippi album in one very full show.

NEXT WEEK: Contributing to the delinquency of a minor with Kyle Roberts.



January 14th, 2018    

Episode 205: The New Year’s Show That Didn’t Air with Zeke Johnson

This was recorded 31 December, 2017. It was meant to be live. That didn't happen as apparently (or so we are told), some New Year's Eve reveller took out an "internet node" with his car and took down the entire area the studio sits in. There were phone calls to the ISP (Comcast), adult language was used (liberally) and it was ultimately decided to record the show for later use. Here is that later use. Ric and Dianna were ready to go with this show so they did it anyway. It is the Radio Memphis New Year's Eve show featuring Zeke Johnson.

NEXT WEEK: Goodson & Taylor


January 7th, 2018    

Episode 204: Getting Bent with Liz Kinnmark

2018 has started. For some, this is where people tend to try and make their changes. This show included. Over the last several episodes, we have transitioned to an interview based show. So yes, a new year and some new things. At least out of our studios. In this episode, Ric sits down with local performer Liz Kinnmark about her series of quarterly shows known as Poleluminati. Liz will explain what this show is all about and how you can find out more. Pole dancing. It doesn't necessarily involve nudity. At least no one was naked during this conversation. Also, music from Low Life Leakers.

NEXT WEEK: The New Year's Eve show you didn't hear with Zeke Johnson.



December 31st, 2017    

Episode 203: Songwriting With Eddie Dattel & Wally Ford

It is no secret Memphis is fountain of fantastic talent. One such part of the musical talent that never gets talked about in depth is the art of songwriter. In this episode, Ric sits down with Eddie Dattel and Wally Ford who have written a massive catalog of songs for a bunch of artists in the area. Eddie doesn't get out to play much, as he will explain in this conversation but, he has a new disc out and he plays a couple of songs from that CD plus a couple of cuts from the disc itself. Plus, Ric wraps up 2017 with his final thoughts of the year.

NEXT WEEK: Getting bent with Liz Kinnmark and music from Low Life Leakers. 


December 24th, 2017    

Episode 202: The Annual Christmas War & John Nemeth

Ric likes to say, "The best part of Christmas is it being over." People tend to get a little too worked up around this time of year and Ric delivers his annual report from the front lines of the war on Christmas. Naturally, there will be some who have issues with this, nevertheless what is said, needs to be said. But, it gets better. John Nemeth and his band was in the Radio Memphis studios and delivered a fantastic performance and a great time all the way around. 

NEXT WEEK: The New Year with Eddie Dattel & Wally Ford.



December 17th, 2017    

Episode 201: Plato, The Romans and Josh McLean

Don't be fooled. Even though Ric makes mention of this episode being the 200th episode, you haven't lost your mind. Ric lost count. In this episode, he'll get into the current talk of government control. He also brings on long time friend of Radio Memphis, Josh McLean. They cover a lot of ground in a pretty short amount of time. Plus, Josh is half of the act Heels. You'll get a taste of their work from a previously recorded bit for another show. It's great fun and it's all right here.

NEXT WEEK: From the frontlines of the so called "Christmas War" and a really fun time with John Nemeth. 


December 10th, 2017    

Episode 200: Chance Raspberry

The Emmy award winning animator from The Simpsons joins the show this time out with a conversation about how that show is produced. Plus, he's working on his own show called Little Billy. It's about a 4 year old kid who lives with neurodiversity and a total celebration of everything from the 1980's. Not only Chance a gifted artist and animator, he's a musician, too. You'll one of the songs from his Old Souls... Young Hearts CD.

NEXT WEEK: Josh McLean and a performance from Heels.


December 3rd, 2017    

Episode 199: Lightnin’ Malcolm & A Hill Country Production

Social media is rife with its ills. People sending chain stuff through Facebook Messenger has found its way under Ric's skin. Since he suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder, it makes the holidays a little more difficult, especially at rude hours of the morning. Also in this show, a fantastic conversation with a Midsouth musician who is known all over the country, Lightnin' Malcolm. Great stories, including a talk about the Grammy nominated R.L. Boyce (who was also booked that night but coudn't make it due to a flat tire), a great performance and a wonderful story about his work with Robert Plant. Yes, THAT Robert Plant. 

NEXT WEEK: Josh McLane talks about a lot of things and plays some music with Heels.


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