Get Out Of The Snow With Us!

We just realized that with all the book signing appearances we’ve done, the one we’re doing this weekend just may be our first inside the city limits of Chicago.  Yes, we know it’s supposed to be cold, snowy and nasty, but we still plan on having some fun, so we hope you can join us.

This Saturday, (12/17/16)

1-3 PM — We’re happy to be joining our old friend Bob Koester, the man behind Delmark Records, for a special pre-Christmas book signing appearance at his new store, Bobs Blues & Jazz Mart (3419 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL.)

Bob's Blues & Jazz Mart (3419 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL)

Bob’s Blues & Jazz Mart (3419 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL)

Along with hot cider, Johnnie is bringing some gluten-free holiday goodies, so it may be cold and snowy outside, but it will be cozy inside.

In case you’re not familiar with Bob Koester and his love for blues and jazz, this article by the Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich will fill in your blank spaces with some of the reasons Bob Koester is a real Chicago treasure.

See you there!

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And, This Weekend We’ll Be In Elgin!

As you may have noticed, we’ll be doing a number of appearances throughout the holiday season.  If you want to take a look at all of them, just click this link to our Events page.

But, we thought we’d post a short reminder that, if your Christmas shopping takes you to Elgin this Saturday, that’s where we’ll be hanging out.

This Saturday  (12/3/16)

3 PM — We’ll be doing an appearance/book signing in Elgin, IL. at the Gail Borden Public Library (270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL, 60120).

And yes, for those of you who have heard about it from some of our previous appearances, along with sharing many personal and behind the scenes stories about the legendary Les Paul, we’re bringing a VERY special Les Paul guitar with us. We’ll tell the story behind the guitar when we see you.

Steve & Johnnie holding a VERY special Les Paul guitar.

Steve & Johnnie holding a VERY special Les Paul guitar.

Hope you can join us.

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We Hope To See You This Weekend!

Assuming you’ve been able to survive Thanksgiving’s tryptophan overload and are now up, making a fist and heading out, we’re going to be hanging out at a couple of fun events you might want to check out.

This Saturday, (11/26/16)

8 PM — We’ll be hosting Muriel Anderson‘s 25th annual After Thanksgiving Concert at Downers Grove North High School (4436 N Main Street, Downers Grove, IL).

jpg2016poster8-5x11This year, Muriel’s special guest will be Grammy winning guitarist Pat Donohue.  Once again this year you’ll be able to enjoy Muriel’s family tradition of complimentary fresh baked goods, hot apple cider.  And yes, we’ll have copies of “A Little More Les” available for you to purchase, just in time for Christmas.  For tickets to the show, directions and more information just click on this link.

And this Sunday, (11/27/16)

9 AM — We’ll join all of the artists, actors, directors, cosplay, gamers and tons more for an appearance/book signing at the Chicago Pop Culture Con!

chicagopopcon_2016eThe Chicago Pop Culture con will be at the Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center, in St. Charles, IL. (4051 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL).

And, yes, we’ll have copies of “A Little More Les” available here, too.

We plan on having some fun and we think you will, too.  So, come on out and say hi.

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We’ve Got Your Thanksgiving Turkeys Right Here!!

Well, if you haven’t had the chance to pick up any turkeys for Thanksgiving, here we are!  We’ll be gobbling up the airwaves from 9-Noon this Thanksgiving day on WGN Radio.

Along with turkey we’ll serve up come chicken, of the rubber variety, when we’re joined by Zvengoolie a/k/a Rich Koz.  We’ll also be serving up Chicago blues master, Dave Specter along with Chicago rock legend, Jim Peterik.

Once again, by request, “Chef John” will reveal the secret to his “stuffin’ muffins” recipe and we’ll have our traditional Thanksgiving kick off to the holiday season, an in-studio performance from Muriel Anderson.

And, of course, we’ll have a few more surprises for you to gobble up.

Don’t forget, if you’re not in the Chicago area, you can listen and WATCH the show.  Just click on this link to WGN Radio’s live stream.

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2016 Lexus RC 200t F Sport Video Road Test!

Our Video Road Test of the 2016 Lexus RC 200t F Sport has just been posted on Consumer Guide Automotive’s Daily Drive website.  For 2016 Lexus adds a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine to this family of premium sporty/performance coupes.

So, were we charged up by this F Sport version? To see what we like and what we don’t like about it, just click on the link above and take a ride with us.

2016 Lexus RC 200t F Sport

2016 Lexus RC 200t F Sport

And don’t forget, if you want to check some of our previous road tests and some of the other goodies we’ve been pouring into the Daily Drive tank, just point your browser right here.

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New Events Added

Just a quick heads up.  If you havent checked out our Events page in a while, you might want to click on that link and point your browser in that direction.

Starting with Thanksgiving, we’ve got several new listings into the new year.  We’ve also updated some guests who will be joining us on the electric radio.

As always, as we get closer to the appearances and radio “drive-by” dates we’ll be adding confirmed guests and appearance specifics.

If we haven’t said it in a while, thanks for joining us right here, on our other social media sites, at appearances and whenever we jump back into your radio speaker or TV screen.

We never take your friendship for granted.

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We’re In The October Illinois Entertainer!

We’ve been big fans of the Illinois Entertainer for a long time.  Back in the day, when the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame was looking for a place to live, along with “The Iceman”, Jerry Butler, and other notables from the Chicago area, we were part of Mayor Harold Washington‘s committee to raise funds and support for the idea of Chicago being its home base.  Well, the Illinois Entertainer stepped up and helped us to get thousands of signatures on a petition to further the cause.  Unfortunately, even though we had secured all those signatures, $4o MILLION and Navy Pier as a site, Cleveland got the hall.

Oh well, point is, the Illinois Entertainer stepped up and we’ve always thanked them for that.

Well now we have to give another huge thank you to the Illinois Entertainer and Rick Kaempfer for the nice article about us in the Illinois Entertainer’s October issue. You can pick it up free at book stores, music stores and other cool places or just click this link.

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