Saturday, September 12, 2015


Last week I was extremely happy to see one of my all-time favorite bands roll through Milwaukee...Firehouse. It was great to see these guys again. I have been an avid fan since Day 1. Yesterday also marked the 25th Anniversary of the release of their hugely successful & enduring debut album: "Firehouse". They rolled through their set which was super tight, with great harmonies, and showed as always why this band continues to be a huge favorite with all music fans in their shows all over this planet. Plus the fact that they unfailingly take time out before and after the show to talk to every single fan that waits to have a few words with them. I have seen them sit for a long time after the show until every last person has gone through a very long line. It really is a great thing to see.

Long regarded as one of the most explosive & powerful drummers in Rock, Michael Foster, was great about sitting down and using his Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 15 for the show. Few players play with as much power as he does, and it is all done with finesse & amazingly solid & never-miss timing, Add to that...It is also never over-done which is a characteristic of all of the great players.

Bill Leverty has also produced an excellent series of solo records...Among which "Southern Exposure" is near the top of my personal list. This is a purely instrumental record, and Michael Foster was behind the kit for the entire record. It is difficult enough to produce a single instrumentally. But to do an entire record, of this caliber, is a monumental musical feat. How good does a player have to write, perform and distribute something like this? Yeah...THAT good.

Thanks Again for everything Michael and all of you guys....See you all soon~