Presented by Guitar Player magazine, this episode finds us cruising the ‘copter way up to Rochester, NY, to rock out with MICHAEL STAERTOW, lead guitarist for legendary Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm. Staertow has held the Gramm gig for nearly seven years, and from “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” and “Urgent” to “Feels Like the First Time,” “Head Games,” and “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” the set of tunes Staertow plays lead guitar on each night is packed with an astonishingly high number of hits. It’s a dream gig for Staertow, and, as you’ll find out, it’s one he had to wait a long time to get. BONUS: Staertow also shares songs from his forthcoming solo album, and relates adventures such as meeting Stevie Ray Vaughan, Neal Schon, and other of his heroes. Enjoy.
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I’m very excited to be a “Rock Star Counselor” once again, at the upcoming Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Chicago, IL on June 28th – July 1st! This camp features Buddy Guy, Nancy Wilson & Chris Layton
Another illustrious list of fellow counselor’s includes: Gary Hoey, Vinny Appice (Dio), Joe Vitale (Joe Walsh), Rusty Wright, Arthur Strout (Hall & Oates, ELO), Chip Z’Nuff, Tanya O’Callaghan (Ronnie Wood, Dee Snider), Monte Pittman (Madonna), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) to name a few…and more to be announced!
Looking forward to seeing & working with everyone there!
For those of you that have asked, and have patiently waited…all of your autograph and pick requests can be sent to the address included here:
As time permits, Michael will sign personalized items that are sent, as well as provide his personal guitar picks by request! Provide a self addressed stamped envelope, with your pictures, posters, items to be signed, etc…
New merch coming soon!!
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Welcome aboard, Michael!
Jam The Hits with the Masters
Join Michael and an illustrious group of Rock Star Counselors this February 15th – 18th at Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp in N.Hollywood, Calif.
Just added to the counselor roster: Bassists Michael Devin (Whitesnake, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Exp.), & Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake), as well keyboardist Teddy Andreadis (Guns N’ Roses).
Exciting news for early 2018 – Join Michael as he becomes one of the newest “Rock Star Counselors” at the infamous Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood, CA!
Michael joins an illustrious A-List roster of legendary musicians this coming February 15th thru 18th, such as Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon), Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Bruce Watson (Foreigner), Arianna Powell (Black Eyed Peas), Lucy Graves (Black Eyed Peas), Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath), Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder), Monte Pittman (Madonna), and Ashley Dzerigian (Filter).
Sign up now to get your spot before space runs out fast!
Greetings Podcast aficionados and welcome back to your Amps and Axes Podcast. In this latest installment, the guys bring you a player that originally hails from upstate New York. It turns out that there have been a few other musicians that have come out of this area, including the front man Michael now plays guitar for, so even if you’re a Long Long Way From Home, this is Urgent and we’re not playin’ Head Games, so please help us welcome this Soul Doctor, guitarist for Lou Gramm, Mr Michael Staertow. Enjoy! Listen Here!
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Michael has his very own YouTube channel! Filled with videos from his new “GuitarCam” as well as footage from “Back In The Day” – Reaction to the new “GuitarCam” video has been overwhelming – you get a close up look right from Michael’s headstock on his Gibson Les Paul guitar, taking you on a tour of a step by step perspective during an actual LIVE performance, WOW!!! Check it out NOW –
Lou Gramm and Michael talk to Guitar World Magazine’s James Wood about the 2017 Tour — Read the Full Article Here
The 2017 tour has kicked off with a new & improved band! Last year (2016) we welcomed Drummer Rob Mount and Sax / Rhythm Guitarist Scott Gilman ( Foreigner ). This year we welcome Keyboardist Jeff Jacobs (Billy Joel, Foreigner, Julian Lennon) to the band. Bringing the integrity of the music to an all time high! Not only has the addition of these three key elements help authenticate the sound, their stage presence knocks it out of the park!! You’ll be hard pressed to mistaken us for a “cover band”……
See you all out there this summer!