The first Sonic City Council is up! We are officially podcasters. Catch our conversation with Michael Staertow on our maiden voyage. Michael was even kind enough to include some of his unreleased songs for the show! Catch snippets of two upcoming tracks from his upcoming EP during the transitions between the interview. Check out the episode below!!
Michael Staertow joins “Guitar Speak Podcast” host Matt Wakeling to talk about spending several years on the road with Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm, essential sideman tips, Les Pauls, paying it forward and even gives us a sneak peak of his much anticipated solo EP. LISTEN HERE!
Michael Staertow interview – he played alongside Lou Gramm of Foreigner and also jumped into Slaughter and now he’s making music of his own 🙂 Take a ride along to find out what it’s been like for Michael to perform beside an icon of our time.
Coming off major gigs with Lou Gramm and with Mark Slaughter, touring musician, Michael Staertow climbs aboard the (crowded!) tour bus — and tells about the life of a gun for hire. He has been a member of several acts moving up through his career, and the journey has been both rewarding and also immensely frustrating. Listen in and learn about what “ten year overnight sensation” really means in this world! *and also the adage “Nice guys keep working”!
In this episode, Ryan sits down with journeyman rock guitarist Michael Staertow (Lou Gramm Band & Slaughter)
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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.
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!
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 –
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”……