Back in October of 1990, I entered a contest offered on a Milwaukee radio station - "Win Your Own Hour On Our Airwaves." The contest was simple. Write them a letter & tell them why they should pick me. So, I wrote the letter and I WON, and the rest, like they say, is history! Ten days later I would have my first radio gig. Since then I have worked in radio part-time (around my full-time jobs) in Beaver Dam, WI, Appleton, WI, Tuscon, AZ, and for the past 12 years, right here in Rochester, MN. I enjoy going to concerts and supporting live music, My absolute favorite band live is ZZ - TOP, who I've seen LIVE 29 times! Also, Eric Church (23 times), Little Big Town (25 times), plus many 100's more, and many acts multiple times. If you wish just call me >>> #theConcertGuy I enjoy my gas grill, growing Hungarian heirloom peppers, playing acoustic guitar & harmonica, along with my full time job at a local, well known garden center on 2nd St. in Rochester. Working here at Quick Country (my 12th year) is a true passion, and it is still as thrilling and fun as it was on my first day in radio. Oh yeah, I am a proud papa, grand dad, and five-year Navy aviation veteran, too! LONG LIVE THE MUSIC!
These Five Musical Notes Mean Something!
It's not a guitar riff, or a lullaby, but this means something. This is important! WATCH THE TRAILER
Old-School Country Boys Still Living the Dream in Minnesota at The Zoo Amphitheater
Last Sunday night at the beautiful Weesner Family Amphitheater in Apple Valley, MN I had the distinct pleasure of being reunited with a hometown hero, a friend, and an entertaining old-school country vibe to cap off a very busy week.
Grow Your Own – Find Out How!
Once on the verge of extinction, the now 'global' Beaver Dam Pepper is enjoying a come-back of sorts, even right here in Rochester, Minnesota!
Eric Church Writes a New Song En Route to his Fan Club Party at CMA Fest 2017
According to some Church Choir members who were there, he wrote this song stuck in Nashville traffic on the way to CMA Fest & the annual Fan Club party on Friday.
Chris Stapleton Pens a Heartfelt Letter to His Fans – Rescheduled Shows
Chris Stapleton canceled the next 3-weeks of shows; he has a broken bone and a detached tendon in his right index finger. READ MORE!
Former Rochester, Minnesota Resident Reviews Chris Stapleton’s Recent Red Rocks Show
When I realized that I would not be able to attend Chris Stapleton's May 23rd 2017 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater due to work commitments, I knew that I'd have to find a 'proxy' to report back on what I knew would be a jaw-drop amazing show. I found my 'proxy'!
Rochester’s Number One Gardening Complaint – Garden Pests – Deer and Rabbits
Deer and Rabbits can be frustrating, and selecting plants that they will leave alone is always a challenge. Utilize these suggestions for bulletproof perennials and shrubs that deer and rabbits won’t eat. WATCH THE VIDEOS!
From Deep in the Eric Church Vaults – Unreleased Songs [LISTEN]
Eric Church fans know that 'Chief' is a song writing machine! This unreleased single DID NOT end up on an album earlier in his career during 'the Chief Era' , but is an absolute boot-tapper that I think you will enjoy. Give it a listen!
Container Gardening Tips for All Minnesotans
Once again, as Minnesotans prepare to move outside to their backyards, patios and decks, or to their northern lake cabins for the Memorial Day Weekend, many will find ways to enjoy and enhance their outdoor living spaces.
Six Natural Alternatives to Repel the Minnesota State Bird – the Mosquito
As Minnesotan's prepare to move outside to their backyards, their patios & decks, or to their northern lake cabins after the reality that is the long Minnesota winter, an annual nemesis, the mosquito could be around in epic proportions this year due to the extremely wet Spring we'v…