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 my entry. 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 13 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 'The Concert Guy'. 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 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!
Quick Show Review – Chris Stapleton
Not often am I lucky enough to be able to catch a 'generational talent' on back-to-back nights LIVE in concert. That was the case this past week with two Chris Stapleton performances in Duluth, MN & Prairie du Chien, WI at Country On The River, Thursday & Friday evening.
The Woolly Bear Cometh – Is There a Tough, Early Winter in Store?
Last week we heard about a Japanese Beetle invasion, and now this week, a Woolly Bear sighting. That usually happens in late August, September, or even later in the Fall, right? WATCH THE VIDEO!
Lets Have Some Fun – Show Us Your Banana-Phone Selfie
This posting was inspired by a friend who used a banana to convey his message. I laughed like hell when I saw it, so now it's your turn! Here's how it works.
Attention Chris Stapleton Fans – Please Vote for this Patriot, and Minnesota Vikings Fan!
Perhaps you remember this guy and his story from right here at the Quick Country Website, and the viral video that was featured on Inside Edition, Fox Sports, and other national media outlets.
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! LEARN MORE
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'!