Tagged: Lou Gramm
Michael Staertow is sharing his Christmas Music CD titled Acoustic Christmas
Michael Staertow is the amazing Guitarist who played with Lou Gramm, last summer at the CNE Bandshell.
Lou Gramm was the Lead Singer and Songwriter with the 80’s band Foreigner. Superb band. Amazing lyrics. Memorable sound.
Lou Gramm is touring again, after his battle with a Brain Tumor. Michael Staertow is on Lead Guitar. Close your eyes and you would swear that it was Foreigner up on stage.
Michael’s Acoustic Christmas CD, was recorded with Andy Knoll. No vocals. Just mellow Guitar and Keys. Perfect for get togethers around Christmas and New Years.
I have a post about the Acoustic Christmas CD on my Zenfolio site. Thought that the visitors to this site might also be interested.
It really shows off Michael’s range of talent. On stage with Lou Gramm, he delivers a powerful Guitar presence. The Acoustic Christmas CD is a melodic reinterpretation of Christmas Classics. Beautifully played, well-arranged and produced.
How often do you have a major Musician “sharing” a CD with their fans?
Click on this line to visit Michael’s Facebook page, where you will find links to each track. He recently had a post which featured links to all the tracks from the Acoustic Christmas CD.
He is an awesome Guitarist. Clearly a Master of the Guitar.
I’ll sum up in two words: He Rocks!!!
Click on this line to read the Popmatters interview with Michael Staertow, which has some great background info.
Click on this line to view a video of Michael Staertow playing ZZTop’s “Jesus Just Left Chicago”. Video is on the Geckorex YouTube Channel
Photos of Lou Gramm in concert at the CNE Bandshell in Toronto
Do you remember the following songs playing on the radio in the late 70s and early 80s: I Want To Know What Love Is, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent and Cold as Ice. There were more songs, sixteen top 30 hits. The band was Foreigner. The voice singing those hits, was none other than Lou Gramm. Continue reading
CNE Bandshell Concerts listing for Aug 16 thru to Sep 02 2013
UPDATE Aug 2014 : The list in this post is from 2013. Click on this line to view the CNE Bandshell Concert listing for 2014.
The grande lady is about to return to Toronto. Yes, the CNE is almost here. I was going thru the list of Musicians which will be performing at the Bandshell Stage. Continue reading