Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year, New Radio Show (+ Live Events)

Happy New Year, All!

The first 2011 episode of “Easy Ed’s Variety Hour” will air this Friday (January 7). Tune in for TWO hours of Rockabilly, Hillbilly, R&B, and Rock ‘n’ Roll. In keeping with the new year, all songs on this week’s show will be “new,” in that I’ve never played any of them on previous episodes. I’ll also be giving away a pair of tickets to a very cool event coming up on January 22.

When: January 7, 6:00 to 8:00 PM Eastern

Where: 91.5 FM (WMFO), streaming at

Can’t listen live? Visit for archived episodes.

You can also follow the show on Facebook now if you like:!/pages/Easy-Eds-Variety-Hour/177813815586257

Next Wednesday (January 12) I’ll be the guest DJ at River Gods in Cambridge for Primitive Sounds night, alternating sets with hosts Jason Beek and/or fellow ‘MFO DJ P.J. Eastman. The music (rock ‘n’ roll, blues, old country, rockabilly, and more) starts at 9:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

River Gods
125 River Street
Cambridge, MA 02139-3806

January 22: Mark your calendars for a terrific event that's guaranteed to rock away your January blues: WMFO’s DJ Easy Ed presents a night of Rockabilly and Hillbilly bop, starring the sensational Pinball Millionaires. These guys play rockabilly and hillbilly bop the right way and are a big hit with the dancers! As a special bonus, Frankie Blandino (Spurs/Fathoms/Cranktones) will sit in on steel.

The Barleyhoppers, featuring Stan “The Man” Kozlowski (Spurs, Cranktones), will open the night. This is their debut Boston show, and the whole town's buzzing about it. Expect some Sun sides, some Hank, and a few Everly Brothers duets when special guest Cheryle Crane (Crybabies) joins Stan at the mic for some harmonizing.

Throughout the night, Easy Ed’s Record Hop will keep your toes a tappin'.
Arrive early (8:30 PM) for a free dance lesson (50s Jiving) with Miss Beck. No experience needed. No partner needed. Everyone welcome!

Midway Cafe
3496 Washington St.
Boston, MA (Jamaica Plain)
(617) 524-9038
Cover: $10.00
Sponsored by Narragansett Brewing
Cool poster courtesy of Mrs. Sludge