Rick Galusha's Pacific St. Blues and Americana

Since inception (1989), Pacific St. Blues & Americana strives to be a discerning voice helping roots fans sift through the mountains of music released every year. We are not for everyone; we want to engage active, critical listeners that hear beyond d'jour. Interviews include: Johnny Winter, Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Jerry Wexler, Tommy Shannon & Chris Layton, B.B. King, Dr. John, Robin Trower, Robben Ford, Mato Nanji, Joe Bonamassa, Harry Manx, Sue Foley, Marshall Chess, Billy Lee Riley, Charlie Louvin, Kim Richey, Radney Foster, Eric Johnson, David Clayton Thomas, Al Kooper, Phil Chen (Wired, Blow By Blow), Ian McLagan, Art Neville, Southside Johnny, Miami Steve Van Zant, Nils Lofgren, Bruce Iglauer, Charlie Musselwhite, Studebaker John, Chris Duarte, Smokin' Joe Kubeck, Hamilton Loomis, Peter Karp, Roomful of Blues, James Harman, Hadden Sayers, Malford Milligan, Melvin Taylor, Otis Taylor, Dave Alvin, Coco Montoya, Jimmy Thackery, Marsha Ball, Maria Muldaur, Shelby Lynne, Magic Dick & J. Geils, Lil' Milton, BuddyGuy, Aynsley Lister, Matt Schofield, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Guy Clark, Joe Ely, James Cotton, Robin & Jesse Davey, Hugh Coltman (Hoax), Sean Kelly (Samples), John Entwistle (The Who), Mark Olson (Jayhawks), Walter Wolfman Washington, Anthony Gomes, Bob Malone, Chubby Carrier, Buckwheat Zydeco, Murali Coryell, David Jacob Strain, DeAnna Bogart, Michael Lee Firkins, Guy Davis, Jason Ricci, John Doe, Little Feat, Matt Woods, MikeZito, Peter Buffett, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Corky Siegel, Todd Park Mohr, Watermelon Slim, Magic Slim, Corey Harris,- - - - - - ------------------------Radio archives: http://www.kiwrblues.podomatic.com/. Playlists: http://www.omahablues.com/ Reviews featured in http://www.blueswax.com/. Email: KIWRblues@gmail.com Live online; Sundays 9 a.m. (-6 GMT) http://www.897theriver.com/

Saturday, January 5, 2008

A life in Rock n' Roll...

I am submitting Rick Galusha as a 2007 Nominee for The Nebraska Music Hall of Fame.

The national music marketing machine creates an illusion that the only important music is major label, putting us in the “passive role of being only entertained.” Rick Galusha connects Midwest musicians, listeners, and concert goers to their own sense of place, identity, personal history and “active participation” through inspired expression, talent, volunteerism and creative dedication.

–Paul Ehernberger, Schuyler musician, film-maker & owner of Digital Ranch: 402-615-0532

A Chronological Musical Bio of Rick Galusha

(*) Rick Galusha with John Mayer and Mike Fratt (photo omitted)

1978 University of Wyoming
- KUWR Radio, Laramie, Wyoming, host (Rock)
- Branding Iron writer, University of Wyoming Student newspaper
- Student Programming Staff; Freddie Hubbard, Foreigner, Helen Reddy

(*) Rick Galusha with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac (photo omitted)

1979 – 1983, Homer’s Music Stores

1979 – 1983, Concert Security Services

1979 – 1983, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- 1979 – 1982, air Host, KVNO (Classical, Jazz, Blues)
- 1979 – 1980, Student Programming,
Day Time Bands committee: Pat Metheny,
- 1979 – 1980, Music writer,
Gateway Student newspaper
1980 – 1981, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, (England)
- ‘Hall Ball Committee’ Music coordinator, - Eddie & the Hotrods, Dr. Feelgood

1986–2005 President, Homer’s Music Stores Independent music chain, with six locations in Omaha, Bellevue & Lincoln

(*) Rick & Barb Galusha with Pete Townsend of “The Who” (photo can be seen at www.KIWRBLues.PodOMatic.com)

1995 – 2005, Board, National Association of Retail Merchandisers
Retail Advisory Board Member

1995 – 2004, Independent Music Association Board Member

1995 – 2005, Member, Coalition of Independent Music Stores

1988 – 2000, KRCK, cable radio, hosting in my his basement, (no charge)

(*) Rick Galusha with The Rolling Stones (Photo on this site)

1989–Present: Radio Host, Pacific Street Blues

1989 – 1995, KKVU, KKCD

1995–Present: KIWR 89.7 fm (Sunday Mornings 9:00 to 12:00)

2004 – Launched podcast of PS Blues at www.KIWRBlues.PodOMatic.com

(*) Rick Galusha & Peter Frampton (photo omitted)
(*) Rick Galusha & Ian McLagan (photo omitted)

1990–Present - Writer, Print Media:

Blues Revue, Bluewax, Roots Music Report, www.HomersMusic.com, Metropolitan, Red Shark, City Weekly, Omaha World Herald, Smooth Review, Express, Billboard Magzine, Counter-Intelligence, The Rock, Reader,

- www.BluesWax.com
- www.RootsMusicReport.com
- www.HomersMusic.com
- www.BillWyman.com (guest)

(*) Rick Galusha & Alice Cooper (photo omitted)
(*) Rick & Barb Galusha with Aerosmith (photo omitted)

Concert / Event Promoter

1990 Earth Day Omaha, 17000 guests (Co-Chairman)
Jackson Berkey, Rick Kuethe,

1991 Earth Day Omaha, 17000 guests (Chairman)

1999 Indigenous Jam, 2500 guests (Co-Founder, Promoter)
Jackson Browne, Wavy Gravy (Woodstock), Indigenous, others

2000 Indigenous Jam, 6000 guests (Promoter)
Double Trouble w/ Malford Milligan, Sue Foley, Melvin Taylor,
Billy Lee Riley (Sun Records), Chris Duarte, The Hoax
The Samples, Indigenous, others

Note: Broadcast on NETV in nine 60 minute episodes

2001 Indigenous Jam, 3000 guests (Promoter)
Rory Block, Davey Brothers, Corey Harris, Joe Bonamassa,
Chris Duarte, Indigenous, Kris Lager Band, Blue House, others

2002 Indigenous Jam, 3000 guests (Promoter)
Robben Ford, Davey Brothers, Corey Harris, Harry Manx, others

2004 Playing With Fire Concert Series (Co-Founder, Promoter)
Bernard Allison, others

2005 Playing With Fire Concert Series (Promoter)
Bernard Allison, Deborah Coleman, Hadden Sayers, others

Scottish Rites Hall series (Founder, Promoter)
Shelby Lynne, Jerry Garcia Band, Joe Bonamassa,
Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins, others

2006 Playing With Fire Concert Series
Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Joe Bonamassa, others

Radio Interviews:

Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones,

(*) Rick Galusha with BB King (3 interviews), (photo omitted)

Dr. John (3 interviews),
Ian McLagan (2 interviews)
(*) Rick Galusha with Bonnie Raitt, (photo omitted)
Robben Ford,
Jerry Wexler (2),
Shemekia Copeland,
Smoking Joe Kubeck,
Sue Foley (3),
(*) J. Geils & Magic Dick, (photo omitted)
Johnny Winter,
Jonny Lang,
(*) Mato Nanji (4), (photo can be seen at www.KIWRBlues.PodOMatic.com)
(*) Joe Bonamassa (3), (photo can be seen at www.KIWRBlues.PodOMatic.com)
(*) Little Milton, (photo omitted)
(*) Charlie Musselwhite (2), (photo omitted)
Luther Allison,
Tommy Castro (2),
Ana Popovic,
John Trudell,
Deanna Bogart,
John Wesley Harding,
Otis Taylor,
Johnny Bolin,
John Wooler (Pointblank),
Sean Costello,
Bruce Lundvall (Bluenote),
Anthony Gomes,
...And dozens of others

Rick Galusha, currently attending Bellevue University in the MBA rogram

(*) Rick & Barb Galusha with The Everly Brothers (photo omitted)

Music Favourites include: Kris Lager Band, The Rolling Stones, Louis Jordan, Joe Bonamassa, Indigenous, Graham Parsons, Sarah Benck & the Robbers, Anonymous American, Radney Foster, Jimmy D. Lane, Rodney Crowell, The Jam, Buddah Head Band, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Johnny Winter, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes.

Great unknown favorites; db Cooper, The Dancing Hoods, The Screaming Cheetha Wheelies, Jack the Lad (Lindesfarne), Tommy Bolin

Favourite albums include;

"Exile on Main Street" by the Rolling Stones;
"Supersonic" by Hadden Sayers;
"Blues Deluxe" by Joe Bonamassa;
"Derek and the Dominos Live" by Derek & the Dominos;
"Houston Kid" by Rodney Crowell;
"Kim Richey" by Kim Richey;
"Quadrophenia" by The Who;
"Ronnie Lane Live in Austin" by Ronnie Lane;
"The Mercury Years" by Rod Stewart (and Ian McLagan, Ron Wood et al...)
"Don't Be Late" Anonymous American;

(*) Rick Galusha with Miami Steve Van Zant of The Bruce Springsteen Band, and actor in the HBO series, The Sopranos (photo omitted)

Favourite concerts:
1. Southside Johnny & the Ashbury Jukes, Music Box bar, Omaha, 1980,
2. The Kinks, Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kan., 1981,
3. Rolling Stones, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, 2004,
4. Pearl Jam, Easy Street Records, Seattle, 2005,
5. Joe Bonamassa fronting Indigenous, Mick's Music & Bar, 2004,
6. Billy Lee Riley w/ Chris Duarte Band @ Indigenous Jam, Omaha, 2000
7. Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Orlando Marriott, Room 328,
8. Freddie Hubbard Band, Union Pacific Cocktails car, enroute Laramie to Denver, Nov. '78,
9. Rockpile, University of Newcastle Student Union, fall '80,
10. Sue Foley, "Lawnstock" (my front lawn), 2006,
11. The Jam, Aragon Ballroom, (Chicago) "fucking brilliant" Paul Weller, 1981,

(*) Rick Galusha, Joel Waldo, John Timmons & Mike Fratt with Kim Richey, Portland (photo omitted)

2007, nominee for Keeping the Blues Alive radio award
2007, nominee for Nebraska Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame

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