This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" aired on FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2017
Topic: The Impact of Guitar Icon ALLAN HOLDSWORTH
Guests: MARCO VILLARREAL (guitar virtuoso) and CHRIS HOARD (Allan's Friend and Project Assistant )
Guitar master ALLAN HOLDSWORTH was originally scheduled to be the final guest of the "INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH" series on the MAY 2nd program, where he and Lounges would have chatted about a 40-plus year career in music, and the new, solo career-encompassing 12-CD box set "Allan Holdsworth: The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever," released last month by Los Angeles-based Manifesto Records.
Allan was to have pre-recorded his interview (his hectic performing schedule made it too difficult for him to guest live), but he tragically died at his California home just two days prior to his scheduled interview with show host TOM LOUNGES. Allan was 70.
So this evening's "Midwest BEAT" program instead serves as a remembrance of this gifted guitarist who as the title of his box set aptly proclaims was "The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever." In-studio for this celebratory program will be Northwest Indiana guitar virtuoso MARCO VILLARREAL to discuss about what made Allan so unique to the world of guitar playing. Joining by phone from California will be CHRIS HOARD, Allan's project assistant, friend and the author of the detailed liner notes for "Allan Holdsworth: The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever."