Marc Cohn on his career and the inspiration for “Walking In Memphis”

Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn joined Downtown to discuss his current tour, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of his debut album. Cohn talked about how quickly the time has passed, shared the story behind his classic song “Walking In Memphis”, and reflected on some of the talented artists he has collaborated with through the years. He also […]

Singer Dean Friedman on “Ariel” and his career in music

Dean Friedman, the singer of the song “Ariel”, joined Downtown to talk about his extremely interesting career in and out of music.  Friedman spoke about who was the inspiration behind the song “Ariel” and how his follow up album after that was a huge success overseas.  He also talked about the advice he would give […]

Dan Epstein talks ’70s baseball, Strat-o-matic, and Lemmy Kilmister

Author Dan Epstein joined Downtown again to talk about the release of “Stars and Strikes” on paperback, and also gave some thoughts on music. He talked about growing up listening to baseball and how the Atlanta Braves were a big introduction to him into the National League. Epstein also spoke about Strat-o-matic baseball and the […]

Ian Astbury of “The Cult” talks about his songwriting process and new album

Ian Astbury, the lead singer of the band The Cult, joined Downtown to talk about the debut of their 10th studio album “Hidden City” which will be on sale tomorrow. Astbury spoke on his lyrical process and creating thought provoking lyrics for this album and what it has been like to continue to play in […]

Dave (Schneider) Zamboni of The Zambonis on new song “Great Scott”

  Dave Schneider of the band “The Zambonis” joined Rich and Ryan on Monday afternoon to talk about the band’s new song called “Great Scott”, about All Star Game star John Scott. Schneider talked about the inspiration for the song and how quickly it came together before Sunday’s game as well as the unique Scott, […]

The Cult’s Billy Duffy talks about new album, his signature guitar, and GnR reunion

Rock guitarist Billy Duffy of the band “The Cult” joined Bryan Stackpole on Thursday to talk about the band’s 10th studio album “Hidden City”. Duffy remembered his time in the state of Maine back in the 1980s and went into detail on how he became connected with his iconic White Falcon guitar. He also spoke […]

Jed Gottlieb remembers Glenn Frey and David Bowie

  Jed Gottlieb, the music critic for the Boston Herald, joined Rich to talk about the passing of Glenn Frey and David Bowie. Gottlieb spoke about the impact that Frey made to music and how his death was received among his peers. He also talked about the acting careers of both Frey and Bowie and […]

Legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb talks about his career

Rich and Stack recently went back into the vault and played the interview with legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb. Webb talked about his connections with the state of Maine and also gave his thoughts on working with other greats in the business. He also talked about writing a song about PF Sloan and what he has […]

Kenny Rogers talks about his career and tour

Music legend Kenny Rogers came on Downtown to talk about his career and upcoming appearance in Bangor in December. Rogers spoke about playing Christmas music on this tour and also his thoughts on wrapping up touring after such a successful career. He also talked about how he helped Don Henley get into the business, what […]

Singer Andrew McKnight live performances on Downtown

Folk singer and songwriter Andrew McKnight joined Downtown and performed live on the show. McKnight was in town for a performance on Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor and joined Rich and Bruce for a performance at Downtown’s studios. He talked about his career and how he turned to music for his career. […]

Ellis Paul talks about his career and upcoming Maine appearance

Singer and songwriter Ellis Paul came on Downtown to talk about his career and upcoming appearance in Hallowell, Maine. He talked about a few of his songs being feature in movies soon and how excited he is to play in Maine again after he relocated down South. Paul also briefly reminisced about his cross country […]

Little Anthony on his career and new book “Little Anthony: My Journey, My Destiny”

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Anthony joined Downtown to talk about his career and book “Little Anthony: My Journey, My Destiny”. The singer, whose hits include “Tears On My Pillow”, “Hurt So Bad”, and “Goin’ Out Of My Head”, discussed his early influences and his rise from the street corners of Brooklyn. Anthony […]

Eddie Money on touring and his idea for a Broadway play

  Legendary singer and songwriter Eddie Money rejoined Downtown for his yearly appearance to talk about his career and music and what he’s been up to since the last time we’ve talked. He spoke on his highly rated US tour that he once again is doing with his talented family of musicians. Eddie talked about […]

Mike Morsch on his new book and 1970s music

Author Mike Morsch joined Downtown again to talk about his new book, The Vinyl Diaries: Vol 2. He discussed moving into the 1970s for this edition of the book and also talking with some of the greats in music like Brian Wilson and Don Felder. Morsch also spoke on how he chose the Hall and […]

Stesha Cano performs and talks about upcoming appearances

Local singer and musician Stesha Cano joined Downtown again to talk about her upcoming shows in Bangor for the Cool Sounds concert. Stesha was joined by the “Friggin’ Jerks” and played two songs in studio live as well.