Show #131 – Julia Mulligan, Jerry Mulligan, Sir Freddy Kowalo

Eric sits down with Rock promoters Julia & Jerry Mulligan of Twist of Fate Production as well as Sir Freddy Kowalo. Topics include where Pittsburgh is today with Live music, challenges of the Pittsburgh music scene, marketing to chaning demographics and music genres, the importance of social media to individual bands and the entire industry and of course, more Kowalo stories from his upcoming book. All this and much more! Join us!

Show #127 – Sir Freddy Kowalo

UFOs, photography, mosh pits, local music, band jealousy issues, mushrooms, brownies, the trials of social media, pandemic boredom and sobriety are just some of the tops on hand as Sir Freddy Kowalo returns to Boogie Street Studio for another sit down with Eric. Fun, funny and real. As always! Join us!

Show #67 – Frank Vieira

Singer, Songwriter & Musician, Pittsburgh’s own Frank Vieira joins me in the Boogie Street Studio! Our discussion is Show #67 of The Eric McKenna Project.

Frank’s back to discuss his recent multi-state touring, writing new material for himself and other artists, his creative process and to share a few of his tunes, including a brand new one – on Acoustic! Join Us!

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Show #47 – Sir Fred Kowalo

Sir Freddy Kowalo is back for Episode #5 of The Kowalo Chronicles.

Before Fred heads back out on tour with TSO, he makes another appearance on EMp pOdcast #47. Fred (aka ‘shifty guy #1’) shares more road stories from tours with Megadeth, Black Label Society, Ozzy, Alice in Chains, TSO and more. Not to mention, Fred’s recent snafu while woking an Eagles show. Eric and Fred also take a trip down the Boogie Street Guitars rabbit hole as they talk about how it all started including Fred’s rather odd ‘first day’ at Boogie Street. As well as how ‘strip clubs’ played an odd, yet important role in the launching of Boogie Street.

Fred also shares his favorite memories from Pittsburgh’s concert venues including the Civic Arena, the Palace Theatre, the Stanley Theatre, Graffiti, and Consol Center.

All this and much more on EMp pOdcast #47 with Sir Freddy Kowalo!

Show #42 – Freddy Kowalo & Sarah Ann Duffy

**Sir Freddy Kowalo is back for Episode 4 of ‘The Kowalo Chronicles’ and Eric is joined this time by guest co-host Sarah Duffy, 1/3 of The Duffy Women! It’s a bit irreverent. It’s a bit salty. But there’s popcorn, chips and booze! And…there’s Fred in a Britney Spears outfit.

Our Conversation is EMp pOdcast #42! Join Us! 

Show #3 – Sir Freddy Kowalo (Part 1)

Recorded April 1st, 2019, LIVE at the Boogie Street Studios, at the table with Eric is Sir Freddy Kowalo, Part 1. Fred is a Pittsburgh native who, for more than 20 years, has toured the world multiple times in the role of Guitar Technician for Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Shinedown, Alice in Chains, INXS, TSO and Medadeth. Fred shares plenty of road stories with artists he has worked directly for including Zakk Wylde, Dave Mustaine, Chris Broderick, Jasin Todd and many others. Fred also shares his experiences living and working ‘on the road; touring. The pitfalls of working and – eating – while in India. Having his ego shattered in an out of the way, Dublin bar. Bungee jumping in Vegas. Missed private plan opportunities. Working and appearing in the movie ‘Rockstar’. And much, much more. A relaxed and fun conversation with one of the Music Industry’s true gems, Sir Freddy!