‘BRRH’ To Feature Burke, Parker, Bogarts In Taping

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature live performances by The Bogarts during the taping of its upcoming Thursday, Jan. 12, episode. Submitted photo

“alignnone size-medium wp-image-714287″ src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/ogden_images/www.post-journal.com/images/2017/01/04220329/lori-burke-375×500.jpg” alt=”lori-burke” width=”375″ height=”500″ /> With the start of a new year comes a fresh installment of Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour,” this time featuring a lineup of roots connoisseurs and alt-country purveyors.

Presented by WRFA-LP 107.9 FM, the upcoming program will hold its live taping at Trinity Guitars’ 800 W. Third St. location on Thursday, Jan. 12, beginning at 7 p.m. It will include performances by Lori Burke and Fred Parker of Edinboro, Pa., and Jamestown’s own alt-country outfit: The Bogarts.

Each accomplished solo artists and both members of Western Pennsylvania’s Tiger Maple String Band, Burke and Parker are flag-bearers of the Northeastern roots and old-time music scene. Both accomplished guitarists and vocalists, they will perform some of their songs from the most recent old-time Tiger Maple String Band album, “Comin’ Home.”

“We’ve technically had Lori and Fred on the show before, but it worked out that only Lori was able to play,” said Bill Ward, program host. “As a duo, they are best defined by the chemistry that they have onstage with one another. It’s something that you can’t teach or recreate, it’s just a natural thing. They’re both great songwriters and fine individuals, and we’re glad to welcome them back to Jamestown.”

The Bogarts are still in the midst of promoting their most recent album, “80 Proof Truth,” which was released last year. The album contains a selection of songs penned by the group’s leader Chris Passamonte, performing guitar and vocals, as well as Bogarts members Shawn McKane, performing on drums and Jamie Trusler, performing on guitar. Other members include Warren Sischo on pedal steel, keyboards and banjo; and Chris Rammacher on bass guitar.

The program will also spotlight the Jamestown Jackals, the first Premier Basketball League team managed by nonprofit organization #IntegrityFirst.Inc., now entering its second season.

According to Kayla Crosby, #IntegrityFirst president, the team will play 24 home games this season at Jamestown Community College’s physical education complex. In addition, the players being brought in will be offered the opportunity to work part-time jobs in the area during their stay.

“Many of the potential players have expressed an interest in obtaining part-time jobs in Jamestown or very close by,” she said. The players will be living in town, but as #IntegrityFirst is a nonprofit, we cannot offer them paychecks. Instead, we will provide housing, meals, gym memberships and assistance obtaining these part-time jobs.”

“Back Room Radio Hour” draws from an expansive pool of local and regional talent to showcase independent artists in an hour-long program of performances and interviews taped in-house before a live studio audience. The show is recorded live for a 7 p.m. broadcast the following Monday evening on 107.9 WRFA Radio in Jamestown. It is also streamed on wrfalp.com.

There is no cost to attend a taping session of “Back Room Radio Hour,” but it is preferable that those interested in attending reserve their seats by contacting Trinity Guitars at 665-4490 or trinityguitarsbill@gmail.com. Reservations may also be made by visiting trinityguitars.com or via the event’s Facebook page. It is recommended that attendees arrive at 6:30 p.m. to ensure the program begins on time.

Trinity Guitars is located at 800 W. Third St. in Jamestown. For more information, find the event on Facebook.