‘Back Room Radio Hour’ To Feature Gould, Ward Tonight

The March edition of Trinity Guitars' “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature original acoustic music by local musician Adam Gould, pictured, beginning today at 7 p.m. Photo by Karli Champ

Trinity Guitars is preparing to feature an evening of pure homegrown talent in the live taping of its next episode of “Back Room Radio Hour” tonight.

The WRFA-LP 107.9 FM affiliate will highlight original music written by Jamestown’s own Adam Gould and area musician Bill Ward, who is also hosting the program, beginning at 7 p.m. at Trinity Guitars’ 800 W. Third St. location in Jamestown.

Gould is a Jamestown musician who has been performing throughout area for the past several years. Though he found his passion for guitar playing and songwriting relatively later in life compared to his counterparts, he has been tenaciously driven in the art ever since. He is inspired by popular folk, country and rock artists such as Ryan Adams and Neil Young, as well as the genres of funk, hip-hop, soul and reggae.

He began by performing solo acoustic shows and then could be seen performing in local groups Makeout Practice and Dead Calm, which have since disbanded. Currently, Gould is the lead guitarist and vocalist for local band Cold Lazarus, which has become his primary outlet for songwriting and original musical ideas, but continues to compose songs not specific to any project, as well.

“Adam seems to be quietly, but quickly, making a splash in the local music scene,” Ward said. “I had a chance to hear him play with Cold Lazarus, and he’s also done a sit-in with me and done some original material, which I thought was really good stuff. So I figured it would be appropriate to have him on the show.”

The March edition of Trinity Guitars' “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature original acoustic music by local musician Bill Ward, pictured, beginning today at 7 p.m.

Ward said he has some new original material, yet to be recorded, that he will preview in the second portion of the show — which will likely be concluded by an ensemble performance.

Also appearing on tonight’s program will be Jim Colby of the GreenUp Jamestown Coalition, who will discuss an Earth Day event to be held Saturday, April 21, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. The event will be presented by GreenUp Jamestown and will center around environmental reflections. The entertainment begins at 6:20 p.m. featuring the unveiling of the “Pillar of Light” sculpture, Autumn Echo’s “Mother Earth” poetry, and Ward and the Earth Day Review.

The program is intergenerational, non-sectarian, free and open to the public. Visit greenupjamestown.com for more information.

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 — “BRRH with Adam Gould & BW.” It is recommended that attendees arrive at 6:30 p.m. to ensure the program begins on time.