The piano/painting duo Pocket Vinyl released their latest album "Winter Person" in 2020, but but are just now getting to celebrate with an album release party. We talk with Eric Stevenson about songwriting, recording, and the companion book and ambient album that accompany "Winter Person."
Rick and Peter talk with local radio host Lee Elci, a former minor league baseball player, about what it takes to face professional pitchers. Rick, Peter and Lee took some swings in the cages against mid-90s fastballs from a pitching machine, and Rick was about as successful as you would imagine he was.
"Road of Bones" is the 16th book in James R. Benn's series of Billy Boyle World War II mystery novels. Benn talks with Rick Koster about the historical backdrop for the novel, writing during the solitude of the pandemic, and the dark history of Russia's real life Road of Bones.
"Road of Bones" will be released on September 7, 2021 with a book signing at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT.
Joe Bouchard talks about his years with Blue Öyster Cult, getting royalty checks from Metallica, and meeting Rick Koster at an Imagine Dragons show. Bouchard and his brother Albert, founding members of Blue Öyster Cult, perform as The Bouchard Brothers at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, July 31.
Ian McNulty, who grew up in South County, Rhode Island and is the food writer for The Times-Picayune/The Advocate, talked to Rick Koster about being a food critic in what some would call the greatest food city in America.
Live music exploded out onto street corners and open-air performance spaces in New London on international Make Music Day. We explored the wide variety of melodies and rhythms, meeting the energetic rapper Byrd StayLow, the Nickelodeon Barbershop Quartet covering pop classics, and improvisational pianist Jermaine Edwards.
As the world reopens, the Hygienic Art Park hosted New Orleans pianist John ‘Papa’ Gros. Inspired by the experience, Rick Koster indulges in a bit of wistful but goofy nostalgia for the Crescent City.
After meeting Rick Koster in a local pizza shop, John Jensen asked if Rick would listen to some of the songs he had written. Rick's positive feedback gave Jensen, in his 60s, the encouragement he needed to go into the studio for the first time and record an album with a full band of local musicians.