Thanks again to everyone for all the well wishes and prayers for my daughter, Giada! She’s doing great and will be back in full swing very soon Well, with all this excitement and stress the last few days, it’s nice to get back to work. Gearing up to play two shows at the Peterson Auditorium (Ludington, MI) w/The Verve Pipe, this Friday – 10am Family Show & 7:30pm Rock Show.…
Had a total blast the last couple weeks playing the Austin City Limits Festival w/The Verve Pipe! This Friday we’ll be rockin’ The Ark (Ann Arbor, MI) – 8pm, then Saturday at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe (Kalamazoo, MI) with the Brian Vander Ark band – 7pm……
Had an awesome time playing and hanging out at week one of the “2013 Austin City Limits Festival”! Was totally blown away to see that Rolling Stone included a backstage pic of the band in their ACL photo album. Looking forward to next weekend as week two of the festival continues…..
All packed and geared up to play the “Austin City Limits Festival” (Austin, TX), tomorrow & Sun w/The Verve Pipe. Killer line up this year! Will for sure be checking out Depeche Mode, Queens of the Stone Age, and of course Lionel Richie. Also playing there next Fri and Sat, so will get a chance to do it all over again
Geared up and ready for a Labor Day weekend tour w/ The Verve Pipe. Oklahoma here we come!!! Thursday – Undercroft Montessori School (Tulsa, OK) – 6:30pm (Family show) / Friday – West Siloam Springs Casino (Siloam Springs, OK) – 10:30pm (FREE Rock Show) / Sunday – Wiggle Out Loud Festival (Oklahoma City, OK) – 6pm (Family Show)
By Vince Chiarelli
I recently had the pleasure of being able to interview Rockford native Lou “Luigi” Musa on my Rockford Originals radio show. I came to hear about Lou from my musical colleague Frank Calvagna. Frank said Lou used to teach guitar at his music store, Jus Jammin’, back in the 1990s. So, I thought I’d interview Lou and talk about his music career and connection to Rockford.
Lou was born and raised in Rockford. At the age of 5, he began playing the guitar and was taught by his father, an accomplished guitar and accordion player from Ferentino, Italy. The one thing that stuck out to me about Lou’s family and heritage is that his father’s profession was tailoring. I find it very ironic that my grandfather was a tailor and musician from Italy and so was Lou’s father. There must be something with tailoring and music. Even more surprising to me is that Lou’s father and my grandfather were actually friends.
Lou began taking formal lessons at age 7 and studied classical guitar for more than 11 years. By 17, he was teaching private lessons during the week while performing live in Chicago and other cities in the region on weekends.
Lou has been credited on many albums and projects as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. He also has a range of musical styles, from country to jazz, blues to progressive rock, plus the ability to play other instruments such as, mandolin, banjo and keyboards.
Lou writes, performs, and produces music for movies and commercials. In 1997, Lou relocated to Grand Rapids, Mich., and currently performs and tours as lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the bands The Verve Pipe and The Rockit King. Outside of his busy touring schedule, Lou continues to teach guitar and bass part time, and performs locally at clubs and churches.
Lou has great talent, and many well-known companies have endorsed Lou. He is endorsed by Behringer, D’Addario, 1964 Ears and Bugera.
To listen to my interview with Lou Musa, visit www.rockfordcollegeradio.com and search for Lou Musa.
Please contact Vince Chiarelli if you have any original Rockford music or radio suggestions. He can be reached at email@example.com.
In case you missed my radio interview w/ Vince Chiarelli on Rockford College Radio, here’s the Podcast of the show…..