Friday Flashback: Rick Bedrosian’s “Up Beat” TV Show

December 1st, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

Chances are that you know Rick Bedrosian as the bassist-bandleader of Hair of the Dog. Or maybe as the guitarist with Hey Jude…The Tribute.

But you may not recall that he was once also a television talk show host. That’s right, back in 1994 & ’95, Bedrosian hosted the half-hour public access show, “Up Beat,” featuring many of Greater Nippertown’s leading bands of the day.

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Fortunately, Bedrosian recently dug deep into the video vault and uploaded nine episodes of “Up Beat” to his October Eve Music channel on YouTube, so that we can all enjoy a bit of a flashback.

Here’s what you’ll find (complete with links to the individual shows):

EPISODE 1, 10/11/94
Guests: Benita Zahn, The McKrells, Jeff Strange, Hair of the Dog

EPISODE 2, 10/17/1994
Guests: Johnny Rabb’s Rockhouse, Greg Haymes, the Jim E. Velvet Trio

EPISODE 3, 11/7/1994
Guests: Ernie Williams & the Wildcats, Siobhan Quinn & Ben Murray, Don Wilcock

EPISODE 4, 11/29/1994
Guests: BluesWing, Strange Arrangement, Fear of Strangers, Melissa Crandall, with the Calendar Girls, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lonnie Mack, the Marshall Chapman Band

EPISODE 5, 12/6/1994
Guests: Marshall Chapman Band, Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers, Michael Eck, Les Paul

EPISODE 6, 1/18/1995
Guests: The McKrells, John Toohey, Mori

EPISODE 7, 1/24/1995
Guests: Blotto, the Von Bulows, Kevin McKrell

EPISODE 8, 2/1/1995
Guests: Johnny Rabb, Siobahn Quinn & Ben Murray, Hair of the Dog, Ernie Williams

EPISODE 9, 4/5/1995
Guests: Angela Hampton, the Racquette River Rounders, Donnybrook Fair

One thought on “Friday Flashback: Rick Bedrosian’s “Up Beat” TV Show”

  1. Rudy says:

    How did SRV appear on a show as a guest four years after his tragic death?

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