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


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.

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

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1 Comment
  1. Rudy says

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

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