Sunday night: A Metal Legend Appears In Court

April 26, 2024

Just past 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night April 28, British heavy metal vocalist Biff Byford of Saxon will join your Rockin’ Attorney, Eric Jackson Lurie before Saxon’s appearance next week in Pittsburgh. 

Saxon was one of the preeminent bands leading the New Wave of British Heavy Metal genre, changing the musical landscape of metal in the late 70s.  Touring in support of their world charting 25th studio album, Hell, Fire and Damnation, Saxon will be joined by British legends, Uriah Heep at the Roxian Theatre on May 1. 

Tune in to hear Biff and Eric, rap about the new album, Saxon’s upcoming concert, and the band’s legacy. This Sunday night, April 28, just past 11:00 p.m.! Only on 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, and streaming at

Joanne Shaw Taylor joins Court’s in Session

April 14, 2024

Just past 8:00 p.m. Thursday night, April 18, 2024, prior to her taking the stage at a show in New Hampshire, British blues dynamo, Joanne Shaw Taylor, will join your Rocking Attorney, Eric Jackson Lurie, to talk about her upcoming Pittsburgh appearance at the Byham Theater on May 1, 2024, and about her upcoming album, Heavy Soul

Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics discovered Joanne and her guitar-playing when she was only sixteen, and now this British blues-rock star has become one of the hottest blues acts in the world. Joanne has put out multiple top-ten charting blues albums, including her most recent album, Nobody’s Fool, which peaked at No. 1. Tune in to hear Joanne Shaw Taylor discuss her career and for Eric to play new tracks from her upcoming album! 

All this on WRCT’s Court’s In Session, Thursday April 18 just past 8:00 p.m. — with a replay scheduled just past 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 – only here on WRCT 88.3 FM and streaming from this very website!

Joe Crookston on WRCT

March 25, 2024

Mandorichard was thrilled when Joe Crookston agreed to an interview before Joe’s April 7 show at Pittsburgh’s Club Cafe. You can hear their conversation shortly after 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 27 on WRCT’s Whiskey Before Breakfast — and Joe will share three of his songs, too!

Joe Crookston is a gifted songwriter, musician, singer, graphic artist, and teacher. It’s amazing how many interesting ideas he can pack into one conversation! Mando says “Folks will find this one of the most wide-ranging interviews we’ve ever had on Whiskey Before Breakfast.”

So catch the excitement on 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, or streaming from this very website, March 27 just past 11:00 a.m.!

(If you miss the interview, it is also scheduled to be rebroadcast on WRCT on Thursday, April 4 just past 9:00 a.m. and will also be posted to Mandorichard’s Mixcloud page.)

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