Standard Time with Tom Nutile: Chart-topping Local Guitarist John Stein Shares his Compelling Story.
Tuesday, November 1st, 3-6 pm
Local Guitarist John Stein has a two-decades-long track record of success. His jazz releases often make a splash in the national jazz charts. He was planning his next project last year when he began to have health problems and was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease.
In his weakened state, not knowing whether he would be able to continue to play guitar and pursue his musical career, Stein worked with his record label, Whaling City Sound, to release a retrospective of his recorded work, called Lifeline. It would either be a memorial to his musical life and career if he did not recover or a placeholder until he became able to launch upcoming projects. Lifeline has been riding the top of the jazz charts, where it remained in the Top 10 for seven weeks. Fortunately, John is almost fully recovered and is able to play again with the passion and perfection that have been the hallmarks of his work. He marks his return to the concert stage with an engagement at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, Friday, Nov. 4th at 7pm.
John talks with host Tom Nutile and plays some of his recordings on Tuesday’s Standard Time, 3-pm.