In The Pocket with David Uosikkinen

In the Pocket Podcast with David Uosikkinen of The Hooters

In the Pocket Podcast with David Uosikkinen of The Hooters

Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen loves talking about music almost as much as he loves making it. From MTV-era super-stardom to his ongoing gig as band leader of the all-star ensemble In the Pocket, he's got plenty of stories to share. Join him and longtime Philadelphia-area entertainment writer Andy Vineberg for in-depth conversations with some of Philly's finest musicians, as well as some nationally known acts. If you love hearing the stories behind the songs from the people who lived them (with an occasional side dish of sports and pop culture talk), this is the show for you.

 

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  • Episode 47 - Pierre Robert
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on September 11, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Legendary Philly rock DJ Pierre Robert takes a break from his Lake Tahoe vacation to reflect on his ongoing career at WMMR. […]

  • Episode 46 - 'One Year Anniversary'
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on September 5, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    David and Andy celebrate the podcast's one-year anniversary with a look back at some of the show's highlights. […]

  • Episode 45 - 'Nick Jameson'
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on August 29, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Musician/actor/comedian Nick Jameson looks back at a career that includes producing and playing with Foghat and Paul Butterfield, voicing characters in "Frozen" and "Star Wars" animated films, and acting in "Lost" and "24." He also reveals what David's last name would sound like when pronounced by Chancellor Palpatine. […]

  • Episode 44 - Don Lee Van Winkle and Skip Denenberg
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on August 22, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Veteran Philadelphia singer-songwriters Don Lee Van Winkle and Skip Denenberg return to the show to promote their new music and perform multiple songs live with David. […]

  • Episode 43 - Doug Clifford
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on August 15, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    On the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford looks back at the band's performance during the festival and other highlights from their legendary career. […]

  • Episode 42
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on July 25, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Parthenon Huxley and Gordon Townsend of ELO offshoot The Orchestra join David and Andy to talk about their eventful music careers and perform two songs live. […]

  • Episode 41 - Ilan Rubin
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on July 18, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Ilan Rubin, gifted drummer and multi-instrumentalist with Nine Inch Nails, Angels & Airwaves and his own band The New Regime, talks about his eventful career, including getting the chance to play with Paul McCartney. […]

  • Episode 40 – Johnny Dee
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on July 11, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Philly native Johnny Dee, veteran drummer with Britny Fox, Doro and many other bands, shares stories from his eventful career, including the wild tale of how he broke into the music business. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 39 – Gregg Sutton
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on June 13, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Tweet Veteran musician Greg Sutton, who played bass in Bob Dylan's band, has written songs for the likes of Joe Cocker and Al Green, and worked as Andy Kaufman's musical director, shares stories and songs from his eventful career. The post In The Pocket – Episode 39 – Gregg Sutton appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 38 – Tommy Conwell
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on June 6, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Tweet Tommy Conwell returns to the podcast to showcase his first new album in nearly 30 years, "Showboats and Grandstanders," and also performs three songs live with David. The post In The Pocket – Episode 38 – Tommy Conwell appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 37 – Vini Lopez
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on May 30, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    Tweet Original E Street Band drummer Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez joins David and Andy to share stories from Bruce Springsteen's early days. The post In The Pocket – Episode 37 – Vini Lopez appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 36 – Paul Hammond
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on May 9, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Tweet Paul Hammond, guitarist in Get the Led Out, aka “The American Led Zeppelin,” performs some of his favorite Zep songs, talks about the challenges of delivering this music night after night, and teaches David “Black Dog” on the spot. The post In The Pocket – Episode 36 – Paul Hammond appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 35 – Tom Cameron & Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on May 2, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Tweet British singer-songwriter Tom Cameron, also known as 1403, performs live and talks about his diverse musical roots, why he loves Yuengling (or used to) and why he’s not a fan of one of his best-known songs. Also, legendary Philly music producer Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo debuts his re-imagined version of a Billy Joel song. The post In The Pocket – Episode 35 – Tom Cameron & Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 34 – Rick Dejesus
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on April 25, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    Tweet Philly-area native Rick DeJesus, leader of the Las Vegas-based hard rock band Adelitas Way, talks about his rags-to-riches story, including why he switched from baseball to music, his band’s battles with radio stations, and why he’ll always be a Philly boy at heart. The post In The Pocket – Episode 34 – Rick Dejesus appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 33 – Glenn Goss
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on April 18, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Tweet David Uosikiknen and today's special co-host Kenny Aaronson talk to Glenn Goss about his new record 'Songs from rehab' along with his musical career playing with Dave. The post In The Pocket – Episode 33 – Glenn Goss appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 32 – Joey DiTullio
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on April 11, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Tweet Talented and charismatic young rock ‘n’  roll singer/guitarist Joey DiTullio joins David and Andy to talk about his music, his hair, and why he used to practice guitar in the dark. He also performs his version of the Stories’ No. 1 hit “Brother Louie.” The post In The Pocket – Episode 32 – Joey DiTullio appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 31 – Fred Berman
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on April 4, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Tweet Veteran Philly drummer Fred Berman shares stories about opening for the Village People, talks about some of the many people he’s played with through the years and swaps memories with his longtime friend David Uosikkinen. The post In The Pocket – Episode 31 – Fred Berman appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 30 – Skip Denenberg
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on March 28, 2019 at 6:56 PM

    Tweet David and Andy celebrate baseball Opening Day with a visit from folksinger Skip Denenberg, songwriter for the Philadelphia Phillies. Skip performs his songs about Tug McGraw, Harry Kalas and the Phillie Phanatic and writes and plays a new song about Bryce Harper on the spot. The post In The Pocket – Episode 30 – Skip Denenberg appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 29 – Live at The Keswick
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on March 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Tweet David and Andy preview tracks from In the Pocket’s upcoming live album, and David’s wife Dallyn calls in to share some inside stories about their rock ‘n’ roll love story. The post In The Pocket – Episode 29 – Live at The Keswick appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 28 – Pete Donnelly
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on March 14, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Tweet Pete Donnelly (the Figgs, NRBQ, the Candy Butchers) shares the stories behind some of his songs (including an infamous night of teen debauchery), talks about his years working with Graham Parker, and performs a pair of songs live. The post In The Pocket – Episode 28 – Pete Donnelly appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 27 – Rich Redmond
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on March 7, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Tweet Acclaimed drummer Rich Redmond, who plays with Jason Aldean and has performed with countless other big names, talks with David and Andy about his eventful career, his heroes, and the first time he saw the Hooters live. The post In The Pocket – Episode 27 – Rich Redmond appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 26 – Kenn Kweder
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on February 28, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Tweet Philly music lifer Kenn Kweder talks about his outrageous early days with the Secret Kidds and performs covers by Billy Paul, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Taylor Swift on the latest “David Uossikinen In the Pocket” podcast. The post In The Pocket – Episode 26 – Kenn Kweder appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 25 – Ben Arnold
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on February 21, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Tweet Veteran Philly musician  Ben Arnold talks about the art of songwriting, his earliest encounter with the Hooters and more while also performing live on the latest “David Uosikkinen In the Pocket” podcast. The post In The Pocket – Episode 25 – Ben Arnold appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 24
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on February 14, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Tweet David Uosikkinen and In the Pocket bandmates Charlie Ingui, Greg Davis, Kenny Aaronson and producer Phil Nicolo  talk about putting a Philly stamp on all-time R&B classic for a new commercial jingle they’re recording. The post In The Pocket – Episode 24 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 23 – Robert Gordon
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on February 7, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Tweet Veteran rock n roll singer Robert Gordon, who recorded his first two albums with late legendary guitarist Link Wray and has worked with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, looks back at his eventful career. The post In The Pocket – Episode 23 – Robert Gordon appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 22
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on January 31, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Tweet Don Lee Van Winkle, better known as Winkle, talks about his influential Philly rock band The American Dream, tells stories of sharing stages with legendary acts such as Elton John and the Doors, and performs a trio of songs on guitar, including a rousing cover of an all-time classic. The post In The Pocket – Episode 22 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 21
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on January 24, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Tweet Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen talks about his 15 all-time favorite drummers on this week’s In The Pocket. The post In The Pocket – Episode 21 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 20 – Cliff Hillis
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on January 17, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Tweet The post In The Pocket – Episode 20 – Cliff Hillis appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 19 – Paul Barrere of Little Feat
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on January 10, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Tweet Paul Barrere joins David and Andy to talk 50 years of Little Feat, and also showcases a modern take on a Feat classic. The post In The Pocket – Episode 19 – Paul Barrere of Little Feat appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 18 – Jeff Simon
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on January 3, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Tweet Jeff Simon, who’s been drumming with George Thorogood and the Destroyers for 45 years, talks about a career that’s included sharing stages with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Howlin’ Wolf and Chuck Berry. The post In The Pocket – Episode 18 – Jeff Simon appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 17 – Phil Nicolo
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on December 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Tweet Grammy-winning producer Phil Nicolo, who’s worked on records by John Lennon, Bob Dylan and hundreds of others, joins David and Andy in front of a live audience at Piston Diner in Westville, N.J. The post In The Pocket – Episode 17 – Phil Nicolo appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 16
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on December 20, 2018 at 5:45 PM

    Tweet Former Silvertide guitarist Nick Perri talks about his eventful music career, including hanging with Eddie Van Halen and Slash, and his new project The Underground Thieves. The post In The Pocket – Episode 16 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 15
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on December 13, 2018 at 6:34 PM

    Tweet Liberty DeVitto, Billy Joel’s longtime former drummer, shares stories from his eventful music career, as well as his mutual admiration for Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen. The post In The Pocket – Episode 15 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 14
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on December 6, 2018 at 6:25 PM

    Tweet Popular former Philadelphia DJ Anita Gevinson shares stories about working in radio during the 70s and 80s, her on-again, off-again romance with Warren Zevon and some of her other encounters with famous musicians. The post In The Pocket – Episode 14 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 13
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on November 29, 2018 at 7:04 PM

    Tweet Veteran bassist Sal Maida, a former member of Roxy Music who went on to play with bands such as Sparks, the Runaways and Cracker, shares stories from four decades in rock ‘n’ roll. The post In The Pocket – Episode 13 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 12
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on November 21, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Tweet Bob Beru and Greg Davis of popular Philly vaudevillian rock band Beru Revue share stories from the band’s eventful career (including the time they all got arrested) and talk about some of their favorite songs. The post In The Pocket – Episode 12 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 11
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on November 16, 2018 at 7:57 PM

    Tweet Legendary Philly guitarist and bandleader Tommy Conwell takes an entertaining look back at his eventful career, including his short-lived meeting with his favorite band of all time and stories of his great “lost” album. He also performs a new song in its entirety. The post In The Pocket – Episode 11 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 10
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on November 8, 2018 at 7:23 PM

    Tweet To mark the 10th episode of the “David Uosikkinen In the Pocket” podcast, David picks his 10 all-time favorite (and two least favorite) Hooters songs, plus fans of the band weigh in with their choices. The post In The Pocket – Episode 10 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 09
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on November 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    Tweet Trenton native Lon Van Eaton and his brother  Derrek spent the early 70s signed to Apple Records, playing with George Harrison, Ringo Starr and other music legends. He shares his memories from those magical days. The post In The Pocket – Episode 09 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 08
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on October 25, 2018 at 8:51 PM

    Tweet Randy “Now” Ellis, the music promoter who brought a long list of legendary bands to Trenton’s famous City Gardens in the ‘80s and ‘90s, shares firsthand stories from a lifetime in rock ‘n’ roll. The post In The Pocket – Episode 08 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 07
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on October 18, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    Tweet ZouZou Mansour, powerhouse lead vocalist of the Philly rock band Soraia, joins David Uosikkinen and Andy Vineberg to talk about an eventful career that includes working closely with Jon Bon Jovi and Little Steven. The post In The Pocket – Episode 07 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 06
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on October 11, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    Tweet TJ Tindall was a legendary Philadelphia session guitarist who played on dozens of hit records. His widow, actress/comedian Anita Wise, shares stories about his remarkable life and career. The post In The Pocket – Episode 06 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 05
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on October 4, 2018 at 5:47 PM

    Tweet Veteran South Jersey singer-songwriter Steve Butler of the bands Smash Palace and Quincy shares stories from five decades in music, including a one-sided legal showdown with Quincy Jones, an indirect run-in with Tom Petty, and the tragic loss of an early bandmate. He also performs a medley of songs on guitar. The post In The Pocket – Episode 05 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 04
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on September 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM

    Tweet Richard Bush, charismatic frontman of the A’s and the Peace Creeps, joins David Uosikkinen and Andy Vineberg to talk about his long and eventful career in rock ‘n’ roll. The post In The Pocket – Episode 04 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 03
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on September 20, 2018 at 6:37 PM

    Tweet Veteran bassist Kenny Aaronson shares stories from five decades in rock ‘n’ roll, including touring with Bob Dylan, auditioning for The Rolling Stones, playing on a No. 1 hit and performing with a long list of legendary artists. The post In The Pocket – Episode 03 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 02
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on September 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Tweet Legendary Philadelphia vocalist Charlie Ingui of the Soul Survivors joins David Uosikkinen and Andy Vineberg to talk about the top 5 smash “Expressway to Your Heart” and other highlights from five-plus decades in music, including recording with Duane Allman and touring with Buffalo Springfield. The post In The Pocket – Episode 02 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]

  • In The Pocket – Episode 01
    by wildfireradio1@gmail.com (Wildfire Radio) on September 6, 2018 at 5:22 PM

    Tweet On the premiere episode of "David Uosikkinen's In the Pocket," the Hooters drummer talks with veteran writer Andy Vineberg about his long musical journey, from his days playing the Levittown bars to his band's multi-platinum success (and bad fashion) in the '80s to his battle with addiction. The post In The Pocket – Episode 01 appeared first on Wildfire Radio. […]