The Justin Rielly Show

It's free-form music programming mixed with perceptive interviews with local creators - just the way it should be...brought to you by the mind behind Aspie Works.

Past Episodes

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Sarah Jane and the Betties Rise Again! (11/17/19) Aired: Sunday, November 17, 2019

    This episode features barber and Hot Rod Betties creator Sarah Jane McPike, who talks about her business' early success, notable stumbles and just-announced comeback; features music from Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Lucinda Williams, The Highwomen and Pink Floyd. 

  • The Justin Rielly Show - 1999, or When Garth Brooks Was Chris Gaines (11/10/19) Aired: Sunday, November 10, 2019

    This episode features Polite Ink stars Karen Craft and Michael Anthony, along with songs from 1999 - featuring music from R.E.M., Thomas Newman, Elvis Costello, Garth Brooks (as his pop alter-ego Chris Gaines), Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - The Amish Project, and What You Can Do for WAYO (11/3/19) Aired: Sunday, November 3, 2019

    This fundraiser episode features a conversation with director Don Bartalo and actor MJ Savastano, as they prepare the Hummingbird Theater Co.'s production of "The Amish Project"; features music by Steve Perry, The Japanese House, Squeeze, Bryan Ferry, Beyonce, The Police, Talking Heads, Amy Grant and Tom Cochrane. 

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Bat McGrath, A Tribute (10/27/19) Aired: Sunday, October 27, 2019

    This episode pays tribute to singer-songwriter and Rochester Music Hall of Famer Daniel "Bat" McGrath, who died October 1 at age 73; includes songs from his great career, plus duets with long-time friend and collaborator Don Potter, his first band The Showstoppers, and country artists Wynonna & Earl Thomas Conley.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Errors, Exes and Eights and...Darn You, Phone! (10/20/19) Aired: Sunday, October 20, 2019

    This episode features a cast of great theater artists promoting RCP's "The Comedy of Errors," Penfield Players' "Rex's Exes" and Limelight's "Crazy Eights" at Black Sheep - actors Brad Craddock, Judie D'Ambrosio, Andrea Daszkiewicz, Jane Farrell, Larry Ploscowe & Mike Tedone and directors John Gaehring & Sue Zuris - and a presence even the host couldn't stop from coming; includes music from Living in a Box, Patrick Simmons, Madness and Chicago.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Fun with Joy and Sarah Jane (10/13/19) Aired: Sunday, October 13, 2019

    This episode features Rochester barbers Joy Payton and Sarah Jane McPike, talking about their careers in cutting hair, their desert island music and an appreciation for Tom Selleck; featuring music from Dolly Parton, Concrete Blonde, Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Bob Dylan, Mike Post, Willie Nelson and The Blues Brothers. 

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Springsteen at 70, Part 2 (But Bat Gets the Opener) (10/6/19) Aired: Sunday, October 6, 2019

    This episode continues our tribute to Bruce Springsteen on his 70th birthday, and we also give a nod of respect at the top of the show to the late Rochester Music Hall of Famer Bat McGrath, who died October 1 at age 73; besides music from Bat and Bruce, there is also music from David Bowie, The Pointer Sisters, Donna Summer, Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, Linda Ronstadt, The Beat Farmers, Elvis Costello and Everything But the Girl.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Springsteen at 70, Part 1 (9/29/19) Aired: Sunday, September 29, 2019

    This episode is the first of a two-part retrospective on the music of Bruce Springsteen, featuring songs from the Boss, choice covers (plus a duet) and featured guest, DVC director and Springsteen fan Mario Savastano; besides music from Springsteen, other songs come from Emily Saliers, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Hold Steady and Warren Zevon.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - 200 (9/22/19) Aired: Sunday, September 22, 2019

    This episode is the show's 200th, with actor-director David Byrne & actor Emmett Michie - and two tributes for late Cars frontman Ric Ocasek and Rochester actor Billy DeMetsenaere; featuring music from The Cars, Bob Seger, The Highwomen, 10cc, John Hiatt, Breathe, Billy Joel, Andrew Gold and Mandy Patinkin & Bernadette Peters.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Your 2019 Fringe Final Score: Guests 19, Songs 16 (9/15/19) Aired: Sunday, September 15, 2019

    The 2019 Fringe coverage for the radio show wraps up with Word on the Street Festival organizers Cassandra Kelly and Scott Wagner, actor-director James Landers, actor and Polite Ink performer Karen Craft, and Dangerous Signs troupe members Christina Wrynn & Jaylin Fier; featuring music from Daniel Johnston, The La's, The Rolling Stones, 10cc, Nancy Sinatra and Eddie Money.

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