The City's Backyard
The City's Backyard with Matt Zako. A Podcast For New York City's Backyard or any city's backyard across the nation! Covering Arts, Entertainment, music and the community!
The City's Backyard S3 E40 Joe Vitale Jr. from rock band Ravenwood and son of legendary drummer of Joe Walsh, father Joe Vitale! Joe Jr. talks about what is what like growing up around iconic classic rock bands and also playing with CSN and Joe Walsh!
May 29, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E39 New York Actress Hilary Greer drops by to chat about her recent role on LAW&ORDER plus she talks about the art of acting and auditioning! She is also a casting director and producer in the biz!
May 22, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E38 Free Fallin: The Tom Petty Experience drops by to talk about TP and The Heartbreakers and how the music lives on plus their nationwide tour going on now!
May 15, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E37 The Garden Geek Michael Crose drops by from Clearwater, Florida to talk about how to get a green thumb for Spring and Summer and gives us some tips on how to have a beautiful backyard!
May 11, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E36 Fleetwood Macked :The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band! We chat about their 2023 tour and more!
May 08, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E35 Texas rocker Clay Melton has two new smokin songs out and is on tour! We check in with Clay while he is on the road and play the new tracks from this killer trio!
May 04, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E34 Award Winning Saxophonist Jimmy Carpenter is on tour and has a new album out called The Louisiana Record!
May 01, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E33 Savoy Brown drummer Garnet Grimm talks about the new album Blues All Around and the future of the band! We go to Syracuse, NY to chat all about the blues scene and more!
April 27, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E32 The Hollywood Allstars are back on the road in May coming to The Suffolk in New York! We check in with band leader Steve Gaspár to get the details on their upcoming show!
April 24, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E31 Yacht Lobsters drop by to chat about soft rock, what "Yacht Rock" means to us, and Yacht Lobsters 2023 tri state area tour!
April 20, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E30 "Hangin' with Hoey"! Rock guitarist Gary Hoey is going on his 2023 Spring/Summer tour! We chat about his dates around the country and how he stays fit for touring and how he likes to inspire his fans!
April 17, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E29 Comedian Johnny Rizzo drops by the city's backyard to chat about the comedy scene and his upcoming gig in Connecticut!
April 13, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E28 Musician Eliot Lewis from "Live from Daryl's House" drops by to talk about his 2023 Spring/Summer tour plus we play some new tracks off his new LP!
April 10, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E27 Actress Mia Caress drops by to chat about her latest role on The Equalizer on CBS, her famous family background from the Circus and more!
April 03, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E26 Harper and Midwest Kind are touring CT/MA/PA/NY next week and coming to Norwalk, Connecticut Friday night April 7th! Harper drops by the backyard "Rise Up" reached #3 on the Billboard Blues chart!
March 30, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E25 Connecticut Country artist Cody Bondra drops by to chat about music and his Spring/Summer tour dates on the East Coast!
March 27, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E24 Bea Franklin, the 98 year old widow of a WW2 Army Photographer and the daughter of Pep Boys Co-Founder Jack!
March 23, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E23 Charlie Farren America's Special Guest...formerly of The Joe Perry Project and Farrenheit drops by to chat about his tri-state area and New England tour dates!
March 20, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E22 Stay Sane this Spring with your Mental Health! Special guest from mental health advocate Michael Weitzman in the backyard of Westchester, NY!
March 18, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E21 Legendary drummer Carmine Appice from Vanilla Fudge talks about his days on The Ed Sullivan Show as Vanilla Fudge gets set to play some area dates in New Jersey, New York, PA and more!
March 13, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E20 The Tom Petty Project coming to Park City Music Hall and Garcia's at The Capitol Theater!
March 08, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E19: A Celebration of Meat Loaf...The Neverland Express....Meat Loaf's long time producer, guitarist and music director Paul Crook tells the true story of what his boss Meat Loaf wanted for his legacy!
March 06, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E18 Dennis Dunaway from The Alice Cooper Group drops by to talk about his supergroup called Blue Coupe who are playing The Westport Library Friday March 10th! We also chat about his Alice Cooper days and VersoFest 2023!
March 02, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E17 Joseph James has a new single climbing the charts called Valentine...he's performed, produced and toured with major acts, among them as keyboardist for Lady Gaga, Richie Blackmore(Deep Purple), Bono and more!
February 27, 2023
The City's Backyard S3 E16 FOUR STICKS The Legendary NYC Zep Tribute! We chat with the guys from one of the original Led Zeppelin tribute bands!
February 21, 2023
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