Fans of local rockers Very Emergency should tune in to The Bob and Tom Show on Tuesday morning. The Lexington band will be on the air discussing a current string of concert dates as opening act for veteran pop celebrity Peter Frampton. Tune in around 9 a.m. and you will hear from Mr. Frampton himself who is scheduled to call in and join the chat.
The Very Emergency/Frampton connection began when the localites cut a version of Frampton’s 1977 pop hit I’m in You. Frampton heard it, gave his nod of approval and offered to add guitar and vocals. That planted the seeds for playing a few concerts together, although when Frampton was in Louisville last Thursday to play the Kentucky State Fair, Very Emergency was playing here at home at The Green Lantern.
The final shows featuring both acts will be held this weekend in New York and New Jersey. I’m in You is available locally on a re-released version of Very Emergency’s Chris Kimsey-produced debut album, The Getaway.
The Bob and Tom Show airs in Lexington on WKQQ, 100.1 FM.
update: The TV version of Very Emergency’s Bob and Tom Show appearance airs at midnight tonight (technically, 12 a.m. Wednesday) on WGN America.