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The City's Backyard

Matt Zako

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!
Ep 84 CHAD CROMWELL: American Drummer (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler, Lady A, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, CSNY) checks in from Nashville to chat about music and more! February 19, 2024
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Ep 83 OZZMOSIS: The Ozzy Osbourne Tribute is on tour and ready to rock in 2024! We chat with lead Ricky Woods and Bassist Andre from this killer tribute to Ozzy! We talk all things Ozzy even about some former members that worked with Ozzy! February 12, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 82 Alternative Pop Singer ALICE MERTON drops by from London to debut her new single Run Away Girl as she gets ready for her 2024 North American Tour!February 05, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 81 Eliot Lewis (Hall&Oates and The Average White Band) drops by to chat about his new album and new songs Love Is Alive and What We Make It... plus his 2024 solo tour and more! January 29, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 80 TRAMPS LIKE US: The Nation's #1 Springsteen Tribute Band...the band's Boss, Mark Salore checks in with an update for 2024! January 22, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 79 LISA LAMPANELLI drops by to chat about the comedy world, her retirement, and her classes as a comic coach at MTC and more!January 15, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 78 Rex Fowler from Aztec Two Step 2.0 talks about his Elvis documentary called 200 Cadillacs, his new memoir and the Aztec Two Step 2.0 Tour Dates in 2024! January 08, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 77 THE YEAR in REVIEW 2023! Dennis Dunaway of Alice Cooper, Denny Laine from Wings, Joe Vitale from Joe Walsh, Liberty DeVitto from Billy Joel &Garry Peterson from The Guess Who! January 01, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 76 FREE FALLIN: The Tom Petty Experience checks in to talk about their Saving Grace Tour 2024! December 25, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 75 Legendary Recording Engineer/Studio Mixer SHELLY YAKUS drops by to chat about some rock history recording iconic rock artists such as John Lennon, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Bono, Alice Cooper and more! December 18, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 74 YYNOT's guitarist Billy Alexander drops by to chat about the band, debut his new solo song called Alpha Rhythm and talk about the YYNOT show coming up this January! December 11, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 73 Liz Hines: wife of Rock Legend Denny Laine from The Moody Blues/Wings recaps the benefit in LA , gives updates on Denny's condition & about Paul McCartney being in the loop, plus we find out about the benefit concert in NYC! December 04, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 72 The American Pink Floyd Performs The Wall! We chat with keyboardist Rob Russell from this incredible Floyd tribute! The Milford Performance Center presents The American Pink Floyd performing The Wall in December! November 27, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 71 Farmer PETE CAMPBELL makes his debut with his new songs called Maybe It Was Wrong and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow! He is all about music and maple syrup! November 20, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 70 Comedian Roger Kabler :We chat about his show called ROBIN The Ultimate Robin Williams Tribute Experience - Live in NYC after Thanksgiving! November 16, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 69 MISS VELVET has a new album release called Traveler! We chat with her about the band and how she moved from New York to LA for the music scene! Plus we play a couple of the new tracks! November 13, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 68 Guitarist GARY HOEY has a new song and is going to be rockin his Ho Ho Hoey Holiday Tour! We chat about the new song, the tour dates in the area, and more! November 06, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 67 JOE WALSH is playing VETS AID 2023 and drummer JOE VITALE drops by to chat about all about it, plus we talk about his longevity and history with Walsh and the songs and albums over the years! October 30, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 66 Elizabeth Hines: The wife of rock n roll legend DENNY LAINE from The Moody Blues & Wings gives us an update on Denny's Benefit concert, answers questions about Paul McCartney, and explains Denny's health crisis.October 26, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 65 Drummer CARMINE APPICE: Rod's Stewart's drummer from 1976 to the early 80's drops by to chat about The Rod Experience tour dates in NY&NJ plus the release of Beck, Bogart & Appice boxed set! October 23, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 64 OMD is back with new music and a new tour! OMD had a huge hit with "If You Leave" from the Pretty in Pink soundtrack in the 80's! We chat with lead singer Andy McClusky about their past, present and future & play a couple tracks!October 16, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 63 Celebrating The Music of Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac "Gypsy" We chat with Diane Lutz (Stevie Nicks) and Andie Baldwin(Christine McVie) about paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac and more! October 09, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 62 PRINCESS GOES: led by musician and actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) alongside keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie, Cyndie Lauper) and drummer Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers)!October 02, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 61 LIBERTY DEVITTO: Billy Joel's drummer for 30 years chats with us about his time with Billy over three decades plus the original Billy Joel band "The Lords of 52nd Street" that he is still in and more! September 25, 2023
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The City's Backyard Ep 60 The GUESS WHO! Original member Garry Peterson drops by to chat about the longevity of this legendary rock band, their new album Plein D'Amour and their current American tour! We play some new tracks and talk about it all! September 18, 2023
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