2015 WMRC LOCAL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
A life-long Milford resident, Joseph Redden Jr. was a pioneer of the local rock scene. In the early 70s, his band Waterfall would pack Hopedale Town Hall whenever they played. Their biggest gig was at Onset Bluffs where they performed in front of over 400 people. He also got to share the stage, on occasion, with future rock legend Joe Perry. In 1975 Joe went from the stage to the studio to host a program on WMRC. The first of its kind in the area, Joe played the music his generation wanted to hear and developed quite the loyal following.
Tommy “Lib” Liberatore
Tommy came on to the Milford Local Music Scene early in his life. Garnered by his reputation for blazing through note for note renditions of solos made famous by guitar shredders while still at Hopedale High School, he was performing in local clubs before he graduated. After High School Lib not only went to Berkeley School of Music, he served his country in the United States Army National Guard. Playing in bands like, Bad Sneaker, AMF, Last Stop Café Band, Idlewild, and NEXTZ, to name a few, his reputation grew as did his fan base. He is currently the founder and lead guitarist of the vastly-popular-long-running-Southern Rock Band Still Burnin’. Tom also works with the stripped down rock-band DDT. His fluid, flashy, yet melodic style of playing has made him a beloved player locally, and an ambassador of our local scene throughout New England. He is still going strong after nearly four decades of live performances with no end in sight.
Ron "Pesky" Paskewicz
Anyone who lives within 100 miles of Uxbridge knows Pesky… AKA "Mr. Unsafe Sax". A Berkeley School of Music graduate, his many bands include Pesky and the Playboys, Sky King and Tumbleweed. He has played with jus about everybody starting around the age of 14. His sax chops have brought so much joy to the many who have played with him. Uxbridge born, he looks over Nipmuc Pond in Mendon at his home. Pesky can currently be heard playing locally with New Bay Colony.
Join us at the 2015 WMRC Local Music Awards as we honor the inductees with the help of their friends and family.