Back in the mid-to-late '80s it appeared that singer/songwriter Jimmer Podrasky and his band, the Rave-Ups, were on the verge of bigger things. "Town & Country," the band's 1985 full-length debut indie album, generated critical acclaim. They appeared in the film "Pretty in Pink," graduated to a major label, released two albums and had a guest spot on "Beverly Hills 90210," but then it all went south.
Epic Records couldn't figure out how market the band and Podrasky was dealing with the added pressure of becoming a single dad, so he put his musical career on hold to concentrate on raising his son.
More than two decades later, his son Chance is now a full-grown man and Podrasky, 56, is back making music. Late last year, he released "The Would-Be Plans," his solo debut under his first name, Jimmer. "It was what you'd call a soft release," Podrasky quips. "It was so soft, it was almost liquid."