Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bunny Marrett – Bristol Archive Recordings’ 71-year-old rookie

The Jan/Feb 2013 copy of Relix magazine includes my feature on Bristol UK reggae veteran Bunny Marrett, who released his debut album I’m Free earlier this year. A rookie recording artist at 71 years old? With an album that was cut back in 1986? There’s a story here … Look for the Jan/Feb 2013 Relix […]

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …

The Bonnevilles – Folk Art And The Death Of Electric Jesus

Rory Gallagher would’ve loved these guys. No matter how the late Irish guitar genius’ music was shaped by various studio/producer combinations over the years, his finest moments were in the live setting, where the sweat, grit, and grease of his Mississippi-by-way-of-County-Cork blues mojo was free to run. And that’s just exactly what The Bonnevilles are […]

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …

“Ditchin’ the Pick”: Drive-By Trucker Mike Cooley on Playing Solo and Acoustic

Mike Cooley has gone and done it now. For years now, Cooley-wannabes have been trying to rip off his crunchy hook-laden riffs and ass-blistering leads (while doing the dangling cigarette/bottle of Jack/lookin’-cool-and-lost-in-the-groove demeanor thang) in their attempts to capture his essence. What many don’t realize about the Drive-By Truckers’ singer/songwriter/guitarist is that he’s just being […]

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …

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