Monthly Archives: May 2014

Hank Williams Sr. – The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

At this point in time – 61 years since they hauled his lifeless body out of the back seat of that powder blue Cadillac on New Year’s Day of 1953 – Hank Williams Sr. has been dead over twice as long as he was alive. I’ll give you a moment to mull that over, take […]

On the Verge at 81: Leo “Bud” Welch

Ask bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch why he waited until the age of 81 to record his first album and he won’t hesitate with his answer: “You need somebody to help you with things like that, and I never had nobody until now.” Which, in a way, makes Welch’s manager Vencie Varnado—he’s only in his 50s—the […]

Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Phosphorescent Harvest

For their third studio outing the Chris Robinson Brotherhood shrugs off their tie-dyed spacewalker suits (as worn for their 2012 debut Big Moon Ritual) and the Vee-Eff-Dubya-Hall-on-acid vibe of their follow-up, The Magic Door. Phosphorescent Harvest finds CRB clad in comfy flannel shirts, ripped-kneed jeans and scuffed-up cowboy boots, cruising with the top down ‘neath […]

All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman

“Give ‘em flowers while they can still smell ‘em.” True and wise words for us all to remember: if you can say “Thank you” or “We love you” while the person you’re saying it to can still hear you, do it. In Gregg Allman’s case, one hopes there are many years’ worth of songs filling […]

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