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Drive-By Truckers: Live & Alive

Tickled to have my feature on the Drive-By Truckers in the December issue of Relix magazine – talking with Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley about the band’s new live album It’s Great To Alive!

Marc Ford: Faith, Formation Flying and Fuzz

SPECIAL NOTE JANUARY 2016: Marc currently has a Kickstarter effort going to fund the making of his next solo album (“It’s time to break out the fuzz pedal,” he says) and you can help. Click here for his Kickstarter page. J.J. Cale was one of those players—an incredibly gifted soul who made any musical situation […]

A Chat With Bobby Keys – And “Bobby’s Big Three”

UPDATED 12/2/14: A sad day for rock ‘n’ roll: “Bobby Keys, longtime saxophonist for the Rolling Stones, has died at the age of 70. Michael Webb, keyboardist for Keys’ band The Suffering Bastards, told the Nashville Scene that the saxophonist ‘had been battling cirrhosis and passed away at his home early this morning.’” Posted on […]

The Road to Glory with moe.‘s Chuck Garvey

Making it to the 25-year mark is an accomplishment for any band – but how many bands halfway into their third decade together are still challenging themselves? Let’s face it: most artists who have had any degree of success (at least enough to make a living out of what they’re doing) oftentimes hit a plateau […]

The Bottle Rockets’ Brian Henneman: Rickenbacker Romance and Amplifier Angst

Maybe you go way back with Brian Henneman: back to Illinois in the Eighties and the yeeeeeeeee-haaaaaaaa thrash-twang cowpunk-and-scorched-brimstone of Chicken Truck, perhaps? Or maybe you remember when Brian worked for Uncle Tupelo in the early Nineties: the roadie who would humbly come out for the encore, strap on a guitar and take the top […]

The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings

The thing is, not long after the original Allman Brothers Band’s At Fillmore East was released in 1971, the mold was truly broken. Pulled from two all-nighters’ worth of music recorded that March, At Fillmore East hit the streets in June, unleashing the ABB’s wildass mix of rock, blues, jazz and marrow on the world. […]

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – CSNY 1974

Over the years, the legend of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young’s 1974 tour managed to surpass the memories of the music itself. It seemed what was best remembered were the wretched excesses of the 31 concerts that CSNY played in 24 cities between July 9 and September 14 of that year. […]

Brian Henneman Of The Bottle Rockets: 20 Weird Dog Years And Still Countin’

Perhaps it hasn’t translated to millions of records sold, but for a solid two decades-plus the Missouri-based Bottle Rockets have been one of those bands that other players admire. Don’t waste a lot of time trying to tag them: alt country; Americana punk; rock ‘n’ twang … the Rockets are all of these things and […]

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 […]

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