Waiting For a Sign, M. Lockwood Porter (from the Black Mesa Records release Communion in the Ashes) M. Lockwood Porter is on a quest, longing to step beyond the anguish and misery he sees around him in hopes of finding a better place, personally and for everyone. The opening – and title – track freely […]
It’s been a rough spring in the music world. This past week brought the news that Mac Rebennack – Dr. John – had passed. The New Orleans native captured all of the energy, flamboyance and mystery of his hometown and instilling it in his music. Here’s a trifecta from the good Doctor. The righteous funk […]
Southern Avenue guitarist Ori Naftaly talks about the band’s unique zip code, driving a candy truck and the struggle to find good food on the road.
Piano man Mitch Woods recalls hiding from the cops at his first gig, the car that inspired his first song and the time they filmed a movie in the studio where he had just finished a session.
In need of a Monday morning pick me up? Jackie Wilson has one of the most legendary voices in popular music. Heck, even Elvis Presley was known to admire it. His live performances were equally electrifying, as this video demonstrates.
BALTO I was sold on Balto as soon as I heard the blistering slide on “Black Snake, Mojave Blues”, the sample track that they shared on their SXSW profile page. Seeing them live provided an exclamation point – I caught two exceptional raucous and greasy outdoor sets in the afternoon sun. The LA-based quartet were […]
Fiery rocker Nikki Hill talks about the vast array of day jobs that she’s had while building her career and finding rehearsal studios while touring.
Detroit musician Dennis Coffey, a member of the Funk Brothers and a distinguished solo artist and producer, talks about taking a break from music and the lesson to be learned from the experience.
Yola Carter is well known in her native U.K., and soon she will be just as well known on this side of the big pond. While she has received some recognition stateside, her new album “Walk Through Fire” will no doubt put her front and center of the Americana scene. The album was produced by […]
I’ve been revisiting some soul classics of late. High on my list is favorites is Dobie Gray’s uplifting “Drift Away”. Here’s Gray performing the song back in the 1970’s and a bonus video of Bruce Springsteen dusting it off in 2013.