Rare musician interviews by Redbeard not part of the weekly radio series .

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Remembering Andy Griffith with Billy Bob Thornton

With the passing of the American actor icon Andy Griffith, here is a sweet anecdote about Griffith from my interview with Academy Award-winning actor/screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton, who appeared on an episode of Matlock early in Thornton's…

Julian Lennon interview,live song Dallas 11-91

Legacy, leg up, or curse? We could ask a wide variety of offspring born to high-profile people, from actor Michael Douglas to entertainer Liza Minnelli to Hank Williams jr and even U.S. President George W. Bush. Yet none has a story more compelling…

Doyle Bramhall- Legendary Texas Singer/Songwriter

...(cont) In tribute to this wonderful sweet man, here's my October 2007 exclusive interview with Big Doyle Bramhall . Meanwhile , our prayers are with his wife/manager Barbara Logan,twin brother Dale , older brother Ronnie, his daughter Georgia Bramhall of Austin, and Doyle II , as well as his countless friends and fans . -Redbeard
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Tom Waits-Blue Valentine 1978

In 1978 my pick for album of the year was Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town,which no doubt topped many such lists that year.Second by a gnat's eyelash on my list,however,was Blue Valentine by Tom Waits,an album which I can cherish easily for another thirty years...(more)

Jeff Healey 1966-2008

...(cont) every headline before and since the cancer-related premature death of blues-rock phenomenon Jeff Healey has included the qualifier "blind guitarist" , as if Healey's mind-blowing facility and unique technique on the instrument,his more-than-competent rich vocals,his uncanny choice of material,and Jeff's wicked ultra-dry sense of humor were less defining of the man than his inability to read the drive-through menu at Taco Bell...(more)