Melissa Etheridge-The Awakening pt2

This is the conclusion of the Melissa Etheridge interview regarding her first album as a cancer survivor, The Awakening, from 2007 [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-interviews.s3.amazonaws.com/melissa-etheridge-the-awakening-pt2.mp3"…

Melissa Etheridge

I can honestly say that , in over twenty-two years of the In The Studio program series , no conversation has been more important than this one with breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge...(more)
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Carlos Santana

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award record-holder Carlos Santana is skeptical of the NFL's observance of "Hispanic Heritage Month" . Redbeard: What role do you think the first two Santana albums played in our American culture in the last half of the twentieth century as far as diversity ? Carlos Santana : Thank you for asking that question. The first Santana was “Richie Valens” . The first Santana was “Jose Feliciano”. When Selena went to the roof of her house and they said, “Hey Selena, what are you doing up there?”, and she said , “I carry the dreams and aspirations of my people. I represent all those people who pick up the grapes, who clean toilets, who change sheets, who baby sit, who garden. I represent all of those people, not just Mexicans, but everyone from Filipinos to everyone who doesn’t have a voice here in the United States.”...(more)

Steve Miller- Early Best + Bingo!

I had said in the liner notes where I was talking about one of the songs and I just said ,' it reminds me of ya know Brave New World and Sailor when I was working on my guitar parts '. And what I did then and what I did on this record. So, it is similar, I think and it’s been a very fun project to get excited about playing lead guitar on a record...(To read the entire 1-hour interview,click the link below)

Jerry Lee Lewis

Memphis circa 1986

Gary Hoey-Hocus Pocus/ Stranglehold- Dallas 10-93

Guitarslinger Gary Hoey showed up at my Friday remote broadcast on Dallas/Ft.Worth radio Q102 in October 1993, and he brought his guitar and effects rack to play live. Gary played a medley of the Dutch band Focus hit from twenty years earlier,"Hocus…

James Taylor "Carolina on My Mind" Dallas 8-93

Congratulations to Kennedy Center Honors recipient  James Taylor! The news that he was coming to perform live on my Dallas/Ft.Worth Q102 radio show vibrated through our staff like a tuning fork. For me, James Taylor's music was the soundtrack…

Graham Parker-You Can't Be Too Strong-Dallas 10-88

Regardless of where you now stand on the issue of legalized abortion, I think we all would agree that this touching, tender, yet honest song from Graham Parker's 1979 masterpiece Squeezing Out Sparks (#331 on Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of…

Black Crowes- Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Since their very first album in 1990, The Black Crowes have continued a fine tradition of recording and releasing singles and EPs with acoustic, live, and alternate take versions of their most popular songs. Their rousing version of Bob Dylan's…