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Steve Earle- Tennesse Blues- Dallas Sept 2007

In 1969 Bob Dylan went from New York City to Nashville Tennessee to make Nashville Skyline,  an album that fundamentally altered the courses of both rock'n'roll and country music. In 1986, young Texan Steve Earle went from Houston to Nashville for his debut Guitar Town,  which effectively had a similar influence on both musical worlds...

Byrds-Younger Than Yesterday- Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman

In a 24-month period beginning in Summer 1965, Los Angeles-based band The Byrds recorded and released four evolutionary albums which wrested the world's focus from the tidal wave of British Invasion bands led by The Beatles. The members of the…

Rod Stewart- Forever Young- LA Troubadour 4-25-13

In his very entertaining best-selling memoir Rod, confessions are commonplace, including Rod Stewart's admission that he nicked the title and certainly the spirit of his 1988 international hit "Forever Young" off of the Bob Dylan song of the…
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The Band-The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary-Robbie Robertson

Interview includes the legendary Last Waltz concert and subsequent Martin Scorsese-directed film never included Robbie Robertson threatening to leave the band, as has been misreported for years; on its fortieth anniversary.

Charlie Sexton-Wishing Tree-Dallas May 1995

Austin Texas-based musician Charlie Sexton's career arc resembles more an electrocardiogram, with stops as a Bob Dylan protege, solo in the mid-'80s, then the probably too-good-to-last Arcangels with Double Trouble's Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon,…
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Patti Scialfa-Rumble Doll 7-93

Rare revealing interview with Patti Scialfa, plus three terrific live performances In the Studio.

Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland pt2-Mitch Mitchell, biographer John McDermott

Jimi Hendrix and his British trio the Experience created a landmark double album in 1968 called Electric Ladyland,  and  almost fifty years after its release it may be difficult for many to fully understand the context in which it was made…
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Traveling Wilburys- Vol 1- the late George Harrison and Tom Petty

Much portrayed as "the moody one" during his Beatles years, in actual fact George Harrison had an impish sense of humor. "Silly, really", he told me, " Really silly." So it is completely imaginable that George ( a former executive producer 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…