Ann Wilson- Hope and Glory

On Ann Wilson's birthday in 2007, here was a present from her : a highly personal solo album of carefully chosen covers, Hope and Glory,  at a time when US wars were raging in two separate countries with no end in sight. And the "A" guest list of performers with whom Ann duets  include no less than Elton John, k.d.lang, Alison Krauss, Wynonna Judd, even sister from Heart, Nancy Wilson.

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,…

Steve Earle- Copperhead Road- Dallas 1988

In 1988 Texan Steve Earle and I were sitting by the pool on the patio of Dallas' former Greenville Avenue Country Club bar/ restaurant when he put this acoustic guitar with the huge sound on his knee and belted out "Copperhead Road", his five…

Steve Forbert- Rock While I Can Rock- Dallas 1992

You can dock me points for the minimalist recorded sound, but Steve Forbert's "Rock While I Can Rock" scores big time in the attitude column now even more than when he performed this in 1992. Recorded live solo one man band right off the dance…

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young- Almost Cut My Hair- 1974

Crosby Stills Nash and Young live 1974 “Almost Cut My Hair”

R.E.M.- Maps and Legends- Santa Monica 1987

R.E.M. live acoustic "Maps and Legends" at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica May 1987

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes- The Fever- Asbury Park 1979

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes "The Fever" live in Asbury Park 1979
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Patti Scialfa-Rumble Doll 7-93

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

Big Head Todd & the Monsters- Resignation Superman-Dallas 2-97

These Colorado boys ain't named "monsters" for nothin': their 1995 album Sister Sweetly   sold over 1,000,000 copies. Big Head Todd & the Monsters' third Caribbean cruise sold out just days after it was announced for their float party…

Eric Johnson- Desert Rose- Dallas 6-14-86

Austin Texas-based phenomenal guitarist/ composer/ singer Eric Johnson released Europe Live     fourteen track collection June 2014. Though well known as a studio perfectionist, nevertheless it was on stage in the late 1970s to mid 1980s…