Billy Bob Thornton- Southern by the Grace of God

Arkansas renaissance man Billy Bob Thornton can create the story, assume the role, direct the whole rodeo, and then sing and play the theme song before you can say "Boy howdy!". With the passing of the American actor icon Andy Griffith, there…

David Bowie- The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust

To me it has always been inconceivable that the same producer who recorded the claustrophobically dry close-miked sparse arrangements on David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars ,  an album which sounded…

Progressive Rock’s 1972 Peak

For Christmas 1971, my 11 year old brother received a present from me of a record album. While on the surface this would appear not the least remarkable … except that it was Meddle   by Pink Floyd, containing the 18 minute long opus  “Echoes”.…

Texxas Jam ’78 Dallas Cotton Bowl 7-4-78

On July 4th weekend in 1978, almost 100,000 people crammed into the Cotton Bowl in Dallas for the first Texxas Jam on the hottest day of the decade to watch Van Halen, Heart, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Journey, Eddie Money, Walter Egan, Head East, & Frank Marino. It was one of the first stadium rock shows of this magnitude ever held in the South

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

Sonny Landreth- Back to Bayou Teche- Dallas 1995

Louisiana slide guitarist & singer Sonny Landreth brought his guitar & a little tweed amp about the size of a small suitcase into the Mexican restaurant where I was broadcasting my weekly Friday afternoon Q102 Dallas radio show back in 1995 . Sonny proceeded to play "Back to Bayou Teche" from his album South of I-10

Steve Miller

This month's featured classic rock interview is with Steve Miller Steve Miller: Well, at this point, I’ve always loved to play music, and from the time I was five years old to now it’s always been exciting to me to play. And to entertain people and to have a band and I was just yesterday afternoon I was thinking about oooh, it won’t be long now just another few weeks and we’ll be back out on the road and I’ll be all excited and I’ll be walking from the bus to the stage and to play my music. And for me, it’s been the blessing of my life...(more)

Melissa Etheridge- The Awakening pt2

The conclusion of my interview with Melissa Etheridge for 2007’s “The Awakening””

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)

James Taylor “Carolina in My Mind” Dallas 3-92

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…