If you like classic rock, then you need to check out Greta Van Fleet. My new favorite classic rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan consists of 21-year old twins Jake (guitarist) and Josh (lead vocals) Kiszka, their 18-year old brother Sam (bass) and drummer Danny Wagner, age 18. Thank you, Neil Shah at the WSJ, for […]
“I loved Keltner EJ,” read an email from a friend of mine—a Jim Keltner fan who appreciates the work the drummer has done behind the kit and, to a large degree, behind the scenes. Keltner’s double drumming with Jim Gordon on Mad Dogs and Englishmen was, as he points out, “one of my favorites. But […]
This weekend I received a text asking who the drummer was for the Traveling Wilburys. That would be Jim Keltner, keeping the beat for George Harrison (RIP), Tom Petty (RIP), Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison (RIP), and Bob Dylan. Originally posted at Yoursurvivalguy.com.
Antoine Dominique Domino Jr., a.k.a. Fats Domino, passed away on Tuesday, October 24 at the age of 89. The New York Times summarizes Domino’s great career as a pioneer of rock n’ roll: Mr. Domino had more than three dozen Top 40 pop hits through the 1950s and early ’60s, among them “Blueberry Hill,” “Ain’t It a Shame” […]
From our contributing editor and long time investment industry legend Dave Hammer, Great Balls of Fire.
The Newport Jazz Festival got the party started Friday night with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue. Shorty, aka Troy Andrews, is the grandson of Jessie Hill who is known for the classic song “Ooh Poo Pah Doo.” Shorty closed his Newport show with a get up and dance version of his funk and soul sound with “Do To Me” […]
The album Moments From This Theatre/Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham features two of America’s least well recognized major talents. No Dan, no Spooner, maybe no Muscle Shoals. This album, recorded in November 1998, features many Dan and Spooner classics including: I’m Your Puppet Sweet Inspiration Cry Like a Baby I Met Her in Church Lonely […]
Chuck Berry, not Elvis (no disrespect to his great career) is the King of Rock and Roll. Berry’s innovative guitar riffs and melodies have been emulated, copied, parodied, and stolen throughout the history of rock and roll, and no one did it better. Berry’s latest album, released on vinyl in June, is loaded with new […]
Here Michael Levy has “translated Coltrane’s mathematical approach to architecture.” With new technology comes new perspective, and Levy has created something new and exciting out of something old and beautiful. Adam Frank writes at NPR: John Coltrane’s Giant Steps is one of the great pieces of American music. It is an exemplar of be-bop. While Coltrane wrote other pieces […]