Famed jazz guitarist Larry Coryell passed away at age 73 has passed away. Billboard writes of the innovative musician: Legendary guitarist Larry Coryell died Sunday (Feb. 19) at the age of 73 in his New York City hotel room, according to a statement sent to Billboard from jazz publicist Jim Eigo. Coryell, who passed away […]
Nat Hentoff’s son, Nick, sadly announced the death of his father on January 7. I have followed Nat Hentoff’s work since 1959, and am saddened by his passing. Hentoff was a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and an ardent defender of civil liberties. He also had, as I have, a lifelong passion for jazz […]
Originally posted April 11, 2014. Al Kooper is one of the most underrated members of America’s Rock & Roll legacy. Al’s work with Bob Dylan and Mike Bloomfield was truly memory making. From The Wall Street Journal: Al Kooper doesn’t really need to listen to the latest songs by garage bands comprised of 20-year-olds. Now […]
On December 2, the Rolling Stones will revisit their roots with a new blues album pulling songs from the group’s early influences. Represented on the album will be Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Memphis Slim and more. The Wall Street Journal reports: Though it informs the Stones’ music, traditional blues haven’t been […]
Happy 90th birthday to Chuck Berry, a pioneer of Rock n’ Roll!
In what The New York Times calls a redefinition of the boundaries of literature, Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize. The prize comes with some controversy from critics who charge that Dylan isn’t writing “literature,” but he also has his supporters. The NYT reports: Billy Collins, the former United States poet laureate, argued […]
Singer, songwriter and author Jewel talks about growing up on the Alaskan frontier and the changes in her life and music that influenced her new album Picking up the Pieces. Joseph Hudak writes in Rolling Stone Magazine: On Picking Up the Pieces, Jewel follows in those same footsteps. The record, her first since 2010’s country […]
Originally posted March 22, 2014. Santana at Woodstock, all those great Journey songs, did you know that Gregg Rolie and his Hammond B3 organ was the foundation through all the years? Here Gregg plays with Ringo’s band. Enjoy one of the most underrated musicians in Rock & Roll history, Gregg Rolie.