Willie Nelson, Force of Nature

Still chugging away at age 86, Willie Nelson keeps touring and toking and cranking out albums like a 25-year-old. The difference being, most of Willie’s recent albums are really damned good. His latest, Ride Me Back Home, will hit retailers on June 21. Produced by longtime friend and collaborator Buddy Cannon, who co-wrote three new… Continue reading Willie Nelson, Force of Nature

Itzhak

His parents were emigrants to Israel. He was a polio survivor who became the rock star of classical music. Itzhak Perlman went from tackling the third movement from Mendelsohhn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64 on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1958 to accompanying Billy Joel in Madison Square Garden, and in between he received… Continue reading Itzhak

Jimmy Webb

The Last American: Master Tunesmith Jimmy Webb Speaks Candidly About His Long Career, His New Album, and the Vanishing Legacy of the American Cowboy “I’ve had songs on the lists of the best and the worst songs of all time,” declares Jimmy Webb, “so I never say a song is good or bad, because I… Continue reading Jimmy Webb