The dB’s

The dB’s Change (Just Enough) with the Changing Times What took so long? That was the first question I was itching to ask Peter Holsapple. After all, the “classic” lineup of his dB’s – four Carolina boys who relocated to NYC in the late ’70s and blazed the trail for a tuneful strain of indie… Continue reading The dB’s

Nick Lowe

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Acting Your Age? Nick Lowe Figures Out How to Use It to His Advantage Years ago, when Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham were opening an Atlanta show for Nick Lowe, Penn looked out into the audience and said, “In case you’re wondering why these two old white guys are covering all… Continue reading Nick Lowe

Dr. John – Locked Down

Maybe the worst thing that can happen to a seasoned music legend is, in his later years, to fall into the gilded paws of some champion producer skilled at dusting off all the personality that made anyone interesting to start with, lining up a pile of contemporary pop-star admirers, and then wheeling the old dude… Continue reading Dr. John – Locked Down

Willie Nelson – Remember Me, Vol. 1

For Remember Me, Vol. 1, Willie Nelson, one of country’s undeniably great singers and songwriters, hand-picked 14 hits from some of his favorite singers and songwriters, including George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. But more than just a cool covers collection, the album is an entertaining trip through some 70 years of… Continue reading Willie Nelson – Remember Me, Vol. 1

Kinky Friedman

Still Kinky After All These Years Richard Kinky “Big Dick” Friedman is a man of many talents. Over the course of the past 40 years or so, Friedman has been a singer/songwriter and the bandleader of the legendary Texas Jewboys – shocking the world with satirically unhinged numbers like “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus… Continue reading Kinky Friedman

Andre Williams

Hey Man, That Suit Is You! Humpin’ Bumpin’ and Thumpin’ With Andre Williams Redd Foxx gave him his nickname – Mr. Rhythm – and everyone from a pre-teen Stevie Wonder to R&B legend Ike Turner has enlisted his talents as a writer and producer. And let’s not forget two or three generations of punk and… Continue reading Andre Williams