R.I.P. Atlanta Musician Rob Mallard

Rob Mallard left this earth on the eve of the United States’ 242nd Independence Day celebration. Simply judging from the suddenness of his death, the hush-hush/“I’ll PM you” Facebook posts about it mentioning pain/mental illness and the lack of accompanying ruminations on the (made-up) “disease” of addiction, logic leads us to ascertain that it was… Continue reading R.I.P. Atlanta Musician Rob Mallard

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Keep On Growing: Derek Trucks on His Musical Evolution and the Stubborn Freedom of the Tedeschi Trucks Band The nephew of Allman Brothers Band drummer and founding member Butch Trucks, guitarist Derek Trucks was a musical prodigy. He started playing gigs before he reached his teens; by 13 he had toured. By 17 he formed… Continue reading Tedeschi Trucks Band

Bill Frisell

Cinema Scope: Bill Frisell Rediscovers The Soundtracks of His Life People who love Bill Frisell love Bill Frisell because of his generosity in dispensing what I’d call the Frisellian Moment. You kind of have to be there, since it isn’t a quality that is necessarily grasped as easily from only listening to a Frisell recording,… Continue reading Bill Frisell

Glenn Jones – The Wanting

You could lose a hundred afternoons listening to these guitar and banjo pieces, and never notice or care. The onetime Cul De Sac leader and ardent devotee of the “American Primitive” steel string finger-picking school led by John Fahey has been floating under the radar for ages, even though he’s pushing 60. This CD (and… Continue reading Glenn Jones – The Wanting