Peter Stampfel

Goodbye 20th Century: Peter Stampfel Bids It a Fond Farewell, but Leaves the Light On “Good ol’ Ricola.” Peter Stampfel paused to unwrap a lozenge nearly an hour into a lively conversation. This was no product plug, but rather a coping mechanism. Stampfel suffers from dysphonia, and has completely lost his voice for extended periods… Continue reading Peter Stampfel

John Prine, Hal Willner Succumb to COVID-19

April 7 was an especially shitty day in the coronavirus crisis currently plaguing the planet. Revered singer-songwriter John Prine (pictured) and eclectic music producer Hal Willner both died from what were termed “complications from COVID-19.” Deftly balancing humor with protest and poignancy, Prine, 73, may have been the quintessential songwriter’s songwriter, highly respected by peers… Continue reading John Prine, Hal Willner Succumb to COVID-19

Swamp Dogg Gets Back to the Country

Our ol’ buddy Swamp Dogg is known primarily for his boisterous (and often humorous) psychedelic soul music, but as he tells it, “if you listen to my records before I start stacking shit on it, I’m country. I sound country.” He aims to prove as much on his new album, Sorry You Couldn’t Make It.… Continue reading Swamp Dogg Gets Back to the Country

Amanda Shires

Put a Bow On It: Bobby Moore Talks to Amanda Shires About John Prine, the Texas Playboys and Other Stuff That Doesn’t Have Much to Do With Her New Album (Which is Great, BTW) Amanda Shires and her husband Jason Isbell come across as funny and interesting people. Even if you don’t jive with their… Continue reading Amanda Shires