Published by Newsweek on June 3, 2021.
Country singer Mickey Guyton made history in September as the first Black woman to perform her own music at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Published by Newsweek on October 21, 2020.
The composer died on March 26 at age 86.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on April 1, 2020.
Kenny Rogers died on March 20 at age 81.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on March 22 2020.
Dubbed the "queer country trailblazer," Karen Pittelman is carving out a safe space for country musicians who feel ostracized from the genre that drives their work.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on December 17, 2019.
From The Black Crowes to The Magpie Salute, Rich Robinson was determined to erase doubt about his abilities as a songwriter.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on November 15, 2019.
The top 10 songs Rival Sons has released so far, according to Blues Rock Review.
Published by Blues Rock Review on August 25, 2019.
Kris Kristofferson’s ninth album was hated by critics but wears well decades later.
Anniversary feature on Kris Kristofferson's 1979 album Shake Hands with the Devil.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on August 16, 2019.
311’s second album established the foundation for their music going forward.
Anniversary feature on 311's 1994 album Grassroots.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on August 8, 2019.
Art Neville, founding member of The Neville Brothers and The Meters, died July 22 at 81.
Eulogy for the late Art Neville.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on July 23, 2019.
The cultural icon who introduced a generation to voodoo and "funkology" died of a heart attack at 77.
Eulogy for the late Malcolm John Rebennack, known by his stage name "Dr. John."
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on June 7, 2019.
Tom Petty's hallmark solo debut still hits home after all these years.
Anniversary feature on Tom Petty's 1989 solo debut Full Moon Fever.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on April 25, 2019.
Legendary guitarist Steve Vai steps into the music instructor role with the release of his new book, Vaideology.
Feature on Steve Vai's music theory book release.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on April 4, 2019.
Trent Reznor's psychological thriller turned 25 this month.
Anniversary feature on Nine Inch Nails' sophomore studio album The Downward Spiral.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on March 27, 2019.
The "King of Surf Guitar" died on March 16 at age 81.
Eulogy for the late Dick Dale.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on March 18, 2019.
After a storied career, the drumming legend has passed away at age 90—but he leaves the world 35,000+ songs richer than when he arrived.
Eulogy for the late Hal Blaine.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on March 15, 2019.
"Gary Moore's political conscience rose to the surface on the last metal album of his career."
Anniversary feature on Gary Moore's 1989 album After the War.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on February 2, 2019.
"Forty years after Directstep, Herbie Hancock's oft-overlooked album stands as a symbol of what was to come."
Anniversary feature on Herbie Hancock's 1979 album Directstep.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on January 28, 2019.
You never forget your first musician interview—especially if it's with Ravi Shankar.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on December 4, 2018.
Rock and roll legend Billy Gibbons discusses his second solo album The Big Bad Blues, released in September 2018 on Concord Records.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on October 3, 2018.
Mystic Braves' lead singer and guitarist discusses the band's latest album The Great Unknown and speculates about why nostalgia holds such an important place in popular music.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on August 27, 2018.
"Fresh off the release of their new EP Visalia, the Stone Foxes are roaring with energy and ambition."
Published by Blues Rock Review on September 29, 2017.
Disappointing Joseph, a cover band based in San Diego, Calif., explains why they love playing for the San Diego half and full marathon runners during the city's annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.
Published by Women's Running on June 6, 2017.
The LA punk legend is ready to fight in the Trump era. She's seen this before.
Published by Noisey on March 2, 2017.
Forty years into his career at America’s oldest guitar company, the luthier and polymath talks about C.F. Martin & Co’s history and impact on popular culture.
Published by Noisey on December 23, 2016.
The San Francisco-based quintet Should We Run's vocalist Krishan Abeyatunge explains his band's evolving identity and sound, as evidenced on their new album Existential. Three weeks prior to the album's debut, Abeyatunge discusses plans for the album release show on November 19 at the Independent in San Francisco.
Published by San Francisco Weekly on November 16, 2016.
The Museum of Making Music celebrates the instrument that put guitarists center stage.
Published by Elmore Magazine on October 24, 2016.
Created by legendary rock photographer Robert Knight, the Brotherhood of the Guitar fosters young musicians that aspire to guitar-fueled stardom.
Published by Elmore Magazine on January 25, 2016.
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