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Hip Gypsy

Hip Gypsy 

Hip Gypsy  A Q&A with Jared Hall  Of Velvet Caravan    By Geoff Gehman    Jared Hall learned his first unforgettable song, “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” from his piano-playing, boogie-woogie-ing grandmother. He discovered his future instrument at the home of a fellow who restores Hammond organs and Volkswagen buses. He discovered gypsy jazz, his future ... Read More
 
Electric, Eclectic Gent

Electric, Eclectic Gent

Electric, Eclectic Gent A Q&A with Dustin Douglas   By Geoff Gehman   The logo for Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentleman is a silhouetted, bowler-hatted gent leaning on a lightning bolt. Emblazoned on the band’s bass drum, it’s a suitable symbol for three musicians who play blues and blues-rock with a refiner’s fire. You ... Read More
 
Little Big Gestures

Little Big Gestures

Little Big Gestures A Q&A with Adam Ezra By Geoff Gehman Adam Ezra and his band mates treat their fans fantastically. Other truly communal groups may let followers choose an album of songs; Adam Ezra Group members let followers pick 11 tracks from 23 demos for the Boston-based ensemble’s latest record, “Hurricane Wind” (TatteredString Music). ... Read More
 
Going All In

Going All In

Going All In A Q&A with Samantha Fish By Geoff Gehman Samantha Fish is having a ball feeling like the belle. The Kansas City native’s latest album, “Belle of the West” (Ruf Records), is a slow-burning, subtly honest collection of originals (“American Dream”) and covers (R.L. Burnside’s “Poor Black Mattie”) steeped in the raw, relaxed ... Read More
 
Leaving the Gate Open

Leaving the Gate Open

Leaving the Gate Open A Q&A with Caroline Doctorow   By Geoff Gehman   Caroline Doctorow was perusing a gift shop in Woodstock, N.Y., passing time before her concert, when she found the sort of gift that keeps on giving. There, on a piece of wood, was the inspirational saying “Live as if someone left ... Read More
 
Glorious Birds

Glorious Birds

Glorious Birds A Q&A with Dana Louise   By Geoff Gehman   Dana Louise went to the Azores intending to spend a month and a half painting the magical beauty of wild hydrangea hedges and volcanic gardens. She ended up falling in with some magical scenes that inspired her to learn to play the guitar ... Read More
 
One True Note Can Slice Every Heart

One True Note Can Slice Every Heart

A Q&A with Scott Sharrard By Geoff Gehman   Scott Sharrard was sleeping at a friend’s house when he dreamed up a beyond-the-grave message from one Allman brother to another. After waking up, the veteran blues/rock/soul musician rushed downstairs, grabbed a guitar, sat on a picturesque porch, and sketched music to suit the cosmic couplet ... Read More