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One Man Guy

One Man Guy

One Man Guy A Q&A with Loudon Wainwright III By Geoff Gehman   “The Man Who Couldn’t Cry” was the first song by Loudon Wainwright III that made me realize that the man has the goods. Released on his 1973 album “Attempted Mustache,” it’s the shaggy saga of a writer whose inability to shed tears ... Read More
 
Cosmic Contemplations

Cosmic Contemplations

Cosmic Contemplations A Q&A with Hiroya Tsukamoto By Geoff Gehman Hiroya Tsukamoto likes to call his music “Cinematic Guitar Poetry.” The acoustic guitarist composes meditative mini-movies inspired by everything from the Colorado mountain town he imagined as a youngster in Japan to the West Virginia mountain home where he heard an opera-house manager recall the ... Read More
 
Rocking Out on ‘This Big Old Rock’

Rocking Out on ‘This Big Old Rock’

Rocking Out on ‘This Big Old Rock’ A Q&A with Les Dudek By Geoff Gehman Interviewing Les Dudek is like being strapped to a Stratocaster plugged into a Marshall. A musician’s musician for five decades, he tells amped-up, ramped-up stories about his nice niche in the history of electrified rock ‘n’ roll blues, Duetting with ... Read More
 
Squeezing Lemonade from Adversity

Squeezing Lemonade from Adversity

Squeezing Lemonade from Adversity A Q&A with Cruz Contreras Of the Black Lillies By Geoff Gehman  Cruz Contreras specializes in turning scrap metal into sculpture. The founding frontman of the Black Lillies wrote a lively, tail-wagging song, “40 Days and 40 Nights,” about the band’s first tour, a mess of roadblocks and wrong turns. The ... Read More
 
Crowning a Musical Knight

Crowning a Musical Knight

Crowning a Musical Knight A Q&A with Lenie Colacino of The Most Excellent Order of Sir Paul By Geoff Gehman Lenie Colacino grew up in metropolitan and suburban New York in the 1950s and ’60s, a left hander in a right-handed world. An avid New York Yankees fan, he felt a little less odd because ... Read More
 
Caravan of Soul Sirens

Caravan of Soul Sirens

Caravan of Soul Sirens A Q&A with Ina Forsman And Layla Zoe of the Blue Sisters   By Geoff Gehman   Looking for a rousing, arousing, take-no-prisoners performance of “Chain of Fools”? Look no further than the YouTube video of the Blue Sisters putting a serious hurting on Aretha Franklin’s siren song. Ina Forsman, Tasha ... Read More
 
True-Blue Troubadour

True-Blue Troubadour

True-Blue Troubadour A Q&A with Al Stewart   By Geoff Gehman   I became an Al Stewart fan in 1976, the year of “Year of the Cat,” a commercial breakout for him and an aural awakening for me. I was hooked, line and sinker, by his crisply melodic, poetic mini-movies about an ecstatic aviatrix, a ... Read More