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The Easy Truth

The Easy Truth

          The Easy Truth         A Q&A with Coco Montoya          By Geoff Gehman               Coco Montoya seizes opportunity like a snake wrangler seizes rattlers. He hit the road with his first blues mentor, the highly influential singing guitarist Albert Collins; a mere three hours after Collins invited him to hit the road. His second blues ... Read More
 
Making a Joyful Noise

Making a Joyful Noise

Making a Joyful Noise A Q&A with Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams By Geoff Gehman   Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams are deeply, truly rooted. The musicians married in 1988 under a cedar tree planted by her great-great grandmother on her home turf, a seventh-generation cotton farm in Peckerwood Point, Tenn. She originated the role ... Read More
 
Ensemble Actor with a Violin

Ensemble Actor with a Violin

Ensemble Actor with a Violin A Q&A with Esme Allen-Creighton Of the Serafin String Quartet   By Geoff Gehman   Esme Allen-Creighton loves to play chamber works that fill the body’s chambers. The violist’s heart-expanding favorites include Leo Janacek’s “Intimate Letters,” a soundtrack to his wildly mercurial missives to an unrequited object of affection, and ... Read More