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Subtle Music That Speaks Loudly

Subtle Music That Speaks Loudly

‘Subtle Music That Speaks Loudly’ A Q&A with Seth Walker By Geoff Gehman   Seth Walker didn’t set out to set his compass straight. The singing, composing guitarist didn’t expect that his latest record, “Gotta Get Back,” released last year by The Royal Potato Family, would be all about getting back to elementals–country blues, blue-eyed ... Read More
 
Around the Horn with a Master Horn Man

Around the Horn with a Master Horn Man

Around the Horn with a Master Horn Man A Q&A with Tom “Bones” Malone By Geoff Gehman             Tom “Bones” Malone was a true-blue, bona-fide ringer on April 22, 1978, the night the Blues Brothers debuted on “Saturday Night Live.” The master of many horns—trombone, trumpet, sax etc. et al.–played up a storm as John ... Read More
 
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
 
The Changeling

The Changeling

The Changeling A Q&A with Tony Fernandez Of Peace Frog By Geoff Gehman Tony Fernandez was 11 when the Doors began opening his doors to a life without domestic violence. The freedom march began when he first heard “The End,” the psychedelic tone poem that turns apocalyptic when Jim Morrison says, with spooky serenity, “Father ... 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
 
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