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Private/Public Pilgrim

Private/Public Pilgrim

Private/Public Pilgrim A Q&A with David Wilcox   By Geoff Gehman   David Wilcox regards his songs as “little tools that put my heart where I want it to be.” He encourages listeners to use his tools to rearrange, or arrange, their feelings. One of his toolboxes is “Musical Medicine,” a Web page of his ... Read More
 
Smashed So Good

Smashed So Good

Smashed So Good A Q&A with Kevin Miller   By Geoff Gehman   Kevin Miller loves to make you sing, swing, bop, shake your booty, play air drums, high-five strangers, remember your pleasant past and forget your painful present. The Allentown native hits his marks as the drumming, singing founder of Kevin Miller’s Smashed, a ... Read More
 
Anything But Reckless

Anything But Reckless

Anything But Reckless A Q&A with Willy Braun Of Reckless Kelly   By Geoff Gehman   Willy and Cody Braun run Reckless Kelly, their 22-year-old band, as a family of humanity. The brothers and their three comrades perform roots-music branches–country, country rock, alt-country, outlaw bluegrass–with clarity, spontaneity and kick-ass fun. Willy plays robust guitar, Cody ... Read More
 
Minister of Sound

Minister of Sound

Minister of Sound A Q&A with Alexis P. Suter   By Geoff Gehman   For some reason Carrie Suter didn’t want to take her daughter Alexis to church, their favorite place to sing. The elementary schooler responded by turning a closet into a chapel, where she made up a song about Jesus moving to his ... Read More
 
Iron Axe Man

Iron Axe Man

Iron Axe Man A Q&A with Eddie Arjun Peters   By Geoff Gehman   Eddie Arjun Peters was a Queens teen when he was electrified by an electric guitar plugged into an amplifier. The powerful sounds played by his friend Walter, his heavy-metal guru, made him realize that he could actually learn to perform his ... Read More
 
The Real Me(s)

The Real Me(s)

The Real Me(s) A Q&A with David MacDonald Of Who’s Next   By Geoff Gehman   David MacDonald got a bargain, one of the best he ever had, when he met Roger Daltrey, the swaggering, strutting, microphone-lassoing, vocal mountain climbing front man he plays in Who’s Next, which plays songs minted by Daltrey and his ... Read More
 
Sonic Astronaut

Sonic Astronaut

Sonic Astronaut A Q&A with Billy Cobham By Geoff Gehman Billy Cobham loves taking his compositions to new places and spaces. For over 40 years the band-leading drummer has been exploring and expanding his pieces with different arrangements played by different partners, sometimes with different instruments. Whether performing with two or 22 musicians, he aims ... Read More
 
Chicago on a Desert Island

Chicago on a Desert Island

Chicago on a Desert Island A Q&A with Rick Johnston Of Chicago Authority   By Geoff Gehman   It took Rick Johnston all of 6:35 to join the Chicago Transit Authority band wagon. Then a high schooler, he was immediately hooked by “Introduction,” the kaleidoscopic first track on the group’s 1969 recording debut. Listening to ... Read More