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Cracked Actor

Cracked Actor

Cracked Actor A Q&A with Jason Bambery Of ‘BowieLIVE’   By Geoff Gehman   Jason Bambery holds the unofficial world record for most tribute bands fronted during a single gig. Last year a crowd at Radio Radio, an Indianapolis club, witnessed him perform the lead vocals of John Lennon, Prince, Axl Rose, the Cure’s Robert ... Read More
 
Let It Out

Let It Out

Let It Out A Q&A with Gina Chavez   By Geoff Gehman   Gina Chavez was a beam of light long before the 2018 release of her EP “Lightbeam.” In 2013-16 the singing, composing, guitar-playing, video-starring band leader won nine Austin Music Awards for her infectious Latin-American blend of R&B, rock and folkloric soul. As ... Read More
 
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Musician

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Musician

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Musician A Q&A with Deb De Lucca   By Geoff Gehman   “Tapestry” has long been one of Deb De Lucca’s favorite musical tapestries. As a youngster she practically wore out the grooves of her mother’s copy of Carole King’s rainbow quilt of heart-and-soul songs threaded with folk, ... Read More
 
Mirror Ball

Mirror Ball

Mirror Ball A Q&A with Marcia Ball By Geoff Gehman   Marcia Ball sings and plays piano with her legs crossed, the left one swinging freely and in time. The unusual alignment allows her to swivel easily between musicians, listeners and keys. It’s also a distinctive signature of a 70-year-old musician who swivels easily between ... Read More
 
Just Like (Good) Medicine

Just Like (Good) Medicine

Just Like (Good) Medicine A Q&A with A.J. Croce   By Geoff Gehman   A.J. Croce’s latest album, “Just Like Medicine” (Compass Records, 2017). has many good doctors operating with the veteran pianist, vocalist, composer and sonic pilgrim. It’s produced by Dan Penn, writer of hits (“Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”), producer of hits ... Read More
 
Bonfire of the Harmonies

Bonfire of the Harmonies

Bonfire of the Harmonies A Q&A with Jesse Iaquinto of Fireside Collective   By Geoff Gehman   Fireside Collective grazes and blazes in the many meadows of bluegrass. The five members make acoustic rural music electric and urban with robust rock licks, jazzy improvisations and the pass-the-baton telepathy of a chamber ensemble. Their marriage of ... Read More
 
That’s Frank’s Life

That’s Frank’s Life

That’s Frank’s Life A Q&A with Tony Sands   By Geoff Gehman   Tony Sands had Frank Sinatra’s style in his bones long before he made his bones with Frank Sinatra’s style. He was an elementary schooler in South Philadelphia, a Sinatra stronghold, when he began singing along with Sinatra while listening to “Friday with ... Read More
 
‘Never Practice, Always Perform’

‘Never Practice, Always Perform’

A Q&A with Josh Shilling of Mountain Heart By Geoff Gehman The members of Mountain Heart are performing an uncommon version of “Whipping Post” that would make the Allman brothers cheer from the grave. String players trade lashing licks in a shifting circle, whipping rock, bluegrass and jazz with greased-lightning efficiency and excitement. Pianist Josh ... Read More