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Love Me Like a Man

Love Me Like a Man

Love Me Like a Man A Q&A with Vanessa Collier   By Geoff Gehman   Vanessa Collier pays, and plays, it forward. Her saxophone playing has some of the bluesiness of Cannonball Adderley, her first sax hero. Her singing has some of the ballsiness of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, whose song “Up Above My Head, I ... Read More
 
Everything Always Was

Everything Always Was

Everything Always Was A Q&A with Seamus Egan   By Geoff Gehman   The last time Seamus Egan played the Mauch Chunk Opera House, in 2016, he hosted a multi-media version of his band Solas’ album “Shamrock City,” a panoramic portrait of Butte, Mont., a brawling, bursting 19th-century center for union organizers, prostitutes and Irish ... Read More
 
Get Your Ass in the Van

Get Your Ass in the Van

Get Your Ass in the Van A Q&A with Albert Castiglia   By Geoff Gehman   Albert Castiglia was on a blues cruise when he received a priceless tip from a blues captain. Junior Wells, the vaunted vocalist and harmonica player, told the young guitarist to treat his band as a school. Watch what we ... Read More
 

The Chord Is Mightier Than the Sword

The Chord Is Mightier Than the Sword A Brief Tour of Ed Hamell (aka Hamell on Trial)   By Geoff Gehman Ed Hamell swears that Ann Coulter’s vagina has supernatural powers. He says so in his spoken song “Coulter’s Snatch,” a delightfully devilish ditty about the conservative assassin’s pubic region as a cross between the ... Read More
 
Fly Like the Eagles

Fly Like the Eagles

Fly Like the Eagles A Q&A with Ken Darcy of EagleMania By Geoff Gehman Ken Darcy is a vocalist, guitarist and listener enabler in EagleMania, which performs crisp, compelling versions of songs minted by the Eagles, a gold standard for countrified rock and California outlaw rock. He doesn’t look, sound or act like Glenn Frey, ... Read More
 
‘Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess’

‘Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess’

‘Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess’ A Q&A with Cedric Burnside   By Geoff Gehman   Cedric Burnside came to Brooklyn to play a YouTube show and stayed to make a musical autobiography. The drumming, singing guitarist was so comfortable jamming with Brian Jay, the multi-instrumental host/producer of “Jammin’ with J,” he spent two days recording ... Read More
 
Fortunate Adventures of a Naked Mystic

Fortunate Adventures of a Naked Mystic

Fortunate Adventures of a Naked Mystic A Q&A with Samuel Saint Thomas Of Bovine Social Club   By Geoff Gehman   Samuel Saint Thomas lost his musical virginity in the first pub he frequented. It was 1990 and he was “a case of beer” removed from life in a Catholic monastic community, his headquarters for ... Read More
 
Balls-out Beatles & Beyond

Balls-out Beatles & Beyond

Balls-out Beatles & Beyond A Q&A with Glen Burtnik Of The Weeklings   By Geoff Gehman   The Weeklings are four cool cats. They specialize in splashy, dashing power pop made and inspired by the Beatles, whose 1964 Ed Sullivan summit willed three of them to be musicians. Their repertoire ranges from a slightly psychedelic ... Read More
 
Camp-Fire Sparks

Camp-Fire Sparks

Camp-Fire Sparks A Q&A with Joe Kollar of Driftwood   By Geoff Gehman   The four musicians in Driftwood have the uncanny, canny ability to create the atmosphere of a singalong and a pick-a-long around a camp fire of burning driftwood. They conjure this embracing, bracing mood whether they’re performing a snappy, clappy, Dead-ish original ... Read More