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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
 
Hip Gypsy

Hip Gypsy 

Hip Gypsy  A Q&A with Jared Hall  Of Velvet Caravan    By Geoff Gehman    Jared Hall learned his first unforgettable song, “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” from his piano-playing, boogie-woogie-ing grandmother. He discovered his future instrument at the home of a fellow who restores Hammond organs and Volkswagen buses. He discovered gypsy jazz, his future ... Read More
 
Electric, Eclectic Gent

Electric, Eclectic Gent

Electric, Eclectic Gent A Q&A with Dustin Douglas   By Geoff Gehman   The logo for Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentleman is a silhouetted, bowler-hatted gent leaning on a lightning bolt. Emblazoned on the band’s bass drum, it’s a suitable symbol for three musicians who play blues and blues-rock with a refiner’s fire. You ... Read More
 
Little Big Gestures

Little Big Gestures

Little Big Gestures A Q&A with Adam Ezra By Geoff Gehman Adam Ezra and his band mates treat their fans fantastically. Other truly communal groups may let followers choose an album of songs; Adam Ezra Group members let followers pick 11 tracks from 23 demos for the Boston-based ensemble’s latest record, “Hurricane Wind” (TatteredString Music). ... Read More
 
Going All In

Going All In

Going All In A Q&A with Samantha Fish By Geoff Gehman Samantha Fish is having a ball feeling like the belle. The Kansas City native’s latest album, “Belle of the West” (Ruf Records), is a slow-burning, subtly honest collection of originals (“American Dream”) and covers (R.L. Burnside’s “Poor Black Mattie”) steeped in the raw, relaxed ... Read More