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Harping with the King

Harping with the King

Harping with the King A Q&A with Sugar Blue   By Geoff Gehman   One of the many treasured pleasures on YouTube is a 1995 live video of Sugar Blue, the fine singer and exceptional harmonica player, turning Muddy Waters’ “Hoochie Coochie Man” into an erotic odyssey.  Decked out in a black beret and a ... Read More
 
Melody Gypsy

Melody Gypsy

Melody Gypsy A Q&A with Frank Vignola   By Geoff Gehman   Frank Vignola loves gypsy jazz and the life of a musical gypsy. The 49-year-old guitarist cut his teeth by touring with Leon Redbone, the celebrated singer of Dixieland and ragtime ditties; gigging weekly at a Manhattan club with guitarist Les Paul, the legendary ... Read More
 
Cosmic Caravans

Cosmic Caravans

Cosmic Caravans A Q&A with Jean-Pierre Durand of Incendio   By Geoff Gehman   When Jean-Pierre Durand feels like bitching about the musical grind, he shuts himself up by remembering how his favorite punk bands refused to bitch about the musical grind. The guitarist tends to forget the hassles of being a professional performer—the touring, ... Read More
 
Power Trio Heaven

Power Trio Heaven

Power Trio Heaven A Q&A with Craig Thatcher   By Geoff Gehman   The Mauch Chunk Opera House is Craig Thatcher’s soul kitchen. The very busy, very talented, very popular guitarist has played the Jim Thorpe house nearly 30 times over nearly 10 years, as a trio leader and an opening act for pals Laurence ... Read More
 
Wise Lullabies for Brave Adults

Wise Lullabies for Brave Adults

Wise Lullabies for Brave Adults A Q&A with Anna Mitchell   By Geoff Gehman   Anna Mitchell burrows to the marrow on “Down to the Bone,” the first full-length record from the Irish singer-songwriter-keyboardist with the Appalachian soul. The Cork resident’s characters yearn to escape to Tennessee, allegedly the land of greener hills and non-smothering ... Read More
 
Fleet Feet

Fleet Feet

Fleet Feet A Q&A with Noah Wall Of The Barefoot Movement   By Geoff Gehman   The four members of The Barefoot Movement like essential elements. Harmonies that ring, rhythms that zing, songs that sing. Stories about love, loss, legacy. Playing ballads, reels and hoedowns barefooted, around a single microphone, in places as far flung ... Read More
 
These Fires

These Fires

These Fires A Q&A with Paula Cole   By Geoff Gehman   I once crawled across Paula Cole’s desert of desire. My erotic odyssey unfolded during her 2011 concert at the Sellersville Theater. We all sweated up a storm as Cole and her band mates slow-burned through “Feelin’ Love,” an erotic ode that revolves around ... Read More