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Tiara of Creation

Tiara of Creation

Tiara of Creation A Q&A with Joanne Lediger Of Reverend Jefferson   By Geoff Gehman   Joanne Lediger was 14 when Grace Slick became her rock ‘n’ roll queen. The brand-new high schooler pretty much crowned Jefferson Airplane’s co-pilot as a musical pilot. Slick had everything that Lediger craved: a soaring, rallying, thrilling voice; a ... Read More
 
Triple Trouble

Triple Trouble

Triple Trouble A Q&A with Albert Cummings   By Geoff Gehman   Albert Cummings flirts with fire. He plays electric guitar as if he’s running through a blazing forest, sings as if his belly is full of burning coals, dances as if he’s jigging across a bed of hot rocks. He performs without a set ... Read More
 

Mac Attack

Mac Attack A Q&A with Scott McDonald of TUSK   By Geoff Gehman   Scott McDonald was nine when he suffered, and savored, his first Fleetwood Mac attack. The blows were delivered by the band’s “Rumours” album, which he heard over and over and over again blasting from his parents’ cabin cruiser of a stereo. ... Read More
 
A Coney Island of the Mind

A Coney Island of the Mind

A Coney Island of the Mind A Q&A with Neal Shulman Of Aztec Two-Step   By Geoff Gehman   Aztec Two-Step shows are mini-holidays, one-night vacations from the grind and the gristle. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman unwrap gifts they’ve been creating together for over 40 years. Fluid, flashy acoustic guitars. Branching, brotherly vocals. Topical, ... Read More
 
Deadicated

Deadicated

Deadicated A Q&A with Butchy Sochorow Of Splintered Sunlight   By Geoff Gehman   Butchy Sochorow was way too sick to show up at the show but he showed up anyway. There was no way in hell or heaven that the teen-aged musician would miss the final concert of his first tour with the Grateful ... Read More
 
Ensemble Actor with a Violin

Ensemble Actor with a Violin

Ensemble Actor with a Violin A Q&A with Esme Allen-Creighton Of the Serafin String Quartet   By Geoff Gehman   Esme Allen-Creighton loves to play chamber works that fill the body’s chambers. The violist’s heart-expanding favorites include Leo Janacek’s “Intimate Letters,” a soundtrack to his wildly mercurial missives to an unrequited object of affection, and ... Read More
 
Wizardly Warrior

Wizardly Warrior

Wizardly Warrior A Q&A with Shawn Phillips   By Geoff Gehman   Somewhere in amazon.comdom is someone who ranks Shawn Phillips’ 1970 LP “Second Contribution” among the all-time top pop albums, way up there with Cat Stevens’ “Tea for the Tillerman.” Somewhere in Canada is someone who whistled Phillips’ tunes to make planting trees more ... Read More
 
My Make-up Is My Makeup

My Make-up Is My Makeup

My Make-up Is My Makeup A Q&A with Janis Ian   By Geoff Gehman   Many thoughts glow in Janis Ian’s song “I’m Still Standing Here,” a radiant declaration of pride in a body that’s well-lined and well-used. The one thought that glows in the dark concerns bruises and scars so tactile, they can be ... Read More