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Raise the Roof and the Soul

Raise the Roof and the Soul

Raise the Roof and the Soul A Q&A with Winifred Horan of Solas   By Geoff Gehman   For nearly 20 years Winifred Horan and Seamus Egan have run Solas as a global experience with an Irish tilt and a Gaelic lilt. The American-born children of Irish parents have used traditional idioms–reels, waltzes, keening ballads–to ... Read More
 
Love’s Rock-and-Rollercoaster

Love’s Rock-and-Rollercoaster

Love’s Rock-and-Rollercoaster A Q&A with Ward Hayden Of Girls Guns and Glory   By Geoff Gehman   Ward Hayden has lived, sung and written plenty of songs about love’s rock-and-rollercoaster His former muse was an eight-year relationship that ended badly and inspired therapeutic tunes like “Inverted Valentine.” His current muse is a four-year relationship going ... Read More
 
‘The Strange, Beautiful, Painful Parade’

‘The Strange, Beautiful, Painful Parade’

‘The Strange, Beautiful, Painful Parade’ A Q&A with Simone Felice   By Geoff Gehman   Simone Felice aims to write about, sing about and march in “the strange, beautiful, painful parade of being a human being on earth.” Over the last four years his parade has been a fish-tailing, cork-screwing, heart-warming odyssey. He received a ... Read More
 
Rollicking & Roaming & RubberBanding

Rollicking & Roaming & RubberBanding

Rollicking & Roaming & RubberBanding A Q&A with Ryan Shupe   By Geoff Gehman   Ryan Shupe surfs a different wavelength. He’s a snowboarding, singing, song-writing, fifth-generation fiddler with a shaved head and a seriously sly sense of humor. For 18 years he’s been fronting the RubberBand, an elastic quartet that specializes in a hemi-powered ... Read More
 
One Way In, Many Ways Out

One Way In, Many Ways Out

One Way In, Many Ways Out A Q&A with Lou Meresca Of Live at the Fillmore   By Geoff Gehman   Lou Meresca is connected to the Allman Brothers Band by a cosmic cord, or chord. The singing guitarist fell for the Brothers the first time he heard them, during a 1970 concert in his ... Read More
 

Modest Revolutionaries A Q&A with Brian Buchanan Of Enter the Haggis   By Geoff Gehman   The five members of Enter the Haggis like to make records that test the faith of their fiercely faithful fans. Two years ago the Celtic-infused fusioneers pushed the loyalty of their loyalists to the metal by asking them to ... Read More