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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
 
Minister of Sound

Minister of Sound

Minister of Sound A Q&A with Alexis P. Suter   By Geoff Gehman   For some reason Carrie Suter didn’t want to take her daughter Alexis to church, their favorite place to sing. The elementary schooler responded by turning a closet into a chapel, where she made up a song about Jesus moving to his ... 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