Getting into the Spirit of the Season and Pulling Double Duty: Q&A with Rhett Miller of Old 97’s

Getting into the Spirit of the Season and Pulling Double Duty: Q&A with Rhett Miller of Old 97’s

Many bands who led the initial alt-country charge have fallen by the wayside, but Old 97’s — Rhett Miller (vocals/rhythm guitar), Ken Bethea (lead guitar), Murry Hammond (bass) and Philip Peeples (drums) — are still very productive, a quarter century after forming in Dallas. The group has released 11 studio albums. 2017’s impressive Graveyard Whistling included […]

Robert Hilburn on His Book ‘Paul Simon: The Life,’ Celebrating the Legendary Singer/Songwriter

Robert Hilburn on His Book ‘Paul Simon: The Life,’ Celebrating the Legendary Singer/Songwriter

Esteemed music writer/New York Times Best-Selling author Robert Hilburn turns his critical eye to chronicling the life and legacy of Paul Simon, one of music’s most accomplished and artistically vibrant artists in his new book, Paul Simon: The Life. Enjoy a conversation with Hilburn about the book below. Rock Cellar: What made Paul Simon an attractive […]

The Wild Feathers Q&A: On ‘Greetings from the Neon Frontier’ and ‘Finding That Magic Spot’ with Three Singer/Songwriters

The Wild Feathers Q&A: On ‘Greetings from the Neon Frontier’ and ‘Finding That Magic Spot’ with Three Singer/Songwriters

Any band with three singer/songwriters could easily get bogged down by disagreements about who’s going to handle lead and secondary vocal duties — but not The Wild Feathers. “Most of the time it’s pretty straightforward,” said bassist Joel King. “You get in where you can fit in. A lot of times, I’ll be singing the […]

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