On Her 75th Birthday, Enjoy a Classic Photo Featuring Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton and David Crosby (Shot by Henry Diltz)

On Her 75th Birthday, Enjoy a Classic Photo Featuring Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton and David Crosby (Shot by Henry Diltz)

The photography of Henry Diltz is on another level, when you consider the unparalleled access he had to so many music legends decades ago — a list that includes Joni Mitchell, who turned 75 years old on Wednesday. The Laurel Canyon scene of Southern California was a vibrant and robust (and, retrospectively, incredibly rich) one, […]

The Eagles, Glenn Frey & the Days of Youth: A Reflection

The Eagles, Glenn Frey & the Days of Youth: A Reflection

This piece originally appeared in 2016, shortly after the passing of Eagles legend Glenn Frey. Today, Frey would have turned 70 years old, so as a tribute we’ve re-run the piece.  My favorite band in the early 1970’s was the Raspberries. After their last album in 1974 and eventual breakup, I felt a musical void. […]

‘Historically Significant’ 1968 Live Recordings from Neil Young, Joni Mitchell Discovered

‘Historically Significant’ 1968 Live Recordings from Neil Young, Joni Mitchell Discovered

The era of the 1960s was monumentally influential for music — both in terms of where it was at the time, and where it’d go years later. The Michigan History Project recently acquired some live recordings of legendary acts including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell from 1968, and are looking to release these ‘historically significant’ […]

Preview the New Joni Mitchell ‘Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970’ DVD/Blu-ray

Preview the New Joni Mitchell ‘Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970’ DVD/Blu-ray

Among her many career highlights was a memorable evening set Joni Mitchell performed at the Isle of Wight in 1970, and on September 14, Eagle Vision will commemorate the event with a special DVD/Blu-ray/digital release. Titled Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970, the event encapsulated an era: The revered singer/songwriter taking […]

Top 11 Songs About Opposites

Top 11 Songs About Opposites

“Why are a ‘wise man’ and a ‘wiseguy’ opposites?” – George Carlin “Right Place, Wrong Time” by Dr. John “Right Place, Wrong Time” was Dr. John‘s biggest hit, cracking the Top 10 in 1973. It was the first single from his In the Right Place LP. Dr. John described how the song was written in […]

Q&A: Judith Owen on Songwriting, Singing Backup for Spinal Tap and Music’s Role in Mental Health

Q&A: Judith Owen on Songwriting, Singing Backup for Spinal Tap and Music’s Role in Mental Health

With her new album Somebody’s Child, British singer/songwriter Judith Owen delivers an exceptional album conjuring the confessional Laurel Canyon music of yesterday — think Carole King, Judee Sill, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell — while infusing the artist’s own distinctive flair with sophisticated musical textures and hard-hitting lyrics. The album, which features seasoned accompaniment in the […]

Top 11 Songs Performed By Women

Top 11 Songs Performed By Women

“Men make angry music and it’s called rock and roll; Women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they’re angry and militant.” – Ani DiFranco Note: Obviously, selecting 11 songs performed by female songwriters/singers leaves out countless similarly deserving titles — so feel free to leave a comment below with any we omitted that you’d […]

Top 11 New York City Songs

Top 11 New York City Songs

“New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.” – David Letterman (Editor’s Note: As this list curates songs from the folk/classic rock realm, it does not feature Frank Sinatra’s classic “Theme From ‘New York New York,” though that has been added here […]

Heart Full of Soul: Talking Inspiration and Passion with Ann Wilson

Heart Full of Soul: Talking Inspiration and Passion with Ann Wilson

You can’t fake passion, and well…heart. You either have it or you don’t. Ann Wilson, lead singer of Heart, unquestionably has “it.” Blessed with a multi-octave range, Ann is one of rock’s most powerful and extraordinary vocalists. Over the past four decades, she’s harnessed pure emotive passion on record and on concert stages, forging an […]

A Byrd’s Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

A Byrd’s Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City with Tom Petty’s “other” band. “They’re more like Rolling Stones than Beatles. It’s a powerful, punchy band.” But McGuinn, who tours the world solo these […]

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