“Relatively Speaking” – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin

“Relatively Speaking” – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin

Intro Lukas Nelson Jenda Hall Derringer Miles Nielsen Sarah Lee Guthrie Trying to make it in music is tough.  But if you are related to a reigning superstar, either by blood or by marriage, it can be downright brutal: You can’t totally make it on your own. If you get a gig, it’s because your father […]

Les Friction – “Torture.” A Potential Star Band Arises Out Of E.S. Posthumus

Les Friction – “Torture.”  A Potential Star Band Arises Out Of E.S. Posthumus

Once in awhile, the sheer power of a musical project blows you away. It’s become somewhat of a rare occurrence given today’s mainstream music scene, but if you dig deep enough you’ll find something that rewards your determination. With that, we’d like to introduce you to Les Friction.  Pronounced “less friction.” Spawned out of the […]

16 Tom Waits Albums Rated, In Order

16 Tom Waits Albums Rated, In Order

You either love Tom Waits, or you don’t. There’s no in between. You can buy into his bourbon-drowned, porkpie hat, troubadour traveling from midnight gig to midnight gig by way of thumb, barter, or railcar-hopping shtick, or you don’t. Fans believe the greatness of the music outweighs the necessity for it to be based on […]

Rory Gallagher: His Enduring Legacy

Rory Gallagher: His Enduring Legacy

It was November 1977. Guitarist Rory Gallagher and his band members – bassist Gerry McAvoy, keyboardist Lou Martin and drummer Rod de’Ath – were capping off a 6-month world tour with dates in Japan before coming to San Francisco to begin work on a new studio album. Gallagher had signed a deal with Chrysalis Records […]

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