New Music Friday: Steve Winwood Releases ‘Greatest Hits Live,’ His First-Ever Live Solo Album (Stream)

New Music Friday: Steve Winwood Releases ‘Greatest Hits Live,’ His First-Ever Live Solo Album (Stream)

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Steve Winwood has done many things throughout his impeccable career, but until today he had not released a live solo record. Titled Greatest Hits Live, this two-CD set was released on Friday via Wincraft Records and features 23 songs hand-selected by Winwood from throughout his vault of live recordings, covering both his solo […]

Bobby Whitlock on Eric Clapton and Derek and the Dominos … and Why He Hates the Piano Coda of ‘Layla’ (Q&A)

Bobby Whitlock on Eric Clapton and Derek and the Dominos … and Why He Hates the Piano Coda of ‘Layla’ (Q&A)

Keyboardist, guitarist and singer Bobby Whitlock has performed on some of rock’s best-loved albums since his early days with Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. The Memphis native, mentored at Stax Records by Booker T. Jones and Steve Cropper, soon became a favorite of British musicians who hoped to tap his soulful R&B style. Whitlock, a […]

Top 11 Songs About Booze

Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton was inspired to write “The No No Song” the morning after a losing bout with booze and drugs. “I was afraid if I looked […]

Still Feelin’ Alright: A Chat with Dave Mason

Still Feelin’ Alright: A Chat with Dave Mason

Scoring not once but twice in this crapshoot known as the music business, Dave Mason‘s seminal work as a founding member of Traffic and as a solo artist with signature hits Feelin’ Alright, Only You Know and I Know, and We Just Disagree solidifying his status as a thriving rock and roll survivor. A gifted songwriter, Mason’s […]

Dave Mason Premieres Reworked ‘Dear Mr. Fantasy’, from New Album ‘Future’s Past’ (Audio)

Dave Mason Premieres Reworked ‘Dear Mr. Fantasy’, from New Album ‘Future’s Past’ (Audio)

On May 13, Dave Mason will release Future’s Past, a compilation album featuring reworked versions of some of his classic songs from throughout his career as well as some new material. To ramp up excitement, Mason recently premiered a re-tooled version of the Traffic classic Dear Mr. Fantasy via USA Today – listen below: Said Mason […]