Category: Musical Musings

A frank conversation with The Dozens Travis Posey and the struggle to make it in the music business.

I’m from the old school when it comes to most things in life, especially music.  I still buy physical CD’s and Vinyl so I can experience the entire package that the artist is offering up.  I do it for many reasons but a few of the most important are because I want to hear the

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The Art Inside the Craft video series

I can’t believe that I forgot to put out a post on my website about my new video series…but I did. I’ve taken the next evolutionary step as a writer to include some video and interviews to my portfolio of work.  I love the writing but I feel the best way to get the word

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Todd Thibaud and his continuing legacy of great music.

A few years ago I was in a store when the, generally droning, overhead music stopped me in my tracks and caused me to grab my phone in an attempt to capture the music I heard and track down the artist.  It was beautiful, but raw, and the lyrics grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let

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Chicago native, Patrick Lyons, makes his mark on country music.

At the Ian Noe/Colter Wall show in October of 2018, I missed grabbing a photo with either of the 2 headliners as they walked the grounds of Codfish Hollow but, was lucky enough to stumble upon drummer Jordan Solly Levine, and Patrick Lyons who handled the lap steel and dobro that night.  In hopes of

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Legendary producer Michael Beinhorn

I had the pleasure of interviewing acclaimed producer Michael Beinhorn to discuss his new pre-production services. It was an amazing phone call and listening to him breakdown, not only why it was necessary, but also why the industry is the way it it, was incredible.  He’s been instrumental on a number of ground breaking and

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Andrew Trube of the Greyhounds

When you listen to the Greyhounds, the cool thing about their sound is the variety of music they draw from when they write.  Anthony Farrell’s keyboards bring the funky, R&B, and classic soul flavor, while Andrew Trube has a Texas guitar sound that reminds me of greats like the Vaughan brothers or Doug Sahm.  No

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The Conversation with John Cuniberti.

That word, “conversation”, and it’s importance, came up a lot during my August 10th phone call with producer, recording engineer, and creator of the One Mic Series, Mr. John Cuniberti.  How the unspoken conversation affects the performers, how that translates to a recording, and the process that John uses is as simplistic as a single

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Nico Bereciartua.

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Argentinian guitar player, Nico Bereciartua play live on 2 occasions. Once at Applehead studios in Woodstock, New York, and once at Chicago’s, Metro.  Oddly enough he is also the person that took my bucket list photograph of Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, and myself at the previously mentioned Applehead recording

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Tony Logue

Kentucky has always been a hot bed for great music artists going back to the beginning of country’s roots.  Bill Monroe, Loretta Lynn, Tom T Hall, and Dwight Yoakam are the roots of where country has been, and help lay the foundation on which some of the best music has been built.  Luckily for us

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Ian Noe and Colter Wall.

In October, I attended another show at Codfish Hollow and was stunned by the music created by these two gentleman and their accompanying band mates. They are simultaneously the roots of where their individual brand of music came from and, the direction that great music should be going. They each blend personal life experience with

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