Tag: music

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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965 Guitars in the Newbo district.

Growing up in Cedar Rapids in the late 80’s and early 90’s, we had a number of unique  places to pick up musical instruments. My buddy Rhett and I would spend a ton of time at Somewhere in Iowa guitars, Carma Lou’s, The Music Loft, and West music.  Sometimes we’d hit them all just to

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Photographer Kathy Hurley and her journey to reclaim her photographs.

Not long ago on the Skydog Facebook page, run by Mark Vormittag, it was brought to light that a number of previously uncredited photographs were the work of one of the members, Kathy Hurley.  She has an amazing link to the Allman Brothers Band and has taken a number of fantastic shots that I’m very

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Angelo Santelli

I have been following Angelo Santelli’s career for a while and while he may not be on your radar yet, he should be.  In the simplest terms possible,  you can put his slide talent snugly between  Duane Allman and Derek Trucks.  It would be a gross understatement to box him into that category but, it

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“You Gotta Sin…”

Along with the Podcast that I’m doing with my buddy Rod, I will also throw in some album reviews from some of my favorites over the years. This entire album is as ingrained in my musical vocabulary as “Free Bird” or “Don’t Stop Believing” is for the casual radio hits listener.  It’s backed by an

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