Ryan Spearman is many things in many musical moods, but all his roles show a passion for setting the spark of innovation to the good tinder of tradition.
Sonny Landreth's music is built out of lyrical, sweeping lines of growling tones wrung from his guitar with a slide. Upbeat, stomping blues-rock dominates his sound, but rootsy blues are always underlying and reinforcing his exceptional playing.
In the fall of 2003, I was living in San Diego and wondering when fall would actually happen. People who leave the idylls of Southern California frequently cite their need for discernible seasons, and I was no different.
The Lee Boys is a family band on a mission to bring sacred steel to the masses.
The "King Biscuit Time" radio show aired in Helena, Ark. for the first time in November of 1941 and featured mostly African American musicians.
The towering glass double doors at Plush which separate the music venue from the restaurant offered an entrance to a time machine. Everything appeared to be normal, but as the canned sounds of classic R&B and rock 'n' roll poured from the speakers above, a gradual, hypnotic wash began to fall over all within earshot.