2001: A Space Odyssey, Norman Greenbaum’s ‘Spirit In the Sky’, and Ray Bradbury’s tale of a rocket man collide with actor’s real life space experienceContinue reading William Shatner Looks Into The Void
Kacey Musgraves crosses from country to pop star, according to The Grammy Awards committees. Maybe it’s time to leave genres to the historians. The marketplace has already moved on without them.Continue reading Is Kacey Musgraves Ready For the Country?
They have never gotten the attention that they deserve, but Dave Alvin and The Blasters have kept their brand of American music alive and kicking.Continue reading Remembering The Blasters
Los Lobos are America’s BandContinue reading Los Lobos: Native Sons
We Free Kings, Kirk’s Work, and Domino demonstrate Kirk’s raw jazz talentContinue reading Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Three Early Records
A look at his solo records reveals a couple of winnersContinue reading Remembering Don Everly
I feel badly for Olivia Rodrigo. Here she is with Sour, one of the most incredibly successful albums of 2021 in a period when albums aren’t supposed to be such a big deal.Continue reading Olivia Rodrigo is just doing what rock & pop artists do
A description on the front page of Jon Hassell’s website describes him as a “music visionary, continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of recombination and musical gene-splicing.” That is as precise as any description of the trumpet player and musical pioneer who passed away last month at the age of 84.Continue reading Jon Hassell: A Retrospective of Recorded Works