Carla Jean Whitley’s New Book Shares the Legend of the Muscle Shoals Sound

As the resurgence of vinyl record stores come back into the public consciousness, music lovers will discover their favorite new artists on LP as well as rediscovering classic rock, soul, blues, folk and country artists whose original records debuted in that format. Several of these “classic” musicians, songwriters and bands (Paul Simon, The Rolling StonesContinue Reading

Interview: Catching up with Jarekus Singleton

Blues music presents a challenge to its young, emerging artists. How do you bring something new to the table while retaining the integrity of the genre? Jarekus Singleton seems to have found the answer to that question. The Mississippi-based singer/guitarist puts his modern take on Blues with his latest album, Refuse To Lose. Released byContinue Reading

Review: A live love letter to Gregg Allman

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman  – Various Artists (Rounder Records) On January 10, 2014, a cast of artists – young and old alike – converged on Atlanta’s Fox Theatre to pay tribute to Gregg Allman. Fortunately, the event was captured on both audio and video and now it’s yoursContinue Reading

Interview: Lawrence Gowan of Styx

With a lineup including Styx, Foreigner and former Eagle Don Felder, the “Soundtrack of the Summer Tour” is the most appropriately named tour on the road right now. Top 40 hits will fill the set lists on Thursday, May 29 when the three acts perform at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Recently, we caught up with StyxContinue Reading