Leon Bridges Live in Amsterdam – Special Report From Holland

I am pleased to welcome guest columnists Carly Auerbach and Luke Hazel, reporting from Europe. Traveling to Amsterdam to watch a performer with deep southern roots was an interesting ... Continue Reading →

Joni 75 – A Magnificent Birthday Tribute to a Challenging Artist

Over the years in LA I have attended several tribute concerts. The formula is generally the same: a group of like-minded artists perform the music of the celebrity being honored. Oftentimes ... Continue Reading →

Jesse Colin Young – Additionally Out of the Darkness Darkness of Lyme Disease

It is such a great story. After a couple solo albums, Jesse Colin Young emerged on the scene in the late ’60s as a key part of The Youngbloods. Their song “Get Together” became ... Continue Reading →

The Beatles – The White Album: Reissued, Remastered and Revisited

On the 50th anniversary of their ninth album, the powers that be are releasing a mammoth version of The Beatles. Quickly known as The White Album, it was originally released in Britain ... Continue Reading →

Graham Nash – Keeping the Flame Alive, Humphrey’s by the Bay

For a certain generation, Graham Nash’s songs are a bedrock. He was the English gent among the Canadian and two Yanks comprising Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. As the trio and sometime ... Continue Reading →

John Lennon: Imagine – The Ultimate Collection, Produced by Yoko Ono Lennon

One of the first multi-disc reissues concentrating on a single album was Pet Sounds. What had been a mere three dozen minutes long (and critically and commercially ignored upon release) ... Continue Reading →

The Heart of Rock and Roll – The Musical Based on Songs by Huey Lewis and The News

The most clever element of the world premiere production of The Heart of Rock and Roll is how the creators were able to develop a storyline from the otherwise disconnected songs by ... Continue Reading →

Carla Olson Discusses The First New Textones Album in Three Decades

Every city in every era probably evokes a sense of musical delight to a newcomer, and that was certainly my sense when I arrived in Los Angeles in the 80s. The multi-flavored range ... Continue Reading →