Interviews

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Blind Lemon Peel Blues All-Stars: Best ‘Lil Blues Band You Might’ve Never Hear Of (‘Till Now)

"This ain't no sittin around cryin in your beer blues band", insists front-man/lead vocalist, Blind Lemon Peel. "We're a kick-a**, funky, get up and shake your love thang, boogie-woogie blues machine". Blind Lemon Peel All-Stars have recently headlined some of the top blues rooms in L.A., including Harvelle's, Catalina Jazz Club, and The Mint. We recently conducted an email interview...
 
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The Moody Blues Are Ready To Fly Me High

There is an old saying, “Adapt or Die.” The Moody Blues did neither and are celebrating their 50th Anniversary. The group has stuck to its core principles when writing and recording music they felt driven to create and the industry seemed to adapt around them. They are radio format spoilers; The “Moody’s” can be heard at any time, on any frequency and not seem out of place. Best known...
 
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The ‘Passion, Soul & Fire’ of Guitarist David M’ore

Guitarist-vocalist David M'ore has blazed a path of quickly-growing recognition that's landed the Bay Area musician on the cover of the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. M'ore's high-octane blues rock shines on his new album, "Passion, Soul, & Fire", which one reviewer says, "smolders with salacious bass grooves and really irresistible beats". Add a few portions of electrified sexually...
 
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Showmanship, Making Beats and Being Remembered - An Honest Discussion with Tom Lark

From his humble beginnings practicing in a Christchurch garage Shannon Fowler has always sought to create music that would be memorable. After gaining plenty of praise as Tom Lark he continues to make strides towards his ultimate goal, leaving behind a worthy legacy. Hey mate thanks for taking the time to chat with us. This isn’t your first time in Sydney is it? No, I’ve been to...
 
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Introducing Pete Scobell  

Most of us are fortunate to find success at one calling in life, let alone three. Then there’s Pete Scobell. Scobell served honorably for nearly two decades as a Navy SEAL, facing life-and-death situations most of us can’t even imagine. After retiring from that life he took his family to the mountains of Colorado to return to one of his first loves, snow skiing, as a competitive...
 
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Ray Brooks - Elder Statesman of the Blues Still Going Strong

The Southern California High Desert city of Victorville is home to one of the Blues genre's most notable names, songwriter-producer-guitarist-vocalist Ray Brooks, a former Grammy nominee who's still performing on a regular basis some six decades after he first started playing music in his home state of Texas. Brooks - recently interviewed by Living Blues magazine...
 
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Chronicling Larry “Fuzzy” Knight’s Long, Colorful Music Trip

"Blowin' Smoke conveys a welcome reminder to all people with a beating heart that putting a smokin’ 4-horn section alongside a burnin’ rhythm section, then layering three charismatic and powerful vocalists, The Fabulous Smokettes, on top of that - all live, intense, soulful, sassy, and powerful – this is music at its most enriching moment. Bandleader Larry "Fuzzy" Knight and...
 
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Dirty Deuce: Rock-Tinged Alt Country From The Frozen Tundra

Dirty Deuce is a Sturgeon Bay, WI-based band consisting of 'Reverend' Rob Atwood on guitars and vocals; Zach Vogel on bass; and Jamey 'J-Dirt' Clark on drums. The Dirty Deuce sound is best described as rock-tinged alt-country with a strong melodic base, as heard on such tracks as "100 Years" and "Body Is A Temple". You might also hear such varied influences ranging from 70's Brit...
 
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Crooked Eye Tommy: Going Straight to The Top of The West Coast Blues Scene

When Tommy Marsh and Crooked Eye Tommy released Butterflies & Snakes in August of 2015, little did the Ventura County-based blues musician realize how well the band's debut album would be received. To date, B&S has been the recipient of dozens of stellar reviews, while charting high on numerous international and domestic radio charts. In January, Butterflies & Snakes represents...
 
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E^ST’s Dream Collaborator? Jeff Buckley Of Course

E^ST (aka Melissa Bester), is the NSW Central Coast 17-year old who continues to captivate us with a signature sound proudly burdened by sweeping stories of defeat and encouragement – it’s authentic and anthemic, proving to us that age has no limits in creating something timeless. We caught up with E^ST to find out more about the processes behind her music, the relationship...
 
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Blues Musician PEACH Finding Her Musical Nirvana in Denmark

peach_dec2015Blues artist PEACH at the forefront of female-fronted blues acts performing both modern and old-time blues, whose (U.S.-based) PEACH Blues Band has included top talent like keyboardist Ken Stange (Joe Cocker); guitarist Jamie James (Jamie James & The Kingbees, Steppenwolf); bassist Jervonny Collier (Bruce Hornsby, Pointer Sisters); and legendary drummer James Gadsen...
 
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Interview with Debbie Bond

Back home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, following a roller-coaster, roaring, successful tour of the UK and France, Debbie Bond remains elated by the whole experience and confirms she is already booking both repeat and new dates and festival gigs for her next tour in 2016. 'Our summer tour of mostly England and Wales, was simply...
 
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Owen Rabbit’s Guide to Hitchhiking and Anxiety

Landing in the sweltering Sydney evening, Owen Rabbit was recently traversing around the country following the release of his second single of the year Denny’s. Between a hasty soundcheck at Goodgod and a frosty pale ale, Owen opens up about depression and anxiety, his son and hitching a lift with a car thief. So you were just saying you used to hitch hike a lot, where...
 
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Let's Have A Show of Hands

The weather forecast of rain has proved to be wrong allowing those attending Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to watch Show of Hands a dry passage to their seats. I’m at the stage door reception area waiting to go through to start my interview with Stephen Knightley. Along with Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes they are just about finishing their sound checks.
 
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Eagles of Death Metal Open Up About Paris Attacks in Vice Interview

American rock band Eagles of Death Metal have opened up about the tragic events that transpired last week when gunmen opened fire at their concert at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. Speaking to Vice founder Shane Smith, band members Jesse Hughes, Matt McJunkins, Eden Galindo, Julian Dorio and sound engineer Shawn London spoke for the first time...
 
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