Sad news to post. The talented and well-respected veteran dobro master Junior Barber has passed away. Junior leaves behind a lifetime of professional performances, recordings, and many musical friendships. Continue reading Passing of respected friend and musician, Junior Barber
Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks
I was sadden recently at the news that yet another one my musical influences has passed away. “Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks” was a very original group fronted by Hicks in the 70’s. The group’s melding of ’40’s swing, jazzy instrumentation and somewhat comic, tongue-in-cheek compositions and performances was not lost on me and others…. Continue reading Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away
What can one say that hasn’t already been discussed. The man had an amazing presence, talent, humility and history. Not just a rags to riches story, B.B. King spent his entire adult life touring with his band, promoting the soul and depth of the blues. He became a fitting Ambassador to the music he learned, lived and loved. Continue reading Godspeed Riley B. King
Sierra Hull in concert at SUNY Plattsburgh
Sierra Hull will be in town for a concert on April 12 at 3pm in the Glitz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall. Sierra appears courtesy of the Bluegrass for the Next Generation. Continue reading SUNY Plattsburgh presents Sierra Hull in concert
One of my guitar heroes is performing at the Upper Jay Art Center in Upper Jay, NY on Saturday, March 14 at 8pm.
Frank will be performing with his pal, Vinny Raniolo, who is best known for his accompanying skills and is always in demand as a fantastic rhythm guitarist. Frank has played with many renown artists such as Les Paul, Tommy Emmanuel, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, and, one of my other music heroes, David Grisman. This is sure to be a great evening!
Are top music streaming sites today’s musical robber barons?
I am seeing more and more information about the royalties being generated by the most popular music streaming websites and where the money is really going. Well, the news doesn’t look good for musicians ……………….. Continue reading Rosanne Cash and today’s musical robber barons
New York City’s Guernsey’s Auctioneers and Brokers have announced February 19, to be the date for the historic auction of Les Paul’s treasured Black Beauty guitar. Tom Doyle, current owner and long time friend, guitar tech, and engineer to all things Les Paul, is parting with this iconic guitar………….. Continue reading Les Paul Estate Auction