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haiku about canes

One bloom climbing the rotted walking cane * Thin man, thin cane; long shadow * walking cane in dry grass leaving the present where it is * The stones in my mind are quiet and smooth.

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Interview with John Hiatt

Many artists have had success with John Hiatt’s songs, (Bonnie Raitt, Ronnie Milsap, Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night, and the Neville Brothers), everyone that is, except Hiatt. He released his first record in 1974. But it wasn’t until his 1987 … Continue reading

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From note to note in my head (a talk with Boz Scaggs, Kenny Loggins, Bobby McFerrin, Steve Earle & Al Green)

I’ve been thrilled by music since my earliest memories. I’ve always wanted to take part in the magic somehow. So I took a few guitar lessons in the second grade-enough to play “Old MacDonald” in a recital, and I played … Continue reading

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Steve Earle’s opinion on what makes a singer good

I read an interview in which folk rocker Steve Earle called Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello “great singers.” Neither one of them had voices that could be considered good conventionally. So I asked him to expand on his comment. Why … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: Blood in My Eyes

Blood in My Eyes from World Gone Wrong — the album that sold me on Bob Dylan: Blood in My Eyes

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Interview with musician Josh Ritter

Can an easy going guy who had a comfortable upbringing thanks to two supportive parents create good art? In the case of singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, the answer is a resounding yes. Out of the gate, critics praised his work. They … Continue reading

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Susan Tedeschi: a singer at a crossroad

By Gene Myers (I interviewed Susan right after “Hope and Desire” came out. Those who thought it a misstep, might also see her newest album, “Back to the River” as course correction. But to the singer, it all made sense.) … Continue reading

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