Category Archives: RIP

Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 18-22 (the Leon Russell/Mose Allison edition)

While I ponder how Thanksgiving is a week away, here are some shows to check out before then..   Fri. 11/18 Top Shows: Blue rock pioneer and hall of famer John Mayall will be at the Rose in Pasadena. The … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 12-15 (and a remembrance of Leonard Cohen)

Still looking for weekend music? Let me share some shows, once over lightly. Sat. 11/12 Top Show(s): The 50th Anniversary of the Sunset Strip Demonstration will be commemorated at the Echoplex with performances from Love Revisited, the Pandoras and more. … Continue reading

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AMA Honors Isbell, Stapleton, Harris & Crowell

In you didn’t have the good fortune to get to Nashville for the Americana Music Festival, you missed out on many things including the Wednesday night’s Award show. I just wanted to salute the winners that night: Album of the … Continue reading

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RIP: Candye Kane

  I have been wanting to write about Candye Kane, who lost her valiant, 8-year battle with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer on May 6. I had the pleasure of interviewing the blues singer some years back for an article and I … Continue reading

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Friday Desk Clearing:

Amidst various computer challenges, I did come across some interesting music news items this week that I wanted to share. Pride And Joy, the documentary that heralded filmmaker Robert Mugge made on Alligator Records in 1992 gets its Blu-Ray release … Continue reading

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Remembrance: Dan Hicks

I only found out today that Dan Hicks passed away on Feb. 6 at the age of 76. When I think of Dan Hicks, one phrase comes to mind: “how can I miss you, when you won’t go away.” The … Continue reading

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Helping Ivan Julian And Remembering Buffin, Blowfly and Glenn Frey

To many In Memoriams, sad to say. Although first I wanted to mention a way to help an ailing musician. Ivan Julian, who was the Voidoids‘ original guitarist and currently plays with the cult supergroup The Fauntleroys with the Alejandro … Continue reading

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