Kris Kristofferson Album Review: Feeling Mortal

At this point, what could possibly be said about Kris Kristofferson that hasn’t already been said?  His life is modern day folklore: Rhodes Scholar/boxer/helicopter pilot/janitor/actor/Highwayman/political activist/Mount Rushmore of singer-songwriters. He’s become one of those rare public figures that justifiably elicits oooohs and aaaahs at the mere mention of his last name.  Want to learn how…

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Skydog: Duane Allman Retrospective 7 Disc Set: Mar 3

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Even if he’d never formed the Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman would be a major figure in American popular music. Long before his name became known to mainstream audiences, he had already established his credentials as a once-in-a-lifetime guitar visionary, leaving his unmistakable stamp on a broad array of recordings. On March…

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Johnnie Barber Remembers Charlie Louvin

    Two years ago, a great country singer and my friend Charlie Louvin passed on. He was my first road gig out of Nashville. I was playing at Deemans Den which is where Merchants is now. His bass player Rex Ellis asked me if I would like to go to work with Charlie. I…

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Rock Weapon Cyndi Dawson of The Cynz

My good friend Cyndi Dawson, of The Cynz, is a little dynamo pistol that delivers a shot like a cannon ball.  Not only is Cyndi the lead singer for the band, she leads the band, writes the lyrics, and contributes to the orchestration of the music.  The Cynz are a Rock-n-Roll band out of NYC…

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Collaborations in Chattacountry: Arlo Gilliam & Robby Hopkins

ChattaCountry isn’t taking credit for all the nights that artists have gotten together to play music because a lot of the guys knew one another far before there was a ChattaCountry, but hopefully it has been a tool for the artists to connect, meet one another, and collaborate.  I was reminded on Saturday by one…

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Canadian Rock Goddess Laura ‘L Rock

Once in awhile we are fortunate enough to cross paths with someone who exudes positive energy.  When we do we want to know more about that person.  We want to talk to that person, get close to that person, and we are drawn to soak in the message of their creative works.  Laura L’ Rock…

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Artist Blogs: Tombstone Tales Vol 2

I just got back home from my January Texas run and would like to thank everyone involved. We had some great shows,quite the turnout in Austin and I was graced by the Honky Tonk Princess Shelli Coe on some angelic harmonies at the Scenic Loop and the Red Eyed Fly. We had an impromptu Texas Tombstones…

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