A Conversation With Robert Ellis

 A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT ELLIS I am late to the party. Robert Ellis released his 3rd CD, The Lights From The Chemical Plant, in February 2014 and much to my eternal shame and chagrin, I first heard it only a week ago.  That’s right, 7 days ago.  I don’t know if cultural exasperation, generational pull…

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Michael Franklin and Terry Jennings on Waylon

A CONVERSATION WITH TERRY JENNINGS   The 1970s and early ‘80s were half-drunk and hollow-eyed.  There were wars, rumors of wars, fuel shortages, disco infernos, and acres of corduroy.  Everybody looked like Harry Reams (men from the neck up, women from the waist down) and didn’t exactly interpret Sodom and Gomorrah as a cautionary tale. …

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INTERVIEW: Michael Franklin Sizes Up Bob Woodruff

A CONVERSATION WITH BOB WOODRUFF In 1994, Bob Woodruff released the criminally neglected Dreams & Saturday Nights, a defining musical statement that—no hyperbole—rivaled Johnny Cash’s American Recordings as Record Of The Year. I’m gonna let that sink in. The Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge and Eric Clapton’s From The Cradle were also released in 1994, but…

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INTERVIEW: AUBREY LYNN ENGLAND

Aubrey Lynn England The Outlaw Interview     Near a year ago now, give or take, we sat down for an interview with Aubrey Lynn England.  She’d been kind enough to find some time for us on a day when she was opening for Jason Boland and the Stragglers in Plano, TX.  Not that such…

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A Conversation With David Lynn Jones

If there were any justice in the universe, David Lynn Jones would be a household name.  He would sell records like Neopolitan ice cream and be considered the natural heir to Bruce Springsteen, Arkansas-division.  Because he’s that good.  Instead, he’s among the countless Jonahs (John Brannen, Marty Brown, George Ducas, ad infinitum) that Nashville swallowed…

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