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Articles by: Leslie Michele Derrough

Joe Sumner Lays Low From Fiction Plane To Confident Singer-Songwriter Mode (INTERVIEW)

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Singer Joe Sumner is a man in the middle of a musical transition. The former angry young rocker, who led Fiction Plane through four albums starting in 2003 with the release of Everything Will Never ...

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Sting, Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros Let Loose In New Orleans (SHOW REVIEW)

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When Sting shouted out, “I want to hear you New Orleans!” the crowd shouted back in unison. While the city is in the midst of their Mardi Gras season, Sting brought that same kind of ...

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Green Grass and High Tides- Henry Paul of The Outlaws Keeps The Legacy Strong (INTERVIEW)

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For a band to last forty-five years, it has to be nurtured from the inside. Henry Paul, for just about the last half-century, has been that guiding hand for The Outlaws, a group he helped ...

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Guitar Slinger Quinn Sullivan Stretches From The Blues On ‘Midnight Highway’ (INTERVIEW)

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Quinn Sullivan has been hailed as the new savior of blues guitar since he was probably eight years old. That’s when the legendary Buddy Guy put the young boy on his stage for the first ...

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Steve Hackett Talks New LP ‘The Night Siren’ & Revisiting ‘Wind & Wuthering’ (INTERVIEW)

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Guitar genius Steve Hackett has been on a quest. After a lifetime of traveling the world and learning about new cultures, he has seen the changes that have befallen our nations. Today more than ever, ...

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‘Havana Moon’ Captures The Rolling Stones’ Historic Cuba Performance (DVD REVIEW)

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For The Rolling Stones, playing Cuba last year may have just been another notch on their fifty-plus year old touring belt, but its historical nature was significant and it was all caught on film for ...

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Pete Murano of Trombone Shorty Talks Guitar Solos & Opening For Red Hot Chili Peppers (INTERVIEW)

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Troy Andrews (Trombone Shorty) may be the focal point when he takes the stage with his band Orleans Avenue but when he turns it over to his guitar player Pete Murano to do a solo, ...

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Tommy Stinson Reignites Bash & Pop Following GNR & Replacements (INTERVIEW)

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For Tommy Stinson, there were two things that were very important to him when he went to record his next record: for it to be recorded live as much as possible, in the studio with ...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers & Trombone Shorty Give New Orleans Voodoo’d Up Funk Rock (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

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If there is one stop on the Red Hot Chili Peppers new tour you needed to go to it was this past Tuesday night in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center. Why? Because when ...

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Heart: Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (DVD REVIEW)

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While most music fans breathed a sigh of relief when the year finally ended, Heart decided to jubilate with a live DVD celebrating a career highlight. For the female-fronted band from Seattle who were inducted ...

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