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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Glen Campbell: 1936-2017

Read "Glen Campbell: 1936-2017" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

“Well, that moment has come that we have known was an inevitable certainty and yet stings like a sudden catastrophe. Let the world note that a great American influence on pop music, the American Beatle, the secret link between so many artists and records that we can only marvel, has passed and cannot be replaced -my ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers at Red Rocks

Read "Tedeschi Trucks Band with Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers at Red Rocks" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Denver, CO
July 29-30, 2017

The Tedeschi Trucks juggernaut continues to snowball. The band's inaugural Denver concert in November 2011 was at the Fillmore Auditorium; capacity 3,000. The venue quickly shifted to an annual summer show at Red ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

2016: A Look Back At Deaths In Music

2016: A Look Back At Deaths In Music

In this mournful but important look back at a tragedy filled 2016, the Soundfly Team take a moment to remember and reflect on the all to numerous contributors to the music industry who passed away during the year and the legacy which they left behind. Guest Post by the Soundfly Team on Flypaper Well, it’s that time of ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Leon Russell R.I.P. - "I've acted out my life on stages with 10,000 people watching"

Leon Russell R.I.P. - "I've acted out my life on stages with 10,000 people watching"

Leon Russell wrote songs so well crafted that even the first time you heard them, you swore that you've heard them before.  It was not that they were't unique- they usually were- it was that they touched something hiding deep inside you. Leon Russell, a prolific artist, songwriter and producer, who recorded hits such as “Tight Rope" ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Leon Russell (1942-2016)

Leon Russell (1942-2016)

Leon Russell, a singer-songwriter and pianist who spent much of the early 1960s appearing on pop hits as a Los Angeles studio musician and who, in the years that followed, was a solo artist and composer of hits such as A Song for You, Tight Rope, This Masquerade and Superstar, died on Nov. 13. He was ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Duane Allman at 70: A Reflection

Read "Duane Allman at 70: A Reflection" reviewed by Alan Bryson

The actor James Dean once said, “If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live after he's died, then maybe he was a great man." James Dean is perhaps the charter member of a modern subset of such individuals who, due to modern technology, live on in the consciousness of ...

Scott Ellison: Elevator Man

Read "Elevator Man" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Tulsa, Oklahoma-native Scott Ellison looks like an accountant (not unlike fellow blues musician George Taylor), sings a bit like a dustbowl Howlin' Wolf and plays guitar like Old Scratch from the corner of Highways 49 and 61. Dusty Oklahoma is the home of many fine musicians not the least of whom include Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, ...

Filmmaker Denny Tedesco

Read "Filmmaker Denny Tedesco" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Although the '60s and '70s are considered by many to be a golden era in music, for decades the people who played the instruments on many of the most popular and iconic recordings of that era were essentially unknown. Fortunately, over the last couple of decades that has begun to change. Several excellent music documentary films ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Worker

Read "Worker" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Of all the bands playing jazz-rock, or fusion, or whatever-you-want-to-call it, the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (or JFJO as they're known by their fans) is the one that comes closest to embodying Joe Zawinul's dictum regarding Weather Report's modus operandi: ..."nobody solos, everybody solos." The similarities stop there, however, though JFJO's careening omnivorous creativity, like Weather ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Dust Bowl Rodeo – Red Eye Gravy

Read "Dust Bowl Rodeo – Red Eye Gravy" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

When Nathaniel asked Philip, “Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Nathaniel could have been referring to East Oklahoma. Or, that is what many think. But Oklahoma is the home of not a few pivotal musicians. The flat terrain, constant wind, and warm sun proved quite fertile for musicians. In jazz, there is guitarist ...


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