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ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Tal Wilkenfeld Live At The Belly Up Tavern

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To be blessed with such an abundance of talent, vision, and spirit is a precious gift. We are all so very fortunate that Tal Wilkenfeld shares that appropriately bestowed gift with us every time she walks onto a stage or into a recording studio.

Wednesday night, November 15, 2017, the now 30 year old ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The 2017 Laid Back Festival: In The Spirit of Gregg Allman at The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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The 2017 Laid Back Festival: In The Spirit of Gregg Allman
The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, NY
September 24, 2017

Gregg Allman co-founded and curated the inaugural Laid Back Festival. That festival began as a single day celebration in August of 2015 and was held at the Jones ...

Oteil Burbridge: Profile of a Folk Jazz Player

Read "Oteil Burbridge: Profile of a Folk Jazz Player" reviewed by Ben Scholz

Rarely does the opportunity to interview a touring musician arrive with much advance notice. Schedules tend to be dictated by airline departure times, hotel check-out policies and sound checks. If I am lucky, I'll know of an upcoming show in town a few weeks in advance and can plan accordingly. If the artist has a few ...

Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks 24

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The plethora of available live Grateful Dead material might be a completist's delight, but it can make for a nightmare for the consumer who just wants a few really good discs. This was a truly multifaceted band, with every facet documented to the point of exhaustion (or even tedium, depending who you ask). At their rootsy ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Duane Allman 'Skydog' retrospective chronicles groundbreaking career

Duane Allman 'Skydog' retrospective chronicles groundbreaking career

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 5, 2013, Rounder Records, ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: James "Jimmy G" Gutzman Of High Brow And The Shades

Q: When and how did High Brow and the Shades form? A: High Brow started the way a lot of bands start — a couple of guys from one band and a couple from another. That was in 1998. The newly-formed band was fortunate in that we had four strong vocalists. We could all sing lead and ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival

19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival

Carolina Beach has been entertaining families for decades with its nostalgic charm and tagline to “stay original.” The live music scene in this seaside North Carolina town is a big draw for residents and visitors alike. Music lovers can enjoy the sounds of local bands, traveling musicians and popular music festivals day and night at many ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Coco Montoya and JJ Grey & Mofro Headline Waukesha BluesFest August 10 & 11

The Waukesha Rotary Club has announced the headliners for the 2012 Waukesha BluesFest. Friday, August 10th will feature California blues guitarist Coco Montoya, and on Saturday, August 11th, JJ Grey & Mofro will bring their soul infused blues rock to the Waukesha BluesFest stage.

Born into a family with generations-old roots in rural Florida, JJ Grey ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Chris McNulty: A Siren From Down Under

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Chris McNulty emigrated to New York City, from her native home in Melbourne, Australia, in 1988. Since then she's released five recordings, with Waltz For Debby (Discovery, 1991) first introducing the Australian singer to American audiences. On that record, she wrote what would ultimately become the official, published lyrics to Miles Davis' classic “Blue in Green." ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Blues Rocker Tinsley Ellis to Perform in Sellersville

Blues-rocking guitarist/vocalist Tinsley Ellis will perform at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Ellis will be performing songs from his latest Alligator release, Speak No Evil. Over the course of 11 albums and literally thousands of live performances, Ellis is one of today's most electrifying guitarists and vocalists. Rolling Stone says he ...