As we learned a few years ago in the Oscar-winning film “20 Feet from Stardom,” sometimes the best singers in the band are those who are seldom center-stage. They have the game, just not quite the fame. The same can…
By Tom Casciato, Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
Many rock fans attribute guitarist Nils Lofgren’s acclaim to his work with rock giants Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band as well as Neil Young and Crazy Horse. But Lofgren has a trove of solo records and unmatched talents…
By Tom Casciato
Trombone Shorty said he always makes a point of dropping by his old neighborhood when he stops home from his tours.
By Anne Azzi Davenport
Despite their impact in San Francisco, the Ace of Cups were all but written out of history books. Now, decades later, four of the five original band members are recording their first album together.
By Kelly Whalen
In both ballads and hard-charging rock songs, Jason Isbell's storytelling prowess has made him one of today's most acclaimed singer-songwriters. On his new album "The Nashville Sound," Isbell's songs are filled with rural country characters, and offer a reflection of…
By Elizabeth Flock
Since the 1950s, when Berry first started producing his signature blend of music that combined a rhythm and blues beat with country twang, rockers have begged, borrowed and stolen from the legendary musician. Some have even been sued for allegedly…
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