Featured Interview – Delbert McClinton – Blues Blast Magazine

Cover photo © Bob Kieser Delbert McClinton is known for his roots rock sound, one that covers everything from blues to country. But what he really wants to do is make people dance. “My music, you play it in a room, and eight out of seven people are gonna dance,” he says. Problematic fractions aside, … Read more

Eight Great Jazz Soundtracks – JazzTimes Magazine

Films that tell stories about jazz open a revealing window on the place and perception of the music within popular culture. See Kevin Whitehead’s compelling 2020 book Play the Way You Feelwhose insightful readings of roughly 100 films connect the dots between plot points, thematic ideas, conventions, and tropes related to race, authenticity, subculture, and … Read more

Featured Interview – Stephen Hull – Blues Blast Magazine

Cover photo © 2022 Bob Kieser Singer/guitarist Stephen Hull, of the aptly-named Stephen Hull Experience, wasn’t always a blues dynamo, capable of nailing just about any blues style, yet somehow projecting a distinct, personal voice. Before that, he was a child in a car, going with his father to get his weekly haircut. And listening … Read more

Featured Interview – Joanna Shaw Taylor – Blues Blast Magazine

Cover photo © 2022 Laura Carbone Are some people destined to end up in certain professions? With the talented Joanne Shaw Taylor, who began playing professionally at a very young age and was recently nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best Blues Rock Artist, that certainly seems to be the case. Blues Blast Magazine … Read more