Articles by: Preston Frazier

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren (2017)

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren (2017)

Steve Hackett ups the ante on ‘The Night Siren’ with a combination of stunning world music, progressive epics, and guitar playing second to no one.

Yes, “Does It Really Happen” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Does It Really Happen” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

“Does It Really Happen,” a stand-out cut from 1980’s ‘Drama,’ finds a rebuilt Yes sounding as vibrant and relevant as ever.

Doobie Brothers, Judith Owen, Roger Rosenberg + others: Five for the Road

Doobie Brothers, Judith Owen, Roger Rosenberg + others: Five for the Road

Five for the Road focuses on artists I’ve been playing in the car lately. This time, it’s Judith Owen, the Doobie Brothers, Roger Rosenberg, Ari Hest and Nate Smith.

Toto, “Lea” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Lea” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Through the song is is undeniably Toto and undeniably brilliant, “Lea” is bittersweet for me.

Swifty’s Bazaar, “Shopping Bug” from Everything You Hear Is For Sale (2017): One Track Mind

Swifty’s Bazaar, “Shopping Bug” from Everything You Hear Is For Sale (2017): One Track Mind

Swifty’s Bazaar’s ‘Everything You Hear Is For Sale’ is this weird little gem of sonic goodness.

Yes, “Man in a White Car” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Man in a White Car” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes’ ‘Man in a White Car’ has new wave edge that made it both a fitting piece for 1980’s ‘Drama,’ and also a weirdly engaging live piece.

Adam Steffeck, fingerstyle guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Adam Steffeck, fingerstyle guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Fingerstyle guitarist Adam Steffeck discusses his new album, and how a family legacy in science influences his future plans.

Adam Steffeck – Aviator (2017)

Adam Steffeck – Aviator (2017)

Chicago-based finger-style guitarist Adam Steffeck’s ‘Aviator’ is cinematic in scale, bold in concept and brilliant in execution.

Mark Anthony K of Projekt Gemineye and the Exalted Piledriver: Something Else! Interview

Mark Anthony K of Projekt Gemineye and the Exalted Piledriver: Something Else! Interview

Mark Anthony K talks to Preston Frazier about the new Projekt Gemineye project, and how a discarded guitar changed his musical life.

Terry Bozzio, David Gilmore, Jose James + others: Five for the Road

Terry Bozzio, David Gilmore, Jose James + others: Five for the Road

Five for the Road is a look at the compact discs and / or downloads that have been in my car recently – some new, some old.