Articles by: Preston Frazier

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Chicago, January 28, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Chicago, January 28, 2014

At Symphony Hall in Chicago: I have a bone to pick with Chicago bassist/vocalist Jason Scheff. Scheff is an excellent player and fine singer, having been with the band for almost 30 years. Unfortunately, he almost caused the death of my best friend Joe.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Downtown Canon” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Downtown Canon” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Door Number Two”) ||| ONWARD (“Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I have a deep love for Walter Becker’s second solo effort, 2008’s Circus Money. It’s a love that far surpasses any other solo effort to date by Donald Fagen or Becker himself.

Warren Zevon – Transverse City (1989): On Second Thought

Warren Zevon – Transverse City (1989): On Second Thought

Warren Zevon was in an innovative mood, and found willing co-conspirators in producers Duncan Aldrich and Andy Slater.

On Second Thought: Los Lonely Boys – Revelation (2014)

Today, the Texas blues rocking trio Los Lonely Boys release their latest studio effort Revelation. The three Garza brothers, hailing from San Angelo, Texas, first came to prominence with the release of their 2003 self-titled debut and 2004 hit single, “Heaven.”

On Second Thought: Joe Walsh – You Bought It, You Name It (1983)

On Second Thought: Joe Walsh – You Bought It, You Name It (1983)

Joe Walsh has been on a bit of a roll as of late. He toured for his first solo album in almost 20 years, the critically acclaimed and Jeff Lynne-produced Analog Man

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Crazy Happy” (2013)

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Crazy Happy” (2013)

Chicago was on a roll in 2013, as the venerable band capped off the year with the release of the song “Crazy Happy.”

Yonat – Daybreak EP (2013)

Bay Area singer/songwriter Yonat Mayer displays her considerable songwriting prowess on her self-released debut EP Daybreak.

On Second Thought: Rosanne Cash – Interiors (1990)

On Second Thought: Rosanne Cash – Interiors (1990)

A lot of people are good a composing year-end lists. Taking that a step further, a friend asked me and a group of acquaintances to list our favorite 10 CDs of all time

Steely Dan Sunday, “Security Joan” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Security Joan” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“The Great Pagoda Of Funn”) ||| ONWARD (“The Night Belongs To Mona”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Maybe Donald Fagen’s Morph the Cat is better than I remember; I still feel that the production is dry

fDeluxe – Live & Tight … As a Funk Fiends’ Fix (2013)

fDeluxe – Live & Tight … As a Funk Fiends’ Fix (2013)

Clearly, this was a great night of music at the Dakota in Minneapolis. fDeluxe create infectious grooves that stick in your head.

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