Tom Petty enthuses about the Traveling Wilburys off-handed creative spark, saying they’d record a track, then write the lyrics over dinner.
A terrific collaboration with Killeen Foundry reminds us of everything Jerry Giddens was, and what he can still become.
Steve Cropper shares the secret to his remarkable output with Stax: ‘Everyone was there for the same reason’
The frenetic pace kept Steve Cropper so busy, there was often little time to actually take the stage to play.
When Levon Helm decided to return to the Americana roots that had for so long nourished his career, he did it his way.
Luke Reynolds joins us to talk about his deeply intriguing new album ‘After the Flood,’ and how it advances his well-respected career.
Lloyd Cole just released his best album in 30 years. We have Bob Dylan to thank.
You might expect a rootsy track called “21+” to focus on hell raising in a fictional saloon. Butch Walker does something different.
The Band, “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” from Live at the Academy of Music (2013): Across the Great Divide
The Band’s version of this Four Tops gem illustrates their canny ability to countrify soul music. A Motown classic is reborn.
Lucinda Williams’ gruff slur on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” conveys just how few times the fates allow us the moments we’d like.
With “Rock ‘n’ Roll Again,” Blackberry Smoke got my toes tapping. There’s not much more you can ask for from this type of song.