Category Archives: American Culture

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Didn’t Say…

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” But I wish he would have.       … Continue reading

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A Legend By Any Other Name: Hal Blaine

When I think back over the three plus decades I’ve worked in music, there are aha moments about the early years I wish I’d paid more attention to. Just finished watching the documentary, The Wrecking Crew which I knew had … Continue reading

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Mass Exodus: Now Tell Me About That Copyright Law Again

It’s been a thoroughly interesting week learning about all the changes that are going to make a musician’s life all the more interesting due to copyright.  To date I’ve focused on information from Copyright Officer, Stephen Carlisle, J. D. and … Continue reading

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Party On With The Joe Reese Band

Just across the way from the Grand Ole Opry on a scorching afternoon, Nashville’s Scoreboard held its 20th Anniversary bash. The Hobbs brothers, who own or have owned various clubs throughout Music City, threw a huge party on their new … Continue reading

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Prepare To Be Blown Away

Somebody’s got to say it. In America we glamorize guns. Don’t think so? It took all of ten minutes to come up with a long list of very famous musicians who have recorded classic songs about guns. We all love … Continue reading

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Nashville exits in a pink slip

  Living in Nashville  is apparently a very big deal these days as something like 100+ people are moving here daily.  And there is…or was, a late night network drama about this city, which had an opportunity to engage this … Continue reading

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In Reverence of The Sidemen

Johnny Winter. Bonnie Raitt. Derek Trucks. Gregg Allman. Susan Tedeschi. Robben Ford. This is just a short list of notable blues players who appeared in the indie documentary, Sidemen: Long Road To Glory, sharing stories about three of America’s most … Continue reading

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