Articles by: Leslie Michele Derrough

Leah James Keeps The Elegant In Vocal Stylings On Debut Solo LP ‘While She Sleeps’ (INTERVIEW)

Leah James has a unique musical gift: that her vocals and melodies contain a beauty not often found without enhancement in today’s modern music world, where over-the-top chanteuses prefer the outrageous over the intimate. It ...

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Marcus King Quickly Evolves To A Lister Guitarist Band Leader (INTERVIEW)

He may be young but Marcus King has the fastest old blues fingers around today. With only three recordings under his belt, the just-turned 22-year-old from South Carolina has already made a name for himself ...

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Ben Harper Teams With Charlie Musselwhite For Another Courageous Round With ‘No Mercy In This Land’ (INTERVIEW)

The highly anticipated follow-up to Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite’s 2013 collaboration, Get Up!, will finally hit shelves on March 30th and it is every bit as emotional, dramatic, fun and entertaining as their first ...

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King’s X Guitarist Ty Tabor Talks Double Solo LP ‘Alien Beans’ (INTERVIEW)

Ty Tabor wasn’t planning to do a double album; he actually just wanted to gather up some of his online-only songs and put them together onto a CD for the fans. But the creativity started ...

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Myles Kennedy Embraces Blues & Acoustic On Solo Debut ‘Year of the Tiger’ (INTERVIEW)

Since 2010, Myles Kennedy has been pulling a non-stop double-duty workload as a singer for guitar player Slash’s solo band and Alter Bridge, the band he joined in 2004. Not many vocalists can pull something ...

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David Duchovny’s Muse Returns On Second LP ‘Every Third Thought’ (INTERVIEW)

Up until 2015, David Duchovny was known primarily as an actor, the star of several hit TV series – The X-Files and Californication – and movies like Kalifornia and Return To Me. But 2015 turned ...

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Margo Price and Paul Cauthen Leave Emotive Imprints at Baton Rouge’s Manship Theatre (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

When I first heard Dolly Parton sing as a little girl, it was a heartbreaking ballad about a dead child. When I first heard Loretta Lynn, she was singing about coal mines and honky tonk ...

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Duane Betts Gears 2018 Breakthrough Via Tour With Devon Allman (INTERVIEW)

Although Duane Betts is already well-known as a guitar player, having toured with Dawes a few years ago, was in Backbone 69 with Cisco Adler and Christopher Williams, and has jammed with the likes of ...

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Don McLean – Still Touring and Recording Strong After ‘American Pie’ (INTERVIEW)

Don McLean wrote (and sang) perhaps the most iconic song in American rock & roll, “American Pie.” Yet, he has done so much more than that one song which propelled him to fame, fortune and ...

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Blackberry Smoke Lights Up New Orleans’ House of Blues With Gutsy Rock & Blues (SHOW REVIEW)

There are two things you need to know about Blackberry Smoke: 1 – When they play a show anywhere near you, go. Do not hesitate, do not worry about the ticket price or what time ...

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