Articles by: Leslie Michele Derrough

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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Frank Hannon of Tesla Goes Solo With ‘From One Place To Another’ (INTERVIEW)

Frank Hannon wasn’t planning to do a record. He was setting out to improve his voice, challenge it, explore it in different ways. But a record is what he eventually found himself in the midst ...

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Anvil Goes 41 Years Strong With ‘Pounding The Pavement’ – An Interview With Lips

They are the band that would not die. Panned by critics but loved by fans and musicians alike, Anvil has had the last laugh in all the naysayers’ faces. After forty years and sixteen albums, ...

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Andy West of Dixie Dregs Talks Past, Present & Reunion Tour (INTERVIEW)

On February 28th, Clearwater, Florida, will be hosting a rocking show at their Capitol Theatre, as that’s the night the reunited original Dixie Dregs will hit the stage for the first time in forty years. ...

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The World of Joe Satriani: Satch Talks New LP ‘What Happens Next’, G3 Tour & Insecurities (INTERVIEW)

Joe Satriani is releasing his sixteenth solo album this month. That’s almost insane. But considering that Satriani seems to have an endless well of licks and melodies stored up in that brain of his, it’s ...

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Inara George Talks New LP ‘Dearest Everybody’, Guesting on Foo Fighters LP & Another Bird & The Bee Remastering The Classics (INTERVIEW)

If you’ve heard the single, “Young Adult,” from Inara George’s upcoming album, Dearest Everybody, you can tell that a lot has been on the mind of the wife and mother of three young children, and ...

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King Crimson/Foreigner Founding Member Ian McDonald Gels With New Band Honey West (INTERVIEW)

When best of the year lists start popping up in December, they are mostly filled up with well-known established artists and on-the-rise youngsters starting to make a big noise for themselves. Older musicians still out ...

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Byrds/Roots Legend Chris Hillman Shares All In Rare Extensive Interview

We have so many things to be thankful for that Tom Petty had done in his career and one of his last, most beautiful contributions was producing Chris Hillman’s new solo album, Bidin’ My Time. ...

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