Melissa Brodeur

Buzzy Martin – Author of Don’t Shoot! I’m the Guitar Man

There aren't many musicians  using their talents quite like Buzzy Martin. After years of working in juvenile halls, teaching music and spreading his message of "Education not Incarceration," word spread that the classes were changing kids' lives and Buzzy was asked to teach a twelve-week music program at San Quentin State Prison. Three years and five months later, Buzzy finished his final class at the "Q.” As the author of Don't Shoot I'm The Guitar Man, Marting gives us an depth, truthful and inside scoop of what it was like teaching music inside one of America's top security prisons. Look for the motion picture Don't Shoot I'm The Guitar Man in late 2012

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The Heavy Pets

On their third full length album Swim Out Past the Sun, Fort Lauderdale’s The Heavy Pets return to their acoustic roots as THP's guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach.

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Jay Blakesberg

From iconic album covers, short form videos, full length concert films, video directorial/production, live concert photography and a plethora of musical portrait photography, Jay Blakesberg finds himself in the top percentile of rock music’s most  renowned photographers.  Glide recently had a chance to find out about his beginnings, photographing from the “pit,” and what it takes to make it as a music photographer.

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Charley Orlando

Charley Orlando is no stranger to the road – in fact he makes any other so-called troubadour seem a homebody.   He performed for ten years with his former musical partner Steve Drizos as Dexter Grove on an enduring ten year musical journey that began in 1994 and saw them play 1,700 shows in 45 states including Canada and Mexico.

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10 Questions With Toubab Krewe

It's only been a little over 5 years since the eclectic, world-fusion funk of Asheville's Toubab Krewe initially got together.  In that short time, the expansive instrumental unit has managed to meld many global styles and earthly tempos into the mix.  It could easily teeter into the laziness of the 'world' category, but their craft as a whole – it's safe to say that during that half-decade, they've tirelessly solidified themselves as the only ones who truly do what they do.  With a new album out and a busy summer ahead, we pulled the busy troop aside for a quick 10 question session.     

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The Bridge

Baltimore based six pieceThe Bridge just released their fifth studio album National Bohemian on February 1, 2011 through Woodberry Records/Thirty Tigers. For this latest effort, the band enlisted Grammy Award-winning producer and Los Lobos multi-instrumentalist Steve Berlin to join the band behind the boards. Ranging from the sonically dense, voodoo-tinged rock of "Sanctuary" to the modern day murder ballad "Moonlight Mission," the 11-track collection is shaped by the dynamics that distinguish the band's two principle songwriters Cris Jacobs and Kenny Liner.

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Hard to believe it’s been over 14 years since Bradley Nowell passed away, shortly before the release of Sublime's self-titled major label debut.  If only he had been alive to witness the commercial success his band would later achieve, one that still earns steady radio play, while their catalog has been milked dry with three studio albums, one live album, five compilation albums, three EPs and one box set.  Nowell would also been keen to know that his band would become so popular that it would spawn the popular Sublime cover band Badfish. 

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Vermont is certainly known for it's organic products – and now you can add the acoustic bluegrass trio, Jatoba, to that respected grocery list.  

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Van Ghost

Van Ghost is a Chicago based outfit led by Michael Berg, who prior to forming the band,  worked endlessly in a variety of different music industry gigs.   After revisiting the acoustic guitar and building up a catalog of songs, Berg assembled a band of musicians, featuring exquisite pedal steel guitars and guy girl harmonies that reflect a Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown/early Wilco Americana vibe. Now in its second lineup version, Van Ghost is one of a number of stellar bands out of The Windy City, but one that catches your ear immediately with its gracious melodies and roots influences. Glide recently caught up with Berg as revealed more about  Van Ghost.

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Myra Flynn

Myra Flynn is a singer/songwriter based in Burlington, Vermont.  Flynn has been performing throughout New England and New York, riding a surge of interest generated by the release of her debut CD, Crooked Measures. Her disc includes all original material and reflects a mature songwriter blending emotional lyrics with soulful vocals and homespun arrangements. Melissa Brodeur put her in the hot spot for a round of quick questions…

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