My Roots

48 Years of Grand Funk Railroad: An Interview With Founder/Singer/Drummer Don Brewer

“We’re An American Band.” “Some Kind Of Wonderful.” “I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home.” For Grand Funk Railroad, the hits kept rolling in the seventies as they packed arenas for supercharged live shows. Mark Farner, Don ...

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MY ROOTS: Guitarists Orianthi & Richie Sambora Celebrate New Musical Adventure With RSO (INTERVIEW)

You can hear it in their voices that this is something genuinely exciting. With last Friday’s release of Rise, the first collaborative EP from Orianthi and Richie Sambora, you can easily imagine this is only ...

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Rockabilly Legend Billy Burnette Talks New LP ‘Crazy Like Me’ & Fleetwood Mac Stint (INTERVIEW)

Rock & roll is part of my DNA. I don’t do it because I have to do it; I do it because I love this kind of music. I’ve never done anything but this. For ...

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Tyrone Vaughan Keep Family Guitar Legacy Strong (INTERVIEW)

It’s common knowledge what a breeding ground for great music Austin, Texas is. So it’s no surprise that Tyrone Vaughan has been gaining attention for his guitar playing and singing, starting with his group Breedlove, ...

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Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big Talks His Longtime Relationship With All Guitars (INTERVIEW)

Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big Talks His Longtime Relationship With All Guitars (INTERVIEW)

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Dale Crover of Melvins Talks Solo Album ‘The Fickle Finger’ & New Melvins LP ‘A Walk With Love & Death’ (INTERVIEW)

You may have heard about this little band from up around Seattle. They make a loud noise and have become cult music gods over their thirty-four year career. They’re called the Melvins. “We’re definitely an ...

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A.J. Croce Revives Golden Singer-Songwriter Era With ‘Just Like Medicine’ (INTERVIEW)

You might not think that a Pennsylvania born, California raised young man would be so heavily influenced by the boogie woogie piano music that circulated down in the deep south of New Orleans. But he ...

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Domino Kirke Shows Off Her Voice, And It’s The Real Deal (INTERVIEW)

She is a singer, songwriter, doula, wife, mother, daughter and sister. And in a month, she will release her debut full-length album entitled Beyond Waves. It’s not that Domino Kirke hasn’t shown off her voice ...

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Blackberry Smoke’s Brandon Still Talks Shop, Gregg Allman & Upcoming LA Show (INTERVIEW)

Blackberry Smoke has worked very hard to be here. From a bunch of guys doing ordinary jobs like working on cars and being plumbers, they are now true blue rock stars, with a penchant for ...

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Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters Tells All (INTERVIEW)

When The Kentucky Headhunters took off in 1989 following the release of their debut album, Pickin’ On Nashville, you knew they were the real deal. Their southern rock/blues/country sound appealed to a wide range of ...

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