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December 27, 2019
An Allee Willis featurette
The unexpected death of multi-talented songwriter Allee Willis Tuesday (Dec. 24) left the many who knew and loved her—and the countless others who were deeply affected by her music--stunned and saddened.
“What a talent, what a character,...
December 21, 2019
Peter Asher, with help from Walker County, performs Linda Ronstadt's "Blue Bayou" at The Cutting Room
Peter Asher has been performing his Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond for several years now, adding new autobiographical bits--recollections, photos,...
December 18, 2019
The titletrack of "Winter Stories"
As The New York Times noted last month, Judy Collins is 80—and still performing 120 shows a year.
But the hook for the feature was the Nov. 29 release of her latest album Winter Stories, a collaboration with Norwegian folk singer-songw...
December 17, 2019
BETTY at The Cutting Room, Dec. 8, 2019
With City Winery in transition to a new location, BETTY’s annual holiday show took place Dec. 8, under the Winery’s auspices, at the packed Cutting Room.
More significantly, brilliantly wacky Amy Ziff (cello), who with sister...
Ned Engelhart, Dr. Bop's Ferret de Monte Crist...
July 11, 2020
Composer Joseph Martin Waters rush-releases loving...
July 9, 2020
Pandemic-productive Richard Thompson records, rele...
July 8, 2020