Legends

Songwriter Jack Tempchin’s Peaceful Easy Feeling

Songwriter Jack Tempchin’s Peaceful Easy Feeling

By Terry Roland With the release of Peaceful Easy Feeling: The Songs of Jack Tempchin, the soulfully seasoned singer-songwriter is experiencing a career renaissance that defies the conventional musical biography story that has the songwriter […]

Tom Petty: An Appreciation

Tom Petty: An Appreciation

By Terry Paul Roland When he took the stage and the music began, if you listened closely, through the drums, the organ, the electric guitars, you could hear thunder, feel its movement, you could see […]

Don Williams: An Appreciation

Don Williams: An Appreciation

By Terry Roland Thank God for singers of songs. In past music eras, they were the stars. Frank Sinatra and Elvis are two iconic examples of singers who most songwriters would give up their first-born […]

Legends: Glen Campbell

Legends: Glen Campbell

By Terry Paul Roland If life is merely a passage, as I believe it is, then once the journey through this valley of tears has ended, “A better place awaits, you’ll see,” as Glen Campbell […]

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything)

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything)

Austin’s Legends: Lubbock (on everything) by Matt Cartsonis, contributing writer I first heard of Terry Allen via Joe Ely’s primordial internet bulletin board, “Campfire Nightmares” back in the early to mid ’80s. I was in […]

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin October 18, 1941 – April 1, 2017 By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Photos, Nelson Blanton Gary Austin was the Founder of The Groundling Theatre in Los Angeles. He was instrumental in the development of […]

Remembering Pete Seeger: A Time To Sing

Remembering Pete Seeger: A Time To Sing

Remembering Pete Seeger: A Time To Sing By Terry Paul Roland, Staff Writer “He passed away, that doesn’t mean he’s gone.” Arlo Guthrie Sometimes it seems life’s journey is a series of circles. Our cultural […]

Remembering Susanna Clark

Remembering Susanna Clark

“Women can change better’n a man,” Ma said soothingly. “Woman got all her life in her arms. Man got it all in his head. Man, he lives in jerks-baby born an’ a man dies, an’ […]

California Chronicles: Brian Wilson

California Chronicles: Brian Wilson

California Chronicles: Brian Wilson By Terry Paul Roland, Staff Writer I was born in West Texas in 1955. I still identify myself as a Texan because those roots really run deep. I’ve grown up with […]

Brian Wilson turns 70 & The Beach Boys Reunion We Never Thought We’d See

Brian Wilson turns 70 & The Beach Boys Reunion We Never Thought We’d See

Editor, Courtney Sudbrink looking like BW Brian Wilson turns 70 & The Beach Boys Reunion We Never Thought We’d See By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Brian Wilson turns 70 today. If someone would have told me […]

Remembering Doc Watson

Remembering Doc Watson

“Country Blues” by Doc Watson Remembering Doc Watson By Matt Cartsonis Doc Watson left us a week ago. By now everybody remotely into NPR or acoustic music has heard of how his first banjo was […]

John McEuen Remembers Levon Helm

John McEuen Remembers Levon Helm

Remembering Levon Helm By John McEuen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Our friend Levon has left an indelible mark on the world. Even more relevant about the man as to ‘who he was,’ is ‘how’ he […]