John Murry swept through the 'End of The Road' Festival (UK) like a dark desert storm on a summers day. So powerful and gut wrenching was his performance of the bitter sweet yet beautiful 'Little Colored Balloons' the final song of his set on Sunday, that seldom have I seen a crowd so emotionally…Continue
Posted on September 3, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments
The Handsome Family talk to Alan J Taylor in steel town (Sheffield, UK.)
After over twenty years together, husband and wife duo, Brett and Rennie Sparks are still bouncing off each other like a pin ball game. I caught up with ‘The Handsome Family’ on a dark rainy night in Sheffield, just prior to their gig at the Greystones.
Brett was relaxing in a leather chair and Rennie was attending to her make up…Dark hair framing her pale face as she applied deep red…Continue
Posted on June 12, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments
Southend on Sea's Matthew (M.G.) Boulter talks about 'Americana', Essex, cabin fever, Bob Brozman and the perils of playing lap steel guitar for Simone Felice.
He looks a little like Ray LaMontagne, dapper in a smart waistcoat, bright white shirt and heavily bearded, just prior to a gig at the Shakespeare in Sheffield. Smiling, gentle and polite, he's an engaging figure, as he talks enthusiastically about a musical journey that has taken him from Essex to the Catskill…Continue
Posted on May 4, 2013 at 3:00am
Ian Felice, lead singer of New York State’s Felice Brothers is pale and wan, his clothes hang off his coat hanger like shoulders. Not really the interview type, he visibly winced as I asked him about the cancelled UK Tour (Dec 2011). "Yeah, the Tour got cancelled because I developed shingles on my face. I went to see a Doctor in Berlin and they were really concerned ‘cos it was really close to my eye and apparently that can affect your eyesight. So they told me to rest and we had…Continue
Posted on May 29, 2012 at 11:00am