If you’ve ever gone out in Los Angeles, chances are you’ve seen Paul Chesne play. One of the – if not THE – hardest working musicians in L.A., Chesne has been listed in the L.A. Weekly or L.A. Times Calendar […]
Congratulations to Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite on winning the 2014 Grammy for Best Blues Album for their sublime Get Up! I’m reposting my review from when it came out here to say “I told you so!” in the best […]
Whoa. Last night was one for the books at The Mint in Los Angeles. It’s fun when you’re friends with everyone on the bill, and last night’s acts are some of my dearest. The occasion was the (east side) cd […]
In the final show of Ben Harper’s fall solo acoustic tour, he single handedly brought down the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. One guy. A whole bunch of instruments. A completely rapt (and totally diverse, from race to […]
In 2007, Billy Bragg founded the Jail Guitar Doors organization in England, named after The Clash song about Wayne Kramer of the MC5, who served time for cocaine offenses, but Bragg didn’t know it was about Kramer. In 2009, Bragg […]
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