Steve Wosahla's interviews and reviews have appeared in Song Hits, Rock, Good Times, Circus, the Messenger-Press, New Haven Register and the New York Times. He is a regular contributor to For The Country Record and a member of the Americana Music Association. He lives in Bristow, VA. You can follow him on Twitter: @swosahla.
Thomm Jutz’ Facebook page has looked more like a chart feed than a social media site. But you can’t blame the prolific songwriter for the screen shots celebrating his plethora of recent hits. “#6, 7, 9 and 17 this […]
It’s 1986 in Dublin and a 14 year old named Mick McCormack is working at a Self Aid charity gig. The band he’s seeing is called Interference and to the teenager, their confidence is matched by their music, a combination […]
There were times when it seemed that the stage was too small for Tierinii Jackson on the weekend of her band Southern Avenue’s album release party. As she belted out the raucous “No Time To Lose,” the diminutive lead singer […]
By the time she appeared with Billy Joe Shaver at the Open Highway Festival in St. Louis, it seemed like a lifetime ago when Amanda Shires impulsively jumped onstage to play fiddle at one of Shaver’s shows. Shaver hired the […]
In a liquor store where an aspiring drummer is smitten by the girl behind the counter, a robbery begins to unfold. “My band never got together after that night,” writes SW Lauren in “Customer,” confessing that thirty-five years later he […]
“Ladies and gentlemen. Would you please give a warm welcome…. to Fleetwood Mac.” It was a line repeated nightly to introduce the world’s biggest band. It was more of a declaratory set of words than a question. There was a […]
The sounds of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” come streaming from everywhere this time of year. It’s my favorite Christmas song and in all of its Spectorian grandeur, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Christmas never sounded so transcendent […]
Nestled underneath the streets of Charlottesville, the dark cavernous basement of The Southern seemed like an ideal locale for commiseration and post-election mourning. From the small stage with her five piece band, Lydia Loveless described a life of touring under […]
I will always remember sitting in the movie theater as a kid watching Leon Russell steal the show during The Concert For Bangladesh, wondering who and what this mystical force was. It was no small feat since he was a […]
There was that night when Phil Spector had a bottle of Manischewitz in one hand and a gun in the other. He put his arm around Leonard Cohen’s shoulder and leaned in, pointing the gun into his neck and said, […]
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