The first time I met Hubert Sumlin he made me laugh and cry. You couldn’t help but laugh when he’d solo. His guitar screamed then mumbled then stuttered then slurped. Often he’d remove his hands from the instrument and shrug […]
http://www.columbiatribune.com/weblogs/art-axis/2011/sep/06/king-of-the-roots-ready-to-rock-roots-n-blues/ There seems to have been some confusion from my first posting of this but Mr. Danielsen has granted permission as long as we credit his authorship and acknowledge its original appearance in The Columbia Tribune. Thanks. ‘King of […]
JASON VIVONE TALKS A BLUE STREAK with MIKE STOLLER of LEIBER and STOLLERJerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are legendary songwriters and producers. Their catalog is as vast as it is brilliant. “Hound Dog” for Big Mama Thornton, “Stand By Me” […]
Queen Bey began gigging at age 12 and is still going. From 18th and Vine to Vegas, New York City to London, Germany to France, Costa Rica to Ethopia. She’s shared stages with the likes of Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald […]
Interview with Jason Vivone of The Billy Bats from BLUES MATTERS #52 As a teenager, I’d wait backstage for the old blues guys in ..Chicago.. and ….Kansas City…. to show me something on guitar. Hubert Sumlin, Son Seals, Maxwell Street […]
As a teenager, I’d wait backstage for the old blues guys in Chicago and Kansas City to show me something on guitar. Hubert Sumlin, Son Seals, Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis, Jessie Mae Hemphill and a woman I don’t think is […]
Our friend James Porter from Chicago suggested we check this place out. We’re the Billy Bats from Kansas City. I’m Jason Vivone. I play slide guitar and sing. Zach McCall is the drummer. And yeah, that’s it. Just the two […]
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