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Christian Matthew is Calling Tom

Some of you may have read my post last year about CHRISTIAN MATTHEW, who I came across in August playing a Sunday lunchtime session at Rooster Fish Brewing up in...
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Send Peace And Harmony Home

Late last year, as part of the research for the forthcoming Eddie Floyd autobiography, I interviewed former Stax Records VP and co-owner Al Bell in Little Rock, Arkansas. Bell, who...
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LANDOWNER

On Saturday March 24th, I stopped in to a “youth” house party in Woodstock that routinely puts on live music – much to the chagrin of its neighbors. The party...
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A Christmas/Holiday Gift For You

THIRTY YEARS AGO, when first in the States, I took to writing short stories at the end of the year, printing them in limited quantities, and mailing them to select...
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O POSITIVE

I have to give props to the O Positive Festival, which took place in the city of Kingston, New York, from October 6-8. I have been around this innovative event since its...
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SPOKEN WORD IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

On my trip back to Britain in December, I called up my new Hull friend Russ Litten. I know him as an author, and poet, and raconteur, and for his...
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On the promise of Wham! and the death of George Michael

Pleased to say that 2017 started with a front page story for Salon on the promise of Wham! and the death of George Michael. You can read it here.  ...
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Why I Sing The Blues: B. B. King and America’s Racist Revisionism

We all have to go some time. And hopefully, B. B. King was able to reflect in his twilight years that he had lived a longer, greater and more illustrious...
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