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The James Ponsoldt Interview: From North Georgia Red Clay To the Hills of Hollywood

The James Ponsoldt Interview: From North Georgia Red Clay To the Hills of Hollywood By James Calemine Film maker James Ponsoldt was born in read more...


The Neal Casal Interview: Sweeten The Distance

The 2012 Neal Casal Interview: Sweeten The Distance By James Calemine Neal Casal stands as a musical journeyman. He just released his 10th solo album titled Sweeten The read more...


Walking with Zambi: The Colonel Bruce Hampton Interview

Walking with Zambi: The Colonel Bruce Hampton Interview By James Calemine                     "I do not come to you as a reality. I come to you as read more...


Through A Crooked Sun: The Rich Robinson Interview

Through A Crooked Sun The Rich Robinson Interview By James Calemine                                    read more...


The Grayson Capps Interview: The Zen of Grayson Capps

The Zen of Grayson Capps By James Calemine From wonder into wonder existence opens. Lao Tzu Grayson Capps was driving somewhere on Alabama's Gulf Coast when I called him last Thursday. The following day, he began to tour in read more...


Essence of Light: The Adam Smith Interview

Essence of Light The Adam Smith Interview By James Calemine Born in Macon, Georgia, in 1975, Adam Smith's photography transcends his age. Smith attended college read more...


Mark Neill Interview: The Sheet Iron Roof Chronicles

The Mark Neill Interview Sheet Iron Roof Chronicles Volume 1 By James Calemine Raised in South Georgia, Mark Neill exists as one of this generations pre-imminent producer/sound engineers. He grew up in Hahira, Georgia. He lived on a read more...


Everyone Wants To Go to Heaven, But No One Wants To Die: The Marc Ford 'Fuzz Machine' Interview

Marc Ford’s Fuzz Machine Interview (Everyone Wants To Go To Heaven, But No One Wants To Die) By James Calemine


The Riley Watkins Interview

The Riley Watkins Interview By James Calemine Alabama-born, songwriter/guitarist Riley Watkins epitomizes an obscure talent. Watkins wrote songs and performed his own blend of rock, country and blues all over America for decades. Watkins performed in various bands read more...


Sage & Spirit From Widespread Panic’s John Bell…25 Years of Music & Musings...

Sage & Spirit From Widespread Panic’s John Bell…25 Years of Music & Musings (PART ONE) By James read more...


True To My Nature: Daniel Hutchens Talks About Songwriting with Widespread Panic

True To My Nature: Daniel Hutchens Talks About Songwriting with Widespread Panic By James Calemine Widespread Panic always promoted the music of Daniel Hutchens and Bloodkin. Over the years they’ve rendered nearly a dozen read more...


The George Dawes Green Interview: A Storyteller's Storyteller...

The George Dawes Green Interview: A Storyteller's Storyteller... By James Calemine "Necessity is the mother of several other things besides invention."


The Sudy Leavy Interview: Timeless Stories And Relics from the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

Sudy Leavy Interview Timeless Stories And Relics from the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation By James Calemine Sudy Vance Leavy’s book Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation presents a timeless historical glimpse into life on a coastal read more...


Soulful Sounds From A Delta Lady: The Shannon McNally Interview

Soulful Sounds From A Delta Lady The Shannon McNally Interview by James Calemine Born in read more...


The Wes Freed Interview

The Wes Freed Interview by James Calemine Rock and Roll artwork weaves an interesting tapestry into the patchwork read more...


Luther Dickinson Interview: It's A Family Affair

Luther Dickinson Interview It's A Family Affair by James Calemine   The Dickinson Family ranks as one of the most read more...


The February 2010 Patterson Hood Interview

Patterson Hood Interview February 2010 By James Calemine On the eve of his annual read more...


The Mary Lindsay Dickinson Interview

The Mary Lindsay Dickinson Interview "Bless your soul Bless your soul When your time has come Youre just dead, not read more...


Lance Ledbetter Interview: The Divine Grace of Dust To Digital

Lance Ledbetter Interview Dust To Digital’s Divine Grace By James Calemine The story of Dust To Digital is a divine one. In the read more...


The Todd Nance Interview Series: Volume 2

Todd Nance Interview Series: Volume 2 December 29, 2009 By James Calemine So, at the end of 2009 read more...


The John Keane Interview

The John Keane Interview By James Calemine John Keane stands as a pillar in the Athens, Georgia, musical community. read more...


November 2009 Chuck Leavell Interview

Mystery And Manners' November 2009 Chuck Leavell Interview


On The Record with The Georgia Theatre's Wilmot Greene

Wilmot Greene Interview 2009  Around 7 am on June 19, 2009, the venerable Athens, Georgia, music hall—The Georgia Theatre—burned down. Theatre owner, Wilmot Greene finds himself in the difficult position of building back the classic music read more...


Cody Dickinson Makes A Move

The Cody Dickinson Interview Cody Dickinson’s latest band, The Hill Country Revue, prepare to hit the road behind their new CD


Thunder On The Mountain: Interview with Widespread Panic's Dave Schools

Dave Schools Interview: Thunder On The Mountain By James Calemine "Will power. With strength of will you can do anything. With read more...


The Horace Moore Interview: Gatekeeper of Widespread Panic's Archive

The Horace Moore Interview By James Calemine   Gate Keeper of Widespread Panic’s Music Archive


2008 Marc Ford Interview: In Through the Out Door of the Neptune Blues Club

                              In Through The Out Door of The Neptune Blues Club


The Jimmy Herring Interview

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The Bruce Burch Interview

                                            The Bruce Burch read more...


Jeff Kazee Interview

                                          Jeff Kazee’s Southern Soul


Adam MacDougall Interview: The Black Crowes Electric Spanking of Warpaint Babies

                                             Adam MacDougall read more...


Steve Cropper: The Master Song Craftsman and Rhythm King

                                          The Steve Cropper Interview


Charlie Musselwhite: The Master of Smokestack Lightning

Charlie Musselwhite Interview The Master of Smokestack Lightning By James Calemine "I'm ready as anybody could be..."


Tift Merritt: A Poetic Songbird

Tift Merritt  A Poetic Songbird By James Calemine "I can't keep quiet Oh, I can't hide I want to shout and read more...


The Majestic and Graceful Music of Amy LaVere

The Majestic and Graceful Music of Amy LaVere The Amy LaVere Interview By James Calemine


The Gentle Spirit of Jonathan Wilson

A Southern Son Out West By James Calemine “Are you satisfied? Are you occupied? Do you have enough time To read more...


Dixie Fried with The High Priest of Memphis Mojo Jim Dickinson

JIM DICKINSON INTERVIEW DIXIE FRIED WITH THE HIGH PRIEST OF MEMPHIS MOJO By James Calemine "Some people say worried blues read more...


Down In The Groove With Widespread Panic's Todd Nance

DOWN IN THE GROOVE WITH WIDESPREAD PANIC’S TODD NANCE “Either brace yourself for elimination/Or your heart must have the courage read more...


Luther Dickinson Interview: The Secret Code of Memphis Guitars

Luther Dickinson Interview The Secret Code of Memphis Guitars By James Calemine January 2008 "I'm gonna leave Memphis and spread the read more...


The Sounds of David Barbe

                                      THE SOUNDS OF DAVID BARBE 


Way Down South With John Sayles

Way Down South with John Sayles By James Calemine John Sayles’ films command respect. His latest film, Honeydripper, takes read more...


Marc Ford Interview

Marc Ford’s Southern Harmony by James Calemine May, 2007 “It’s too soon to tell the difference Read that page another day It’s not clear the lines you’re crossing Just read more...


Kirk West

Kirk West Swampland Interview James Calemine @jamescalemine April, 2007   KIRK WEST’S PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES Kirk West plays an integral part in The Allman read more...


James Burton

James Burton Swampland Interview Guitar Man: An Original Six-String Journeyman by James Calemine March 2007 Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on August 21, 1939, guitarist-extraordinaire James Burton read more...


Tim Duffy: Music Maker Relief Foundation

Tim Duffy Swampland Interview Music Maker Relief Foundation A Treasure Trove of American Music by James Calemine March, 2007   Music Maker Relief foundation, a non-profit read more...


Charlie Louvin

CHARLIE LOUVIN INSURED BEYOND THE GRAVE by James Calemine February 2007 The Louvin Brothers legendary songs transcend time. Born Ira (April 21, 1924) and Charlie (July 7, 1927) Loudermilk, the brothers were read more...


Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars)

LUTHER DICKINSON TALKS ABOUT HIS DAD'S MUSICAL LEGACY, ELECTRIC BLUE WATERMELON AND TOURING WITH JOHN HIATT By James Calemine October 2005 Luther Dickinson called me from Texas while the North Mississippi Allstars bus rolled read more...


Rich Robinson (Black Crowes)

AS THE CROWE FLIES RICH ROBINSON ON THE BLACK CROWES AND GOING SOLO By James Calemine This interview was conducted with Rich Robinson four months before the Black Crowes regrouped in February of 2005 to tour for their “All Join read more...


Clarence Fountain (Blind Boys of Alabama)

Clarence Fountain Interview Higher Ground by James Calemine Spring 2002   On September 3, 2002, Real World Records released the new Blind Boys of Alabama album titled Higher Ground, featuring read more...


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