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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...


Barry Lee Harwood 2010

By Michael Buffalo Smith Editors Note: Be sure to download our FREE GRITZ Sampler CD for June that includes a track from Barry Lee Harwood as well as a track from Mainstream South!


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...


Swampdawamp's Gig Michaels

by Michael Buffalo Smith One of the absolute hottest and fastest rising Southern Rock bands of today hails from Charlotte, NC and go by the name Swampdawamp. The band are true pros, and have built a huge grass roots following. So huge, as a matter of fact, that their read more...


Mark Kemp: The Gritz Interview

by Michael Buffalo Smith I grew up during the turbulent 1960’s and ‘70’s in Spartanburg, South Carolina, waist deep in the music that would become the very soundtrack of my life, while not so secretly dreaming of becoming a rock star. My life was filled read more...


The Jimmy Herring Interview

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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 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...


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...


Jim Van Cleve

Jim Van Cleve Taking Bluegrass Music In His Own Direction By Derek Halsey July 2006 Still in his 20’s, Jim VanCleve is a young fiddler that is what bluegrass radio show host Wayne Clyburn would read more...


Bryan Sutton

BRYAN SUTTON: A Great Guitarist Digs Deep With The Legends By Derek Halsey July 2006 Bryan Sutton’s resume speaks for itself. He came out of a musically inclined family in North Carolina with the intent of becoming a read more...


Charlie Daniels 2003

The Heart & Soul of Charlie Daniels by Michael Buffalo Smith December 2003 For the cover story of our third print issue in 2003 I called on our old friend Charlie Daniels. Having interviewed him read more...


Del McCoury

MAN OF THE YEAR: DEL McCOURY By Derek Halsey September 2003 The story of the rise of the Del McCoury Band is an impressive one. These days they are playing before large crowds of young read more...


Jupiter Coyote

Deep Inside The Cosmos Factory Jupiter Coyote Jams by Scott Greene Summer 2002 In our neverending quest to bring you the best the music world has to offer, we are always looking for new and fresh acts to read more...


George Lindsey

GEORGE LINDSEY A Chat with Mayberry’s Goober Pyle by Michael Buffalo Smith June 2002 There’s no doubt about it. George Lindsey will read more...


Barry Lee Harwood (Rossington Collins Band)

DON'T MISUNDERSTAND ME Barry Lee Harwood On Life After The Rossington Collins Band by Scott Greene May 2002 When the Skynyrd plane went down in the swamps of Mississippi, like so many of you, I thought read more...


David Holt

David Holt's Folkways and Riverwalk And Working with Doc Watson by Derek Halsey April 2002 David Holt has been a musician, storyteller, and television show host for about thirty years or so. He has put out read more...


Warren Haynes 2002

Goin' Off the Deep End with Warren Haynes   by Michael Buffalo Smith February 2002 From his massive body of work with Gov’t Mule and The Allman Brothers Band, to his unforgettable jams as a member of Phil read more...


Artimus Pyle 2001

Street Survivor: Artimus Pyle on his friend Allen Woody, the new APB album and life in general by Michael Buffalo Smith December 2001 Hi Artimus. I’d like to begin this second read more...


Charlie Daniels 2000

Back to Tennessee: Catching Up with Charlie Daniels by Michael Buffalo Smith October 2000 What inspired you to record the songs you recorded for your new album Tailgate Party?


Mojo Collins

by Michael B. Smith Summer 2000 North Carolina's own Rock, Folk and Blues Legend & Premier Songwriter-Performer and recipient of 1999-2000 North Carolina Arts Council Music Fellowship in Songwriting, Mojo Collins has honed a unique musical talent read more...


Gov't Mule

BAD LITTLE DONKEY Gov’t Mule Conquers the World   by Michael Buffalo Smith February 2000   Following in the footsteps of bands like The Grateful read more...


Artimus Pyle 1999

His Tonka Toys Were Real An Exclusive Interview with Artimus Pyle by Michael Buffalo Smith November 1999 He was the second drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd but most fans know him as THE drummer for read more...


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