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The Preston Lauterbach Interview: Cultural Innards of the Chitlin' Circut

The Preston Lauterbach Interview: Cultural Innards of the Chitlin' Circut By James Calemine Preston Lauterbach's first book--The Chitlin' Circut read more...


Elvin Bishop: The GRITZ Interview

by Michael Buffalo Smith "Elvin Bisop's sittin' on a bale of hay   He ain't good lookin' but he sure can play." - Charlie Daniels  


Steve Grisham and Ghost Riders

As One Grits to Another... by Michael Buffalo Smith Steve Grisham is a Southern Rock road dog. A man with the Southern Rock running through his very veins. A Florida singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and engineer, Grisham, also known as read more...


Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman


John Hammond

by Michael Buffalo Smith January 2007 After three decades, John Hammond proves he's still a vital performer in American music. One of the very few white blues musicians performing at the beginning of the first blues renaissance of the mid-'60s, he found read more...


Vince Gill

VINCE GILL - FINALLY DOING IT HIS WAY “There was no skin involved. I didn’t drop my pants, but they got the message. I flipped them off and the police all gave me a standing O. It was really surreal. It was like a scene from Spinal read more...


JJ Cale

By Derek Halsey October 2004 J.J. Cale is one of the most famous songwriters in history, yet he can walk down the street and not be recognized by anyone. Eric Clapton was asked in an interview not long ago read more...


Lucky Oceans (Asleep At The Wheel)

Asleep At The Wheel by Derek Halsey July, 2002 Lucky Oceans, along with Ray Benson and Lerroy Preston, were the founding members of the western swing, roots band called Asleep At The Wheel. In this read more...


Leon Russell

STILL PLAYING A SONG FOR YOU Leon Russell On Bangladesh, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and His Hot New Independent Label by Michael Buffalo Smith November 2001  As I dialed up the number, my mind was still busy filtering the read more...


Mack Stevens

"Mr. Texas Heat!" by Ken Burke Summer 2001 Mack Stevens is the heir apparent to the great Rollin' Rock artists of the 70's. A prolific songwriter, his work read more...


Steve Ripley (The Tractors)

FAST GIRLS AND COUNTRY MUSIC The Steve Ripley/Tractors Interview by Ken Burke June 2001 The 1992 hit "Baby Likes To Rock It" made Steve Ripley and his band The Tractors stars virtually overnight. read more...


Bobby Whitlock

Layla, and Many Other Songs of Love Bobby Whitlock Talks About Derek & The Dominos, Duane Allman, Gram Parsons, Eric Clapton and more... by Mitch Lopate Winter 2000 I see you released a new album on the read more...


Ace Moreland

KINGSNAKE HAS AN ACE UP THEIR SLEEVE Ace Moreland Remembers Steve Gaines, Talks About The Blues, Recording with Edgar Winter, and His Friend Derek Trucks   by Michael Buffalo Smith June 2000   When read more...


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