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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


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...


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...


Devon Allman: The GRITZ Interview

by Michael Buffalo Smith Devon Allman is bearing his soul at last. After years of running from his heritage, he is happy and healthy and proud to be the son of Southern Rock legend Gregg Allman. It might not read more...


This Country's Rockin'! The Candy Coburn Interview

By Michael Buffalo Smith I met Candy Coburn and her manager in the lobby of the Music Row Best Western in downtown Nashville. The night before I had attended


Eric Quincy Tate's Dave Cantonwine: The GRITZ Interview

by Michael Buffalo Smith Eric Quincy Tate was one of the greatest Southern Rock bands of all time, but they just never got the recognition they so richly deserved. The Texas based band was compared by many to fellow


Brad Schnabel: All Southern Rock All The Time On Internet Radio Station

by Michael Buffalo Smith The kingpin behind the premier online Southern Rock radio station known as allsouthernrock.com is Brad Schnabel, a die hard Southern Rock fan from Mesquite, Texas. Brad started the All Southern Rock radio station and chat room over five years read more...


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...


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...


Chris Cagle: The GRITZ Interview

Country Star Chris Cagle – The Long, Hard Road To Making It In Nashville  By Derek Halsey “What’s funny is, every year I’d go, ‘Is this over? Do they even know me? Is it going to read more...


Clay Walker

Clay Walker's Texas Country by Michael Buffalo Smith January 2007 Country star Clay Walker first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It to You” and read more...


Kinky Friedman

"I won't be bullied and I can't be bought." PUSHING THE MIDDLE FINGER VOTE AND A NEW CD by Derek Halsey November 2006


Joe Diffie

CATCHING UP WITH AN OLD FRIEND by Lee Bogan November, 2006


Joe Bob Briggs

KING OF THE B-MOVIES, CHAMPION OF THE DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER, ACTOR, AUTHOR AND COMEDIAN JOE BOB BRIGGS by Michael Buffalo Smith September 2006   My first exposure to John Bloom aka: Joe Bob Briggs came read more...


Buddy Miles

MILES OF MUSIC by Michael Buffalo Smith February, 2006 Buddy Miles career spans over 49 years including 70 albums, six World tours, television specials, charity events, TV commercials and music videos. read more...


ZZ Top

ZZ TOP FOREVER by Russell Hall December 2005 ZZ Top’s run of thirty-five years with the same lineup is, in some ways, the rock and roll equivalent of Joe read more...


Delbert McClinton

DELBERT McCLINTON KEEPS IT REAL by Michael Buffalo Smith November 2005 Delbert McClinton’s formative years were spent as a member of The Straitjackets, the house band at a blues/rhythm and blues club on the outskirts of read more...


Shooter Jennings

  Ol’ Shooter : Are you ready for the country? Are you ready for him? November 2005 by Michael Buffalo Smith At the age of 25, Shooter Jennings, the only son of legendary country music icon Waylon Jennings read more...


Lee Roy Parnell

LEE ROY PARNELL GUITARS, SLIDES AND THE BLUES by Michael RedTail Wolf Nystrom July 2004 I know you're a native Texan, but I don't know what town you were born in. Abilene, Texas and I grew up on a ranch read more...


Billy Joe Shaver

ODE TO BILLY JOE - AN INTERVIEW WITH BILLY JOE SHAVER by Derek Halsey Spring 2003 Billy Joe Shaver is one of the best and most prolific songwriters that America has ever produced. He is known to a lot of people for being a huge part 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...


Billy C. Farlow

Still Having "Too Much Fun." by Michael Buffalo Smith March 2002 The former lead vocalist of Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen is still rocking and singing the blues with read more...


Johnny Winter

NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES Johnny Winter in The 21st Century by Michael Buffalo Smith August 2001 Johnny Winter is a legend. Sure, that title gets tossed around in rock and roll like a Frisbee in the park on Sunday, read more...


Riff West

Still Jammin' for Danny Joe Riff West's Life in Molly Hatchet, Foghat, White Witch and Service to All Creatures Great and Small by Michael Buffalo Smith October, 2000 Tell us a little about 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...


Bill Payne (Little Feat)

All That You Dream Touching Base with Bill Payne of Little Feat by Michael B. Smith Summer, 2000 Bill Payne, an original member of the legendary Little Feat, is a musician in every sense of the word, from his read more...


Lonnie Mack

The Guitar Player's Guitar Player Gritz Speaks with Guitar Hero Lonnie Mack by Michael Buffalo Smith (June,  2000) Lonnie Mack is a roadhouse blues-rock legend - modern rock's first true guitar read more...


Jerry LaCroix

Talkin’ Trash with Jerry LaCroix An Interview with the Former Lead Singer of Edgar Winter’s White Trash by Michael Buffalo Smith January 2000 My wife and I were in Port Arthur, Texas on read more...


Laura Joplin (Janis Joplin)

Remembering Janis, with Love An Interview with Her Sister, Laura Joplin by Jill McLane Smith January 2000   Janis Joplin remains a rock and roll icon thirty years after her death. Her albums have gone read more...


Edgar Winter

Winter Wonderland 25 Years After “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride,” Edgar Winter is Still Rockin’ by Michael Buffalo Smith October 1999 From his early, jazz-influenced read more...


Chuck Ruff (Edgar Winter Group)

The Edgar Winter Group, Sammy Hagar, and Being a Rock Star by Michael Buffalo Smith Summer 1999 Chuck Ruff may forever be remembered best as the drummer for The Edgar Winter Group, and for his percussion on read more...


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