All posts by Chris LeDrew

  • Documentary/Soundtrack Review – Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 218 If you’ve never heard of 1970s American rock group Big Star, do not feel left out; hardly anyone else has either. They are the epitome of a “you probably haven’t heard of them” band....

    • Posted June 12, 2013
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  • One-on-One With Ex-Eagles Guitarist Don Felder (Part 1)

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 313,073 Nothing inspires an artist quite like the dissolution of a relationship. The process of grieving is often like mourning a death, in that a person who was once an integral part of your life...

    • Posted June 10, 2013
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  • One-on-One with Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle (Part 2)

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 1,026 Here is Part 2 of my lively, informative conversation with Canadian singer/songwriter and Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle, in which we talk about psychotic travel itineraries, conversations with people in the Sobey’s lineup,...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • One-on-One with The Waterboys’ Mike Scott

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 397 In 1923, the committee for the Nobel Prize in Literature described recipient Irish poet William Butler Yeats as a writer of “inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit...

    • Posted June 6, 2013
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  • One-on-One with Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle (Part 1 of 2)

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 327 Getting an hour with singer/songwriter Alan Doyle is not an easy feat these days. As lead singer of multi-platinum Canadian trad-rock band Great Big Sea, Alan is currently promoting the band’s box set XX...

    • Posted June 3, 2013
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  • Why Musicians Should Never Donate Their Talents

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 5,246   Perhaps the biggest way society hoodwinks and exploits musicians is booking them for a fundraiser. If you’re a working musician, you’ve undoubtedly gotten this call: “Hi, it’s Jane from the _______Foundation. We were...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • Members of Sheryl Crow’s Band Release EP: Big Hat

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 12,990 Big Hat Band I’m always telling my friends about how freaky it is to be a pedal steel player – not because I’ve managed to figure out a way to play this confounded electric...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • The Vangoes Shine on Debut Album

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 67 Brand new Texas group The Vangoes describe their music as “feel-good hip-hop & soul,” which is an accurate description of their debut album A New Day. The Vangoes incorporate a vocal mixture of rap and...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra’s For The Baby Doll: A Rollicking Retro Ride

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 172 (Click to listen as you read: For The Baby Doll) Let’s face it: there’s officially nothing new under the sun – at least as it shines on the enormous historical canon of popular music. Now...

    • Posted May 27, 2013
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  • Todd Rundgren’s Blissfully Altered State

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 127 Besides Neil Young, the only other hit-making solo artist to purposely revel in repeated mainstream career sabotage has arguably been Todd Rundgren. Both artists have proven themselves capable of creating hook-laden, melodic rock of...

    • Posted May 22, 2013
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