All posts by Chris LeDrew

  • An Appointment With The Waterboys

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 176 After finishing up high school in June of 1988 I took a job at a record store in my local mall, called A&A Records, to supplement my growing but still sparse gigging income. A&A...

    • Posted May 20, 2013
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  • Tireless Visionary: Discovering Willie Nile

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 155 In the summer of 1995, I called Halifax, Nova Scotia my home. However, I was actually playing gigs in St. John’s, Newfoundland because that’s where I was able to get steady club work and...

    • Posted May 20, 2013
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  • One-on-One With Steve Lukather

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 718 I caught up with legendary guitarist Steve Lukather a few days go, on the cusp of his European tour with Toto. As per his wishes, I called him at his home in Los Angeles...

    • Posted May 19, 2013
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  • The Drunken Bar Patron Song Request

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 137 Last night I did a gig at a bar called Tols’ Timeout Lounge in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada. It’s pretty much like every other bar in North America. People start pouring in around 10pm....

    • Posted May 19, 2013
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  • Review: McCartney & Wings’ Remastered 1976 “Rock Show” Concert

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 936 As far as live music goes, 1976 was one of the most eventful years of that decade. Frampton Comes Alive was released in January. Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review was in full swing for...

    • Posted May 17, 2013
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  • The Conflicted Inner Self on Dawes’ New Album

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 5,400 To avoid an outright gushing of unabashed praise for the greatness of the latest Dawes album, Stories Don’t End, I have to force myself to concentrate on a particular aspect of the songs. This...

    • Posted May 13, 2013
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  • Donald “Duck” Dunn, King of the Electric Bass: Gone a Year

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 698 One of the bands I play in covers classic rock on the bar band circuit. Recently I tried (unsuccessfully) to convince my bandmates to cover Eric Clapton’s 1985 hit “Forever Man.” It just didn’t...

    • Posted May 13, 2013
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  • Jon Lord and His Hammond Revolution

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 483 When I was twelve years old, I discovered my uncle’s record collection in my grandparent’s house during a sleepover one night. But I never actually played the records; I just stared at them. There...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Meeting Mr. Nashville Sound: Lloyd Green

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 856 Nashville has a reputation for producing and coveting the nation’s most talented and versatile pickers. Among these legends is pedal steel player Lloyd Green, While may not be a household name in the grand...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Steve Lukather: Close-up With a Guitar Legend

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 927 Allan’s Video rental store on Commonwealth Avenue in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland was a very busy spot in the early ‘80s. It was only about a block from my house, and I spent a considerable...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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