The way love goes: A conversation with Brian McKnight
For the last 25 years, few R&B/soul performers have risen to height of success and level of mainstream talent as Brian McKnight.
With his signature falsetto and seemingly unending vocal range, the multi-platinum artist is also a triple threat — singer, musician, songwriter. All of which has culminated into several radio hits and 16 Grammy nominations over the decades.
The attitude of gratitude: Michael Reilly of Pure Prairie League
In the annals of country-rock history, a handful of acts were able to ride the line of mainstream radio success, all while breaking new ground in fusing the respective genres. Like a buckin’ rodeo bull, these bands straddled the sounds of honky-tonk twang and razor-sharp electric six-strings.
Scripting the flip: A conversation with Jon Stickley
A blend of jazz-fusion, bluegrass and avant-garde folk music, the Jon Stickley Trio is at the core of the current acoustic movement that’s been roaring through the national and international scenes over the last decade.
Truer picture of me: Graham Sharp of Steep Canyon Rangers
It’s late morning at Citizen Vinyl in downtown Asheville. Formerly the Citizen-Times Building, the historic structure is now home to a record manufacturing facility, café, bar, record store and recording studio.
In the journey: A conversation with Martin Sexton
Leaving his hometown of Syracuse, New York, in 1988, singer-songwriter Martin Sexton hit the road — in search of not only himself and his place in the world, but also his audience, too.
And I could not ask for more: A conversation with Edwin McCain
When the entire music industry shutdown last year, acclaimed singer-songwriter Edwin McCain wasn’t necessarily concerned with not being able to hit the road and perform onstage, something the 51-year-old has been doing for the better part of the last three decades.
Meet me where the music calls: Chuck Garvey of moe.
For over three decades, moe. has remained a pillar of the ongoing and ever-evolving jam-band scene — this melodic entity blending the raw power and essence of arena rock bravado with the subtle, intricate nature of jazz improvisation.
Sweet heaven in my view: A conversation with Charley Crockett
Standing in a hotel room last week, Charley Crockett peered out the window onto the quiet morning streets of Amarillo, Texas.
On my way: A conversation with Grace Potter
At 37, Grace Potter has already positioned herself as one of the finest stage performers and singer-songwriters of the early 21st century. A signature blend of soul, rock, folk and pop sensibilities, she left her native Vermont as a teenager and never looked back.
A hard life makes a good song: Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters
Before the shutdown of the entire music industry in March 2020 due to the pandemic, The Infamous Stringdusters were widely-regarded as one of the hardest touring, most talented and innovative acts in the bluegrass and jam scenes.