Dave McElfresh

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  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Yours truly hasn't taken a day off since suffering the after-effects of Scottsdale's 1995 Raw Pork Festival, which means he's accrued enough vacation days to stay home studying Baywatch reruns until he's post-menopausal. Maybe it's time for a trip...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Imagine you were abducted by aliens in 1973. Thirty years later, the little green bastards return you to Earth. Your friends hold a welcome-back party, during which they ask you, "Hey, man, guess which album has ruled the charts since you left, du...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    The Aereo-Plain cover photo looks like a close-up shot of a grasshopper, though it's only a wild-haired John Hartford, wearing broken aviator goggles, going nose to nose with the camera. The picture could clear a field of crows, and the music insi...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    In 1941, a 12-year-old Rufus Jones electrified his homemade guitar with a piece of fence wire and a truck battery, "to impress them local Mississippi girlies," he recalls. While showing off by playing the guitar with his teeth -- decades before Ji...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Lots of colorful musician biographies have recently been added to bookstore shelves, as well as a handful of other unique music tomes. Surprisingly, nearly all of them are worth your time -- and you'll get more smut for your entertainment dollar t...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Sparing no expense and subjecting himself to an appalling level of moral compromise, Gumbo has secured numerous seedy contacts in the music industry who now supply yours truly with all manner of smut and trash on musicians who play roots music. So...

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