For as long as the folk songs of hillbillies and Appalachian wailers have been called "country songs," the genre has been the province of those tip-toeing between grace and damnation -- Hank Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, the Louvin Brothers, and others for whom the pursuit of holiness ofte ... More >>
Nils Lofgren's ranch in Scottsdale almost feels hidden. It's not far from the city, from the clubs of Old Town and the shops at Scottsdale Fashion Square, but his large plot shares none of the bustle. It's secluded and quiet, with mesquite trees rustling in a soft breeze.
Adriane GoetzWanda Jackson shows off her tiara at the Rhythm Room.Wanda Jackson has been dubbed many titles, most of which are some play on "The Queen/First Lady of Rock/Rock n Roll/Rockabilly." This year she finally got that official recognition when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall ... More >>
Back when I was a young 'un, I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with a gentleman by the name of Ellas Otha Bates. Mr. Bates was a guitar player and singer of great repute, and when he pulled into town with his band for a gig, I decided to take a shot at interviewing him for the local weekly ... More >>
Somebody give Joe Ely the spotlight
The clown prince of Phoenix's downtown art scene is sacrificing madcap antics for a Mormon mission
Never strays from the dull telling of a tall tale
The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll is still stompin'
Pink Grease isn't afraid to glam it up
Angry American Toby Keith is more inclined to whimper than attack
D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it
The restored version of a classic concert film and a new road show recall Elvis in all his glory
March 16, 2000
Johnny Dilks plays scholar to country music's past and suggests its future, if Charlie Louvin has anything to say about it
For the price of a can of soda, you can give love and shelter to some of the neediest, most neglected albums of the last century
Raising hell in the Valley's Christian punk scene
Face it, you don't really know what the Everly Brothers have been doing all these years, do you, Bird Dog?
After 40 years on the road, Paul Revere still works hard for the money
Johnny Cash may be just a legend, but he has never sounded better
Inveterate rocker Sleepy LaBeef says rockabilly begins in church
It's not unusual to find we're still in love with him, woah woah woah woah, woah woah woah woah woah woah