Interviews

Why Johny Barbata Chose to Drum for CSN&Y Instead of the Eagles

For fans of The Turtles, CSN&Y, and Jefferson Airplane/Starship, as well as patrons of Milano's Music in Mesa, June 7 promises to be, at very least, an opportunity to meet an interesting member of rock 'n' roll's expansive past. Johny Barbata, who played drums for all of the previously mentioned acts, as well as one of the more accomplished session drummers in music history, will be signing autographs and telling stories of his glory days in, as he likes to call it, "rock 'n' roll heaven."

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Tom Reardon has written for Phoenix New Times since 2013. He's been in several notable bands over the last 25 years including Hillbilly Devilspeak, North Side Kings, and the Father Figures.
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