• Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson

    It’s hard to top the joyous sound of Cleanhead’s asthmatic howl over some swingin’ horns and a hard-grinding rhythm section.

  • Sweet Summits: Blues

    When well-established musicians join forces, it’s not always for purely artistic reasons. Sometimes their managers arrange it as a promotional gimmick. Or the performers could…

  • Lost in The Cloud, Pt. 1

    The brave new world of digital music. Millions of songs available through subscription services like MOG and Spotify. Immediate ownership of any song you like…

  • King of the Independents

    In the early 1980s, I lived in Cincinnati and edited one of those free entertainment newspapers you see blowing through the streets of big cities…