0

Encounters with Quine

Named by Rolling Stone as one of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," Akron native Robert Quine remains one of rock's most overlooked musicians.

4

My Baby Thinks She’s a Train

The Great American Train Song, with Johnny Cash, The Johnny Burnette Trio, The J.B.'s, Asleep at the Wheel, Tom Waits, The Wood Brothers, Solomon Burke, etc.

0

3 Nights @ BLU

From Chuchito Valdes to The Claudettes to Huntertones: a memorable three-night run at Akron's finest music club.

RCR’s Greatest Hits

I’ve been at this RCR thing for nearly five years now, and we just published our 250th post. Imagine if I would’ve put all that effort into a solid money-making venture, like cooking meth, [...]

7

10 by J.J. Cale

I won’t pretend to offer the definitive word on J.J. Cale, who passed away on July 26. After the first reports of his death were verified the following day (one popular website initially called [...]

9

The Lost Quine Interview

We’ve covered guitarist Robert Quine pretty well in this blog, especially here and here. But I had to throw this post together after my sister came across a long-lost article in the bottom of a [...]

6

Rolling Stone, Meet Gatemouth Brown

Rolling Stone recently came up with another list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” The new list was compiled by “a panel of top guitarists and other experts” – including RCR supporter [...]

3

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 through iTunes and Amazon. What more [...]

4

Ricky Nelson and James Burton

The first real band I joined (“real” meaning paid gigs) was The Warsaw Falcons, a neo-rockabilly outfit based in Cincinnati. I was fresh out of college and just landed a job downtown, editing a [...]

6

Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos

Let’s revisit a couple of albums that had a big impact on yours truly, Brother James and Nephew Dan – basically, the vast majority of RCR’s global workforce. Marc Ribot (pronounced ree-bow) [...]

Robert Quine: The Hits

In my recent post on guitarist Robert Quine, I pulled together a few personal stories while carefully sidestepping any attempt to define his musical legacy. That’s better left to those who can [...]

9

Great Moments in Modern Music

How’s that for a blowhard title? The operative word being “moments”… which speaks to one of several fundamentally different ways that we experience music. Some folks like it in the [...]

Encounters with Quine

My cousin Robert Quine was a bona fide guitar hero (number 80 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” – right after Cliff Gallup of Be Bop a Lula fame and before [...]