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10 Essential Listens (for Hazel)

Desert-island discs, featuring Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Lucinda Williams, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, etc.

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Random Playlist #27: Sixties/Garage

Here’s a re-post that opens with RCR’s formal mission statement (if we had to boil it down into a tidy little tag line, I guess it would be “Pay It Forward, [...]

The Greatest, Most Amazing Bass Players of All Time, Ever

Bass players need a little love. At least that’s what I heard from our friend Rene Villanueva (in foreground at right), bassist for the mighty fine San Antonio-based rock ‘n soul band Hacienda [...]

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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 be stuck in the [...]

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Thinking ’bout Levon

I’m usually not a “let us praise our fallen rock heroes” kind of guy. But I have to admit, the passing of Levon Helm hit me a little hard. And I’m not sure I can really explain why. I always had [...]

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Random Playlist #27: Sixties/Garage

Although it may seem like we’re careening out of control now and then (“Thankless Jobs”), I started this blog with a simple, basic premise. Over the years, I’ve collected a whole lot of music. [...]