In Search of James Booker

Dr. John called him “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” Our Keyboard Correspondent, Brother Jack, offered his own appraisal of the great [...]


Rock Doc Marathon

A couple of weeks ago, I had every intention of heading out on a Friday night to see my favorite new band, Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites. But my wife got sick and I decided to do the [...]


10 by The Black Keys (Part 2)

I really didn’t have any intention of coming back with a second act. But Part 1 seemed to go pretty well… and I’m still struggling with a draft post on the new Eric Clapton album (of course, [...]

10 by The Black Keys (Part 1)

Alright, you knew it would come down to this. At some point, I had to weigh in on my favorite songs by nephew Dan and his musical soulmate, Pat. A few of you might have come here expecting a [...]


Lightnin’ Hopkins: The Herald Sessions

With all the hoopla over the Rubber City’s favorite sons winning three Grammys (and a fourth for Dan for Producer of the Year), we shouldn’t overlook the fact that Lightnin’ [...]