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 [...]


Cuba, Direct

RCR has added tens and tens of readers since we first posted this in 2009. Here’s a re-post for those of you who missed it. Brother James is a fine-art photographer based in St. Augustine, [...]


My City is For Sale

It’s hard to come up with a better sponsorship deal than the one The Black Keys struck with a little league baseball team in Akron – The Orioles. For you marketing geniuses out there, it went [...]


More Swamp Blues

It’s Slim Harpo Month over at WFMU’s Rock & Soul Ichiban… Seems like a good excuse to pick up where we left off with this post, which sang the praises of Harpo, Lonesome Sundown, Lightnin’ [...]


Still Bill Withers

Bill Withers celebrates his 75th birthday today… Here’s a re-post in his honor. I was trolling through the vast wasteland that is cable TV (one of those many “500+ stations and [...]