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The Blues Rocks On–Discovering Alastair Greene

“Well, it’s a mighty long way down rock ’n roll / from the Liverpool docks to the Hollywood Bowl / ’n you climb up the mountains ’n you fall down the holes / all the way from Memphis…” —All the … Continue reading

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Winter Blues Boogie’s 25th another memorable night

Well, they came, and they rocked. The 25th anniversary of the Winter Blues Boogie in Silverton (Saturday, February 4) delivered another great evening of booty-shaking rock and blues. The evening was notable for the reunion of the original line-up of … Continue reading

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Shattered Hallelujah: Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Shattered Hallelujah —for Bowie,[1] Cohen,[2] Emerson,[3] and Squire[4]   Darkness closes its fist over the season, November rain clamps down the sky, summer’s cumulus gone.   One by one, the great voices leave us—shards spun from the wheel of light, … Continue reading

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Holly & Jon interview: The A–Z of the Blues

INTRODUCTION: I’ve been following the music of Holly and Jon for about 10 years now, ever since being utterly gripped by Holly’s clarion voice and Jon’s pristine blues picking. In the Kootenays they’ve become something of a blues institution along … Continue reading

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Review: Shufflin’ the Blues by Holly & Jon

This is classic blues, all down the line. Jon gets his guitar tone exactly right, no small achievement in a live setting, where even the most rehearsed songs can be subverted by bad acoustics or unexpected PA system fails. There’s … Continue reading

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Introducing Dead Crow: The Video Launch

Imagine a character tens of thousands of years old, a changeling capable of appearing both as a human or a crow. His name is Dead Crow—a demigod changeling with a bad attitude. Now he’s decided for the first time to … Continue reading

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The Great Chameleon Leaves Us Part 3: 21st Century Comeback

Yesterday (February 10) was a month to the day since Bowie’s death, which continues to haunt me for very personal reasons. I felt I should mark that moment with the third installment in my series on his music. Bowie was … Continue reading

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