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Author Archives: Donald Gibson

Donald Gibson is the publisher of www.writeonmusic.com and a freelance music journalist whose byline has appeared in such publications as No Depression, Spinner, The Seattle Post Intelligencer, Cinema Sentries, Blinded by Sound, and Blogcritics, where he was the Senior Music Editor (2011-2012) and Assistant Music Editor (2008-2011). He has interviewed and profiled such artists as Tony Bennett, Lucinda Williams, Jakob Dylan, Allen Toussaint, Boz Scaggs, Charli XCX, Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues), Susanna Hoffs, Bruce Hornsby, Delbert McClinton, Jonny Lang, Alan Parsons, Bill Frisell, Joan Armatrading, Christina Perri, Don Felder (The Eagles), Jimmy Webb, Katie Melua, and Buddy Guy, among many others.

An Interview with Johnny Marr

photo © Jon Shard

The British guitar legend and founding member of The Smiths reflects on his latest solo LP, 'Playland,' along the way yielding insights to his artistry, his musical foundation, and the abiding pursuit of his next creative move. Read More »

An Interview with Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint - Songbook (2013)

Allen Toussaint is an American treasure. One of the seminal musical exponents of New Orleans, he has composed, produced, and arranged some of the most beloved and enduring music of the rock ‘n’ roll era, his works having been covered by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Glen Campbell, and Aaron Neville. In July of this year he received the National ... Read More »

Music Review: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours: (35th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

The Mac will hit the road next week, and this 1977 classic is mostly why they still generate a buzz and draw arena-sized audiences. Read More »

Touré Discusses New Book on Prince

The author and MSNBC host discusses his new book, in which he examines Prince's cultural impact and influence. Read More »

An Interview with Rod Argent

The Zombies are in demand now more than ever, and founding member Rod Argent explains why. Read More »

Susanna Hoffs: A Bangle Finds Balance

30 years after the Bangles hit it big, Susanna Hoffs is making the finest music of her career. Read More »

An Interview with Lisa Loeb

The Gen-X icon talks songwriting and the making of her new LP, No Fairy Tale. Read More »

Music Review: Kris Kristofferson – Feeling Mortal

The music legend confronts themes of death and impermanence on his inspiring new album. Read More »

An Interview with Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues

The Moody Blues legend discusses his new solo album while offering insights on his songwriting from throughout his career. Read More »

ZZ Ward Makes A Dynamic First Impression

With her debut LP, 'Til the Casket Drops, Ward summons the blues, hip/hop, and pop with grit and one hell of a voice. Read More »