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Tag Archives: Roots Rock

Little Steven’s Garage Goes Large

Steven Van Zandt’s crusade on behalf of garage rock – broadly defined – has hit the big time with a huge concert festival and a syndicated radio show. He talked to the NY Times about it: To hear Steven Van Zandt tell it, he had no choice. He had simply …

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Buddy And Friends At the Gates

I was listening to Buddy Holly the other day – he’s one of my all-time favorites, a recurring touchstone. The beauty, simplicity and reverence expressed in “Everyday” strikes me as truly angelic. That night, I had a dream: February 3, 1959: Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper take …

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2004 Americana Music Association Conference

I am very pleased to see Americana finding an identity of its own apart from the Nashville hat scene, although the conference is in … Nashville, of course. The 5th annual event will be held from September 23-25 at the Nashville Convention Center, with evening showcases to be held at …

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Ersel Hickey No More

I’ll always remember Ersel Hickey because the jaunty pic above appeared on the opening page of my 1976 edition of The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll, still one of my favorite resources for pre-’70s rock history. Why they picked Ersel for the opening shot, I don’t know, …

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