Check out THIS article in the huge industry mouthpiece BILLBOARD on Nora O'Connor. She talks about recording with Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples for an upcoming record, touring with Jakob Dylan and where she's been the past few years.
Flying in the face of the stereotype of the dumb musician is Ha Ha Tonka's Brian Roberts. We don't think he's ever used the word "dude" or walked onto stage without his guitar.
No Spinal Tap-ish clown is he! No way, or as he would say "Nien!"
Read about his fluency in German, love of fellow Missourian Mark Twain and what...Read more
Now, those in the know about Wayne "The Train" know that he's the King of Juke Joint Swing. So why does he play a heavy metal store when he's in Salt Lake City?
Cuz they're cool guys with a cool store, that's why. Our buddies at the Heavy Metal Shop know good music when they hear it and have developed...Read more
Usually the glossy industry rags are full of ladder-climbing execs posing with Grammy winning artists, or some hard-hitting "newsy" pieces about some rap-rocker saving some puppies or something. Lots of insider back-slapping that the regular Joe never sees (nor would want to).