Sitting Around Singing Songs

Sitting Around Singing Songs

Collaborating while just enjoying each other’s music is a present day phenomenon in at least one very talented rock and roll circle. By Steve Houk The ultimate goal of any great musician is to be their own man — or woman as the case may be — meaning they...
Jake Clemons’ Incredible Journey

Jake Clemons’ Incredible Journey

One kid’s dream of following in his uncle’s footsteps ends up going far beyond just fulfilling one dream. By Steve Houk When saxophonist Clarence Clemons passed away on June 18, 2011, the Springsteen Nation stopped breathing for a moment. Not only was...
Jonny Lang: Following The Signs

Jonny Lang: Following The Signs

A rock and roll mainstay often loves seeing the cards fall where they may when creating his special brand of music. By Steve Houk Yep, it’s the stuff of rock and roll legend. The story goes that there stood a 12 year-old Jonny Lang, wowing friends and family on...
WAR: Living Up To The Name

WAR: Living Up To The Name

A founding member of one of funk rock’s great bands hangs onto the name and tries to maintain its lasting legacy. By Steve Houk So how does a band end up getting named War? I mean, that’s a helluva moniker to saddle yourself with, and then have to live up...
SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE

SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE

Once a superstar at 20, Michelle Branch had to suffer hardship before a Black Key helped her rediscover happiness in a big way. By Steve Houk One never knows how life will go. And sometimes, it takes adversity and a little fate to get back to a light that once shined...