Thomas Dolby’s Sound Vision

Thomas Dolby’s Sound Vision

An 80’s new wave star uses his deeper brilliance decades later to educate and innovate. By Steve Houk It’s really pretty ironic, actually. An unconventional and quirky young guy drops out of school to be a rock star and then a few years later takes the...
Blackmore’s Enchanting Night​

Blackmore’s Enchanting Night​

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night (photo by Michael Keel) A legendary rock star finally finds his muse, and together the two find love, family and musical collaboration. By Steve Houk It’s a story that’s as familiar and common in the history of rock...
Greta Van Fleet’s Divine Intervention

Greta Van Fleet’s Divine Intervention

An astonishing rock band of young Michiganders crosses generations by combining an homage to classic hard rock with their own unique atmosphere. By Steve Houk It was during a break at a recent rehearsal of my middle-aged cover band duo that my guitarist Jess Robinson,...
Patterson Hood’s Legacy Of Words

Patterson Hood’s Legacy Of Words

A reluctant yet masterful rock and roll sage grapples with his own miraculous writing in these troubled times. By Steve Houk Yep, two more bad things happened in this country over these last few weeks. Two more really bad things. BROUGHT TO YOU BY On one side of the...
Derek Trucks: Always Rising Up

Derek Trucks: Always Rising Up

One of rock’s most remarkable talents talks about the respect he has for both his superb band as well as the spirits of those he misses. By Steve Houk   They say that working alongside great talent makes your talent shine even brighter. This is true in many...
Judy Collins: I Am Yours, You Are Mine

Judy Collins: I Am Yours, You Are Mine

A folk music icon is back on tour with an old flame and musical partner as they recreate legendary moments and create new ones. By Steve Houk It was the late sixties, and oh so many things were blossoming. Those flowers in your hair, the spirit of a new unencumbered...