Sunday Music: Jazz At Harvard with Wynton Marsalis

Did you know Wynton Marsalis’ Harvard lecture series, “Hidden in Plain View” is on YouTube? I didn't. Get some music. Get some philosophy. Get some of that Marsalis magic in your soul.  I was lucky enough to see him give a masterclass circa 2004. Now, I’ve seen my share of music masterclasses and most of them … Continue reading Sunday Music: Jazz At Harvard with Wynton Marsalis

There Are Stones In Your Passway. Get Past Them. 

My guitar teacher when I was 13 or so had a poster of Robert Johnson on the wall of the glorified music store closet he taught lessons out of.  There you’d be, trying your damndest to stumble through Stairway, and Robert Johnson was just posted up, staring you down. At the time, the image burned … Continue reading There Are Stones In Your Passway. Get Past Them. 

Podcast Of The Week: Artists Making Money – Joe Bonamassa with Cory Wong

Joe Bonamassa isn’t just a force of nature on the guitar, he’s also one hell of a business person. Listen to his interview with Cory Wong where he breaks down the business of the business behind being a touring musician, how he defines “giving 100%,” and why his estate plan has a clause promising to … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Artists Making Money – Joe Bonamassa with Cory Wong

Sunday Music: “Our Love Is Nothing But The Blues / Baby, How Blue Can You Get?

B.B. King's Live at the Regal is one of those "if I had a time machine..." concerts. "How Blue Can You Get?" is pure heartache that explodes in the bridge. His voice and the audience response to this section is sheer brilliance: I gave you a brand new Ford You said, "I want a Cadillac" … Continue reading Sunday Music: “Our Love Is Nothing But The Blues / Baby, How Blue Can You Get?