John Prine is dead. He died on April 7, due to complications from COVID-19. He was 73. This is an incredible loss for the music world and all those who look to his songs for comfort, consolation and wisdom, as well as an artistic ideal. He was a musical and lyrical genius, and his influence… Continue reading Ode to Music Legend John Prine, R.I.P.
If you love rock 'n' roll, you've got to read Robbie Robertson's "Testimony." The lead guitarist for The Band shows off his storytelling chops, giving one fascinating anecdote after another. Remember him talking in the interview sessions spliced into "The Last Waltz"? "Testimony" is a whole book like that. The paperback is about 500 pages,… Continue reading Book Review: Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’