From Arena-Rock Fame to the Deep Blues

inArtist Storyon June 8, 2021

Harvey Dalton Arnold first gained the music world’s attention in a huge, arena-sized way: He was a member of The Outlaws, one of the giant wave of 1970s Southern rock bands that rose in the wake of the Allman Brothers and wound up charting big hits and filling giant venues all over the nation. Harvey’s […]

The Hamiltones Bring the Love

inArtist Storyon June 1, 2021

By Nick Loss-Eaton The Hamiltones have GRAMMY nominations on their shelves for performances with the great R&B singer Anthony Hamilton, but those shelves aren’t in LA or NYC or Nashville. Instead, J. Vito, Tony Lelo, and 2E reside in Morrisville, Greensboro, and Charlotte, North Carolina, respectively, not far from where each singer grew up. Like […]

By Nick Loss-Eaton The book was a graduation gift from a fan of my blues radio show on WVKR, the student radio station at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and it changed my life. “Music Makers: Portraits & Songs From the Roots of America” was filled with the black and white photography and stories […]

The Timelessness and Modernity of Amythst Kiah

inArtist Storyon May 18, 2021

By Gabi Mendick Chattanooga-born musician Amythyst Kiah is simultaneously rooted in tradition and steeped in modernity. She speaks more to the living history of American music than any other artist I know of. Her songs trace generations of culture passed down and sometimes passed over, and her voice poetically, anthemically reclaims every part of her […]

When James “Bubba” Norwood graduated from Lincoln High School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1961, he was already a drummer, but he didn’t think he was much of one.  Ike Turner thought differently and hired him to play drums for both the Ike & Tina Turner Revue and Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm. But […]

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