June 15-16, 2024 Before the Father’s Day weekend crowd filled in for Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival (curated by Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington and produced by the L.A. Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl), jazz lovers could step into the second annual Jazz Village Experience in the shaded and spacious Kagan Patio. The Jazz Village Experience […]

June 7, 2024 This post also appears in MusicFestNews.com. The pairing of Little Feat to open for the Tedeschi Trucks Band on their current “Deuces Wild” tour is pure musical manna. Both bands have adventurous guitar driven soul and blues foundations and are deeply etched into the roots music landscape. Both are musically fearless, and […]

Well, I haven’t mused and reflected here for some years, having my coverage for other sources do that for me. And while grateful to share my coverage again with No Depression, who continues to be incredibly supportive of music focused photojournalism, I wanted to go deeper with my coverage than their space allows, and so […]

  April 4, 2024 This post also appears in MusicFestNews.com Barely a third of the way into his 32-song, nearly three-and-a-half hour performance at the KIA Forum, Bruce Springsteen attempted to unfurl a rather unusual song request. The song, “Jole Blon” (French for “pretty blond”) goes back almost a century, and the Boss has never […]

February 2, 2024   This post also appears in MusicFestNews. Consider my Third Mind officially blown. While I’ve covered Dave Alvin for many, many years, when the first Third Mind album dropped in 2020, it was a revelation. Those six tracks were a deep dive into untethered musical spaces I sure as hell didn’t see […]

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