October 18, 2023 Those who know me, know there are a few particular bands for which I have deep loyalty. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, aka “JRAD”, is at a high elevation on that list. I may have been a little late to this party some years back, but with every show I’ve been to since, […]

October 13, 2023 The Bluegrass Situation recently tapped Jim Brock Photography for coverage of the first annual Los Angeles Folk Festival. Held at The Ford Amphitheatre, one of the gem venues of the city, Sunday featured the guitars and voices of Willie Watson, Haley Heynderickx, those irrepressible Kids and Waxahatchee. Throw in a few tunes […]

This post also appears in MusicFestNews.com July 14, 2023 It’s good to remind ourselves we live in a world where Neil Young thrives. At 77 it’s not a matter of raging into that good night, he’s never gone quietly and never will, though despite the volume, he always finds the eye of the hurricane.  This […]

May 17, 2023 I’m still drying out from the seven days of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in at least a few ways.  The 2023 edition really is best described as everything, everywhere, all at once for those who live for live music. The sheer breadth of the experience covering the best of […]

March 3, 2023 A retrospective of Jim Brock Photography will be on display at The Olympia Club, in Santa Monica through the month of March. The exhibit will cover Jim’s love of jazz and blues, roots and Americana, legacy music festivals including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Newport Folk Festival and the […]

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