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2005 Stories by Lee Zimmerman

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  • Shades of Blues

    published December 22, 2005

    Although he took his musical apprenticeship with the legendary Junior Wells, Albert Castiglia doesn't just cruise through the blues. A... More >>

  • Adrianne

    published December 8, 2005

    There's generally more than a hint of pretension linked to artists who choose to be known by a single moniker. Madonna, Prince, Nelly, Ludacris... More >>

  • Hirsute Heroes

    published October 13, 2005

    It bills itself simply as that "Little Ol' Band from Texas," but considering that its pedigree stretches back some 35 years, ZZ Top might... More >>

  • The Kids Are Alright

    published September 8, 2005

    All the media attention that's been heaped on pop-rockers Rilo Kiley since the release of their third album, 2004's More... More >>

  • Gotta Lovett

    published July 28, 2005

    Singer, songwriter, film actor, and big band leader (or, to trade on the name of one of his more steadfast ensembles, "Large Band" leader) Lyle... More >>

  • Birds of a Feather

    published June 2, 2005

    Frankly, it's hard to imagine a better bill than Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers paired with their special guests, the Black Crowes.... More >>

  • Greatest American Heroes

    published May 26, 2005

    Quick -- name some things that Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson have in common. Forget the fact that these old masters both tour... More >>

  • High Harmony

    published April 21, 2005

    John Denver may have crooned the classic ode to Rocky Mountain highs, but it's the Samples who currently exude those idyllic notions in... More >>

  • Funky Fraternity

    published March 31, 2005

    Nothing suggests the spirit of New Orleans like crawdads, Cajun cooking, the mayhem of Mardi Gras, and of course, the Neville Brothers Band.... More >>

  • Turning Over a New Leaf

    published March 17, 2005

    Ten years ago, the Album Leaf's main man, Jimmy LaValle, was part of San Diego hard-core noise demons the Locust. "I played... More >>

  • Cool Mountain

    published February 10, 2005

    Forget the fact that we reside at sea level and the beat of our streets has more to do with bongos than banjos. While the Yonder Mountain... More >>

  • Allman for All Seasons

    published February 10, 2005

    After enduring enough anguish to haunt several lifetimes -- the deaths of his brother and a band mate, battles with booze and drugs, and... More >>

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