Fusion has been on the brain. Following our review on Florida's sushi-Thai, Sara Dickerman addresses the up-down of our relationship with fusion in Slate last week in Fusion Reaction: How America fell in love, then out of love, then in love all over again with Asian influenced cuisine. She wrot ... More >>
Considered one of the godfathers of British Blues -- a distinction he shares with late Alexis Korner -- vocalist and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall gave a jumpstart to that particular idiom well before it took hold with the masses in the latter part of the '60s through bands like Fleetwood Mac ... More >>
"They call me Dr. John, known as the Night Tripper." With that guttural growl, the once and future Mac Rebennack assumed the persona that would continue to define his guise going forward. One of New Orleans true originals and a musician who helped further the Crescent City sound, he was born in t ... More >>
Anyone who's ever been in a recording studio knows the value of a tasty take-out meal to stoke the creative fires. And along with, wine, women, and song, it never hurts to have a big turkey leg to gnaw on.Almost every genre has an ode to food. Maybe not classical. String Cheese Symphonies are still ... More >>
The term "road warrior" gets tossed around in the music industry more often than is necessary. There's easily a dozen touring musicians who are touted as the "hardest working" this or that, but guitarist Derek Trucks is one that's probably most deserving of the title.
The fact is, at 29, Trucks has ... More >>