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Getting to Know Wendy Cahill

Getting to Know Wendy Cahill Wendy Cahill has a voice.  She’s got a voice that is captivating and beguiling. 

Getting to Know Wendy Cahill

Getting to Know Wendy Cahill Wendy Cahill has a voice.  She’s got a voice that is captivating and beguiling. 

Getting to Know Caitlin Canty

Getting to Know Caitlin Canty

Caitlin Canty is living the life of a troubadour and she’s loving every minute of it.  I’ve been following her career for a couple of years now and have been impressed by her songcraft and musicianship.  She’s got one foot in New England where her roots are and one foot wherever the next gig is. 

Caitlin Canty is one of 24 Emerging Artists chosen for this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.  The…

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Getting to Know The Levins

Getting to Know The Levins

Huey Lewis and the News have been known to sing about “The Power of Love” but it was “The Power of Music” that brought Julia and Ira Levin together.  Their collaboration is a mighty one and it sure feels like it was a union that was truly meant to be.  As they state in the interview below, they are committed to making the world a happier place through their music.  There’s no doubt that they are…

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Getting to Know Allie Farris

Getting to Know Allie Farris

Allie Farris has been and will be a very busy festival performer this year.  She’s hopping all over the country with appearances in Texas, Colorado and New York.  As one critic says, Allie’s vocals are a “tour de force” and her musicianship is something else. After studying jazz at Berklee for a short time, Allie headed to Nashville where she had made a comfortable home base for herself and has…

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Getting to Know Matt Nakoa

Getting to Know Matt Nakoa

There once was this kid named Matt Nakoa who grew up on a goat farm and went off to learn all he could at a prestigious music school in Boston.  While at the aforementioned college, he learned a lot about music but he also learned a lot about what it takes to live the life of a musician and play the kind of music that feels just right for him.  Apparently it’s working, Matt is this year’s Kerrvil…

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Getting to Know Zak Smith

Getting to Know Zak Smith

Zak Smith is from New Jersey and proud of it.  There’s an incredibly large musical legacy in that state and Zak works hard at maintaining his place within it. As one music critic pointed out “Zak Smith proves his worth with passionate vocals and concisely written songs from the gut.” What more could you ask for?  Not much. 

Zak Smith is one of 24 Emerging Artists chosen for this year’s Falcon…

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Getting to Know Russell Kaback

Getting to Know Russell Kaback

The great thing about music is that there are so many different influences and when you mix a bunch of them together, you get a totally new sound.  A little bit of soul vocals, a dash of jazzy instrumentation, a heap of reggae beats, and a sprinkling of folky lyrics combined together equals the music of Russell Kaback.  He’s got a unique sound going down, that’s for sure.

Russell Kaback is one of…

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Getting to Know Roy Schneider

Getting to Know Roy Schneider

Roy Schneider has presence.  It’s impossible to dismiss him when watching him on stage.  His music makes a powerful impact on the listener. As one music critic says “Roy Schneider fits in the same bag with such classic singer-songwriters as Guy Clark, John Prine, Steve Goodman and Townes van Zandt.” That’s some bag!  Add the keyboard and vocals contributed by Kim Mayfield (Roy’s wife) and you’ve…

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Getting to Know Avi Wisnia

Getting to Know Avi Wisnia

Avi Wisnia is eclectic and he revels in that fact.  He’s not your typical acoustic musician. When’s the last time you heard someone cover Lauryn Hill or Bjork, for instance? Avi takes his own unique view of the world and wraps creative chords around clever lyrics and out pop memorable songs. 

Learn some more about Avi by visiting his website.

Check out this creative video of Avi’s song “Rabbit…

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Tommy Ramone *** 1952 – 20014

Just received word that Tommy Ramone of The Ramones passed away yesterday. This is an interview that I did with Tommy in 2007.  

Tommy Ramone *** 1952 – 20014

Just received word that Tommy Ramone of The Ramones passed away yesterday. This is an interview that I did with Tommy in 2007.