Author: Rich Monetti

Katherine Spina got her start as a musician when she auditioned for the third-grade talent show. “I remember everybody being very quiet when I sang, and the teacher said, ‘nice job Katherine. You will be on the show.’” But the actual impetus obviously came as the accolades were expressed more publicly to her rendition of A […]

Visionary in more ways than just Music Twenty years ago before Facebook and Twitter drew us all closer together (or further apart), David Bowie sat down with Jeremy Paxman of the BBC to discuss the future we know now. He recounted Rock ‘n’ Roll, rebellion and how the internet would not only change music, but clue us […]

Emilio Castillo Discusses the Band’s long History Photo credit: Daniel Augustine Tower of Power first grooved into what they called, the Oakland Zone in the late 60’s. Meaning everything was clicking onstage in a San Francisco scene that was the place to be in the world, according to band leader Emilio Castillo. Up to the challenge among the […]

NYC Jazz Singer Stays Positive in Wake of World Crisis A couple of weeks ago, Kristina Koller and her NYC jazz band were in Florida and feeling pretty good about the tour they just did. Getting on the plane, the group was aware of the virus and weren’t that concerned. Of course, everything changed overnight, and she’s […]

The Last Remaining Member of the Iconic Band The Marshall Tucker Band first got together in the early 70s—absent of anyone actually named Marshall Tucker. The impetus for a name occurred when original members Tommy Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle, and Jerry Eubanks were rehearsing at an old warehouse in South Carolina. Not so much […]

A Look Back at a Long and Successful Career Photo credit: Phil Konstantin Bobby Caldwell officially arrived in 1978 with his enduring hit, What You won’t Do for Love. Covered by almost a hundred artists since, his style derives across genres that stretch from R&B and Smooth Jazz to Big Band and Motown. He first picked up a guitar at […]

Jim McCarty Blazes the way for Led Zeppelin Any mention of the Yardbirds almost immediately turns the conversation to the band’s three trailblazing classic rock guitarists – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Often lost in those five decades’ old riffs, the founder and composer of all those songs must feel somewhat slighted in […]

The Old Guard versus the New The undeniable link Japan has held with Reggae for the last several decades may seem quite unlikely to those of us who haven’t noticed. So trying to figure out how the lineage actually emerged probably requires a full subscription to the musical version of On the contrary, a simple search […]

Blues Legend Discusses His Long Career I had the great thrill of interviewing John Mayall in 2013. Here’s a look back before an appearance at BB Kings… John Mayall was born in Manchester, England in 1933. His introduction to music came in the form of his father’s jazz and blues collection. However, it was really Boogie Woogie […]

1960s Classic Rock Icon is Grateful for his Long 15 Minutes As musicians themselves, the parents of Classic Rock Icon Gary Puckett made sure their children grew up in a home where music was often played and listened to. His dad played the sax and sang in Barbershop Quartets, and his mom was an accomplished […]

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