NEW YORK (AP) — Roky Erickson, the blue-eyed, dark-haired Texan who headed the Austin-based 13th Floor Elevators, a pioneering psychedelic rock band in the 1960s that scored with "You're Gonna...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap is a bit of a studio geek, and he thinks a lot about music technology and recording equipment. So it makes sense that he spent a long time getting 13 other singers and bands into the studio to record duets with him for a new album, "Ronnie Milsap: The Duets," to be released Friday, just two days after his 76th birthday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Keyboard player Anthony Geraci, singer Shemekia Copeland, and guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss lead the nominations for the annual Blues Music Awards.
The awards are scheduled on May 9 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Geraci leads with six nominations, including song of the year, album of the year and band of the year with his group, Boston Blues All-Stars. Geraci also is a member of The Proven Ones, which received a contemporary blues album nomination.
Dec. 16: Actress Joyce Bulifant ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show") is 81. Actress Liv Ullman is 80. Journalist Lesley Stahl ("60 Minutes") is 77. Guitarist Tony Hicks of The Hollies is 73. Singer Benny Anderson of ABBA is 72. Actor Ben Cross is 71. Singer-guitarist Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top is 69. Actor Xander Berkeley ("The Walking Dead") is 63. Actress Alison LaPlaca ("The John Larroquette Show") is 59. Actor Sam Robards is 57. Actor Jon Tenney ("The Closer," ''Brooklyn South") is 57. Actor Benjamin...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — There is little question that the focal point of most rock 'n' roll bands — aside from the lead singer — is the lead guitarist.
But where do rock gods turn when they need professional help repairing and updating the tools of their craft? Some turn to Idaho Falls resident Eric Daw, the Post Register reports.
Various Artists, "Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James" (Sylvan Songs)
Elmore James has been dead 54 years, and the blues aren't doing too well either. This lively tribute album gives both a boost.
The fan base for the kind of music James performed may be shrinking, but the parade of talent on "Strange Angels" shows there's still a lot of love for the blues among contemporary musicians.