Although it seems that Paul Simon has been on the road frequently over the last few years, his latest tour seems much more date-packed as he heralds his latest and one of the best albums of his career, So Beautiful Or So What.
Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me is the story of Brad Paisley's life with strings attached, and a very open and personal love letter to the guitar from one of its finest practioners today.
"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."
John Hiatt's new album Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns kicks off with a pretty universally themed song, "Damn This Town." It's true, no matter what town you grow up in, every kid can't wait to get out of it.
"We've had a love affair for like forty years, Keith [Richards] and I. I told him that it was too bad that I didn't marry him because that would have worked out better for me. Our kids would have had amazing hair, you know?"