"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."
Love is not a feeling. Attraction is a feeling. Love is a choice.
They have been a band longer than they haven't. They have survived the changing trends in music for nearly six decades. They withstood various line-up changes, and even the death of a band member. Yet, like a fine wine, The Rolling Stones have gotten better with age.
For about two years, I was hoping that Matt Hires' album Take Us To The Start was going to follow a similar trajectory as John Mayer's Room For Squares, steadily building a story then finally breaking after good word of mouth, reviews and critics' endorsements.
John Jeter's memoir, Rockin' A Hard Place: Flats, Sharps And Other Notes From A Misfit Music Club Owner, is an absorbing tale of how to start a business and fail, and win, and succeed, and fail and win again.
Internet pornography is the junk food of sex and love addiction.
I know a lot about my father. Not because he lay next to me and told me stories before I went to bed, or took long walks with me and imparted wisdom and told me how much he loved me. He didn't do those things.
John, are you shocked that a singer/songwriter might have actually written a song based on their life? Are you seriously surprised by this? You can't expect every former lover to pen love ballads in your honor.
What sets Born and Raised apart from Mayer's other works is that he's finally humble to his talent. In this record, Mayer has receded to making music simply because it makes him happy.
Here Fred Greene goes into Martin's new John Mayer Signature Guitar and explains what it is that separates it from all others.
Man, it was 25 years ago. The Grammy-winning album Graceland -- following what was arguably Paul's best album to that point, Hearts And Bones -- helped change the rules of pop music and politics.
This is another great year for Tony Bennett as far as Grammy nominations go, and it's also been 50 years since he won his first Grammy for "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." Time flies.
Never mind it's based entirely on fantasy. But the pleasure of anticipation must outweigh the disappointment of reality, or else we wouldn't keep doing it, right?
Breast cancer awareness month may have come and almost gone, but there's good reason every season to stay aware and take good care, especially 'round meal-time, says Chef Chuck White, Sheryl Crow's private chef and co-author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook,"If It Makes You Healthy."
This week we review albums by Albert Collins, Thom Yorke, Sam Brown, Elvin Bishop, and more.