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Heaven: Conversations With Robert Francis, Nazareth's Dan McCafferty, The Mavericks' Paul Deakin and NRBQ's Terry Adams

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Robert, I interviewed you for your last two albums and felt that Before Nightfall, at the time of its release, was a brilliant album. And I'm hearing a lot of similarities between that one and Heaven.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 316

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Moondog, Billy Fury, Black Diamond Heavies, and more.

Conversations with Harry Connick Jr., TTB's Derek Trucks, and Carly Ritter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: Volume 233

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.22.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Brenda Holloway, Bombino, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Homer & Jethro and more.

Strangers in the First Place: Another Conversation With Robert Francis

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I was always obsessed with this idea when writing the album, just how, almost in like sort of an existential way, no matter what we do and where we go, when all is said and done, at the very end of it all, we go back to the way it was in the very, very beginning."

Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: Cyndi Lauper, Bear Hands

Monica Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Monica Klein

Robert Francis with Henry Wolf NPR called Robert Francis "A young man with an old soul," referring to his singing-songwriting. At just 19, his emoti...

HuffPost Review: Peter Frampton, Plus Conversations with Serena Ryder and Ryan Star, and more

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

At this point in his career, Peter Frampton could have tossed out a second instrumental album and won another Grammy. Thankfully, this time out, he played his heart in addition to his axe, creating what could be the best album of his career.

HuffPost Reviews: Slash, Madonna, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Plus A Conversation with Matt Hires, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Slash's first solo album shows continuity and expert songwriting despite all of the musical influences involved. But despite its being a solid release, the old school rock 'n' roll can sometimes get a little too reliable.

That "St. Judy's Comet" Kid: A Dinner Conversation With Harper Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Last year, harper Simon independently released an excellent solo debut that established him as one of the best new singer-songwriters in the genre.

Stop Making Sense With Jerry Harrison & Chris Frantz, Plus a Robert Francis Interview, John Mayer News, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year being the 25th anniversary of the release of the Talking Heads' concert classic Stop Making Sense, I spoke with Talking Heads Jerry Harrison and Chris Frantz on the cult favorite.

HuffPost Reviews: Twilight's New Moon, Kerouac's Big Sur, Cohen's Isle Of Wight, and more including This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Leading off with Death Cab For Cutie's infectious "Meet Me On The Equinox," New Moonmay be after your traditional teen market's pop dollars, but they're also attempting to tap into 20-something angst.

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.