Despite many years portraying Eric Clapton as means to meet the ends, Stevens’ is on his way to ‘bucking’ the label.
‘Grass Wont Grow’ – Stevens’ new album, is an accumulation of years of practice and years of being on the road. Easy going riffs compliment easier going melodies as Cliff reaches into his soul to evoke feelings which most musicians can relate to.
Please listen below to my chat with Cliff Stevenson the eve of his album launch at Bistro a Jo JoJune 8th.
Dr. Trevor Payne is a Montreal institution. He may only be realizing it now.
Dr. Payne and his Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir have soared to heights not imagined by anyone. Considered to be one of the top choirsin the world, Trevor Payne is ending his tenure as their leader. Something which is causing great angst inside him.
Please listen below to my extensive interview with Dr. Payne as he opens up on many subjects.
The Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir is performing on July 2nd as part of The Montreal International Jazz Festival
Several short stints in several increments have survived since 1969. Starting with ‘The Court of The Crimson King’until their upcoming appearance on July 3rd in Montreal– this band is still cutting edge.
Please listen below to my chat with Gavin Harrison, one of three drummers within King Crimson. He talks about all of the above and why he thinks touring in a van may not be such a good idea for young bands.
Michael Kaeshammer has been here -done that. The Montreal Jazz Festival? Second nature for him …
Before setting out on an European tour and then China – Michael’s upcoming appearance at The Montreal International Jazz Festivalon July 6this just one of very few gigs this summer. Michael is taking the time to prepare for two upcoming albums to be partly recorded in New Orleans.Two discs Michael is currently writing material for.
Please listen below to my chat as Michael talks about all of the above and much, much more….
Steve Hill has opened for Buddy Guy a few times. Meeting him – an entirely different tale …
Steve will be opening up for Buddy once more on June 30thas part of Le Festival International de Jazz a Montreal. It is part of a triple bill including; Guy, Charlie Musslewhiteand Matt Andersen. A definitive Blues fans’ delight.
Please listen belowas Steve talks about Buddy’s influence on him and hear Hill’s thoughts on both Charlie and Matt Andersen. You can listen to some great tunes as well !