We asked the readers of American Blues News, which band you wanted us to cover. It is by request that we share the interview of Byron Cage (drums) and Scot Sutherland (bass) of the Tommy Castro Band! Scot and Byron have been playing together, as a percussion section for Tommy’s band for two years. American Blues [...]
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Jack Casady has been around since the ’60′s, rising to fame as the bass player of Jefferson Airplane. Having spanned quite a career, Jack finds himself constantly being challenged as a musician. He speaks of his friend, Jorma Kaukonen, as they are the core to Hot Tuna. He speaks with such enthusiasm of their latest work, “Steady as [...]
I had the experience of being welcomed to the traveling home of the Johnny Winter band! I saw what life is like on the road with the guys. Upon entering their abode, Johnny was listening to some old time Blues. Female Blues at that! Acoustic. I experienced first hand why a band has to be [...]
Ed Friedland may not be a household name, but in the musical world of Austin, Texas and to the professionals passing through, he is well known. Ed Friedland is one of those strong and silent blues partners- a gentle unassuming master. He’s even known Online as the “Bass Whisperer,” (corny, but effective, to quote him). [...]
Cedric Burnside may not be the King of the Blues, or even considered Blues royalty. He does, however, have a pure blues pedigree. His grandfather was Robert Lee Burnside, better know as North Mississippi blues legend R.L. (Rural) Burnside. Cedric spent many years on the road drumming for the man he calls “Big Daddy” and [...]