It was the Christmas of 1997 and the time had come to put everything away. However, when I went to reach for my figurines in my my manger scene, I somehow broke my kneeling Wiseman in two. It would be easy to glue. I told my Dad about it, who was the best gluer that [...]
Archive for Category: "When the Music Dies…Legendary Losses Part I"
It’s a fine line that is walked between mourning and celebrating – and that’s what Pinetop’s friends are doing these days – walking that fine line. To say that this man was well loved is, most likely, an understatement. To say that he is a legend is, most likely, true. But in talking with Pinetop’s [...]
It came with great sadness this past year that the legendary rock and blues guitarist Gary Moore died in a hotel room in Spain on the Costa del Sol. Moore, 58, was originally from Belfast and has been a member of Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, and BBM with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. Until the early [...]
I have been watching the X Factor this season. During the programming, I was introduced to a song that I have been playing quite a bit. It isn’t a Blues song. But every time I hear it, I think of Willie. Every time I sing it, I feel that Willie is speaking through me. The [...]
Preserving the Blues One Story at a Time The blues…an American made product… was years in the making. It took decades to cultivate the many sounds that we know today. The blues players and singers of that era were a hearty breed who endured much to play their music and have it accepted as a [...]