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LEZ ZEPPELIN: HAMMER OF THE GODDESSES

Four women harness the raw power and sensuality of one of the world’s greatest rock and roll bands, in only the way women can.  By Steve Houk OK, OK, I admit it. Even as a straight, my-hormones-raging-for-girls teenager back in the 70’s, I thought Robert Plant was hot. Maybe not in that direct wanna-bed-ya kinda […]

THE SIDLEYS: IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR

A musical couple takes a chance and adds their kids to the band, with exceptional results. By Steve Houk Annie and Steve Sidley had a choice. The two already accomplished DC-area musicians could have kept going the way they were going, doing well-received solo projects on their own and collaborating on each other’s records, all […]

BRUCE COCKBURN: REDISCOVERING HIS MUSE

After wondering if he’d ever write a song again, one of the most enduring and contemplative singer/songwriters of our time delivers more brilliant music. By Steve Houk Even the word “prolific” is an understatement for rare artists like Bruce Cockburn. The thoughtful, brilliant Canadian singer/songwriter just released his thirty-third record, Bone On Bone, another superb […]

SITTING AROUND SINGING SONGS

By Steve Houk The ultimate goal of any great musician is to be their own man — or woman as the case may be — meaning they mostly want to succeed at writing and singing their own songs, and crafting their own personal vibe.

JAKE CLEMONS’ INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

One kid’s dream of following in his uncle’s footsteps ends up going far beyond just fulfilling one dream.  By Steve Houk When saxophonist Clarence Clemons passed away on June 18, 2011, the Springsteen Nation stopped breathing for a moment. Not only was there a deeply palpable and profound feeling of grief, but there was also […]

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