Last week I enjoyed the rare pleasure of seeing Cody ChesnuTT in concert, at Asheville’s Grey Eagle. A few weeks ago, when the opportunity to interview him in advance of the Asheville date presented itself, I found myself unable to do the interview, owing to a schedule conflict. Luckily, my daughter Annelise (also a writer and occasional contributor to the blog, plus a fan of the man’s work) ably took the reins and conducted the interview herself. Her feature will run here soon.
So as not to step on Annelise’s work, I won’t post my thoughts on the show…beyond noting that it was amazing. What I will do, however, is share some photos from the evening. All photos by me and/or Audrey Hermon. Watch for the feature, coming soon to the Musoscribe blogzine.
With a background in marketing and advertising, Bill Kopp got his professional start writing for Trouser Press. After a stint as Editor-in-chief for a national music magazine, Bill launched Musoscribe in 2009, and has published new content every business day since then (and every single day since 2018). The 4000-plus interviews, essays, and reviews on Musoscribe reflect Bill's keen interest in American musical forms, most notably rock, jazz, and soul. His work features a special emphasis on reissues and vinyl. Bill's work also appears in many other outlets both online and in print. He regularly hosts lecture/discussions on artists and albums of historical importance (including monthly events Music to Your Ears and Music Movie Mondays), and is a frequent guest on music-focused radio programs and podcasts. In Spring 2023 he is co-teaching a history of Rock 'n' Roll at UNC Asheville's College for Seniors. He also researches and authors liner notes for album reissues -- more than 30 to date -- and co-produced a reissue of jazz legend Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's final album. His first book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018, and in paperback in 2019. His second book, Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave, was published in 2021 by HoZac Books. His third book, What's the Big Idea: 40 Great Concept Albums will be published in 2024. Read even more about him here.