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Traveling in Time with Pat Travers

Pat Travers first came to fame in the late 1970s. After a string of solid but under-appreciated studio albums, the Toronto-born guitarist released Live! Go For What You Know, an audio document that captured the fire and passion of his live show. That pointedly-titled set brought him the higher profile he deserved, and with it

Sam Burchfield: Words Settle Into Meaning

Singer-songwriter Sam Burchfield grew up in the South Carolina foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. That regional and cultural background forms the foundation of his original music. He debuted on record with a 2014 EP, Where to Run, and followed that up with a 2020 album, Graveyard Flower, and his latest release – his best

Carrie Newcomer: “We can do this together.”

Singer, songwriter, musician, author, poet, educator, activist. Those are just some of the ways to describe Carrie Newcomer. With 20 solo albums to her credit – including her latest release Until Now – the Michigan-born artist engages in myriad creative endeavors. And they’re all in line with her deeply-held beliefs about the importance of human

Langhorne Slim and the Confluence of Things

As has been the case among the general population, creatives reacted to the lockdowns and isolation of the pandemic era in a variety of ways. Some found the lack of human contact and disconnection from life’s routines deeply frustrating. For others, the time away from familiar people and activities yielded an unexpected creative wellspring. The

Journey: To ‘Infinity’ and Beyond (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… Though Raised on Radio spawned hit singles, on the whole it was less well-received critically. In the wake of that disappointment, and in the face of changing popular tastes, Journey went on hiatus for nearly eight years. When the band regrouped, Perry was again its dominant force. The brief reunion included

Journey: To ‘Infinity’ and Beyond (Part 1 of 2)

“Bands evolve.” That was Neal Schon’s response to the opening question in our recent conversation. The question sought to explore the guitarist’s perspective on the career trajectory of Journey, the multi-platinum selling band that he co-founded in San Francisco in 1973. Journey is best-known for its decade-long commercial peak, a time when the group was

The Freeway Jubilee: Always in Motion

Launched in 2015, The Freeway Revival crafts original uptempo, soulful Southern rock for enthusiastic audiences. And the Asheville-based group builds on the proud tradition of soaring collectives like Delaney & Bonnie and Friends or – a more contemporary reference – Tedeschi Trucks Band. Bassist and songwriter Kenny Crowley spoke with Bold Life between gigs and

A ‘Songversation’ with Rissi Palmer

It’s a misrepresentation of history to consider country music the domain of white people. Many persons of color have helped to shape the American musical form, and their contributions have been important ones. Burnsville N.C. native Lesley Riddle, Charley Pride and Grammy Award winning artists Dom Flemons and Rhiannon Giddens are among Black artists who

More From My Chat with Graham Nash

I recently had the bucket-list experience of chatting with Graham Nash for a feature previewing one of his live dates. There were lots of interesting bits that didn’t find their way into that feature, and it would be a shame not to share them with my readers. So here they are. –bk NOTE: The original

Graham Nash: Back to ‘Beginners’

Graham Nash was already a celebrated singer, songwriter and musician when he appeared alongside David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Neil Young at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969. That was the supergroup’s second public show, but seven years before Nash co-founded The Hollies, one of England’s most successful pop groups. So by the time Nash