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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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For those who enjoy the harmonica in a jazz, swing, or blues setting, this is a great introduction to Charlie Musselwhite through these sixteen selections such as "Stingare…
The ‘Sixties folk boom brought a lot of surprises - while new performers grew famous, old figures (bluesmen, etc.) were "rediscovered" and returned to the stage. The bigges…
I have always enjoyed blues music, especially the early sounds that lay the groundwork for later musical innovations. As a former pianist, I still love the musical sounds o…
29.01.2011

Taj Mahal

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

With two Grammy awards and a further eight nominations to his name, multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal can truly be regarded as one of the best in blues. Indeed, ever since 1968, and the release of his self titled debut album, this legendary performer has exerted an influence that transcends genres. When recently he appeared at the Bandshell in Daytona Beach, for a performance at the American Music Festival, I was allowed exclusive backstage access to talk to him. He had just c …

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