Source: New Hampshire Public Radio
Cowboy Jack Clement, who died in 2013 at age 82, was a prolific producer, songwriter, arranger, and talent scout. He brought Jerry Lee Lewis to Sun Records, helped nurture the career of one of the few black country stars, Charley Pride, and worked on important albums for artists as various as Waylon Jennings and U2.Jack Clement only made ...
Full article at: New Hampshire Public Radio
Jul 15 2014, 2:03pm CDT
Source: The Washingtonian
Within two weeks of knowing each other, Jennice Marie Walter and John William Countryman knew they were meant to be. “I remember meeting her and thinking, who is the vivacious Southern blonde?” says John, who stars as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Broadway production Millio ...
Full article at: The Washingtonian
Jul 14 2014, 3:44pm CDT
Source: The 9513
Soul singer Bobby Womack passed away on Friday. He was 70 years old.
On October 28, Jerry Lee Lewis will release Rock & Roll Time. Here’s the title track. The biography Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, penned by Pulitzer-winning writer Rick Bragg, will be released on the same date.
Developer Tim Reynolds, whose company may buy the building housing RCA’s legendary Studio A, tells The Nashville Scene that “if Bravo Development consum ...
Full article at: The 9513
Jun 30 2014, 9:37am CDT
Source: The A.V. Club
Songwriter Gerry Goffin has died at the age of 75. Goffin was one of the most successful lyricists who labored in the Brill Building, whose name became shorthand for a whole approach to pop music that held sway in the early ’60s, defining the state of rock at a time when the music’s founding stars were dead (Buddy Holly), in the Army (Elvis Presley), or sidelined by scandal and legal problems ...
Full article at: The A.V. Club
Jun 20 2014, 12:19pm CDT
Source: American Songwriter
Artist: Oakland, California-based singer-songwriter Otis Gibbs
Song: “Ghosts of our Fathers,” from Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth, out August 19
Fun Fact: British rocker Brilly Bragg recently listed Gibb’s song ‘The People’s Day” among the “Top Five Songs with Something To Say” in a Wall Street Journal article.
Songwriter Says: “My Dad rode a Harley Davidson chopper, listened to Jerry Lee Lewis and took absolutely no shit from anyone. Every friend I’ve ...
Full article at: American Songwriter
Jun 12 2014, 8:00am CDT
Find me in the basement of the CMG mansion, where they keep the dreamers, the crackpots, the loose cannons. The believers. I prop my feet up on my desk, worn soles finding space between old coffee cups and scattered Illuminati-truther pamphlets. Maura knocks and walks in without waiting for me to answer—her pantsuit is charcoal or navy, but either way it’s a new haircut for a new season, and I wave my partner in from the cocoon of my enormous Jos. A. Bank suit. As alw ...
Full article at: cokemachineglow
Jun 6 2014, 12:23pm CDT