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Robert Cray on Speaking from the Heart

Robert Cray’s voice betrays a sense of electrified giddiness as he talks about recording with Hi Rhythm, the house band from famed Memphis label Hi Records that joined him on his latest project, Robert Cray…

Aaron Neville: Sharing Edifying Messages in a Dark Time

Originally published with The Bluegrass Situation on August 3, 2016. If musical styles were counted as lifetimes, then Aaron Neville has lived several. Known for his almost instantly recognizable falsetto, Neville has sung in…

Counsel of Elders: William Bell on Learning Your Craft

Originally published with The Bluegrass Situation on July 29, 2016. When William Bell speaks, he peppers his sentences with laughs — big, boisterous sounds of joy that burst forth from his being. He is…

Judy Collins: Singing Through the Memories

Originally published with The Bluegrass Situation on July 6, 2016. Judy Collins has a gift for determining what songs to record. Call it gut instinct, call it intuition, call it what you will, because…

Counsel of Elders: Tony Joe White on Playing from the Heart

Originally published with The Bluegrass Situation on June 29, 2016. Tony Joe White’s protracted Southern drawl crackles across the telephone line. Underneath his deep, husky tone, the phone hums with a slight buzz thanks…

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Residing Within the Questions

Originally published with The Bluegrass Situation on May 4, 2016. It’s been said with age comes wisdom, but for Mary Chapin Carpenter, it’s more likely to deliver questions. Where wisdom does arise for the…