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Seafoam Green : Interview - Interviews
Dublin born, Liverpool based musician Dave O’Grady of Seafoam Green speaks with Carl Bookstein about the debut album 'Topanga Mansion'.

Terry Dolan : Terry Dolan - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein examines San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Terry Dolan’s posthumously released self-titled 1972 debut album which features fine songwriting and a cast of brilliant musicians

Water Hill Music Fest : Ann Arbor, 1/5/2016 - Live Reviews
Carl Bookstein attends a unique one day local music festival, the Water Hill Music Fest, in Ann Arbor in which bands play their sets from their front gardens and porches

Breathless : Interview - Interviews
Lead singer Dominic Appleton of London-based quartet Breathless speaks with Carl Bookstein about music and the current re-release of their 1999 album 'Blue Moon'

Love : Reel to Real - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein reflects upon the re-release of Love’s previously largely unnoticed 1974 album 'Reel to Real' and singer songwriter Arthur Lee’s rewarding soul music approach

Breathless : Blue Moon - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein reflects on London based quartet Breathless' evocative, atmospheric and melancholy fifth album 'Blue Moon', which originally released in 1999, is about to be reissued

Jefferson Starship : Profile - Profiles
Carl Bookstein examines Jefferson Starship’s career including their work in the 2000s which yields mixed but sometimes compelling results on 'Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty' and 'Soiled Dove'

Rick Danko : Profile - Profiles
Carl Bookstein reflects on the career of The Band's bassist Rick Danko and looks at a new in-depth four disc all live collection of Danko's which expands from the 1970s across to the 1990s

Sunshine Music and Blues Festival : Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, Florida 18/1/2015 - Live Reviews
Carl Bookstein is impressed by the one-day Sunshine Music and Blues Festival in Boca Raton in Florida which this year saw sets among others from the Doors' Robbie Krieger, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Both and Los Lobos

Iron Butterfly : In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein examines psyschedelic Californian group Iron Butterfly's recently reissued 1968 second album, 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'

Mark Olson : Interview - Interviews
Carl Bookstein speaks to Mark Olson, the front-man with the Jayhawks about his new solo album, 'Good-bye Lizelle'

Galileo 7 : Interview - Interviews
Carl Bookstein speaks to former Prisoners and Solarflares bassist Allan Crockford about his psychedelic-influenced band Galileo 7 and their just released third album, 'False Memory Lane'

Gary Clark, Jr. : Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit, 9/7/2014 - Live Reviews
Carl Bookstein enjoys a night of blues rock showmanship from Austin, Texas-based guitarist Gary Clark Jr. at a sold out show at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit

Curtis Mayfield : Super Fly - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein examines soul giant Curtis Mayfield's soundtrack to 1972 film 'Super Fly', which has been re-released in a special two disc deluxe version

Pure Prairie League : Profile - Profiles
Carl Bookstein looks back on the career of Ohio-based country rock outfit Pure Prairie League, who have recently had several of their albums reissued on CD

Ten Songs that Made Me Love... : The Grateful Dead - Features
In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Carl Bookstein reflects on his favourite Grateful Dead songs

Sunshine Music and Blues Festival : Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, 18/1/2014 - Live Reviews
Carl Bookstein enjoys performances from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Galactic, Leon Russell, Hot Tuna, Tab Benoit and Stanley Clarke at the Sunshine Music and Blues Festival in Florida

Melvin Davis : The Shelter, Detroit, 20/12/2013 - Live Reviews
Carl Bookstein enjoys a rare performance from soul and blues veteran Melvin Davis at a gig at The Shelter in Detroit

Gregg Allman : Sound Board, Detroit, 23/10/2013 - Live Reviews
Carl Bookstein watches Allman Brothers Band and Southern Rock legend play an inspiring and intimate gig at the Sound Board in Detroit

Ben Taylor : Interview - Interviews
Much acclaimed American singer-songwriter Ben Taylor talks to Carl Bookstein about his fourth solo album, 'Listening'

Profile : The Band - Profiles
Carl Bookstein reflects on new five CD box set, 'Live at the Academy of Music 1971'

Matthew J. Tow : Interview - Interviews
Carl Bookstein talks to Australian singer-songwriter and Lovetones' front man Matthew J Tow about his debut solo album, 'The Way of Things'

Alabama Shakes : Royal Oak Music Theatre, Detroit, 19/6/2013 - Live Reviews
Carl Bookstein enjoys Alabama Shakes' powerful blend of roots rock and rhythm and blues at a gig at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Detroit

Dickey Betts Band : Pattern Disruptive - Favourite Album Reviews
Carl Bookstein examines American southern rock legend and Allman Brothers Band guitarist and songwriter Dickey Betts' group the Dickey Betts Band's recently re-released 1988 only album, 'Pattern Disruptive'

Futur Primitif : Interview - Interviews
Carl Bookstein talks to former Low Anthem guitarist Daniel Lefkowitz about his new duo Futur Primitif and their debut album, 'Machineteeth'

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