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The Timeless Existence of Tony Bennett

In the past ten or so years, Tony Bennett has sold over ten million records. Yes, that Tony Bennett. And yes, ten million records. By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com Now considering this happened while he was in his...

The Mavericks: 30 Years In The Melting Pot

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com The first thing The Mavericks‘ co-founder and drummer Paul Deakin told me when we hooked up to discuss the band’s 30th anniversary of making music was that he and his band had just...

David Crosby’s Glorious Renaissance

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com These days, David Crosby is a pretty happy guy. No, I’m serious. And that’s a big deal, especially considering Crosby’s ornery reputation (I’ve never experienced it in our chats), his wild and...

A.J. Croce: His Own Man

By Steve Houk   livinonmusic.com   For singer/songwriter AJ Croce, being an up and coming musician and having the name Croce, in addition to looking just like his revered late father, well, that connection didn’t hurt...

Joan Osborne: Tangled Up In Dylan

By Steve Houk      livingonmusic.com It’s somewhat of a unique phenomenon, that moment when an artist with a voice from heaven like Joan Osborne chooses to roll an entire album of covers from a guy...

Jimmy Webb’s Songs For Eternity

By Steve Houk    livingonmusic.com In researching the astonishing songwriting career of the legendary Jimmy Webb, one image kept cascading through my mind. My parents. You see it was Lynn and John Houk who got...

Adrian Belew: Best Of Both Worlds

By Steve Houk  livingonmusic.com For a musical virtuoso and true groundbreaker like Adrian Belew, you’d think that sharing the studio and the stage throughout his illustrious career with legends like David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads,...