Tagged: Steve Houk

Squeeze at Kennedy Center: Squeezing Out Sparks

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com If I…if I…if I…didn’t know any better, I would have thought that the Squeeze concert held at the elegant Kennedy Center Concert Hall recently was taking place in 1981 or ’82, at...

Marc Cohn: It’s Called Respect

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com Respect. It’s not automatic, it’s not a given and it’s not just handed to you, especially in the music business. You have to earn it, often with a lot of...

Gary Puckett’s Will Power

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com For Gary Puckett, once he found the band he wanted, rock and roll success came at a fast and furious clip. After only a year of being together, he and the...

Rick Wakeman’s Wonderful Life

  By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com Just mentioning his name exudes the stuff of legend, often eliciting a subtle gasp of awe at the stunning spectrum of his almost 60 year musical career, and the...

Jake Shimabukuro’s Humble Rise To The Mahina

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com You’d think that the man who basically reinvented both the playing of and worldwide appreciation for the ukelele in the late 20th/early 21st century would be at least a little...

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...