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John Hiatt’s Incomparable Legacy of Words

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com The wonder and fascination of John Hiatt‘s seemingly endless supply of timeless songs is no secret to those who relish, revere and respect his songwriting and storytelling. And that’s a helluva...

The Intense Beauty of Allison Moorer’s ‘Blood’

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com For many people, words can take on several different meanings. For singer/songwriter Allison Moorer, the word “blood” does just that, and so much more. Yes, she wrote a beautiful song years...

Max Weinberg: Living The Dream

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com Picture this. It’s New Jersey in 1974. The turbulent 60’s are over, the 70’s are taking shape. A young, eager 23 year-old drummer from the burbs of Newark is wondering...

George Winston’s Life Of Perpetual Masterpieces

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com It always seems that just when you think George Winston can’t possibly make music that’s more beautiful and memorable than what he has already composed, well, he goes and one ups himself....

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...

REO Speedwagon’s Still-Incredible Journey

By Steve Houk  livingonmusic.com Their music was everywhere over a ten year stretch in the 70’s to mid 80’s. You really couldn’t flip on your favorite FM radio station and not hear something from...

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...