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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...

Rufus Wainwright: Blessed By Life

by Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com “I just stepped out of the ocean to talk to you. I live…a blessed existence.” In many ways, Rufus Wainwright does live a blessed existence. He is a highly regarded and thoughtfully...

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...