Tagged: Steve Houk

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...

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...

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...