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  • Five questions for Derek Trucks

    Five questions for Derek Trucks
    If you're a music fan of a certain age — say, perhaps, 41 — it may strike you as a bit disconcerting to listen to Derek Trucks talk about his kids. For there's a good chance that the first time you heard Trucks' name, he was an 11-year-old headlining act with an uncle in the Allman Brothers Band and an alarming talent for playing the blues. What the kid lacked in experience, he made up for in soul, favoring the slide-guitar style of his hero Duane Allman and none of the screaming, over-the-top theatrics typical of many young guitarists.
  • They're black and they're proud

    They're black and they're proud
    Photographer Gordon Parks' "Ethel Shariff in Chicago" depicts the daughter of religious activist Elijah Muhammad in a nun's habit, standing at the fore of rows of black women in the same attire. In Parks' "American Gothic," the late lensman who documented...

    The Black Crowes Play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester April 2-3

    The Black Crowes Play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester April 2-3
    The Black Crowes burst onto MTV in 1990 with their cover of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle" and then kept the momentum going with the ballad "She Talks to Angels," selling millions of copies of their debut studio album Shake Your Money Maker and proving...

    J.J. Grey & Mofro to showcase "This River" at House of Blues

    J.J. Grey & Mofro to showcase "This River" at House of Blues
    About 10 years or so ago, J.J. Grey and his band, Mofro, were a relatively private pleasure for music fans in the Sunshine State. Now, we pretty much have to share the Jacksonville band's swamp-rooted funk with the world, with folks at the New York...

    Sharon Jones: Five feet high and rising

    Sharon Jones: Five feet high and rising
    Sharon Jones has been told what she is not so many times, she can’t help but laugh. And laugh she does: a deep, joyful noise that, like an outboard motor, sputters to life, catches briefly and then expires with a series of snorts and snickers....