Posts tagged "Van Morrison"
Another Halloween Concert

Another Halloween Concert

45 years ago right about this time on this day which also was a Friday and also obviously Halloween, I found myself seated in the back seat of a rather large Oldsmobile departing the land of the Basement Tapes for the city of Boston. It was my first trip to Boston. I was on my...
Van Morrison Gets Political

Van Morrison Gets Political

For Van Morrison, first and foremost, it’s always been about the music, and finding that magic place inside the music that takes you someplace else, outside yourself to the nameless realm beyond.  What many see as an aloof taciturn stage presence that at times seems more eccentric the older he gets has always been about...
The Last Waltz Revisited

The Last Waltz Revisited

  When Robbie Robertson decided to disband The Band in 1976, it was time. Anyone who had seriously followed the group since their debut, Music From Big Pink eight years before knew it even if they didn’t want to see it happen. What was easily the tightest of any rock band to set foot on...
A Family Thing: Sara Lee Guthrie and Shana Morrison

A Family Thing: Sara Lee Guthrie and Shana Morrison

  Music can be a family thing. Throughout the history of popular music there have been all kinds of family groups, going all the way back and all the way up, from the Monroe Brothers and the Carter Family to the Beach Boys, the Kinks and Oasis. However, for some reason, once someone’s children get...
Down The Road And On The Tracks: Van Morrison and Steve Earle

Down The Road And On The Tracks: Van Morrison and Steve Earle

For about the past ten years, when not doing special project albums with other artists, Van Morrison seemed to be making the same album again and again. It seemed that one could almost write the generic Van Morrison song the way one could write the generic country song. Van has three types of songs: The...
Interview: John Lee Hooker, October 1977, at the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Interview: John Lee Hooker, October 1977, at the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA.

October 1977, at the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA.   John Lee Hooker was one of my all-time favorite blues singers. This interview was done between shows in the basement of the Main Point, a legendary music club in the Philly suburbs. This was my first time seeing Hooker, and luckily he was playing solo,...