My Most Embarrassing Gig

If you’re a performer, this has happened to you, usually early in your career, when you’re young, impressionable, nervous and usually stupid. Your embarrassing gig probably isn’t this bad, but I’ll bet you cringe (or laugh) whenever you remember it. It was April...

I Love House Concerts

I love house concerts. (I like playing festivals, blues clubs and sleazy bars, too, but this is different.) You almost never get heckled when you play in someone’s living room, or on their patio. If people are eating, it’s in a different room. There’s a lot less gear...
Blast from the KRG Past

Blast from the KRG Past

I had an extraordinary phone call a few nights ago (Nov. 22) from Spider John Koerner, a blues great from the 1960s to the near-present. He, Dave “Snaker” Ray and Tony “Little Sun” Glover (KRG) recorded Blues, Rags & Hollers for Electra and the rest is history. I...