Being a unique voice in music is extremely rare. How many players in rock music have truly brought a innovative sound to popular music? There have been only a dozen or so, and I submit to you, dear reader, that Tony Franklin brought the idiosyncrasies of fretless to rock music. Franklin introduced what a violin [...]
Many bands cover other artist's songs. Often the cover version goes on to be a bigger hit than the original. I Love Rock 'n' Roll was a number one hit for Joan Jett in 1981, but was originally written and released by The Arrows in 1975. Jimi Hendrix had an iconic performance with All Along [...]
"Youth is wasted on the young". The older I get the more sense this makes, so it is only natural that the C Wired story resonates with me. Having been an entrepreneur and business man, Wired has started several successful ventures. He has, by his own admission experienced not only lofty financial heights but the [...]
Guitar and Mandolin player Andy Wood is a breath of fresh air amongst the throng of guitar virtuosos that crowd the scene. Growing up a mandolin player, Andy was immersed in the bluegrass scene and mastered that before he became more aware of rock and fusion players. Wood quickly came to appreciate and love both [...]
Guitarist Mark Hitt of the legendary band Rat Race Choir joins me for a great conversation on all things music. Mark with Brian Johnson of AC/DC. Mark with Robin Zander of Cheap Trick.