Soul Serenade: Freddie Scott, “Are You Lonely For Me”

For my last column from New Jersey last week I chose to recognize my time there by featuring Madeline Bell, who is a native of Newark, the state’s largest city. Now that I’m back in Rhode Island it only seems fair to ...

Soul Serenade: Dr. John, “Right Place Wrong Time”

I’m not going to lie to you, I’m exhausted. Last weekend’s Newport Folk Festival was a whirlwind of great music, but the festival also requires a lot of moving around from stage to stage if you’re going to try to experience the ...

The Friday Five: May 3, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have ...

Soul Serenade: The Band (With Van Morrison), “Caravan”

35 years ago tomorrow, one of the most important events in the history of rock and roll took place at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. It was on that Thanksgiving night that Bill Graham presented the Band in what was ...

Versionality: “Into the Mystic”

Welcome to another edition of Versionality!

I had originally intented to make this a monthly feature, but, well, you know what they say about good intentions. So, this will more likely become a bi-monthly feature — or just a “when I ...