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    Ray Brooks: Workingman blues

    The music business isn’t always about limos, hotel suites, and private jets. That’s the exception, not the rule. Gold records on the wall? For the most part, that’s all...
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    Lonnie Mack

    Quotes “A pioneer in rock guitar soloing.” –Rolling Stone “Mack attacked the strings with fast, aggressive single-string phrasing and a seamless rhythm style that significantly raised the guitar virtuoso...
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    Prince…an artist above all else

      Another one, gone. Prince, who bent musical genres like a wind through the willows, died Thursday. He was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park studio...
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    James “Boogaloo” Bolden

    Many musicians have a treasure trove of stories about learning their craft on the road, where the tough gigs sharpen their skills and separate the pros from the pretenders....