A Tale of Two Bands: Steely Dan’s “The Royal Scam”
The “sound” of Steely Dan is one that we think we know well. But in their early career, it was evolving. “The Royal Scam” was the bridge.
Grappling with Ghosts: The Rise and Fall of The Band
The Band is known as one of the most complicated groups in rock history. They were only around for about a decade but left quite a mark.
The Underestimation of Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills has been a fixture for decades. But his position as a member of CSNY has overshadowed much of his other work.
More Than the Myth: The Craft of Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt influenced artists like Willie Nelson. His rocky backstory tends to overshadow his exceptional skills. Let’s change that.
When Frank Zappa Shared the Stage with John Lennon
Frank Zappa and John Lennon were both iconoclasts. But when they opted to work together, the results were…less than optimal.