Sometimes, a singer turns to a fellow performer for inspiration. And sometimes, the end result can be pretty harsh.
Bill Kirchen’s smokin’ guitar work on the 70s classic, “Hot Rod Lincoln” is his best-known. But 50 years on, it’s far from his only stellar performance.
Love power-pop along the lines of Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe? You’ll want to check out the juicy songs of the Kurt Baker Combo.
Nick Lowe has gone from being an angry, pub-crawling rocker to a pop music icon comfortable in his own (older) skin. How did he transition from those edgy ’70s and ’80s songs to his current jazzy ballads? What’s fostered this Indian summer in his career?