#57 July/August 2013

#57 July/August 2013
ON THE COVER: Stephen Stills & Joe Bonamassa. Stephen Stills By Eleanor Stills. Joe Bonamassa By Derek Meade. Composite By Elmore Magazine.


Timeless Music for TodayStephen Stills, Then and Now With a new retrospective box set that reaches all the way back to his teens and a new band that pushes blues-rock ever forward, Stephen Stills certainly knows how to carry on

Robert Randolph’s Sacred School This sacred steel legend doesn’t just want to teach the next generation, he wants to build the whole school

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa Blues guitar titan Joe Bonamassa wields his axe and carves a path for Beth Hart’s second chance


Letter from the broadcast booth: The Blues TodayLetter Brian Cady makes the case for evolution in the blues

Opening Act Snippets, fun, interviews, reviews. Go meet Elmore at shows and compare notes! What’s in your bag, Kenny Wayne Shepherd?

Kickin’ in Your Stall Can we have too many bands? Carl Gustafson steadies himself to answer

Boz Scaggs and Charles Bradley: Soulful MenInfluences Everyone has a soul, but Boz Scaggs and Charles Bradley have their soul in abundance

On The Record Iggy Pop returns, and he’s not alone, which is a good thing. Royalty returns with George Duke, the Del-Lords and Ronnie Earl, but a coup ensues when the Baptist Generals and the Black Italians use a Cold Satellite, a Tail Dragger and Steel Wheels to navigate the (Willie) Nile and confront them in Thompson Square

Re.Issues Emerson Lake & Palmer reissue their First Five albums, and the manticore rises once more. It’s a country rumble, with the outlaws (Merle) and the rockers (Jerry Lee) ready to brawl

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning The hard life, times and resurrection of Charles Bradley. A tale of unlikely, but deserved, success

What’d I Say Jim Hynes loves the ladies

The Good Seats Dennis McDonough takes us on a tour of the reborn Capitol Theatre, capital once again

Also Appearing Memphis music spills out onto the streets, specifically the Beale Street Music Festival. Dave Brubeck honored, the Rumour, the Dukes (and Duchesses), and the Wallflowers, among others

Collecting Blues rock is back in a big way. Arnie Goodman names its Top 13 bands, and their high points. Disagree? Email arnie@elmoremagazine.com

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