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It seemed almost pre-destined that Reading, PA would eventually get a blues festival. The Berks Arts Council has presented the very successful Berks Jazz Fest for the past 27 years, … Read more

John McLaughlin

Like the joy and fast-paced enthusiasm conveyed on his classic tune “The Noonward Race,” guitar legend John McLaughlin is fully energized by several musical happenings on the horizon. There’s his … Read more

Robert Plant, on music

Elmore writer Iain Patience visited his native England, and found himself sitting down with a neighbor, Robert Plant. There are stars, superstars and even megastars. Then there is Robert Plant, a guy … Read more

Goodbye…Tom Petty (1950 – 2017)

“It’s alright if you love me, it’s alright if you don’t…” Though this lyric from one of Thomas Earl Petty’s early singles with the Heartbreakers (“Breakdown”) reeks of assured indifference, … Read more

Premiere: Jason Heath And The Greedy Souls

Available October 13, But There’s Nowhere To Go, the newest album from Jason Heath And The Greedy Souls, sounds a cry from the depths of the American Dream. Time, neglect, and corruption … Read more

Max Gomez: Full plate, forks a-plenty

Max Gomez learned to sing listening to Johnny Cash, and as a teenager adopted Big Bill Broonzy as his blues master. In his hometown of Taos, New Mexico—situated between Colorado … Read more

Paul Thorn, the hammer, nailing it down

Photos by Gene Lazo   Elmore had an interesting conversation with the peripatetic Paul Thorn, whom we last saw at a traditional concert venue, and again at sea. Currently, Thorn … Read more