the yardbirds

The lights went down at the Rialto Theater, the universal signal that the show was about to start. Applause erupted, the audience was ready to go. Then a hush fell on the darkened stage as five shadowy figures darted…

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creative focus

Drawing by Jessica Abel

When you juggle day job and music (especially if you enjoy more than one music project), it's a challenge to keep things going. There's gigs to book and rehearsals (to power through after a…

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happy birthday, cyril!

Today's the birthday of a dear friend we lost way too soon, Cyril Barrett (also known as Larry). He is to this day one of my few models of total integrity as a person and an artist. He was…

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