Martin Barre: Taking Roads Less Travelled

Martin Barre: Taking Roads Less Travelled

BY DAVID DeROCCO  It’s a funny thing. You won’t find his name on the list of Top 100 Guitarists compiled by such supposedly learned rock mags as Rolling Stone, Spin or Kerrang!. Nor will you find it on similar lists assembled by musician trade mags like Guitar World...
Tower of Power: Horns’O Plenty 50 Years And Counting

Tower of Power: Horns’O Plenty 50 Years And Counting

As an aspiring 17 year old musician living in Oakland TOWER OF POWER founder Emilio Castillo had a rather modest dream for his career.   “When I started out in 1968 there was a band called The Spiders we used to go see that got a gig in Sacramento,” recalled Castillo,...
Rosanne Cash: A 40 Year Hall of Fame Career Continues

Rosanne Cash: A 40 Year Hall of Fame Career Continues

By David DeRocco  When it comes to describing music, there’s a funny thing about applying labels; they’re so very easy to defy. Take Rosanne Cash, for example, an artist many people would be quick to label a country artist. That would be a truly narrow definition of...
Jane Bunnett – Hot Latin Rhythms

Jane Bunnett – Hot Latin Rhythms

By David DeRocco What’s the best way to take the chill off a cold winter night in St. Catharines? Try some hot Latin rhythms administered by Jane Bunnett and company during her special performance at Brock University February 9th. Fans are intimately familiar with the...