Singers Unsung: David Peel

Angry gravel voiced New York Jew who can’t sing writes brilliant, quirky songs about drugs and his half-insane mind.  David Peel: hero of the scene, landmark of the Lower East Side, insane runaway bum.  Writer of We Are From the…

Singers Unsung: Larry Willaims

Every wonder where classic white artists get all their best ideas?  Well grasshopper, I’ll tell you:  they steal from even more classic black artists.  Among these unappreciated culture-innovators is 50s R&B heartthrob Larry Williams (1935-1980):   He wrote Slow Down,…

Going Solo

  Does the modern music world favor solo artists over bands?  Isn’t a singing guitarist better off selling all his or her electric gear and just recording as cheaply as possible without a band? There’s no money to be made…