Folks who came out to May 27’s Robert Randolph and the Family Band performance at Throne Theater likely noticed some changes. Randolph played on a newly resurfaced stage; new risers were installed to improve line-of-sight from the balcony; new sound systems and equipment were among the renovations new owner Dr. Damian Brezinski has implemented in recent weeks. “We’re getting to new bathrooms,” Brezinski quips of … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Published in encore magazine, May 17, 2017 Robert Randolph and the Family Band just released their fifth studio album, “Got Soul,” in February 2017. During a recent phone interview with encore, Randolph admitted the record was just as fun to make as it is to listen to. When it comes to recording, he has it down to a simple science: “When everybody starts smiling and … Continue reading Be The Change
Published in encore magazine, July 20, 2016 “Someone will bring the bare bones of a song and try not to be too attached to anything,” The Fritz’s Jamie Hendrickson (guitar, backup vocals) describes of their songwriting process. “They just throw it into the machine of the band and that usually ends up with us all coming up with really cool things that none of us … Continue reading FEEDING THE BEAST
Published in encore magazine, July 12, 2016 “Goonies never say die!” Anyone who can pinpoint that quote should freely read on. All others should go rent, download, stream—whatever the kids do these days—“The Goonies” and come back later. We all playfully make fun of the ‘80s: the hair, the clothes, the music, the movies (save for “The Goonies” because it’s awesome). But truth be told, … Continue reading MUSICALLY ADVENTUROUS
Published in encore magazine, April 2016 “Every festival has a personality and it’s interesting to see what that is,” Dave Rawlings says over the phone. We’re talking about various festivals across the country, one of them being MerleFest, which takes place April 28-May 1 in Wilkesboro, NC. “We definitely cut our teeth on MerleFest, and we came up there in a lot of ways,” he … Continue reading UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM