A few months ago, when I saw that blues guitarist J.B. Ritchie had passed away on November 23, 2021, I made a mental note to dig into his story. First I checked out a few tracks—his style straddled rock ’n’ roll and the blues, and he sure could play! I couldn’t find much at all […]
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Bondage and Hamburger, plus more new reviews and notable screenings
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Marty Grebb played in the Buckinghams during their late-60s peak—and that was just the beginning for him
Marty Grebb’s long career has included sessions with Bonnie Raitt and Leon Russell, a stint in the band Chicago, and soundtrack work for a Steven Seagal movie.
The Wrecking Crew reveals the faces behind the hits
A long-gestating documentary looks at the session players who created the west-coast sound.
FitzGerald’s 33rd annual American Music Festival
The American Music Festival’s best lineup in a decade features old standby Billy Joe Shaver and rising stars Zoe Muth and John Fullbright.