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Barbara Schultz

Contributing editor Barbara Schultz writes about music production, audio education and studio design. She's also the managing editor of Electronic Musician and Keyboard magazines. Twitter: https://twitter.com/babbyjoschultz LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=69291777&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Tajmo On The Road

TajMo is the collaborative release by blues artists Keb Mo and Taj Mahal, who will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his debut album next year. TajMo is also the touring name of their band, currently playing mainly festivals and theaters in the eastern U.S. Mix enjoyed the TajMo tour at a rare club date, at the UC Theatre (Berkeley, Calif.), a 1917 movie palace that was converted to a 1,400......

Deer Tick Times Two

When engineer/producer Adam Landry mentions that his friends in Deer Tick were strongly influenced by The Replacements, it’s like a key turning in a lock. The two bands share a similar combination of qualities: raw, clever, sardonic but sincere. And the deeper a listener digs, the more intricacies are found to the parts, the lyrics and the production as a whole. When choosing material for their......

Steve Earle’s So You Wanna Be An Outlaw

Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy go way back. Kennedy held the “guitar pickin’ party” in 1985 where Earle first heard guitarist Mike McAdam play. “There were about 100 people at that party, but Steve noticed Mike’s playing, and Mike became a member of Steve’s band for [20 years]. That was back in the day when songwriters just hung around each other,” Kennedy says. “It was......

Cool Spin: Chuck Berry Chuck (Dualtone)

When Berry passed away in March, he had Chuck in the can. We’re told that Berry had been work.ing on songwriting and tracks for Chuck in a personal studio, on and off since the 1980s, but efforts to release the album clearly ramped up more recently, as guest stars on the album include Gary Clark Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff and Tom Morello. Berry’s band comprises sidemen Robert Lohr (piano), Jimmy......

Moon Duo

Keyboardist Sanae Yamada and Guitarist Ripley Johnson are Moon Duo, electronic music collaborators whose latest collections, Occult Architecture Vol. I and Vol. II, are meant to trace a musical path through the seasons. By turns, brighter or darker textures are layered over a central groove, expressing the idea of a natural landscape, and the changing “architectural” facades created......

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