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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

Green Day Comes Home

This year, the Oakland Athletics’ commercial campaign emphasizes that the team is “Rooted in Oakland.” It resonates because, in a city that usually takes a backseat to tonier San Francisco and has its share of urban problems, Oaklanders take extra pride in The Town’s notable assets: diverse population, lakeside parks, historic movie palaces, Green Collar Baseball, Raider Nation, Dub Nation… and......

Classic Tracks: Katrina & The Waves, "Walking On Sunshine"

A song is in select company when listeners know it from the drum intro. Hits such as “Superstition,” “Get Off of My Cloud” and “Wipeout” come to mind. In 1985 this month’s Classic Track, “Walking on Sunshine,” that smile set to music, joined those ranks.The band Katrina and the Waves evolved from an English group called The Waves, which included guitarist/songwriter Kimberley Rew and drummer......

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......

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