Author Profile

Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher is the Managing Editor of Drum magazine. Matt worked as an Assistant Editor at Mix magazine from February 2006 (the April 2006 issue) through October 2016 (the November 2016 issue). While at Mix, Matt oversaw Mix's Live Sound and Current sections, as well as the weekly MixLine and MixLine Live e-newsletters, and provided general assistance for the entire print magazine and mixonline.com Website. Prior to joining Mix magazine in February 2006, Matt was on the editorial staffs of Electronic Musician, Onstage, Remix, Music Education Technology, Desktop Music Production Guide, Digital Piano Buyer's Guide, and Music & Computers magazines. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/American Studies from UCLA. He is also a part-time drummer in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a drummer he has worked with Calle 49, Z'Amico, Mondo Loko, The Grooveloz, Sarava Zamba, La Peña Cultural Center's Latin-Jazz Ensemble, Lau Paiva, Priscilla Rice, Sherie Julianne, and Blind Lemon Phillips, among others.

Joe Satriani

Guitarist extraordinaire Joe Satriani has followed up his 2015 release, Shockwave Supernova, his 15th solo album release since 1986, with a 30-year solo career retrospective tour in 2016. For his Surfing to Shockwave tour, Satriani assembled a powerful touring band comprising Mike Keneally, keyboards and guitar; Bryan Beller, bass; and Marco Minnemann, drums. The quartet lined up 48......

Vanessa Carlton

Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton began 2016 with an extension of her tour in support of her October 2015 album release, Liberman. Her latest studio work, produced by Steve Osborne and Adam Landry, is a contemplative collection of 10 songs—described by Carlton as “a calm record”—driven by her voice, storytelling lyrics, and lush, ethereal washes of synths, strings, effects, percussion and piano......

Los Cenzontles

For the 23rd album release since 1995 from California-based Mexican roots music band Los Cenzontles, the four core members—Eugene Rodriguez, Emiliano Rodriguez, Lucina Rodriguez, and Fabiola Trujillo—produced a collection of traditional rancheras and corridos whose title, Alma Campirana, translates approximately to “country soul.” ......

JD McPherson

Singer/songwriter/guitarist JD McPherson has been steadily building an enthusiastic new following with his own infectious take on North American rock and R&B of the 1950s, which he blends with his other influences, including The Clash, Led Zeppelin, The Pixies, and Wu-Tang Clan, among others. McPherson and his four band mates—Sutton, Jason Smay (drums), Ray Jacildo (piano/keyboard) and Doug......

Billy Gibbons

In November 2015, ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons released his debut solo album, Perfectamundo (Concord Records), a project inspired by his early studies in Afro-Cuban music. Perfectamundo blends Afro-Cuban influences into a mix of blues, rock and jazz. For the album and subsequent tour, which continues into February, Gibbons formed a band called the BFGs; the touring lineup comprises......

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