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Thomas Kenny

Mix Editor Tom Kenny joined Mix in 1988 after receiving a masters' degree in journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington. He has written extensively for Mix through the years, developing the Sound for Picture section in 1991, followed years later by a book on the subject. He was named Editor in 2003.

Musician-Producer Greg Wells

When Greg Wells walks into his Rocket Carousel Studio, in a cinder-block structure on a non- descript street next to an auto mechanic off of downtown Culver City, Calif., he is always ready to record. Seated at the custom Undertone Audio console in front of his PMC monitoring system, he can turn left to peer into the Drum Room, with mics in place around his 1941 Slingerland Radio King......

Jackie Greene

Jackie Greene, a true American troubadour whom Bob Weir once dubbed the “cowboy poet,” kicked off his monthlong Sweetwater Spring Tour with, appropriately, a six-night residency at the famed Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, Calif., just north of San Francisco. Each night, Greene played one of his albums as the first set, followed by a set of covers and rarely heard originals. Mix caught......

Lettuce Brings The Funk

With more than 20 years on the road and in the studio, Lettuce brought their horn and rhythm-loaded seven-piece funk to the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif., in mid-March, plugging into the Meyer Sound house system and filling the stage with a groove-laced yet dynamic performance.Supported on this club and theater tour by Music Matters Productions and Underlying Themes Productions, the band......

Books, Books and Books

I’m a reader. I always have been. My mom has maintained all these years that one day, when I was around three-and-a-half years old, she looked across the dining room table and realized that I had taught myself to read. I was her sixth of what would become 12 children, and she read every day to me, so the story is a bit of an exaggeration. Still, at 4 I was attempting crossword puzzles and......

Living The Life Of An Outsider

Something is going on in Mobile, Alabama. You can feel it in the winter air, walking along Dauphin Street downtown, turning into the block-square, well-maintained, 19th-century parks, looking up at the second-story, wrought iron railings a la New Orleans, glancing left to the famed Saenger Theatre, then strolling by Soul Kitchen, Wentzell’s Oyster House and The Brickyard, where Ben Jernigan and......

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