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Bobby Purify back at top of his game

Published on April 12th, 2005 | by Gerry Galipault

When Bobby Purify was at his lowest low, Ray Charles was there to lift him up. Formerly half of the R&B duo James & Bobby Purify, the Pensacola, Fla., native went blind from glaucoma in 1998, [&hellip... Read More


Driving a Hard Bargain

Published on April 1st, 2005 | by Gerry Galipault

Even in the serene countryside of northern Denmark, four young friends managed to discover two things: 1960s-era rock … and the Hammond organ.They combined the two to create The Blue Van. Their debut TVT album, “The [&hellip... Read More


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Cooking up a Storm

Published on March 18th, 2005 | by Gerry Galipault

If John Butler hadn’t chosen a career in music, he would make a good chef. American-born and Australian-raised, Butler dishes up a spicy musical stew with his debut Lava/Atlantic album, “Sunrise Over Sea” (released on March [&hellip... Read More


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Getting off on the right foot

Published on March 4th, 2005 | by Gerry Galipault

Aside from supergroups, whose members have proven track records, few bands know what to expect their first time out. Kasabian, one of Britain’s hottest new groups, is no exception. “You never know, really,” lead guitarist-keyboardist Sergio [&hellip... Read More


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Back in the solo business

Published on February 18th, 2005 | by Gerry Galipault

Chris Stamey gave it the ol’ college try, doing his part to get out the vote for the 2004 presidential election. The horse he bet on in that race didn’t win, but Stamey’s conscience is clear. [&hellip... Read More


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Here’s to the rockers

Published on February 4th, 2005 | by Gerry Galipault

If Unwritten Law could put out an album every year, it would. Unfortunately, that’s almost physically impossible in today’s make-it-sound-perfect musical climate. “We started this album in January of last year,” guitarist Rob Brewer said recently [&hellip... Read More


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They’ve got it covered

Published on January 14th, 2005 | by Gerry Galipault

Petra Haden has maintained a friendship with Bill Frisell ever since the acclaimed guitarist introduced himself at one of her shows five years ago. Imagine her surprise when one day he asked over the phone, “Would [&hellip... Read More


All I want for Christmas is music and more music

Published on December 1st, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

Phil Tayler had plenty to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day – and he isn’t asking for much this Christmas. He figures he’s already way ahead of the game. Just a few years ago, Tayler unexpectedly [&hellip... Read More


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Cracking America

Published on November 12th, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

They’re huge in Britain, so huge they were named British Breakthrough Artist at the BRIT Awards and beat out Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas and Justin Timberlake for Best Pop Act. Up until now, America has [&hellip... Read More


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Long live The Zutons!

Published on October 22nd, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

Touring the United States for the first time, The Zutons quickly see a world of difference between their native Liverpool, England, and Anaheim, Calif., site of a recent tour stop. “People aren’t as miserable,” said singer-guitarist [&hellip... Read More

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