An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Robert Francis – HuffPost 11.5.09

Mike Ragogna: Your new album, Before Nightfall, seems to capture some of the same desperateness as Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness On The Edge Of Town because your characters’ lives and relationships are challenged by the times. Are all these adventures based on a certain relationship or a few different ones? Robert Francis: I think this record is pretty much […]

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Talking Heads Jerry Harrison & Chris Frantz – HuffPost 11.4.09

[Note: This was taken from my interviews with Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison regarding Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense video upgrade and release, and it is presented here to be inspirational.] Mike Ragogna: How would you rate Stop Making Sense with the rest of the Talking Heads catalog? Jerry Harrison: I would say that if no one […]

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Interviews with Talking Heads Jerry Harrison & Chris Frantz – HuffPost 11.4.09

Mike Ragogna: How do you feel about having a 25th anniversary Blu-ray edition of the movie? Chris Frantz: I’m very pleased to still be able to enjoy it! Who knew that the movie would have such a lasting impact, and I’m very pleased that we made it in the first place. Not only does it […]

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It Takes The Village: Interviews with Shelby Lynne, Rickie Lee Jones, Michael Timmins, John Oates, Amos Lee, Rachael Yamagata & Steve Berlin – HuffPost 10.30.09

It’s a little surprising that until now, no one has put together the definitive tribute album to folk’s fertile days in New York’s Greenwich Village. 429 Records’ new collection titled The Village–A Celebration Of The Music Of Greenwich Villagespotlights the historical significance of the neighborhood’s folk music scene with passionate contributions by thirteen artists including Rickie […]

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Train’s Jimmy Stafford, Scott Underwood & Pat Monahan – HuffPost 10.28.09

Mike Ragogna: In some ways, Save Me… sounds a lot like a return to your earlier work, was that intentional? Jimmy Stafford: That was kind of our goal. We took some time off between the last album and this one, and coming back into it, we felt like we wanted to win back our core fan base, […]

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