Recorded a new interview w/The Stylistics; see slideshow and hear an ID

Recorded a nice follow-up interview with Airrion Love tonight. Great guy, and fun show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

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May Classic Interview Player issue: Johnny Winter video interview

Recently I got to speak with Johnny Winter, in a phone interview you may have heard on HPR… It’s also in the 2011 Interviews Player on the front page.

When he hit Honolulu, it was a huge thrill and honor to hang with him. We huddled for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime chat before he hit the stage. This reclusive, enormously important blues legend, guitar icon, symbol of rock and the enduring spirit of rebellion it should capture in it’s most primal and explosive form took time for what was a revealing, candid moment of talking story.  The image and often, sound, cultivated by this sorcerer of soulfulness is at the core of what rock is supposed to be, and I still am in awe to have this one to share.

There are also ten live videos, showcasing Johnny’s skill and talents through the years, plus a slideshow, relevant links, and background notes, all in this May issue of the Classic Interview Player.

Baring his soul for us in this new, full-length conversation recorded in April 2011 at Hawaiian Brian’s in Honolulu, I humbly offer you this intimate one-on-one moment, tucked away in the corner of the backstage area, with a hero of ages.

NEW INTERVIEW: GOO GOO DOLLS FRONTMAN JOHNNY RZEZNIK – ROCKING THE PRO BOWL TODAY!

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It was a privilege to spend time with the one and only Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls today in an incredible hotel rooftop suite at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, recording a fairly long interview — over twenty minutes. Listen for some on HPR tomorrow, and see him rock the Pro Bowl later today. It was a very special conversation with a down-to-earth, charming songwriter/performer/musician whose touched audiences around the world and across radio formats, transcending genres while genuinely impacting fans through meaningful lyrics and songs. Hear about it and more in this special chat I look forward to sharing!

 

NEW INTERVIEW: MICK FLEETWOOD

Mick joins a cast of celebrities like Tom Arnold, Cheech Marin, William Shatner and others for the Maui Celebrity Series December 30th concert in Lahaina.

Over the years living here, this call from the Valley Isle makes interview number six, equally divided between phoners and in-person. The first time was an April 2007 phoner to promote the Crater Festival 2007. He performed with the Island Rumours Band at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room in May for a media event connected to the crater thing, and we did a live phone interview, plus recorded a separate one that day. In September 2007, he performed at my five year anniversary concert and did another set of interviews on the phone and at the venue. This latest conversation talked up the show, explored his new position on the Maui Memorial Foundation Board, life in the islands, and more. Listen for it soon on HPR, and get an extended interview of it afterward on their site and here.

 

 

HEAR NEW INTERVIEW SAMPLERS WITH MICHAEL MCDONALD, DONAVON FRANKENREITER, SUBLIME AND ERIC JOHNSON

NEW FIVE-MINUTE INTERVIEW COMPOSITES POSTED ON THE 2010 INTERVIEWS PAGE

Hear some new interview samplers on the 2010 Interviews Page here in the blog. I’ve been attaching five minute samplers of each of this year’s artists, and have recently added new ones with Michael McDonald, Sublime’s Eric Wilson, friend-of-Jack Johnson Donavon Frankenreiter, Eric Johnson, Leo Kottke, Los Lobos and Little Feat.

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