From the Making Music archives, 2007 With so many projects on his plate, it’s a wonder that comedian, author, writer, actor, blogger, radio host, and voice talent Harry Shearer has any time to himself. But he makes sure he does, and when he wants to relax or share quality time with his wife, he picks […]
Rusted Root Brings Its Spontaneity to Syracuse
It’s not unusual for Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki to erupt into laughter mid-show. The outburst is likely the result of an unscripted performance by one of his bandmates.
Exclusive Q&A with Sugarland’s Kristian Bush on the Launch of Southern Gravity
Sugarland was far from Bush’s first success in the music industry, the veteran musician, songwriter, and producer has a long list of credits. He was half of the folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the ’90s and toured in support of Melissa Etheridge.
Artist Wilson Lopez Is Passionate About Music
Artist Wilson Lopez’s interest in music began when he was a young child. Born in Honduras, Wilson’s father was a renowned saxophone player for his country’s national air force. So, from birth, Wilson was surrounded by music.
Fishman: The Man behind Acoustic Instrument Amplification
I like to look at what we do as untying knots,” says Larry Fishman, founder and president of Fishman Transducers, Inc., the world leader in acoustic instrument amplification.
Dr. Jeffrey Levy: A Veterinarian with a Musical Side
Some of Jeffrey Levy’s patients have come from famous musical families, including cats owned by Mick Jagger, Judy Collins and Paula Cole; and dogs belonging to Marvin Hamlisch, Renee Fleming, and Lou Reed.
Growing up on R&B and “old school” country and western, Marty Shaughnessy, 43, lived in a household where the music never stopped. “My father constantly had the vinyl spinning,” says Shaughnessy, “and it was the backdrop for many of my childhood memories. It’s hard to think of a day without music.”
Raised an only child, Matthew Kenney of Edgewood, Kentucky, was tasked with finding ways to entertain himself. The baby grand piano in his parents’ sitting room was his first inspiration. He began piano lessons in the third grade, but bored with the formal training, he quit after six months. Instead, he played by ear, learning everything from commercial jingles to the pop songs on his mom’s favorite radio station.
Sabrina Duke: Always Makes Time for Music
“Singing and making music have been my passion since I can remember,” says Sabrina Duke, who says she grew up singing all the time to whoever would listen.