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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.