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Soul Inspiration: An Interview with David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears
By the time he joined Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1968, David Clayton-Thomas was already a seasoned disciple of the blues, R&B, and soul — music that not only resonated with him as art forms to appreciate but ones which he could sing well and with conviction. “...
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Interview: Singer/Songwriter Miel de Botton Realizes Enduring Musical Ambition and Passion on 'Magnetic' Debut
“I’m still kind of pinching myself,” says Miel de Botton on the line from her home in London, keen to discuss her forthcoming debut, Magnetic , whilst offering insights to circumstances that both instigated and hindered its making.  Indeed the Swiss-born ph...
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Review: Bob Dylan - Shadows in the Night
Perhaps it’s ironic that Bob Dylan, who revolutionized the craft of popular songwriting in the Sixties onward and thus delineated it from that of the standards so prevalent in prior generations, should on Shadows in the Night (Columbia Records), engage the ...
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Interview: Veteran Bassist Nathan East Celebrates Solo Success with Old Friends, New Documentary
If all you knew about Nathan East was on which albums he’s played, or with which legends he’s performed in concert, you’d fail to appreciate the humanity that accompanies his talent and makes him one of the most respected and sought-after musicians in the w...
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DVD/2CD Review: The Rolling Stones - From The Vault: L.A. Forum (Live in 1975)
As recording artists the Rolling Stones by 1975 were, depending on your perspective, either trudging through a provisional rut or growing accustomed to the status of a legacy act. Their magnum opus, Exile on Main Street , was ensconced three years in the pa...
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Album Review: The Jeff Healey Band - Live at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 1993
While he’s most widely known for his 1988 cover of John Hiatt’s classic, “Angel Eyes,” Jeff Healey possessed a talent that was at once eclectic and expansive. Indeed almost seven years after the blind musician’s death at 41, it’s unlikely that even Healey’s...
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Write on Music's Favorite Songs of 2014
Better late than never, here are Write on Music ’s favorite songs from last year (in alphabetical order): Amy Lavere – “Last Rock ‘N’ Roll Boy to Dance” : Inspired by her own adolescent exploits on the lam, this Memphis singer/songwriter and upright bassist...
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Freelance Music Journalist \\ Publisher of Write On Music (www.writeonmusic.com)
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  • Write On Music
    Publisher/Journalist, 2007 - present
  • Blogcritics.org
    Senior Music Editor, 2011 - 2012
  • Blogcritics.org
    Asst. Music Editor, 2008 - 2011
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Publisher of Write on Music (www.writeonmusic.com), freelance music journalist with editorial experience
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I am a freelance music journalist and the publisher of Write on Music

My writing has also been published by various outlets, including No Depression, AOL Spinner, The Seattle Post Intelligencer, and Blogcritics.org, where I was the Senior Music Editor (2011-2012) and Assistant Music Editor (2008-2011). 

I've interviewed and profiled such artists as Jakob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Lucinda Williams, Alan Parsons, Kate Nash, Neil Finn, Allen Toussaint, Susanna Hoffs, Daniel Lanois, Charli XCX, Christina Perri, Rod Argent, Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Katie Melua, Colin Blunstone (The Zombies), Buddy Guy, and many more.

I can be reached at boogie_street@hotmail.com
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  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg
    English (American and British Literature), 2007
  • St. Petersburg College
    Liberal Arts, 1998
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