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An Interview with Mark Chesnutt
It’s been more than a quarter century since “Too Cold at Home” introduced country music traditionalist Mark Chesnutt to the masses, and the many hits that have followed (including “Brother Jukebox,” “Bubba Shot the Jukebox,” and “Old Flames Have New Names”)...
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Every year, typically in the first few weeks of January, Buzz Cason trades his native Nashville residence and recording studio for a condominium in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The vacation retreat, beyond offering a tropical respite from the often harsh winter conditions back home, serves as a sanctuary of sorts. For Cason, 76, it’s a refuge from his most common distractions—the daily grind and obligations accrued from more than 50 years in the mu...
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In Memoriam: Merle Haggard - The Lost Interview
Merle Haggard never said he was immortal. Still, the country music icon, who died this week on his 79th birthday of complications from pneumonia, knew as well as anyone that his music would endure. He’d lived not only to see so many songs he’d written be ap...
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The Song is Everything: An Interview with Gene Watson
“To me,” Gene Watson says, “the songs are everything.”  For more than a half century, the country music legend has cultivated one of the most venerable catalogs in the business with such classics as “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” “This Dream’s On Me,” “Farewe...
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An Interview with Bobby Caldwell
Ever since “What You Won’t Do For Love” first catapulted him to stardom in 1978, Bobby Caldwell has cultivated a singular brand of sophisticated soul, culminating in more than a dozen studio albums that have as well embraced aspects of pop, jazz, and big ba...
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Album Review: Kris Kristofferson - The Cedar Creek Sessions
Back when Kris Kristofferson used to take the stage alongside his comrades in the Highwaymen, he was the relative young gun of the group, his stature overshadowed by the outlaw legends of Waylon and the Red Headed Stranger and the Man in Black. Sure, he’d w...
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Song of the Week: Haley Reinhart - "Better"
As American Idol veterans go, Season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart has proven among the most compelling. First, she established a retro-pop groove with her stellar 2012 debut LP, Listen Up! , as standout single “Free” demonstrated mightily. Next, Reinhart coll...
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Vulnerability is Powerful: An Interview with Kylie Odetta
Eighteen-year-old singer/songwriter Kylie Odetta emerges from the din of pop stardom to reveal a serious talent with her most recent EP, High Dreamer , having consciously pared down its production by complementing her vocals with discreet, often piano-based...
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An Interview with John Anderson
Country music maverick John Anderson anticipated changes in the industry long before they came to pass. Speaking recently with No Depression, the veteran singer/songwriter recalled, “I told people on different boards and different committees back 20 years a...
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Write on Music’s Favorite Songs of 2015
Even later than last year, it’s Write on Music ’s Favorite Songs (in alphabetical order) of 2015: The 1975 – “Love Me” : Clearly these brazen British upstarts were schooled at some point on '80s Duran Duran and INXS, not to mention David Bowie’s '70s plasti...
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Very happy to share my latest profile/interview with bassist Bruce Foxton of The Jam.
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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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