Category Archives: Interview

Patti Jo’s Country: Susan M. Botich, Author of Novel and Song

Singer, songwriter, poet and published author Susan M. Botich works as a freelance writer for regional and national magazines and business and news publications.  From the time she was a young child, she always felt drawn to storytelling, with its … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Keith Ivan Schrenk, Cowboy Singer

It is 5:15 in the dark morning. Baking of the morning cornbread scents the air and removes the chill. It’s just the dog and I this morning.  I am considering “The American Dream”. I am in that dream and it … Continue reading

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Upcoming Toys For Tots Boise Fundraiser Will Rock ‘n Roll for A Good Cause

Local music groups Gerry and the Dreambenders and Jake Leg have teamed up for the 5th Annual Toys for Tots Fundraiser on Friday, December 8 at the Sapphire Room. Toys for Tots is the United States Marine Corp’s project to … Continue reading

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In Memory of John Fleck: Larry Tamblyn Talks About The Standells

Note: I’m republishing this interview I did in 2014 with Larry Tamblyn, one of the original founders of the Standells. John Fleck, one of the key members of the Standells for many years, has died of AML Leukemia this past … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: The Blanca Mora Quartet, Simply Siblime!

Finding the Blanca Mora Quartet was an unexpected thrill that awakened a sleeping passion. I LOVE this music. As a Singer, jazz standards written and produced by such Masters as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Johnny Mercer delight my soul. … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Front-Man, Corey James

“I don’t think there’s any better feeling than making someone genuinely feel something with your art.”  Corey James 2017 Mountain Home, Idaho has produced some really fine down-home authentic Country music. One source of that music is Corey James.  I … Continue reading

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Canned Heat’s Fito de la Parra Talks The Blues, Canned Heat and Woodstock

When Canned Heat’s Fito de la Parra started playing drums as a child, he had no idea where it would take him. He only knew that he loved playing. Ultimately, his musicianship brought him to Los Angeles, where he became … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Mia Edsall: Big Red Horse, a Gutsy Call

Every artist has a story: something that is the foundation of their art. When I saw a picture of Mia Edsall flying her Big Red Horse over a fence, I was amazed. How can anyone actually do that? On the … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: Idaho Love, Redneck Romance: Brook Faulk, Robert Houghton, Ron Watkins and Patti Jo Roth-Edwards

Idaho Love I discovered came in many forms. I originally began this article after enjoying a song by an Idaho Songwriter, Ron Watkins, called “Redneck Picnic“. I put out the call for love songs and got everything from a woman’s … Continue reading

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David Garfield Talks About His Music And Amazing Musicians He’s Played With

When David Garfield moved to Los Angeles in 1974, he wanted to make music his way. These days, he’s making a lot of music, with people like George Benson, Smokey Robinson, Boz Skaggs and many others. He has also had … Continue reading

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