Category Archives: Interview

Patti Jo’s Country: Geren R. Kunkel, Idaho Eccentric

  Interesting people are always different from the mainstream. Geren R. Kunkel is a true Idaho eccentric: a brilliant artist who loves to create and play. He has a degree in engineering, performs on violin, guitar, ukulele and dulcimer, writes … Continue reading

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Better Buy More Purple Crayons! Feral House Adds Prince: The Coloring Book

On April 25th, Feral House Publications released “Prince: The Coloring Book.” This third book joins the already popular Bowie and Lemmy coloring books.  I took a stab at coloring Prince with crayons, colored pencils and markers. Having not colored since … Continue reading

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Johnny Echols of ‘Love Revisited’ Talks About The 60’s and His Musical Life

Johnny Echols knew from a young age that he loved music. When he was young, his parents, along with his childhood friend Arthur Lee’s parents, moved to Los Angeles where both kid’s parents were teachers. Shortly after that, a neighbor … Continue reading

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Budd Friedman’s New Book ‘The Improv’ Is The History of Stand-up Comedy

The history of stand-up comedy in the US would be a lot different without Budd Friedman. In his new book, The Improv, Budd, along with co-author Tripp Whetsell, tells about the evolution of stand-up, from the days of the Catskills … Continue reading

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Patti Jo’s Country: A Personal Story from a Great Songwriter, David Moss

Years ago I produced and hosted a TV Show called: PATTI JO ROTH’S SONGWRITERS’ SOUNDSTAGE. Artists from as far away as Australia were featured in an interview-style format. This was not about performance. It was about the Songs. Every song … Continue reading

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Jonathan Cilia-Faro Is Bringing His Music to U.S., Recording With Don Most

Even to the most rock/pop centric music fan, there is something about an operatic tenor’s voice that moves the spirit. Jonathan Cilia-Faro knows this well, going from a rough childhood to becoming one of the top selling artists in Europe … Continue reading

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Pamela Jean Plays the PNW, Blending Country and Rock And Original Songs

Pamela Jean loves singing and traveling. Her new tour, the Pedal to the Metal Tour, is bringing this talented singer/songwriter to Idaho and Washington, allowing audiences to see her perform not only some great covers, but also hear her wide … Continue reading

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Booker T Talks About Music, Motown, R&B, Rock, Cream And ‘Green Onions’

Green Onions is one of those songs that everyone knows. Some know it not by name but only by the distinctive beat that it carries, while many others know it as a classic R&B song from Booker T and the … Continue reading

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Kahootz Steak and Alehouse in Meridian Has Great Fresh Food; Wonderful Bar

Kahootz Steak and Alehouse in Meridian is one of those places that grows on you fast. It has everything going for it—good food and a good bar with an excellent choice of local and craft beers. It’s a friendly place … Continue reading

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Bill Bergman from Jack Mack and The Heart Attack: The Blues and The Eagles

  Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns  are one of the most popular and dynamic groups to come out of Los Angeles, bringing blues, soul and R&B with a reverence towards authenticity mixed with awesome energy. Bill Bergman, sax … Continue reading

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