Category Archives: Interview

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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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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