Interview - Great Peacock

Monday, March 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Image by Harrison Hudson Country music's going through a makeover. You'll now find more fiddles and steel pedal guitars on alternative rock stations than you will on traditional Country Western frequencies. And these former havens for bluegrass and real Southern roots have given way to pop princesses hankering for honky tonk. Don't look at Andrew Nelson of Nashville's Great Peacock to get all glossy. His band's name might suggest a certain kind of preening... READ MORE

Interview - Tom Shaper: Inventor of Jasperbridge

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 1:32 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Tom Shaper, inventor of the Jaspberbridge, performs in Redondo Beach, Calif., in July 2011. Photo by Melissa Bobbitt. As our world evolves, it becomes more imperative that we master numerous skills in order to survive. Specialization in only one sector will lead to extinction: in the workplace, in social areas and now in music. Hyphenates rule the future, and Tom Shaper's Jasperbridge percussion guitar is leading the revolution. Taking the notion of rhythm guitar to... READ MORE