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Saffire Still Shines in a Man’s Blues World PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Wednesday, 04 July 2001 18:00
Gaye Adegbalola doesn’t want it getting out that if it hadn’t been for the departure of her high-school music teacher, “I probably would have gone into classical music.” But fortunately for us, Adegbalola withdrew from music when her mentor left, taking science classes instead of playing her flute.

 
Bluesfest Lands on Solid Ground PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Wednesday, 04 July 2001 18:00
For far too long, the 2001 edition of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society Bluesfest was a topnotch lineup in search of a venue. It was late last week that festival organizers finalized details on where more than 30 performers would play this weekend.

 
After Four Decades, The Holmes Brothers Get Their Due PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Wednesday, 04 July 2001 18:00
It’s a grand understatement when Wendell Holmes says of himself and his sibling Sherman, “We have a great rapport and a great bond that a lot of brothers don’t have.” The two brothers have been performing as a team for 45 years, which is pretty amazing when you consider that Sherman is a mere 61 and Wendell a spry 57.

 
Can Monster Magnet Save Rock? PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Wednesday, 06 June 2001 18:00
Dismiss Monster Magnet at your peril. It’s certainly not difficult, but it’s unwise. The band might be all that rock and roll has left. The five-piece New Jersey outfit has taken the Black Sabbath/Led Zeppelin torch that Soundgarden carried in the early 1990s and stripped the 1970s-style heavy metal of its grungier self-loathing and self-importance of the past decade.

 
Jazz Festival Mounts Strong Field PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 15 May 2001 18:00
Probably the smartest thing the organizers of the Eighth Annual Quad Cities Jazz Fest can do is leave Jim Widner to his own devices. Widner, the musical director of the festival and leader of the St.

 
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