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Author: Don Wilcock
Now into his second half century as the warrior music journalist, Don Wilcock began his career writing “Sounds from The World” in Vietnam, a weekly reader’s digest of pop music news for grunts in the field for the then largest official Army newspaper in the world, The Army Reporter. He’s edited BluesWax, FolkWax, The King Biscuit Times, Elmore Magazine, and also BluesPrint as founder of the Northeast Blues Society. Internationally, he’s written for The Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards program, Blues Matters and Blues World. He wrote the definitive Buddy Guy biography 'Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues,' and is currently writing copy for a coffee table book of watercolor paintings of blues artists by Clint Herring.
“If I wasn’t so old, I don’t know if I would continue to do this stuff,” says Carl Weathersby after an eight hour session at Chicago’s famous late-night blues club, Kingston Mines
The lead singer of The Animals talks “House of the Rising Sun”, an ‘erotic’ trip to the Vietnam Memorial, and his new blues album, which combines the urgency of youth with the creative sharpness of a seasoned juggernaut and the wisdom of a sage.
“Don’t ever forget what it was like to be a child,” says Bill Payne of Little Feat as he talks about the blues, his latest album, the passing of a beloved Little Feat member, and more.
Editor’s Note: This is an incredibly special part of “dual articles” about the dynamic Shemekia Copeland and her long time manager and songwriter, John Hahn!