David T. Walker – Noteworthy

By:  Michael D. McClellan | David T. Walker’s fingerprints are all over one of the most noteworthy periods in music history, his contributions to the Motown corpus lauded by everyone from Stevie Wonder to Diana Ross, but you would never know it, not with the reticent Walker perfectly comfortable working in the shadows of such brilliance.  Ubiquitous […]

Al Jarreau – The Gift

By:  Michael D. McClellan | Once upon a time, when Los Angeles lived and breathed, there was a man marked for greatness, despite the placid Midwestern upbringing that provided little hint that he was more than us after all.  His backstory didn’t contain the baroque detail or the meteoric rise of a certain working class family from […]

Keb’ Mo’ – Storyteller

By:  Michael D. McClellan | The blues was born at the turn of the twentieth century, in the Mississippi Delta and other regions of the Deep South, a reminder of hard times brought on by the burdens of slavery, the Great Depression and just being black.  Those who played the blues did so from a place of […]

Carol Woods – Show Stopper

By:  Michael D. McClellan | Broadway.  Mecca of the theatre universe.  If you grew up dreaming of a stage career, chances are you’ve dreamt of performing in one of New York City’s illustrious show houses, the electricity of a live audience alternately jangling your nerves and juicing you up, the sellout crowd an affirmation of […]

David Kaplan – Particle Fever

  By:  Michael D. McClellan | We humans are a different lot. An exquisitely beautiful, unquestionably complex lot. One moment we’re constructing the Great Wall of China, the next we’re writing War and Peace, the next we’re untethered from our atmosphere and taking that historic, giant leap for mankind.  We don’t merely exist, we restlessly innovate and […]

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