All of our great music interviews from 2010. You can find our entire collection of shows here.
Elijah Wald is the author of a new book, The Blues - A Very Short Introduction. In a little over 100 pages, he explores the history of blues, covering it's many styles and key pioneers. He also traces its connection to other forms of music, like jazz and country. Wald has written several other music-related books, including the controversial-titled How the Beatles Destroyed Rock n' Roll. Icon Fetch chats with the current blues professor at UCLA about his new book and more. Click below to listen to the Elijah Wald interview with Icon Fetch.Listen Now!
Tommy Keene has been making his brand of melodic rock for almost 30 years now. His early independent releases garnered high praise from critics, and when he jumped to a major label, big things were expected. Through a series of industry blunders and bad luck, Keene's rock star ship never came in. Despite the numerous setbacks, the excellent quality of his songs has never wavered. He's just released his first-ever career spanning collection called Tommy Keene You Hear Me - A Retrospective 1983-2009. Icon Fetch talks to the influential songwriter about his many pitfalls, as well as how he assembled his new collection, and teamed up with Bob Pollard of Guided By Voices. Click below for the Tommy Keene interview.Listen Now!
Martin Briley, primarily known for his lone hit from '83 "The Salt in My Tears." But, what people may not know is that he is a prolific songwriter who has penned songs for a diverse list of artists, including Pat Benatar, Celine Dion, Night Ranger and Barry Manilow. Briley has had a long, interesting career in the music industry, but has shunned the spotlight. He shares some of his experiences with Icon Fetch, from the unwanted fame that came from his video getting played on MTV, to a crazy stalker that traveled cross country to confront him. Click below for the Martin Briley interview.Listen Now!
Dwight Twilley is best known for a pair of #16 hits: "I'm On Fire," from 1975, and "Girls," from 1984, but he's been making songs with catchy hooks his entire career. He's set to release a brand new disc called "Green Blimp." Icon Fetch talks with the power pop master about his notorious struggles with record companies, and how, with the support of his devoted fans, he's been able to finance his latest project on his own. Click below for the Dwight Twilley interview.Listen Now!
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