Over the years I’ve interviewed Prince (he didn’t allow tape recorders), Paul Westerberg (not really the talkative sort), Elliott Smith (a kind, gentle man), and Tony Bennett (a true gentleman), to name just a few. There were a number of awkward interviews, uncomfortable silences, water-through-the-nose laughs (thank you, Kim Deal) and plenty of memorable moments. I’ve written for Billboard, Rolling Stone, Spin, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press and was published in the Trouser Press Guide. Since my start as a fledgling critic I’ve moved on to working as an editor, which unfortunately means I tend to be tasked with writing breaking news music stories (read: obituaries). 

Anderson East Finds Beauty in the Wild, Wrong & Flawedanderson_east2

 

gary-clark-jr-liveGary Clark Jr. Brings Electrifying Blues & Soul to the Stage

 

Sharon Jones Dies at 60sharonjones

 

Leonard Cohen, Legendary Singer/Songwriter, Dead at 82leonard-cohen-2

 

Prince Dead at 57prince

 

Live Blog: 58th Annual Grammy Awardskendrick-lamar

 

 Britney Howard Drops a (Rockin’) Bomb With Thunderbitchthunderbitch

 

paul-westerbergPaul Westerberg: Lonesome Stranger