Surprising origin of popular seasonal songs

It’s December, which means it is finally safe to sing (as loud as you want) your favorite holiday tune. Feel free to break out in song while you stroll through Greenwood Mall or while you are ad ...

Protest songs and political change

Election 2016 has come and gone, and it seems no one is unaffected. As evidenced by national electoral maps, political passion still deeply divides us as a nation. Thanks to social media, red and blue ...

Let's get trivial

I thought this would be a good week to share some of my favorite music trivia (with credit to Rolling Stone's "Rock Trivia" published in 2012). Feel free to keep score and play along at home. Let me k ...

Unlikely opening acts

It was good to see the news last week in the Index-Journal and on social media, as Greenwood's own The Jake Bartley Band served as the opening act for Hank Williams Jr. in an outdoor concert at Herita ...

The best worst song of all time

I had a deeply philosophical conversation this week with Index-Journal Executive Editor Richard Whiting about song quality and the idea of being forced to listen to one tune for the rest of your life. ...

Best of 2016 -- so far...

I did a quick survey this week of musical tracks that, in my opinion, have been standouts for the year thus far. These tracks vary in genre and instrumentation, which is quite typical for my eclectic ...

Best of 2016 -- so far…

I did a quick survey this week of musical tracks that, in my opinion, have been standouts for the year thus far. These tracks vary in genre and instrumentation, which is quite typical for my eclectic ...

All the 'Wood's a stage

I've been on a quest of late and it surrounds the rich history of live music in our fair city and surrounding towns. The crowd, the music, the slight ringing in your ears and rumble in your chest -- t ...