Music = Life
From Bowie to Baez, Cash to The Cult, music that touches you stays with you. When my parents asked me as a child if I wanted to take dance lessons or join the school band, the choice was clear. I learned to read and write music, documenting every tremble and every tear worth remembering. Finding myself in songs and then losing myself again, I strummed my Gibson Epiphone, sang and played flute. Originally a music critic from Ohio, I soon graduated with a master’s degree from Ball State University in journalism. Having interviewed hundreds of national and regional bands, I’ve left no music genre behind. I’ve experienced both sides of the fence—as a performer, a reporter, a promoter, and as an audience member. I am a musician but am a music fan first. My music journalism has been published in Nuvo Newsweekly (for which I was previously the Music Editor), ReGen magazine, Echo Immortalis magazine, the Ball State University Alumnus magazine, the Indiana Daily Student Weekend, CultureWeek, the Dayton City Paper, Impact Weekly, and The Guardian newspaper. The following articles are some of the many interviews and reviews I’ve had published as a music reporter.
Echo Immortalis magazine – Ball State University
Graduate Studies Project:
Cover Story: “Rockabilly Rebel Weekend (Wanda Jackson and Deke Dickerson),” IDS Weekend
Hip Hop / R&B / Soul: