It's not where you go - it's how you get there.

KEVIN SMITH - from Rockabilly to Willie

Three years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Kevin Smith the bass player for Willie and Family.

Through a series of unfortunate events, three years later the interview is finally here and ready for you to read!

MusicRealms.com interview

For almost two decades, I’ve been the person behind the website LinkWray.com. The fine folks at Music Realms recently interviewed me about my work to document Link’s career. If you have a few minutes, you can read the story here.

More photos of Old Fort Dodge

Old Fort Dodge Indian Princess
We have just added several newly found photos and the original newspaper captions from the Tampa Bay Times.

If you have a photo, newspaper clipping or memory of this lost Florida roadside attraction, please contact me.

You can read more on my quest to discover Old Fort Dodge in the blog entries below. You can read newspaper articles here.

Billy "The Kid" Emerson- 2017 Florida Folk Heritage Award winner!

Billy the kid Emerson
Eariler this month, my friend Sun / Chess / Vee-Jay recording artist Billy “The Kid” Emerson received the 2017 Florida Folk Heritage Award. This award is given to outstanding Florida folk artists and folk culture advocates who have made long-standing contributions to the folk cultural resources of the state.

As you may know, Sun Records is the birthplace of rock and roll. Billy is the earliest surviving Sun Records artist, having released his first records over 63 years ago in January, 1954. No other African American artist has released more sides on Sun than Billy “The Kid.” His songs were recorded by the links of Ann Margaret, Rod Stewart and Elvis Presley.

I was honored to be asked to speak at his event. A well deserved award for an American Music treasure.

RUMBLE AT SUNDANCE

Rumble - The Indians Who Rocked the World
For the past couple years, I’ve been honored to assist Rezolution Pictures as a consultant for their music documentary RUMBLE - THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD.

This film now carries the tagline of “Sundance Film Festival award winner!” RUMBLE is currently on a tour of film festivals around the world, and will be released in US theaters nationwide this summer.

Please
check out their website to stay on top of all the latest details of this film.