Bill Carbone and Beau Sasser are a literal musical keystone for a pair of groups that specialize in bringing the music of two very divergent musicians to the stage, thus not only keeping it relevant and accessible, but introducing it to audiences who may not be familiar with it.
The 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles classic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was celebrated on the May 29 edition of The Devo Rock Show
The March 4 edition of Greasy Tracks spotlighted the Fender Telecaster, long recognized as one of the iconic instruments to make a profound impact in rock, soul, jazz, country and electric blues music.
On paper what was tabbed “The Woodstock of the West” couldn’t be anything short of amazing.
The free concert on Dec. 6, 1969, headlined by the Rolling Stones with the Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Jefferson Airplane and Santana on the undercard at the Altamont Motor Speedway near Livermore, Calif., became a perfect storm where everything that could go wrong, went horribly beyond that and to this day, remains one of the most ghastly events in music history.
To watch Matt Butler on stage a casual observer might consider him to be a hybrid conductor-coach-mad scientist or perhaps just a flagger on a busy roadway.