Bruce Britt is an award-winning writer and essayist. He lives in Los Angeles with his three dogs and his Fender Stratocaster guitars.
Smith’s music career reveals an artist who believed in an Afrocentric American dream based on ambition, hustle and black pride
Quiet storm and slow-moving songs about the urgency of love are fading from view, but they’re not gone yet
The most profound black influence on Allen was rock guitar virtuoso, Jimi Hendrix
Garner’s own loss of her father made her a woman her family wants remembered as a ‘human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt … She only pursued right, no matter what. No one gave her justice.’
As another ‘Rockstar’ goes on to that heavenly venue, is the genre dead?
The rap-rock supergroup is ready to meet all challenges
A loving history of the band that always spreads happy feelings before they let go
With hits like ‘Purple Haze’ and ‘Third Stone From The Sun,’ the rock superstar’s first album is as revolutionary as ever
The musical genius changed the face of American music
He has always viewed the arts as a ‘social mechanism’ to help effect change