Roy Abrams

Roy Abrams is a musician and a veteran music journalist. For more, visit his blog, Island Zone Update.

Mild-Mannered Superman: A Conversation With Steve Hackett

Iconic English guitarist/composer Steve Hackett has been on a nonstop flight of creativity that has taken him, both literally and figuratively, to the far ends of the earth. With a career spanning more than 50...

The David Crosby Story

David Crosby looks fearlessly into the waning light of his life, embracing the time remaining to him with all the energy and enthusiasm of a child waking up to a sunny summertime morning. CSN and...

A Lifetime High: David Crosby In Conversation

David Crosby is back with another masterpiece. Well into his eighth decade, hot on the heels of his fourth album in as many years, the Byrds and CSN(Y) cofounder is flying high, soaring to new...

A Lifetime High: David Crosby In Conversation

David Crosby is back with another masterpiece. Well into his eighth decade, hot on the heels of his fourth album in as many years, the Byrds and CSN(Y) cofounder is flying high, soaring to new...

Papa Twig Revealed

Great new music is discovered in myriad ways, as experience has taught me throughout life. Perhaps the most unusual introduction took form in the shape of two sons’ praise for their father. Given that the...

Everybody, Get Together: Jesse Colin Young Returns

A great song crystallizes the time and place where it’s first heard, embedding itself into one’s DNA, permanently placed onto the soundtrack of one’s life. As a young child during the summer of 1969, I...

David Crosby: Deja Vu All Over Again

Well into his sixth decade as a recording and touring artist, David Crosby shows no signs of flagging; to the contrary, he has never been busier, and as he will tell you, he has never...

Five Decades On, Poco’s Rusty Young Goes Solo

One can write a book about the storied life of Rusty Young; in fact, he has already done so! From his childhood in Colorado to the present day, Young’s journey embodies so much of the...

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Summer Reading: Political And Literary Biographies

We seem to be living in an age of nonfiction, with histories and biographies telling us more about the times than the novel or...

The Peace Corps: It Changed Our Lives

Thank you, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Thank you for creating the Peace Corps and giving thousands of young Americans, me included, the opportunity to get...

Art, Life and Love

In a 1992 interview, renowned opera legend Jessye Norman talked about her development as an artist, offering what I took to be a life...

NY Historical Society’s Summer Of Hamilton

Experience Summer of Hamilton at the New-York Historical Society! From now until Labor Day, visitors can discover everything the New-York Historical Society has to...
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