Roy Abrams

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

Traveling At The Speed Of Heat With Jeff “Skunk” Baxter

To the delight of his fans, musical icon Jeff “Skunk” Baxter is releasing his debut solo album, Speed of Heat, on June 17, on BMG/Renew Records. The name, no doubt, is instantly familiar to fans...

A Matter Of Honor: The Welcome Return Of Steve Hackett

It was on March 8, 2020, that Steve Hackett and his band last appeared on Long Island, at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. The concert marked the last live event I would attend for quite...

Just Before The Dawn: A Conversation With David Crosby

During the past year, David Crosby, a man for whom live performance has always been an essential part of his being, found himself at home, pondering an uncertain future. The pandemic may have put his...

Cleared for Takeoff: Brandon Gurba Launches His Solo Career

Having known singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brandon Gurba since he was 16, I was already aware that he possessed a degree of musical talent almost eerie in both depth and scope. His former band, The Little Red Men,...

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...

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Calendar Of Events April 27 to May 10

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Eglevsky Ballet Presents The Nutcracker With The Massapequa Philharmonic Dec. 15-16

Eglevsky Ballet, Long Island’s premier ballet company and academy presents its annual production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker featuring choreography by the company’s...

LI House Races Draw National Attention

Long Island is not only the site of the first presidential debate, but also two hotly-contested elections for seats in the U.S. House of...
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