Roy Abrams

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

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...

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...

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Keep Your Car ‘Cool’ This Summer

By Christina Kelly Summer’s scorching heat, high humidity, heavy rain, dust, and stop-and-go traffic take a toll on your vehicle. New Yorkers can help to reduce the...

Matt Bodkin Cartoon Sept. 2, 2015

Click here for more topical cartoons by Matt Bodkin. Matt Bodkin is an award-winning cartoonist and member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. The views expressed in...

Hempstead Man Charged With Machete Murder

A Hempstead man was arrested on July 18 for allegedly murdering a man with a machete on July 18, according to police. Police say at...

Get Ready To Get Funked At Funksgiving

  What do Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Ray Charles and many other world...

These Animals Are Waiting For A Home

Bradley Panetta, director of the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter, says the following pets are available for adoption at the shelter, located at...
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