KUDZOO IS HAPPY TO PRESENT issue #12, our “gala Holiday issue1' I trust everyone is happy and healthy and staying warm, getting ready to sit back in front of the fire with family and friends, enjoying each other’s company and listening to great music. I do wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, a joyous Bodhi Day, a wonderful Kwanza, and a Happy New Year!
We are thrilled to present an all-new, in depth interview with founding Blackfoot bass guitarist, Greg. T Walker, on his days with the band as well as his time in Lynyrd Skynyrd, and his new group, Two Wolf. We are equally happy to present a new interview with Tommy Talton, all about his great new album Until After Then. Our correspondent in the Greek islands, Michael Limnios interviews the boys in Preacher Stone on their rise to the top in “hard country.”
In addition, we have an excerpt from an excellent new book from Georgia Author of the Year Raymond. L. Atkins called Sweetwater Blues, and an article on the recent performance by Boyer & Talton of Cowboy and reading by Galadrielle Allman at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals. There’s a review of what may be the best guitar picks known to man, the V-Pick, reviews of six new books and Buffalo’s Book club, where I review some older titles from my personal stash.
We feature our largest CD review section to date, with twenty-seven titles reviewed, including The Allman Brothers; Tommy Talton; 3 Dayz Whizkey; Devon Allman; Preacher Stone; Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives; The Roys; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Bob Dylan & The Band; Pink Floyd; Stevie Nicks; Jesse Winchester; Monty Python; Taylor Swift; Garth Brooks; Prince; Bruce Hornsby; Leonard Cohen; Jimi Hendrix; Billy Crain; Melissa Etheridge; Johnny Winter; Neil Young; The Rolling Stones; and Blackberry Smoke! Whew!
My Back Pages, as always, features plenty of great concert and event photography, including shots from GABBA Fest; the Simple Man Cruise; The Angelus event; The Rolling Stones down under; Mercer University Press Author’s Luncheon; various concerts; and some great shots from the very last Allman Brothers Band concert at the Beacon!
We sincerely hope you enjoy the issue, and hope you will drop us an e-mail or letter (remember those?) with your comments.
Until next time... Keep it Real. Keep it Southern.
READ ISSUE 12 HERE!