Category - Music

The Records That Changed My Life: Gileah Taylor

A Life Lived in Song, my show at Emerald Coast Theatre Company on Jan. 9, is a bit of a career retrospective. The story begins in the late 90s. I’ll sing through my very favorite songs I’ve written and tell the stories behind them. A very special guest will be joining me on stage, my husband Chris...

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Fun Facts About Southern Rock Legend Artimus Pyle

Mr. Pyle, born Thomas Delmer Pyle, played drums with Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1974 to 1977 and again from 1987 to 1991. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the band in 2006. His early drumming influences included Ringo Starr, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, and Joe Morello from the Dave...

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A Musical Alliance of Metallic Proportions

By Nikki Hedrick   Once upon a time, underground music was kept alive through street teams, homemade magazines, band flyers on light posts, and word of mouth. Our connectedness through the Internet has changed the way bands get the word out, but the need for marketing remains the same.   Kerry...

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By the Numbers: 12Eleven

By Nikki Hedrick   With an influx of regular gigs in the Destin area, 12Eleven have steadily made a name for themselves in the region. The average member age is only 22 and the five-piece also includes a sax to round out their lineup, culminating in a high energy night of music that can tackle any...

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Lame: 2020 Edition

By Chris Manson   The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 nominees were announced in November, and I’ve enjoyed watching the heavy and not-so-civil debate on Facebook. I’m lucky to have some of the great music journalists as friends.   Here are my thoughts on the nominees.   PAT...

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Our Podcast Picks for 2019

By the Editors   Sometimes it’s hard to judge a good podcast by listening to the first few episodes. The podcaster might be new to the format or nervous or they haven’t adjusted to their partner yet. So we usually try to withhold judgement until we’ve listened to a new podcast for a while.  ...

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