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Fifteen Minutes With California Writer Laura Smith

California journalist Laura Smith, who serves as Managing Editor for the San Francisco-based history magazine Timeline.com, has written one of the most intriguing books to hit the shelves in 2018. … Continue reading

June 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Blues Philosopher Brownie McGhee

I met Walter Brown “Brownie” McGhee in Oakland, California in the mid 1980s. I was a college student at the time, attending San Francisco State University, studying journalism and creative … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ashley Cope’s Unsounded

UNSOUNDED. Ashley Cope. Self Published. This already monumental series starts with deceptive simplicity – two ill-suited companions on a journey. The dynamic is Calvin and Hobbes, times ten. She is … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Joan Osborne Illuminates Another Side of Bob Dylan With Her Heart & Voice

Joan Osborne is as unique a talent working in music today – a singer-songwriter able to transfer the layers of herself to the live stage. Osborne was born in Kentucky … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sam Shepard: In Memoriam

I. Sam Shepard was one of the great western writers of our times. By that I mean to say that Shepard brought the uncanny ability to tell the stories of … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Intimate Conversation With the Los Angeles Lakers’ Jeanie Buss

Periodically, The Electric Review presents a Retro Pick: a book that has been released at some point in the past but which still packs a relevant punch. This quarter, as the … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

15 Minutes With John Carter Cash

John Carter Cash (JCC) is the only son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. In keeping with the family bloodlines, JCC is a country musician and record producer who … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize: Two Sides of the Story

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Is Both Shocking and Deserved Because this year wasn’t weird enough, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature this morning. It wasn’t exactly a … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Three Kings: Celebrating Latin America’s Greatest Voices

Original watercolor portraits by Eric Ward. © Eric Ward 2015. All Rights Reserved. Concept by John Aiello

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment
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