Will Ackerman: Guitar Picker, Windham Hill, New Age and More

If you like softer, sophisticated solo guitar songs, with occasional accompaniment, William Ackerman is your player. I first heard him 40 years ago and have followed him ever since. There was not really a musical category for this mellow, sophisticated sound. Eventually, it was called New Age, which grew to become not much of a … More Will Ackerman: Guitar Picker, Windham Hill, New Age and More

John “Don’t Call Me Cougar” Mellencamp: Strictly a One-Eyed Jack (Review)

Seventy-year old John Mellencamp is still ticking and kicking. He’s usually in the news about who he is dating rather than his music, but he still has a loyal legion of fans. Cougar was a nickname he hated, a marketing decision to bypass using his last name, which didn’t sound like a pop star. John … More John “Don’t Call Me Cougar” Mellencamp: Strictly a One-Eyed Jack (Review)