Desert Island List: Kenny Vaughan

Guitarist Kenny Vaughan knows a thing or two about music. The veteran musician has not only created his own tunes, but he’s also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry. ”I’ve met and played music with people I never would have dreamt of playing with; Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton,…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Jas Patrick

Nashville-based, independent artist Jas Patrick has rhythm pumping in his heart and music flowing through his veins. As the child of a professional musician, Patrick’s musical blood-line runs deep. “There really wasn’t a time in my life that my father didn’t influence me with his music and especially his idea of music,”  Patrick said. Although…

Desert Island List: Steve Black, Radio Host

Steve Black is the host of the popular syndicated radio show, “Chop Shop.” “All aspects of rock music incorporate the guitar to some extent,” said Black. “This show invites the listeners to hear the songs they know and love from different perspectives, while occasionally introducing the audience to some guitar gems they may have missed.”…

Talking Shop with “The Chop Shop Radio” Host Steve Black

“The Chop Shop” is the first weekly syndicated radio show dedicated to the guitar. Currently heard on 50 different affiliate stations across the country, Chop Shop Radio consistently delivers a wide mix of guitar-driven fun filled with insight from the artists themselves. The amiable host, veteran Rock DJ Steve Black, says that the show was born out of necessity. “My first…

Artist Spotlight: Damon Johnson

Here’s a Rock and Roll Pop Quiz: What could Alice Cooper, Whiskey Falls, Faith Hill, Queensryche, and the Temptations possibly have in common? Answer: Damon Johnson.   Johnson, who’s written songs for or performed with all of these artists, is versatile, talented and is certainly one of the hardest working musicians in the game today. He first came on the…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Aaron Kusterer

The guitar is an amazing instrument. In the right hands, it can create an endless array of sounds and voices. Aaron Kusterer is one of those players who knows how to draw out the guitar’s true voice and make it sing. Kusterer’s six-string journey began in a downtown St. Louis music store where he he got…

Indie Artist Spotlight: heroine.

Detroit. There may not be another city in the world that draws such a unique and polarizing reaction when merely mentioned in conversation. Whether you’ve ever been here or not, I’m sure you have a strong opinion on it’s general health, welfare and importance in society. Over the years, Detroit has seen it’s ups and…