Steve Earle asks the hardest of questions in the darkest of times

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JAN. 23, 2003 By Steve Newton Steve Earle garnered a lot of attention last year for “John Walker’s Blues”, a song that put the Nashville-based singer-songwriter in the unfortunate shoes of captured Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh. At a time when many of his countrymen were ready to string … Continue reading Steve Earle asks the hardest of questions in the darkest of times

Mark Farner’s “God rock” doesn’t include Grand Funk’s biggest hit

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 12, 1991 By Steve Newton Usually when this scribbler prepares for an interview, he starts by listening to the artist’s tape or CD, perusing its liner notes, scanning a record company bio, and maybe reading some press clippings. But for a chat with former Grand Funk Railroad singer/guitarist … Continue reading Mark Farner’s “God rock” doesn’t include Grand Funk’s biggest hit