Journalism

INDEX OF ARTICLES BY JIM NEWSOM

“David Mallett: Finding the Right Words”
VEER Magazine
April 14, 2017
Singer-songwriter David Mallett talks about his music.

“Gordon Banks: Lead Lines”
VEER Magazine
February 15, 2017
Guitarist Gordon Banks discusses his life in music as he is inducted into Norfolk’s Legends of Music Walk of Fame.

“Bob Zentz: Pieces of the Puzzle”
VEER Magazine
January 15, 2017
Bob Zentz looks back at his career as he is inducted into Norfolk’s Legends of Music Walk of Fame.

“A New Batch of Legends Comes to Granby Street”
VEER Magazine
January 15, 2017
Norfolk’s Legends of Music Walk of Fame inducts a new class of music greats.

“Robin & Linda Williams: A Life in Music”
VEER Magazine
December 15, 2016
Robin & Linda Williams talk about their lengthy musical career.

“Bruce Hornsby Unlocks the Funhouse”
VEER Magazine
June 15, 2016
Bruce Hornsby talks about his new album, Rehab Reunion, and his Funhouse Fest for the Virginia Arts Festival.

“Bringing Folk Back to Norfolk”
VEER Magazine
June 15, 2016
A preview of the Norfolk Folk Festival including an interview with folksinger Dom Flemons.

“John McCutcheon: A Useful Life in Music”
VEER Magazine
April 15, 2016
An interview with folksinger John McCutcheon.

“Album Review: Who We Are Not”
VEER Magazine
December 15, 2015
A review of Just Be, the first album by the band Who We Are Not.

“Jonathan Edwards Runs His Own Life”
VEER Magazine
October 15,2015
An interview with singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards.

“R&B and Pop and Some Jazz”
VEER Magazine
September 15,2015
An interview with jazz vocal legend Al Jarreau.

“Chris Brubeck: Take Three”
VEER Magazine
April 15,2015
An interview with multi-instrumentalist/composer Chris Brubeck.

“The Triple-A of Rock and Roll”
VEER Magazine
March 15,2015
An interview with singer-songwriter Chuck “Coyote” Larson.

“Harmonicat”
VEER Magazine
March 15,2015
An interview with harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy.

“Arlo Returns to the Restaurant”
VEER Magazine
January 15,2015
Reflections and rememberances of Arlo Guthrie and Alice’s Restaurant.

“Living the Dream”
VEER Magazine
September 15, 2014
An interview with James Pankow, founding member and trombonist for Chicago.

“Jae’s Last Jazz Record”
VEER Magazine
August 15, 2014
Talking with Jae Sinnett about his CD, Subject to Change.

“Yellowjackets: The Beauty of Being in a Band”
VEER Magazine
July 15, 2014
An interview with Russell Ferrante of the Yellowjackets.

“John Hiatt Connects”
VEER Magazine
July 15, 2014
A preview of John Hiatt’s upcoming concert at the Sandler Center.

“Reinventing Art Garfunkel”
VEER Magazine
June 15, 2014
Art Garfunkel comes to the Attucks Theatre for an intimate solo concert.

“Return to Solo Piano”
VEER Magazine
April 15, 2014
Chick Corea comes to town for the Virginia Arts Festival.

“Jazz Comes Home to the Attucks”
VEER Magazine
April 15, 2014
Preview of the Virginia Arts Festival’s Attucks Jazz Series.

“Champion Picker”
VEER Magazine
March 15, 2014
An interview with National Flat Pick Guitar champion Steve Kaufman.

“Florence LaRue Keeps the Sun Shining In”
VEER Magazine
January 15, 2014
An interview with Florence LaRue, original member of The 5th Dimension.

“Pat Metheny: Music as Storytelling”
VEER Magazine
January 15, 2014
An interview with jazz guitar great Pat Metheny.

“Santa Koz”
VEER Magazine
November 15, 2013
An interview with saxophonist Dave Koz.

“A Christmas Gift from Darlene Love”
VEER Magazine
November 15, 2013
Darlene Love brings her holiday show to town.

“Diana Krall Plays It Like She Hears It”
VEER Magazine
October 15, 2013
Diana Krall brings her Glad Rag Doll tour to town.

“Steve Miller: Still Flyin'”
VEER Magazine
October 15, 2013
Steve Miller comes to the Ferguson Center.

“47 Years of Dirt”
VEER Magazine
September 15, 2013
An interview with Bob Carpenter of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

“Chunka Chunka”
VEER Magazine
September 15, 2013
An interview with Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers.

“Bonin’ Up On Jazz”
VEER Magazine
September 15, 2013
An interview with trombonist Vincent Gardner of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

“Still Friendly After All These Years”
VEER Magazine
August 15, 2013
Tidewater Friends of Folk Music becomes Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music.

“Jimmy’s Masterful Debut”
VEER Magazine
July 15, 2013
A review of Jimmy Masters’ CD, When Trees Speak.

“Making a Joyous Noise”
VEER Magazine
July 15, 2013
An interview with Bruce Hornsby.

“Living Room Session”
VEER Magazine
July 15, 2013
An interview with Cheryl Bentyne of The Manhattan Transfer.

“Modern Day Standards”
VEER Magazine
July 15, 2013
An interview with jazz guitarist Norman Brown.

“Tierney and Strings”
VEER Magazine
April 15, 2013
Talking with jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton.

“Kenny Washington’s Musical Homecoming”
VEER Magazine
April 15, 2013
An interview with jazz singer Kenny Washington.

“An Elegant Portrait of Barbra”
VEER Magazine
February 15, 2013
A conversation with Ann Hampton Callaway about her Barbra Streisand tribute with the Boston Pops.

“Instrumentally Speaking”
VEER Magazine
November 15, 2012
An interview with Al Petteway and Amy White.

“Rockin’ Soul”
VEER Magazine
November 15, 2012
Hall & Oates come to town.

“The Tim O’Brien Jamboree”
VEER Magazine
October 15, 2012
An interview with Grammy winning folksinger Tim O’Brien.

“Spiritual Funkification”
VEER Magazine
October 15, 2012
A preview of Doctor John and The Blind Boys of Alabama doing “Spirituals to Funk” in concert.

“Man of Many Genres”
VEER Magazine
October 15, 2012
An interview with versatile bassist Edgar Meyer.

“Kurt Elling: 1619 Broadway”
VEER Magazine
October 15, 2012
A review of Kurt Elling’s Brill Building CD.

“Loving What They Do”
VEER Magazine
September 15, 2012
An interview with folksinging duo Robin & Linda Williams.

“Still Making Us Smile”
VEER Magazine
August 15, 2012
An interview with Lee Loughnane, trumpeter for Chicago.

“Yes Songs”
VEER Magazine
July 15, 2012
An interview with Alan White, drummer for Yes.

“Traffic Stop”
VEER Magazine
May 15, 2012
A look back at Steve Winwood’s band Traffic and preview of his upcoming concert.

“Davy Jones: The Way You Hoped He’d Be”
VEER Magazine
October 15, 2011
An interview with Davy Jones of The Monkees.

“Cat in a One-Man Genre”
VEER Magazine
September 15, 2011
An interview with folk-rock singer-songwriter Al Stewart.

“Intution and Synchronicity”
VEER Magazine
September 15, 2011
An interview with jazz legend Herbie Hancock.

“She Feels Lucky”
VEER Magazine
August 15, 2011
An interview with Mary Chapin Carpenter.

“The Bassic Flecktone”
VEER Magazine
July 15, 2011
An interview with bassist extraordinaire Victor Wooten.

“Man of Many Notes”
VEER Magazine
June 15, 2011
An interview with rock guitarist Robin Trower.

“Good Golly Miss Mollie”
VEER Magazine
March 15, 2011
An interview with jazz-inflected folksinger Mollie O’Brien.

“Roast Beef Sandwiches and Hot Tuna”
VEER Magazine
February 15, 2011
An interview with guitar great Jorma Kaukonen.

“Eradicating the Glee Club Consciousness”
VEER Magazine
January 15, 2011
An interview with Bruce Hornsby about his new musical, SCKBSTD, premiering at the Virginia Stage Company.

“No Longer Innocent Kids”
VEER Magazine
November 15, 2010
Thoughts on the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death.

“An Oom-Poppa-Mow-Mow Christmas”
VEER Magazine
November 15, 2010
An interview with Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys.

“New Orleans Nights”
VEER Magazine
November 15, 2010
An interview with music legend Allen Toussaint.

“She’s OK”
Treehouse Magazine
October 20, 2010
A review of Barbara Martin’s Eyes on the Horizon.

“Tierney’s Back in Town”
VEER Magazine
October 15, 2010
An interview with jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton.

“He’s a Poet, He’s a Picker”
VEER Magazine
October 15, 2010
Preview of Kris Kristofferson in concert.

“Top Ten TV Shows of All Time”
Treehouse Magazine
August 20, 2010
List of the top 10 television shows of all time.

“Fusion Infusion”
VEER Magazine
July 15, 2010
An interview with contemporary jazzman Jeff Lorber.

“The Lightfoot Legend Lives On”
VEER Magazine
June 15, 2010
An interview with Gordon Lightfoot.

“Solo Piano Man”
Treehouse Magazine
June 4, 2010
An interview with pianist George Winston.

“Passionate About the Banjo”
VEER Magazine
May 15, 2010
An interview with Bela Fleck.

“Straight Talk from the Crooked Road”
VEER Magazine
April 15, 2010
An interview with guitarist/guitarmaker Wayne Henderson from Rugby, Virginia.

“Re-Experiencing Jimi”
VEER Magazine
March 15, 2010
A review of Valleys of Neptune, an album of unreleased recordings by Jimi Hendrix.

“His Town Too”
VEER Magazine
March 15, 2010
An interview with singer-songwriter Ben Taylor, son of James Taylor and Carly Simon.

“Woody’s Dream”
VEER Magazine
February 15, 2010
An interview with Annie Guthrie, daughter of folk icon Arlo Guthrie.

“Long Live the King!”
VEER Magazine
February 15, 2010
A review of the 4-disc box set Elvis 75: Good Rockin’ Tonight.

“Virginia’s Rock-n-Roll Troubadour”
VEER Magazine
November 15, 2009
Interview with singer/songwriter Robbin Thompson.

“Guitarman”
VEER Magazine
October 15, 2009
Interview with acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Tony Rice.

“Making an Assessment”
VEER Magazine
October 15, 2009
Joint interview with Norfolk Commissioner of the Revenue candidates Sharon McDonald and Doug Knack.

“Livin’ It Up in the Low Country”
VEER Magazine
September 15, 2009
Interview with Bruce Hornsby as he releases the new album Levitate.

“Back to the Days of Loggins & Messina”
VEER Magazine
August 15, 2009
Preview of Loggins & Messina concert.

“Top 40 Favorite Albums Since Woodstock”
Treehouse Magazine
July 20, 2009
Personal favorite rock and pop albums since the Woodstock Festival in August, 1969.

“Dylan Reissued”
VEER Magazine
July 15, 2009
Review of three Bob Dylan CD reissues: New Morning, Before the Flood and The Basement Tapes.

“Stripping Willie”
Treehouse Magazine
March 25, 2009
An interview with Mickey Raphael about his “unproduction” of Naked Willie by Willie Nelson.

“The Circle Remains Unbroken”
Treehouse Magazine
February 18, 2009
A lengthy interview with Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

“Gettin’ Down to the Nitty Gritty”
Port Folio Weekly
February 17, 2009
A shorter interview with Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

“The End of the Sixties”
Treehouse Magazine
November 17, 2008
The election of Barack Obama.

“Girl Talk”
Treehouse Magazine
November 17, 2008
Reviews of CD releases by Marilyn Scott, Erin Bode, Krista Detor and Kathleen Grace.

“Best Buddy”
June 17, 2008
An interview with singer-guitarist-songwriter Buddy Mondlock.

“His Way”
June 10, 2008
A review of the Frank Sinatra compilation CD, Nothing but the Best.

“Blowin’ in the Wind”
May 20, 2008
Protest songs and politics in music.

“Politics in 3-Part Harmony”
May 20, 2008
The political side of Crosby, Stills & Nash’s music.

“It’s About Music”
May 13, 2008
An interview with jazz trombonist Steve Turre.

“Dave Valentin Goes with His Soul”
May 6, 2008
An interview with jazz flute great Dave Valentin.

“Joy Bubbling Under the Surface”
April 29, 2008
An interview with singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson.

“Finding Common Ground”
April 22, 2008
An interview with trumpeter Joe Burgstaller.

“The Many Shades of Redd”
April 22, 2008
A review of Chuck & Robert Redd’s When Redd is Blue.

“Voices Blend at Ella Fest”
April 15, 2008
An interview with Kim Nazarian of New York Voices.

“A Little Bit of Everything”
April 8, 2008
An interview with Nashville songstress Suzy Bogguss.

“Chris Hillman Continues the Journey”
April 1, 2008
An interview with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman.

“The Music Lives On”
March 25, 2008
Jazz on Granby puts on a Tribute to Tommy Newsom.

“A Party with Martin”
March 11, 2008
An interview with comedian Martin Short.

“Blessed by the Blues”
February 26, 2008
An interview with Coco Montoya.

“Telling Stories and Singing Songs”
February 19, 2008
An interview with singer-songwriter Robbin Thompson.

“Vibraphonic Jazzman”
February 19, 2008
An interview with Joe Locke.

“Love, Ringo”
February 19, 2008
A review of Ringo Starr’s Liverpool 8.

“Accompaniment D’Amour”
February 19, 2008
A review of Love Songs by Al Jarreau.

“A Folkie Philip Glass”
February 12, 2008
An interview with singer-songwriter Krista Detor.

“Everyone Knows It’s The Association”
February 12, 2008
An interview with Russ Giguere of The Association.

“Arlo All Alone”
February 5, 2008
An interview with Arlo Guthrie.

“Better than William Shatner”
January 29, 2008
An interview with Jeff Daniels.

“Playing off the Page”
January 29, 2008
An interview with David Balakrishnan of the Turtle Island Quartet.

“John Fogerty’s Time Machine”
January 22, 2008
A review of John Fogerty’s CD, Revival.

“A Wall Breaker-Downer”
January 15, 2008
An interview with jazz pianist Monty Alexander.

“Steve Forbert Arrives at Middle Age”
January 8, 2008
An interview with singer-songwriter Steve Forbert.

“Cool King Cole”
January 8, 2008
A review of nine Nat King Cole 2-for-1 reissues.

2007

Interviews with Claire Lynch, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Rideout, Noel Paul Stookey, Hal Ketchum, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls, Lonnie Liston Smith, Clarence Clemons, Jane Monheit, General Norman Johnson, Kathy Mattea, Christine Lavin, Bill Staines, Cheryl Bentyne, Dianne Reeves, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger of The Mammals, Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Carrie Newcomer, Vince Gill, Peter Rowan, Jerry Douglas, Steve Bassett, Gove Scrivenor, Michael McDonald, Mike Seeger, Dave Mallett, Peter Frampton, Kathleen Grace, Christian McBride, Marvin Hamlisch, Randy Brecker, Livingston Taylor and more; plus reviews, political commentary and other articles published in 2007.

2006

Interviews with Bruce Hornsby, Stephen Stills, Loudon Wainwright III, John Gorka, Robert Jospe, Marcia Ball, Steve March Torme, Mavis Staples, Janis Ian, Kurt Elling, Patti Austin, John Abercrombie, Mark O’Connor, David Russell, Arturo O’Farrill, Natalie MacMaster, James Moody, Tommy Malone of the Subdudes, Poco’s Rusty Young, Chris Hillman, George Benson, Richie Havens, Erin Bode, David Grisman and more; plus a whole slew of CD, DVD and concert reviews; lots of political commentary and other articles published in 2006.

2005

Interviews with Ruth Brown, Ken Peplowski, Freddy Cole, Chris Brubeck, David “Fathead” Newman, Michelle Phillips, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tierney Sutton, Gary Burton, Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra, John Hammond, Lucinda Williams, poet Miller Williams, Grady Tate, Dick Smothers, Stanley Jordan, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Roy Book Binder, Jo Dee Messina, Judy Collins and more; plus tons of CD and DVD reviews, columns and political commentary, and other articles published in 2005.

2004

Interviews with James Galway, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Graeme Edge of The Moody Blues, Monica Mancini, Glenn Tilbrook, Brian Auger, Arlo Guthrie, Chicago guitarist Keith Howland, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ricky Skaggs, John Pizzarelli, Russell Ferrante of Yellowjackets, Bobby Vinton and more; plus lots of reviews, columns and other articles published in 2004.

2003

Interviews with Maria Muldaur, Rene Marie, Bill Deal and Ammon Tharp, Keely Smith, Tommy Newsom, Sonny Rollins, Grand Funk’s Don Brewer, Robert Lamm of Chicago, Noel Paul Stookey, Ravi Coltrane, Randy Brecker and more; plus CD reviews, concert reviews, book reviews and various other articles published in 2003.

2002

Interviews with Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, jazz giant McCoy Tyner, Herbie Mann, Kevin Mahogany, Ruth Brown, Gary U. S. Bonds, Bruce Hornsby, folkie Dave Mallett and more; plus lots of reviews and other stuff published in 2002.