Weekly Wire

June 13 - June 19, 1997

Music

All-American Prophets
An interview with longtime Tucson band Neon Prophet. [2]
Allen Sloan Torpie

Ten To One
Roy Hargrove's Crisol brings Afro-Cuban Jazz to the Hiland. [3]
Michael Henningsen

Final Bow
Honoring Doc Cheatham, the Nashville-born trumpeter who went on to play with the greats of the jazz world‹and to make his own music too. [4]
Michael McCall

The Best of Luck
A look at Joy Lynn White, a country singer who¹s making quality music with no help from the Music Row establishment. [5]
Michael McCall

Megan Peters, Free Agent
About Time and everything else. [6]
Bill Frost

Showoff
Willie and Lobo, & Fear Factory. [7]
Michael Henningsen

Bark at the Moon
Wednesday, June 4; The Meek, Smug and Stretch; Golden West Saloon ... and Launchpad. [8]
Michael Henningsen

Tiny Tunes
Willie and Lobo, & Fear Factory. [9]
Michael Henningsen

Nitty Gritty McEuen
The Dirt Band is gone, but its picker lives on the silver screen. [10]
Kimberli Patterson

Now What?
A Web link page chock full of resources, recommendations, and staff picks pertaining to the subject of this section. [11]


T his week we trumpet the versatility of the trumpet, focusing on musicians who use the instrument for markedly divergent results. Reggae veterans Neon Prophet know the trumpet well - this story celebrates their 13 years of dreadlocked yet all-American party music. And Jamaica isn't the only island where the horn gets a good blow. Trumpeter Roy Hargrove's ten-piece band, Crisol, glorifies the seductive sounds of Afro-Cuban jazz. Elsewhere, an obituary plays taps for one of the great trumpeters of the formative jazz era: Doc Cheatham, who performed with such greats as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Benny Goodman, died May 31 at age 91. And if you still haven't had enough brass, head over to our film section for an interview with the writer/director of the new movie Brassed Off.

What's it like to head off for a big record deal, worm your way through the cutthroat music industry, and come home again? Two interviews with female solo acts offer perspective. Country singer Joy Lynn White talks about the travails of Nashville, while earthy rock singer Megan Peters discusses her arduous experiences in Austin.

Also in this issue: Performances by Yo La Tengo, Barbara Manning, and Ratt; albums by Willie and Lobo, and Fear Factory; and a very tiring concert-going performance by an Albuquerque music writer.


Talk Back
If anything in this section offends, annoys or perturbs your senses, here's your place to scream like an angry punk rocker.


From The Vaults

No Doubt: Intimate & Interactive
Music Stars Go Digital. [06-06-97]
Devin D. O'Leary

Destinations Unknown
The Latest sounds from Trans Am, The Sea and Cake, and Ben Folds Five. [06-06-97]
Noel Murray



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