Interview: Nils Lofgren on his new live album and working with Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Ringo Starr

Nils Lofgren has spent more than fifty years on the road as a touring musician.  The experience of a Lofgren concert is mesmerising; it’s on the stage when his energy, dynamism and true talent are on full display.  His new live double-album captures that feeling.  The multi-instrumentalist’s gifts are such that he is a respected figure in the industry, which has led to collaborations with the likes of Lou Reed and Patti Scialfa and an invitation to join the first two All Starr bands with Ringo Starr.  Of course, Lofgren is also known for working with Neil Young and Crazy Horse and being a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band for over 35 years.  Lofgren has been rather busy of late.  Last year saw the release of studio album ‘Blue with Lou’, which featured a number of songs written with Lou Reed, and ‘Colorado’ with Neil Young and Crazy Horse.  Then, without a break, he toured ‘Blue with Lou’, resulting in a brand new live album, ‘Weathered’, this Continue reading “Interview: Nils Lofgren on his new live album and working with Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Ringo Starr”

Interview: Phil Lee on how he finally saddled up with Crazy Horse

It’s taken a hell of a long time for Phil Lee to get in the saddle and corral his Crazy Horse buddies, Ralph Molina and Billy Talbot, into the studio to record an album with him. His online notes for his 2013 album ‘The Fall And Further Decline Of The Mighty King Of Love’ state, “This was to be the album I was going to make with Ralph and Billy of Crazy Horse. We had a couple of great rehearsals and could’ve done it if we had a mobile unit in Ralph’s garage. Logistics didn’t help as they live in California. Continue reading “Interview: Phil Lee on how he finally saddled up with Crazy Horse”