Last week I arrived in Los Angeles for a somewhat extended stay and quickly reconnected with friends from college at a gig for their band Wreck of the Zephyr. As the trio took up their instruments in the dimly lit warehouse gallery and began their first number, I reflected on what it means to grow older.
Ever wonder what happened to that first girl you kissed? Well, in my case, it turns out she’s in an awesome band called Pearl & the Beard. Sometime last year, the lady in question – Jocelyn – and I were reacquainted and I found out she was playing with this group. Then a few months [...]
Corinne Bailey Rae holds the unique distinction of being a musician whose entire catalog I adore, track by track. Not only her two full length albums (2006′s eponymous debut and this year’s The Sea), but even CBR’s B-sides like her take on Led Zepplin’s ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You,’ her rendition of ‘River’ on Herbie [...]
Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith likens people of African descent to “the pupil of the eye”, which is the source of light for all humanity. In the United States, however, the general perception of Black people – and Black men in particular – has been poisoned by prejudice and therefore is not yet [...]
Eric Harper performs a live version of ‘Cura’ from his 2008 album ‘Romper a Madrugada’. Eric Harper – Cura from Jack On the Road on Vimeo.
Interview with Seattle hip hop duo Blue Scholars for Baha’i International TV & Radio Service, July 2008. Blue Scholars from Jack On the Road on Vimeo.
In 2006, while living in Madagascar, I covered local concerts for the Culture section of one of the country’s daily newspapers. Night after night, I gained entry to see some of Madagascar’s top musicians. Here is a selection of my favorite images.