The VVN Music Podcast includes reviews, features and interviews with the veteran music artists that have been recording for twenty years or more in pop, rock, R&B/soul, country, folk and blues.
All music samples used during this show are strictly for news reporting, editorial & review use and do not exceed 30 seconds in length, falling under the fair use clause of the copyright act.
Dick Taylor of the Rollin' Stones & the Pretty Things
Dick Taylor started his career with school friends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in a group they called the Rollin' Stones but left before they cut their first album to return to art school.
The next year, Dick and Phil May started the Pretty Things with whom he stayed until 1969 after the release of the now critically acclaimed but initially failed rock opera "S.F. Sorrow".
Taylor went on to produce, most notably the debut album of Hawkwind in 1970, before returning to the Pretty Things in 1979.
Gary Brooker of Procol Harum
The VVN Music Interview with Gary Brooker of Procol Harum on their brand new box set and on the band's history.
Tommy Roe (2012)
This time, we go back to 2012 for an archive interview with Tommy Roe.
Tommy was one of the rare artists who was able to keep his songs in the top ten for most of the 60's, from 1962's "Sheila" through the late-60's and early-70's with "Dizzy" and "Jam Up and Jelly Tight".
Roe also toured twice with the Beatles, once in the U.K. and once in the U.S.
Rachael Sage is a true Renaissance woman of the arts. Over her lifeshe has danced with the New York City ballet, taught herself piano, painted, acted, started her own record company and become a successful singer-songwriter.
Since 1996, she has released fifteen full length albums and EPs including her LP of music for dance, Choreographic, and her new EP of holiday music, Joy!
Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple & Black Country Communion
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Glenn Hughes has had a long and very active career in music, first with the British group Trapeze and, starting in 1973, as a member of Deep Purple where he sang and played bass on the albums Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band.
After Deep Purple, Hughes recorded the first of over a dozen solo albums and went on to be a member of Phenomena, Black Sabbath (Seventh Star), Voodoo Hill, California Breed and his current band, Black Country Communion.
Paula Cole started her career in the clubs around her native Boston before being asked to join Peter Gabriel's Secret World Tour. Her exposure from that tour and her first album, Harbinger, got her signed to Warner Brothers where she released This Fire which went on to be nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys along with six other categories including Producer of the Year.
Cole has just released her new album, Ballads, which contains twenty songs from the Great American Songbook along with the world of Americana.