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2001 Stories by Greg Barr

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  • Willis Alan Ramsey

    published December 27, 2001

    Willis Alan Ramsey is still mulling over the follow-up to his debut. It's been a lengthy process, 30 years now, in fact. And Ramsey is grayer and... More >>

  • The Scabs with Soul Hat

    published December 20, 2001

    Every time front man Bob Schneider figures he's had enough of the Scabs, he gets yet another juicy contract offer to bring 'em back one more time.... More >>

  • Alcohol and Salvation

    published November 1, 2001

    Imagine, for a moment, spritelike bluesy guitarist Carolyn Wonderland in leather, not flannel. Picture her trademark red mop dyed black with... More >>

  • Don't Fence Us In

    published October 25, 2001

    Picking row after row of asparagus in a sun-drenched field is what some might describe as a character-building experience. For a five-year-old... More >>

  • Playbill

    published October 11, 2001

    When the first lady disses your song, you know you're onto something good. Canadian rockers the Guess Who were asked to give a performance at the... More >>

  • Libbi Bosworth

    published October 4, 2001

    Galveston-born Libbi Bosworth is hitting her stride after a career filled with stops and starts, brief glimpses of stardom and time spent in... More >>

  • Minibill

    published September 27, 2001

    The last time this writer spoke to Bob Schneider, it was nearly 3 a.m., and he had just played his butt off with one of his now semi-defunct... More >>

  • Playbill

    published September 20, 2001

    Sure, the Tim "Ripper" Owens story is pretty compelling. Going-nowhere dude ekes out a living in Akron, Ohio, fronting a Judas Priest tribute... More >>

  • Playbill

    published September 13, 2001

    Todd Snider will be the first to tell you that his recent preference for solo gigs, rather than full band tours, is financially motivated. Not... More >>

  • Minibill

    published September 13, 2001

    Far too many Americans regard the Cowboy Junkies as this quirky, mysterious -- but hip -- Canadian quartet that recorded an album in a church... More >>

  • Midnight Pumpkin

    published August 23, 2001

    Like a father nervously awaiting his daughter's return from her first date, the smitten, fiftysomething überfan paces around the Continental... More >>

  • Prodigal Sons

    published August 16, 2001

    When Johnny Cash speaks to you in your dreams, you better pay heed. That's exactly what Mark Stuart did after several nocturnal visits from the... More >>

  • Our Lady Peace

    published August 16, 2001

    From the land of the deep freeze, and apparently the home of the deep thinkers, comes the latest release from Toronto post-grungers Our Lady... More >>

  • Playbill

    published August 16, 2001

    There was a day when MTV's Unplugged segments were actually worth waiting for through the myriad of ads for pimple cream and shampoo. Yet... More >>

  • Mount Coy

    published July 26, 2001

    To belabor beyond all recognition that old saw about what you should wear to your wedding, this year Houston went in for something old, something... More >>

  • Nu-metal Meltdown

    published July 26, 2001

    In 1994, Tommy Stewart spent a year in limbo. Actually, it was in Houston, which for aspiring nouveau-metal drummers, is basically the same thing.... More >>

  • Playbill

    published July 26, 2001

    Even though Johnny Rotten was brutally candid about the Sex Pistols' reunion tour in 1996, they were vilified in many circles for making such a... More >>

  • Playbill

    published July 19, 2001

    Considering how splintered the rock biz has become in the past ten years, and particularly the punk genre, it was only a matter of time before Two... More >>

  • Joydrop

    published July 12, 2001

    Seen by the suits at her U.S. label as Canada's answer to Gwen Stefani, Joydrop's Tara Slone, the part-time TV action star and practicing... More >>

  • Toni Price

    published July 12, 2001

    Through four albums, Austin's Toni Price has meandered through a myriad of twists and turns -- and encountered the occasional dead end -- while... More >>

  • Playbill

    published June 21, 2001

    To have your songs covered by the likes of Joan Baez, Del McCoury and the Eagles might be enough of a reward for some artists. And certainly if... More >>

  • Lucinda Williams

    published June 14, 2001

    Flash-forward to 2003. Lucinda Williams is holding court in a New York hotel with a gaggle of Gotham critics. As the hours drag on, she grows... More >>

  • Hayseed Dixie

    published May 17, 2001

    Let's get one thing out of the way immediately: This four-man bluegrass band can pick like hell. At the same time, let's address the central... More >>

  • Lupe Olivarez

    published May 10, 2001

    By choosing Sin Miedo ("Without Fear") as the title of his solo debut and using a stylized illustration of an evil-eye talisman on its... More >>

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