The glorious harmonies of Crystal Visions

Donna Colton said it might be fun if my dear wife Karen came out to The Ridge to see and hear Crystal Visions. Good idea that was, my humble friend with the awesome singing voice. Colton teams with fellow Central New York vocalists Maureen Henesey and Joanna Jewett, they’re backed by Kris Heels, John Kelsey,…

Hail, hail, Mr. Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry died last week, and I of course bowed my head to a major man of my musical past. Before my time, certainly, this guy who rightfully took his place as one of the first inductees when they openedthe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for helping shape that form as well as R&B…

Yes, the music scene in Syracuse is lovely

Joe Driscoll smiled widely from the podium on the stage of The Palace Theatre on James Street during Friday night’s Syracuse Area Music Awards show. He gripped his shiny black Sammys trophy for best Jam Band recording with Sekou Kouyate and told the capacity crowd of 600 or so how he always laid claim to…