Author: Mike Flatt

D W N T W N 02-29-2016

Every once in awhile you have to thank your friends for turning you onto a band you’ve never heard before, as it was for me, I hope we can do that for you.  Such is the case with the Los Angeles based quartet, DWNTWN.  They’ve already released three EP’s, that you can find on Spotify or Apple Music, or do yourself a favor and spend some time on their Youtube page.  Vocalist, Jamie Leffler was kind enough to spend some time on the phone with me, to discuss the future of the band, new music and what it’s like...

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Alan Doyle 02-08-2016

Alan Doyle, best-known as the lead singer for the Canadian band Great Big Sea for  over twenty years has sold over 1.3 million records. So Lets Go, Alan’s second solo album was recently released .  I was able to get on the phone with Alan as he prepared for the new year, a new tour with a new band The Beautiful Gypsies. BT:  I first saw Great Big Sea, and you weren’t even listed on the bill, opening for Sinead O’Connor and The Chieftains at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, and I’ve sort of followed you since that...

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Grant-Lee Phillips 02/01/2016

  Our first interview, and I wanted this one to be a little special.  Grant-Lee Phillips will be releasing his new album “The Narrows” on March 18th.  He was kind enough to spend a little time on the phone with me as he was preparing to hit the road.  I hope you enjoy our little conversation. BT:  We initially talked about 14 years ago when we launched Bluetint Magazine, and you were the first interview we did then, and now you’ll be the first one we do to launch the new version. GLP:  Oh wow, that’s cool, I like...

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