RockCellarTV Interview With ‘Sweet Judy Blue Eyes,’ Judy Collins

RockCellarTV Interview With ‘Sweet Judy Blue Eyes,’ Judy Collins

Judy Collins had stories to tell. Her 2017 album, Everybody Knows, a collaborative project with longtime friend/ex-partner Stephen Stills, spawned a fantastic tour blending music, stories and anecdotes that make for an unforgettable show. At a recent stop in Los Angeles, Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp met up with “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes” for our latest […]

Street Musician Chelsea Williams Has a New LP, a U.S. Tour and a Video With Maroon 5, but Still Loves L.A.’s ‘Dancing Drunks and Babies’ (Q&A)

Street Musician Chelsea Williams Has a New LP, a U.S. Tour and a Video With Maroon 5, but Still Loves L.A.’s ‘Dancing Drunks and Babies’ (Q&A)

Chelsea Williams knows how to work a crowd. Williams honed her craft as a singer-songwriter busking around Los Angeles for the past decade, a regular at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. Playing acoustic guitar, Williams performs a mix of Americana and indie-folk tunes as she competes with breakdancers, drummers, magicians and clowns for attention – […]

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jerry Garcia’

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jerry Garcia’

Half a century ago, San Francisco musicians provided the soundtrack to 1967’s Summer of Love. Bands like Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Quicksilver Messenger Service, New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS) and Moby Grape helped introduce psychedelic rock to thousands of buzzed flower children at free concerts throughout […]

A Chat with Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon

A Chat with Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon

For over four decades and through various lineup overhauls, REO Speedwagon continues to roll with the changes. Like fellow ’70s Midwest musical compatriots Styx, Cheap Trick, Grand Funk and Bob Seger, from ratty clubs to 20,000 seat venues they developed their following through years of exhaustive touring. A new DVD, Live at Moondance Jam, demonstrates that the band […]