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The Charles Walker Band: Everyone is Family

Charles Walker’s transformation from blues to funk began when the love of his life joined the band.  Now, everyone is family, and there’s plenty of love and fun to go around. by Donovan Wheeler photos courtesy of Aaron Walker and the Charles Walker Band [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t would be nice to think that Charles Walker’s epiphany happened …

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Jon Strahl: Sounds Right to Me

by Donovan Wheeler —–photography by Tim McLaughlin The entrance to Darrin’s Coffee Company is tucked under a dark awning hanging from a tiny, beige brick building… …which is further tucked between larger structures to either side. Meandering the winding, cobbled-brick surface which makes up Zionville’s eclectic Main Street, I must have passed the place four …

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A Bona Fide Blues Man: Terre Haute’s Johnny T. “Rolling Stone” Wright

by Dave Kyle Originally published in Blues News by the Kentuckiana Blues Society In the ’70s, a couple friends I had played in bands with decided to open a recording studio in Terre Haute, Indiana. Steve Rusin and Steve Brown built Harvest Sound Studio in the attached garage of Brown’s home. It was a simple …

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