Some selected writings:
Rosanne Cash: The Long Journey Home. Originally published in No Depression, February 28, 2003, and included in The Best of No Depression: Writing About American Music, published by University of Texas Press, 2005. [Heavy negotiations ongoing to provide a link]
Crime Novels Can Make for Great TV – Or Sometimes They Get Iced. Chicago Tribune column on Amazon’s adaptation of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch mysteries.
The Shaping of Ozarks: Jazz great Charlie Haden’s music spans the American century, from his parents’ country radio show to Ornette Coleman’s harmolodic improvisations, and back. Originally published in No Depression (The Bookazine) #78 Fall 2009.
‘Wilde Lake’: Laura Lippman is back with another genre bender. A review. Originally published in the Chicago Tribune, May 4, 2016.
‘The Martini Shot’ by George Pelecanos. A review. Originally published in the Chicago Tribune, Dec. 31. 2014
Windy City Forecast: Cool but Not Mild. A dual profile of Kurt Elling and Patricia Barber. Originally published in Los Angeles Times, August 15, 1999.
Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter: A singer who can be both cool and warm has a hot career. A profile. Originally published in the Washington Post, February 28, 2014.
Joe Henry: Connoisseur’s Blend. Originally published in DownBeat, February 2010, p. 38.
John Prine: To Believe in this Living. Originally published in No Depression, April 30, 2005.
Suffering for Cappuccino. Originally published in Huffington Post, February 27, 2009.
Nathan Zuckerman’s Alter Ego Speaks Out. A review of The Facts by Philip Roth. Originally published in Chicago Sun-Times, August 28, 1988.