Drumbo and Rockette recording new material

I recently received a message from John Drumbo French to update me on progress with his new recordings: So here Rockette and I are at ProperRead More

Graham
28 Dec
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Leon Rubenhold and Don Van Vliet

An article by Gerry Fialka in Venice Paper caught my attention. It described a party held in the Canals at Venice, California to raise funds forRead More

If the hat fits….bid for it.

Hats were an important part of the appearance of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. There were probably dozens of hats worn on stage and inRead More

Derek
6 Dec
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Doug Moon appearance

Doug Moon, an early Magic Band stalwart, returns to one of Don Van Vliet’s old stamping-grounds on November 5th when he performs at the Desert SongRead More

Derek
17 Oct
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Gary Lucas update

Gary Lucas continues to be one of the most hard-working and prolific members of the various Magic Bands. Gary’s calendar shows him to be currently performingRead More

Derek
21 Sep
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Distant Cousin of The Magic Band

Distant Cousin of The Magic Band

For every one who appreciates the Hammond Organ playing of Jimmy Smith, Ian McLagan or John Medeski there are plenty more for whom the Hammond OrganRead More

Message from Micheal Smotherman

Message from Micheal Smotherman

I received a very interesting series of messages a short while ago from Micheal Smotherman, one-time member of the “tragic” era Magic Band. This is whatRead More

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