Author Archive

Alan Armstrong

Alan Armstrong

They are straight guitar rock: guitar, bass, and drums. They stay away from keyboards. (“We like it raw.”) Rickishane is made up of Rick Bolz, a pioneering 60s rocker, his two sons, Shane and Kish, and an “adopted into the band” son, who just happens—and somewhat confusingly—also to be named

Not only does he tour the country playing his own solo work, but locally-based Micah McCaw also tours as a member of bands named Seaons (see-ons) and everett as well. His music is described as guitar driven progressive rock. I agree with that, but let me add his music fuses

“Cool Cat Funk” is an enjoyable listen, giving new meaning to the term “laid back,” and taking the listener back to the less stressful, easy-going moments of the 70s. In fact, these tunes could have been written then. Whether it’s the “Leon Haywood-esque” flirtatious guitar styling in “Tooday Loseday,” or

Near the end of his acoustic guitar set at a mid-August show at The Sound Lounge, singer and performer Alcyon declared, “I have love for everyone.” He continued by announcing his love more specifically to his adopted state of Oregon. “I’m from Connecticut,” he said; adding: “Do you know how many