Blackberry Smoke Interview: Charlie Starr On Running Their Own Record Label & The Origin Of The Band’s Name

Blackberry Smoke Interview: Charlie Starr On Running Their Own Record Label & The Origin Of The Band's Name

This looks like it’s shaping up to be a busy year for Blackberry Smoke. Not only are they headlining their own tour in support of their forthcoming album, “Find A Light,” but they are also playing on shows for Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Zac Brown Band. In our Blackberry Smoke interview, Charlie Starr talks to us about what it’s like doing almost everything as far as their music is concerned, including running their own record label. And he shares with us the Black Crowes’ connection to Blackberry Smoke’s name. [Read more…]

Marshall Tucker’s Doug Gray Talks Myrtle Beach, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Farewell Tour & Doug Hugs

Marshall Tucker's Doug Gray Talks Myrtle Beach, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Farewell Tour & Doug Hugs

Every time I talk to Marshall Tucker’s frontman, Doug Gray, he is just so nice. I mean, seriously, he is always in a great mood. So, he is one of my all-time favorite people to interview. He doesn’t just seem like a great person, though, The Marshall Tucker band puts on one heck of a show. Check out some of my other interviews with Doug Gray and be sure to catch The Marshall Tucker Band in concert locally this weekend in Raleigh [The Ritz] and Charlotte [Fillmore]. Today, Doug Gray talks with us about Myrtle Beach living, whether or not he thinks Lynyrd Skynyrd will actually retire and much more.
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