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Q&A with Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown – March 8th at Rams Head On Stage (Interview by Matt Ellis)

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown just released their latest album, “Goin’ to the Delta,” which debuted this week at #5 on Billboard’s Blues Albums.  Simmonds is the lead guitarist and founding member of British blues-rock band Savoy Brown since its creation in 1966.  Come out to Rams Head On Stage this Saturday, March 8th to grab a copy of the new record at his CD Release Party, and, of course, to hear some of the greatest blues guitar riffs ever played on either side of the pond.     ME:  You’ve continuously toured as part of Savoy Brown for nearly 50 years.  How have you been able to handle that life on the road for so many years, and how is touring different today from when you started?  KS:  Things aren’t that different, and touring isn’t different.  Yes, there are technological… Read More >

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Q & A with Johnny Winter and Producer, Paul Nelson – by Matt Ellis

Johnny Winter’s late career comeback is in full swing, and the man can still play with the same fiery fury that earned him the status of guitar god throughout the 60s and 70s.  Rams Head guest blogger Matt Ellis interviewed Johnny and guitarist/producer Paul Nelson of the Johnny Winter Band as the group prepares for a two night stand (Feb. 15-16) at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland. Paul Nelson, Guitarist and Producer with Johnny Winter Band (far right in photo above, next to Johnny) Thank you both for making some time to talk to me, I know you guys have a show tonight before you need to get on the road again.  How’s travel been with all of this winter weather? Well, we’re stuck in a blizzard in Connecticut right now.  How’d you start playing and producing with… Read More >

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What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Or..more interestingly… what do some of our past performers’ handwriting say about THEM? One of the things we do after every show at Rams Head On Stage is we ask our bands to give us a little feedback about their experience playing in our venue. So, I happen to have some handwriting samples in my possession from some of our recent shows that I thought I would analyze in my spare time and share with you the results. Handwriting analysis, or Graphology, is the study and analysis of handwriting, especially in relation to human psychology. NOTE: This is all very scientific. And non-biased, for that matter. John Corbett – Last played Rams Head On Stage on March 22nd, 2013: Gosh he’s nice. What we see with this one is the large letters. According to my source (Scientific American Real Simple Magazine), large… Read More >

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