December 13: Tom Verlaine was born in 1949 Happy Birthday

Tom Verlaine Tom Verlaine (born Thomas Miller, December 13, 1949): Singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the frontman for the New York rock band Television. Tom Verlaine Birth name Thomas Miller Born 13 December 1949 (age 65) Morristown, New Jersey, United States Genres Punk rock, art punk, post-punk, new wave Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician Instruments Guitar, vocals, piano Associated acts Television, …

JV reporting from Bergenfest 2014: Day 5

Doug Seegers: We had read the “Cinderella story” about singer/songwriter Doug Seegers. How he was discovered, or should I say re-discovered. He was homeless and living on the street. Musician Aaron Espe filmed him singing and put it on the web, then after a couple of years some people in Sweden took notice, and they had Seeger on a TV-show …

JV reporting from Bergenfest 2014: Day 2

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space shifters: The headliner on the second day was of course, Robert Plant and his band The Sensational Space shifters. Plant revisited  surprisingly many songs from the Led Zeppelin catalog (and an appreciative audience loved it) plus some new songs and tunes from his post-Zeppelin career. The emphasis was on blues put in a historic context, very …

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