My End Of Summer Week In Review

Wow! It’s hard to believe it’s Labor Day weekend. It seems like it was only yesterday that summer had started and now, here we are already at the end of August.

This has been a very productive summer of writing for me and this past week in particular in terms of interviews. And to prove that I’m not just a “metal-head” (even though it says that in my bio) – contemporary jazz, alternative rock and blues genres were all on the agenda!

These are my latest interviews that you can find now on

PeterWhitePeter White: Some of you may know Peter as one of the most popular instrumental players in contemporary jazz. But did you know that he credits his guitar playing to Al Stewart? Peter’s first real “gig” was with Al back in 1975.

Imagine this – you’re a wide-eyed teen fresh out of high school. You audition for a group, get the gig and the next thing you know… you’re in Abbey Road studios recording ‘The Year of The Cat’ with Al Stewart!

Read my interview with Peter where we discuss this story as well as his incredible new album, ‘Smile’ that’s coming out in October.


FlyleafAlbumKristen May: Since their eponymous, self-titled debut album in 2005, Flyleaf has consistently dominated the active, alternative and mainstream rock charts.

Kristen May is the new vocalist for the band and in my interview with her we discuss the band’s infectious new album, “Between The Stars”, her musical upbringing and how a best-selling book turned blockbuster film ignited the album’s first single.


PopovicIt’s been an extremely busy summer for guitarist Ana Popovic. Apart from touring Europe and the U.S in support of her most recent album Can You Stand The Heat, the Serbian blues powerhouse will soon join a multitude of other guitar greats for this year’s Experience Hendrix Tour.

I recently caught up with Popovic to discuss her upcoming visit to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA, the Hendrix Tour and what she loves about Blues guitar!


Thanks so much for taking the time to read my articles and be sure to follow me on Twitter @JimEWood  and  ‘Tumblr’ – I follow back!

Have a great Labor Day!

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