“Play me something” says the tenor master during our first lesson together. I squirm uncomfortably in my socks, having left my shoes at the door of the immaculate if modest music studio.
Henry “Hank” LoConti, music legend and founder of the Agora, dies at the age of 85 after nearly 50 years in the music business in Cleveland.
Rustbelt Almanac interviews Andre Costello about music and making it in Pittsburgh.
The story of the industrial Midwest can be told through the music it inspired. From John Lee Hooker to MC5 to Eminem, here's our playlist of 20 Rust Belt tunes.
Wilton Crump, doo-wop sensation and Jackson Five collaborator, might be this hard-working city’s hardest-working man in showbiz.
The Cleveland hip-hop project got its start tapping on the bunk beds at church camp. Now they're chopping up Anthrax and Pere Ubu.
Mourning mornings without my favorite radio host.
There’s only one Berry Gordy, but Rust Belt America in the 1960s and ‘70s was also home to at least a handful of African-American-run recording studios that thrived without bank loans ...
Discovering music history, one garage sale at a time.