A Conversation with Classic Rock Legend Mark Farner

  Follow MisplacedStraws – Facebook | Twitter | Insta Few bands define an era quite like Grand Funk Railroad.  One of the biggest American rock bands of the ’70s, GFR was led by the incredible guitar, outstanding voice, and, yes, “the wild, shirtless lyrics” (thank you Homer Simpson) of Mark Farner.  Mark’s time with Grand Funk ended in the ’90s, but … Continue reading A Conversation with Classic Rock Legend Mark Farner

The Blues Fix – Eliza Neals

  Follow MisplacedStraws – Facebook | Twitter | Insta Once in a while, a voice cuts through the ordinary and stands out in the crowd.  Eliza Neals possesses one of those voices.  Her 2020 release, Black Crow Moan, showcases not only her powerful voice but a maturity in her writing that wasn’t seen in her earlier releases.  Eliza recently took some … Continue reading The Blues Fix – Eliza Neals

A Conversation with Dead Daisies Guitarist Doug Aldrich

 Follow MisplacedStraws – Facebook | Twitter | Insta The Dead Daisies are a band that’s always evolving.  While an everchanging lineup could lead to an inconsistent output, The Daisies have returned at the top of their game.  Guitarist Doug Aldrich has been a mainstay for three records now and took some time for a return trip to the site to … Continue reading A Conversation with Dead Daisies Guitarist Doug Aldrich

A Conversation With Arc of Life/Yes Bassist Billy Sherwood

 Follow MisplacedStraws – Facebook | Twitter | Insta Few bands have existed as living, breathing entities the way Yes has.  Over the decades its members have branched out into countless projects across the progressive music landscape.  The latest of these projects is Arc of Life.  The band features “new generation” Yes members Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison, and Jay Schellen alongside … Continue reading A Conversation With Arc of Life/Yes Bassist Billy Sherwood

A Conversation With Robert Berry of 3.2

 Follow MisplacedStraws – Facebook | Twitter | Insta In the mid-to-late-80s, Emerson, Lake & Palmer were on a hiatus and the “prog-pop” of Asia, GTR, and Rabin-era Yes were on the airwaves. Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer teamed up with an immensely talented musician named Robert Berry to form the band 3.  The lineup only lasted one record and tour, … Continue reading A Conversation With Robert Berry of 3.2

A Conversation With Guitarist Joel Hoekstra

  Follow MisplacedStraws – Facebook | Twitter | Insta The busiest man in rock music is about to get busier.  Joel Hoekstra shares his talent in many different places, whether it’s playing and touring with Whitesnake, spending the Christmas season on stage with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, or touring with Cher, Hoekstra is always working.  In addition to all that, his solo project, … Continue reading A Conversation With Guitarist Joel Hoekstra