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Sep 20, 2021

Back by popular demand! The great Barney Bentall returns to NSTS this week to talk about his new instrumental record called RanchWriters, a collaboration with his Spirit of the West pal Geoffrey Kelly. 

There are hints of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake on the new record, and Barney and I discuss how the project came...


Sep 7, 2021

Last week we looked at Guns N' Roses singer W. Axl Rose from a factual, historical viewpoint of his life and career. This week we go beyond that, and take a closer look at Rose from a more personal perspective. Not just as a musician, but as an influential pop culture icon. 

In other words, last week we talked what the...


Aug 30, 2021

NSTS is back this week with part one of a two part series featuring Guns N' Roses frontman W. Axl Rose, one of the intriguing, beguiling, and mysterious figures in rock and roll history.

In part one we examine the rise of Rose - how a delinquent kid from Lafayette, Indiana would lead a band of rock and roll...


Aug 9, 2021

A few weeks back we lost one of the greats - ZZ Top bassist and singer Dusty Hill. 

This week on NSTS we pay tribute to Hill by looking back on his life, including his cello-playing high school days, how he came to be the bass player in ZZ Top, the time he accidentally shot himself in the abdomen, and the events leading...


Aug 2, 2021

Ten years ago we lost Amy Winehouse, a shepherd of the pop culture past whom Bob Dylan called "the last real individualist".   

This week NSTS examines the highs and lows of Winehouse's tragic life - her love for the girl groups of the 60s, her rise to fame, the struggles she endured with substance abuse, and her very...