Ed Bumgardner

CD Review- Vel Indica and Doug Davis

CD Review- Vel Indica and Doug Davis

  By Ed Bumgardner   Vel Indica, Turn Off Your Devices, self released. Vel Indica’s debut album, Turn Off Your Devices, is a surprisingly welcome departure from the contemporary norm in which albums are less unified statements of creativity and vision than cobbled collections of derivative, disposable market-driven songs. In […]

by · February 8, 2013 · 1 comment · Columns, Ed Bumgardner, Local Interest, News
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Ed Bumgardner- Group Therapy

  LOW WAGES, FREE BEER AND THE SEARCH FOR SOUL SALVATION… Part 5   Reflections, ruminations and twisted tales of baiting and bartering with the fickle musical muse. Part memoir, part chronicle of a musical scene and life traversed with great musicians, colorful characters, damaged psyches, broken hearts, memorable tarts, […]

by · December 19, 2012 · 2 comments · Columns, Ed Bumgardner, Local Interest, News
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Review – Spring House Restaurant Where the Past and Future of Winston-Salem Come Together

  By Ed bumgardner photos by Shannon Murphy This review first appeared in WS Arts Magazine’s Issue 0 Maybe itʼs the heart, lungs and brain craving the oxygen now suddenly gathered in gasps and gulps. Maybe itʼs the giddy narcotic rush of endorphins being freed to sprint into the blood […]

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He’s My… Brother?

  LOW WAGES, FREE BEER AND THE SEARCH FOR SOUL SALVATION… Part 4   Reflections, ruminations and twisted tales of baiting and bartering with the fickle musical muse. Part memoir, part chronicle of a musical scene and life traversed with great musicians, colorful characters, damaged psyches, broken hearts, memorable tarts, […]

by · November 29, 2012 · 1 comment · Columns, Ed Bumgardner, Local Interest, News
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The Fever

  LOW WAGES, FREE BEER AND THE SEARCH FOR SOUL SALVATION… Part 3   Reflections, ruminations and twisted tales of baiting and bartering with the fickle musical muse. Part memoir, part chronicle of a musical scene and life traversed with great musicians, colorful characters, damaged psyches, broken hearts, memorable tarts, […]

by · November 16, 2012 · 1 comment · Columns, Ed Bumgardner, Local Interest, News
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Led Zeppelins Celebration Day

  Celebration Day – Review By Ed Bumgardner The hobbit-on-pot lyrics to Led Zeppelinʼs “Stairway To Heaven,” written by singer Robert Plant, has evidently caused Plant considerable distress in recent years. So much so that he has steadfastly refused to perform the song – Zeppelinʼs most recognizable and popular millstone […]

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Hit by the Hammer of the Gods

  LOW WAGES, FREE BEER AND THE SEARCH FOR SOUL SALVATION… Part 2 Reflections, ruminations and twisted tales of baiting and bartering with the fickle musical muse. Part memoir, part chronicle of a musical scene and life traversed with great musicians, colorful characters, damaged psyches, broken hearts, memorable tarts, shadowy […]

Andrew Osenga’s Leonard The Lonely Astronaut- Review

Andrew Osenga’s Leonard The Lonely Astronaut- Review

Andrew Osenga, Leonard The Lonely Astronaut, Rabbit Room By Ed Bumgardner Andrew Osenga is a veteran Christian-music singer and songwriter from Nashville whose new album, Leonard The Lonely Astronaut, is a sci-fi themed concept album set far in the future and written, performed, arranged and produced by Osenga in a […]

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ZZ Top’s Latest is a Rick Rubin Produced Re-Birth

  ZZ Top, La Futura, Universal Records by Ed Bumgardner   The wide arc of ZZ Topʼs 40-plus-year career is such that it has seen The Little Olʼ Band from Texas move from working as barebones guitar-slinging blues stars in the 1970s through a second superstar life as high-tech MTV cartoon hit-makers […]

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Goodbye to Winston-Salem Music Legend Terry Richardson

  By Ed Bumgardner I had seen Terry Richardson around the Winston-Salem clubs for years. He wasn’t hard to miss, as he always seemed a head taller than everybody else in the room. Granted, Terry was tall, six-feet-four-inches, give or take an inch. But it was more about the way he carried […]

by · October 8, 2012 · 2 comments · Columns, Ed Bumgardner, Local Interest, News