Katherine Yeske Taylor began her rock critic career in Atlanta in the late ’80s, when she interviewed Georgia musical royalty such as Indigo Girls, R.E.M. and The Black Crowes while she was still a teenager. Since then, she has done hundreds of interviews with a wide range of artists. She first wrote for The Big Takeover during the ’90s, and she has also written for dozens of other magazines across the U.S. She contributed to two books (The Trouser Press Guide to the ’90s and Rolling Stone’s Alt-Rock-A-Rama). Additionally, she has written liner notes and artist bios for several major acts. She currently lives in New York City. Like/Follow her Facebook page: “Katherine Yeske Taylor – Music Journalist.”
Mike Connell and Doug MacMillan of The Connells discuss their career – and Steadman’s Wake, their first new studio album in 20 years
Celebrated avant-garde musician and composer Yann Tiersen discusses Kerber, his latest (and most daring) studio album
Colin Hay discusses his new covers album, I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself, and the vinyl release of his 2001 album Going Somewhere
On The Ghost and the Wall, gold-selling Americana singer-songwriter Joshua Radin explores his fear of intimacy
Longtime New York City alternative rock band Ursa Minor discuss their latest studio album, Sian Ka’an
Linda Perry’s protégé Willa Amai discusses her debut album, I Can Go to Bed Whenever
Spearhead frontman Michael Franti discusses his life in Indonesia during the pandemic, and how he uses his music and shows to help others get through hard times
Lou Barlow talks about his latest solo album, and reflects on playing with Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh
Acclaimed electronic artist and DJ Daniel Avery discusses the unique origin story behind his fourth album, Together in Static
Australian indie dream rock artist Tim Ayre creates a sunny musical vibe with his new EP, Modern Life
Musician and filmmaker Brutus VIII (Jackson Katz) discusses his new album, Beyond, and short film, Sylvain’s Hunt
Trapper Schoepp discusses the challenging (and cathartic) process that led to his latest album, May Day
Portugal. The Man bassist Zach Carothers discusses the band’s latest release, Oregon City Sessions, as well as the band’s career overall
Linda Perry reflects on her career as a performer (fronting 4 Non Blondes), hit songwriter, and film composer
Emily Kinney is best known for her role on The Walking Dead – but she’s also a talented singer-songwriter, as she proves on her latest album, The Supporting Character
Legendary producer Daniel Lanois has worked with U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan, among many others – but now he’s releasing another album of his own, Heavy Sun
Steven Wilson discusses his new album, The Future Bites, on which he explores dystopian themes of technology-triggered isolation and needless consumerism
Paul Banks (Interpol), Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman), and Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) talk about the new Covers EP from their group Muzz
Legendary guitarist Mike Campbell discusses his band The Dirty Knobs and his time with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Zero 7 co-frontman Henry Binns discusses the band’s new EP, Shadows, as well as their celebrated career overall
The Cadillac Three frontman Jaren Johnston discusses the band’s new album, Tabasco & Sweet Tea (their second release this year), Southern pride, and making sure they – and their fans – always have a good time
Travis frontman Fran Healy discusses the band’s new album (10 Songs), fatherhood, and how his poverty-stricken childhood has driven him throughout his life
Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Hersh discusses the band’s latest album (Sun Racket), her unconventional songwriting style, and her belief in music as prayer.
Erasure singer Andy Bell discusses the band’s new album, The Neon, and looks back on how he and bandmate Vince Clarke first met.
Modern English frontman Robbie Grey discusses “I Melt With You,” and why the New Wave classic as relevant today as ever
Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon of The Bacon Brothers discuss their new album, The Way We Love, why their childhood in Philadelphia stoked their creativity, and how they continue to stay inspired
Josh Radnor (of How I Met Your Mother fame) also has a band, Radnor & Lee, with Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee, and they’ve just released their second album, Golden State
Suzi Quatro – the first true female rock star – talks about Suzi Q, the documentary about her extraordinary life that premiered on July 1
Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson and his longtime songwriting partner Leslie Mandoki discuss their new single, “We Say Thank You,” that gives thanks to frontline workers during the pandemic
Sparks keyboardist and songwriter Ron Mael discusses the band’s new album – their 24th one! – as well as his unique songwriting sensibilities, and why this band endures
London Plane leader David Mosey explains how his darkwave band is emerging as one of the more esoteric and exciting bands in the New York City music scene.
Donita Sparks of L7 discusses the band’s new single, her livestream show, and why some people are terrified to talk to her.
Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson talks about how the resilience she’s gained during her legendary career is helping her navigate the current COVID-19 crisis.
Love Fame Tragedy, the one-man band from The Wombats frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy, releases a second EP with notable collaborators Dan Smith (Bastille), Eleanor Fletcher (Crystal Fighters) and Jack River.
Celebrated guitarist James Stevenson talks about his remarkable career playing with The Alarm, Generation X, Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, Holy Holy, The Cult, Chelsea, and many more.
Michael Giblin talks about fronting The Split Squad, a supergroup featuring Clem Burke (Blondie), Keith Streng (The Fleshtones), Eddie Munoz (The Plimsouls), and Josh Kantor (The Baseball Project).
The Ocean Blue frontman David Schelzel discusses becoming famous as a teenager, then becoming a lawyer, and how he balances his two careers now.
Lisset Diaz of Sweet Lizzy Project talks about moving from her native Havana, Cuba to Nashville, her band’s new album, and being discovered by Raul Malo of The Mavericks.
John Moen and Chris Slusarenko of indie supergroup Eyelids discuss collaborating with Larry Beckett and Peter Buck on their new album.
Robert Vincent discusses why it makes sense to be an Americana artist from Liverpool, his new album, and a how a teacher’s encouragement changed his life.
Eli Musser talks about standing out from the crowd in New York City, working with legendary studio veteran Bryce Goggin, and self-discovery.
Ian McNabb discusses fronting The Icicle Works and his solo career, his upcoming one-off show in Atlanta on January 11, and surviving the music business.
Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Danielle de Picciotto (Crime & The City Solution) discuss hackedepicciotto, their experimental duo, and how it fits into their nomadic life.
Beach Fossils frontman Dustin Payseur discusses the importance of writing emotionally vulnerable lyrics, and touring for the pure love of it.
The Innocence Mission members Karen Peris and Don Peris discuss their new album, life in Pennsylvania, and using their music to connect with people.
Pete Yorn talks about how he found inspiration again, fatherhood, and how music saved him from becoming a tax lawyer.
Reignwolf frontman Jordan Cook discusses his band’s unusual history, how he keeps up his energy for their high-powered shows, and why it’s important to go with the flow.
Black Swan Lane frontman Jack Sobel and contributing guitarist *Dave Fielding (of The Chameleons) discuss their entwined musical careers, BSL’s changing lineup, and the band’s new album, Vita Eterna.
Chris Lee explains why he formed The Chris Lee Band instead of doing another Supagroup album this time, and why he won’t let anyone else’s expectations rule him.