Aural History

A music insider perfects the Spinterview

Originally published by J.M. for Bold Life Magazine
May 1, 2014

Music journalist and drummer Robin Tolleson provides an entertaining inside look at some of the iconic musicians he has interviewed over a 30—year career including Ginger Baker, George Benson, David Byrne, Bela Fleck, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Lionel Hampton, Bobby McFerrin and Carlos Santana.

Part DJ and part music historian, Tolleson mixes musical selections from his collection of classic vinyl along with recordings taken from actual interviews with the artists, creating what he calls, the “Spinterview.”

Tolleson has written professionally since 1979, authoring over 1,200 features for such music magazines as Downbeat, Modern Drummer, Billboard, Mix, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Wind Player, and Strings.

Spinterviews take place on Thursdays, May 8, 15, 22, and 29, at 4pm at Trinity Community Music Center, 900 Blythe Street in Hendersonville. $5, Students free. 828—692—6114.

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