1. THE PONY INTERVIEW WITH T.M. STEVENS
"SHOCKA ZOOLOO" STEVENS
BRINGS THE FUNKMACHINE TO ASBURY PARK
It's been cold around here.The east coast has been waking up to temperatures of six degrees in the morning, and happy to hit 20 during the day.While we can't predict the weather Saturday evening, February 1, we guarantee it'll be red hot along a small strip of Ocean Avenue when T.M. Stevens
ferocious, yet melodic, funk and soul sounds to the Pony stage.Supporting the American release of his
fourth album, Shocka Zooloo (JVC Victor), Stevens' career spans genres, styles and continents.
...Covering all of the aspects of this diverse and fascinating artist in a handful of questions wasn't an easy task, but our interview with Stevens managed to touch not only on the new album and his work as a session player and producer, but his first experience in a full-length film, the design of his Cort Funkmachine basses, his work on a Deep Purple tribute album, how the master does his soundcheck, the importance of the blues, and this Friday's gig.
: I like to call it the "Hendrix Factor" in which he
had to go outside of the country to come back in with his
music.Sometimes an artist has to go out and be accepted and proven elsewhere before he
is finally accepted in their own backyard.
...T.M. Stevens' official web site at be found at www.tmstevens.com.
The site has lots of great information about his
music and career, as well as details about his
gear.Catch T.M. Stevens live and in living color on The Stone Pony stage, along with Shovelhead and Phillipshead, Saturday evening, February 1st.