Robert Baird
Sort By: Post Date | Title | Publish Date
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Apr 26, 2013 5 comments
Country music is almost extinct.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Feb 22, 2013 7 comments
The bigger the record, the more fascinating what was left behind.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Feb 12, 2013 5 comments
So it’s Fat Tuesday, or mardi gras and while I have not had a Hurricane cocktail quite yet—old men need to keep pacing in the forefront of their thoughts—I have been listening to many of the gems of NOLA's glorious musical history.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Dec 21, 2012 13 comments
Here in the age when rock stars like Jagger and Richards are not only still breathing, but are now turning 70—“I’d rather be dead than sing “Satisfaction” when I’m 45," Mick once said with a straight face
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Sep 19, 2012 6 comments
First, let’s talk about that voice.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jul 05, 2012 2 comments
One of the real coups of Holger Peterson’s Stony Plain Records which is the subject of my Aural Robert column in the July issue of Stereophile was signing the great Canadian blues guitar player Jeff Healy to a deal late in Healy’s too short life to make both blues and jazz albums.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jun 15, 2012 3 comments
If piles upon piles of LPs bring you joy, and you’re within striking distance of Pittsburgh, Pa. this weekend, you need to head for the Pittsburgh Irish Centre on Forward Avenue to check out the first annual Vinylpalooza
Robert Baird
Robert Baird May 11, 2012 10 comments
Many if not most of the world’s most admired albums attained their fame slowly. In the case of Exile on Main Street which was released forty years ago on May 12, 1972, it took years for its ragged, bluesy charms to percolate into the collective psyche and eventually emerge as if not the best, then one of the contenders in the Stones catalog.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird May 04, 2012 3 comments
Just the other evening, a friend, co–worker and fellow old record enthusiast, Brian Laboe, and I were saddled up at our neighborhood watering hole, sipping overpriced craft beer and talking about funk bands from the 70’s which happens to be a passion we share.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Mar 30, 2012 5 comments
All true longtime Bruce fans knew deep in their Thunder Road hearts that this day would come...
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Mar 02, 2012 2 comments
Photos by Mark Sheldon

Last week, I had the honor and the pleasure of interviewing Bill Frisell in front of an audience—in what’s called a “Jazz Conversation,”—at this year’s edition of the Portland Jazz Festival. Held at the Art Bar in the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA), our chat was podcast by the Oregonmusicnews.com and can be heard here.

Robert Baird
Robert Baird Feb 17, 2012 9 comments
We should all be so lucky. To be alive, creative, and thoroughly (and wonderfully) corrupt as 77-year-old Leonard Cohen is on his new record, Old Ideas.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Feb 13, 2012 8 comments
Opening with a prayer for Whitney Houston, the Grammy Award had its usual smattering of worthwhile performances and utter idiocy.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jan 26, 2012 2 comments
Being “old school” can be either a compliment or a nasty put–down depending on who’s doing the talking.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jan 20, 2012 0 comments
You either buy it or you don’t. That’s the way I felt coming out of the Bell House last week in Brooklyn after watching Norah Jones, guitarist Jim Campilongo, bassist Lee Alexander, drummer Dan Reiser and guitarist/singer Richard Julien—i.e. The Little Willies— do their thing.
Site Map / Direct Links