Suggested reading: Sun City, Dave Marsh (1985)
Spotlight Conversation: Little Steven, Jackson Browne, and Danny Alexander
Hector Saldaña's Message for Dave Marsh
Little Steven: Musician, Performer, Songwriter, Arranger, Music Producer, Music Supervisor, TV Producer, Actor, Director, Broadway Producer, TV and Film Composer, and Live Event Producer, International DJ, Activist, Historian, Teacher, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost authorities on both Contemporary and Traditional Rock and Roll.
Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007. Browne is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He’s a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) and Nukefree.org and a member of the Ocean advocacy group, Ocean Elders.
For more than thirty years, Danny Alexander has served as Associate Editor for Rock & Rap Confidential while also writing for, among others, Kansas City's Pitch and the Kansas City Star. Alexander teaches the Literature of American Popular Music at Johnson County Community College, a course he co-created with music journalist David Cantwell. His book Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige was published by University of Texas Press in 2016. He blogs at http://takeemastheycome.blogspot.com/