Blog Entries by Roger Catlin

Born in Detroit, Roger covered rock as an entertainment writer for the Omaha World-Herald before becoming rock critic for the Hartford Courant for 12 years. In that time, he's gotten to interview Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, Keith Richards, Ray Charles and Brian Wilson. He is currently a freelance arts writer for the Washington Post, and writes largely about TV on his blog rogercatlin.com.
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  • Kathy MatteaKathy Mattea talks about her work on the Ken Burns Country Music documentary (including where Garth and Taylor fit in), and how she found her voice as a Nashville hitmaker.read more
  • Charley PrideCountry music star Charley Pride on his biggest hits and his "permanent tan."read more
  • Johnny MathisMathis talks about his fitness regimen, what music is most important to him, and his album with Chic.read more
  • Rachael YamagataShe's written with Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore, but one of her most important songs found her on a mountain.read more
  • Nas Talks Classical IllmaticThe rapper talks about performing his Illmatic album with the National Symphony Orchestra.read more
  • Dhani HarrisonOn Tom Petty, being an honorary Heartbreaker/Wilbury, and releasing his first solo album at 39.read more
  • Nick Heyward of Haircut 100On the marimba magic of "Love Plus One" and the nomadic recording process of his 2017 album.read more
  • Hamell on TrialIf Woody Guthrie was around in the age of Trump, he might sound like this guy.read more
  • Steve EarleEarle on the true meaning of "outlaw" country, and why he wrote "Guitar Town."read more
  • Booker T. JonesThe Stax legend on how he cooked up "Green Onions," the first time he and Otis Redding saw hippies, and if he'll ever play a digital organ.read more
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