Author Archives: Troy Michael

About Troy Michael

Troy Michael is the founder, publisher, editor, writer, minion, at Innocent Words

Music History May 22

BORN ON MAY 22 1914 – Sun Ra, American pianist, bandleader, poet (d. 1993) 1930 – Kenny Ball, English jazz trumpet player, vocalist, and bandleader (d. 2013) 1942 – Calvin Simon, American R&B/funk singer and percussionist (Parliament and Funkadelic) 1950…

Music History May 21

BORN ON MAY 21 1940 – Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013) 1941 – Martin Carthy, English folk singer-songwriter, guitarist 1941 – Ronald Isley, American singer-songwriter (the Isley Brothers) 1943 – John Dalton, English bass player (The Kinks)…

TOUR BLOG: Mike Brown, Katy, and Billy Spring Tour 2017

Geneseo, New York-based singer/songwriter and old friend of Innocent Words, Mike Brown will be heading out on a Spring 2017 tour with his highway companion Billy and his girlfriend Katy at his side. The trio will be chronicling their adventures…

Music History May 20

BORN ON MAY 20 1940 – Shorty Long, American singer-songwriter (d. 1969) 1944 – Joe Cocker, English singer-songwriter (The Grease Band) (d. 2014) 1954 – Guy Hoffman, American singer, drummer (Violent Femmes, Oil Tasters, and BoDeans) 1958 – Jane Wiedlin,…

Little Steven ‘Soulfire’ Out Now

“I have very little interest in the modern world and I’m not in any way conflicted about that. I grew up in a renaissance period, a very lucky time when the greatest music ever made was also the most commercial….