Author Archives: Troy Michael

About Troy Michael

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

Momentum Is Building for Music Creators in Congress

It’s been a busy few weeks in Congress for music creators. The introduction of two bipartisan pieces of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives demonstrates support for performance rights for artists has never been stronger and momentum towards real…

Austin Shaw Spring Tour Blog

Austin Shaw Spring Tour Blog – Rochester May dates with David Bromberg kicked off this past week.We arrived in rainy Ithaca, NY late night. Everyone made it except Kenny’s instruments. It’s still not clear whether it was Kenny’s or the…

Billy Squire: Signs of Life

After my music introduction through “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park,” my Mom buying me vinyl copies of Kiss’ ‘Love Gun,’ ‘Alive,’ and ‘Alive II,’ not to mention my older cousin turning me on to Prince, somewhere in that…

Innocent Words Presents IW10 with When Particles Collide

TEN: Starting in 2013, each Friday, Innocent Words started shining the spotlight directly on up and coming artists/bands with 10 questions we like to call IW10. Hometown: Bangor, Maine Members and Instruments: Chris M. Viner: Drums/Vocals Sasha G. Alcott: Guitar…

Music History May 12

BORN ON MAY 12 1928 – Henry Cosby, American songwriter and producer (d. 2002) 1940 – Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer (d. 2008) 1942 – Ian Dury, English singer-songwriter and actor (The Blockheads and Kilburn and the High Roads)…