Author Archives: Troy Michael

About Troy Michael

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

Music History April 12

BORN ON APRIL 12 1912 – Hound Dog Taylor, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975) 1940 – Herbie Hancock, American jazz fusion pianist and bandleader 1944 – John Kay, German-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist (Steppenwolf) 1950 – David Cassidy, American singer-songwriter…

Music History April 11

BORN ON APRIL 11 1935 – Richard Berry, American singer-songwriter (The Flairs) (d. 1997) 1939 – Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, American blues singer and guitarist 1951 – Paul Fox, English singer and guitarist (The Ruts) (d. 2007) 1954 – Francis…

Amy Black To Release ‘Memphis’ June 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Amy Black has always been drawn to soul singers. But it wasn’t until she began exploring her own southern roots for her last album, The Muscle Shoals Sessions, that she found her musical sweet spot — and…

Music History April 10

BORN ON APRIL 10 1936 – Bobbie Smith, American singer (The Spinners) (d. 2013) 1950 – Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (Parliament-Funkadelic) (d. 1992) 1957 – Steve Gustafson, Spanish-American bass player (10,000 Maniacs) 1959 – Davy Carton, English-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist…

Innocent Words Issue #117 April 2017 OUT NOW!!!

Innocent Words News Innocent Words Looking to Help Musicians in Need As a person with life-long health issues, I am a strong believer in helping those in need, especially artists. In the past, few years, I have had several musician…