Author Archives: Troy Michael

About Troy Michael

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

Music History April 4

BORN ON APRIL 4 1913 – Muddy Waters, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983) 1928 – Monty Norman, English singer-songwriter 1932 – Clive Davis, American record producer, founded Arista Records and J Records 1940 – Sharon Sheeley, American singer-songwriter (d….

Music History April 3

BORN ON APRIL 3 1938 – Jeff Barry, American singer-songwriter, and producer 1941 – Jan Berry, American singer-songwriter (Jan & Dean) (d. 2004) 1943 – Richard Manuel, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist (The Band) (d. 1986) 1946 – Dee Murray, English…

Issue #117 April 2017

Innocent Words Issue #117 April 2017 INTERVIEWS INNOCENT WORDS ISSUE #117 April 2017 COVER STORY: KXM – Noises In The Sky The Bombpops: Good Things Come To Those Who Wait Craig Finn: Just Trying To Get Through Loose Tooth: Big…

Mitch Ryder Inducted Into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame

DETROIT, Mich. — Mitch Ryder has thrilled audiences on many Detroit stages since he first started performing in his hometown as a teenager. However, when the rocker takes the stage at Detroit’s historic Music Hall on June 11, he will…

The Dollyrots: Whiplash Splash (Arrested Youth)

The Dollyrots Whiplash Splash (Arrested Youth) A couple weeks ago, one of the best releases of 2017 came out with the Dollyrots’ sixth studio album ‘Whiplash Splash.’ While throttling her Gibson Thunderbird bass, Kelly Ogden’s voice ranges from sugary sweet,…

Totally Crushing On Anna Waronker and That Dog

Los Angeles-based alternative rock group That Dog came to prominence in the early 1990s behind a string of 7-inch releases which led to the band signing to DGC Records and their self-titled debut in 1994. With a punk power pop…