Author Archives: Troy Michael

About Troy Michael

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

Tanya Donelly ‘Lovesongs for Underdogs’ 20 Years Later

After co-founding the inspirational indie band Throwing Muses with her stepsister Kristin Hersh, then spending a brief period in the Breeders, and forming the beloved band Belly, singer/songwriter and guitarist Tanya Donelly said fuck it and officially went solo on…

Music History August 8

BORN ON AUGUST 8 1907 – Benny Carter, American musician and bandleader (d. 2003) 1920 – Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (d. 1997) 1933 – Joe Tex, American singer-songwriter (d. 1982) 1938 – Connie Stevens, American actress, singer 1943 – Denis…

Funzalo Records Signs Blues Maven Sarah Rogo, Shares Live Video

(Los Angeles, CA) Drawing from a great host of influences it’s impossible to compare her music to any one artist. Sarah Rogo is undeniably unique, unmistakable and unforgettable. That’s why artist manager and label owner Michael Lembo found himself intrigued…

Living Colour: Controlled Chaos In The Shade

It’s been 29 years since Living Colour burst on to the music scene with their breakout hit single “Cult of Personality” from their 1988 debut album ‘Vivid.’ For better or worse, the band has become known for that “one hit…

The Two Tens: Keeping Hope Alive

The Two Tens came on to the music scen like a ball of fire in early 2016 with their debut full length ‘Volume.’ Now, with a relative quick turnaround, the band – Adam Bones (guitars, vocals) and Rikki Styxx (drums,…

The Unique Language of Kristin Hersh

She doesn’t mean to do it; hell, she probably isn’t aware she’s even doing it, but singer/songwriter Kristin Hersh is one of the funniest musicians I’ve ever come across in my many years as a music writer. Hersh, who, along…

Music History August 7

BORN ON AUGUST 7 1913 – George Van Eps, American guitarist (often called the Father of the Seven-String Guitar) (d. 1998) 1950 – Rodney Crowell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1958 – Bruce Dickinson, English singer-songwriter (Iron Maiden) 1960 – Jacquie…