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Interview: Otis Williams

The Temptations are a true American treasure, with an astounding catalog which includes “The Way You Do the Things You Do”, “My Girl”, “Get Ready”, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “Cloud Nine”, “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today”, “Just My Imagination (Runing Away With Me)”, and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”. They formed in 1960 and went on to became one of Motown’s most successful groups, selling millions and millions of records.

Otis Williams is the only surviving founding member of The Temptations, and with his bandmates is still out capturing the magic sound of yesteryear. This interview was for a preview article for for the concert by The Temptations on 4/12/19. It was done by phone on 3/26/19.

Interview: GRiZ

GRiZ is a 27-year-old sax-playing DJ and music producer from the Detroit area, and describes his music as “future funk” – an apt name for his tasty mix of classic funk, electronic music, and soul, with some touches of jazz and hip-hop thrown in for good measure. He has released five albums, including his 2011 debut End of the World Party, 2015’s Say It Loud, and last year’s Good Will Prevail. Check him out, and you’ll agree that his music truly is a funky good time!

This interview was for a preview article for for Griz’s concert on 10/15/17 at the Santa Barbara Bowl. It was done by phone on 9/28/17.