Grover Wilhelmsen couldn’t talk after he was intubated to help treat a Covid-19 infection that had spread to his lungs. But he still wanted to give thanks to the nurses and doctors taking care of him in the intensive care unit, so he found his own special way.
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You’d probably assume that famed percussionist and Prince protege Sheila Escovito, better known by her stage name, Sheila E., is …
During his iconic career, rock and roll legend Eddie Money created a slew of songs that became a part of our culture. The singer/songwriter died in 2019 shortly after revealing he’d been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. Prior to his diagnosis, Money checked in with Growing Bolder and described his enduring passion for making new music.
For more than 50 years, Gordon Lightfoot has written and recorded some of the most beautiful and thoughtful songs ever created. We catch up with the man who Bob Dylan calls his mentor to discuss his 50+ years in the business about his career and why changes to the music business excite, rather than frighten, him.
Kenny G may be one of the most successful artists of all time, but did you know he couldn’t even make his high school band? He reveals how he overcome this early disappointment and how it fueled him to learn all he could about making music.
If you’re missing traveling right now then this is the article for you. You’ll get such a detailed look into Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre that you’ll feel like you’re right there — even if you can’t leave your home right now.
Kenny Rogers has passed away at the age of 81. Rogers career spanned nearly six decades during which time he had 24 number-one hits and more than 50 million albums sold in the US alone. Last year we had the pleasure of featuring him in an article for the spring issue of Growing Bolder Magazine where he reflected on old friends and shared what life was like in his later years.
With his musical parter Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel helped define the sound of a generation. Fifty years after the folk rock duo’s fifth and final album was released, Garfunkel is still passionate about the causes dearest to him, he’s just released a new memoir and he’s still touring the country. He checks in with GB Radio about his legendary career and looks forward to what’s next.
Since she was a young girl, music has always been a major part of Jodi Tassos’ life, and at the age of 80, her love of the arts only continues to grow. For the past 14 years, she’s nurtured the musical education of those 55 and older as director of the Young at Heart Chorale. Come along as the group performs for a very special audience: a group of veterans residing at a VA Hospital.
Clean and sober at 76, R&B pioneer George Clinton is more energetic, more creative and funkier than he has been in decades. Find out how he got his Mothership back on course.
Legendary singer Aaron Neville’s voice is timeless, not ageless. Each tune is tinged with the sounds of wisdom, experience and lessons learned. At the age of 75, he’s just released a new album, and for the first time, he’s wrote the songs he’s singing. He explains why he wanted to take this step at this point in his career and what his wife had to do with it.
Larry Weissman spent the ’60s staging huge concerts in San Francisco. Now he’s in his 60s, and this time, he’s making the music as one of NY’s hottest dance music DJs. He explains how music has the power to bring the generations together and explains why he had no interest in a traditional retirement.