New York based Jane Lee Hooker released a debut album of blues covers and was then dubbed a blues band. It turns out that the album, No B! is really a cover story. ”At the end of the day, we’re really a rock band,” said guitarist Tracy “Hightop” Almazan. The all-female quintet is stacked with the...

“Records, record stores, the way we made them, that’s all gone now and it’s up to the young musicians to figure it all out” – Joe Walsh Indeed, the musical landscape has changed...

By Michael Rampa and Skyanne Fisher The U.S. Postals never wanted to sound like anyone else. And it’s a good thing, because they don’t. Their blend of rock, blues and punk is pure...

  Tiffany Pieces Of Me tour Oaks Theater, Oakmont, Pa. November 8, 2019 Reviewed by Michael Rampa If you are a child of the Eighties and a friend asked you to go to a hard-rocking retro show, you may think of a power trio like The Police or Rush, maybe a hair metal band.  Then you arrive at the venue...

  Josh Turner Palace Theater, Greensburg, Pa., November 9, 2019 Reviewed by Michael Rampa Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and loyal father and husband. He also...

Carrie Underwood PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa October 2, 2019 Reviewed by Michael Rampa There are different levels of fame. There are quite a few artists who go by a mononym; no one...

Colt Ford We The People-2019 (Average Joe’s Entertainment} Reviewed by Michael  Rampa <P>Before Colt Ford hit pay dirt with “Dirt Road Anthem” he was considered a country music outlier with his rap/rock style and collaborations. He makes no apologies for it as he proclaims on the guns blazing...

Julie Jean White Feed This Jones– 2019 self-released Run time 0:27:25 8 songs Reviewed by Michael Rampa After a brilliant debut album, “Silver Heart,” indie artist Julie Jean...

Justin Moore Late Nights and Longnecks – 2019 (Big Machine) Reviewed by Michael Rampa Justin Moore bills “Late Nights and Longnecks” as “his most traditional album to date.” We’ve...

Ellen Starski’s debut album “The Days When The Peonies Prayed For The Ants,” is surely one of the most unique titles in recent memory. In her live shows, she takes you along on the album’s autobiographical journey 12 years in the making from her origins in rural Reynoldsville, PA to Nashville. For...

  A collision, a safety car and a Red Bull gamble. Those three ingredients delivered the most exciting Grand Prix in recent memory. Sebastian Vettel led. Then Valtteri Bottas led. But...

Gretchen Wilson Ready To Get Rowdy-2017 (Redneck Records) Gretchen Wilson is best known for her 2004 smash hit “Redneck Woman.” She has three No.1 albums to her credit but has been...

By Michael Rampa The Eighties was a decade defined as the Golden Age of pop. It birthed iconic artists who go by a mononym that shaped and defined the music of entire generation. Prince, Sting and Bono may come to mind at first. For the females, two titans emerge. The first, of course, is Madonna. And there’s...

Few artists would have the gumption to step away from the spotlight after their debut album went 5x platinum and in the prime of a rising career. That is why Gretchen Wilson’s time away...

Welsh singer songwriter is Judith Owen is a self-described “dark person.” Her very unabashed struggles with depression have fueled her creativity. It may seem counter intuitive that...

he Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® announced that GRAMMY-nominated, Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Kesha will headline a free concert as part of the 2019 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll® Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon, the biggest and best night race in the world. Based on runner feedback, race...

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded the previous ruling that Taylor Swift, in specific the lyrics to “Shake it Off,” are not in violation of copyright infringement. In...

COUNTRY RADIO BROADCASTERS (CRB) will honor BLUE CHAIR/WARNER/WEA’s KENNY CHESNEY with its 2020 Artist Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes Country music artists who have exhibited...

POST A COMMENT. After 1,000 votes, the standings: 1) “All Along the Watchtower”- Jimi Hendrix 2) “Comfortably Numb”- David Gilmour 3)”Stairway to Heaven”- Jimmy Page 4)”I’m So Afraid”- Lindsey Buckingham 5) “Do you Feel Like We Do?”- Peter...

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