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...

Joe Bonamassa, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK April 21, 2017 Reviewed by Michael Rampa London’s Royal Albert Hall has hosted some of the UKs greatest guitar players; Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and Mark Knopfler to name a few. It seemed a little surreal  when America’s  blues envoy Joe Bonamassa strode...

Trace Adkins Palace Theater, Greensburg, Pa., April 8, 2017   Reviewed by Michael Rampa Trace Adkins looked intimidating on GAC’S show “Day Jobs” where he relived his days on...

Martina McBride said of “Reckless,” her first country album in five years, that she wanted to get back to the old school; sorting through hundreds of songs from  Music City’s best...

  There are plenty of guitar gods that go by a single name moniker. Jimi, Eric and Eddie to name a few. But if you expand your search to the eastern hemisphere, an unfamiliar name will qualify. If you don’t know about Prasanna, prepare to be terrified,” says guitar icon Guthrie Govan of...

Barbara Blue Sweet, Strong, &Tight 2016 (Big Blue Records) 13 songs, 51 minutes by Michael Rampa Any songstress would love to draw comparisons to Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie...

John Gorka Before Beginning- 2016 (Red House) by Michael Rampa John Gorka travelled the indie route when it was a clearer path to success in a musical landscape untainted by piracy, digital...

by Michael Rampa Formula 1‘s top brass spent the 2016 off season drafting new engine rules in an attempt to allow other teams to catch up to perennial powerhouses Mercedes and Ferrari. The silver arrows dominated last year with Lewis Hamilton taking the Driver’s Championship and teammate Nico Rosberg...

racker, the new record from legendary musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler, will be released March 17on Verve Records. Tracker marks the eight solo recording from Knopfler, who Rolling...

Tommy Emmanuel cgp Live and Solo in Pensacola, Florida– 9/20/2013 Self-released Run time 1:15:32 17 songs by Michael Rampa Acoustic phenom Tommy Emmanuel is literally a one man band....

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 she is married to Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns on The Simpsons and star of the iconic cult classic, “This Is...

by Michael Rampa Joe Bonamassa is among our greatest living guitar players, and you may not even know who he is. Such is the peril of the blues. The difference in units sold between the...

by Michael Rampa There is an old saying, “Adapt or Die.” The Moody Blues did neither and are celebrating their 50th Anniversary. The group has stuck to its core principles when writing...

The Americana Music Association just announced the nominees for this year’s Honors and Awards show during a live-streamed event held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on May 9. As part of the proceedings — hosted by the Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan — a...

As we first told you earlier TODAY (3/28) in an ALL ACCESS Special Bulletin, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP has signed CARRIE UNDERWOOD to a label deal, making UNDERWOOD’s new label home CAPITOL...

On what would have been the legendary artist’s 75th birthday, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced they acquired Lou Reed’s archives. The project was spearheaded...

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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