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...

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...

Eric Church PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, Pa. April 4, 2019 Reviewed by Michael Rampa By all accounts, Eric Church had a pretty good weekend in Pittsburgh. On Friday night, he celebrated...

  A Maren Morris show is a study in contradiction. She is a small woman with a big voice. The diminutive performer packs an arena sized punch into a 2,300-seat venue. She has massive...

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 seen a lot of this recently in Music City. When an artist has some commercial success and is leery of the sell-out...

      Randy Houser is no stranger to commercial success. He has had three No. 1 hits on the Country Airplay chart. But he became fed up with how he was expected to perform them live:...

     Michael Ray’s sophomore album, “Amos” is a tribute to his late grandfather. He expresses his appreciation on the insert with a lengthy and heartfelt bio of...

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...

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 from music was noticeable.  The hard partying Redneck woman  was learning the charm of “slowing down.” During her...

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...

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...

Photo by Apple Music/Annelise Loughead On May 31, Maren Morris will release Maren Morris: Reimagined, a new EP of acoustic re-workings of some of her best-loved songs. The EP will be available exclusively on Apple Music and will release in tandem with a short behind-the-scenes documentary featuring footage...

Eric Church today released the video for his latest single “Some of It.” A sequel to the previously released video for “Desperate Man,” this follow-up finds the song’s hero in...

rooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Martina McBride were among those named today by the Academy of Country Music as recipients of the Special Awards for the 54th Academy...

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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