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 blunt force trauma. Their debut, “Priority”  is gritty, raw and full of attitude.  Front man Sickboy Todd does not...

 Nashville rocker Bree shreds a Gibson Flying V guitar, can rock a pair of knee-high leather boots as well as a runway model and fronts a face melting power trio. In short, she is a bad...

If you’re going to cover Adele and open for Martina McBride, you need some powerful pipes. Air National Guard Tech Sergeant Angie Johnson packs military might, literally. After skyrocketing...

Cher – Dressed to Kill tour Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA April 2, 2014 Reviewed by Michael Rampa   Even though Cher released an album last year, one look at the set list and you’ll soon realize she’s not pushing the new material. The show began with a video montage covering her fashion...

All Heart photos K. Dickson   Fanatic Tour- Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland Pittsburgh, PA March 26, 2014 Reviewed by Michael Rampa There are many reasons Heart has been around for 40...

  Dropkick Murphys- Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA Mar. 8,2014 Reviewed by Skyanne Fisher Pittsburgh’s Stage AE was engulfed by a sea of kilts Saturday night for the highly anticipated...

  Josh Thompson Turn It Up-2014 (Show Dog-Universal) Reviewed by Michael Rampa   Josh Thompson’s sophomore release, “Turn It Up” is his first on Toby Keith’s Show Dog label. It seems to be a good match because both artists are cut from the same cloth. Thompson is also known as a champion...

Jasmine Tate The Jasmine Tate EP Jun. 1, 2013- Self Released Run Time 0:27:08 5 songs Reviewed by Michael Rampa If there was ever a doubt that the era of the pure inde singer/songwriter...

Eli Young Band 10,000 Towns-2014 Republic Nashville Reviewed by Michael Rampa   As an eight time veteran of the Billboard Country Charts (including three No. 1 singles), it’s hard...

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. Inspired by guitar legend Chet Atkins, his “fingerstyle” picking technique enables him to play the bass, melody and drum...

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham’s groundbreaking debut album Spectrum. Ever since his breakthrough in the early 1970s-as a founding member of the Mahavishnu...

    1) “All Along the Watchtower”- Jimi Hendrix 2) “Comfortably Numb”- David Gilmour 3)”Stairway to Heaven”- Jimmy Page 4)”I’m So...

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 No. 1 album on the pop charts vs. the blues charts can be in the hundreds of thousands. As a blues mainstay, five of his...

by Michael Rampa Martina McBride was introduced at a CMT awards presentation as “one of the greatest voices ever created by God.” While debatable that her voice may be the result of...

by Michael Rampa Whenever the topic of the greatest guitar shredder arises, Steve Vai‘s name inevitably comes up, usually first. Even as a central figure in the height of the Eighties...

For the past seven years in London, the iTunes Festival has been hosting the biggest names in music. This year, we’re bringing the show stateside. iTunes Festival at SXSW features five days of live gigs from incredible performers such as roleplay, Keith Urban and more — and the whole world can watch...

Music Road Records is excited to bring you Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne! Looking Into You, the first ever tribute album honoring Jackson Browne, features a mix of Browne’s...

SaraBeth “That’s The Sound” Impacting Feb 6   In 2013, newcomer SaraBeth opened for Brantley Gilbert, Craig Morgan, The Randy Rogers Band, X Factor Winner Tate Stevens and...

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