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...

It almost seemed strange at first, Joe Bonamassa; god of the Gibson Gold Top and sultan of the Sunburst Les Pauls to come striding on stage with a Stratocaster to open with three songs from his latest No. 1 album, “Blues Of Desperation.” But as he proved over the next 120 minutes, he can make any brand...

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...

  It almost seemed strange at first, Joe Bonamassa; god of the Gibson Gold Top and sultan of the Sunburst Les Pauls to come striding on stage with a Stratocaster to open with three...

  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....

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 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...

Martina McBride 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...

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 by Reed’s widow Laurie Anderson. The Library will offer free displays and programs — including a performance...

KEITH URBAN leads all ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) nominees with seven nods, while MAREN MORRIS and MIRANDA LAMBERT each received six nominations for the “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC...

THIRTY TIGERS has announced the shuttering of its Country Radio department effective immediately. The label launched its Promotion department in MARCH of last YEAR (NET NEWS 3/24/15). Those...

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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