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...

      Gabby Barrett   By Michael Rampa For many 14-year-old girls, their biggest problem is choosing among the latest smart phones. But Pittsburgh singing sensation Gabby...

  Not many artists can play for four hours and fewer still can bill a tour after one of the most iconic albums of all time and not play the title track. But we’re  talking about Bruce Springsteen. “Well, we’re back where we started,” he said Sunday evening as he strolled,  onstage...

Are you going to see the Stones? Might be their last time around?” It was one of the most pressing questions in 1989 after “Steel Wheels” was released. Mick Jagger was 46. Paul McCartney,...

  It might seem counterintuitive to pair one of rock’s grittiest, most powerful voices with a world class symphony orchestra. But that’s exactly what the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust...

Locash Locash The Fighters Locash is no stranger to the country charts, albeit in a behind the scenes role. Chris Lucas and Preston Burst co-wrote Keith Urban’s No. 1 “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s Top 10 “Truck Yeah.” Many hit singles feel like they were written deliberately in a cubicle and...

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...

by Michael Rampa The disco era. Some want to toss it out as a mulligan in music history. Children of the era defend it with a Dangerfield-esque “don’t get no respect” stance. Nonetheless...

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...

by Michael Rampa The disco era. Some want to toss it out as a mulligan in music history. Children of the era defend it with a Dangerfield-esque “don’t get no respect” stance. Nonetheless it produced some of the most iconic music of all time and was not just a fad; it was a cultural phenomenon that defined...

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...

The 2016 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS were held last night (8/28) at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN in NEW YORK CITY. RIHANNA kicked things off, and THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reports she, “turned the 2016 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS into her own personal showcase. To accept the night’s biggest honor, the MICHAEL JACKSON...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 17, 2016) – Continuing the tradition of presenting the top stories in country music, The Pickup, brings fans another fact-filled edition with exclusive content...

Drake White will release his debut album, “Spark,” on Dot Records Aug. 19 “Livin’ the Dream” was released as a single from the disc. White is on the road with...

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...

Locash Locash The Fighters Locash is no stranger to the country charts, albeit in a behind the scenes role. Chris Lucas and Preston Burst co-wrote Keith Urban’s No. 1 “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s Top 10 “Truck Yeah.” Many hit singles feel like they were written deliberately in a cubicle and...

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...

Locash Locash The Fighters Locash is no stranger to the country charts, albeit in a behind the scenes role. Chris Lucas and Preston Burst co-wrote Keith Urban’s No. 1 “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s Top 10 “Truck Yeah.” Many hit singles feel like they were written deliberately in a cubicle and...

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...

Locash Locash The Fighters Locash is no stranger to the country charts, albeit in a behind the scenes role. Chris Lucas and Preston Burst co-wrote Keith Urban’s No. 1 “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s Top 10 “Truck Yeah.” Many hit singles feel like they were written deliberately in a cubicle and...

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...

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