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...

    LeAnn Rimes, Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Munhall, Pa. Reviewed by Michael Rampa LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood are the same age. Their biggest difference, the 35-year old Rimes is entering the third decade of her career. While cyberbulling was a concept decades away from her teenage...

When Steve Vai was once asked why most shredders play Ibanez, he responded, “Because there things you can only do on an Ibanez. Joe Satriani’s annual G3 tour showcases what results...

Jason Isbell and the 400 unit walked onto Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall stage as stealthily as they picked up their two Grammys (Best Americana album for “The Nashville Sound”) and best...

Mirroring the vastness of the Texas landmark canyon after which the album is named, there is a lot of air in the arrangements on Shotgun Rider’s debut, “Palo Alto.” Spacy riffs and slow progressions dominate the songs, save for the pedal steel intro on “Steady As She Goes,” which is the closest...

As counterintuitive as it might seem, Chase Rice and the late George Michael have a lot in common. Both were their respective label’s golden boy and when each artist tried to do something...

Coming off a string of six consecutive #1 hits from his first two albums, “(Bring You Back and Illinois), Brett Eldredge had a choice; take deliberate aim at the chart summit or follow...

  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 it was Daniel Ricciardo who came out on top when it mattered…. The opening stint of the Chinese Grand Prix was largely...

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...

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....

Carrie Underwood might look different whenever she returns to the big stage … ’cause she says she needed at least 40 stitches in her face after falling last month. Carrie reportedly sent a health update Sunday to members of her fan club, revealing her doctor patched her face up with “between...

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...

Earlier this spring, Ryan Adams announced Exile On Bourbon St., a special one-time concert event in which the beloved artist and songwriter would perform the classic Rolling Stones album Exile On Main St. in its entirety. The show, presented by Blackbird Presents, is slated for May 5 at Saenger Theatre. Now,...

T. Hardy Morris ruminates on lessons from his life’s journey thus far. Morris, a Georgia native, has signed with the Athens, Georgia-based Normaltown Records, an imprint of New West Records,...

A “plan supplement” filed by CUMULUS MEDIA in U.S. Bankruptcy Court shows the company’s new board and officers under the company’s reorganization plan. The new board...

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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