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...

Carrie Underwood PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa October 2, 2019 Reviewed by Michael Rampa There are different levels of fame. There are quite a few artists who go by a mononym; no one asks “Sting or Bono “who?” And then there is an artist whose surname is used as a verb. Being “Underwooded” is...

Name(required) Email(required) Website Message Submit Carrie Underwood PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa October 2, 2019 Reviewed by Michael Rampa There...

Toby Keith Highmark Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pa., September 27, 2019 Reviewed by Michael Rampa Toby Keith’s tour, “That’s Country Bro” tour begins with the new single accompanied by...

Julie Jean White Feed This Jones– 2019 self-released Run time 0:27:25 8 songs Reviewed by Michael Rampa After a brilliant debut album, “Silver Heart,” indie artist Julie Jean White moved to Nashville to ply her trade. Over a thousand twitter followers and quite a few members of the press were anxious...

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...

      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:...

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...

COUNTRY RADIO BROADCASTERS (CRB) will honor BLUE CHAIR/WARNER/WEA’s KENNY CHESNEY with its 2020 Artist Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes Country music artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts. In CHESNEY’s case, those efforts have included spearheading the rebuilding...

New details are emerging about the tragic accident that claimed the lives of singer-songwriter, Kylie Rae Harris, and a 16-year-old girl. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe confirms to...

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...

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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