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...

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, now 74, just wrapped a world tour yet again and no one has so much as hinted he is near the end of his road days. In...

  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...

  by Michael Rampa Surprise! Jackson Browne is 67 years old. Unsurprisingly, he looks and sounds much the same as when he was a pivotal figure in the 1970s California soft rock movement....

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...

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 you can only see here! The Pickup sat down with Roy Clark to discuss his Conversation with Roy Clark show which was featured...

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...

Monday, August 15, 2016 – Martina McBride will tour behind her “Reckless” release on the Love Unleashed Tour this fall.High Valley (Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville)...

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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