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...

Eric Church PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, Pa. April 4, 2019 Reviewed by Michael Rampa By all accounts, Eric Church had a pretty good weekend in Pittsburgh. On Friday night, he celebrated his 42nd birthday with 15,000 people and on Saturday his parents were part of another sellout. As promised, he delivered...

  A Maren Morris show is a study in contradiction. She is a small woman with a big voice. The diminutive performer packs an arena sized punch into a 2,300-seat venue. She has massive...

When Ricky Skaggs and  Kentucky Thunder hit the stage, you can be sure every instrument in the string family is going to get a stress test worthy of a fighter jet. From Jeff Picker’s...

      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: especially the various computerized bells and whistles that were meant to help him compete with his peers and their...

     Michael Ray’s sophomore album, “Amos” is a tribute to his late grandfather. He expresses his appreciation on the insert with a lengthy and heartfelt bio of...

Morgan Evans’ debut International album is truly a matter of personal preference. It straddles the line between repetitious and tedious. If you like radio friendly, cliched three-minute...

  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....

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...

Nashville, TN (January 21, 2019) – Maxine Brown Russell, the vivacious entertainer, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend passed today at Bowman Hospice in Little Rock, Arkansas from complications of heart and kidney disease at the age of 87. Her family was by her side. Born April...

iHEARTMEDIA, INC. and CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS have agreed to fully separate CCOH’s business from iHEARTMEDIA, which currently owns 89.1% of CCOH’s outstanding common stock....

“ THE FIRST SONG FROM ACE OF CUPS – THE PIONEERING  ALL-FEMALE BAND FROM THE 1960s SAN FRANCISCO SCENE. “ACE OF CUPS IS COURSE-CORRECTING ROCK HISTORY.” –THE GUARDIAN “I’VE...

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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