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...

The 6,000 fans leaving Sturgill Simpson’s largest show ever in Pittsburgh seemed both satisfied and perplexed at the same time. Simpson had been playing the new record “Sound and Fury” front to back most of the time, but after he rolled out clad in black with the band in red suits and opened...

Little Big Town Benedum Center Pittsburgh, Pa. Feb. 1, 2020   Rev If you have seen Little Big Town in the last decade, it could have been anywhere from a B stage at a Rib Fest to a...

Miranda Lambert has made a career on the letter “S” The Texas native is sassy, sexy,  smart and a more than a capable songwriter. All the while she has earned a well-deserved...

Carly Pearce Carly Pearce-2020 (Big Machine) Reviewed by Michael Rampa Carly Pearce’s self-titled sophomore album was fittingly released on Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air throughout the 13-track collection. She opens with the breezy “Closer To You” and “Call Me. The album is chock full of notable...

Blake Shelton Fully Loaded: God’s Country-2019 (Warner) Reviewed by Michael Rampa   Blake Shelton has been openly critical of the traditional album format.  “Fully Loaded: God’s...

Blake Shelton Fully Loaded: God’s Country-2019 (Warner) Reviewed by Michael Rampa Blake Shelton has been openly critical of the traditional album format.  “Fully Loaded: God’s Country”...

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...

By Michael Rampa The Eighties was a decade defined as the Golden Age of pop. It birthed iconic artists who go by a mononym that shaped and defined the music of entire generation. Prince, Sting and Bono may come to mind at first. For the females, two titans emerge. The first, of course, is Madonna. And there’s...

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...

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...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 – Rascal Flatts announced this morning it was launching its farewell tour, Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life is a Highway Tour.Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney made the announcement on CBS This Morning today that their 20th anniversary this year will be their last. “When...

he Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® announced that GRAMMY-nominated, Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Kesha will headline a free concert as part of the 2019 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll® Las...

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded the previous ruling that Taylor Swift, in specific the lyrics to “Shake it Off,” are not in violation of copyright infringement. In...

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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