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...

Sugarland, Covelli Center, Youngstown, Oh., July 13, 2018 Reviewed by Michael Rampa A few songs into Sugarland’s Youngstown, Oh. Show, Kristian Bush referenced the band’s 5-year gap between tours saying, “A lot of people think Jennifer and I have been on a five-year vacation. Actually, we’ve been...

  Shania Twain, PPG Paints Arena, July 17, 2018 Reviewed by Michael Rampa Few country crossover stars are worthy of the hyper production afforded by full time pop artists. Since Shania...

    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...

Jason Aldean Rearview Town-2018 (Broken Bow) Reviewed by Michael Rampa If you liked Jason Aldean’s three previous No. 1 albums, you’ll like “Rearview Town.” It’s the first country album to top the Billboard 200 this year. He sticks to the winning formula that has brought him past success. The 15...

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...

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...

  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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