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...

Maren Morris Brooklyn Bowl, (Livestream, Nashville Dec. 4, 2020 December 4, 2020 Reviewed by Michael Rampa You could tell initially that this was going to be a different kind of Maren Morris show. Nashville’s eclectic Brooklyn Bowl stage is within spitting distance of a massive bar and 19 bowling alleys...

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...

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...

Justin Moore Live at the Ryman (Valory, 2020) Reviewed by Michael Rampa Justin Moore recorded his 2018 show at the Ryman Auditorium on the “off chance that his band was perfect and everything went right.“ With no official release date scheduled, it was put it in the on deck circle  Fast forward two...

Lindsay Ell Heart Theory (BBR 2020) Reviewed by Michael Rampa There Is a saying in sports; “just because you have a good team on paper doesn’t mean you can win on the field.” That...

Cassadee Pope Rise and Shine (Awake Music (2020) Reviewed by Michael Rampa By all accounts, Cassadee Pope has led a glitzy life. She was the first female winner of a little show called “The...

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 Muffy Davis started skiing when she was three years old and said  she would  win Olympic gold one day.  With that kind of drive, the Idaho native did not allow permanent paralysis to get in her way. After hitting a tree and shattering her helmet during a downhill training run,...

Muffy Davis started skiing when she was three years old and four years later vowed that she was going to win a gold medal in the Olympics one day.   With that kind of drive, the Idaho...

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,...

Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups, fueled the unmistakable fiery solo in Michael Jackson’s hit “Beat It” and became elevated to the status of rock god, has died. He was 65 A person close...

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. On March 11th, all of our gigs were canceled. We flew home from West Virginia, the only state that hadn’t yet confirmed a Covid-19 case. I had returned home to our L.A....

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...

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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