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...

  It almost seemed strange at first, Joe Bonamassa; god of the Gibson Gold Top and sultan of the Sunburst Les Pauls to come striding on stage with a Stratocaster to open with three songs from his latest No. 1 album, “Blues Of Desperation.” But as he proved over the next 120 minutes, he can make...

Before forming under their own names, the husband and wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi fronted their own bands in the Nineties. They were already household names in the blues...

photo K. Stiller After Keith Urban scorched a version of “Days Go By,” a man in his mid-50s in a Led Zeppelin T shirt said to his rhinestone clad lady friend, “This is  not country...

Kip Moore Underground- 2016 (MCA) Reviewed by Michael Rampa Having too many songs to choose from is a problem many artists would like to have. Kip Moore’s solution to his surplus was to release “Underground,” an EP that has nothing to do with his highly anticipated third album coming in the spring....

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”...

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...

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...

Last NIGHT (11/2), “THE 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” celebrated the history of Country music while honoring some of TODAY’s brightest stars. PEARL RECORDS artist GARTH BROOKS walked away with top honors, taking Entertainer Of The Year for the fifth time in his career, while MERCURY NASHVILLE’s...

THIRTY TIGERS has announced the shuttering of its Country Radio department effective immediately. The label launched its Promotion department in MARCH of last YEAR (NET NEWS 3/24/15). Those...

The 2016 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS were held last night (8/28) at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN in NEW YORK CITY. RIHANNA kicked things off, and THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reports she, “turned the...

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...

Kip Moore Underground- 2016 (MCA) Reviewed by Michael Rampa Having too many songs to choose from is a problem many artists would like to have. Kip Moore’s solution to his surplus was to release “Underground,” an EP that has nothing to do with his highly anticipated third album coming in the spring....

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”...

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...

Kip Moore Underground- 2016 (MCA) Reviewed by Michael Rampa Having too many songs to choose from is a problem many artists would like to have. Kip Moore’s solution to his surplus was to release “Underground,” an EP that has nothing to do with his highly anticipated third album coming in the spring....

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”...

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...

Kip Moore Underground- 2016 (MCA) Reviewed by Michael Rampa Having too many songs to choose from is a problem many artists would like to have. Kip Moore’s solution to his surplus was to release “Underground,” an EP that has nothing to do with his highly anticipated third album coming in the spring....

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”...

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...

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