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 Pittsburgh Penguins dominated the headlines during their Stanley Cup run this month. When the ice was finally covered after clinching Game 6, PPG Paints Arena capped off a Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame concert stint week on Tuesday night when Hall and Oates followed U2 and Tom Petty earlier in the month....

U2 doesn’t walk on stage, they just appear. Somehow, even with the floor lights on and with the stages in plain view, Larry Mullen Jr. somehow managed to get to his kit undetected on...

Joe Bonamassa, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK April 21, 2017 Reviewed by Michael Rampa London’s Royal Albert Hall has hosted some of the UKs greatest guitar players; Eric Clapton, David...

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 AWOL since 2013’s dual release of the modest selling classic rock covers effort “Under The Covers” and “Right On...

Rick Monroe Gypsy Soul- 2017 (self-released) Reviewed by Michael Rampa Touring is an expensive undertaking. It’s a good thing Rick Monroe has sponsorships from the likes of corporate...

  There are plenty of guitar gods that go by a single name moniker. Jimi, Eric and Eddie to name a few. But if you expand your search to the eastern hemisphere, an unfamiliar name...

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 AWOL since 2013’s dual release of the modest selling classic rock covers effort “Under The Covers” and “Right On...

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....

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...

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 she is married to Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns on The Simpsons and star of the iconic cult classic, “This Is...

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...

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...

Bill Monroe’s Name & Likeness, Uncle Pen’s Cabin, and more being offered NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fans of the “Father of Bluegrass Music” have a unique opportunity to own the rights to the name and likeness to Bill Monroe. Regarded as the man who started the format, Monroe joined the WSM...

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN POSTPONES JUNE CONCERT DATES May 30, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV — Olivia Newton-John is reluctantly postponing her June U.S. and Canadian concert tour dates. The back...

The Americana Music Association just announced the nominees for this year’s Honors and Awards show during a live-streamed event held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville...

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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