Upon a first listen, you may think Blue Heaven is a quirky fun dance band that knows how to use an echo driven Stratocaster and simple chord progressions (aka ambient guitar tones) to their full potential. There is a method in the simplicity. The music on their sophomore album “Volume Two” has an aura....

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...

“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...

  Shania Twain has been busy with a new album out, a global arena tour and having a train named after her cleverly dubbed the “Shania Train. Stephen Colbert proclaimed the Canadian superstar was in the middle of the “Shaniaissaissance.” Things do seem to be going her way. Over twenty thousand awaited...

If you are a fan of Joe Bonamassa, you may be asking yourself the same question after every show, namely, “where is the summit? Each performance can be dubbed his best show you have seen....

Carrie Underwood  PPG Paints Arena  Pittsburgh Pa. February 26, 2023 Reviewed by Michael Rampa Wow it’s true about kids growing up too fast. Carrie Underwood introduced the song “Wasted”...

Love Aint Pretty    Charles Esten Self Released  20244 Reviewed by Michael Rampa prettyIf you have never watched the ABC hit show” Nashville” you may not be familiar with Charles Esten. The Pittsburgh native played ace guitarist Deacon Claybourne and had been acting and playing music under the radar...

If you have never watched the ABC hit show” Nashville” you may not be familiar with Charles Esten. The Pittsburgh native played ace guitarist Deacon Claybourne and had been acting and...

Livin’ My Best Life Curb records 2022) Reviewed by Michael Rampa Dylan Scott’s second album is a study in contradiction. “Livin’, My Best Life “may seem unwieldy at first...

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 their own admission Track 45 hails from a town that is – big enough for a WalMart and a Waffle House, but not a Target or a Starbucks. Ironically, Meridian, Miss. (population (41,148) is the birthplace of the father of country music, Jimmy Rodgers. The harmony-driven sibling trio of Track45 includes...

By Michael Rampa April 2021 By their own admission Track 45 hails from a town that is “big enough for a Wal Mart and a Waffle House but not a Target or a Starbucks” Ironically, Meridian,...

  It was only fitting that Lindsay Ell had Lauren Alaina as a guest on her recent livestream concert. Alaina penned the song “Crashing The Boy’s Club.” That is exactly what Ell...

New YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who popularized beach bum soft rock with the escapist Caribbean-flavored song “Margaritaville” and turned that celebration of loafing into a billion-dollar empire of restaurants, resorts and frozen concoctions, has died. He was 76. “Jimmy passed away...

os Angeles, CA, June 22, 2023 — The Tribe band, a collective of some of LA’s top musicians and singers, have put together an album of best loved songs by Neil Young and The Young...

endary rock band Pearl Jam has announced that the tickets to their upcoming summer tour will be “fairly-priced.” Pearl Jam has been very vocal about their disdain over the practices...

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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