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...

Lindsay Ell is a prototypical contemporary star on paper. She has songs that vacillate between angst and downright danceable. She has the bankable look, the voice and the moves. But one thing separates her from her peers. She is a true musician. A good one. It is hard to overstate how impressive a guitar...

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...

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...

Bl Blue Heaven’s “Jane Doe” is not your typical lead single. It has an aura. The listener is bathed in a sonic experience that has got the angst of indie rock with an infectious pop groove that is downright danceable. The arrangement and production are slick. Thanks to the spooky, ethereal sound, the...

Blue Heaven’s “Jane Doe” is not your typical lead single. It has an aura. The listener is bathed in a sonic experience that has got the angst of indie rock with an infectious pop groove...

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...

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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