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...

J Joe Bonamassa Covelli Center Youngstown, Oh. November 27th Reviewed by Michael Rampa Joe Bonamassa came from a time before social media where you really had to play to be noticed. His relentless work ethic has paid off well. His record 24 chart topping blues albums have garnered him international acclaim...

Travis Tritt Palace Theater Greensburg, Pa. December 16, 2021 Reviewed by Michael Rampa After he opened with the rocking “Put Some Drive in Your Country” Travis Tritt said, “A lot...

Cheap Trick   Palace Theater, Greensburg, Pa. Nov. 9, 2021 There was no concert fill or opener. Cheap Trick simply walked onto Greensburg Pa’s Palace Theater stage while the speakers...

Lauren Alaina Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World (2021) Mercury Nashville Reviewed by Michael Rampa Lauren Alaina is flat out delightful. The bubbly Southern belle charmed her way into the genre via American Idol as a 15-year-old high schooler. Randy Jackson stopped her less than three minutes into her audition...

Good Things (Warner Nashville 2021) Dan+Shay Reviewed by Michael Rampa With Rascal Flatts gone, the heir apparent to the breezy pop country throne, Dan +Shay ,has taken its rightful place. ...

Born Here Live Here Die Here Deluxe edition (Capitol Nashville (2020) Luke Bryan Reviewed by Michael Rampa If there’s one thing Luke Bryan knows how to do, it’s to stay in his lane....

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...

Pope aims to Thrive on tour Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – Cassadee Pope is hitting the road in 2022 with her upcoming Thrive Tour.Pope released her ninth career album, “Thrive,” which uniquely blends two musical genres that helped shape her sound – country and pop punk – this...

Cobb turns the page to gospel Thursday, October 21, 2021 – Brent Cobb will release his debut gospel album, “And Now, Let’s Turn To Page…,” on Jan. 28, 2022...

S ince her debut album Same Trailer Different Park won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album in 2014, Kacey Musgraves has been a mainstay in the category — nominated again in 2016 for Pageant...

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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