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...

J Joe Bonamassa Austin City Limits (Livestream) April 1, 2021 photo Allison Morgan Reviewed by Michael Rampa Livestream shows are the norm in the pandemic era. Many artists find It is difficult to create the energy of an in-person concert to a stream. Not Joe Bonamassa. His one-off power trio performance...

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...

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...

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. And why not? It often leads to great chart position.  His seventh album “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here” has charted...

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...

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...

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 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, Mississippi (population (41.148) is the birthplace of the father of country music, Jimmy Rodgers. The harmony driven...

  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...

  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...

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...

High Octane Music News