Patricia Louise Holte, best known as Patti LaBelle, blossomed from a choir member to lead vocalist for Patti LaBelle & The Blue Belles and later Labelle, to a solo artist. The musical icon will be returning to Wilson Center in the spring. “Each year I grow, and that's a blessing...
The Wombats are rolling to a first-ever U.K. No. 1 with Fix Yourself, Not The World. Hailing from Liverpool, the independent rock outfit leads the Official Chart Update with their fifth and latest album, which has racked up the most physical sales in the first half of the week. Fix...
Nashville, Tennessee isn’t typically associated with hard-hitting blues acts, but Chris Ford’s SuBourbon Blues Project didn’t get the memo. “Whiskey Still” is a powerhouse single from the band’s second album Where Concrete Meets the Grass and, as a representative of the album, promises Ford has further refined the gritty punch delivered during his debut. His music and songwriting prove it’s possible, sometimes, to have your cake and eat it too – he founded the SuBourbon Blues Project from a position of strength, an already successful businessman pursuing his passions, but there’s nothing of the weekend warrior surrounding his presentation or work.
Charleston City Paper
Local multi-instrumentalist Jojo Wall just dropped Bloodshot Eyes, a combination of new DIY recordings and old studio remasters that bring an eclectic 1970s rock energy. Wall created some songs on Bloodshot Eyes layer by layer from acoustic tracks and scratch vocals, and some songs were built with saxophone, flute and piano tracks recorded back around 2008 with his previous bandmates from the local group, The Voodoo Junkies.
World renowned Southern blues/rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Tinsley Ellis is one of the most popular and hard-touring guitarists in the world, beloved for his incendiary guitar playing, gritty, soulful vocals and songwriting with emotional depth. He is a true blues/rock contemporary legend. His 20th album, Devil May Care is...
Primary Wave has acquired the song publishing catalog of America and a stake in the publishing royalties of singer-songwriter Paul Rodgers from his albums with Bad Company and Free, along with Rodgers’ master recording income streams from both bands. Terms of the deals, which were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, were not announced but were described as multi-million dollar acquisitions.
In the world there are two types of people: those who only listen to music occasionally, at more or less specific moments (such as at a concert or at a party) and those who listen to it at all hours. We are one of the latter. We look back at the 9 Rock Songs Everyone Fell In Love In 1967:
Howlin' Wolf was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player. Originally from Mississippi, he moved to Chicago in adulthood and became successful, forming a rivalry with fellow bluesman Muddy Waters. With a booming voice and imposing physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists. The musician and critic Cub Koda noted, "no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits." Producer Sam Phillips recalled, "When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies.'" Several of his songs, including "Smokestack Lightnin'", "Killing Floor" and "Spoonful", have become blues and blues rock standards. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 54 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
The expansive music career of Dave Fox began in the late 90s. With roots as a drummer on the live circuit he owned and ran his first recording studio (Angel Studio) in 1997. Working with many top local bands he spent the years at Angel not only developing his talents as a producer but developing his surprisingly original skills as a songwriter. On the back of Angel Studio’s success Dave financed and recorded his first album and went on to form Blind Frog Ernie in 2001.
Liverpool garage blues rock five piece ‘The Heavy North’ have spoken of their time in the industry so far, their hopes for the new year and how preparation for their debut album release has gone. Kicking off 2022 in style, the band released new single ‘Satisfy You’ on...
SCRANTON — The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple announced its 6th Annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon set for Feb. 25 and continue as a one-night Blues festival featuring an eclectic mix of local, regional, national, and international touring artists. Grammy-nominated, six-time Blues Music Award Winner and Blues Hall of Fame Inductee, Joe Louis Walker is confirmed to headline.
Multi-Blues Music Award Winning Guitarist Mike Zito Announces New Double Live CD ‘Blues For the Southside’
Multi-Blues Music Award Winning Guitarist Mike Zito Announces New Double Live CD. Nederland, TX –With numerous Blues Music Award honors under his belt, Mike Zito, co-owner of Texas-based Gulf Coast Records (which has birthed a number of critically-acclaimed blues/rock albums since its 2018 inception), announces a February 18th release date for his new double live album set, Blues for the Southside.
Billy Gibbons is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor best known as the guitarist and lead singer of the American rock band ZZ Top. How rich is Billy Gibbons?. Singer. Born on December 16, 1949 in Houston, Texas, United States. Billy Gibbons fortune is estimated at around...
After a year away, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host its sixth annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon – a one-night blues festival featuring an eclectic mix of local, regional, national, and international touring artists – in the Grand Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 25. Grammy-nominated, six-time...
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Trouble Is…, performing the landmark album in its entirety. There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. Utter the phrase “young blues rock guitarist” within earshot of anyone with even...
The Portland Mercury
Portland Music Month is a new effort by local nonprofit Music Portland to kick off the new year in music, build resources for independent musicians, and get live music enthusiasts back inside the city’s lovely historic (and new) venues. The fest features an impressive lineup of more than 100 acts over 31 days, with one of the primary goals being to raise funds for Portland’s artist community in the form of its Independent Musician Empowerment Grant, designed to help indie artists pay for a laundry list of necessities such as studio time, producer work, tour funds, merch, and more.
Gerald Rafferty was a Scottish rock singer-songwriter. His solo hits in the late 1970s included "Baker Street", "Right Down the Line" and "Night Owl", as well as "Stuck in the Middle with You", which was recorded with the band Stealers Wheel in 1973. Rafferty was born into a working-class family in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. His mother taught him both Irish and Scottish folk songs when he was a boy; later, he was influenced by the music of The Beatles and Bob Dylan. He joined the folk-pop group The Humblebums, in 1969. After they disbanded in 1971, he recorded his first solo album, Can I Have My Money Back?. Rafferty and Joe Egan formed the group Stealers Wheel in 1972 and produced several hits, most notably "Stuck in the Middle with You" and "Star". In 1978, he recorded his second solo album, City to City, which included "Baker Street", his most popular song.