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Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing
2 years ago

Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing

The Grammys® 60th Anniversary celebrations are in full swing. Between now and January 29th when the 60th Annual Grammy Awards presentation and live telecast will be held at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of salutes, parties, retrospectives, news stories and activities leading up to the [...]
Benefit Album Honoring Veterans Takes Action Higher
2 years ago

Benefit Album Honoring Veterans Takes Action Higher

By  •  Music, Advocacy
A new benefit album honoring veterans takes aim to bridge the gap between vets and civilians beyond a ‘simple thank you.’ The brainchild of noted recording artist Marcus Goldhaber, the album “Carry You On” drops on Veterans Day. Veterans Day is officially Saturday, November 11th and the entire week has been devoted to saluting our [...]
Why Women Roar for Equality
2 years ago

Why Women Roar for Equality

Why do women roar for equality? It is incredulous that in 2017, this question still needs to be answered. But, after a recent personal encounter with a millennial young woman, I realized the importance of reiterating to the masses of men and women why women roar for equality. Our next generations of women fully need [...]
Music’s Biggest Day – Amplified Grassroots Advocacy
2 years ago

Music’s Biggest Day – Amplified Grassroots Advocacy

By  •  Music, Advocacy
Music's biggest day gets amplified today with the largest simulcast Grassroots advocacy effort to support and protect music creators. It's the Recording Academy'sTM District Advocate Day where more than 1,000 performers, songwriters, producers, and engineers representing all 50 states will discuss critical legislative issues affecting the music industry. Congress plays a pivotal role in ensuring [...]
Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind
2 years ago

Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind

Some of the most powerful Blues musicians in New York City and throughout the East Coast belted out the Blues in a New York State of Mind last week at a sold out fundraiser concert for The Blues Foundation. Held at B.B. Kings Blues Club, Jimmy V's NYC Blues Revue is the brainchild of Jimmy [...]
Community Rocks to Combat Opioid Addiction
2 years ago

Community Rocks to Combat Opioid Addiction

With Opioid addiction at an all time high, the Massachusetts community and over 20 Music Legends banned together Wednesday night to raise awareness of and funds for opioid addiction, treatment and recovery programs in the heavily impacted town of Cape Cod. Substance abuse and death by overdose is at epidemic proportions throughout the United States. [...]
Social Media Group Spawns Ocean Conservation Album
2 years ago

Social Media Group Spawns Ocean Conservation Album

By  •  Music, Advocacy
Ukulele Sirens: Songs for the Sea, an ambitious international collaboration ocean conservation album project started by a Facebook group,The Ukulele Sirens, a Facebook like-minded social media group spawns international collaboration for its ocean conservation album project, Songs for the Sea. The group hopes that their music and this project will inspire the world to take [...]
Swing & Soul Music to Electrify France Rocks Finales
2 years ago

Swing & Soul Music to Electrify France Rocks Finales

By  •  Music, New York

Swing and soul music are expected to electrify France Rocks Summerfest finale shows. The month-long music festival began in New York City June 1st and will end next week on …
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Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy
2 years ago

Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy

What's Your Name? Who's Your Daddy? Jim Rodford, bassist for The Zombies. Photo: Abbe Sparks The Zombies Jim Rodford has his own music odessey tale to tell. That of an up and coming musician who hit fatherhood and rock icon status simultaneously. Decades later, he finds himself in the same legendary band -- The Zombies [...]
Every Day is Father’s Day for Rock Icon Ian McDonald
2 years ago

Every Day is Father’s Day for Rock Icon Ian McDonald

British Rock Icon Ian McDonald of HONEY WEST Every day is Father's Day for British Rock icon and proud Dad Ian McDonald. The multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer has a new spring in his step, a new band, new album and a new father/son experience to boast about. His latest venture is the band HONEY WEST, [...]
Anti-War Album Project Sparks Retro Activism
3 years ago

Anti-War Album Project Sparks Retro Activism

By  •  Music, Advocacy
The Home Ground anti-war album project sparks Retro Activism this week thanks to the efforts of Dutch composer, arranger and musician Stephen Emmer with the album release. In a world constantly in conflict over land, religion and race, the Home Ground Project aims to raise the global consciousness by resurrecting a lost musical genre of [...]
Chicago Blues Festival Begins
3 years ago

Chicago Blues Festival Begins

Chicago Blues Festival begins today with three free days of exceptional blues music, festival activities and summer fun. This year’s music event has a new venue — Millenium Park— which …
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Music Rules NYC in June – NY Music Month
3 years ago

Music Rules NYC in June – NY Music Month

Music rules NYC in June with the first-ever New York Music Month (NYMM). New Yorkers and tourists alike are sure to find an event to whet their musical tastes with a slew of events, concerts and festivals from indie rock and pop; classic rock, blues and jazz, to rap and hip hop – and everything [...]
Spotlight Shines on Bad Ass Blind Music Man Raul Midon
3 years ago

Spotlight Shines on Bad Ass Blind Music Man Raul Midon

Bad Ass Blind Music Man Raul Midon. Photo by: Blair Allen. The Spotlight shines bright on bad ass blind music man Raul Midón these days. Blind at birth, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is the first to describe himself as such. But, it wasn’t always this way. Recently, we caught up with Midón to get the [...]
News of Gregg Allman’s Death Hits Hard
3 years ago

News of Gregg Allman’s Death Hits Hard

News of Gregg Allman’s death hits hard for fans and friends of the legendary Southern Rocker. Allman (69) died peacefully Saturday at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Co-founder of the …
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15 Sizzling Summer Music Festivals from Panorama to Lollapalooza
3 years ago

15 Sizzling Summer Music Festivals from Panorama to Lollapalooza

15 Music Festivals to Spark Your Summer Plans Sizzling hot summer music festivals are kicking into high gear. One week and counting before the holiday weekend - the official start to summertime fun. Whether you fancy indie-pop or rock; bluegrass and country; hip-hop or electric dance music, there is a festival for you. Here are [...]
Live From Mom’s House: Eliot Lewis Born to Rock
3 years ago

Live From Mom’s House: Eliot Lewis Born to Rock

Eliot Lewis Born to Rock Multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis was Born to Rock. Currently on tour with Hall and Oates plus solo gigs in between, the busy rock star takes five to chat on life at mom's house and her influence on his career. Born to rock, Eliot Lewis chats about growing up in his mom's [...]
Loving Son Bill Morganfield Sings Blues Away
3 years ago

Loving Son Bill Morganfield Sings Blues Away

Spotlight with Big Bill Morganfield Singer/songwriter Big Bill Morganfield is many things but foremost he’s a loving son and grandson who sings his Blues away to heal and remember his mom in his new song When You Lose Someone You Love Bloodstains On The Wall (Black Shuck Records). Big Bill Morganfield sings his blues away. [...]
April’s Finale Showers Unity for International Jazz Day
3 years ago

April’s Finale Showers Unity for International Jazz Day

April’s finale showers unity for International Jazz Day, a fitting ending to the month of Jazz Appreciation.

Today marks the sixth annual International Jazz Day which is celebrated in a …
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This Spider’s Life is a Cabaret
3 years ago

This Spider’s Life is a Cabaret

Spider Saloff. Photo: Bistro Awards This Spider's life is a Cabaret of spirit, moxie, sultriness and all that jazz. The theme for April's Jazz Appreciation Month is women in jazz, in honor of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial. Here, we feature modern jazz songstress, multiple award-winner and 2017 Bistro Award-winner Spider Saloff, who has been [...]