It feels as though someone has turned the clock back to the mid-’80s, then flipped reality to “reverse,” as music lovers are dump CDs in favor of vinyl LPs.
In the ’60s, RCA was unsure how country music’s mostly white audience would receive singer Charley Pride. So they sent out his first single without a publicity photo. Pride’s music spoke for itself on the record, and the singer’s charisma did the rest when he went out on tour.
With his first solo LP “Raise the Curtain,” Jon Oliva debuts progressive songs in the vein of ELP, Yes and Kansas. Here are 10 albums that inspired him.
The names Boyce & Hart are typically viewed as mere subscript on 1960s hits, especially for The Monkees. But songwriters are finally getting their due.
Sammy Hagar has turned over a whole new (agave) leaf since his days in the spotlight with Van Halen. He’s swapped his leather pants for shorts and sandals. He’s turned from a very avid tequila consumer into a tequila tycoon. And he’s switched focus from sex, drugs and rock and roll into family, friends and finding fulfillment with the music he makes.
With Devon Allman and Cyril Neville at the helm, Royal Southern Brotherhood is taking its guitar-driven blues rock to venues in the U.S., Canada and Europe to support its new album, ‘heartsoulblood.’
“Recovering from a stroke is a long and painful process, something I never thought I would ever have to go through,” Kansas songwriter Kerry Livgren admits.
Rich Robinson’s new solo LP, ‘The Ceaseless Sight,’ serves up plenty of hot guitar licks with the flavor and feel of vintage Rolling Stones and Faces music.
At age 4, Van Dyke Parks committed himself to music. Now 73, the eclectic pianist-songwriter-arranger is just as dedicated, in spite of many articles.
Four new releases spotlight four diverse visions of artistry, from the samba of Studio Rio to the synth-pop of Philadelphia’s Resistor to the pure clean organic country of Madison King to the jazz of Wolfgang Muthspiel. Feel like experimenting? You can’t go wrong with these four.