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.
Three distinct genres…three incredible bands…three great new CDs…from the jam-band glory of The String Cheese Incident and the Afro-Pop all-out action Of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to The Levon Helm Band, recorded at his Midnight Rambles over the course of many years with very special guests.
“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.
Life is risky; accidents happen. That’s why we buy insurance. But the first thing you should do to protect your property is to create a collection inventory.