Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, founder Leo Fender was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Fender began it’s own Fender Hall of Fame which includes Jimi Hendrix With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, [...]
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The Louisville Science Center, Louisville , KY is the second stop on a national tour to determine a permanent home for the National Guitar Musuem. The event promoted as,” The Instrument That Rocked the World”, presented locally by AT&T, is a 5,000 square foot exhibit that explores the history and evolution of the guitar–from lutes [...]
Tedeschi Trucks 2012 Grammy Nominees After a wet cold morning, The Rock Strong 4 Life Benefit on Saturday turned out to be a perfect evening at Popa John’s Stadium. The sun came out just in time to warm up the 1000 plus audience and The Tedeschi Trucks Bandtook over from there to deliver a performance that may have [...]
The Akron, Ohio rock band, The Black Keys consisting of the Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have been nominated in 2012 for Best Pop Duo/group Performance for “Dearest” from “Rave On Buddy Holly”. This follows 2011 in which the band was awarded Grammy’s fro Best Rock Performance for Duo with Vocal(“Tighten Up”) , Best Alternative Music Album [...]
After a year long hiatus from touring in 2011, Kelly Richey marks 2012 with the release of two albums: “FINDING MY WAY BACK HOME” is a 12-track body of work that contains all original, solo acoustic material. Blending her roots in Blues, Folk, Rock and Americana, she sets down her Stratocaster, picks [...]
2011 brought a second consecutive year of an outstanding quantity of music talent that filled stages arenas and festivals throughout the year. It is very apparent that for many artists live performances have become necessary to boost sagging album/cd sales and income. Though the economy has been tough on everyone’s pocketbook, it seems [...]
When Black Country Communion was announced to visit The Murat Theater in Indianapolis, I am sure the building engineers began securing the roof of this beautiful venue for some of the heaviest high decibel rock and roll to ever play there. BCC are blues based heavy rockers consisting of some of the biggest names in their genre. Led by [...]
What started as dream of the Allman Brothers Band to have a ” festival featuring the band and their many side projects “, has become the south’s most important music festival of the year. With the help of Live Nation, the past three years, the seventh annual Wanee Music Festival held at Spirit of Suwanee Music Park, in [...]
It’s been a busy year for Malcolm John “ Mac” Rebennack, Jr. Better know as Dr. John. The New Orleans style singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, earlier this year. Rebennack has also been nominated for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award at [...]
As Joe Bonamassa grows his reputation as one of the world’s greatest guitar players, he has evolved into a charismatic blues-rock star and singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. After twenty years of touring, the thirty two year old is a seasoned veteran who is comfortable in connecting with his concert audiences. Having just [...]
Buddy Guy @ Horseshoe Casino Southern IN, 2010 George”Buddy” Guy , the seventy four year old pioneer of the Chicago Blues sound, has been nominated in four categories for the 32nd annual Blues Music Awards to be held May 5th, 2011 at the Cook County Convention Center in Memphis, TN. Guy is a nominee [...]
At only thirty one years old, Derek Trucks has been playing professionally since age fifteen when he formed the Derek Trucks Band. He was first noticed as a child prodigy at the age of nine. Trucks has been described as the “most awe-inspiring electric slide guitarists in the music business” [...]
A Interview with Ana Popovic in 2011. She discusses her personal life, music life and a few things in between!
Jeff Beck has four Grammy Nominations Jeff Beck Best Rock Instrumental Performance ”Hammerhead” Best Rock Duo Performance (with Joss Stone) ”I Put A Spell On You” Best Rock Album” Emotion & Commotion” Best Pop Instrumental Performance “Nessun Dorma” ********** Eric Clapton “Run Back To Your Side” ********** Jimmie Vaughan Best Traditional Blues Album “Jimmy [...]
A hot Chicago hosted Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, Saturday at Toyota Soccer Park. It was a spectacular lineup with Hall of Fame blues rock guitarists mixed with many of the new guitar superstars. All gathered for the third installment to benefit Clapton’s Antigua Center for Rehabilitation. The sold out crowd endured the twelve hour [...]