WeishFest brings music and fundraising together for its 9th installment

WeishFest (pronounced “Wish” Fest) will be back for its 9th installment on Friday, December 2nd at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, IL. The live music event benefits The Andrew Weishar Foundation (“Weish4Ever”) and its mission of uplifting families battling cancer. This year’s WeishFest features the genre-defying Quinn XCII, hit machines The Fray, and country […]

Whiskey Myers has been bringing it hard for the last 14 years

Whiskey Myers burst onto the country rock scene in 2008 with their debut album Road to Life and 5 studio albums later they are still going strong. On November 13th, the Texas southern band played at the beautiful Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara and rocked the house with a high energy show. They were accompanied […]

Talking over tacos with The Buckleys in Nashville

The Buckleys are an Australian, sibling trio band deeply rooted in country music. They started their careers busking at the Tamworth Country Music Festival where they ended up being in the top ten qualifiers of the busking competition. This launched their visions of their futures and they set out with dreams of coming to Nashville. […]

The Buckleys reinvent country music in Music City

Thursday night Nashville’s Winners, hosted their annual Whiskey Jam, featuring up and coming artists from all over the place. This included Australian hippy-country trio, The Buckleys, who started their careers busking and performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Splitting their time between home and Music City, this band of siblings is committed to bringing […]

Rayne Johnson gets Erie, PA pumped up for Trace Adkins

The snow was blowing and temps were falling. But that didn’t stop people from piling in the historic Warner Theater, in downtown Erie, PA. Legendary country star Trace Adkins was performing  live with special guest, Rayne Johnson. The highly anticipated show kicked off with Johnson performing some of his most notable songs. Johnson is an […]

Dropkick Murphys reminds LA their music is timeless

My dad, Shane, and I go to a lot of shows and work together as a team to do reviews here at Top Shelf Music. We have seen some of the biggest performers in the world and countless new bands in dimly lit clubs that barely fit 50 people. Some shows are fun, some shows […]

Cole Swindell sells out Warner Theatre in Erie, PA

People with their flannel shirts, baseball hats and cowboy/cowgirl boots lined State Street in downtown Erie, PA on October 20th, 2022 for the Back Down to the Bar Tour which featured Cole Swindell and special guests Ashley Cooke and Dylan Marlowe. They played at the newly renovated Warner Theatre to a SOLD OUT show. People […]

Tim McGraw shows Ventura, CA a good time

On October 14th, Boots and Brews in Ventura was proud to host country legend Tim McGraw with special guest Michael Ray. Michael Ray started the evening off serenading the crowd with hit after hit; he’s one of the next big stars, so keep an eye out for him. After his set, I was very fortunate […]

FORMAT Festival 2022: Day 2

Expectations were running high for the second day of FORMAT Festival in Bentonville, Arkansas. The first day had gone so well that it seemed like the bar for Saturday was almost set too high. I arrived at the festival grounds a little later than I had on Friday; the weather was cloudy and a bit […]

Boots & Brews Festival 2022: Santa Clarita

It was a very warm and sunny, beautiful Saturday on September 3rd in Santa Clarita, California, with fans lined up outside the gates and ready for another amazing run of Boots & Brews Country Music Festival. This stop on the traveling tour boasted an incredible lineup, featuring some phenomenal talents Avery Anna, Blanco Brown, Morgan […]

Boots & Brews traveling country music fest returns to SoCal

It’s that time of the year once again to slip on your finest cowboy boots and get ready to dance the night away as southern California’s Boots & Brews Country Music Festival is back and bringing us a spectacular lineup like no other for 2022. This year’s electrifying festival will take place in Santa Clarita […]

Kane Brown brings famous friends to California Mid-State Fair

What a night celebrating a sold-out show with country superstar Kane Brown at Paso Robles annual California Mid-State Fair! When all the lights dimmed, everyone went crazy as Brown began the intro to his set. As he walked on the stage, flames and smoke erupted, making the crowd go even crazier. Kane Brown played some […]

A lovely night with Norah Jones in Los Angeles

It was calm and clear Wednesday night at The Greek when Puss N Boots walked onstage to a decently filled audience. With the headliner, Norah Jones, on the drums, the trio wove through songs from their Sister album and finished with a cover of Dolly Parton’s “The Grass Is Blue”. As the set began, with “Just A […]

The sights & sounds of the Del Mar Fair

For those in southern California, we know that our fair hits different. The Del Mar Fair is special. It’s so much more than a traditional carnival; it’s a whole experience. From the minute you walk in, you are overwhelmed with sensations — smells, lights, food, shopping. And then, of course, there’s the music. Being the […]

‘Americana Railroad’ compilation album features John Fogerty & more

In 1827, the first railroad opened in North America, chartering merchants from Baltimore to Ohio. Three years later, the first regularly scheduled steam-powered passenger train service began running in South Carolina. In a short time, trains and locomotive travel became all the rage in this country and from that popularity, an endless amount of songs, […]