Robert Plant & Allison Krauss ‘raise the roof’ in Columbia, MD

In October of 2007, classic rock legend Robert Plant and American bluegrass legend Alison Krauss delivered an unexpected collaboration — an Americana album called Raising Sand. It charted on folk, country, pop and rock charts, and won five GRAMMY Awards in 2009, including ‘Album Of The Year’. Last November, 14 years later, the unlikely duo […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: The Sweet Things “Ya Know I Don’t Mind”

The story continues! The much-anticipated next installment of The Sweet Things‘ antics are captured in this world premiere of “Ya Know I Don’t Mind”. The single, out on all digital outlets as of May 2nd via Wendigo Productions NYC/Spaghetty Town Records, is the second taste off the band’s forthcoming Brown Leather album — the first […]

Two full weeks of SXSW 2022

SXSW is known for many things… whether it’s throngs of happy music lovers, rediscovering their love of seeking the best new bands, or the pack of tech guys in networking nirvana. Or, the film geeks and geek-ettes, gawking in gritty discourse over the merits (or lack thereof) of their latest screening. For me, though, SX […]

SXSW 2022: Best Bands

SXSW made its cautious, yet triumphant return earlier in March after its abrupt cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. The city of Austin took a safe approach to this year’s festival by opening many onsite testing facilities, as well as administering a digital pass for all vaccinated festival-goers. Even with safeguards in place, the […]

Napa ready to uncork the next BottleRock for 2022

Wine meets music at the 8th Annual BottleRock Fest in Napa, California this May 27th through 29th! The three-day fest will include headliners Metallica, P!nk and Twenty One Pilots, with support from Luke Combs, The Black Crowes, Kygo, Pitbull, Greta Van Fleet, Mount Westmore, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, CHVRCHES, Banks, Bleachers, Alessia Cara, Vance Joy, Silversun […]

A night with Kingfish Ingram in St. Louis

On March 25th, it was one of those famous, midwestern, super windy evenings out in the suburbs of St. Louis, when a night of delta blues and topnotch guitar playing was enjoyed by a wonderfully diverse packed house of fans at The Factory. This group of music lovers had gathered together to see the one […]

My Forte Artist Spotlight: Boomtown Saints

With signature high-energy performances and flawless harmonies, Boomtown Saints are Nashville’s newest and arguably biggest up-and-coming rock-forward country band. And, they’re on a mission. “We have established a reputation for allowing people to forget about their ‘real life’ for however long we are onstage,” says Chris Ramos of Boomtown Saints. Having evolved from their freshman […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Dust City Opera “Angie”

Emerging grunge-meets-indie folk band Dust City Opera debut another song off their forthcoming sophomore album Alien Summer with the video for “Angie”! Due out March 4th, the album follows the band’s first full-length Heaven in 2019 and will feature previously released tracks like “The Unkind”, “An Okay Way To Go”, “It”, “Tile or Linoleum” and “Stars”. “Angie” […]

Chris Lane brings the country to Los Angeles

Chris Lane launched his Fill Them Boots tour in January 2022, and, oh boy, can he fill them boots — and then some! Chris brings the crowd alive with his Platinum #1s “Big, Big Plans” and “Fix” and, his 2X Platinum #1s “I Don’t Know About You” and “Take Back Home Girl”. On February 2nd, […]

The Buckleys reveal rockin’ “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” video

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a cool Santa Claus! This year, Australian country rock siblings The Buckleys have created their own rockin’ twist to the holiday classic, “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus”, originally released by Mabel Scott in 1948 before ramping up in fame with Patti Page’s 1950 radio version. Sarah Buckley comments, “We are so […]

How The Dead South conquered Lake Tahoe

On December 18th, in snow-capped Lake Tahoe, The Dead South packed the auditorium at Bally’s Lake Tahoe Casino Resort. The opening act for the night was artist Willy Tea Taylor. His deep voice and intricate picking on his 1920s Martin 4-string guitar was reminiscent of the old cowboy songwriting days. His mix of folk music […]

Country lovers line up for Brad Paisley in San Diego

Brad Paisley rolled into San Diego on October 2nd with special guests Kameron Marlowe and Jimmie Allen. Kameron Marlowe walked onstage with radiant energy beaming from his smile alone. Who needs a spotlight with that energy! That sultry voice, tight black jeans and that big smile got the fans on their feet dancing. Kameron was a […]

Napa Valley readies for BottleRock 2021 this Labor Day Weekend

BottleRock Napa Valley is back!!! After a long two year wait, northern California’s BottleRock Music, Food and Art Festival is returning to the Napa Valley Expo this upcoming Labor Day Weekend (September 3rd through 5th) and their lineup does not disappoint! Miley Cyrus is still playing (per last year’s canceled lineup), plus Megan The Stallion, […]