ROBBEN FORD – Night in the City

RELEASE YEAR: 2023  BAND URL: https://www.robbenford.com/ The legendary guitar-slinger Robben Ford is a true master of his craft as evidenced by the quality of his recorded works and live performances be that as a solo artist or a member of various bands such as Yellowjackets and L.A. Express. Also, the number of renowned artists and musicians…

STATUS QUO – Official Archive Series Vol. 1, Amsterdam 2010

RELEASE YEAR: 2023  BAND URL: https://www.statusquo.co.uk/ This nicely packaged offering by legendary British boogie rockers Status Quo is a real treat to the eyes and ears; the booklet, band pictures, and overall layout look killer, and the actual musical content kicks ass. Recorded at the well-known Heineken Hall in Amsterdam back in October of 2010, these…

BLAZE BAYLEY – Damaged Strange Different and Live

RELEASE YEAR: 2023BAND URL: https://www.blazebayley.net/ The ever-reliable and inspiring Blaze Bayley never ceases to amaze me, nor does he ever deliver a lukewarm or lackluster performance, which is perfectly illustrated by this sharp and potent 9-track live document of his that is set for release in early July. With that strong and powerful voice of…

ONE DESIRE – Live with the Shadow Orchestra

RELEASE YEAR: 2023  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/OneDesireBand The Finnish melodic hard rock outfit known as One Desire is bloody marvelous, and its five members sure know to craft a big and juicy tune filled to the brim with soaring vocals, stadium-sized riffs, and more hooks that one can possibly digest. Having said that, their previous live effort…

MAJOR PARKINSON – A NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com/album/a-night-at-the-library How does one even begin to describe or portray Major Parkinson’s brand and style of music? Honestly, I have no idea. Progressive in nature and forward-thinking but endowed with the sensibilities of singer/songwriter music, the band’s outputs have been nothing short of dramatic, theatrical, and riveting. Recorded during the pandemic,…