Award Winning Jazz Guitarist & Composer DARIO CHIAZZOLINO is named AMBASSADOR of D’ANGELICO GUITARS

  www.dariochiazzolino.com   Hailed as one of the the most influential and original guitarist-composers of his generation, Dario Chiazzolino has been named Ambassador of D’Angelico Guitars throughout the world. Dario Chiazzolino is a multi-award winning Italian guitarist and composer based in NYC. One of Italy’s most in-demand jazz musicians, he performs regularly and records with […]

VIVI HU BRINGING FORTH HER SPIRIT AND WORD WITH NEW ALBUM by Nick Christophers

You would never believe that she is from China with her soulful voice that glows with each verse of her original works. Her command of English is astonishing. Her new album entitled “New Creation” delves into how spirituality has had an effect on Vivi. Each track envelopes the meaning of life and the beauty it […]

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS AT THE OBSERVATORY By Sandra Castillo

​Concerts, like certain personalities, present themselves in varying degrees of latitude and showmanship, and by the sights and sounds of the newly revamped Stone Temple Pilots, the musical extravaganza at The Observatory on March 4th in San Diego was no exception. As I stood outside the venue before the commencement of the band’s performance that […]

LOCKED AND LOADED-DRUMMER ROB MOUNT IS READY TO ROCK AND ROLL By Sandra Castillo

When it comes to drummers, Rob Mount sets the standard for excellence in an industry recognized for its competitive, cutthroat edge. That said, when it comes to selflessness and a reputation void of ego, his name is synonymous with that very description. While it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to immediately recognize those virtues in […]

ON THE OPEN ROAD OF LIFE, BRUNO ROCCO IS THE LONELY RIDER By Sandra Castillo

The small package arrived sometime in mid-December, amidst the chaos and exhaustion of the 2017 holiday season. Once it was in my hands, I knew exactly who it was from and why. I opened it with feverish anticipation, knowing that any music received from this artist, thousands of miles away, would be treasured, simply by […]

A MASTER’S TOUCH-PAUL BUCKMASTER GIFT TO MUSIC By Sandra Castillo

A MASTER’S TOUCH-PAUL BUCKMASTER GIFT TO MUSIC By Sandra Castillo One of the greatest albums I ever added to my vinyl collection was Nick Heyward’s North Of A Miracle. Truthfully speaking, I consider it to be one of the quintessential musical masterpieces of the last one-hundred years. Recorded in 1983 at Abbey Road Studios, the […]

Astrid Kuljanic Transatlantic Exploration Company at Carnegie Hall a review by RJ Hardeman

I awoke from dreamland this morning with the voice of Astrid Kuljanic singing an upbeat tempo song. Her clear voice and delivery made me smile, even as it was happening inside my head. The song, included on her latest CD, RIVA, was “Show Me,” and it was performed live by the artist and her band, […]

LORD, HE WAS BORN A TRAVELIN’ MAN – STEPHEN EL REY TAKES THE HIGH ROAD TO SUCCESS By Sandra Castillo

Many years ago, this writer was in deep conversation with my father, who had informed me of the time he had hitchhiked all the way from California back to his hometown in Kentucky, after his short-lived stint in the U.S. Navy. For many, the idea of thumbing a ride to arrive to one’s destination is […]

Feifei Yang BUILDS ON HER TALENT..by Nick Christophers

MUSICIAN/PRODCUER BUILDS ON HER TALENT WITH HER OWN BRAND: FFY ARTS PRODUCTION by Nick Christophers Feifei Yang has come very far in her career as a musician / producer. Hailing from the exotic nation of China she has managed to bridge the gap between East and West with style. Her knowledge of music and business […]

POWER POP WITH A TWIST AND A SHOUT By Sandra Castillo

September 5th, 1962 was a day that held much meritorious significance, starting with the legendary performance of the Beatles at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The second reference to that date is one that is also honorably regarded: the birth of music historian and singer/songwriter Bart Mendoza took place right here on that same […]

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