The Ernie Ball Brotherhood of the Guitar sponsors a select group of very talented young musicians to help mentor them and support their budding careers. Brian Ball, president, Ernie Ball Guitars, is working with legendary rock photographer, Robert M. Knight, to discover and seek out new talent around the world for The Brotherhood.
Folk artist and storyteller, John McCutcheon is a multi-instrumentalist who weaves subtle, humorous , clever and sometimes provocative insights throughout his performances while casually reaching for his guitars, a banjo, a Swedish nyckleharpa, an autoharp and other musical instruments.
Legend, music pioneer, and amazing blue-eyed soul stylist Gregg Allman can proudly lay claim to being one of the all time great, influential, landmark artists in rock history. After some forty five years making music with his esteemed Allman Brothers Band, the ABB retired last October 2014 after playing an acclaimed slate of finale shows at New York’s Beacon Theater.
As bassist and vocalist for the Moody Blues since 1966 John Lodge has written some of the most memorable songs for the band, such as “Natural Hour,” “Ride my See Saw,” “The Eyes of a Child,” and “I’m Just a Singer [In a Rock n Roll Band]”, to name a few.
The Wombats are gearing up for the release of their third CD, Glitterbug, on April 13th. Hailing from the UK the band have scored an unprecedented number of radio hits with their 2011 release, This Modern Glitch, which debuted at #3 in the U.K.. That CD was also the band’s biggest international album in its career.
Sugarcane Jane, the Alabama Gulf Coast-based duo, will release their new studio album, Dirt Road’s End on April 28th.
Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford purvey what they proudly call “Organic Music at its Finest.” Their brand of Americana draws from a deep well of roots influences, interwoven with inflections of gospel, country, jazz, and rock.
Michael Des Barres the British singer, songwriter, musician, and actor will be releasing a new full-length CD entitled; The Key To The Universe this April 7th on FOD Records. The album is a return to down and dirty rock music with heavy guitars and unflinching lyrics about living life to the fullest.
In May 2003, I was honored to interview Lynyrd Skynyrd’s legendary Gary Rossington. At the time, Gary was celebrating Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 30th Anniversary which included the release at the time of a new Lynyrd Skynyrd Boxed Set, ® Epiphone Guitars Official 30th Anniversary Lynyrd Skynyrd Les Paul Standard Gold Top
Coming off the heels of his New York Times best-selling memoir, ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, this past October, guitar slinger and bluesman, Joe Perry is back in the saddle with a four song Christmas EP: Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas.
Randy Bachman, the legendary guitarist and songwriter, from the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive has sold over 40 million records and garnered countless #1 radio hits in over 20 countries.