Song Spotlight: Carrie Ann By Styx

Edge Of The Century is the 1990 reunion album from classic rock band Styx.  Internal tensions and creative differences lead to the band breaking up in 1984.  Thankfully the band reformed in 1990.  However it was without popular guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw.  In his place was New Jersey born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Glen Burtnik.  I count Edge Of The … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Carrie Ann By Styx

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My Highlights From 2018

2018 was quite a full year, there were so many entertainment choices.  I watched more television in 2018 than I have in a very long time. I had the pleasure of attending a few phenomenal rock concerts.  The year was filled with many fantastic movies.  I missed quite a few of them in the theater … Continue reading My Highlights From 2018

Marc Martel’s Thunderbolt And Lightning – An Incredible Queen Covers EP

Marc Martel recently released a stupendous EP of Queen cover songs entitled Thunderbolt and Lightning.  If you are looking for a paint by numbers album of Queen covers this is not it.  If you are an opened minded Queen fan looking for bold reinterpretations  of beloved classics then you have struck gold. Martel's collection is … Continue reading Marc Martel’s Thunderbolt And Lightning – An Incredible Queen Covers EP

Song Spotlight: Throw Me Down By Kerry Livgren

Solo careers are an interesting aspect of the music industry.  As a member of a band a singer/musician/songwriter may experience a great deal of success.  Once that same member  launches a solo career it truly is a crapshoot.  There are many examples of solo career success stories including Phil Collins, Sting and Don Henley.   But … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Throw Me Down By Kerry Livgren

Album Spotlight: Blues With A Feeling By Steve Hackett

Initially released  in 1994, Blues With A Feeling is a Steve Hackett blues album.  Mixing original compositions with cover songs, there is very little progressive rock to be found.  And that is okay with me.  The album may be a blues album, but it is clearly  Steve Hackett music.  His distinctive guitar and vocals carry … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Blues With A Feeling By Steve Hackett