Album Spotlight: The Mission By Styx

The latest album by Styx, The Mission, have been out for about two months now.  The Mission is an album that was LONG overdue.  After spending some time with this great album, here are a few thoughts. I will be totally honest, I did not think the band had it in them to produce new … Continue reading Album Spotlight: The Mission By Styx

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My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter N – Navigator

I absolutely love Navigator! I can not say enough positive things about this American progressive rock band. Their musical heart is planted firmly in 1970's progressive rock. But their sound and approach are thoroughly modern. https://youtu.be/-agLIYGweZg Formed in 1998 Navigator currently has released three albums of high quality progressive rock. The band's debut album, reEvolutionone, … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter N – Navigator

Song Spotlight: Games Of Chance And Circumstance, By Kerry Livgren’s AD

AD was Kerry Livgren's post Kansas melodic progressive rock band. The band consisted of vocalists Warren Ham and Michael Gleason, former Kansas bassist Dave Hope, Livgren on guitar and Dennis Holt on drums. Livgren, Ham and Gleason shared the duties on keyboards. Like many prog bands in the 1980's AD featured a streamlined and more … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Games Of Chance And Circumstance, By Kerry Livgren’s AD

Song Spotlight: Taking In The View, By Kansas

The 1980's were very difficult years for progressive rock. It's safe to say that every major progressive rock band was affected by the transition from the 1970's to the 1980's. Many bands streamlined their sound while others simply disbanded. American progressive rock band Kansas did both. Thankfully their breakup was short lived. Kansas opened the … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Taking In The View, By Kansas