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Almost 17 years ago, back in 2003, I played my first show with Melvin Seals in Albuquerque, NM and had an absolute blast.

Reggae Rise Up – one of the most recognized reggae festival brands in the US – has just announced the full lineup for the latest addition to their growing list of festival properties, Reggae Rise Up Vegas! Taking place over 420-weekend on April 18th and 19th at The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Reggae Rise Up Vegas is slated to deliver one of the most impressive genre-specific lineups Sin City has ever seen.

The official music video for Orville Peck’s “Nothing Fades Like The Light” is premiering now at The Boot. Watch/share the video via YouTube HERE. Directed by Deni Cheng, the video consists of behind-the-scenes footage captured throughout Peck’s 2019 worldwide tour.

With a new home at the world-renowned Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 10th year of Welcome To Rockville features an unparalleled lineup of today’s top rock and metal artists and up-and-coming talent for Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience, happening on Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Joe Russo has announced his debut solo album 'phér•bŏney' will be released February 7 on both limited edition neon violet and black vinyl via Royal Potato Family. Initially a surprise release on digital formats earlier this summer, the LP editions mark the first time the recording will be available in physical form. Throughout 'phér•bŏney,' Russo defies expectations with a collection of dreamy instrumentals and vocal tracks, channeling a sublime, reflective musicality.

Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul tour – a standout of the summer concert season – is returning next year with two performers who exemplify the best of the modern soul movement.  Wheels of Soul 2020 welcomes St. Paul and The Broken Bones, as well as TTB’s own talented keyboardist Gabe Dixon and his trio, to the sixth annual amphitheater run.

The Jauntee's following continue to spread in a cult-like manner, which is not hard to see why. The band not only has an ability to engage their fans musically on the next level, but one that allows fans to engage with each other. The band's online community and forums are essentially trading posts of fans that exchange the best improv moments of any given song over the band's career, always eager to find the next best jam.

Acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke presented CURE Childhood Cancer with a donation of $50,000 at their seventh-annual “Brothers and Sisters Holiday Homecoming Show” over Thanksgiving weekend in Atlanta.

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. John Prine, Billy Strings, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon, and Gangstagrass will be joining the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Queens, New York, is a borough rich in rock 'n' roll history. KISS. The Ramones. RUN-DMC. Simon and Garfunkel. Dee Snider. Perry Farrell. And we'll take a leap -- Tony Bennett. 

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