Originally released in 1977, NRBQ’s fifth album marked the first appearance of drummer Tom Ardolino, and the debut of the band’s Red Rooster label. Having spent time on Columbia and Kama Sutra, the responsibility of producing and recording for their […]
Some of NRBQ’s longtime fans have a hard time accepting this revision of the band as legitimate, but with founding member Terry Adams at the helm, the new quartet has captured a chunk of the original band’s ethos as they […]
Sun Ra—-Singles—The Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1991: 63 tracks, a lot more than the one on the Evidence label (this is on Strut), and from the original masters, while at least some of the Evidence collection was from the low-budget 7″ […]
It’s a good thing NRBQ have been known by their initials rather than the words those initials stand for: New Rhythm and Blues Quartet (or Quintet until 1978). It’s hard enough trying to describe what these guys are all about […]
The 30th Anniversary of the Green River Festival in western Massachusetts has just concluded. This “roots plus” festival continues to add to its legacy and its reputation as “essential” (NYTimes) and “one of the must-see music festivals” (Rolling Stone). What […]
This week, our featured broadcaster is from the central valley of California — Sacramento, to be exact. Like other DJs I’ve featured recently, Paul Hefti and I have never met, but after reading about his taste in music and influences, I’m […]
The intergalactic music subsidiary known as NRBQ unpacked a trunk filled with fifty years of music at Madison’s High Noon Saloon last night. As if that trunk needed any more cargo, the ageless band’s new record Brass Tacks provided some […]
NRBQ is a band for the ages. At a point where many acts would be well past their heyday, the “Q” is still making great music at live shows and in the studio. A Vintage Band For a band that’s […]
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