Offering a heavy dose of Americana and twang about album reviews, concert previews, local musicians, and singer/songwriters. I have been writing Minkinâ€™s Music since January of 2007 and found a home here on ND in 2010. My musical resume includes being the very first and longest corporate underwriter on public radio station WAPS 91.3 The Summit, a board member of the auxiliary group Plugged In at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Northeast Ohio street team captain for Lost Highway Records, and a former board member of Friends of 91.3 The Summit. I am a Charter Member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, a voting member of the Americana Music Association, and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville. A man who still plays Lpâ€™s on his vintage Technics turntable, you can usually find Jay at area concerts and record stores looking to find new music that stirs his soul. Find my liner note postings on Facebook and Twitter via Minkin's Music.
Alejandro Escovedo has a love for Cleveland that this writer deeply appreciates. He is one of a handful of artists that continue to make it a point to have this city on the tour itinerary every time he heads out onto […]
Of all the local folks I have covered, one artist continues to garner recognition from an international audience. “I notice that some random place in Europe purchased my CD online, so that just makes my day” says Rachel Brown. A full time teacher […]
The van departed Nashville at 6:00AM with Amy Black and her traveling ensemble making their way to Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom and Tavern for the first of a twenty-seven concert itinerary. Black brought her Memphis Music Review show to the intimate […]
The tiny Tavern room of Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom was at capacity and then some in anticipation of John Moreland making his second stop touring behind his latest release Big Bad Luv on Saturday night. Accompanied on stage by John Calvin […]
Not even an all-day rain could dampen the spirits of The Secret Sisters as the church bus rolled into Cleveland’s Music Box Supper Club for wonderful night of entertainment Thursday evening. The audience was given a fair warning that they […]
The artistic energy flowing from local songwriters, all in their mid-twenties is just incredible. Making fast strides are The Gage Brothers, who have gone from playing open mics to playing premier Cleveland area clubs best known for hosting national touring artists […]
Saturday evening, the historic GAR Hall located on the doorstep to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula hosted The Steel Wheels with a SOLD OUT capacity crowd. The boys were finishing up their mini tour promoting the release of […]
Iconic. How else do you describe Ian Hunter? An artist who will soon turn 78 years young, Hunter is still creating new relevant albums as he tours behind Fingers Crossed released this past September. Growing up in the industrial Midwest, […]
Have you heard the news, there is some good rockin’ talent found within the explosive sound of John Patrick & The Outside Voices. Recently featured in the No Depression Spring magazine “Heartland”, this five piece wrecking crew just released their debut album Hound Dogs and […]
When I’m not spinning vinyl on the stereo or listening to a ménage of tracks while on the computer, I find comfort in playing new albums while driving the highway. So it’s apropos that I fell in love with a […]
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