Born in Massillon, Ohio where every newborn boy has a football with the high school colors placed in their bassinet, Patrick Sweany was instead drawn to an electric guitar and rock and roll. He went to Kent State University and played clubs; continuing to live in the area until leaving for Nashville in 2009. Like many others, there was only so much you could do singing the Rust Belt blues around Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Youngstown. Nashville was calling and folks like…Continue
Posted on March 31, 2014 at 5:00pm
Rarely do I go in depth on a record release that is a reissue, live, or tribute album. But two such albums featuring Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne are getting special treatment this week.
Originally aired as a live pay-per-view event on October 16, 1992, Columbia Records threw Bob Dylan a 30th anniversary bash at Madison Square Garden with one of the most impressive lineups in the history of rock and roll. My VHS tape has long worn out and trying to locate a copy…Continue
Posted on March 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments
Danger! Danger! The Minkin’s Music Civil Defense Network is issuing a warning about an Americana explosion. Don’t touch that mouse … this is not a test. No need to duck and cover down in your bomb shelter, but run like the wind down to your local record shop and pick-up the brand new release Utah from rookie sensations Jamestown Revival.
From the very first strains of “Fur Coat Blues”, the duo of Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance from Magnolia, Texas will capture your…Continue
Posted on February 19, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments
I have been waiting for a record to catch my ear and make me perk up. A new release to turn my head and say … Whoa. So thank you Lydia Loveless for delivering the goods with a great rock and roll record titled Somewhere Else that with every play is making me fall in love with it.
The little girl who grew up surrounded by farmlands in Coshocton, Ohio before leaving for the big city of buckeye nation in Columbus at age fourteen has once again left her comfort zone for…Continue
Posted on February 13, 2014 at 5:00am — 13 Comments
Sometimes it takes a little extra effort to track down and purchase great music. Thanks to the internet, local record stores are just a mouse click away for better or worse. Record labels and artists now can ship an album to your doorstep, even if they’re located in another country or hemisphere. Listeners can also invest in their favorite songwriter’s next project via Kickstarter and PledgeMusic campaign with added perks beyond a CD, vinyl, or digital download copy of the new…Continue
Posted on January 12, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments