“I WON’T SLEEP” – NEW MUSIC from NILES ROOKER TRIO

Aspiring to bring back classic sounds from the 50s and 60s, Niles Rooker and Jeff Meloen started a blues/rock duo in August of 2014. “It was just two friends getting together every day to play muddy blues songs and make the neighbor’s lives difficult,” says Rooker. With the addition of bassist Ryan Lemp, Rooker was…

NASHVILLE BOOGIE TICKETS ARE ON SALE!

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m getting geared up for this year’s Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender–May 2016 will be here before you know it, and I’m ready to paint my lips and the town red! “But Susan, what is this Nashville Boogie Weekender of which you speak?” you may ask.  Well, Nashville Boogie is a massive…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE DESLONDES

“You don’t really know where you’re from ’til you leave, you know?  Living in New Orleans for the years we have, you don’t realize what all you’ve learned until you leave and do it different places,” says Missouri native Riley Downing, frontman for five-piece band The Deslondes, on their adopted hometown.  “It’s definitely got its own flavor. …

ALBUM REVIEW: “LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL” by J.D. McPHERSON

I’m a retro kind of girl, always have been.  When I was little, I heard “Rock This Town” by The Stray Cats, my introduction to rockabilly music, and my world was never the same.  Rockabilly is the foundation, the root, the essence of classic rock and roll music.  Still not familiar?  Think Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and…