Articles by: Joe Raniere

Gov’t Mule Give It Up To Traffic’s ‘Barleycorn’ & ‘Low Spark’ Albums In Albany (SHOW REVIEW)

Over the years, the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York has been a regular Fall Tour stop for Gov’t Mule. What made their most recent performance on October 29th so unique compared to past shows ...

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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Lay Down Hypnotic Soul At Asbury Park’s Stone Pony (SHOW REVIEW)

On the evening of July 26th, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood played two celestial sets at the Stone Pony, the legendary Asbury Park music club known for launching the long illustrious career of Bruce Springsteen. It ...

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Rich Robinson Evolves Into Career Solo Artist With ‘Flux’ & Vinyl Aficionado (INTERVIEW)

A decade before Jack White had been known for revitalizing blues infused rock and roll of generations past with the White Stripes, Rich Robinson had been doing such torch bearing as part of the Black ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, North Mississippi All-Stars Evoke Spirit of ’69 at Bethel Woods (SHOW REVIEW)

On July 20th, the Wheels of Soul Tour featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos and the North Mississippi All-Stars wowed the crowd at Bethel Woods, the site of the original Woodstock Music and Arts festival. ...

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Claypool Lennon Delirium & Deen Ween Group Offer Up A Zany Psych Time at Capitol Theatre (SHOW REVIEW)

During the summer of 2015, Sean Lennon’s neo-psychedelic band Ghost of a Saber Tooth filled the opening slot for a string of Primus shows, a trek that found Lennon partaking in spontaneous back stage jams ...

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Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience Takes Classic Compositions to Creative Heights in Woodstock, NY (SHOW REVIEW)

On the evening of Friday, March 4th, the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York hosted Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience, the premiere live tribute to the legendary band  featuring Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce. ...

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Leslie West Pays Visit To Daryl’s House (SHOW REVIEW)

On December 11th, legendary guitar hero Leslie West played an intimate club show at Daryl’s House in Pawling, New York to support his new album, Soundcheck. Before playing a single note, West warned his audience ...

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Photographer Jay Blakesberg Captures Beloved Axes on ‘Guitars That Jam’ (INTERVIEW)

In the mid-seventies, rock photographer Jay Blakesberg started shooting concerts with his father’s camera as a way to produce his own personal memorabilia. In the years that would follow, his photos would go from being ...

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John Densmore – Morally Preserving The Doors (Exclusive Interview)

Through clever wit and vivid detail, Doors drummer John Densmore’s new book The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial tells his side of a feud with former band mates Robby Krieger and Ray ...

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Jay Blakesberg – Capturing the Pulse of the Jam (Interview)

 The genesis of San Francisco-based photographer Jay Blakesberg’s storied career goes all the way back to the late seventies, when he started to shoot concerts with his father’s 35mm camera as a way to produce ...

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