Tuesday, June 27, 2023

The Spell



Kenny Marquez and Tara B make up this unique, dynamic acoustic duo called THE SPELL.
Both are Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artists, hailing from Southern CA.

Kenny is the amazingly talented, accomplished former Lead Guitarist/Lead Singer from the Platinum Selling 80’s/90’s Rock Group RENEGADE.

Tara B is a Recording Artist who's album entitled "Supposed To Be" can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.
She is also known for performing the National Anthem at numerous Military and Sporting Events.

Together, Kenny and Tara are a musical force to be reckoned with. This charismatic power couple loves to entertain and share their passion for music with the world!


Sunday, June 25, 2023

JAM 66 Radio - News

On the radio site http://ruta66radio.webpin.com you can Hear blues, rock, bluesrock and the newest 24/7. Also the Latest blues, bluesrock and rock News updated in real time.

Follow the radio's YouTube Channel https://youtube.com/@jam66radio

Saturday, June 24, 2023

The New Winamp Is Here, but It’s Not What You’d Expect

Winamp was a popular music player program in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and recently it’s back under active development. A completely new version of Winamp is now available, but it’s pretty different than the original version.

The parent company for Winamp has been split between two projects for the past few years: updates for the classic Windows player, and a completely new service with the same name. The initial version of the service is now live at player.winamp.com, which works on both desktop and mobile browsers. Full mobile apps for iPhone and Android are expected to arrive in the third quarter of 2023, “based on the legacy desktop version,” according to a press release.

You can’t actually play your own music files with the new web app yet, nor can you connect it to third-party streaming services. Winamp says that functionality is “coming soon,” and it’s not clear which streaming services would allow playback through the service. For now, the only source of music is “Fanzone” — a service where you can support individual artists with direct subscriptions (most seem to be $1 per month) for access to their music in the player. That feature seems to be competing with platforms like Patreon.

The press release explains that the new Winamp “features the Fanzone, which creators can access to become better merchants and to sell their products, creating tiered subscription plans. Winamp fuels the love dedicated fans have for their favourite artists through exclusive content, experiences and memberships, while empowering artists to bypass industry gatekeepers and create on their own terms.”

The concept of a music player that aggregates your own music library, streaming services, and direct access to a given artist’s library could be useful, but right now only the latter component is functional. The existing classic player is also still available and under active development.

Friday, June 23, 2023


Little Spaceships’ is the second single from Australian indie rockers, LIPSTEREO’s new EP, 'Modern Mythology'. Renowned Australian, Mark Opitz AM (INXS, AC/DC, The Angels), produced this melodic antidote to their garage rock debut, ’Stop.’

‘Little Spaceships’ is uplifting indie rock with guitars, bass and drums channelling The Beatles, Nirvana and The Ramones. Interesting arrangements and studio sounds such as bells and a 1960s electro-mechanical musical instrument, the Mellotron (used in 'Strawberry Fields Forever’ by The Beatles), fuse Opitz's "sophisto-punk" musical vision to the band's post punk revival sound.

This song hints at the future musical direction of LIPSTEREO as it leads the listener into areas of some great song writing. ‘Little Spaceships’ sees the band proudly wearing on their sleeve the influences of their contemporaries and heroes such as Arctic Monkeys, Weezer and The Strokes.

The song is about “friends moving on and feeling left behind" says lead singer/guitarist, Sam Stranges. The song travels through some great pop rock terrain with a vocal treatment akin to Marc Bolan and T-Rex thanks to the skills of producer Mark Opitz and Thirty Mill Studios sound engineer, Colin Wynne. It is truly thrilling to hear this kind of rock ’n’ roll being made today… in Melbourne; a city with a rich musical history that gave us Nick Cave, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Crowded House, The Teskey Brothers and Jet.

The music video was recently filmed during a live sold-out show in Melbourne at The Catfish. The footage shows the band in fine form and as an exciting, bona fide live act. The audience reactions to their mesmerising live performances have been electric. Do not miss...


LIPSTEREO’s success can be attributed to its strong two-year creative period where they wrote and demoed some fifty songs in one of the most locked-down cities around the world, Melbourne. Since then, the band has gone from strength to strength with their ground-breaking debut music video for ‘Stop’ being played on national ABC television network in Australia for weeks on end as well as MTV in Canada and the US. In addition to MTV in North America, their second music video, ‘Little Spaceships’ has increased their reach into MTV Latin America, MTV SUR and MTV Mexico. Their total reach through MTV alone being over 150 million homes across North and South America.

Their songs have been serviced to over 14,000 radio stations internationally and have received significant airplay in the US, Canada, The Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark, Ireland, the UK and their home country of Australia. They even had a slot on AXS TV reaching over 44 million homes in the US. They have had Top 10 commercial radio (Modern Rock Specialty) and Top 20 college radio success in the US and Canada for ‘Modern Mythology’ and are currently mastering in their second studio EP, also produced by Mark Opitz.

LIPSTEREO has gained international attention with their EP, ‘Modern Mythology’ which was named as “Record Of The Week” in Rolling Stone. Their follow up, “Live At Bakehouse” EP was also named “Record Of The Week” in Rolling Stone…AGAIN! 

They have received massive coverage in NME, EarMilk, Classic Rock Magazine, V13 and Atwood Magazine. LIPSTEREO pioneered a new TikTok genre where they do a "Blind Cover," of a trending song without actually listening to it – including ‘Anti-Hero’ by Taylor Swift, ‘Made You Look’ by Meghan Trainor and ‘Life Goes On’ by Oliver Tree. The latter video went viral on TikTok, garnering 5 million views, 800k likes and over 6k comments alone.

Their music videos have also ben added MTVU (covering over 750 college and university campuses across the U.S.), Loop TV, DEC TV, LA-TV, Video Jam, Video Hits and content providers including Promo Only, Clear TV, Gloss Media, Multiplicity and Woven Media. And LIPSTEREO has sold out every single headline performance in their hometown of Melbourne Australia since 2022. 


Thursday, June 22, 2023

Heavy on the Heart

"Mr. Know It All", the debut single by heavy on the heart., is a fast and fiery pop punk anthem that has been turning heads since its release on 4/20/2023.

Having been featured in publications like Plastic Magazine, Substream Magazine and countless others with the daily streams and music video views growing daily. heavy on the heart. is an alternative rock band from Long Island, NY with a busy schedule and bright future ahead.

"Mr. Know It All" is a song that will be stuck in your head for days to come and you will find yourself randomly humming or singing its infectious melodies.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole is a country artist, singer - songwriter, who has worked with some of Nashville's finest. He has recorded 3 albums and appeared at the Nashville Palace in Nashville, TN., as well as at the TSAI awards show and several TV shows. He has been nominated for various awards by the Tennessee Songwriters Association International and Millennium Music. All of his radio releases have gone high on the Cash Box, Cross Country, and Power Source Music Nashville charts.


Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Bruce Coughland

Bruce Coughlan is a career performer. A songwriter, recording artist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, compere, and storyteller par excellence with nearly five decades of experience.

Bruce’s songs are a reflection of the many roads he’s travelled over the decades since he first slung a guitar over his shoulder to tackle life a balladeer.
Bruce Coughlan has written hundreds of songs and performed at thousands of venues, ranging from coffee houses and folk clubs to a Canada Day performance on Parliament Hill!

Since recording his first LP in 1984, He’s recorded 14 albums of original and adapted traditional music across a broad range of the Roots Music genre. His songs have been recorded in turn by some of the most legendary names in Acoustic Music. Bruce might be best recognised for his historically based ballads, written on Pacific Canadian themes. In 2015 his group Tiller’s Folly released Stirring Up Ghosts, a CD collection of 24 historically based songs.

Bruce has been welcomed internationally as a touring artist. His eclectic mix of original Roots-based songs are honest, timeless & authentic. His storytelling is intriguing, matched by his expressive voice and masterful guitar work.

Monday, June 19, 2023

Eddie Mole

Eddie is a highly regarded musician, writer and performer based in the Southwest, who merges his folk, rock and blues roots, with the sounds of the diverse Bristol music scene. His songs are direct, distinctive, and span several genres. They have been labelled as “Alt, Noir Rock”, with shades of Nick Cave, Lou Reed and Bowie. Eddie regularly works with band members Pete Brownbridge (double bass/bass) and Adrian Tucker (Drums/percussion) and other friends. The band have a strong chemistry, which can be heard in their Gonna Run, Sleep & How Dark singles and How Dark EP. Recent releases include, The Bear Pit, the tongue in cheek Flowers and thought provoking Dead Bird. Eddie also provides “driving” bass lines for Adam and the Hellcats and is a founder member of the Southwest prog rockers, The Angry Badgers.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Charles Unger

Charles Unger is a musical institution in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s known for his exuberant style and talent and his entertaining stage show.

Charles plays alto, tenor and soprano saxophones, and now, alto clarinet, and is deeply influenced by the seminal works of artists such as Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. He has drawn on a lifetime of experience playing with top-level musicians the world over. Charles brings an undeniable sense of joy to his performances, with a smile that welcomes everyone to the party.

hiTrecords is proud to introduce Charles Unger’s latest record “Summer Rhumba", a song he wrote while contemplating the loveliness of summer. The lively Latinesque groove, combined with the resonant qualities of his newly-acquired alto clarinet meld to create the perfect accompaniment to the most beautiful time of year.


Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Kickstand Jenny

After more than three years of hard work and determination, Kickstand Jenny is excited to share with you: "Between the Lies" .

This new full length album from Kickstand Jenny features ten new tracks, with amazing vocals from former L.A. Guns vocalist Scott Foster Harris, killer hits, licks and riffs from guitarist Preston Morelock, bassist Chris McComas and drummer A.J. Sipos. Also featuring tracks with vocalist Mark Slaughter (Slaughter), drummer Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts) and others. Produced by legendary producer / songwriter Chas Sandford, the album is full of instant classics and rocking good tunes. A concept album that takes you on a musical journey and tells a story from beginning to end.


Thursday, June 8, 2023

Pete Anderson


Pete Anderson is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning producer and groundbreaking guitarist, who melds blues and country to forge a style all his own.

Long considered one of the world’s best-of-the-best Tele-twangers, musical pioneer Pete Andersonhas never been satisfied with maintaining the status quo.  The last 10 years has found Anderson focusing on his solo career – perfecting his craft & honing his musical vision.  On “BIRDS ABOVE GUITARLAND” the Detroit native Anderson delivers a set of all-original music — a rich roots music gumbo of blues/funk/swing/country twang with a splash of surf music and a dash of jazz.  And TONE — always tone…”

Pete Anderson is most widely known as the musical partner to Dwight Yoakam, (a little ‘side project’ that wound up helping to change the face of contemporary country music!) whose records he produced/arranged/and played on from 1986-2003 resulting in sales of 25 Million+ recordings.  Anderson is well known as a pioneer in the roots-rock genre and was an early champion of the Americana movement, where he had a hand in introducing the world to artists such as Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Michelle Shocked and Rosie Flores. He is also a renowned band-leader who has appeared on “SaturdayNight Live”, “David Letterman” , and “The Tonight Show” (19 times since 1986) and has played over 3,000 live shows in upwards of 15 countries around the world.  While Pete Anderson’s work as a producer/arranger/guitarist has resulted in acclaimed records in the Country, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Pop, R&B, and Red Dirt genres of music, his focus as a solo artist has always been his first musical love – The Blues.

With years of critical and commercial success to his name, Pete Anderson is focusing on his musical roots. In 2006 he was approached by Guitar Center to help judge and organize their “King of the Blues” guitar competition, the largest in history.  Anderson created all of the backing tracks that the contestants used in competition, acted as a judge and bandleader at the finale which featured B.B. King one year and The Black Crowes the next, and a Pete Anderson produced EP was a prize for the winner.

Reverend Guitars now has 4 Pete Anderson signature guitar models. The latest – Reverend Guitars’ PA1-RT – was just introduced at Summer NAMM July 2013 .  Its predecessor, Reverend’s PA-1 first introduced in 2010 – received the “Editor’s Pick” from Guitar Player Magazine as well as rave reviews from all other guitar magazines.  Also available from Reverend are the Pete Anderson Eastsider S and the Eastsider T.

From the blue collar, mixed race neighborhoods of Detroit to Hollywood’s early roots-rock scene and country music stardom to the new digital music industy and beyond, Pete Anderson’s talent and innovative spirit have not only set him apart from the herd, but ensure his continued presence as a bright spot in the future of the American roots music scene.

Pete is also a renowned bandleader who has played over 3,000 live shows in upwards of 15 countries around the world and has appeared on Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, and The Tonight Show (19 times since 1986). Pete has released 5 critically acclaimed solo records on his own label Little Dog Records with another one in the pipeline.


In search of

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to be transported to a whimsical world where imagination reigns supreme! This exciting new single "Alice" from the upcoming debut album "Alice and the Wonderland" will take you on a magical journey with none other than Alice from Wonderland. Get ready to be enchanted by the captivating sounds of Alice's Wonderland!

The love of books and music inspired In Search Of to retell the story of the teen Alice’s adventures inside the Wonderland, in a Power Pop/Rock musical style. The single is a reflection of dreams and insecurities that any kid, teenager and adult can relate to. The catchy chorus and powerful lyrics in this song are the perfect recipe for pure joy to listener of all ages.

Michelle Ray's captivating voice, portraying Alice, is a pillar to this release.
Michelle has over 3.5M streams on Spotify, she was a finalist on NBC's The Voice/Blake Sheldon team and her songs can be heard on national commercials for Maybelline, Bloomingdales, Mastercard, JCPenney, Kimpton Hotels, Barbie Diaries, Nickelodeon, LOL Dolls, among others.
Her voice can also be heard in major feature film / television show placements such as Garry Marshall’s “Mother’s Day”, Amazon Prime’s “The Expanse”, Bravo’s “VanderPump Rules”, Netflix's "Selling Sunset", Lifetime's "Married at First Sight" and more.


Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Birds are better

The brainchild of Norwegian singer-songwriter Stian Fjelldal, Birds Are Better brings a unique slant to folk music with a fusion of traditional folk, power-pop, synth-rock and indie-pop.

The Other Side Reviews describes the project as a meeting between Charlie Puth and Mumford and Sons while Of Monsters and Men comes to the minds of Nordic Music Central and Music To Blame.

Fjelldal himself is a huge fan of artists like Fleet Foxes and Loney Dear and you might be able to spot Birds Are Better somewhere in between.

The project was launched this fall and “Marigold” is his second single. More singles will come before the debut album release in 2023.


Monday, June 5, 2023

Anthony Krizan

The former Spin Doctors guitarist and songwriter of some of Lenny Kravitz hits, releases this melancholic ballad.

Anthony is based in New Jersey and also runs his recording studio. Recently he wrote three songs for legendary lead singer of the group Bad English, John Waite (EP Anytime).


Sunday, June 4, 2023

Rockin' like Thunder

Discovered by Hadley Murrell of HDM Records while he was in Zamboanga City (Philippines) for a birthday party. They were playing in a funky little club that seated about 20 people, but their talent overtook the room. Hadley decided to sign them and immediately started to prepare songs for them to record.

Hadley brought his production team to Zamboanga City, consisting of Hadley himself, Dwight J. Emile and Tomy Ge, and produced the songs in the Wild Grass Studios, a modern studio in Manila. The engineer is Nikki Cunanan, one of the top engineers. The mixing engineer is the renowned Dennis Sands.

This is the group's first recording, and their songs are currently on Spotify, Amazon Prime, iTunes and Apple Music, as well as iPluggers, and soon to be featured on YouTube. This is Rock, Filipino style.


Saturday, June 3, 2023

Sudden Lights

Sudden Lights represented Latvia in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.

"Backwards in Time" is the latest single that was released beginning of May. The single continues Sudden Lights' sound search, combining a modern indie style with elements and references of various other musical styles like pop and rock. The lyrics include the incomprehensible nostalgic feeling that takes over as a happy moment draws to a close. The song is about a longing that never ends. One happy highlight of your life comes, passes and you already look forward to the next one.

The Latvian version of this song was included on the album "Miljards vasaru".

Friday, June 2, 2023

Muddy Waters


In 1943 a man arrived in Chicago with little money in his pocket, unaware that he would change the course of the blues forever. His only conviction was to achieve fame through what he loved the most: music.

At 27, Muddy Waters had already been playing blues at country parties, as well as on the streets of Clarksdale, Mississippi, for nearly thirteen years. Those who listened to him in his musical beginnings, some testimonies assure it, never imagined that in the future those chords would move the entire world.

His name was McKinley Morganfield. He was born on April 4, 1915 in Rolling Forks, a small city in the state of Mississippi. After his mother passed away, his father left him in the care of his grandmother, with whom he lived his entire childhood. He owes her nickname to her, since he loved to play and get dirty in the mud, and her grandmother once decided to scold him by calling him: "muddy waters", which in Spanish means: 'muddy water'.

"At a very young age he dropped out of school and began working on the Clarksdale cotton plantations, very close to where he lived."

 He learned to play the harmonica at the age of nine, soon after he was instructed on the guitar with the help of his neighbor -Eddie "Son" House-, and it did not take long for him to exploit his talent showing it to his companions in the plantations, to receive his recognition and boost his career from there.
Muddy Waters' Band

The fame he gained in Mississippi unfortunately didn't reach Chicago, so when he decided to move there, Muddy had to work in a paper mill and play at small workers' parties; which helped him because that way he was able to buy his first electric guitar.

After auditioning for Chess Records, he finally got the chance to go into a studio. In 1948 he recorded "I Can't Be Satisfied" and "Feel Like Going Home". The album sold out within hours, and his career as a blues musician took off.

By 1951, Muddy Waters formed a band with Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Fred Below on drums, Willie Dixon on bass, Little Walter on harmonica, and Otis Spann on piano. Throughout the rest of the 1940s, the band recorded blues classics such as "Long Distance Call", "I'm Your Hootchie Cootchie Man", "Rollin' Stone", "Got My Mojo Working", "Mannish Boy », among others.

"Ten years after arriving in the city, Muddy Waters became 'the king of Chicago.' The Best of Muddy Waters, a collection that made him known throughout the world.

Two concerts meant the next step in the career of Muddy Waters. The first was in England, when the band rocked audiences with their energetic, city music. The second was at the Newport Folk Festival, in Rhode Island, USA, the day Muddy Waters proved to be the doyen of electric blues.

His fame was never satisfied because along with Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters won the Grammy Award for the album Hard Again in 1977. In the middle of the decade he played for President Jimmy Carter, in 1980 he entered the Hall of Fame and seven years later the Hall of Fame. Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame, recognition that he could not see in life because on April 30, 1983 he died in the state of Illinois.

The great influence that Muddy Waters had on music was soon reflected in bands like The Rolling Stones —whose name was inspired by two of their songs "Mannish Boy" and "Rollin' Stone"— or The Animals, and musicians like Eric Clapton , Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more.

In addition to influencing music, an American magazine also bears the name of one of his songs, and Martin Scorsese dedicated a chapter to it in his 2003 television series The Blues, in which he recounts the history of this musical genre.

Muddy Waters' legacy in music is undeniable. It was the most important bridge between the native Mississippi country blues and the sophisticated urban sound of the city of Chicago. His dream came true, he managed to bring his music to the whole world, without thinking that it would change him completely.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Apache Rose

Apache Rose is back with a banging soft/loud track "Cabin Fever". The track starts out with a chill vibe but then goes full throttle with pummeling drums and haunting vocals

The lyrics draw from lockdown and personal situations you get stuck in.

Apache Rose is a rock band from Moscow, Russia. They have released several singles and a debut album (“Attention!”) in 2021. The band is centered around vocalist and songwriter Ilya Novokhatskiy with prominent Russian rock musicians lending their skills in the studio. All songs are in English with inspiration drawn from mostly American classic rock and alternative scenes.