Rant ‘N’ Roll: Farm Aid 2012

If I took one lesson away from attending Farm Aid in Hershey, Pennsylvania on September 22, it’s that, given the chance, I’m going to buy as much food as possible from local farmers’ markets rather than cor...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Buddy Guy

The last of the great Chicago blues giants, Buddy Guy, took the stage at the beautiful Sands Entertainment Center in Bethlehem, PA and proceeded to blow the house away with a stunning set of electric blues ...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Jazzin’ It

For only his eighth studio album since his 1983 Suddenly debut, multi-instrumentalist native New Yorker Marcus Miller, 63, (the man who wrote “Tutu” for Miles Davis) is back with the absolutely stunning and...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Taj Mahal

The release of The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal (Columbia/Legacy) is a gem of a find: two CDs comprised of entirely unreleased material—one studio, one live—taken from his formative years of 1969-1973. Con...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Galactic

It must be something in the water. New Orleans musicians, generally speaking, are just better than anyone else. Walk down the streets of the French Quarter and the players playing in the street are good eno...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Animal Kingdom

(By Sean Hieter with Mike Greenblatt) “..And if the looking it gets too much, well you can just tune out And if the mirror reflects too much, well you can just tune out And if the picture it gets t...