Music Review: Midland, On The Rocks

Hailing from Dripping Springs, Texas, this country trio knocked me off my feet with their 2017 release, On the Rocks.  The trio consists of lead singer, Mark Wystrach, lead guitarist/vocalist, Jess Carson and bass player/vocalist, Cameron Duddy.  Their voices blend harmoniously...

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Smokey Robinson & Charlie Wilson: A Stellar Duet

Back in 1960, I got my first dose of Smokey Robinson through the Miracles’ Billboard Hit, Shop Around.  Lead singer Smokey’s vocals were crisp and clean, his stage persona was lively and infectious.  The Miracles relentlessly pounded the charts in the early 60’s through...

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Paul Thorn Rocks the Birchmere

The morning after the Paul Thorn concert in Alexandria, VA, I woke up fully charged!  Thorn’s rocked- out, upbeat “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” was still stuck in my head. I woke up on overdrive, no caffeine needed!  It was a great way to start my morning – THANKS PAUL! Some...

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Chris Isaak Did a Bad Bad Thing

Last summer I stood in line at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, waiting to get inside for what would be another stellar concert by Chris Isaak. The woman behind me in the line said she had never heard of Chris Isaak until recently when a friend of hers played her some...

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Steve Miller Band: Still Flying Like An Eagle

It was the end of July at outdoor concert venue, Wolf Trap, in northern Virginia.  The night was hot and steamy with warnings of possible severe thunderstorms.  But pop/rock icon, Steve Miller and his Band, had us mentally soaring high above the storm clouds as they whipped...

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