Thursday, June 22, 2017


Artist:  Nickelback
Origin:  Hanna, Alberta, Canada
Genre:  Grunge, Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge, Heavy Metal

Original line-up:

Chad Kroeger:   Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Ryan Peake: Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Mike Kroeger:  Bass, Backing Vocals
Brandon Kroeger:  Drums

Nickelback is a Canadian Grunge Band from Hanna, Alberta formed in 1995 by Chad Kroeger (Lead Vocal, Guitar), Ryan Peake (Rhythm Guitar), Mike Kroeger (Bass) and Brandon Kroeger (Drums).  Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian Groups, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.

Title:  Feed The Machine  (2017)
Genre:  Grunge, Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge, Heavy Metal
Label:  BMG
Rating:   *****


 1.  Feed The Machine  (5:02)
 2.  Coin For The Ferryman  (4:50)
 3.  Song On Fire  (3:51)
 4.  Must Be Nice4  (3:43)
 5.  After The Rain  (3:35)
 6.  For The River  (3:29)
 7.  Home  (3:52)
 8.  The Betrayal (Act III)  (4:21)
 9.  Silent Majority  (3:52)
10. Every Time We're Together  (3:53)
11. The Betrayal (Act I)  (2:42)


Chad Kroeger:  Lead Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Peake:  Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Mike Kroeger:  Bass
Daniel Adair:  Drums, Backing Vocals

Additional Musician:

Nuno Bettencourt:  Guitar Solo on Track 6

Feed The Machine is the ninth studio album by Nickelback, was released on June 16, 2017 by BMG.  Good Work and Great Album!.

DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski & Scofield

Artist:  DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski & Scofield
Origin:  USA
Genre:  Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Straight-Ahead Jazz

Original line-up:

Jack Dejohnette:  Drums
Larry Grenadier:  Bass
John Medeski:  Keyboards
John Scofield:  Guitar

DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski & Scofield is an American Jazz Supergroup, team up to celebrate their musical histories and Jack's 75th Birthday Year and to tribute to their shared love of 1960s Rock, such as Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix, and The Band.  

Title:  Hudson  (2017)
Genre:  Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Straight-Ahead Jazz
Label:  Motema Music
Rating:  *****


 1.  Hudson  (10:57)
 2.  El Swing  (5:31)
 3.  Lay Lady Lay  (8:17)
 4.  Woodstock  (6:01)
 5.  A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall  (9:15)
 6.  Wait Until Tomorrow  (5:29)
 7.  Song For World Forgiveness  (8:36)
 8.  Dirty Ground  (3:58)
 9.  Tony Then Jack  (5:04)
10. Up On Cripple Creek  (5:37)
11. Great Spirit Peace Chant  (3:16)


Jack DeJohnette:  Drums, Tom-Tom, Wooden Flute, Vocals
Larry Grenadier:  Acoustic Bass,Vocal
John Medeski:  Piano, Rhodes, Hammond B-3 Organ, Wooden Flute, Vocals
John Scofield:  Guitar, Wooden Flute

DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski & Scofield is a special project album by DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski & Scofield, was released on June 9, 2017 by Motema Music.  The quartet takes its name from New York's Hudson Valley.

Lady Antebellum

Artist:  Lady Antebellum
Origin:  Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Genre:  Country, Country Pop

Original line-up:

Hillary Scott:  Lead Vocals
Charles Kelley:  Lead Vocals
Dave Haywood:  Guitar, Piano, Mandolin, Background Vocals

Lady Antebellum is an American Trio Country Pop Music Group, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006 by Hillary Scott (Lead Vocals), Charles Kelley (Lead Vocals) and Dave Haywood (Guitar, Piano, Mandolin, Background Vocals).  The band was awards Top New Duo or Group by the Academy Of Country Music and New Artist Of The Year by The Country Music Association in 2008, and was also awards The Best Country Album at The 54th Grammy Awards.

Title:  Heart Break  (2017)
Genre:  Country, Country Pop
Label:  Capitol Nashville
Rating:   *****


 1.  Heart Break  (3:08)
 2.  You Look Good  (3:02)
 3.  Somebody Else's Heart  (3:32)
 4.  This City  (3:05)
 5.  Hurt  (3:47)
 6.  Army  (3:17)
 7.  Good Time To Be Alive  (3:12)
 8.  Think About You  (3:09)
 9.  Big Love In A Small Town  (3:46)
10. The Stars  (3:24)
11. Teenage Heart  (3:40)
12. Home  (2:58)
13. Famous  (3:53)


Hillary Scott:  Lead Vocals, Background Vocals
Charles Kelley:  Lead Vocals, Background Vocals

Dave Haywood:  Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Banjo, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Background Vocals

Additional Musicians:

Busbee:  Bass, Hammond B-2 Organ, Mellotron, Piano, Programming, Synthesizer, Background Vocals
Paul Bushnell:  Bass
Matt Chamberlain:  Cymbals, Drums, Percussion
Paul Franklin:  Pedal Steel Guitar
Jesse Frasure:  Synthesizer
Jon Green:  Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocals
Sean Hurley:  Bass, Background Vocals
Russ Pahl:  Pedal Steel Guitar
Garrett Parales:  Electric Guitar
Jordan Reynolds:  Piano
Justin Schipper:  Dobro
Aaron Sterling:  Drums, Percussion, Tom-Toms, Background Vocals
Mark Trussell:  Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Synthesizer
Nick Vayenas:  Trombone, Trumpet
Josefina Vergara:  Violin
Will Weatherly:  Synthesizer, Background Vocals
Derek Wells:  Banjo, Dobro, Electric Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals
Ben West:  Synthesizer
Eric Barvinder:  Viola
Charlie Bisharat:  Violin
Songa Lee:  Violin
Michelle Richards:  Violin
Jacob Braun:  Cello
Emily Weisband:  Background Vocals
Sara Haze:  Background Vocals
David Campbell:  String Arrangements

Heart Break  is the seventh studio album by LadyAntebellum, was released on June 9, 2017  by Capitol Nashville,. featuring smash hit "You Look Good", was released in January 2017 as the lead single and become Top 10 single on the Hot Country Songs Chart.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Jason Isbell

Artist:  Jason Isbell
Origin:  Greenhill, Alabama, USA.
Genre:  Rock, Country, Country Rock, Alternative Country
Occupations:  Singer, Songwriter
Instruments:  Guitar, Keyboards

Jason Isbell is an American Singer, Songwriter from Greenhill, Alabama.  He joined The Southern Rock Band Drive-By Truckers.  In 2007, he started his Solo career and released the first solo album "Sirens Of The Ditch".

Artist:  Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Title:  The Nashville Sound  (2017)
Genre:  Rock, Country, Country Rock, Alternative Country, Southern Rock, Roots Rock, Americana
Label:  Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers
Rating:   *****


 1.  Last Of My Kind  (4:22)
 2.  Cumberland Gap  (3:24)
 3.  Tupelo  (4:01)
 4.  White Man's World  (3:47)
 5.  If We Were Vampires  (3:36)
 6.  Anxiety  (6:58)
 7.  Molotov  (3:47)
 8.  Chaos And Clothes  (3:35)
 9.  Hope The High Road  (3:03)
10. Something To Love  (3:39)


Jason Isbell:  Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Derry Deborja:  Keyboard
Jimbo Hart:  Bass
Sadler Vaden:  Electric Guitar
Amanda Shires:  Harmony Vocals, Fiddle
Chad Gamble:  Drums

The Nashville Sound is the sixth studio album by Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, was released on June 16, 2017 by Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers, was recorded at Nashville's legendary RCA Studio A and produced by Grammy Award-Winner Dave Cobb.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Willie Nelson

Artist:  Willie Nelson
Birth Name:  Willie Hugh Nelson
Born:  April 29, 1933
Origin:  Abbott, Texas, USA.
Genre:  Country, Country Rock, Outlaw Country, Alternative Country, Progressive Country, Vocals Pop
Occupations:  Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Actor
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar

Willie Nelson is an American Country Music Singer, Songwriter and Actor.  He was the one of the key of Outlaw Country that developed from the conservative restrictions of the Nashville Sound, along with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser in album Wanted! The Outlaw, especially he joined the Country Supergroup The Highwaymen, with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson.  His music styles uses a variety including Country, Folk, Rock, Blues, Pop and Jazz and he is the Icon in Country Music, influencing the New Country, New Tradition and Alternative Country in 1980s and 1990s.  He was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1933, and he received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988, he was also inducted to the National Agricultural Hall Of Fame in 2011.

Title:  God's Problem Child  (2017)
Genre:  Country, Country Rock, Outlaw Country, Alternative Country, Progressive Country, Vocals Pop
Label:  Legacy Recordings
Rating:   *****


 1.  Little House On The Hill  (3:03)
 2.  Old Timer  (3:35)
 3.  True Love  (3:01)
 4.  Delete And Fast Forward  (3:25)
 5.  A Woman's Love  (3:24)
 6.  Your Memory Has A Mind Of Its Own  (3:29)
 7.  Butterfly  (3:52)
 8.  Still Not Dead  (2:33)
 9.  God's Problem Child (feat. Tony Joe White, Leon Russell, Jamey Johnson)  (4:58)
10. It Gets Easier  (3:08)
11. Lady Luck  (3:32)
12. I Made A Mistake  (3:18)
13. He Won't Ever Be Gone  (3:18)


Willie Nelson:  Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jim "Moose" Brown:  Piano, Wurlitzer, B3 Organ, Synthesizer
Bobby Terry:  Acoustic Guitar, Steel Guitar
James Mitchell:  Electric Guitar
Kevin "Swine" Grantt:  Upright Bass
Barry Bales:  Upright Bass
Rachel Loy:  Bass
Fred Eltringham:  Drums, Percussion
Lonnie Wilson:  Drums
Mickey Raphael:  Harmonica, Jew's Harp
Buddy Cannon:  Acoustic Guitar
Tony Joe White:  Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Harmonica
Ben Haggard:  Electric Guitar

Alison Krauss:  Background Vocals
Jamey Johnson:  Background Vocals
Ben Haggard:  Background Vocals
Buddy Cannon:  Background Vocals
Melonie Cannon:  Background Vocals

God's Problem Child is the 61st studio album by Willie Nelson, was released on April 28, 2017 by Legacy Recordings, featuring Tony Joe White, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, and many more!.  The album reached No. 1 on Billboard US Top Country Album Charts.