Roxy Ryan Shares Stories From In The Trenches and His System-12 Method

Posted May 2022

RyanRoxie orange croppedI first heard Ryan Roxie’s work on Alice Cooper’s “Fist Full of Alice” – in my opinion, Alice’s best live album. Prior to joining Cooper, Roxie was in his own bands Candy and Electric Angels.

Ryan has been with Alice off and on over the years since. In addition to being part of Cooper’s triple-threat guitar arsenal, Roxie was a part of Slash’s Snakepit, records his own music, collaborates with other great musicians, he offers a remarkable online instructional guitar program, “Ryan Roxie’s System-12 Guitar Method,” as well as an engaging podcast called, “In The Trenches.” That podcast is absolutely amazing! He interviews many big names in music but also chats with people in other areas of interest. Each episode is interesting, intriguing, engaging, and sometimes even funny. You'll definitely want to check it out.

Please give this interview a close viewing. Afterward, please share it with your friends. You can follow Ryan at his website, RyanRoxie.com, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Also check out the demo of his "Ryan Roxie's System-12 Guitar Method." If you like it, buy it.

 

The Boomerocity Interview With Ryan Roxie

Joe Bouchard Proves His Way IS the Highway

Posted May 2022

joebouchardsweden2019Co-founder of Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Bouchard, sits with Boomerocity for a second time in as many years to discuss his latest album, American Rocker, and the new single from it, My Way Is The Highway. As with the last discussion with Joe, it's a fun, lighthearted, and informative chat.

Please give this interview your attention. Share it with your friends. Then click on the album cover in the press release beneath the interview and order your copy of American Rocker.

Follow Joe Bouchard on JoeBouchard.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

 

 

The Boomerocity With Joe Bouchard

Press Release

Joe Bouchard, Former Member of Blue Oyster Cult, Releases New Single “My Way Is the Highway.” New Album American Rocker Drops June 3 Through Rockheart Records/Deko Entertainment.


71aB61x PEL. SX425 Click Above To Order Your CopyJoe Bouchard is best known as a former member of Blue Öyster Cult. The original lineup sold millions of albums for Columbia Records, with such classic songs as “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart “Burning for You.” Bouchard contributed to songwriting and lead vocals on some of BOC’s greatest songs, such as “Hot Rails to Hell.”

Bouchard releases his first single “My Way Is the Highway” from the forthcoming album American Rocker. The album is due out June 3 through his brother’s (Albert Bouchard) and his imprint Rockheart Records and Deko Entertainment (ADA/Warner Music Group). Bouchard had this to say about it, “The song ‘My Way Is the Highway’ is a dream of tour destinations while cruising down the coast as the sun sinks into the Pacific Ocean. It is powered by the drums of Mickey Curry, and cementing the groove is brother Albert on his iconic cowbell--the original “more-cowbell man”! This song makes you want to put the pedal to the metal while you dance to the rocking music of the 70s.”

Deko Entertainment president, Bruce Pucciarello, states, “The song ‘My Way Is the Highway’ teases my imagination. It conjures up images of times and places that feel like the essence of rock and roll to me.”

The new album American Rocker sees the return of Mickey Curry (Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Alice Cooper) on drums, and sees Bouchard taking a look back at the heyday of the 70’s with BÖC on tracks like “In the Golden Age,” and “Rocket to Fame.” Joe Bouchard will be joining his brother Albert Bouchard for select shows in North America and their first ever Bouchard Brothers UK Tour this summer.

UK Tour
August 9th: Hard Rock Café (Glasgow)
August 10th: Edninburgh (Bannermans)
August 11th: Blackpool (Waterloo)
August 12th: London (Underworld) w/Angel
August 14th: Nuneaton (Queen’s Hall)
August 15th: Hull (Wrecking Ball)
August 17th: Newcastle (Trillians) w/Angel
August 18th: Stoke (Eleven)

Stephane Wrembel Discusses His Django Projects and Other Works

Posted April 2022

                               Photo Credit - Casey Ryan Vock If you've followed Boomerocity for very long at all, you know that our wheelhouse is pretty much classic rock, blues, rhythm and blues, and country as well as good jazz.

Every once a while, I get to talk to a person that is very good in their craft in the jazz genre. I was recently introduced to the work of Stephane Wrembel as well as having had the opportunity to interview him. He came out with an album last year and is about to go on tour.

He's got quite a following and he's a guitar instructor as well. He writes a lot of his own music, but he's also an interpreter of Django Reinhardt’s body of work. If you're into jazz at all, you'll definitely come across Django Reinhardt, whether you realize it or not. Stephane does an amazing job of interpreting - not mimicking, but interpreting - Django’s work.

Wrembel’s latest album, The Django Experiment VI, is the sixth installment (obviously) of his interpretation - and music influenced by – Django. In my interview with Stephane, we got to talk about that album. He is very creative, very passionate, very emotive about his work and his love of people. I loved talking with him. I look forward to talking to him a lot more in the years to come.

You can watch the interview, below. Underneath it is the press release announcing Stephane's latest tour. Be sure to check out the tour itinerary contained in it. You can follow him at his website, StephaneWrembel.com as well as on Instagram, Facebook, TwitterFacebook, and YouTube.

The Boomerocity Interview With Stephane Wrembel

 

 

RENOWNED JAZZ GUITARIST STEPHANE WREMBEL (“BISTRO FADA” FROM MIDNIGHT IN PARIS) ANNOUNCES U.S TOUR DATES IN SPRING 2022

Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today, Mr. Wrembel plays the guitar with a rich and colorful lyricism” - New York Times

Stephane Wrembel just might be the greatest acoustic guitarist alive” - The Aquarian

For North Americans, Stephane Wrembel represents the living face of gypsy jazz” - The New York Observer

a2347816421 10Click Above To Order Your CopyCritically-acclaimed Jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel--most known for his original composition “Bistro Fada” from the Academy Award®-winning film, Midnight in Paris—is embarking on a tour in California in January of 2022—his first shows in CA since 2016-- with long-time band-mates Josh Kaye (guitar), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass) and Nick Anderson (drums). Showcasing their unparalleled prowess on the stage, the quartet will be performing Wrembel’s original compo-sitions, including music from Wrembel’s latest release, The Django Experiment VI--which embod-ies improvisation among long-time collaborators at its finest—as well as compositions by legenda-ry jazz guitarist/composer, Django Reinhardt, and other select composers.

Stephane Wrembel is a composer, teacher, and one of the most heralded guitarists in the world spe-cializing in the style of Django Reinhardt. Wrembel - who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside - has had a remarkable career, headlining shows worldwide while releasing 16 albums under his name and the nom de plume, The Django Experiment. In addi-tion to “Bistro Fada,” the theme song for Midnight In Paris, his original composition “Big Broth-er” was featured in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Midnight In Paris won the Grammy Award® for Best Soundtrack, and Wrembel has hand-selected by Hans Zimmer to perform in an all-star en-sembel at the 2012 Academy Awards®. Most recently, Wrembel recorded the entire score for Woody Allen’s new film, Rifkin’s Festival, which released on January 28th.

In October of 2019, Wrembel released the highly regarded Django L’Impressionniste, featuring 17 of Reinhardt’s early preludes for solo guitar, followed by a book of his transcriptions in April of 2021. He is the only guitarist who can perform this entire repertoire.

After the California tour, Wrembel will be gearing up for his annual Django a Gogo Music Festival and Guitar Camp. Since 2003, Wrembel has brought together some of the finest musicians in the world to celebrate the Sinti guitar style at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and The Town Hall. Django a Gogo is scheduled for March 2-6, 2022, in Maplewood, N.J., and New York City.
Thursday, March 31- Workshop at UNT Denton- 5PM-7PM
Friday, April 1- Saturday, April 2- Windmills, The Colony, TX
Thursday, April 21- Blue Llama - Ann Arbor, MI
Friday/Saturday, April 22 & 23 -Green Mill Chicago, IL
Sunday, April 24 - Bop Stop- Cleveland, OH
Monday, April 25- The Refectory- Columbus, OH
Tuesday, April 26- Club Cafe- Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday, April 27- World Cafe Live - The Lounge- Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, May 4 - Red Bird- Ottawa, ON
Thursday, May 5- The Bourgie Hall - Montreal, Canada
Friday, May 6- Maison de la Culture- Warwick, Canada
Saturday, May 7- Rivieres CAN Quebec, Canada
Tuesday, May 10 & Wednesday, May 11- Alliance Francaise- Toronto
Thursday, May 12- TBA - Ithaca
Saturday, May 21- The Mainstay- Rock Hall, Maryland
Saturday, May 26- Ramshead On Stage- Annapolis, MD
Friday, May 27- City Winery, D.C
Saturday, May 28 - TBA
Sunday, May 29- Charleston Music Hall- Charleston, SC
Tuesday, May 31- The Southern- Charlottesville, WV
Django New Orleans Shows- June 9-11- Joe’s Pub, NYC

Tickets for all shows are on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.stephanewrembel.com. All dates are subject to change.

David Libert Talks About Alice, Prince, and Being A Rock And Roll Warrior

Posted May 2022

 About David Libert

PH56 Alice Libert recent copy reducedAlice Cooper & David Libert - Courtesy of David LibertDavid Libert personifies the phrase, Rock and Roll Warrior. From his days with the legendary group, The Happenings, to serving as a tour or artist manager for some of the biggest names in music, David has done and has the scars to prove it.

The "About The Author" notes says it best about Libert: From RockandRollWarriorCoverClick Above To Order Your Copyharmonizing in the parking lot with his buddies, to knocking on the doors in Tin Pan Alley, David Libert's career has traversed generations of legendary music artists and genres - from rock to pop, from funk to punk." The notes also say, "As a road manager, artist manager, musician, songwriter, record producer, and booking agent, Libert shares vivid tales from the inner circle of the mjusic industry: on the road, backstage, on private jets, and inside the notorious after-parties with music legends in the era of free-spirit, hard-driving rock 'n roll and R&B. It's life on the road in technicolor."

I encourage you to order Libert's book. It's a real page-turner. You can order it by clicking on the book cover displayed to the right.

The video below is Boomerocity's recent chat with David Libert. Please watch it. We hope that you enjoy and share it with your friends.

The Boomerocity Interview With David Libert

Bonham-Bullick Rock The World With Their Marriage Made In Rock and Roll Heaven

Posted April 2022

BB367.1Bonham. Bullick.

Say those names in rock and roll circles and some people come to mind. Bonham, of course, conjures the memory of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham and the current career of his son, Jason. After watching the interview below, you’ll begin to also think of Deborah Bonham. She happens to be the sister of John and aunt of Jason.

Bullick (as in Peter Bullick) is known for his signature guitar work with Paul Rodgers on his Free Spirit concerts and tours of the UK and the States. Together they form the husband/wife team of Bonham-Bullick. Together they royally rock.

Seriously rock.

I recently interviewed Deborah and Peter about their new self-titled album, These two are and what a lot of fun they were to talk to. It's an album of blues covers that are not the typical blues covers that you would expect to hear. One of them you’ll hear me talk a lot about it with them is the Bernard Fowler song, ‘See You Again,’ from his album, ‘Bura’.

From that opening salvo all the way till the end, the album is just amazing. Thirteen tracks of great music and great blues. I know that you will really love it. I also think you will really love this laid-back, light-hearted approach to talking about that album and the music in general throughout this whole conversation that was recorded and provided below.

Beneath the interview video is the bio/press release that will fill in more details about Deborah and Peter. Be sure to purchase the album Visit their website (here) to order their new album and to see when and where they’ll be performing near you. Also, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

The Boomerocity Interview With Bonham-Bullick

 

Bio/Press Release

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The youngest of three children, Deborah Bonham grew up in a musical family, where all siblings had an amazing introduction to music. Deborah’s Mom and Dad were music lovers, regularly playing the music of Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. They were also fans of renowned trumpeters Harry James and Louis Armstrong and vocalists Mahalia Jackson, Lena Horne and Frank Sinatra. Deborah’s older brother Michael was a photographer and DJ of Northern Soul and Motown, her eldest brother John was, and still is, considered one of the greatest drummers who ever picked up a pair of sticks. It was Deborah’s two brothers’ love of soul, blues and rock music that sparked her passion for singing from an early age.

Since those early days, Deborah has established herself as one of the finest blues, rock and soul singers the UK has produced. She has released a number of critically acclaimed original albums and her outstanding concert performances at the Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium and the 2018 USA Stars Align Tour with Paul Rodgers and Jeff Beck, all garnered rave reviews.

“Strong voiced, personable and quite the rock & roll singer. This woman, Deborah Bonham (the sister of the late Led Zeppelin drummer) earned a standing ovation at the end of her set, clearly a welcome addition to the tour.” (Stars Align Tour, Paul Rodgers, Jeff Beck, Ann Wilson, Deborah Bonham, Holmdel, New Jersey) – Elmore Magazine

Deborah Bonham -The best female vocalist and tightest band we should have been hearing for the last 20 years —An arena- worthy show in a (New York) club!” Carol Miller Q104.3 – Get the Led Out

Belfast born guitarist Peter Bullick, lauded by the press for his passionate playing, paid his dues playing clubs and theatres across the UK and Europe for many years. The constant touring allowed Peter to develop his own style while holding dear guitarist Rory Gallagher and others who were a big influence on his playing. Of all the guitarists that influenced Peter it was Paul Kossoff with whom he connected with the most. It was fate that eventually Peter would meet up with Deborah and form The Deborah Bonham Band. Years later Kossoff’s influence on Peter’s playing made a strong impression on Paul Rodgers, who selected Peter and the rest of The Deborah Bonham Band to back him on both his Free Spirit tour of the UK in 2017 and the 2018 USA Stars Align Tour.

“Guitarist Peter Bullick constantly showed why Paul Rodgers touted him as a replacement for Kossoff should Free ever reform. His bluesy but always economic fills and solos lit up the stage.” – Tight But Loose

It was after the 2018 Stars Align Tour that Deborah and Peter signed with the California based Quarto Valley Records. Deborah and Peter wanted to recognise that this was a joint band venture and changed the name from The Deborah Bonham Band to Bonham-Bullick. The new album, under the new name Bonham-Bullick, showcases more of Deborah’s powerhouse vocals and Peter’s masterful guitar work, with one blistering solo after another. This is a Bonham-Bullick songbook of interpretations of some great obscure soul, blues, rock and gospel songs spanning seven decades. The Bonham-Bullick album takes you on a journey with songs from amongst others, O.V. Wright, Johnnie Taylor, Ann Peebles, Bernard Fowler, Mark Lanegan, Charles Brown and Betty Harris. Throughout the recording process of the album, Deborah and Peter have shown a deep respect for the original songs while reaching deep to make each song an exciting new adventure for the listener. After the album was recorded, it was Deborah’s lifelong friend, Robert Plant, who suggested sending the album to Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios for renowned engineer Tim Oliver to mix and master. The Bonham-Bullick album will be released on Quarto Valley Records in April 2022.