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Marty Raybon Talks About Every Road

Posted April 2021

Marty Raybone April2021Long-time country music fans have most certainly heard of – and been fans of – the band, Shenandoah. Founded in 1984, they have enjoyed success from thirteen studio albums (two of them certified Gold).

They have enjoyed five number one hits on Billboard, “The Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South,” “Two Dozen Roses,” “Next to You, Next to Me,” and “If Bubba Can Dance (I can Too).

The band’s latest album, “Every Road,” has just been released and is getting rave reviews. Of course, in addition to Shenandoah’s superlative sound, the band got a little help from its friends. Country greats like Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley, Cody Johnson, Lady A, Brad Paisley, and Carly Pearce.

Can you imagine having friends like them to help you out on your album?
Well, Shenandoah has just those kinds of friends and the band’s co-founder, Marty Raybon, took the time to chat with Boomerocity about the album, about the impact of the pandemic on the music business and on the band, and about the addition of the band’s new amazing guitarist (and Click Below To Order Your CopyEvery RoadBoomerocity friend), Austin Crum (read our interview with him here)

Please watch this interview with Marty, below. After you’ve finished, share the link to it with your friends. Order “Every Road” by clicking on the album cover on the left side of this page, and then follow Shenandoah on their website, ShenandoahBandcom to see what the latest is with them and if they’re playing near you. They will be hitting the road soon and their itinerary is building back up as the pandemic restrictions begin to loosen up.  

 

The Boomerocity Interview With Marty Raybon

Dirty Honey's Marc LaBelle and Corey Coverstone

Posted April 2021

 

Dirty Honey, L-F:  John Notto (guitar), Marc LaBelle (vocals), Corey Coverstone (drums), Justin Smolian (bass)Boomerocity first heard of Dirty Honey in late 2019. I was supposed to catch their gig at The Basement in downtown Nashville but I had the dates wrong and missed the show.

The loss was definitely mine.

The band is amazing. Really, truly amazing. Think Aerosmith. Think Cream. Think Zeppelin. Think Black Crowes.

All. To. Gether. Yeah, altogether but with their own distinctive sound. Baby boomers love Dirty Honey because these young men write and play rock and roll the way we loved listening to in our teens.

Yeah, they’re that great. They really are.

Back to 2019.

To say that 2019 was a breakout year for Dirty Honey would be an understatement. Recorded in Byron Bay, Australia with producer Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine), the band released its self-titled debut EP in March 2019. That is the music that hooked me on them.

The band didn’t waste any time before making music history when it became the only unsigned artist ever to hit #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart with its debut track "When I'm Gone.” The band's second single, “Rollin 7s,"went into the Top 5 at Rock Radio (and was still headed up when COVID changed everything), and the music video has racked up more than 5.5-million YouTube plays. Between the Fall of 2018 and early 2020, Dirty Honey opened for The Who, Guns N' Roses, and Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & Dirty HoneyClick Above To Order Your CopyThe Conspirators, performed at more than a dozen major summer festivals, Additionally, Dirty Honey was named Canadian Rock Radio's #1 International Breakout Artist of 2019, the band was nominated as Best New Rock/Alternative Artist for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, and

Rolling Stone wrote about the band as an “Artist You Need To Know.”

Well, Boomerocity is introducing you to Marc LaBelle (vocalist) and Corey Coverstone (drummer), both of whom I spoke with via Zoom. The rest of the band is made up of John Notto on guitars and Justin Smolian (bass). I spoke with them about their self-titled full, debut album. Great guys with amazing talent that I predict will take them far and will keep us all entertained for many years to come.

Watch my interview with Marc and Corey, below. Share it with your friends. The order “Dirty Honey” by clicking on the album cover on the left side of this page. Keep up with them on DirtyHoney.com, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

The Boomerocity Interview With Dirty Honey

Candice Blackmore Shares Nature's Light and More

Posted April 2021

 

03 Candice Night copyright earMUSIC credit Michael Keel reducedPhoto by Michael KeelBaby boomers and classic rock enthusiasts obviously know who Ritchie Blackmore is. For those of you who don’t know who he is, let me ‘splain.

Ritchie is one of the founding members of Deep Purple and was with the band from its inception until 1974. During that period, Ritchie created some of the most iconic guitar riffs to some of the most impactful songs in rock history.

After leaving Deep Purple, Blackmore went on to create the band, Rainbow, which included Ronnie James Dio among others.

Wanting to work with his girlfriend and future wife, Candice Night, he created a duo called Blackmore’s Night. The duo focused at first on traditional folk rock and then migrated into medieval inspired music heavily influenced by other genres, as well.

Natures Light CoverClick Above To Order Your CopyBlackmore’s Night is fronted by Ritchie’s now-wife, Candice. Quite talented in her own right, Candice co-writes much of the duo’s music as well as co-arrange anyone else’s music that the two decide to cover.

Candice and I recently met via Zoom and had a fun, informative, and (sometimes) humorous chat. When I say, “humorous,” I mean that I got a chuckle when Mr. Candice Blackmore, um, shall I say, kinda “photo-bombed” the interview, which was funny, surreal, and mind-blowing. I say so because he is one of the guitarists who made such an indelible mark on the musical memories of my youth.

 

Back to the interview.

If you’re not yet familiar with Blackmore’s Night, I encourage you to watch this fun interview, below. Then, check out their website, BlackmoresNight.com, for the latest on Candice and Ritchie including tour dates and their latest music and merchandise offerings.

The Boomerocity Interview With Candice Blackmore

 

Nigel Glockler Talks of Saxon's Inspirations

Posted April 2021

 

UDR037 saxon battering ram nigel A 72dpiNigel Glockler is certainly no stranger to Metal Heads and Saxon fans. Nigel has been the drummer for Saxon since 1981 after earning his chops as a sought-after session drummer in the U.K. Glockler also beat the skins for the super group, GTR as well as for Asia and other groups and artists.

Saxon has a new album out titled “Inspirations” – a collection of covers of the band members favorite songs by some of their favorite bands. Released March 19th of this year, via Silver Lining Music, Inspirations gets things rolling with the release of Saxon’s crunching take on The Rolling Stones’ ‘Paint It Black’. Nigel’s bandmate, Biff Byford, commented: “Loved this band since I first saw them and heard them. I liked the Beatles, but the Stones appealed to my rebel side; their iconic look… so many great songs, such a great attitude in the music!”

 

91FKXHmCwTL. SX522 Click Above To Order Your CopyThe release of ‘Paint It Black’ is also accompanied by a behind-the-scenes video which was filmed during the band’s recording session earlier in the year.

From the super-charged melodic romp of The Beatles’ ‘Paperback Writer’ to their freeway mad take on Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Stone Free’, Saxon show their love and appreciation with a series of faithful, raw and ready tributes.

Below the interview video towards the bottom of the page is this album’s track listing. After watching/listening to the Boomerocity interview with Nigel, a) share the link to it with your friends; b) click on the album cover to the left to order your copy of Inspirations; c) follow Saxon by visiting their various social media sites also located below the interview video.

 

The Boomerocity Interview With Nigel Glockler

Track Listing
Paint It Black
Immigrant Song
Paperback Writer
Evil Woman
Stone Free
Bomber
Speed King
The Rocker
Hold The Line
Problem Child
See My Friends

Joe Bonsall Talks About The Oak Ridge Boys 'Front Porch Singing'

Published April 2021

 

joe2Baby boomers know about the Oak Ridge Boys if for no other reason than their huge 1981 hit, Elvira. I’ll bet you that just the mention of that song has the chorus running through your mind, huh?

Well, the group has been around a lot longer than that, starting in the 1940’s and still recording and performing today with the same line-up since 1973 which is about the time that Joe Bonsall joined the group. He’s been with the Oaks ever since.

The Boys have put out countless albums. Their latest is called “Front Porch Sing’” and is an album full of good ol’ home singing with a sound that only the Oak Ridge Boys can deliver.

It was a privilege to chat with Joe about the new album as well as his writing, “Elvira”, and even his “special ops donkeys”.

Yes, seriously.

The chat was a blast so I strongly encourage you to listen to it. After listening to it, order your owncopy of “Front Porch Singin’” and share the link of this interview with your friends and fellow Oak Ridge Boys fans. The interview is at the bottom of this page.

Click Below To Order Your CopyfrontporchsingincoverYou can keep up with the Oaks at OakRidgeBoys.com. There you can order their latest recordings and see if they're going to be performing near you. Joe’s personal web address is JosephSBonsall.com. You can order his books and other solo projects there.

 

Our Interview With Joe Bonsall