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In my opinion, two of the most unsung heroes of rock ‘n’ roll are Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, both of whom should be a lot larger than life than they are. That’s why it warms my musical heart to hear Mike Montrey and his sweetheart of the rodeo, Jen Augustine, sing duets because their soulful, pretty, bittersweet harmonies remind me so much of Gram & Emmylou. ... READ ON

It’s not only people wearing masks at Rowan University this semester. Samantha Graifer had an unusual item on her school supply shopping list when she and her roommates — all music majors at the Glassboro college — traveled to a nearby Target at the start of the new academic year. She needed pantyhose for her trumpet.... READ ON

"I'm hanging in there," said guitarist Kirk Fletcher with a laugh."I'm doing fantastic over here in Switzerland but I'm originally from the Los Angeles, California area." ... READ ON

There are songs with a certain rhythm - a symbiotic balance between the words and the music that seem timeless.  Songs which sound both brand new and as though they’ve been a part of you throughout your life.  That’s how “Oh Father” sounded to me the first time I heard it.  The song kicks off the debut album by Shane Casey, a singer-songwriter from Sussex County.... READ ON








This month's Featured Music Video is "Heartland" by Walter Trout.... READ ON

This is the third in a series at New Jersey Stage.  We reached out to people to find out what were the five songs that define their life.  It’s a different type of list than just your favorite songs.  We’re looking for songs that are deeply personal to you, songs that motivate you, or songs that describe your life in some way.  They may wind up being your favorite songs, but the interesting part is trying to narrow your list down to just five.  It’s harder to do than it sounds and it provides a good look into each person. Mick Chorba, Ken Shane, and Rick Barth give their lists here. ... READ ON

Bob Makin reviews the latest releases from The Milwaukees and Morningside Lane in this month's Makin Waves Record Roundup.... READ ON

BlowUpRadio.com is a website and online radio station that has put a spotlight on New Jersey music for two decades.  Run by Lazlo, the site is also known for music news, benefit compilations, and a never dying mission to promote New Jersey artists.   ... READ ON

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the 1960s. Thanks to Puckett’s signature vocal style, the group garnered six consecutive gold records with such memorable hits as “Young Girl,” “Woman Woman,” “Lady Willpower,” “This Girl is a Woman Now,” and “Over You.”... READ ON

North Jersey-based singer-songwriter Brianna Musco has followed her international debut, “Forever,” with “Never Stay,” an intense but infectious tune about a toxic and abusive relationship that is the Makin Waves Song of the Week. Here’s the media premiere of the single... READ ON


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