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BWW Interview: James House & the Blues Cowboys Redefine Blues-Rock with New ReleaseBWW Interview: James House & the Blues Cowboys Redefine Blues-Rock
Posted: Feb. 18, 2019

BWW Interview: Billy Price Makes Gulf Coast Records Debut With DOG EAT DOGBWW Interview: Billy Price Makes Gulf Coast Records Debut With DOG EAT DOG
Posted: Sep. 3, 2019

BWW Interview: Billy Price Makes Gulf Coast Records Debut With DOG EAT DOG
September 3, 2019

'To have that kind of power, and that kind of control, and that kind of incredible musicality, it was what I wanted to be.' -- Billy Price, on James Brown

BWW Interview: James House & the Blues Cowboys Redefine Blues-Rock with New Release
February 18, 2019

'...there's 10,000 people trying to get through that door at one time, and one or two sneak through. It's always been that way...good stuff always rises, the cream rises; music finds its way.”

Johnny & Jaalene Release Rip Cat Records Debut
October 16, 2018

“I think we're the new, made from the old...we take everything that's soulful from the old, and we're trying to keep that alive in our music.'

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Live at the Regent Theatre
October 1, 2018

“(He was) like listening to a bird sing.”

The Skylarks Release 'On the Back of the New'
October 1, 2018

' thing this reviewer likes: it makes you stop and listen.'

Mike Zito Releases New CD, 'First Class Life'
August 27, 2018

'Being the best is not a possible thing; it's working hard.'

Joe Jackson North American Tour Comes to Harrisburg
July 18, 2018

'I began to slowly realize what serious pop music was about. '

CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion Release New CD, #5or5000
July 2, 2018

We would always say whether there's five people or five thousand people in the audience...we're gonna give the show of a lifetime.'

BWW Interview: Dustin Douglas & the Electric Gentlemen Release 'Break it Down'
June 8, 2018

'(Break it Down) sounds like the music that I love; I wanted this record to be what I would listen to. I want to make records that sounds like my favorite band; I want to be my favorite band.'

'The Americans' Composer Nathan Barr Continues to Break New Ground
June 4, 2018

'I think the composing thing really started to become the thing where I caught that bug, and I look at myself here twenty years later into it, and I am still kind of I'm amazed sometimes that I can sit down and still be as excited about what I do now as I was twenty years ago when I was just getting into it.”

BWW Interview: Dana Fuchs, Get Along Records Release 'Love Lives On'
May 18, 2018

'I have a choice to be happy or to suffer; we have this choice, and we oftentimes think it's the internal circumstances that bring us to happiness or to suffering. If we think about it, it's really a choice of our own mind.”

5th Annual FoodStock Festival comes to PA Ren Faire Grounds
May 18, 2018

In Pennsylvania, 1 in 8 people, and 1 in six children struggle with hunger, according to

BWW Interview: Karikatura Defines Itself with 'Ghost Light'
May 14, 2018

'It's always been something we've struggled with is how to define the music we make. It's not necessary to define it that way. Somebody can listen to it and enjoy it, and that's enough.'

BWW Interview: Dave Goddess Group Releases 'Last of the West Side Cowboys'
March 5, 2018

'I try to take people to a place that they really can't get to by themselves.'

BWW Interview: Samantha Fish Forges Her Own Path With 'Belle of the West'
February 9, 2018

'I think the more (women) just keep picking up instruments, and keep writing, and making our presence known, and not backing down, I think more and more people will be inspired to pick up instruments and continue on with that.'

BWW Interview: The Benjamin Vo Blues Band, Pennsylvania's Unsigned Secret
January 24, 2018

'I think the most important element I like to keep in the music is the blues feeling, regardless of different chord or what we do with the notes, it's just the blues feeling has to be there.

13th Annual Lehigh River Blues Jam hits Allentown, Saturday, Jan. 27th
January 22, 2018

The 13th Annual Lehigh River Blues Jam celebrates the music, and will raise funds for Mike Mettalia, a sufferer of ALS.

BWW Interview: Che'Nelle Unveils Calm Before the Storm EP
December 19, 2017

'My aim is to get them to start getting used to the different sounds that I'm bringing to Japan and rest of Asia. The way I see it, somebody's gotta start doing it, and why not me?

BWW Interview: Jeff Russo and the Music of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
December 13, 2017

'The original idea for the show has this common thread in the universe that everybody is connected--how do you experience that with music?'

BWW Exclusive: Reading Blues Festival Kicks Off Fall Tradition
October 15, 2017

'To understand where you're going, you gotta know where you've been.' -- Slam Allen