Author Archives: Joe Ryan

Heart Beats Stronger at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ

July 3, 2013- Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ Review by Danny Coleman + Photos: Joe Powell “This version? We’re way better now. We’re more experienced, no inner band turmoil, my sister Ann is, always was, incredible but now she’s at a whole different level,” said Nancy Wilson as I spoke with her earlier this year, just days prior to their show in Atlantic City, N.J. That show ... Read More »

Tom Keifer returns for hometown show at Dobbs in Philadelphia

February 13, 2013 | Philadelphia, PA – Tom Keifer, lead singer of the popular 1980’s band Cinderella, made a triumphant return for a hometown show at the legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia.   Performing in support of his soon-to-be-released solo album, The Way Life Goes, Keifer just embarked on a 14-city trek of small, intimate rooms.   This is Keifer’s first-ever solo tour which ... Read More »

Tom Keifer Talks to Concert Blogger About His New Solo Album

Interview by Kathy McConnell The Way Life Goes is the tile of Tom Keifer’s first solo album, set to be released on April 30th of this spring.  The album is a lyrically intimate account of Keifer’s life as he has battled sickness and the music industry, found love, and rediscovered his voice.  The Way Life Goes’ 14 new songs show ... Read More »

Jake Bugg Brings His Chart Topping UK Music To The US

The evening of January 14, 2013 saw English teen-music sensation Jake Bugg (born Jacob Edwin Kennedy), play a highly anticipated sold-out Bowery Ballroom show. Bugg burst onto the British music scene at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival and was subsequently signed to Mercury records. The last eight months have been a whirlwind of activity for the soon-to-be 19 year-old. He appeared ... Read More »

Jake Bugg, 2012′s best new find

Jake Bugg is eighteen.  His debut album recently came out and debuted at number one in the UK.  Do not get it twisted.  This is not the equivalent to Justin Bieber being number one in The States.  Due to the sound of his music, voice and lyrical phrasing, comparisons to Bob Dylan have been inevitable.  However, he’s not as familiar ... Read More »

Sam and Lucas from Paradise Fears Talk About Writing Music, Touring and More

Interview by MARK SINCAVAGE Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Sam Miller and Lucas Zimmerman from the band Paradise Fears, which is a group of 6 young guys from South Dakota. We met up at a local coffee house in New Jersey, on a cold Winter’s evening, where we grabbed some coffee and headed over ... Read More »