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John Ford Coley Is Coming To Parx In Bensalem This Week

by Alex Lloyd Gross John Ford Coley,  calls the DVN office to talk about his appearance September 17 2021 at Parx .The show will be with Ambrosia . “Well we changed everything around, we are now doing Lithuanian Disco Polkas now, , with a strong back beat on five and seven. Tubas and stuff like

Remembering Charlie Watts When He Came To Town

by Alex Lloyd Gross Aug 25 2021 Charlie Watts, the iconic drummer for the Rolling Stones has died . He was 80 years young. He kept up a schedule of touring and appearances that would tire out a man half his age.  Some of those times he came to Philadelphia.   He played almost every

Rapper PnB Rock Pleads Guilty To Drug and Gun Case

by Alex Lloyd Gross August 25,2021 Rakim Hasheem Allen, better known in music circles as PnB Rock has entered an open plea of guilty to  charges of receiving stolen property and possession with intent to deliver.  This plea was made before Judge Wallace Bateman. He was immediate sentenced to three years probation on each count,

Remembering Jeff LaBar, The Flamboyant Guitarist For Cinderella

by Alex Lloyd Gross July 14 2021 Jeff LaBar, the flamboyant showman guitarist for Cinderella has died.  Circumstances surrounding his death have not been made public.   He was not the original guitar player, he replaced Mike Shermick. LaBar was a native of the Philly area.  He was 58 years young. Rock fans remember fondly LaBar

Live Music Returns On Wednesday Nights In Bensalem

by Alex Lloyd Gross In 2020 there were a lot of concerts people wanted to see. The pandemic had other plans and for the most part, all shows were cancelled. Including the concert series in Bensalem, at the out door amphitheater.  In 2021 it has returned.   The restrictions on gathering in public have largely

Patti Parks, Acclaimed Blues Singer Has A New Album

by Alex Lloyd Gross Meet Patti Parks.  She is a blues singer that a few people have heard of but most have not.  They should.  ” I’ve been the music business for a very long time. I changes the type of music I was performing. I started around 16 years old and I set my

Pennypack Music Festival Returns To New Venue

by Alex Lloyd Gross Canstatters, which is located at Academy Rd near  Willits Road is the new home of the Penny Pack Music Festival, for the 2021 season.  For those that are not familiar, this is a series of concerts by tribute bands  and it’s free to the community. Every summer ( except for 2020),

Joel Hoekstra Talks New Solo Album

by Alex Lloyd Gross Guitarist, the guitarist for Whitesnake and Trans Siberian Orchestra  has a solo project out, Joel Hoelstra’s 13.  When asked why he would name something 13, he replied,”I’s been the name of the project now since 2015, when I put out ( his first solo release) Dying To Live..  These are basically

Spend Sundays With Tom Rush

by Alex Lloyd Gross The phone rings on my desk and it’s Tom Rush calling at 9:58 AM. “I hope I don’t get points off for being on time,” he jokes. He is actually early .  He’s calling to chat about a new venture he has called Rockport Sundays. “I’m suffering from audience deprivation syndrome,

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