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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,

Foreigner Gives Back To Road Crew and How You Can Help

by Alex Lloyd Gross Due To COVID-19, no live shows anywhere in the world. Maybe a one off show here and there but nothing that is enough for a band to survive on.  Most big name musicians will be fine.  However, the people that make the show happen might not be fine.  The road crew. 

Reb Beach Talks About His New Record, and His Career

by Alex Lloyd Gross Reb Beach , the guitar virtuoso  has a new record that has just been released. Just in time for the holidays, it makes a perfect gift for any rocker.   Beach was a key member of the band Winger. They were climbing the charts. selling out concerts and then one day in

Philly Is Now LOCK DOWN CITY Until January 1, 2021

by Alex Lloyd Gross Not only does the regressive soda tax kill businesses,  the corona virus is causing more businesses to close than ever could have been imagined.  They closed because of lock downs put into place by governors and mayors, hoping to stop the spread of the virus.  After the first shut down in

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