#Rockpicks June 2018
Just discovered this self-titled solo EP project from Skillet drummer, Jen Ledger.
Titled “Ledger”, the 6 track EP was released April 13 through Hear It Loud, a label imprint launched by Skillet frontman John Cooper and his wife. Ledger’s debut truly showcases the beauty and depth of her talents – delivering powerful rock to soft delicate vocals. Songwriting and lyrics are brilliantly constructed, both relevant and honest.
Looking forward to future releases from her solo project.
Check out “I’m Not Dead Yet” here: https://youtu.be/R-8G3UytENA
Texas Rockers Blacktop Mojo steal the spotlight with this cover of Aerosmith classic , “Dream On”. A monster of a song and vocal, but they nail it, with Matt James going toe to toe with Steven Tyler’s primal wails and screams. This cover led me to the band’s website and music – – – which is best described as a fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal that falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Be sure to check out their album “Burn the Ships” / March 2017 on Cuhmon Records.
To pay homage to all the guitarists I love and all their beautiful guitars I am starting a new post series of photographs called, “A Man and His Guitar . ”
We all know that artists have a special relationship with their guitars and my goal is to capture some unique shots of the artist that showcase their guitars. The first here is a picture of Britt Daniel of Spoon and Divine Fits with his Fender Telecaster Thinline .
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of ‘Dizzy Up The Girl’, Goo Goo Dolls are hitting the road this Fall to perform the album live in its entirety! Goo Goo Dolls will play 2 sets: 1st set: Dizzy Up The Girl in its entirety 2nd set: Hits .
Also announced are VIP offerings for these shows. VIP packages include meet & greets with John and Robby, a backstage tour, the guitar that John has just played on stage, a personalized limited edition Dizzy Up The Girl plaque, signed handwritten “Iris” lyrics, priority entry, commemorative VIP laminate and much more. You can check out all of the VIP offerings on the ticket page for the show you are attending below. These are LIMITED so make sure you reserve yours before they’re gone!
Tickets & VIP Packages went on sale Friday, April 13 at www.googoodolls.com.
New solo release from Coyle Girelli, previously of ‘Your Vegas’, and frontman for ‘The Chevin’. * (check these bold and powerful albums out too – “A Town and Two Cities” , Your Vegas , and “Borderland” , The Chevin )*
This is the first single from his debut solo album, “Love Kills” to be released this summer on Honey Lemon records. Girelli spent time in songwriting sessions with music legend Mac Davis, which he states were pivotal in the evolution of the songs in the new album. Stating huge influences from the likes of Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash, Girelli emotes his own unique moody, romantic spirit to his music, which he labels as “Modern Noir”.
This velvety smooth crooner does what he does best —creating an intriguing, vintage sounding ballad across a lush guitar soundscape.
“Where’s My Girl ?
J’ adore !
Looking forward to more gems like this on the album.