By Deb Hebert

2013: New Musical Adventure

It's only the first week of January and 2013 is already shaping up to be another dynamic year for Joe Bonamassa. The blues rock titan recently announced a new musical adventure with Rock Candy Funk Party (RCFP), a group of Los Angeles-based session musicians who formed a band to make music for "the fun of it."

Their sound: classic 70s and 80s funk and jazz. And for those familiar with Bonamassa know this is a huge divergence in guitar style. He said, "I get to play my home stuff."

Jimmy Page in Conversation.

Aired on December 25th, 2012 via BBC News. Watch it with us.

He talks about the production of the Dec. 2007 O2 show and the 5 year anniversary release of the film,

Celebration Day.

The honor of receiving the Kennedy Center Awards this year and the inspirations of his first guitar interests. "The intervention." The connection between Elvis Presley is traced back to the original blues artists in the U.S. He agreed Led Zeppelin could not have existed without American music. (Keep the Blues Alive!) She mentions he's working on his own album, "at the moment."

"It's got to be a reflection of how you are ..."

"What I will be working on in the new year (2013) ... I can't really tell you, can I?"

Page stated that he is excited about American music today. And that blues music and trance music is what inspired him and is still in American music, although the guitar is not on the forefront, he noted.

Page and John Paul Jones were pumped up after the O2 show and would have toured as "Led Zeppelin," however, Robert Plant, 'always had another project and another project ...' Five years later, they have not had another concert.

The music world is wondering what will happen next.


Bluebirdreviews was at the O2 performance.

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Press Release From Boston Based R&B Hip-Hop Artists: Beneath the Sheets.

A new album is on the horizon for 2013!

Members: Evan Gillis, Jeff Ferro, Austin Bryant, Albie Landry, Myke Valley

Sounds Like: Forever The Sickest Kids, Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5

Label: Dirty White Sneaker Productions

Bluebird Review:

The new song, "She's Bad and She Knows It," a preview of their upcoming album due to be released in 2013, is a throw back to straightforward R&B Hip-Hop. BTS layers vocals, guitars and chanted harmonies, to kick out a house party track that will make stylin' audiences jump and scream for more.

Their hard driving debut pop album, 'Go Easy It's My First ..." has some catchy hooks and audience grabbing dance tracks, with fusion featured energy that smashes through sound barriers.  

We run a "Tea For One" feature every Thursday on Facebook. Readers write in to suggest a favorite song. We all have more than one, so the list keeps growing. You know, it's one of those songs that makes you drive around the block a few times until it's done. Or a single from an album that elevates the entire record. Join the fun, post your favorite song in the comments section or visit us on Facebook.

 From Sandy - Hailing Virgil and The Accelerators.


From Adam - "Watch Out"

From Adam -The The "Infected"

From Adam -

From Adam - "One of the best"

From Adam - "Nostalgic" "Best if played loud" 

Take 5 for everyone's friend in jazz, Dave Bruebeck.

Composer, pianist, Dave Brubeck, has been designated by the Library of Congress as a 'living legend.' Known for decades as a jazz and classical musician, his work was always fresh and contemporary, using techniques such as "odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality." Mr. Brubeck grew up in California and took piano lessons from age 4-12, until his father moved the family to a cattle ranch. He then stopped formal lessons and helped his father on the ranch, later enrolling in veterinary medicine, with plans to return to the business. He worked his way through school playing jazz in night clubs, changing his college major to music. In 1942, his rich experiences in music were given even more depth, starting a multi-racial band in Europe, through his travels in the Army. When returning, he enrolled in Mills College and studied with French Composer, Darius Milhaud, who encouraged him to pursue a career in jazz.

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