Rock Torch has published a book! Proceeds go to charity.

One of our favorite websites interviews artists and asks them to recommend their favorite bands. It is a model of what music sharing should be all about. Musicians suggesting other musicians, which ultimately opens up a world of great tunes to fans. Up and coming bands and artists share the pages with veteran colleagues and music lovers benefit from these conversations.

Now, Rock Torch has published a book to archive their best posts. The proceeds go to fundraising that, you guessed it, helps musicians and the communities that they come from. It is also set to donate funds to Hurricane Sandy relief.

 

Out On The Tiles

Ray Mason at the Thirsty Mind 2011

We caught Ray Mason at the Thirsty Mind in South Hadley, MA, last night. He continues to be a great showman with original songs, funny stories, audience engagement and most importantly, master guitar work. People were smiling, laughing and some toes were tapping as Mr. Mason used his unique vocals with his signature mix of folk, rock and upside down blues themes. His history brings the love of music throughout the years, the Yardbirds, Dylan, Buffalo Springfield, and to me, he sounds like a brighter version of Neil Young with an uptempo guitar style. He has toured with NRBQ and currently plays in the band he's lead for 20 years, The Lonesome Brothers.

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