Rhetta Akamatsu is an author and online journalist who writes about music, books, movies, and more. She is the author of The Irish Slaves: Slavery, Indentured Servitude and Contract Labor Among Irish Immigrants, Haunted Marietta, T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do: Blues Women Past and Present, and several other books, available at Amazon and other fine online and offline bookstores.
Burning Man is urban, girty dark fantasy and mythology for the modern world.
The Graceland 25th Anniversary edition, with the Under African Skies film is a mesmerizing opportunity to revisit this amazing recording.
All Fall Down is a beautiful, honest, unflinching album about breaking up, falling apart and putting it all back together.
Philadelphia Road is a competent collection of country/folk/rock tunes by The Bacon Brothers that flows but seldom rocks.
is a brave, honest, and often amusing memoir about acting and suffering from clinical depression by Joe Pantoliano,
Analog Man is a worthy comeback CD for Joe Walsh as a more mature and grounded but still rocking artist.
Drunken Sailor is a rousing, energetic collection of songs about the sailing life that is perfect to sing along to!
Damn Good Time is a great feel-good CD from the Nighthawks, perfect for summer parties or beach listening.
Live Fast, Die Young is a fun American trip with two English music nuts.
Stories from The Steeples delivers the strong, beautiful performances that Mary Black's fans have come to expect.