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Famous Swan Songs: 5 of the Best Last Albums

We often don’t know someone’s final album is there last until we view their career retrospectively. They either come out of some tragedy or just the ending of an era. While many of these artists had success prior to their final release, these records became defining moments in their careers.

Alex Burkamper | 6/29/2017 3:59:59 PM | 0 comments

6 of the Best Live Albums Ever

Seeing a band live is one of the best ways to experience their music. When a live performance is put to a record, it helps transport the listener to that moment, experiencing the music in its realest form. While it’s no substitute for the real thing, these albums are all must-listens for fans of live music. So here are six of the best live albums ever released.

Alex Burkamper | 6/1/2017 4:00:00 PM | 0 comments

Ask the Staff: Ben Schwind

Get to know Ben Schwind, RME's Programming & Communication Specialist! Ben helps out with our music education programming and marketing.

Alex Burkamper | 5/19/2017 3:46:22 PM | 0 comments

An Introduction to the Blues in Five Records

Blues, an often underappreciated genre, can easily be written off as repetitive or simplistic... but once you dig in, you'll find it's one of the most expressive and emotional styles around. Here's a list of five albums from to start your blues education!

Alex Burkamper | 4/13/2017 2:19:06 PM | 0 comments

KIDSTOCK: More than music

I was a former camper at RME's summer music camp KIDSTOCK, and it taught me so much more than how to play guitar.

Alex Burkamper | 3/30/2017 3:13:24 PM | 0 comments