John The Rock Doctor

John The Rock Doctor is our man for many reviews throughout the entire life of Gonzo Magazine AND Gonzoonline.ca. We appreciate and respect having him onboard all these years as does all our hard working artists who he writes about. John also works for NewCap Radio out of Lloydminster Alberta.

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR Sept. 12, 2022

A COUNTRY BOY SINGS HIS HEART OUT Webb Pierce (Country Rewind Records) *** More country classics exhumed by Country Rewind.  This is the type of...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR Sept. 7, 2022

TRUE TREASURES Leroy Van Dyke (Country Rewind Records) *** ½ More musical archaeology from Country Rewind.  Leroy Van Dyke is not a name I’m...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR Aug. 30, 2022

STILL THAT WAY TODAY South Island Rhythm Kings (Blue Glue Records) **** If you’re up for a traditional early blues adventure, I’ve got just the...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR Aug. 23, 2022

THE DIG 3 The Dig 3 (independent) ***** Old school blues, pure and simple; that’s the debut album from The Dig 3.  The group is...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR Aug. 15, 2022

BITCHES BLUES Sass Jordan (Stony Plain) ***** Some people were born to sing the blues, like Sass Jordan. One of the mightiest female blues singers...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR Aug. 10, 2022

NO NEED SCHOOL The Scary Loud (independent) *** This is an indie-power pop band from Toronto, brought to my attention by my buddy Eric Alper. ...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR Aug. 2, 2022

NEW YEAR, OLD ME The Barlow (independent) **** In the land of twang there’s a new lane; Colorado country.  The Barlow hails from Denver, and...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR July 26, 2022

LIVE DOWN UNDERGROUND Matty T Wall (Hipster Dumpster Records) ***** Here is some brawny blues rock guitar to rip your head clean off.  As much...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR July 8, 2022

  ERATO The Bacon Brothers (independent) ****+ I ignored The Bacon Brothers for years thinking they were just another Hollywood vanity project, but 2020’s The Way...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR June 29, 2022

THANKS FOR TOMORROW Harrison Kennedy (Electro-Fi Records) *****++ If you love your blues deep, supple and (for the most part) laid back in a Keb’...