Billy Atkins: A Gift Through Music!

1979: (L-R) Jim Carver, John Posey (RIP), John O’Brien and Billy Atkins (RIP). Every year, I honor the friendship on the passing anniversary of Billy Atkins. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since we physically lost Billy from this world. There isn’t a day that goes by I don’t remiss our friendship! The bond, stories, fun […]

Michael Stanley and The Resonators Easily Rock The Tangier!

All Photos: © 2016 Jim Carver / The Rust Belt Chronicles. Michael Stanley and The Resonators are the definition of the Heartland! With tunes primed at the plight of the hard working, blue-collar working man, garnished with resonating love songs, gallant stories of quest and heroics, sometimes conquering the odds or taking one on the chin; who […]

Tribute: Billy Atkins – Always with me in Spirit!

1979: (L-R) Jim Carver, John Posey (RIP), John O’Brien and Billy Atkins (RIP).  It’s hard to believe it’s been four years ago, since my best friend, Billy Atkins passed away. Rarely a day goes by without him being on my mind. While driving to cover Northeast, Ohio shows, it’s just me and my radio. I often hear songs that […]

The Rust Belt Chronicles: Finally Bids Farewell (to 2015)!

Video Credit: Frontier Records srl Last Shot at The Great Out-There! The idea to become an entrepreneur became my full-time obsession on January 18, 2013, when my job of 31 years was eliminated. Ironically, it wasn’t just an ordinary Monday as it was Martin Luther King Day and I became “Free at Last”. Having spent my entire life working in a system […]

Michael Stanley & Donnie Iris – Sell-out, provide the Rock at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northield Park!

All photos: © 2015 Jim Carver/The Rust Belt Chronicles. In Harness Racing, they call it a “Trifecta”. For Michael Stanley  it was a three day onslaught and divergence upon the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park which provided the perfect combination of music, friends and gaming! With the enshrinement of Michael on Friday as a official member of […]

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