Wednesday, July 12, 2017
On August 4th, 2017 Andrea Stray will be releasing her new EP Into Blue. This EP has a chill western vibe to it that flows like water. Into Blue is a relaxing and refreshing EP. Although all the songs are awesome on the album my favorite is Forgive and Forget. For more info please visit http://andreastray.com.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Today I had the pleasure to hear Mick Wynne's Debut E.P. "World of Mick." The EP kicks of with "Fooled by You" a upbeat bluesy song with some nice slide guitar and female back up vocals. "Love of my Woman" the following song has a good foot tapping melody. I like the unique drum sequence in this song as well as the lead guitar. My favorite song on this EP is the last song "You are the Message." This song is a rockin, funky, psychedelic dance song. I love it! Love the conga drum! All in all this is a great EP. This EP was released May of 2017 and you can find it here. Please visit Mick's website for more info here and check out his video below!
Thursday, June 22, 2017
When I first opened the envelope to check out this release I was surprised and thankful to receive a awesome banjo pen. Thanks! "The Love Still Shows" is a rootsy bluegrass album by Donna Lynn Caskey. The music on this album is beautiful. The recording and production of this album is spectacular. As a musician myself it is hard to find a studio engineer that can dial in a good acoustic balance. Ed Tree at The Treehouse studio in San Gabriel , CA did a great job. Donna's lyrics are original and unique. They fit with her banjo playing like puzzle pieces, just right. I really enjoyed "The Book" and "I am Willing/Down By the River Side." This is a awesome banjo album. I def recommend everyone check this out. Get your copy here www.donnalynncaskey.com.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
This album is straight up funky grovin that will get your feet moving right from song one, with a steady bass line, shredding lead guitar, elegant keys, tight drums and great vocals. Some of the songs have a 50's bop vibe, love it. Alex Lopez and band delivers well written and delivered songs on this album. "Slow Down" is super funky and rockin. Get your copy here.
Monday, June 5, 2017
This album is very upbeat and positive. I love the male/female vocals on this album. This album screams roots and folk! If you like the lap steel, dobro and slide guitar as much as I do you will love this album. I love the art on the cover and back. Looks like hand paintings of the artists on the record. This album has a definite groovin, chill mellow vibe. My favorite songs on the album are Muleshoe Mules, I Hold Gravity, Be Nemanic and Mr. & Mrs. Jones. Gerry Spehar is Releasing 'I Hold Gravity' after 30 year hiatus with guests I See Hawks in LA and Gabe Witcher. This album releases on July 28th, but you can purchase it in advance from Gerry's website: https://www.gerryspehar.com/
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Right from the get go Mike's music sounds like a carnival pulling into town.Your excited and want to check it out. Mike's music is uplifting and has a rock/country vibe to it. I like it! I really like "If I Was A Wheel" and "Never Was A Dancer." I like how Mike incorporates environmental activism in "Poisoned Rivers." I respect the message. Love the harmonica in the song as well. Love the bass in "Drifter's Lament." I also respect the humanitarian message in Mike's song "What Kind Of World." You can check it out here.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Very uplifting, I love the male and female vocals. Reminds me of Simon and Garfunkel even tho they are not male and female lol. This is a great Christian folk rock album. This CD appeals to both Christian and non-Christian listeners. I think thats the goal. To get the message out there which I can say they are definateley accomplishing with this one. I give the recording and production a A+. The acoustic guitar will have you stomping your foot from the get go. Super Positive vibes on this one! Love the clapping in "Love Will Lead You Home" and "Sing Over Me." I love the cover, they are standing in front of huge mountains. Kind of like two small humans facing the Great Creator or great creations of God. Love the banjo in "Where I wanna Be." This is all around a great folk rock album. Please check it out here.