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/