Matt Andersen has one numerous Blues awards in his home country of Canada and is one hell of a singer and guitarist. WEIGHTLESS, his latest offering, while slightly more constrained than previous outings, is one hell of an album!
Florence Joelle returns to her musical roots for her second album, carving out a unique sound that, although rooted in the past, vibrates in the present.
A direct to stereo analogue recording, the album was made using vintage microphones and analogue processing and exudes the warmth and authenticity of the music of the pre-digital era. Jazz, Country, Blues crossover is pretty good!
THE BELLE SOUNDS
Noëlle Hampton sings like a wistful angel, her warm honeyed tones dripping with tender resignation. She’s released four albums under her own name, all marked by uplifting melodies, insightful lyrics, her quietly powerful vocals and the understated guitar virtuosity of her husband and musical partner, André Moran. With their new band, The Belle Sounds , she continues exploring deep emotions with a collection marked by her characteristic insight and compassion....
SPECIAL PROFILE - PHIL LEE - THE FALL & FURTHER DECLINE OF THE MIGHTY KING OF LOVE
Phil Lee is true to his unique and singular mission; to write songs that try to make sense out of this world, open some eyes, call out some fools and ring out some hard truths. Yet, admirable as such pursuits may be he’s simply being true to who he is. Phil Lee’s music will make you think and laugh and maybe shed a tear or two but it also provides hours of playtime fun because all of those things are part of the package. He couldn’t do it any other way.
Aretha Franklin Live "It won't be long"
GRACE PETTIS - TWO BIRDS
In brief: Fabulous! Grace Pettis continues to develop at lightning speed as a Singer Songwriter and performer and the arrangements and production quality is par excellence.
THE TRISHAS - HIGH, WIDE, & HANDSOME
Like a female POCO, distinctive voices, tight harmonies. If your an Emmy Lou Harris fan your'e in for a treat here! The Trishas are great!
IRON & WINE - GHOST ON GHOST
CHARLES BRADLEY - VICTIM OF LOVE
His story has been well documented......Classic oldies soul. Charles Bradley has the perfect mix of mellow grooves and the soul of Otis with the voice and catchy beats of James Brown.
GRETCHEN WILSON - RIGHT ON TIME
Gretchen Wilson is known as a "Redneck Woman" . This album shows that there is much more to her than that. There's rock, country, blues, a little R&B.......excellent. ROR RECOMMENDS!