Showing posts with label Featured Track. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Featured Track. Show all posts


Featured Track: Souleye - Wildman (Ft. Lynx)

Souleye is a home boy from Sturbridge, Massachusetts!  It's great to hear such an innovative artist hailing from my home state.

Our featured track is "Wildman (Ft. Lynx)." It is a marvelous concoction of pop, hip hop, rap and a few slices of R & B for some extra mojo.

I generally do not care for the rap or hip hop but when it's done tastefully with a mixture of different styles of music then it has a chance. In this case I actually loved it! The combination of the beautiful vocals of a young lady and Souleye really finds a way to get under your skin, in a good way.

Check out the Soundcloud stream, this is music that defines "out of the box."

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck


Souleye’s musical career began in the trunk of a car. The rapper, hip-hop artist and songwriter was on his way to a party in pastoral New England hill country in a car so laden down with his friends that he and another teen hopped in the trunk. The year was 1996, and Souleye was still Mario Treadway, a high school kid and basketball player who had spent his entire life in the New England backwoods around Sturbridge, MA ...READ MORE...


Featured Track: Marc Daniels-Summer Song

Marc Daniels continues releasing some great tracks off his recent release The Starting Line.

This time out we get a slice of summer right before it ends. Sweet memories are already starting to fade with the change of season right around the corner. No worries though! Marc is here to sing you a "Summer Song." This is country rock style folks. 

If you listen to the radio or ever did, this is the kind of music you would crank rolling down the highway.

Check out the streaming video now and feel the warmth of the sun come through the music

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

Marc Daniels continues the next chapter of his music career in Northern California with the release of “The Starting Line” - a montage to all the great memories for those carefree years back home. 

Pick up your copy today on CD Baby, Amazon or iTunes/Google Play and follow Marc on Facebook at


FEATURED TRACK: Fiona Joy - Galloping from Into the Mist

Fiona Joy gives us a taste of her most recent release Into The Mist with the video stream titled "Galloping."

The piano takes center stage and Fiona orchestrates yet another beautiful piece via the ivory keys. This time we get images of the artist floating through the air and sounds adorned in satins.

The music is as delicate and soft as the clothing she is wearing. Fiona is dancing to the music and thereby becomes the music with her movements and expressions. It is like the ballet of her soul on display.

"Galloping" is like a painting on canvas brought to life through sound and movements.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

Read More About Fiona Joy:

Into the Mist epitomizes the art of contemporary solo piano recording in today's music. This is Fiona Joy's 2nd solo piano recording on Blue Coast Records where she once again teams up with Cookie Marenco, producer and engineer known for her contributions to the world of audiophile recordings.


Featured Track: Jonathan Cavier-When You Come Around

Jonathan Cavier pays us a visit again on Rate The Tracks with a new single titled "When You Come Around."

Cavier's vocal is inviting and made for a pop-rock audience. The single is radio ready and sounds like it could be the theme song for the summer.

The instrumentation is the perfect backdrop for Cavier's backdrop. So sit back, crank it up, and listen to
"When You Come Around." It is like the songs we used to hear on the AM radio dial back in 70s and that is good thing if you are familiar with that decade of music!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Jonathan Cavier:

Phoenix-based singer-songwriter and pop performer Jonathan Cavier is no stranger to writing catchy tunes that blend wide-ranging influences into a multi-faceted yet cohesive sound.


Featured Track: Bunny Sigler-Till I See You Again

The saying "They don't make them like that anymore" and "they broke the mold" applies to Bunny Sigler.

"Till I See You Again" is from his new  album Young At Heart.

Not everyone can pull off a love song like they mean it and sound so good. Bunny sounds great! He is just like fine wine, getting better as the years pass.

"Till I See You Again" is a great pop and R&B track that I can hear playing on the radio, it is tailor made for that format. It is smooth as silk and it hits you right where it counts, in the heart.

Bunny Sigler is back strong as ever so check it out now!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Bunny Sigler:

 Creating several hits over the span of his career that today's generation keep sampling, Bunny continues to write, produce and Record new material. He is the co-writer of the song, "The Ruler's Back" which was an opening song for the Jay Z's album, Blueprint. He has a brand new TV show coming out called "Bunny and Friends" and  a brand new CD as well. At 70 years old "there ain't no stopping us now" claims "Sigler"...Lets face it !! They don't build them like this anymore and Bunny Sigler is the "Real Deal."

He's a living legend alright and a huge part of music history. Whether it's performing, writing or producing he gives it his all....

It's no wonder why the Industry has nicknamed him "Mr. Emotion."


Featured Track: Angie and The Deserters - Stay

Angie and The Deserters are back to pay us another visit with a new single.

"Stay" is our featured track for Angie and the band. It is a song that typifies their style and flair for the human condition.

With some tasteful Americana and Roots Rock, Angie aims for your heartstrings and succeeds.

This song will make you want to "Stay" to hit play again. So hang around and check out all of our features on this great band! Use the search tool provided and you will have plenty of streams to choose from.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck 

More About Angie and the Deserters:

Born in Upstate NY in a small town called Potsdam in what many refer to as the North Country, singer-songwriter Angie Bruyere spent her childhood running through the backwoods and roaming the train tracks, living the simple life that inspires imaginations of which lyrics and melodies are made. Settling in Southern California at a young age, Bruyere began a modeling career that took her on a journey around the world...experiences that can be felt throughout many of her songs.  Pen and paper always in hand, she began writing poetry and playing her guitar, lending itself naturally to combining her two passions into what has become a body of musical work that she continues grow daily...READ MORE...


Featured Track: Jonathan Cavier - Comes A Moment

Jonathan Cavier has a new single out titled "Comes A Moment."

His pop-rock style and expressive vocals fill the track with passion and emotion. You can feel it as he sings "Comes a moment to let go"...

Everyone has times when they need to let something go that may be weighing things down. It can be any number of things but eventually we have to let go and move on. That is what I think this song is about and Cavier does a great job getting that message across in his music.

What else can I say? Listen the stream and watch the video and decide for yourself!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck 

More About Jonathan:

Originally from Northern California, Cavier (“cav-AIR”) moved to Phoenix, AZ where he performed as Alan Clark in the atmospheric pop duo, EyeTalk. Over the course of 10 years and five albums, this venture saw their music reach international audiences in Italy, the UK, and Australia. After five albums and hundreds of shows played throughout the US, Alan Clark reintroduces himself under the pseudonym Jonathan Cavier.


Featured Track: Project Grand Slam-The Queen's Carnival

Project Grand Slam is like an old friend coming back to visit me. I am very familiar with their output and have always enjoyed it.

The new single release "The Queens Carnival" is our feature this time around for the band. It is also the title track off their latest release.

Get ready for a literal carnival of upbeat jazz inflected sounds complete with a buzzing crowd in the background. It is the perfect combination of energy and music.

Check it out now with the provided stream!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

Meet The Band:

Project Grand Slam is an acclaimed Fusion band, led by bassist/leader/composer Robert Miller, combining the power and beat of rock with the complexity and improvisation of jazz, with a jam band sensibility...READ MORE...


Track Feature: Al Jewer and Andy Mitran-Transmigration

Sounds of the earth and meditation for the soul comes to mind with the music. Al Jewer and Andy Mitran and their recent release Transmigration...a journey with friends is instrumental bliss.

The feature here is the title track. And you get a good taste of their relaxing sounds that are both worldly and new age wrapped into one nice package. Flutes, sitars, drums, female vocals and more merge to form musical beauty.

Give Transmigration a listen now.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck 

More About Al and Andy's Album:

This album speaks of a journey that these very special people are taking with us. It is a journey that starts with a simple introduction that leads to a conversation and ends with the metamorphosis of that conversation into a formless beautiful piece of music that contains elements of us all. This CD has been about two years in the making and includes a rare and awesome group of collaborators and friends. They are among our most admired artists and composers and we are thrilled beyond belief to have worked with them to bring you this album. 


Featured Track: Alexi Musnitsky-Dream Catcher

Alexi Musnitsky's debut album Zia features many memorable piano based tracks. "Dream Catcher" is one track, which is the closer for the album, that runs for over seven minutes.

His grace and flow on the keys are focused and determined on the track. It is a perfect example of how one instrument can pull you into another dimension. 

 I had the pleasure of covering the entire album however it is interesting to zone in on one track to recognize the talent of an artist. Alexi has a bright future ahead. Have a listen to "Dream Catcher" now.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Alexi: 

Alexi was born in New Mexico and spent most of his life in Paris, France. He has been playing piano since the age of 4, trained as a classical pianist in the Russian style by Marina Ravor and won a first prize at the Flame International Piano Competition. Playing for others started as a young child in Paris, Catalonia and Amsterdam. Alexi began composing his own music in 2013.


Featured Track: Jeffrey Seeman- Jackie's Grace

Jeffrey Seeman's new release Everything In Between features a fine guitar player doing his best to capture your imagination with sound alone.

A good example of that is the track "Jackie's Grace," when his acoustic guitar resonates with a warmth and energy that is just too hard to resist. The twangy reverberating guitar is clear and consistent throughout and a pleasure to listen to.

One of my favorite acoustic guitar players is Adrian Legg and his sound reminded me of that very fondly.

Check out "Jackie's Grace" for yourself and you be the judge.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Jeffrey Seeman:

Jeffrey grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and started playing folk guitar at age 8, learning Pete Seger, Peter, Paul & Mary and Joan Baez songs with his mom in the early sixties. The British Invasion soon arrived and he moved on to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, after which the guitars of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix got him interested in improvisation. Then in the summer of 1969 a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity dropped in his lap: as a 14 year-old he got to work at a rock concert hall, the Ludlow Garage, which was opened by Jim Tarbell on Ludlow Avenue in my neighborhood of Clifton, complete with a Hanley Sound System that arrived from Woodstock with mud that they had to 
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Featured Track: The Humble Grapes-Brooklyn Bridge

There are so many great artists that never get our attention or "make it." That is one of the crimes of the century from my perspective.

Then there is that one band that is brought to your attention that you say "Wow, why haven't I heard of this band? They are great!" Well I have one for you that fits that description right now.

The Humble Grapes are David Kaufman and Brie Capone on the amazing track "Brooklyn Bridge." This is music that will mesmerize you and sweep you away. When I first heard it I knew it was good and by the third listen and after watching the video, I was totally taken by this wonderful sound. The track builds and builds to an apex to make its point musically and lyrically. For this listener it has "hit" written all over it. Help it to become one music fans! Listen and watch and then you decide.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About The Humble Grapes:

The Humble Grapes are comprised of songwriters David Kaufman and Brie Capone and accompanied by a full band.Their sound is a Rock, Pop and Soul combination that's completely original. Whether frequenting night clubs like New York City's legendary Bitter End or in the studio working on new material The Humble Grapes have been carving out their own way since forming in 2013.


Featured Track: Ann Wilson - Fool No More

An artist like Ann Wilson really does not need an introduction if you have been listening to music from the mid seventies to present day. The lead singer of Heart and the author of solo albums and side projects, this hall of fame diva has made her mark.

With the September 18th digital release of The Ann Wilson Thing EP and the fast approaching October 9th official release, there is a buzz in the world of rock. I have always been a big fan of Heart and the amazing talents of this lady. She has not lost a thing in the vocal department.

One listen "Fool No More" tells the story. Her distinctive vocal style, powerful and emotional delivery make the track come alive. But then again that is what I would expect from Ms. Wilson.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck 

More About The Release On Rounder Records:

September 16, 2015—Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ann Wilson is set to release her first solo EP, The Ann Wilson Thing, on Rounder Records. Featured tracks on the EP include “Fool No More,” which was written by Wilson and described by her as “a heavy blues song about bad love and the fleeting of time” and “For What It’s Worth,” described by Wilson as “a melding of some timeless lyrics with meat, hair and teeth.” The Ann Wilson Thing will be released digitally on September 18 and in stores October 9. Wilson previously announced her first solo mini tour kicking off September 21 in Solana Beach, CA. Additional dates include The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center on October 6 and a second show at City Winery in New York on October 7.

Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris with be sitting in with Wilson at her Nashville City Winery date on October 15 and Jon Batiste, the band leader of the Colbert show, will join Ann for a song at the New York City Winery show. In addition, Wilson’s Old Saybrook, CT show at the Katharine Hepburn Theater will be filmed by Connecticut PBS as part of their new “Katharine Hepburn Series” and will air on PBS in February. As a songwriter and lyricist, Ann Wilson has created a truly impressive body of work (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Straight On”, “Even it Up,” “Mistral Wind,” and many, many more). However, her greatest gift, and first “calling” is singing and with this intimate tour, she prepares to blow away her fans with up, close and personal, raw performances of blues and rock songs. The Ann Wilson Thing won’t replace Heart but it will be a new experience for existing Heart fans, as well as for new fans who will love these songs.

The Ann Wilson Thing Tour Dates: Sept 21 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Oct 6 – Old Saybrook, CT – The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Oct 7 – New York, NY – City Winery (two shows) Oct 9 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage Oct 10 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage Oct 12 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap Oct 13 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap Oct 15 – Nashville, TN – City Winery Nov 23 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s Nov 24 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s (two shows).


Track Spotlight: Dan Chadburn-Keys of Light

Dan Chadburn has created some gorgeous music on his new release Keys of Light. The title track is the focus of this feature. It pulls and tugs on your heartstrings, it is both beautiful and majestic as Chadburn's fingers caress the ivory keys.

I first heard this after looking at pictures of myself and my daughter when she was little and it brought a river of tears. Although I felt saddened by her recent departure (another bird spreads their wings and leaves the nest), the music was therapeutic. For me this is called "feel then heal." So as pain is released and we move on and to become better people through listening to music that brings us closer to our creator and the people we love.

Dan Chadburn has a gift and if you listen you will most certainly receive it most gratefully. Here are one of the many keys of light he offers you...

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck - 5/5 STARS!

More About Dan Chadburn:

(Artist Bio From Reverb Nation Artist Page

Sweeping melodies, resonating chords and rich textures … these are the trademarks of Dan Chadburn, a composer/pianist who invests the New Age / adult contemporary genre with a uniquely passionate sound.

A native of Oregon, Dan began taking piano lessons when he was nine years old and continued through high school where he also served as the accompanist for the choral groups and stage plays. Several times in junior high and high school, he was selected as an Oregon Music Teacher's Association (O.M.T.A.) syllabus winner, which resulted in his performing in recitals on the state level. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at Pacific Lutheran University, where he studied with Dr. Calvin Knapp. Following three national tours as a pianist and singer/songwriter, Chadburn moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in the Film Scoring Program at UCLA. Soon he was scoring for television and working as a session musician.

Wanting to further expand his musical vision, Dan moved to London and studied ElectroAcoustic Composition under two pioneers in the field, Denis Smalley and Simon Emmerson. “I was very grateful for the opportunity to learn from these two masters in the genre and grow as a composer. This was a non-traditional form of composition that some would say was on the outskirts of avant-garde. In this genre, traditional instruments and melody are frequently absent. My primary focus was to record odd sounds, transform them with audio processing, and insert them into symphonic works. For one piece, 'Dreams,' I recorded and altered sounds made by various kitchen items such as jelly beans dropped into a bowl, spatulas hitting cake pans, water shaken in a jar, portable oven timers, etc., ultimately creating a surreal collage of sound to represent what one might hear and see after falling asleep." Chadburn earned his Masters of Music degree in ElectroAcoustic Composition from London’s City University.

Chadburn’s performance venues have included Carnegie Hall in New York City, Symphony Hall in Boston and The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Additionally, his choral compositions have been recorded and performed in the Concert Hall of The Kennedy Center.

After moving to the Washington, DC, area, Chadburn recorded hundreds of improvisational piano pieces which led to his first album, solo piano. The Washington Area Music Association nominated the album for “Best New Age Recording” in the WAMA Awards, and Chadburn was nominated for “Best New Age Instrumentalist.” His second recording, Reflections, included other musicians on viola, French horn, flute and English horn, plus on one track the singing of Tom Nichols, Chadburn’s husband, longtime musical partner and producer. Chadburn's Nocturnes, again with additional instrumentation, earned a WAMA nomination for "Best Classical Recording" while Chadburn was nominated as "Best Classical Instrumentalist."

Chadburn has been featured (alongside other pianists such as Suzanne Ciani, Spencer Brewer and Robin Spielberg) on several compilation recordings produced for charitable causes, including The Heart Aid Project which benefited the victims of the 9/11 tragedy and their families. Among Chadburn’s other special projects was a single, “Promise of Hope,” he wrote and recorded for a philanthropic program run by Choice Hotels International and benefiting The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and Metropolitan Baltimore. With Nocturnes Chadburn continued to donate to worthwhile causes. Proceeds from “Peter’s Theme” on that album are donated to The Peter Fox Project which in turn benefits the Sitar Arts Center in Washington, an after-school youth organization for the arts. In addition, the tune “Anne’s Lullaby” benefits The National Family Resiliency Center “to preserve a sense of family and foster healthy relationships.” In both 2014 and 2015, Chadburn and his husband, Tom Nichols, performed benefit concerts to raise funds for the Florence Area Humane Society (a “no kill” shelter) in Oregon.

Chadburn is a classically-trained pianist who found he enjoyed improvisational creations as much as playing traditional repertoire. Now he uses improvisation to compose most of his material on piano (and occasionally on electronic keyboards). For the albums, Nocturnes and Reflections (which also feature additional instruments), Chadburn created the arrangements and scored the parts played by the other musicians. For the album, Keys of Light, Chadburn included one piano improvisation on James Pankow's "Colour My World," while composing and orchestrating the remainder of the album, performing it entirely himself using a Yamaha 7' grand piano, a Kurzweil PC3K8 synthesizer, and East West Symphonic Orchestra (sound library).

Keys of Light is Dan Chadburn’s fifth album. Keys of Light, solo piano, Reflections, Nocturnes and Whispers the Falling Snow are available at his website ( and as CDs and digital downloads at a variety of online sales sites including CDbaby, Amazon, iTunes, eMusic and many others. Nocturnes reached #8 on the Top 100 Zone Music Reporter chart (measuring radio airplay worldwide) and stayed on the chart for nine months. Whispers the Falling Snow debuted at #7, staying on the ZMR Top 100 chart for multiple months. Whispers the Falling Snow was nominated as ZMR's Top Solo Piano album of 2014. Additionally, Reviews New Age selected it as one of the Top 10 holiday recordings worldwide for 2014. Both Nocturnes and Whispers the Falling Snow were nominated as best recordings ("Piano with Instrumentation" and "Solo Piano" categories, respectively) for the One World Music Awards in June, 2015.

Over the years Chadburn has been inspired by the music of John Williams, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Claude Debussy, Frederic Chopin, Sergei Prokofiev, Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, John Barry, George Winston, Mary Ann Redmond, and Tom Nichols.


Featured Track: Kerani - Equilibrium

Kerani composes and performs Neo Classical New Age music. 

"Equilibrium" which is also the title of her latest release, is the focus here. The title says it all. We need balance and peace in our lives to be sensitive and aware human beings.

I listened to the track before embarking on my daily life and I can say very strongly that it did help me get in a good frame of mind and relax me to help face the coming day's challenges. I can also see how it would help me wind down once the day was through as well.

Listen to  "Equilibrium" you will be glad that you did!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck Rating 5/5

More About Kerani:

Using her piano and synthesizers in conjunction with an array of orchestral instruments played by accomplished European musicians, Kerani creates musical storytelling that captures people, places, moments in history and passionate feelings. Occasionally she adds subtle vocalizations to further create a mood. With Equilibrium, her fourth album, she solidifies her position as one of the top keyboardists, composers and arrangers in the neo-classical and new age music genres. Her previous album, Arctic Sunrise, went to #2 on the international Zone Music Reporter Chart for this type of music, got airplay on hundreds of radio stations worldwide, was a Top 10 album on the annual ZMR rankings and won the ZMR Neo-Classical Album of the Year Award.


Featured Track: Michael Grimm-Black and White

Lord have mercy does this man have it going on! Michael Grimm is just bursting with endless energy and down to the gut level soul on his new release titled Grimm.

One of the best tracks is "Black and White." The track most certainly will turn some heads and the accompanying video is a great setting to all the words and music.

Michael is a star on the rise and with a solid album like Grimm and tracks like "Black and White" I am certain he will be receiving plenty of attention.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck- 5/5 Stars

More About Michael Grimm:

Most recently, Michael spent a good portion of the year recording a brand new album entitled “Grimm” that is a collection of brand new original songs written and composed by Michael himself. Production was held at Studio 824 in Las Vegas with the assistance of long time friend and fellow musician Jamie Borden. “Grimm” was released June 15, 2015 during Michael’s headlining summer, limited engagement, residency at Hard Rock Las Vegas. After which Michael will hit the road for both National and International Tours with the album, which is being played on the radio throughout the country!


Featured Track: Heidi Breyer-Touchstone

My philosophy is "Let the music move you." If you have that kind of mindset just before you hit play, the music can do so many things for you. 

Music is healing and spiritual and Heidi Breyer makes music that comes from her soul.

Heidi Comments: Our lives acquire the deepest meaning when we have love in our hearts and when we discover that we are loved by someone else. That love becomes our "Touchstone."

On her new album Letters From Far Away and the amazingly expressive track "Touchstone," the beauty of life and love blossom through her fingers via the ivory keys. Listen to the stream and let it take you to another place....

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck-5/5 STARS

More About Heidi Bryer and Her Music:

“As children we perceive music very physically and allow it to carry us away to a different place…these are our first experiential, unsung emotions”.

“As adults music enables a conscious transformation. If we just let it, it can calm, excite, heal, release, lift us up…and carry us to wherever we want to go…”


Featured Track: Gordon Weiss-I'm Your Fan

It has been 7 years since Gordon Weiss released an album. It's About Time says it all! Once again musician and studio wizard Jeff Cannata is behind the mixing board for the recording.

"I'm Your Fan" is one of the most colorful and expressive tracks on the album. There is truth and humor surrounding the story and its accompanied by some great pop rock music.

As I recall from my previous experience with Mr. Weiss, he knows how to spin a yarn and add just the right touch from a musical standpoint to come up with an entertaining mixture for your senses.

"I'm Your Fan" hits the bulls-eye of your heart and soul. Give it a listen and I guarantee a smile will come to your face.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck-Rating 4/5 Stars

More About Gordon Weiss:

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gordon Weiss made his debut musical performance miming on the recorder along with the other third graders, which made him vow to learn to play an instrument for real. His first true foray into the world of music took the form of studying classical trumpet for eight years, culminating in two performances at Carnegie Hall with the New York City All-City Band. It was deja-vu when he stood up for a trumpet fanfare to find that his mouthpiece had fallen out backstage.

By then Gordon had been bitten by the Beatle bug and his love for clever songwriting with strong melodic hooks took over full force. But it was the power chords of Pete Townshend and The Who that made him give up the trumpet and pick up an old acoustic guitar, which he promptly stripped of two strings so he could play along with all of John Entwistle’s bass lines. Gordon soon acquired a proper bass and played in bands in high school and college, before adding a Stratocaster to his collection, which prompted his first attempts at singing and songwriting.

Realizing that playing in bands with names like “Dead Grotty” would unlikely lead to a record deal, Gordon went to medical school and eventually became a child psychiatrist. He relocated to Connecticut and continued to feed his cravings for classic rock and pop music, with healthy doses of Elvis Costello, Squeeze, XTC, Crowded House, Jellyfish, Honeydogs, and Candy Butchers, while amassing a catalog of his own songs that he played at occasional impromptu gigs, open mikes, or family gatherings.

A thoughtful gift of drum lessons to help him learn to really bang out some of those Neil Peart licks he had always air drummed along to, led to forming a musical friendship with great session drummer Greg Trabandt of RVP Studios. After hearing of Gordon’s unfulfilled dream to make a record of his original music, Greg not only introduced Gordon to veteran producer Jeff Cannata, but agreed to play drums on all the tracks of Sum Of Its Parts. Featuring brilliant contributions from ace keyboard player Jeff Batter and soaring vocal harmonies from Pete Hodson and Bill Welch of Z-Plan, Gordon wanted to keep this first solo album personal by playing the rest of the instruments himself. The album was released on Gornpop Records, a nickname for Gordon referencing an affection for a large, albiet very slow, lizard from Star Trek.

A world tour did not follow. But thanks to The Weirdo Mike Viola Superfan StageIt Group, a wonderfully supportive community of fans, many of whom are fellow musicians, Gordon kept writing and playing online live performances, including a performance of side 2 of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety with support from his daughters and nephews. After a seven year hiatus, Gornpop Records is pleased to announce the release of It’s About Time featuring nine new original songs.


Featured Track: Mary-Kathryn-Hear My Cry

Mary-Kathryn's vocals and music are a superb blend of new age and world accentuated to perfection with her crystal clear emotive vocals on "Hear My Cry." 

One element compliments the other in equal measure and forms one spiritual healing message. First you hear it, feel it and finally believe it absolutely. This is a stunning work of art in every aspect.

5/5 Stars-Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

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More about the track and new album from Mary-Kathryn:

On her fifth album, Wonders in the Deep, Mary-Kathryn blends elements of soft pop, New Age and folk with world music influences as diverse as the continents to create a spiritual amalgam that transcends musical boundaries. Delving deep into the world music realm, Mary-Kathryn paints word pictures on an aural canvas with exotic instrumentation, adroit production, and lyrics that stir the spirit and excite the imagination. But as one Billboard Magazine reviewer so aptly put it, “the most affecting instrument…is Mary-Kathryn’s lovely voice.”

“Hear My Cry,” the opening number of the 10-song album, begins acapella, relying solely on Mary-Kathryn’s fetching vocals to engage the listener, before segueing into driving, rhythmic percussions and understated strings. earthy instrumentation with ethereal vocals to produce a visceral,
vicarious spiritual encounter.


Featured Track: The D/A Method-Janissaries

The D/A Method hails from Karachi Pakistan and however far you may be away from where they reside, there is no distance between them, listeners, and their own brand of progressive rock. Music is universal like that, its makes us one world, a union of souls with a love for music.

With their recently released taster EP Janissarieswhich is the focus of this feature, they serve up over 9 minutes of rockin' progressive diversity. I think if they were looking to show what they bring to the table this was a good choice.

The track features marvelous instrumentation, an ever changing pace and fantastic vocals. It's the whole package. This clearly defines progressive rock in every way.

MuzikMan Rating: 5/5 

More About The D/A Method:

The D/A Method are:
Umair Dar
Talha Alvie
Usama Siddiq
Istvan Csabai

The D/A Method is a progressive rock band from Pakistan. With its members having spent significant portions of their lives in both Pakistan and the West, the band combines influences from classic rock, grunge, and metal with a touch of traditional Pakistani flavor to create their unique, progressive sound.