Showing posts with label Independent Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Independent Music. Show all posts

11/11/2013

Jazz Fusion Review: Ivan Verrastro-Sentience

Artist: Ivan Verrastro
Title: Sentience
Genre: Jazz Fusion
Label: Independent
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Ivan Verrastro is a true master of his craft. Every second is as important as the other on every song. Not a second is wasted. Sentience is clearly a labor of love that he has poured everything he has into making this album..READ MORE...

10/30/2013

New Age Celtic Review: Shauna Burns-Violet

Artist: Shauna Burns
Title: Violet
Genre: New Age/ Celtic
Label: Red Rock Music LLC
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If you are a fan of Sarah McLachlan, you will find a lot of similarities in sound, Celtic flair and deeply emotive vocals in this album on the whole. In particular, the song “Vienna” gouged at my heart with a spoon...READ MORE...

9/25/2013

Pop Review: Woody Russell-Delicious Days

Artist: Woody Russell
Title: Delicious Days
Genre: Pop
Label: Cuts Music Group
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I listened to it four times before I even put my shovel in the dirt. Having heard most of his previous work, I thought I was familiar with Woody. His last vocal album, Up Against It, was a classic Texas blues and soul masterpiece that I still listen to on a regular basis. But, Delicious Days is an entirely new level on the house that Woody built and it sounds like a man who has truly found his sweet spot...READ MORE...

9/22/2013

New Age Review: Sonaljit Mukherjee-Dreaming the Afterlife

Artist: Sonaljit Mukherjee
Title: Dreaming the Afterlife
Genre: New Age
Label: Independent
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Sonaljit Mukherjee hails from India and currently resides in Massachusetts as he pursues a Ph.D. for physics at Dartmouth. Growing up in a family that was musically inclined, Mukherjee learned how to use home sound recordings to his best advantage at an early age...READ MORE...

7/08/2013

Country Review: Linda Lundqvist- A Piece of Me

Artist: Linda Lundqvist
Title: A Piece of Me
Genre: Country
Label: Musik and Film
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Linda Lundqvist hails from the fair land of Sweden. In an environment that is full of talented musicians, Lundqvist is an example of talent that stretches across boundaries and genres. For almost twenty years she has been engaging audiences through music and theater, both as an instructor and performer...READ MORE...

3/25/2013

New Age Instrumental Review: Grant Michael Allport-Imagine This

Artist: Grant Michael Allport
Title: Imagine This
Genre: New Age Instrumental
Label: Independent
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Grant Michael Allport is a musician and composer from down under. His blend of pop and New Age Instrumentals is one that will keep you guessing what tricks he is hiding up his sleeve...READ MORE...

3/20/2013

Folk-Blues Review: Mike McGuire-Kentucky Morning

Artist: Mike McGuire
Title: Kentucky Morning
Genre: Folk/Blues
Label: Independent
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Mike McGuire is a singer-songwriter that sings folk songs with a blues edge. His thoughtful, often witty, lyrics blend together with his music and put him a notch above a lot of his peers. After a couple of years away he is finally ready to release some new music; a six-song collection called Kentucky Morning...READ MORE...

3/18/2013

Roots Rock Review: Ten Ton Man

Artist: Ten Ton Man
Title: Ten Ton Man
Genre: Roots Rock
Label: Ten Ton Man Records
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Ten Ton Man is a roots rock trio consisting of Paul Livornese (vocals/guitar), Paul Triff (drums), and Paul Dugan (bass) from New York City. Formed in 2011, Ten Ton Man has been making a scene, playing the New York City venues with their bluesy roots rock sound. Born in Brooklyn, Paul Livornese is a Parson School of Design graduate...READ MORE...

12/11/2012

Holiday/Adult Contemporary Review: Margo Rey – This Holiday Night

Artist: Margo Rey
Title: This Holiday Night
Genre: Holiday/Adult Contemporary
Label: Organica Music Group
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Margo Rey is a singer and songwriter originally known as Margarita Reymundo. Her sound is best described as adult contemporary with infusions of alternative pop. Laced with ambient guitar, vocals imbued with raw emotion, and a style all her own, this artist has crafted a sound that has taken her to number six on the National Adult Contemporary Music charts. This album is full of energy and good cheer...READ MORE...

10/30/2012

Leo Drioli Releases First Single “Give It Your Love” On House of Wow!

Adelaide, Australia-October 30, 2012- Leo Drioli is well known as a spiritual leader and now he is making his way into the hearts of music fans with a pop single that will remind music lovers everywhere of The Beatles and similar artists who ruled the airwaves. “Give It Your Love” is a positive message from a man that has many to deliver and now his audience will become much larger...READ MORE...

9/12/2012

Rock/Pop/Country Review: Matt Jameson-Dirt Stomp Romeos

Artist: Matt Jameson
Title: Dirt Stomp Romeos
Genre: Rock-Pop-Country
Label: Olive Records
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The last time I heard from Matt Jameson was 2010 when he sent me his 5 song EP South Shore Girls... which I thoroughly enjoyed. So there should not be any reason why my experience would be different a few years down the road right? As it turns out I am glad to say that once again I have enjoyed the music of this talented artist...READ MORE...

9/08/2012

Pop Review: Et Tu Brucé – Suburban Sunshine

Artist: Et Tu Brucé
Title: Suburban Sunshine
Genre: Pop
Label: Independent
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Et Tu Brucé is the dynamic pop group that hails from Hanwell, a West London suburb. The band consists of four members: Jamie White (guitar, vocals), Matthew O'Toole (guitar, vocals), Darryn Bruce (bass) and Craig Bruce (drums). Suburban Sunshine is their debut album....READ MORE...

7/03/2012

Review: Project Grand Slam – Spring Dance

Artist: Project Grand Slam
Title: Spring Dance
Genre: Jazz
Label: Cakewalk Records
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Project Grand Slam is an internationally known New York based Jazz group. Formed in 2007, the band consists of Robert Miller (composer, electric bass), Ron Thaler (drums, percussion) and Gilad Ronen (saxophone). Guest artists include Danny Lerman (saxophone), Mike Eckroth (keyboard) and Joye Hennessey (vocalist). Spring Dance is the band’s third album...READ MORE...

6/18/2012

Review: Paisty Jenny – Head in a Haze

Artist: Paisty Jenny
Title: Head in a Haze
Genre: Rock
Label: Independent
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Paisty Jenny is a rock quartet from the Midwest, and they have been at it since 2002. They have released four albums during this decade, including their latest, Head in a Haze....READ MORE...

5/15/2012

Review: The Mannish Boys – Double Dynamite

Artist: The Mannish Boys
Title: Double Dynamite
Genre: Blues
Label: Delta Groove
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The Mannish Boys are a supercharged blues machine. The creation of Delta Groove Productions centered on giving this amazing group a home base, and for seven years, The Mannish Boys and Delta Groove have been going strong and sharing blues with a whole new generation of listeners...READ MORE...

4/04/2012

Review: Radio Drive – This Is Our Time

Artist: Radio Drive
Title: This Is Our Time
Genre: Alternative Rock
Label: Interscope Digital Distribution
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If you are looking for an alternative pop rock band that has an upbeat sound, look no further than Radio Drive. The man behind the magic is the very talented Kevin Gullickson. Starting his musical career with a four song EP, Gullickson has been contacted by several major record companies and Grammy Award winning producers that are interested in his sound...READ MORE...

4/03/2012

Review: Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real – Wasted

Artist: Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real
Title: Wasted
Genre: Progressive Country
Label: Tone Tide Records
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Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real is a progressive country band based out of Venice Beach, California. The band made its start in 2008 and has had several member changes. Now with their new 2012 release, Wasted, this free spirited band has an exciting line up and is better than ever. The current band members are Lukas Nelson (vocals, guitar), Anthony LoGerfo (drums), Tato Melgar (percussion) and Corey McCormick (bass)...READ MORE...

11/27/2011

Review: Sojourn – A Child Is Born

Artist: Sojourn
Title: A Child Is Born
Genre: Holiday/Alternative Rock
Label: Sojourn Music
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Sojourn is a band created from the Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Wanting a different kind of church, they set out with founding member Pastor Mike Cosper to create an environment rich in the arts, church fellowship and worship. Now with three campuses in Louisville, the church has grown, and with it, the band...READ MORE...

8/30/2011

Mike McGuire Releases Country- Americana Classic Beyond The Ark

Louisville, Kentucky-August, 31, 2011- Mike McGuire’s guitar and voice unify to create a new classic for Country and Americana fans to enjoy titled Beyond The Ark...READ MORE...

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