SHARK-FIN AWARDS

Cozi and Flounder “The Place” (EP)

Ezra Vancil knows about turning lemons into lemonade. The Texan singer/songwriter persevered against the odds and earned his living as a working musician and songwriter before the ongoing pandemic shattered live music and creative opportunities. Vancil absorbed this devastating blow as well as possible given that The Family Songbook, his then …

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God of Love “Do Your Worst” (LP)

In the past couple of years, there’s been nowhere to turn but inward. Inside the house, inside your heart, emotions much like COVID numbers have been on a rollercoaster in the 2020s leading a lot of critics to start calling this decade the dawn of post-romantic surrealism, and listening to …

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Ian Bouras “The Accidental Artist” (SINGLE)

Guitarist and writer Ian Bouras’ latest musical offering, “The Accidental Artist”, is a composition. Bouras wrote the piece for the PVD International Looping Festival and it reflects his long-standing preoccupation with atmospheric and unconventional guitar textures. He utilizes two different Holzer guitars for the performance, as well as an Ebow, …

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BD Gottfried “Onion Doves”  (LP)

BD Gottfried’s musical journey has allowed him opportunities to share the stage with several important musicians. He’s played on the same bill as former Uriah Heep and Lone Star frontman John Sloman and bassist extraordinaire Pino Palladino, among others, and has established himself as one of the preeminent indie vocalists …

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Leo Sawikin “Row Me Away” (LP)

Electrifying us with a leering lead guitar at the onset of a stunningly organic harmony between acoustic strings and a slothful bassline, “A Whole World Waiting” doesn’t disguise its romantic elements very well at all – it wears them on its sleeve quite profoundly. Much as the case is with …

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Bill McBirnie & Bruce Jones “Forever” (LP)

Forever is a seven song collaboration between award-winning flutist Bill McBirnie and singer/songwriter Bruce Jones. Several impressive achievements mark McBirnie’s career but perhaps the most notable are winning all three of the National Flute Association’s competitions in the Soloist, Masterclass, and Big Band categories. Iconic flutist Sir James Galway has picked …

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