PICK OF THE WEEK

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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Kristen Ford “Grey Sky Blue” (SINGLE)

The frenetic riffs mashed up against the voice of a new generation, Kristen Ford sets the stage for a space-age modern rock sound in the crushing “Grey Sky Blue”. The Nashville-based singer/songwriter is a whirlwind of blasting, distorted guitar and a candy-laced pop vocal. The instant rhythm and the drizzling …

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Swainn “Under a Willow Tree” (LP) 

Arizona based Celtic quartet Swann’s third studio release Under a Willow Tree embraces tradition, but only so far. The four piece, also known as Cockswain, doesn’t adopt a thoroughly purist approach to their songwriting but lovers of Celtic music will appreciate their fluency with the form. It has earned them the status …

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