MUSIC REVIEWS

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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Ronnue “Why” (SINGLE)

The newest single by the flamboyantly bombastic Ronnue, is simply titled, “Why.” The track also features Ronnue right from the onset doesn’t mince words, to say the least. The song simply asks the question of why some people seem overly preoccupied with the sex lives of others. Why/are you worried …

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William Maselli’s “Feeling Good About Us” (SINGLE)

William Maselli’s “Feeling Good About Us” from his album release On the Back Nine expresses a welcome note of optimism in a period when hope seems scant. Penned by Steve Brochu, the track hails from the sessions for Brochu’s album Friendly Territory but Maselli interprets the song as if he composed it in white …

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Once Great Escape “Even The Undertaker” (LP)

Even The Undertaker is excited for Once Great Estate’s new album. No, not The Undertaker who was managed by Paul Bearer, but the non-descript undertaker, that Once Great Escape is referencing. Once Great Escape is based in North Florida, and is the brainchild of frontwoman, Tracy Horenbein. They are essentially …

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Luis Mojica “Songs from the Land” (LP)

Some people, even those who know better, roll their eyes when they hear the term “folk music”. It doesn’t refer to indigenous music from different cultures but, instead, the zeitgeist’s image of the stereotypical folky with an acoustic guitar warbling some interminable version of “Pretty Polly” with an optional harmonica …

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King Cole “Your Story Is Mine” (SINGLE)

The life and times of one Andrew “King” Cole are virtually cinematic in scale and scope. His music career spans nearly six decades, and he has packed at least twice that into a truly incredible life. Cole, who lifted his stage name from the most likely source, Nat King Cole, …

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Johanna Rittiner Sermier “Sermier” (SINGLE)

When rock singer Amy Lee of Evanescence first came out on the radio waves back in the late 1990s, it was like hearing the voice of an enchanting fairy. Who was this woman, this ethereal singer that is fueled by multi-octave injections? Cut to now, and the song “Regeden” by …

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Vicious Kitty “No More Waitin’ (Remix)” (SINGLE)

Vicious Kitty, a Washington-based hard rock band, has released a new version of their song “No More Waitin’,” which was originally recorded on their self-titled EP from 2018. Full of invigorating power and musical prowess, “No More Waitin’ (Remix)” is a force to be reckoned with. It’s the kind of …

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