MUSIC REVIEWS

Saint Jaimz – Absent Without Love (AWOL)

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Absent-Without-Love-Awol/dp/B079TLDVS3 Saint Jaimz’s “AWOL (Absent Without Love)” exhibits some obvious musical debts, but they are never so heavy handed that Jaimz’s music sounds beholden to his influences. He mixes a variety of approaches with his latest single release, but the bedrock sound is retro-styled R&B with a silky soulful …

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Abby Zotz – Local Honey (LP) 

LAST FM: https://www.last.fm/music/Abby+Zotz/Local+Honey Walking down the sidewalk of a green neighborhood street, Abby Zotz’ new video “Good Bones” starts off the way any other day would in Zotz life; a guitar strung over her back, a smile on her face and a song in her heart just waiting to be …

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Moonshiner’s Daughter by Cindy G.

URL: http://www.cindygbluegrass.com/ The subtle chicken pickin’ of a guitar greets us in the opening seconds of the title track of Moonshiner’s Daughter, the inspiring new bluegrass album from none other than Pennsylvania’s very own Cindy G. She passionately sings “I’m nothing more than a Moonshiner’s Daughter,” and her words echo through the …

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Elsewhere Band release new EP

URL: http://www.elsewhere-band.com/ As a music journalist, a big part of my job is finding the appropriate labels and defining terms to attach to bands and solo artists so that audiences can have an easier time finding what they want to listen to. Classification is essential to categorization, but even though …

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Kanisha K releases Talk is Cheap

I-TUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1412981639?ls=1&app=itunes This is a punchy, feisty new single from Nashville based Kanisha K, a powerful new singer and promising songwriter building a reputation as one of modern country music’s premier young performers. She is sure to increase her public attention with the new single “Talk is Cheap”, a passionate …

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The Silent Wish – Bill McBirnie with Bernie Senensky

URL: http://www.extremeflute.com/ The results are in; The Silent Wish – Bill McBirnie with Bernie Senensky is being called the most important jazz flute record of the late 2010s, and it only takes a casual listen of its twelve sterling songs to see why critics from Toronto to London can’t stop talking about …

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Alberta releases explosive LP entitled MMMMM

BANDCAMP: https://alberta.bandcamp.com/ Alberta is the brainchild of singer/songwriter and Detroit native David Boone and his new album MMMMM, self-released, is an eleven song collection attesting to his idiosyncratic artistic nature. Describing his newest release as the explosion of a single thought overall with the individual songs representing shards of shrapnel, it’s …

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Sarah Clanton drops new album

URL: https://www.sarahclanton.com/ Medicine and law may well be noble professions, but I would argue that no calling is more emotionally taxing and demanding than music is. For fans like most of us, a good song can be the soundtrack to our daily lives; it can be there for our greatest …

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Brother Reverend – The Tables Turn Too Often

URL: http://www.brotherreverend.com/ Employing a more sensitive take on rip roaring American garage rock, Brother Reverend have unleashed a sonic juggernaut in their new album The Tables Turn Too Often, which is available everywhere this September 28th. The Tables Turn Too Often sees Brother Reverend expanding on their trademark sound, which fuses elements from …

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The Fibs release Self-Titled LP

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheFibsOfficial/ A singer/songwriter/musician who says they wrote the lyrics for their new album while reading famed poet Lorca might draw a slightly arched eyebrow from those with antenna raised for possible pretension. The Fibs’ front man, Preston Newberry, isn’t some hipster dilettante however. The self titled second album from his …

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